TV and film come together in Cambridge

TV and film come together in Cambridge

Tuesday, 21st November 2023
A man punts down a river in front of a church in Cambridge
Credit: Andrew Dunn
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Cambridge-based visual effects studio Vine FX and RTS East teamed up in October to host ‘Cambridge Film People’, a networking evening for those working locally in film and TV, aimed at kickstarting collaborations. It featured talks from local businesses, including production companies and directors.

“There’s a thriving community of film-makers and designers in Cambridge,” said Laura Usaite, Vine FX MD. “It’s important for us to help showcase the creative industries, particularly now. A vibrant set of businesses exists throughout Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk.”

RTS East Chair Rachel Watson said: “Film and TV people across the east of England have told us they struggle to make connections with other industry professionals in the region.

“We were thrilled when Vine FX suggested a networking event in Cambridge. The city is home to so many creative people working in film and TV and there’s so much scope for collabo­ration. This event was about making that happen.”

About 70 people attended at Novi in Cambridge.

RTS East hopes to put on more such events, with one in Norwich in the New Year. “We’re excited about working with [Vine] …to bring a real boost to the industry in the city and across the wider region,” said Watson.