Lenny Henry, Shonda Rhimes & Richard Ayoade named in the MediaGuardian 100 2014

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The MediaGuardian 100 is an annual guide to the most powerful people in digital media, television, radio, newspapers, magazines, media business, advertising, marketing and PR. While Larry Page, Chief Executive of Google topped the list for the second year running, other features included Lenny Henry (who has spent the year championing diversity), uber successful showrunner and the BAFTA award-winning Richard Ayoade. For an interactive list of the full 100, click here.  

Watch| Not Far From The Tree – a short film by Eric Kolelas

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An undesirable secret is uncovered as Adrian and Nathan go for a drive, irreversibly changing their relationship and their lives. Stars Michael Addo & Eric Kolelas. 

For more information, visit EricKolelas.com/nfftt

Watch| The Loft – new debate show on BWNG TV

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The Loft is a project that aims to bring a variety of topics which concern the younger generation to the forefront in a light-hearted and interesting format. The various views, qualms and rants of our panel are both hilarious and intriguing exhibitions of the eclectic diversity of our generation. Episode 1 looks at what it means to be Black and British. 

Watch| A Day in the Life of Daddy – new web series from BWNG TV

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Check out episode 1 of A Day in the Life of Daddy, the new series from the creators of web-to-TV hit Brothers With No Game. The series follows the life of Kwame – a single male Londoner, as he attempts to improve his relationship with his 6 year-old daughter, following the emergence of another man in the her mother’s life.



In episode 1, before jetting off to Thailand with her new boyfriend Lee, Makaila drops off Tiffany to her father Kwame. Kwame, irresponsibly unaware of Tiffany's early arrival after hosting a house party last night, does his best to put on a sober face. It doesn't last very long when Makaila reveals to Kwame that Lee wants her and Tiffany to move in with him.

 

Watch: ‘Status London’ – A New Web Reality Show

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Welcome to a Status London, a brand new reality based series. Filmed in London, the exciting show follows the lives of 8 entrepreneurs from the UK's Black entertainment scene; each with their own ideal of success and 'living the dream', but all with one common goal: to make it happen. 

In episode 1, Play plans his next venture while Siobhan is unsure about attending an event.

Watch| Noel Clarke on Diversity in Television and Film

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English actor, screenwriter and director Noel Clarke tells Krishnan Guru-Murthy that he believes “things are moving forward” in the industry and that there were more opportunities for black actors. Clarke is an ambassador of London 360.

Submissions Open for the British Urban Film Festival 2015

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The 10th British Urban Film Festival has started its’ search for films and scripts in earnest with the countdown to the 2015 British Urban Film Festival already in full swing.
 
Submission Guidelines:
  • Scripts: must be no less than 20 pages and no more than 60.
  • Films: must be no less than 3 minutes and no more than 120.
  • The early bird deadline for 2 submissions is 11.59pm, Friday 29th May 2015.
  • Fees are non-refundable at £59. Single submissions are also non-refundable at £59.
  • The final deadline for submissions is 5.00pm, Monday 29th June 2015.
  • Submission fees for scripts and films will rise to £75 from Saturday 30 May 2015 onwards.
  • Fee waivers will not be considered.
  • All forms of narrative style and all genres are accepted – the definition of an urban film… is down to you!
  • Payments can only be accepted via http://www.paypal.com/ using the email address: screeniq@yahoo.com 
  • Films & trailers can only be submitted via private digital links to info@buffenterprises.co.uk
  • *DVD masters will be requested if submissions make the shortlist.
  • EPK’s must include 5 publicity stills (film submissions only), a synopsis and a cover letter with at least 1 social network point of contact
  • Scripts must be submitted via PDF to pressoffice@buffenterprises.co.uk 

Good luck! 

Event| Caribbean Reflections in British Media: Diversity Matters

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Date: Wednesday 17 December

Location: Westminster Kingsway College, 211 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8RA

Time: 6.30pm 

Join veteran radio broadcaster/writer/publisher Dotun Adebayo MBE for a seminer based on the theme of the British media and Caribbean youth's affinity to cultural reflections on screen. The seminar is being conducted in memory of the late comedian/actor Felix Dexter who was originally due to chair last year's seminar but passed away two months before. 

The seminar, is being conducted in memory of the late comedian / actor Felix Dexter who was originally due to chair last year's seminar but passed away two months before. The panel includes comic, presenter and actor Richard Blackwood, journalist Joanna Abeyie, director of Black Visions TV Michelle Riley and former BBC1 Xtra executive Ruby Mulraine.

Admission: Early bird tickets £10.00 until 15th December;
Regular tickets £15.00 from 16th December 2014

For more information about the event and discounted tickets, click here

 

 

Watch| Failure to Launch – a sketch by BWNG TV

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Check out the brand new sketch from the creators of web-to-TV hit Brothers With No Game. Failure to Launch is a funny take on why modesty is often the best policy. 

What do you think?

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Watch| Wasteman Diaries – by Running Films

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Check out Wasteman Diaries, a short comedy drama written by Kojo, produced by Jazz Lintott and directed by Sheridan De Myers. Wasteman Diaries is about a guy called Nathan played by actor Nick D Sagar (Ill Manors) who has been released from jail and has lost everything – his house, money, friends and his mother. Unknown to the women he meets, he uses them from one day to the next just to keep a roof over his head and himself in order until he's back on his feet. 

Let us know what you think.

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