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  MEET THE ENSEMBLE: EIGHT TALENTS FEATURED IN LONDON GAMES FESTIVAL’S 2020 BAME SHOWCASE
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03/31/2020
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Eight BAME-background talents from the games industry have been selected for the London Games Festival’s yearly 2020 Ensemble showcase. 

Ensemble, supported by the British Council, highlights the significant contribution BAME creatives have made to the UK’s games culture at every level, focusing on eight games creatives and delving into their work.

Striking portrait photos and profiles have gone live accompanied by an in-depth feature from media partner Evening Standard – a short video documentary about the eight which you can find below or here.

The eight were selected by curator Sharna Jackson plus a dedicated steering group of BAME representatives from across the UK video games and interactive sector. 

Ensemble is just one aspect of the London Games Festival, which features a mix of activity for consumers and industry professionals. The programme can be found at www.games.london.

London Games Festival is backed by the Mayor of London with funding of £1.2m over three years and seeks to make London the games capital of the world.  It is delivered by Games London, an initiative from Film London, the capital's screen industries agency, and video games trade body Ukie (The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment). 

 

ENDS

 

For further press information, please contact: 

 

Caroline Miller, Indigo Pearl

E: [email protected]

 

Anna Highet, Film London

E: [email protected]

 

George Osborn, Ukie

E:  [email protected]

 

About Games London

Games London is a groundbreaking programme delivered by Film London, the capital’s screen industries agency, and UK games industry trade body Ukie. The project is backed by the Mayor of London with funding worth £1.2m over three years. 

The Games London programme includes a number of initiatives to make London the games capital of the world. It re-established the London Games Festival in April 2016. Other areas of activity include inbound and outbound trade missions and work connecting and supporting games development skills in London. 

About Film London

Film London is the capital's screen industries agency. We connect ideas, talent and finance to develop a pioneering creative culture in the city that delivers success in film, television, animation, games and beyond. We work to sustain, promote and develop London as a global content production hub, support the development of the city's new and emerging filmmaking talent and invest in a diverse and rich film culture. Funded by the Mayor of London and the National Lottery through the BFI, we also receive support from Arts Council England, Creative Skillset and the Heritage Lottery Fund. 

Film London's activities include: 

  • Maintaining, strengthening and promoting London's position as world-class city to attract investment through film, television, animation and games 
  • Investing in local talent through a range of specialised production and training schemes 
  • Boosting employment and competitiveness in the capital's screen industries by delivering internationally facing business development events 
  • Maximising access to the capital's film culture by helping audiences discover film in all its diversity 
  • Promoting London through screen tourism 

Film London also manages the British Film Commission (www.britishfilmcommission.org.uk) through a public/private partnership which is funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport through the BFI, and the Department for International Trade.

www.filmlondon.org.uk

@Film_London

About UK Interactive Entertainment (Ukie) 

Ukie (UK Interactive Entertainment) is the trade body for the UK's games and interactive entertainment industry. 

A not-for-profit, it represents businesses of all sizes from small start-ups to large multinational developers, publishers and service companies, working across online, mobile apps, consoles, PC, esports, VR and AR. 

Ukie also supports a number of additional initiatives aimed at supporting the sector including Digital Schoolhouse (DSH), askaboutgames.com and Ukie’s Student membership scheme. 

Website:ukie.org.uk 

Contact: [email protected]