December 9th, 2013
The 16th Moet British Independent Film Awards took place in London last night. James McAvoy took the Best Actor Award for his role as a corrupt policeman in Filth, a film which shot in Glasgow in early 2012 and received support from Glasgow Film Office.
Glasgow based Sigma Films’ picture Starred Up took the Best Supporting Actor Award and regular visitors to Glasgow Sixteen Films and Friends - Team Loach - took the Special Jury Prize in recognition of their contribution to the work of Ken Loach.
Glasgow Film Office congratulates all involved in Filth, Starred Up and Team Loach (including all the Glasgow based personnel who regularly work with Ken Loach) on their successes.
November 26th, 2013
Organisations across Scotland are invited to apply for funding to host a Traineeship as part of a new scheme to help boost the careers of people interested in working in the arts, screen and creative industries.
£10,000 is available to employ a person aged 20yrs – 30yrs to work full time in a paid new post, for one year.
It’s the intention that these opportunities will offer specific support and clear roles that will enhance Trainees’ employability and it’s anticipated that up to 15 Traineeships will be supported through the new scheme - part of Creative Scotland’s Youth Employment Programme.
Once the host organisations are confirmed, all Traineeships will be advertised on Creative Scotland’s Opportunities site.
Leonie Bell, Acting Director of Creative Development, Creative Scotland, said:
“The new Traineeships scheme aims to help people improve their skills and professional experience and enable them to take the next steps in their chosen profession. At the same time host organisations can benefit from the fresh ideas and enthusiasm. I encourage organisations to apply to host a Trainee.”
The deadline for organisations to apply is 5pm, Monday 20 January 2014. Visit the Creative Scotland’s funding section for more details
November 19th, 2013
The Creative Skillset Drama Training Programme is currently looking for people with the ambition to become a drama script editor. The training position will comprise 26 weeks on-the-job training with unrivalled access to key talent and productions within Scotland.
Designation:Trainee Script Editor
Location: Glasgow & Dumbarton
Contract: 26 weeks Fixed Term/Attachment
Salary: £23,140 PA
The Skillset Drama Training Programme is a pan-industry initiative supported by Skills Development Scotland, Creative Scotland, Creative Skillset, BBC Scotland, BECTU and The European Social Fund via the STUC. Their goal is to create an infrastructure which fosters Scottish talent and helps create a vibrant, competitive and sustainable industry in Scotland, by giving real and valuable on-the-job training.
The Creative Skillset Drama Training Programme is now recruiting for a Trainee Script Editor who is focussed on developing a career in film and television. Applicants must already have some experience of script reading / reporting or scripted production, and must be currently residing at a Scottish address. Script Editors are responsible for working closely with writers and producers to generate creative ideas, and give feedback on treatments and scripts in development and production.
Due to the nature of the funding applicants must be Scottish-based
Applicants must also satisfy ONE of the following requirements:
1 year’s experience of script reading / reporting on a professional level (for an independent production company, broadcaster, screen agency or theatre company)
2 years of professional experience working within film or television production (including development, post production, sales and distribution)
Closing Date: 9am, Monday 9th December 2013
Interviews: Week of 20th January 2014
Expected Start Date: 7th February 2014
For a full job description and application pack please email: DramaTrainingApplications@bectu.org.uk marking the subject of your email ‘TSE Application Request’.
November 18th, 2013
Glasgow Film Office congratulates all the winners at last night’s British Acadamey Scotland Awards. For a full list of winners and pictures of last night’s event, visit the BAFTA Scotland site
November 11th, 2013
Award winning film maker Anthony Baxter will discuss the essential elements required for running a successful crowdfunding campaign. As an increasingly popular method for financing your projects, crowd funding has truly revolutionised independent film funding over the years.
Anthony will provide insights into the full process of crowdfunding by discussing the methods he used for his award winning documentary ‘You’ve Been Trumped’. This provocative film used separate crowdfunding campaigns for both making the film and for distributing at international film festivals. This is a great example of a successful campaign and will offer excellent hints and tips for filmmakers seeking more information in this area.
Date: Thursday 21 November 2013
Venue: Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)
For more information, visit the BAFTA Scotland website
November 6th, 2013
Two lead roles in the upcoming JJ Abrams directed Star Wars: Episode VII are being cast through a UK and Ireland wide search, which arrives in Glasgow November 30th and December 1st. Details about the casting session are available via Twitter.
October 7th, 2013
THIS COURSE IS RUN BY BECTU AND AIMED AT FILM AND TV PRODUCTION PROFESSIONALS.
Without a script there would be no feature film or TV drama production, and so the skills of the script editor are vital to the success of any project. Understanding script analysis and editing is also a fundamental requirement for anyone developing drama projects, whether for TV or film. This two day course, designed and delivered by The Script Factory, lays out the foundations for good practice in all aspects of script, whether that’s writing script reports or developing scripts with individual writers or film-making teams.
The course will include:
• What’s the story and is it worth telling?
• Analysing Structure
• The formal script report and writing development notes
• Discussion of Script
• Running Meetings with Writers
• Dialogue, Visual Grammar & Pace
• Development Tools
This is your chance to increase your skills and put yourself in a position where you can compete for top level employment opportunities.
Who are these courses for:
This training is aimed at individuals working in film & TV who want to become script readers and script editors and anyone interested in developing new projects, whether for film or TV production.
Applicants should be available and actively seeking work in this field - this course is not available to full time students.
Applicants should be based in the Lowlands and Uplands area - please get in touch if you need clarification.
To apply for the Script Editing and Development Skills course simply click this link for more information and an online application.
If you have any queries or would prefer a hard copy application form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be assessed based on suitability for the course.
Places are provided free of charge although successful applicants who do not attend, or do not give more than 24 hours notice of cancellation will be subject to a non-attendance fee of £50
The deadline for applications is 0930, Friday 18th October
September 24th, 2013
Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th November 2013 in MediaCityUK, Salford.
Salford Media Festival brings together over 500 media professionals, ranging from traditional and new media content creators to commissioners, producers, policy makers and broadcasters.
Celebrating 20 years as the Nations and Regions Media Conference, Salford Media Festival promises to showcase new work and provide a wider international perspective.
The festival will also enable delegates to:
- Have the opportunity to hear about the latest trends and issues affecting the media sector
- Network with a range of professionals passionate about the shape and future evolution of the media in all its forms
The festival will also allow the next generation of media professionals to discover how to succeed in a fast moving business, as well as to showcase their talent to key players in the sector.
For more information click here
September 4th, 2013
Following on from screenings at Telluride, Venice and Toronto, Under the Skin will be in official competition at this year’s London Film Festival (October 9 - 20th). The film, which is produced by Gillian Berrie of local production outfit Sigma Films, stars Scarlett Johansson as an alien in human form on a muderous journey throughout Scotland. The film shot in Glasgow in late 2011 and availed of support from Glasgow Film Office through our Facilities Support grant.
Berrie will be competing against herself as producer of another film in the competition line up, Starred Up, the latest from regular Berrie collaborator, director David Mackenzie.
September 2nd, 2013
Check Screen Academy Scotland’s website for details on these courses and many others.
Oct 2013: Writers’ Factory Intro to Screenwriting (22 weeks)
Wed eves: 6-8pm
Dates: Oct 2nd 2013 – Mar 19th 2014
Cost: £250 (£200 concessions)
Tutor: Nigel Smith, producer & screenwriter
Study the craft of screenwriting and learn how to professionally format your screenplay, workshop your ideas with your peers and receive feedback on your writing. By the end of the course you will have developed and written a 10 minute screenplay.
Jan 2014: PG Cert Screenwriting – recruiting now for January 2013
The Postgraduate Certificate in Screenwriting is a seven-month course which combines online learning, guided script development and two live group workshops in Edinburgh. One of which takes place in mid-June during the Edinburgh International Film Festival. As part of your course you will be given a free Student Pass to EIFF where you can attend ten days’ worth of screenings, master-classes, workshops and industry events.
Online Script Development 2013-14
Dates: 10 months, entry on a rolling basis
Fee: £1,300 / £1040 concessions
This pioneering screenwriting consultancy service covers the project development of a feature film from initial idea to third draft screenplay. The service consists of extremely practical and extensive online lessons covering the essential areas of craft needed to write a screenplay in any genre. But, more importantly, the script development is structured around six milestones for the successful applicant to reach, guiding him or her through the various stages of writing a screenplay.
TRY BEFORE YOU BUY! Interested in this course, but not sure if it’s right for you? Why not try a free Skype session with the tutor Brian McGill. Email email@example.com to book your session.