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Creative Freelancers Future in the UK.

The Creative Industries Federation this week published the results of the survey we asked BCre8ive members and supporters to fill in earlier this year.  You can download the full report HERE. The survey involved 700 freelancers from across the Creative … Continue reading

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What now for UK Education for Our Screens?

In the last month PACT have published a report highlighting the problems with UK independent film production. Last week Screen International published interviews with UK sales agents talking about a system that is broken. The number of UK independent films … Continue reading

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Creatives’ Futures in the UK

Following our own ‘Expanding the Creative Piepline’ response to the government’s Industrial Strategy document this blog looks at the responses of two of the major Creative Industries representative’s responses to the consultation.  The Creative Industries Council CIC), is a government … Continue reading

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Freelancers Survey – Time for a Voice

The Creative Industries Federation has just issued a survey for freelancers. Why should you, as a freelancer, fill it in – apart from the fact that it’ll only take 10-15 minutes? We freelancers are, according to Creative Skillset, 43% of … Continue reading

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UK Challenge Fund for the Creative Industries?

The Innovate and AHRC Challenge Fund for supporting innovation in the UK is currently being drawn up. Here are the suggestions published in various workshops around the UK over the two weeks for why the Creatives Industries fit the Funds … Continue reading

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Four Solutions for the Creative Industries

Following on from last week’s blog this article looks at some possible solutions to the issues identified in ‘Four Key issues for the Creative Industries’. Several people have commented on the fact that some of the issues I raised in … Continue reading

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Four Issues for the Creative Industries.

As the government and nearly everyone else starts to look at what Brexit means, it feels like a great time to review where the Creative Industries(C.I.) are going, and what we can do to improve and support the second largest … Continue reading

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VR Basics for Storytellers

This blog sets out the basic  issues you need to take on board as an animator, writer or developer looking to explore and create in the new Virtual Reality(VR) spaces.  VR is developing fast and  the opportunities for storytelling are … Continue reading

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“So Surprise Us’ – Collingwood & Co

This blog highlights the work of one of BCre8ive’s Lab partners Collingwood & Co.  They are an established animation company with a 25 year history of making award-winning animated series and specials, to critical acclaim around the world.  Series include … Continue reading

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‘Green Shoots for Family Films’

At the Children’s Media Conference (CMC) on Thursday  7th July I chaired  a session on the prospects and future of family films being produced in the UK.  On the panel with me were Pauline Burt(CEO Film Cymru/Wales); Ansgar Ahlers (director … Continue reading

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