Creative/Media

Bristol filmmaking talent strikes gold at the city’s Wildscreen Panda Awards

October 19, 2012
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Bristol filmmaking talent strikes gold at the city’s Wildscreen Panda Awards

Two Bristol film production companies and a natural history filmmaker scooped major awards at the prestigious international Wildscreen Panda Awards – the 'Oscars' of the wildlife film industry – which took place in the city last night. The Disneynature Innovation Award went to Tigress Productions for its hi-tech natural...

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Corporate backers sought for Bristol’s unique Afrika Eye film festival

October 12, 2012
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Corporate backers sought for Bristol’s unique Afrika Eye film festival

Corporate partners are being urged to back Bristol’s pioneering annual Afrika Eye film festival as it prepares to return for its seventh year. The unique festival, which takes place at Watershed over the weekend of November 9-11, will this year have an Afro-Caribbean theme as it celebrates the 50th anniversary of...

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Innovative social media campaign will get Bristol businesses talking

October 11, 2012
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Innovative social media campaign will get Bristol businesses talking

A campaign to encourage Bristol businesses to talk to each other more, make contacts and discuss business issues via social media has been launched today. The project, called #getbristoltalking, is the brainchild of Bristol Chamber of Commerce, part of business advice and services group Business West, which believes it...

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Media: Bristol firms Brandon Hill and Sift to partner on events

October 5, 2012
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Media: Bristol firms Brandon Hill and Sift to partner on events

Bristol-based digital publishing pioneer Sift Media and award-winning events and communications agency Brandon Hill Communications, also based in the city, have signed a strategic partnership, forming an alliance to create integrated marketing programmes. Under the tie-up Brandon Hill will deliver a range of Sift Media’s high-profile events including The...

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Dept of Health calls in Bristol agency EMO to work on Stoptober campaign

October 5, 2012
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Dept of Health calls in Bristol agency EMO to work on Stoptober campaign

Bristol specialist marketing agency EMO is taking the lead role in getting communities engaged in the Department of Health’s national Stoptober stop smoking campaign – the latest in a series of high-profile wins for the firm and further proof of the city’s burgeoning creative sector talent. EMO, which works...

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Bristol’s Bath Road Studios attracts new tenants following £1.2m facelift

October 4, 2012
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Bristol’s Bath Road Studios attracts new tenants following £1.2m facelift

Two more firms have moved into the Bath Road Studios office complex recently created at ITV’s landmark Bristol building. IT support company Signal Networks has taken a five-year lease on the 1,773 sq ft Zone 9, while The Pilates Studio has leased a 1,037 sq ft ground floor studio,...

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Aardman-backed animation academy to draw on the talent of tomorrow

October 3, 2012
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Aardman-backed animation academy to draw on the talent of tomorrow

Bristol’s Aardman Animations has teamed up with the British Film Institute (BFI) to launch a pioneering partnership to develop the animation talent of tomorrow. The move is part of a near £500m, five-year boost to the UK film industry announced by the BFI today which will focus on investment...

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Coconut Chilli and Thirteen Design cook up new branding for Bell’s Diner

September 28, 2012
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Coconut Chilli and Thirteen Design cook up new branding for Bell’s Diner

Bristol cultural marketing consultancy Coconut Chilli Digital has launched a new website for Bell’s Diner, the city’s best-known fine dining restaurant. The site allows diners to book online and showcases the cutting-edge food on offer at the long-standing Montpelier eaterie. Launched as part of a new strategy to engage...

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Synergy Creative appoints new senior account manager

September 28, 2012
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Synergy Creative appoints new senior account manager

Direct marketing expert James Harvey has joined Bristol-based brand engagement and internal communications consultancy Synergy Creative. James, pictured, who has more than 10 years’ experience in direct marketing and market research, joins as a senior account manager. He previously worked at Loop, the Bristol-based business consultancy, where he gained...

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Emmy nomination for Bristol sound engineer

September 25, 2012
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Emmy nomination for Bristol sound engineer

UWE Bristol lecturer Martyn Harries has been nominated for an Emmy for his sound work on the BBC Natural History Unit documentary Madagascar. The nomination is shared with the score composer Sarah Class. The winners will be announced at the Emmy Awards in New York on October 1. If...

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Veteran broadcaster John Simpson to speak at regional CBI annual dinner

September 14, 2012
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Veteran broadcaster John Simpson to speak at regional CBI annual dinner

Around 500 of the region’s senior business figures are expected to attend this year’s CBI South West annual dinner in November when the guest speaker will be veteran journalist and BBC world affairs correspondent John Simpson. The event, sponsored by Barclays, has established itself over many years as one...

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Media: Student filmmakers focus on sign language drama to gain experience

September 11, 2012
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Media: Student filmmakers focus on sign language drama to gain experience

Filmmaking students from UWE Bristol have worked alongside professional film makers VS1 Productions to make a half-hour drama commissioned by British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust. The drama Life Out There was broadcast on Film4 yesterday and will be repeated on The Community Channel at 2pm today, on Thursday at...

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Media: Apprentice scheme to widen PR industry’s intake launched in Bristol

August 17, 2012
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Media: Apprentice scheme to widen PR industry’s intake launched in Bristol

PR agencies in the West are being invited to hire trainees through a new apprentice scheme that aims to widen the intake of young people to the profession. Traditionally those taking up a career in public relations have tended to be graduates. But a new initiative launched by the...

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