With the election almost over, those who work within the creative industries may wonder what the outcome of the election may bring. We thought it might be useful to see what promises each party is making to the creative sectors.
Things seem to be changing in the worlds of the Commercial Producers. As of a few years ago the commercials guys did their thing and the TV world quietly got on with theirs. If you read the latest edition of Televisual (which happens to be the top 30 commercial producer edition), amongst the usual stats there was an interesting question posed. What else are you doing outside TV & Cinema ads?
The world of cloud based accounting is moving fast and the ability to store and access your data from anywhere has been grasped by all the big players in the accounting software world with no expense spared in creating new and ‘exciting’ products for us all to use. We are encouraged to Jettison our old desktop shackled program, and embrace the brave new world of “the cloud”.
Making Independent films in the UK is a tough task and trying to get them funded sometimes feels like the impossible. Then along came Indiegogo and Kickstarter with the Crowdfunding revolution and the promise of getting your film financed (or at least partially) appeared much more achievable.
Whilst our creative industries have been pre occupied with the fall out of Brexit the government initiative to boost training, the Apprentice Levy, seems to have slipped through unnoticed.
The EIS scheme has been a very popular method for attracting investment throughout the media sector for several years.
Since the historic referendum outcome on Friday the 24nd of June, there has been a lot of speculation about what the potential effects of Brexit could be. “Praemonitus, praemunitus” or “Forearmed is forewarned” could be a good phrase to repeat to one’s self when thinking about what could happen next and how that could affect the Media and Tech sector.
The Chancellor no doubt saw this budget as an excellent opportunity to reinforce why you should trust the government on all things (Brexit especially). He delivered a budget that he claimed “put the next generation first” and would make the UK “Fit for the future”.
The Gunn report is ‘the global index of creative excellence’ in advertising and offers us a chance to see just where the UK sits in comparison to the rest of the world. There has always been a perception that the UK punches well above its weight in terms of awards and creative output, but is this actually true?
Networking is an important part of life for every business man or woman.
On Wednesday 30th September Rich Nicholas was asked to take part in a question and answer session at the UK and Mexico co-production forum during the Raindance Film Festival. Below Rich shares his thoughts on a few of the common themes from the session.
If we were to jump forward a good few years into the future would you be reading this blog, or watching it? It’s an interesting question as the meteoric rise of online video dominates the world of content marketing.
The TV industry packs its bags in a matter of days and decamps to Cannes for the MIPCOM festival. Where we would usually be enjoying a glass or two of Rosé and talking about the work on show, it feels that the decision by MP John Whittingdale to ask OFCOM to review the Terms of Trade will put a dampener on the event.