BBC Studioworks, a commercial subsidiary of the BBC, today re-opens the studio doors to the ‘home of British television’ at the Television Centre site in Central London September 2017: Television Centre, originally opened in 1960 and the biggest TV production facility of its kind in the world at the time, has been undergoing major redevelopment…

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Pocket Films has launched The Camera Map – the innovative resource for anyone looking to hire or buy professional cameras for film, broadcast or video productions in the UK. It is launched as a web site and a printed guide.

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Which is the best camera? A budget Canon DSLR or an Arri Alexa Mini? A comparison between low-end and high-end cameras explored, courtesy of Simon Cade and DSLRguide. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSp46ZxHXXI&feature=em-subs_digest Published on 25 Feb 2017 Which is the best camera? A budget Canon DSLR or an Arri Alexa Mini? Cheap Camera comparison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_Eg3… Download the…

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New additions to the 2015 updated site include  Tower Bridge TV Studios, Kentish Town Studios, Pinewood Studio Wales, The London Studios, MenaMedia UK, Dairy Studios and Parkside Mediahouse. Do mention “The Studio Map” when contacting these facilities!

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Pocket Films are supporting our friends at Flickreel who have created a brand new online movie magazine, which is beautifully designed, easy to use and has a strong emphasis on video-based content: www.flickreel.com

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The 12th edition of the pocket guide for the UK’s screening rooms and cinemas for hire was published this summer. Distributed inside Televisual, Screen and Broadcast magazines, the handy printed guide sits alongside it’s web site and provides a comprehensive resource for screening venues. The printed guide is free and obtainable by sending a SAE to Pocket Films.

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BBC News reports Pinewood Studios Wales will be based at the former Energy Centre building in Wentloog and will form part of the company’s global network. The deal was announced on Monday by First Minister Carwyn Jones and Pinewood Shepperton chief executive Ivan Dunleavy. The Welsh government hopes the 180,000 sq ft complex will generate an estimated £90m for the economy. Click for link to BBC News

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The second edition of the pocket guide features newly added studios including The Worx (pictured above), Brunswick Studios, Twickenham Studios, Malcolm Ryan Studios, Princess, Chromacode Studios, Wimbledon Studios, IMG Studios, Millbank Studios, Silver Road Studiosand Elstree Studios and other studios outside of the London area.

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The web site now includes several studios outside of the London/southeast area, including dock10, Titanic Studios, Studio Fàs, Millennium Studios, Studio81, Film City Glasgow, The Bottle Yard and Farm Studio. Additional regional studios will be included soon.

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