What is it like to be a background artist on Game of Thrones?

Tell us that you haven’t been obsessing over the epic battle on Game of Thrones, and we’ll show you a liar. The latest season has successfully managed to drive away the Monday blues like never before. In times like these, ever wondered what it’s like to be a background artist on Game Of Thrones and watch the magic unfold right in front of your eyes? Read on for insider details of a few lucky background artists.

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Iconic movie scenes - Before & after CGI

We live in times when technology is developing as fast as it gets outdated. Those music CDs that you religiously collected now seem like dinosaurs, and does anybody know what happened to their first iPod?

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The pursuit of happiness

What is happiness? We wish we had a definitive answer for you, though if we did we would probably all be sitting on an island sipping a Pina-Colada from a coconut with a pink cocktail umbrella – alas we are still in London on a rather dreary Monday! But it isn’t just any Monday, it’s “International Day of Happiness”. So, naturally we started our day discussing firstly, how is it on a Monday?! Secondly, what makes our own working lives happy, and what can we do to increase contentment levels further. Considering people spend on average around 9 hours a day, 45 hours a week and 180 hours a month in the office, and if you are working on a film you are often looking at over 12 hours a day (minimum), without full weekends, for potentially weeks on end. It is safe to say with the large amount of time spent working, happiness at work, wherever that may be, is vital for success and wellbeing.

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Women being bold for change

It is International Women’s Day and with the theme this year being ‘Be Bold for Change’, we thought we would celebrate the women doing just that.

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Pancakes anyone?

If you are anything like us then food and film are synonymous with each other, be it popcorn, pizza and Netflix, or a diet busting family size bar of chocolate and movie night. As it’s Friday and the weekend is nearly upon us it seemed like a great time to talk about food in film – seeing as that’s what most of our Sundays consist of.

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The year ahead for the UK film industry

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.

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The 2017 Oscar nominations

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.

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January blues-busting feel good films

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.

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