Written by Claire Banks It is common knowledge that the Film and TV industry is growing healthily. An art form that can provide escapism whilst flirting with the reality of people and society, our love for film has never waivered since the birth of cinema a century ago. The recent Covid-19 Pandemic has added rocket… Continue reading The benefits of investing in a film office for your area
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Rising Opportunities for Rural Filming Locations Post-Pandemic
Author: Kaitlyn Hogg From the very beginning of Covid-19’s reign upon modern life, the film industry was one of the many industries to stop all production. The main reason for the halt was the hundreds of staff and actors working and performing in enclosed spaces for varied periods of time, and the multiple locations used… Continue reading Rising Opportunities for Rural Filming Locations Post-Pandemic
Events in a post pandemic world
Author: Kaitlyn Hogg The last push? With the iconic Glastonbury festival moving to an online platform for the first time due to Covid-19, it’s clear the events industry is desperate for a structured government road map for their safe return. Changes to the structure of events, along with scaling down the number of participants may… Continue reading Events in a post pandemic world
In conversation with Peter Vardy
Calderdale Council’s Events and Licensing Officer Author: Kaitlyn Hogg Background Year on year Calderdale plays host to hundreds of events, attracting hundreds of thousands of people including visitors from across the United Kingdom and overseas. The hugely popular Tour de Yorkshire paid many a visit to Calderdale, with the Tour de France visiting in 2014.… Continue reading In conversation with Peter Vardy
Is remote working the cause of major burnout rises?
Is the new way of work and learning slowly draining the population? What can we do about it? Article by freelance writer Kaitlyn Hogg What is a burnout? Stress can affect us in a way commonly described as a burnout. This long-term stress is different from short-term and has an insidious and profound effect on… Continue reading Is remote working the cause of major burnout rises?
The importance of events… and how will they take place in 2021?
An interview with Andrew Wood, Bradford city council Article by freelance writer Kaitlyn Hogg It is no surprise that Covid-19 has changed everything we were once used to in our everyday lives. However, has the event’s industry suffered the most out of all others? Background We spoke to Bradford city council’s Emergency Planning Officer, Andrew Wood… Continue reading The importance of events… and how will they take place in 2021?
Looking back over Openbrolly’s 2020
This year sees the 20th anniversary of Openbrolly! 🎉 This is a very special birthday for our company and our customers, we plan to celebrate throughout the whole year with a series of ‘lookbacks’ and ‘look forwards’. Last year was by far the hardest year for every industry around the world, so it seems only… Continue reading Looking back over Openbrolly’s 2020
An interview with Bobby Cochrane on Screen Manchester Author: Kaitlyn Hogg Manchester is the home of the Suffragette movement, the football league and Vimto. But did you know that it’s also a main hub for film and tv production in the UK? Manchester’s locations have played host to the likes of BBC’s Peaky Blinders, Sky’s… Continue reading Lights, Camera…Manchester!
Going Forward in 2021
Well, that was some year to live through. Congratulations to all for working through it. We, at Openbrolly, have worked hard with clients, old and new, to help them deliver their services in 2020 in a very changed world. Our world HAS changed and it will not go back to the way things were. We… Continue reading Going Forward in 2021
Cardiff Film Office during Covid-19
We can all agree that the TV and film industry is adaptable and resilient. But, how has production and filming on locations been affected by Covid? Openbrolly caught up with Sarah Howells, Cardiff’s film office manager last week to discuss how they’ve been doing throughout Covid-19 and what it’s meant for them as a Film Office.… Continue reading Cardiff Film Office during Covid-19