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Starwars droid at Elstree

Starwars droid at Elstree

Elstree crew night

Last Thursday WardWilliams Creative were honoured to be sponsors ofCreative England’s Crew Night at Elstree Studios.  We had the pleasure of meeting some very talented individuals  in all aspects of the industry and even got to see some sneak previews.  Be sure to sign up to the next one.

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Games prototype fund launches

The new Prototype Fund announced in the July Budget has been launched.  The Fund will have £4 million over the next four years, providing access to finance for both present and future games talent. Run by the UK Games Talent and Finance CIC, the fund will provide grants of up to £25k to help businesses turn ideas into working prototypes, used to attract private investment.

Young and start-up companies will benefit from the scheme, which is aimed at small and micro-businesses in the UK games industry with an emphasis on encouraging and nurturing new talent.  This is a new scheme, information is available here.

“Flying the flag for British creativity”Andy Serkis

The actor who played Gollom in The Lord of The Rings Trilogy has won the inaugural Cross-Industry Collaboration Award for demonstrating how   convergence across creative disciplines can bring international success. The Actor, Director and Entrepreneur is co-founder of Imaginarium Studios.   You can read about his win further here.

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