Visual-effects giants Framestore CFC and The Mill will battle it out for the outstanding special visual effects for a miniseries, movie or a special award at this year's Emmy Awards in the US, writes Will Strauss.
The two Soho companies were nominated for the BBC co-productions The Lost World Part 2(produced with A&E and RTL) and Building the Great Pyramid(Discovery/ NDR/TBS). This will be the eighth year in a row that Framestore CFC has been nominated for an Emmy. The company is also up for the outstanding animated programme (for programming which is one hour long or more) for Chased by Dinosaurs. The awards take place in Los Angeles in September.
Meanwhile, The Mill's digital courier and archive service subsidiary Beam has moved to new premises in Craven House and taken on three new development staff and two new account managers. Beam staff now total 22.
Beam has also announced a new version of its playback tool Beam Box.