The winners of the 2023 BAFTA Film Awards have been announced with All Quiet on the Western Front winning seven BAFTAs: Best Film; Director for Edward Berger; Film Not in the English Language; Adapted Screenplay; Cinematography; Original Score and Sound. The Banshees of Inisherin won four BAFTAs: Outstanding British Film; Original Screenplay; Supporting Actor for Barry Keoghan and Supporting Actress for Kerry Condon. Elvis won four BAFTAs: Leading Actor for Austin Butler; Casting; Costume Design and Make Up & Hair. Everything Everywhere All At Once won Editing; Avatar: The Way of Water won Special Visual Effects; and Babylon won Production Design. The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse won the British Short Animation award; while the BAFTA for British Short Film was won by An Irish Goodbye.
Elwen Rowlands, CEO and Co-Founder of Little Door Productions, and Executive Producer of The Pact, explains the genesis of the second series of the BBC drama. The BBC had commissioned Little Door Productions to develop scripts for a second series of The Pact well before the first series aired. Our series two journey began back in 2020 on the technical recce for series one. Little Door also hired Dandi.org and through them brought in a diversity script consultant – Connor Allen to advise on the scripts. This second series is more gothic and heightened than series one, but similarly explores what happens when ordinary people are thrown into extraordinary situations and how sometimes it’s the absence of truth that binds us together.5 months ago Televisual
BBC Factual has announced three new series from BBC Studios Natural History Unit for BBC One, BBC Two and iPlayer. Mammals, a 6 x 60’ series for BBC One and iPlayer, is made by BBC Studios Natural History Unit and co-produced by France Televisions, ZDF and BBC America. It was commissioned by Jack Bootle, Head of Commissioning, Specialist Factual and Sreya Biswas, Head of Natural History, BBC Commissioning. Big Little Journeys Big Little Journeys is a new three-part series for BBC Two and iPlayer following six tiny animals as they travel across rainforests, mountains and wetlands. Big Little Journeys, a 3 x 60’ series for BBC Two and iPlayer, is made by BBC Studios Natural History Unit and co-produced by PBS.1 month ago Televisual
UKTV has released its latest performance figures with free streaming service UKTV Play growing direct-to-consumer views by over a quarter and added a further one million registered users. UKTV Play has undergone product updates and a major brand refresh, while thousands of hours of new content have been added to the service, resulting in growth of over a quarter. In September UKTV Play underwent a full rebrand and towards the end of 2022 the service began to transition content to HD. UKTV Play also added one million registered users in 2022 to reach 6.45m. We’ve invested more into originations on W and Yesterday and ramped up acquisition to build a deeper offering on UKTV Play.2 months ago Televisual
Philip Barantini’s feature film Boiling Point is coming to BBC One and iPlayer as a new drama series, produced by Ascendant Fox, Matriarch Productions and Made Up Productions. When it was first released as a film in 2021, Boiling Point won four BIFAs, two National Film Awards and four Taormina Film Festival Awards. Food will fly and tears will fall!”Rebecca Ferguson, executive producer for the BBC, says: “Like many others, I was stunned by the absolute thrill ride that was Boiling Point. Bart Ruspoli of Ascendant Films and Hester Ruoff from Burton Fox Films joined forces to form Ascendant Fox after the success of Boiling Point. He then moved behind the camera and has directed features like Boiling Point and TV shows such as The Responder and Malpractice.5 months ago Televisual
A survey released today by Production Is Broken, an anonymous group set up by editorial and production management freelancers in unscripted TV, shows high levels of dissatisfaction among production management workers. The survey was responded to by almost 1000 UK TV production management staff and freelancers in unscripted, following ‘negative reaction’ to the recent “Behind Every BAFTA” campaign that didn’t include production management in the list of behind the scenes jobs that go into making Bafta-winning content. The report highlights high levels of job dissatisfaction as 84.3% of respondents had either left Production Management or considered leaving the department. Production companies opting to ‘sacrifice Production Secretaries from budgets in favour of additional Researchers and other editorial resources’ was a common example provided by a number of respondents. Responses to the survey pointed towards a desire for increased openness and accountability about sharing experiences at Production companies and with Broadcasters.1 month ago Televisual