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News Archive for August, 2011

  • British Library events for Filmmakers

    In September The British Library are running a series of events designed specifically for the film and TV industry: Monday 5 September Sheffield Doc/Fest meet-up A networking event for followers of the festival. Come and network with documentary film makers and learn about how the Library’s collections can help you. Wednesday 7 September Film, […]

  • EUscreen International Conference on Use and Creativity

    The second EUscreen International Conference on Use and Creativity in the audio-visual domain takes place at the National Library of Sweden, Stockholm, on September 15-16, 2011. Attendance is free, but registration is required at Highlights from the programme The conference will present its participants with a varied mix of keynote lectures and case studies […]

  • PrestoCentre Training Course 2011

    Please note that registration is open till 2 September 2011 The audiovisual (AV) record of the 20th century is at risk, with digitisation being a solution, but this created a new problem: the preservation of digital AV content. Managers and technical staff of the AV industry need to be knowledgeable of, and understand how to […]

  • John and Joy Chittock Research Room opens

    A new research room for film and television scholars was today opened at the University of East Anglia’s East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA). This follows the donation of personal papers and material reflecting the life and work of internationally respected writer and producer John Chittock and his late wife Joy. Some of their collection will […]

  • BFI Statistical Yearbook 2011

    The British Film Institute (BFI ) has announced the results of its 2011 Statistical Yearbook, an authoritative snapshot of the film landscape in the UK over the last 12 months. Headline statistics in the Yearbook include: 62% of the UK population said they went to the cinema at least once a year, up from 60% […]

  • Are You ERA Compliant?

    Are You ERA Compliant? The Educational Recording Agency’s licensing scheme, run in partnership with UK broadcasters, enables UK educational institutions to record copyrighted broadcast material for use in teaching and research. In addition to holding the license itself institutions are required to meet certain conditions in order to remain compliant. You can find further details […]

  • Online debate on media reform

    A four-week, online debate on critical issues surrounding reform of the media – covering media plurality, privacy, regulation and democracy  – has been launched by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), Our Kingdom, Liberal Conspiracy and Liberal Democrat Voice. Over the next four weeks the website will feature articles and blog contributions looking, in […]

  • BUFVC Top 20 TV and Radio Programme Requests 2010/2011

    From 1st August 2010 to 31st July 2011, the top 20 requests made from the Off Air Recording Back-Up Service are dominated by social care and economic issues. 1. HOW DO THEY DO IT? (FIVE) View TRILT record or watch now on BoB National For more information please go to the Channel 5 site 2. […]

  • BBC4 Series – The Story of British Pathe

    Starting this Thursday 18th August at 21.00 with The Birth of News, BBC4 are launching a four part series looking at the history of British Pathe. Over the next month each hour long episode will explore a different aspect of British Pathe’s production history starting with newsreels and continuing with the ‘voice of Pathe’. Each […]

  • TV schedule to change for riot discussions

    Television schedules are being changed to accommodate discussions on the recent riots. BBC 1 is producing a Panorama Special – The August Riots – in which John Sweeney will report on the rioting. Scheduled for broadcast on Monday, 15 August at 8.30 pm. Question Time will interrupt its summer break to return on Thursday, 11 […]