Archive by category TV and film

Three documentaries this weekend for Audio Always

The Greenhouse-based Audio Always has completed three documentary commissions on subjects ranging from Rugby to Rihanna for BBC radio. The independent radio production company has produced the programmes to air this weekend for BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra They start on Thursday 27 August at 9PM, when BBC Radio […]

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Freelance advice session from the BBC in December

If you’re a television freelance this new scheme offering career advice and visiting MediaCityUK on December 12 could be of interest. BBC Academy and Creative Skillset have joined forces to launch the pilot scheme offering free career advice to 80 television freelancers. They will get two 30-minute sessions with experienced professionals to discuss their career. […]

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Greenhouse base for new Justin Moorhouse production company

Greenhouse base for new Justin Moorhouse production company

Comedian Justin Moorhouse is setting up a new production company at The Greenhouse. He’s established Working Men’s Productions with writer Jim Poyser and marketing agency MC2. “There is a real appetite from broadcasters for content with a northern flavour. Jim and I have built up an impressive contacts book over the years which stands us in […]

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Carbon Digital appoints former Juice Games founder

Carbon Digital, which is based at The Landing has appointed Colin Bell as its non-executive director. Bell was the founder of Juice Games and remains the non-executive chairman of Nomad Games. The visual effects firm has made the move, following a year which has seen its annual turnover grow by more than 60%. This was aided […]

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First MediaCityUK tenant Mediasmiths shuts down UK operations

First MediaCityUK tenant Mediasmiths shuts down UK operations

Mediasmiths, one of the first tenants at MediaCityUK has put its UK division into voluntary liquidation, closing its Salford and London offices with immediate effect.   The firm was involved at the concept stages with Peel, designing its shared media infrastructure. While its UK operations have shut, divisions in Australia and Sweden will be unaffected, […]

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MediaCityUK animator turns to Kickstarter to make film

MediaCityUK animator turns to Kickstarter to make film

Some of the leading animators in the country are backing MediaCityUK-based Animation Toolkit founder, Westley Wood as he seeks to make his debut feature, Pooch Proposal. Having worked as a puppet maker for Mackinnon and Saunders, before joining Cosgrove Hall and then CITV, Wood has been able to call on help from some well known names. And he’s […]

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MediaCityUK central to never.no expansion

MediaCityUK central to never.no expansion

never.no, a company specialising in integrating social media into traditional broadcasting, is planning to increase its output from MediaCityUK. It comes following the appointment of Scott Davies as its global CEO. Davies, previously its vice president EMEA is based at The Landing and takes over from founder, Lars Lauritzen. “Not only are we right on the doorstep […]

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Red Production Company makes senior promotions

Red Production Company makes senior promotions

Red Production Company at MediaCityUK has made a number of appointments and promotions as it  focuses on international growth. Caroline Hollick has been given the newly created role of creative director, while Richard Fee will replace her as head of development. The indie has also brought in Michaela Eccleston as head of production. “Caroline and Richard have played a […]

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Ordnance survey maps Corrie’s cobbles at MediaCityUK

Ordnance survey maps Corrie’s cobbles at MediaCityUK

Ordnance Survey has accurately mapped the Coronation Street set for the first time. The firm has produced a detailed map of its new home at MediaCityUK, showing building outlines, the street layout and footpaths. It’s also been updated to featured additional information including house numbers, character details and the names of focal points, such as the Rovers Return […]

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