Creative/Media

Hustings will give Bristol’s creative and tech firms chance to quiz Metro Mayor hopefuls

March 24, 2017
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Hustings will give Bristol’s creative and tech firms chance to quiz Metro Mayor hopefuls

Bristol’s tech and creative businesses will get the opportunity to find out the views of the candidates in May’s West of England Metro Mayoral election at a special hustings next month. All six candidates to declare so far have promised to attend the event and put forward their views on the sectors,...

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Creative sector focus: West’s star rises as location for TV and film industry – but challenges are appearing

March 22, 2017
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Bottle Yard Studios exterior

A combination of tax breaks, talent and location choices has lured UK and US film and TV production firms to the West of England over recent years – sparking a dramatic episode of growth for the regional industry’s fortunes. Bristol alone is now the third largest film and television centre in Britain and...

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Innovation, talent and global reach of West of England’s TV sector celebrated at RTS Awards

March 22, 2017
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Innovation, talent and global reach of West of England’s TV sector celebrated at RTS Awards

The West of England’s television community turned out in force last Sunday evening to celebrate their work over the past 12 months. Hosted by Countryfile’s Anita Rani, the Royal Television Society West of England Awards, in association with Evolutions Bristol, took place at the Bristol Old Vic. Guests at...

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Hat-trick of awards for Bristol arts venues shows city’s commitment to reaching wider audiences

March 22, 2017
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Hat-trick of awards for Bristol arts venues shows city’s commitment to reaching wider audiences

Five Bristol cultural organisations are celebrating after seeing off stiff competition to win three coveted national awards between them from organisers of the Get Creative Family Arts Festival 2016. Music venue St George’s scooped two awards – for Best Family Welcome and Best Age-Friendly Event – while the Architecture...

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Event: Bristol National Union of Journalists – Local News Matters

March 22, 2017
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Event: Bristol National Union of Journalists – Local News Matters

In an era of Facebook, fake news and free content, how are the West of England’s media organisations maintaining standards and keeping the region in the know? The Bristol branch of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) tackles this issue head-on at an event on Friday as part of...

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Coming soon . . . Creative Business News sector focuses on professional services and digital experience/UX

March 22, 2017
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Coming soon . . . Creative Business News sector focuses on professional services and digital experience/UX

Continuing Creative Business News’ series of in-depth articles focussing on the region’s creative industries, our editorial team is inviting contributions in the form of news stories, opinion and comment relating to the professional services that support the creative sector and digital experience/UX for our next two monthly features. We will be looking at how these...

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Overseas expansion and paid search growth at Flourish earn it brace of top marketing award shortlistings

March 22, 2017
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Overseas expansion and paid search growth at Flourish earn it brace of top marketing award shortlistings

Bristol digital and design agency Flourish is in the running for two prestigious Performance Marketing Awards. The nominations in Best Paid Search Campaign and the Global Excellence categories are the result of the Flourish’s recent expansion into two international markets – the UAE and Australia. The nominations are the...

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Bottle Yard Studios’ green screen technology lures back CBeebies’ Andy for another adventure

March 22, 2017
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Bottle Yard Studios’ green screen technology lures back CBeebies’ Andy for another adventure

Children’s television favourite Andy Day has returned to Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios to film a new series of Andy’s Safari Adventures for CBeebies. Produced by the BBC’s world-renowned Natural History Unit – also based in Bristol – Andy’s Safari Adventures is a co-commission from CBeebies in the UK and...

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Ethical PR consultancy Greenhouse appoints ex-Bristol 2015 head of media to lead its city office

March 22, 2017
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Ethical PR consultancy Greenhouse appoints ex-Bristol 2015 head of media to lead its city office

Former Grayling associate director Helen Bell has joined specialist PR agency Greenhouse to head its Bristol office. Helen, pictured, who was also head of PR & media for Bristol 2015 Ltd – the company behind the city’s year as European Green Capital – arrives at Greenhouse as it continues...

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MA programme to create next generation of creative producers launched by UWE and Watershed

March 22, 2017
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MA programme to create next generation of creative producers launched by UWE and Watershed

UWE Bristol and Watershed have launched a master’s course in creative producing, inspired by the internationally-recognised work of the Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio creative hub. Starting this September, the course has been developed in response to the growing demand for ‘creative producers’ in the creative industries, spanning film, theatre,...

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From the West of England to the weird and wonderful of SXSW

March 22, 2017
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From the West of England to the weird and wonderful of SXSW

Many of the West of England’s most talented creative and tech experts have just returned from Austin, Texas, having attended the annual SXSW Festival. So what is it about the mix of music, film and tech that keeps them going back every year? Creative Business News asked Gabby Shaw,...

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My Creative Life: Benjamin Scrase, graphics and technical co-ordinator, Floating Harbour Films

March 21, 2017
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My Creative Life: Benjamin Scrase, graphics and technical co-ordinator, Floating Harbour Films

Each fortnight Creative Business News gives a prominent member of the region’s creative sector the chance to reflect on their career, their work and their ambitions by answering 10 questions about themselves. Name: Benjamin Scrase Job title: Graphics and technical co-ordinator Current company: Floating Harbour Films Age: 23 My...

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New creative director for digital marketing agency Bray Leino Yucca

March 21, 2017
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New creative director for digital marketing agency Bray Leino Yucca

Bristol-based digital and direct marketing agency Bray Leino Yucca has welcomed Justin Ballantine as a new creative director. Justin, pictured, has joined after more than six years working at employer branding specialist ThirtyThree in Bristol, where he was head of creative. At Bray Leino Yucca he will focus on creative...

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