The year ahead for the UK Film Industry

BREXIT ahead: UK leaves the EU

This year is well underway and with the Valentine’s day fever safely behind us, it’s a good time to reflect on what happened in the UK film industry last year and look ahead to what we can expect in 2017. At the end of January, the British Film Institute (BFI) released its latest statistics highlighting the success of the British...

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How coding can build a community

Amit talking at Facebook, London

    A few weeks ago, I was sitting at my desk in POP HQ, when a photograph of one of our  engineers, Amit, speaking at a Facebook event, pinged up on my screen. In itself, that’s pretty exciting, but when I dug a little deeper, the story behind it and the work he and another of our engineers, Kash...

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The 2017 Oscar Nominations

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The Oscar Nominations are one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the annual awards calendar and with great power comes great responsibility. An apt statement for an event that reaches several hundred million viewers in 225 countries globally. Over the last few years the Oscars themselves have been shrouded in controversy around its lack of diversity as well as...

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From UK to Lebanon- the latest Snickers Advert

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In Nov 2016 two of the POP community flew to Lebanon to shoot for featured work in a Snickers commercial and we wanted to share the results with you Casting by: Mixedbag Management Agent: Mixedbag Management POP Artists: James Dunn and James Harries James Harries as Rebellious Umpire James Dunn as Angry Bus Driver A great achievement for...

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Series to binge watch in winter


Following on from our previous blog on feel good movies, we decided the best way to share our desires to hibernate until the temperatures are well into double digits, is through sharing our list of go to series to binge watch. Through a lot of lively discussion, friendly disagreements and passionate persuasion by team members, we have come up with...

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January blues busting feel good films

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We are nearly a full month through 2017 and Christmas is feeling like a distant memory, but the days are colder and the pretty Christmas lights have been taken down. Enter: January blues. We admit there are not too many selling points to January, so we have to look for inspiration elsewhere, luckily the sub-zero temperatures mean we don’t feel...

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NatWest everywomen Awards

NatWest everywoman Award

From Dagenham to The Dorchester- NatWest everywomen Awards On Wednesday I was invited to attend the 2016 NatWest everywoman Awards, with our Co-founder and CEO Kate McLaughlin, who was one of only three finalists for the Iris Award. The Award recognises inspirational women who run their own businesses, that use technology in an innovative and disruptive way, Kate’s nomination is...

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Dr Strange cements Disneys record- breaking year


Disney’s cemented its biggest year to date with the stellar performance in the box office of Dr Strange. The Disney and Marvel film, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, took $43m (£34.3m) between Friday and Sunday. The storyline is built around a brilliant and infallible surgeon (Benedict Cumberbatch) who turns to magic after a devastating accident prevents him from plying his craft. The...

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  We Got POP (POP) is thrilled to officially announce a top casting agent has joined their ever- expanding film production network. Tara Keenan, ex-Casting Director of 2020 Casting and crowd casting agent on Steven Spielberg’s READY PLAYER ONE starring Simon Pegg is the latest addition to the platform which connects the film community. Powered by POP technology, Keenan has...

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UK Buyers at American Film Market may receive a slight reprieve since ‘Brexit’ court ruling:


On Wednesday the 2nd November, in Santa Monica, the annual American Film Market (AFM) kicked off. The AFM is a marketplace where industry professionals conduct business and a place where production and distribution deals are closed. In just eight days, over $1 billion in business will be sealed —this is both on completed films and those in every stage of...

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