The week we’ve got a secret (garden) (07.08.20)

The Secret Garden

The new adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 children’s classic is out TODAY on VOD in the U.S and will reach the UK in October (via Sky) – the reviews are rolling in and saying great things about the visuals 🙌 Refresh your memories of the beautiful VFX work by our LDN team in the official trailer.

“It’s as lovely as you remember” – New York Times

“A hefty dose of magical realism”.  – Movieweb

“First-rate visual design” – Hollywood Reporter

Mulan to release on Disney+ next month

The live-action remake will officially debut on Disney+ on 4th September and we can’t wait! Our team worked their magic on 320 shots, including the creation of the mythical Phoenix, action-packed performances paying homage to Hong-Kong cinema and impressive, dreamy landscapes.

Happy birthday to LEW

Lionsgate Entertainment World, the world’s first vertical theme park was unveiled to the public last summer and has recently reopened after closure due to the pandemic. To celebrate we’ve got some fresh content to show you:

On our site

Have a look at the new case study on our website here, including work we did delivering the media for all five attractions as well as environmental media that plays throughout the park.

YouTube – Making-ofs

We’re also treating you to seven brand new behind-the-scenes films; one for the park and then each of the experiences we had a hand in. Check ’em here.


To top it all off Adam Sargent (LDN), one of the project’s producers and business development manager for the attractions team, penned an article for Blooloop about the Lionsgate project and the teams it took to bring it all to life. Read it on the Blooloop Blog here.

Televisual Bulldog Awards – VOTE NOW!

His Dark Materials and The Crown are both shortlisted in the awards VFX category. Have your say on the best British programmes of last year (not that you’re biased or anything).

Help a mate and VOTE HERE.


Lovecraft Country

HBO’s enthralling new horror-drama Lovecraft Country, which premieres 14th August, has caught the attention of the likes of Rolling Stone and Collider. Check out some of the press below.

Rolling Stone


LA Times

Power Your Breakthrough

Shots details how the two films created for Z by HP global campaign Power Your Breakthrough (directed by Framestore Pictures Anthony Gibbs and Chris Eckardt) mirror the evolving creative process of an artist, and how the right tools can assist and even enhance creative development. Read the full article here.

What we’ve been up to

Spider-Man: Far From Home Tweet-Along

Yesterday along with Film&TV Charity, we hosted a live Spidey tweet-along, giving an insight into behind-the-scenes, making-ofs and creative decisions that went into the mind-bending Illusion Battle sequence. It was all for a good cause, raising money for people working in the industry who have been affected by Covid-19. Check out the charity here

You’ve been [Framed]

Meet FX TD, Eligijus Titas: a name you’ll see on the upcoming Netflix sci-fi thriller, Project Power for lending some serious VFX magic. He’s powered on the daily by avocado toast and is not a fan of people who leave kitchen cabinets open (you’ve been warned). Read more here.

Continued Learning

Below Global Head of Talent, Amy Smith reviews the free expert online training LinkedIn has on offer exploring topics of diversity and inclusion:

A lot of us have spent the past few weeks reading, learning and wondering what we can do next to continue our work as allies to the Black Lives Matter movement but equally to the diversity and inclusion agenda more widely.

In response to the death of George Floyd in May, LinkedIn put together a series of training resources from their learning site to help. I have worked my way through all of them and found each course to be helpful and thought provoking so wanted to share with everyone!

Some of the topics include:

  • Unconscious Bias
  • The notion of ‘Belonging’ and what that means at work
  • What it means to work with multiple nationalities and cultures at work
  • How to be a true ally or ‘upstander’ and not simply a bystander

For more information please click the link below. Each course is under an hour in duration and is broken up into smaller bitesize videos so they are really easy to squeeze into a few minutes each day.

Head to our Diversity Site for more content.

In Other News

James Gunn took to twitter to release the official titles for Suicide Squad, and just in time for his birthday.

Power-ful words

Billboard talks to Jamie Foxx, Machine Gun Kelly and Chika in this Netflix Roundtable on their upcoming film Project Power and urge America to support black women.

Aaaaaand last but not least, our hot-headed Hulk features in Mark Ruffalo’s #2020challenge