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10 films that should have won the Best Picture Oscar

Posted on: 25/09/2014
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The glitz and glamour of The Oscars draws the biggest names in cinema and billions of viewers worldwide. Despite this the Academy doesn’t always get it right. We look at the 10 films that they criminally overlooked for the Best Picture Oscar   Taxi Driver (1976) Martin Scorsese’s unflinching and compelling portrayal of an isolated […]

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How to produce client films

Posted on: 24/09/2014

At Collaborative Media we specialise in creating documentaries centred on particular industries. We will interview several industry leading companies to get the latest developments, breakthroughs and news. Our programmes are broadcast on Sky Channel Information TV. In addition to the programme we also produce a film that is tailored to each contributing company. These can […]

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Top 10 films shot and set in Scotland (we excluded Braveheart)

Posted on: 23/09/2014
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Scotland’s decision not to leave was like almost being dumped by a girlfriend you’d been taking for granted. Scotland, we will never take you for granted again. To prove it here are the top ten films shot and set in Scotland. 10. Skyfall Bond has been a British institution since Ian Fleming dipped his quill […]

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BFI London Film Festival

Posted on: 22/09/2014
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What do Tom Hanks, Mickey Rourke and David Copperfield have in common with The London Film Festival? They’re all 58 years old, with The BFI London Film Festival ageing better than them all. From 8-19th October, 248 films will be screened across 17 London venues. Many of the films and events will be held at […]

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5 more tips for professional blogging

Posted on: 19/09/2014

Keep your old posts visible If you’re blogging every day you will quickly build up an archive of articles. If you’re not careful, readers will only see your top few blog posts. If using WordPress, you include widgets which list your top read posts, or your most recent posts. This is an unthreatening way to […]

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5 tips for professional blogging

Posted on: 18/09/2014

Take advantage of the knowledge around you While I am in charge of the blog, you may have noticed guest posts from some of our film-makers. One wrote a great piece about what life is actually like for a working filmmaker. I also got all of the filmmakers giving advice on how they got into […]

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Who are the main film distributors in the UK?

Posted on: 17/09/2014

Artificial Eye Specialises in world cinema and art-house films. The quality of productions means they are successful in film festivals and they have released more Cannes Film Festival winners than any other UK distributor. They distributed Clio Barnard’s fantastic social realist film The Selfish Giant. This was produced by Moonspun Films and won an array […]

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The best resources for UK filmmakers

Posted on: 16/09/2014

Film London: Microwave They offer advice on developing and producing micro-budget films. They will produce up to 6 features, with budgets at £150,000. This scheme tends to be based at writer/ directors. http://www.filmlondon.org.uk/microwave Britfilms.com Run by the British Council, this website provides info, including a catalogue of British Films. It also has a directory of […]

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How to Overcome Challenges on shoots

Posted on: 15/09/2014

Breakfast in a box Many modern hotel chains no longer cook hot breakfasts and instead provide hungry travelers with ‘Breakfast Boxes’, containing things like cereal, yogurt and muffins. While this is still nice, most crews really want a hefty, hot breakfast to fuel up for a long shoot. Get up early, test your equipment and […]

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The best networking events for UK filmmakers

Posted on: 12/09/2014
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Raindance – Boozin’n’Schmoozin’ This is a relaxed monthly meet-up for filmmakers. Entry is free to Raindance members, otherwise it’s £5. Envy Post Production, 46 Foley Street, London, W1W 7TY. Tickets booked through: party@raindance.co.uk   Shooting People– Shooters in the Pub This is held on the first Monday of every month for Shooting People members. There […]

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