Creative/Media

Video: Wallace & Gromit take a rest as Aardman unveils latest cinema release

October 4, 2011
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Aardman, the Bristol-based animation studio best known for its Wallace and Gromit characters, has released a new trailer for its latest yuletide movie – Arthur Christmas (see video below). The CGI-animated film, which will be in cinemas from November 11, features the voices of a who’s-who of British acting...

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Media: Bristol’s Bottle Yard uncorks first tenant

September 30, 2011
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The first permanent tenant for Bristol’s Bottle Yard film and TV production centre has been signed up. 24-7 Drama has supplied broadcast equipment to many productions in the South West including Dr Who, Skins and Torchwood. Director Graham Hawkins said: “With branches in West London, Cardiff and Manchester, the...

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South West Screen boss named as first Creative England chief

September 20, 2011
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From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com The chief executive of South West Screen has been named as the first CEO of the new organisation charged with promoting the film industry in England. Caroline Norbury will take charge of Creative England at the start of October after nine years as head of...

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Media: Innovative digital agency brings art to online gamers

September 15, 2011
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An online game that takes contemporary art out of the gallery and into the world of interactive gaming has been produced by Thought Den, an increasingly successful Bristol creative digital agency. The agency, whose work includes a game called Fire Kills for the Central Office of Information and another...

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Media: Major festival premiere for Bristol-made film

September 8, 2011
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The first of the three Bristol-made iFeatures films to reach completion, In the Dark Half, is to have its world premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London on October 3. The ghost story, starring Tony Curran, Lyndsey Marshal and Jessica Barden, is set in Bristol’s southern suburbs and...

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Social media pays off for West hotel

September 5, 2011
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Smart use of social media has catapulted a North Somerset hotel into the Marketing Times list of Top 30 UK hotels on Twitter – well ahead of London's Ritz and the Four Seasons. DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House in Congresbury is rated number 11 with a score of 98.1*...

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Banksy app draws on Bristol’s creativity

September 2, 2011
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From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Two of Bristol’s leading creative companies have joined forces to create an easy-to-follow tour of the remaining pieces by legendary street artist Banksy. Available to download on to a phone, the app uses Google maps to show the locations of 14 pieces, ranging from the...

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Media: Design agencies announce merger

September 2, 2011
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Bristol design agency Gravity has merged with Duttons Design, the long-established design and communications agency. Over the past five years Gravity, based at Paintworks, has developed a strong reputation for its creativity particularly among food clients – it has worked with Appetito, Wiltshire Farm Foods, The Groovy Food Company...

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Media: Minister spells out vision for local TV

September 2, 2011
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Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has outlined his vision for new local television stations to Bristol TV and media figures, saying they will radically alter the way people receive information about their communities. Bristol is among 65 towns and cities named by the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS)...

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Media: Sales decline further at Bristol newspapers

September 2, 2011
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From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Consumers’ shift from newsprint to online to find local news shows no sign of stopping according to the latest official readership figures for the Bristol Evening Post and Western Daily Press. The average daily sale of the Post fell 7.6% to 38,344 copies in the...

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Media: Seaside trailer puts Old Vic play in the frame

September 1, 2011
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Icon Films, the Bristol-based natural history and documentary production company, has teamed up with the Bristol Old Vic to create a trailer for the theatre’s upcoming new play, Coasting. Filmed along the seafront at Clevedon, the trailer focuses on the play’s three characters – Ocean, Pearl and Falcon. Icon...

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Media: PR awards shortlist unveiled

August 26, 2011
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The shortlist has been announced for the prestigious CIPR West of England PRide Awards. The awards are the only ones of their kind to showcase the best PR work in the regions of the UK. Winners of the West of England awardsd will be announced at a black-tie dinner...

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Media: New talent sought for feature film work

August 22, 2011
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Two opportunities have arisen for new talent to work on a feature film due to be shot in Bristol this autumn. The two positions, for a production office trainee and a camera/DIT (digital image technician) trainee, are being organised by MicroLights, a scheme enabling young people to get hands-on...

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