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Welcome to our quarterly newsletter October 2021

Featuring Norfolk Screen updates, training opportunities and sponsorship news. 

WE ARE YOUR ONE STOP SHOP FOR SCREEN FRIENDLY PRODUCTION IN NORFOLK
As always Norfolk Screen has been incredibly busy since our last newsletter.
 
We continue to see an increase in production enquiries which is fantastic, as well as an upsurge in new registrations on our locations, Facilities and Services and Cast and Crew Directories. 

We love being able to showcase the services and talent the region has to offer, so please do keep spreading the news about the service and sign up if you haven’t already done so. 

We would also love to point you in the direction of a short interview we recently completed with the EDP about Norfolk Screen which you can read here.  
 
NORFOLK SCREEN TALKS

We hosted a Writing Comedy for TV Talk last month which welcomed Laurence Rickard (Actor & Co-Creator of BBC’s –Ghosts, Bill, Yonderland, Horrible Histories), Helen Serafinowicz (Co-Creator & Screenwriter – Motherland) and Phoebe Walsh (Actress & Writer – Ted Lasso & Four Weddings and a Funeral).  This insightful, fun and entertaining event explored the writers process whilst providing tips from their own experiences. We were delighted that over 470 people registered for tickets for this event which we are able to offer for free thanks to our amazing sponsors: University of East Anglia, National Centre for Writing and Kofra Coffee

So what is next on the event front I hear you ask.... Well keep an eye out on our website for some more exciting events that will be coming up soon! 
NORFOLK SCREEN NEW LOCATION DIRECTORY! 
 
Last month saw Norfolk Screen launch its new online Location Directory licenced from Openbrolly. This particular piece of software is well known to location managers, productions and producers so we are thrilled that we have been able bring it to Norfolk to help showcase the wonderful locations the region has on its doorstep and enhance the search for such - all with the endeavour to encourage more  production in the region.

As we know that productions are using our website we are so keen to continue to build our Location Directory to ensure that we are showcasing the best Norfolk has to offer for those looking to film in the region. All Public Locations can register for free. For Private Locations there is a small annual fee of £75. Why not sign up your location here today.
AWARDS BUZZ....
Norfolk shines bright at this year's 2021 BFI London Film Festival with two Norfolk shot films making a star studded appearance on the red carpet.  
 
The 65th BFI London Film Festival returns this October (6th - 17th) and as part of its 2021 line up are two deliciously shot Norfolk films that include Spencer and The Souvenir Part II. Both of these films are generating award buzz with particular reference to Kristen Stewart's performance as Princess Diana Spencer which was shot in Hunstanton and the Breckland region.  Directed by Pablo Larraín the film follows Princess Diana's decision to leave Prince Charles whilst spending the Christmas holiday with the Royal Family at Sandringham House in Norfolk. UK Producer, Paul Webster explained Filming in Norfolk was such a wonderful experience. Norfolk Screen were instrumental in helping us source our local crew who worked tirelessly and with unending enthusiasm, and everywhere we went we were supported and made to feel so welcome. We also had excellent access to world-class, unspoilt locations – from winding country roads to the stunning North Norfolk coast. Watching the sun rise on the sands of Hunstanton beach made the early starts that much easier. I am already looking out for an excuse to return." 
 
Sharing the limelight is The Souvenir Part II which stars the always brilliant Tilda Swinton and her daughter Honor Swinton Bryne. This film is already receiving an abundance of critical claim where it premiered at Cannes earlier this year with Chief Film Critic Peter Bradshaw (The Guardian) noting this "highly-autobiographical study of a young film-maker is less detached, more emotionally engaging, as we enter Julie’s world for a second time". This film was directed by Joanna Hogg and was shot at various locations in Norfolk including
Raynham Hangar Studios (RHS) and Kings Lynn.  Producer of both Souvenir films Luke Schiller explained "Working at RHS worked so well for The Souvenir that we had no hesitation in returning to film the sequel, which is set for release later this year. There was a marked growth in availability of local film technicians between filming part one and part two, which made the decision to return to Norfolk even easier. Crispin did an incredible job of linking the production to local services and community.  And working away from the hurly burly and stress of London allowed us to focus calmly on what really matters - making the film in a creative and focused environment".
 
Norfolk Screen is of course delighted to see films shot in the region hitting the big screens and winning critical praise all over the world. For all those producers and budding filmmakers reading this, why not make Norfolk your next filming destination. 
SPONSORSHIP NEWS
We are delighted to receive continued support from our current Gold Sponsor CAMA and ARRI Rental as our new Silver Sponsor along with Tysers who have become a Bronze Sponsor of our service. We are incredibly grateful to receive such generous support from these fantastic companies whose sponsorship help us to continue to develop and deliver our service for free. 
 

CAMA works with film & TV productions providing secure storage, asset management software and sustainability services.  

Their unique online storage solution can save your production valuable time and money, as well as reducing waste. Locate your assets from your desk and they can be back on set within 24 hours. CAMA are also experts at reusing or recycling your sets, props and costumes in a seamless and thorough way, thereby supporting sustainability in film and TV.

ARRI Rental is a leading provider of camera, grip, and lighting equipment to the feature film, television, and advertising markets.

With sister facilities in North America and across Europe, ARRI Rental’s mission is to be instrumental in realizing the creative visions of international filmmakers and content producers by providing first-class equipment and an unsurpassed level of service. The group’s combined resources and expertise allow ARRI Rental to develop and roll out exclusive, proprietary products. These include the ALEXA 65, the only true 65 mm digital cinema camera system, as well as diverse and customizable lens options across all formats.

Tysers are one of the UK’s leading media insurance brokers, offering bespoke packages to our industry.

We work with many of the biggest names in the media industry and design insurance programmes that are responsive to their emerging and complex needs and requirements.

Tysers bring together some of the world’s most passionate, knowledgeable and  skilled risk and specialty insurance professionals to manage the many issues facing our clients today.

Our Entertainment team cover all areas of the sector, including media, film, television, music and events as well as more specific media sectors including audio production companies, freelancers, post-production, VFX, SFX, outside broadcast, facilities and hire companies. For more information click here.

Our thanks also extend to Facilities by ADF and Dipple and Conway who have also demonstrated their support of our service by becoming Norfolk Screen Sponsors. We would also like to thank Together Accounting and Leathes Prior for their invaluable in kind support. 
 
CALL FOR SPONSORSHIP

To sustain the NORFOLK SCREEN service and be able to offer free registration to our regional talent & services, we are seeking additional Sponsors to support our work and in turn, we will support yours! To find out about the Sponsorship packages available please get in touch with us at info@norfolkscreen.co.uk
DONATION DRIVE
Norfolk Screen CIC is a not-for-profit company so all funds generated go towards the running of the service. To enable us to develop and sustain our delivery we are looking for your support by donating what you can, if you can….no matter how small, every penny counts.  We would be incredibly grateful for any help you can provide as a little goes along way. Please click here if you can donate to our ongoing cause to promote Norfolk as a go to filming destination, thereby creating more job opportunities and screen talent development in the region.  
INDUSTRY NEWS

Banjay Brightbulb - Got great ideas? Want to work in TV? NO experience necessary. They are offering paid internship at Banjay Brightbulb. Click here to find out more and apply. Closing date for applications is the 15th October 2021.

The BAFTA Qualifying
Norwich Film Festival returns this November. With an incredible selection of short films be sure to check out this outstanding festival. 

Lexhag VFX who have a base in Norfolk have recruited Tom Lewis as managing director. Lewis joins Lexhag from Create Ad Group, where he was executive director. Welcome to the new role Tom. More information can be found
here. 

Applications are now open for the Emerging Indie Fund 2021, an opportunity for indies in the Nations and Regions to receive slate development funding and increased access to commissioners and other departments within Channel 4. The scheme aims to support the indie sector, and nurture emerging indie talent from the Nations and Regions and help them to grow their business through Channel 4 investment. More information can be found here

INDUSTRY TRAINING
Take part in online events, training courses, and online learning with the national provider ScreenSkills. With a number of courses including Coronavirus Basic Awareness on Production Training, Unconscious Bias Training, and a plethora of outstanding courses for those in the screen industry this is the perfect time to upskill - you can learn more here.

Also WeAreAlbert is offering a number of free training courses that helps industry colleagues to live and work sustainably by providing an optimistic, science-based, solution-centric and enjoyable introduction to the environmental challenges we face. Click here for more information. 


Would you like to learn how to be an assistant Location Manager? Well apply by 10th October for the leading Training course developed by the fantastic Harriet Lawrence (The Personal History of David Copperfield). You can sign up here

For those aged 16 - 19 check out the BFI Film Academy which is heading to Norwich this October. Deadline to join this course is the 12th October. More information can be found here
Want to become part of a more sustainable film and TV industry?

Take a deep dive into the facts and figures which show the impact our TV industry has on the environment and a few key improvements seen with 
Albert's Annual Review for 2020-21.  You can also join Creative England for their next virtual crew networking event on 7th October, which will focus on what our industry is doing to combat the climate crisis. 

GET YOURSELF NOTICED ON THE NORFOLK SCREEN DATABASE.

The Norfolk Screen Database now has 190 registered on the Cast & Crew directory and over 100 on the Facilities & Services directory. Let's keep building on this together! PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AND ENCOURAGE THOSE YOU KNOW BASED IN THE REGION TO REGISTER THEIR SERVICES HERE FOR FREE. 

UPDATE: Those who have registered on our Directories, please ensure that you read our latest Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy as these have recently been updated. We would like to capture the diversity of our membership.

As stated in our Privacy Policy we will not share the Sensitive Personal Data which you provide to us with any third parties unless you have provided us with your explicit consent to do so.
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