scenetvblog

scenetvblog

(1 comments, 390 posts)

This user hasn't shared any profile information

Posts by scenetvblog

SceneProfiles|The Africa Channel – Screen Nation Award Nominee

0

Africa Channel logo

In the run up to the 9th Screen Nation Awards, SceneTV will be featuring all of the nominees in the public voting categories. Next up is The Africa Channel who are up for the Favourite Black Channel award.

The Africa Channel launched in the UK and Ireland in 2007 and since then it has been serving its audience with high quality African lifestyle, live news, travel, music documentaries and film content. Programmes are sourced from all around Africa and the diaspora including Kenyan talk show The Patricia Show, US reality show Mary Mary and Nigerian and South Africa soap dramas Tinsel and Scandal. African favourite Shuga starring Chris Attoh and Tiwa Savage and British sitcom Meet the Adebanjos can also be found on the channel. In 2013 the channel even began broadcasting the legendary Brit-hit Desmonds

The Africa Channel can be found on Sky 209 and Virgin Media 828 in the UK. See below for clips of some of their content.

(more…)

Watch| The Method of Love – Season 1 Pilot

0

Check out the pilot for new series The Method of Love starring Chuck Venn. 

Using London’s buzzing streets as a backdrop, audiences will witness the characters go through hazardous journeys of self-discovery in the quest to find true love.

To find out more about the series click here or visit themethodoflove.com

Let us know what you think. 

For regular news, updates and opportunities, follow us on Twitter at @Scene_TV and 'Like' the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SceneTV

TV Pick| The White Slums: Reggie Yates’ Extreme South Africa

0

Thursday, 9pm, BBC Three 

Reposted from BBC Media Centre

Twenty years since the first free elections and in the shadow of Nelson Mandela's death, Reggie Yates gets up close and personal with three very different communities in contemporary South Africa. By living amongst them for a week, what will he discover about the extremes of this misunderstood country in the 21st Century?

In the first episode, Reggie spends a week in South Africa's largest white squatter camp, Coronation Park, outside Johannesburg. South Africa has a white population of approximately 4.6 million and during apartheid the racist political system elevated them into a privileged position. Today, however, white youth charities claim that up to 400,000 of them now live below the poverty line, with many shacked up in small, make-shift camps, although these figures remain hotly disputed.

But behind the headlines lies an uncomfortable question: are young white South Africans now the ones being discriminated against by being on the wrong side of affirmative action? And if so, will black and white ever be truly equal in South Africa?

For regular news, updates and opportunities, follow us on Twitter at @Scene_TV and 'Like' the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SceneTV

SceneProfiles| The Method of Love starring Chucky Venn

0

The cast

On 7th February, SceneTV attended the screening for new series The Method of Love, which stars Chucky Venn (EastEnders). With the pilot being released online on Valentine’s Day (February 14th at 5pm), the audience at the Soho House venue were definitely in for a preview treat. 

What's The Method of Love (TML) all about?

Using London’s buzzing streets as a backdrop, audiences will witness the characters go through hazardous journeys of self-discovery in the quest to find true love.

Regardless of whether TML becomes a web series or is commissioned for television, it definitely has a point of difference. There are quite a few web series and short films about dating and relationships but TML feels mature in tone, tackling relationships from a deeper psychological stand point and sits fully in the realm of a dramatic series rather than comedy. Quality is clearly top of their list and this shows through the acting and the production values. It’s always surprising and inspiring to see how much can be done on minimal budgets and with every new independent production that rises, it’s great to see production values get better and better. Of course, SceneTV loves anything that gives new and creative talent a platform and so is this TML, with established actor Chucky Venn starring alongside rising actors and actresses.

Make up touch up

So what about the stories? Well, there is enough to go around for everyone making this show both entertaining and relatable. April and Niko are newlyweds, passionate about each other but how long is it before the reality of life and tough love kicks in? Annabel is mysterious and in love, desperate to have the same love returned to her…but how far will she go? How does your cultural upbringing affect how you learn to give love to others? Charlotte has had to deal with loss of a loved one. With a young daughter dependent on her, will she be able to move forward and leave her demons behind? Then there are the playboys Frankie and Chris, enjoying the fast money and fast women…but for both there lies deep insecurities that are sure to be revealed. These are just a few of the stories bubbling in the show. What is most interesting is that clearly, nothing is as it seems and it will be fun to see twist and turns that take place.

The aim is for the series to be 9 episodes each 20 minutes long, but whether it comes to our screens depends on the support the pilot receives so stay tuned to SceneTV to get a first look at the pilot as soon as it drops. In the meantime, see below for teasers from the show.

 

For more information, visit www.themethodoflove.com

(more…)

Opportunity| Volunteer News Reporter – Media Trust: London360

0

Role Title: Volunteer News Reporter: London360
Reporting to: Executive Producer
Contract: 3 months (March – May)
Hours: Full-time, 9:30am – 5:30pm
Eligibility Criteria: This scheme is open to 18-25 year olds only
Expenses: Up to £80 per week to cover travel and lunch expenses

Deadline for applications: 10am Friday 14 February 2014

Project Description:
This project is funded by City Bridge Trust, and requires a dynamic and enthusiastic team of Reporters. Through reports, video stories and other digital media platforms sourced from around London you will produce compelling community based journalism; telling the stories of London’s communities. 

Working in a team you will produce a regular news and campaigning magazine show called London360 for distribution on broadcast and online platforms. 

  • You will gain experience of all the different aspects of campaign and news production, creating blogs, reports, photojournalism, video-journalism, broadcast-journalism and social media
  • You will gain experience of all areas of news and campaign delivery, from sourcing stories, to creating and editing packages and distributing them to wider audiences
  • You will distribute content on broadcast, online, press and social media platforms ensuring that stories gain the widest circulation possible and maximum impact
  • You will receive extensive training in multi-media journalism and be managed by an experienced news executive producer and have the support of a video editor
  • You will engage with a pool of around 50 community journalists and bloggers from across London
  • You will frequently write a ‘head to head’ feature for The Voice newspaper
  • You will have the opportunity to join the BBC Radio London team and Westside Radio regularly to get a taste of a radio environment

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work under the guidance of the Executive Producer to produce London360 including delivering on key dates, targets and milestones
  • Work across a range of roles including: Researcher, Producer, Presenter, Director, Camera Operator, Sound, Online Content Producer, Video Editor, Distributer, Marketing/PR, Photojournalism
  • Specialise in an area such as presenting, post-production, blogging or other
  • Produce weekly blogs/ tweets/ articles and photographs to create and tell community news and campaigns 
  • Research and develop story ideas to create the weekly news agenda
  • Establish and develop relationships with the wider pool of 50 community journalists and bloggers across London / Essex and engage them in the project by delivering the news agenda and any other briefs
  • Establish and develop relationships with mainstream media journalists and broadcasters across London to increase access to distribution opportunities
  • Assisting with the monitoring and evaluation of the scheme alongside the Editor

For more information and to apply, click here.

For regular news, updates and opportunities, follow us on Twitter at @Scene_TV and 'Like' the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SceneTV

News| BBC to end all-male comedy panel shows

0

Reposted from The Independent  (image from The Guardian)

Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, QI - all heavily male dominated BBC panel shows in which women guests are a scarce sight. Now, the BBC’s director of television has set out plans to tackle the issue head-on, by ordering that every episodes of each BBC panel show must have at least one female guest.

“We're not going to have any more panel shows with no women on them,” Danny Cohen told The Observer, “It's not acceptable.”

A BBC spokesperson has confirmed that, while all-male episodes already filmed will still be broadcast, all future programming will feature at least one female panel member or presenter. 

“There may be very rare occasions where shows that were already recorded – or whose panels were already booked ahead of the order – still have all-male line-ups, but hopefully the change should really become apparent,” they said.

One of the worst high profile offenders is BBC Two’s Mock The Week. According to the corporation’s Radio Times, just five of the 38 guest spots in its most recent series were filled by females – Katherine Ryan and Holly Walsh appearing twice each and Ava Vidal once. Even Jo Brand – one of the few females to regularly appear on Have I Got News For You and QI, says she will no longer appear on Mock The Week due to the competitive testosterone fuelled nature of the show.

“And neither do some male stand-ups I know,” she told The Observer. “We didn't like the prospect of having to bite someone's foot off before they let us say something.”

Mr Cohen added that the corporation is also working to feature more older women on its programming. “We are getting better,” he said, highlighting the example of historian Mary Beard. “But we need to do more.”

 

For regular news, updates and opportunities, follow us on Twitter at @Scene_TV and 'Like' the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SceneTV

SceneProfiles| Nollywood Movies – 2014 Screen Nation Award Nominee

0

In the run up to the 9th Screen Nation Awards, SceneTV will be featuring all of the nominees in the public voting categories. Next up is Nollywood Movies who are up for the Favourite Black Channel award.

Nollywood Movies is a subscription movie television channel broadcast in the UK on Sky channel 329. Each month the channel offers over 30 different new and recently released Nigerian movies, 24-hours-a-day. This was the first channel of it's kind to come to the UK and has been a go-to for Nollywood fans in search for drama, comedy, romance, thrillers, fantasy and true stories. Viewers can tune in for daily 7pm  movie premieres and see some of the leaders of African cinema grace their screens. The channel also works in partnership with other media, entertainment and lifestyle organisations to bring Nollywood premieres to the UK on a large scale. March sees the arrival of Lekki Wives – one of the most talked about television programmes in Nigeria. Written, produced, and directed by Blessing Egbe, Lekki Wives is a drama series following the lives and conditions of five women living, visiting and working in highbrow Lekki axis of Lagos – see the promo below. 

If you would like Nollywood Movies to win the Favourite Black Channel award, click here to vote. Voting closes 12am 20th February.

For more information on Nollywood Movies visit www.nollywoodmovies.tv

The 2014 Screen Nation Awards take place on Sunday 23 February at Park Plaza Riverbank, London. Click here to grab your ticket!

For regular news, updates and opportunities, follow us on Twitter at @Scene_TV and 'Like' the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SceneTV

SceneProfiles| VoxAfrica – 2014 Screen Nation Award Nominee

0

In the run up to the 9th Screen Nation Awards, SceneTV will be featuring all of the nominees in the public voting categories. Next up is VoxAfrica who are up for the Favourite Black Channel award.

Spotting a gap in the market, VoxAfrica (Sky 218 , Dstv191 and Gotv16 was created in 2007 as the first panafrican, independent and bilingual channel. The channel’s mission is to “change the way the world sees Africa” through an innovative Afro-centric approach to news, general entertainment, television production and broadcasting. More than just a TV channel, VoxAfrica is an independent multimedia platform voicing a real and positive image of Africa, Africans and the diaspora. The station is well and truly international with broadcasts in the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda and more. See below for more information about some of their lead programmes:

 

Sports 360 aims to be the pan-African leader and at the forefront of sporting events on the content of Africa and beyond, providing content by the diaspora to Africa and Africa to the diaspora. 

Voxafrica Sports 360

 

Afrobuzz is a popular 15 minute Afro-centric entertainment show. It features interviews and reviews of film, fashion, art and music from the UK, Africa and Worldwide.

 

Ladies Talk is a daytime talk show hosted by Angie Le Mar and features panellists Jacqui Joseph, Jasmine Dotiwala and Jackie Michael. 

If you would like VoxAfrica to win the Favourite Black Channel award, click here to vote. Voting closes 12am 20th February.

For more information onVoxAfrica visit www.voxafrica.co.uk

The 2014 Screen Nation Awards take place on Sunday 23 February at Park Plaza Riverbank, London. Click here to grab your ticket!

For regular news, updates and opportunities, follow us on Twitter at @Scene_TV and 'Like' the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SceneTV

Applications for The Network talent scheme now open!

0

The Network is a FREE intensive introduction to working in the TV industry, run by the world’s leading TV festival - The Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival. Get one of the 50 places on The Network and you’ll spend 4 days in Edinburgh learning practical TV making skills from top programme makers. 

Applications must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 31st March, 2014.

Please ensure that you have read the criteria fully before making your application:

  • You must be over 18 years of age by August 2014
  • If you are in full time education you must currently be in your final year of college/university and available for work in 2014
  • This is not a scheme for presenters. The Network is a training opportunity for those who want to work behind the camera.
  • You must have less than 3 months PAID experience in TV, anything over and you will not be eligible to apply.

If a disability prevents you from accessing the online form, email rhiannonrobertson@geitf.co.uk for a copy of the application in alternative formats.

Please email rhiannonrobertson@geitf.co.uk for any other queries relating to your application form.

The Network is hosting a twitter Q&A on Thursday 13 Febraury at 12pm. Join The Network Team and talent executives from BBC, ITV and Channel 4. It's your chance to ask questions and get advice on entering the industry, as well as application hints.

Good luck!

For regular news, updates and opportunities, follow us on Twitter at @Scene_TV and 'Like' the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SceneTV

Sochi 2014: Channel 4 goes rainbow to back gay rights

0

Channel 4 rainbow logo for Sochi Winter Olympics

Reposted from The Guardian

Channel 4 is to rebrand its on-screen logo with rainbow colours of the gay pride flag – and launch a TV ad campaign called "Gay Mountain" – joining the rising wave of protests about Russia's anti-gay laws on the eve of the opening of the Sochi Winter Olympics. Channel 4, which has the TV broadcast rights to the Winter Paralympics, joins the growing ranks showing their support for gay athletes and protest against Russia's anti-gay laws.

The broadcaster's distinctive logo will be rebranded on Friday, the day of the opening ceremony, and the "what's on next" screens that air between shows will be similarly rainbow-emblazoned for the day.

Channel 4 is also launching a 90-second TV ad that will debut in prime time at 7pm on Friday – as BBC2's live coverage of the opening ceremony nears its climax – in a "roadblock" across its main channel, E4, More4 and catch-up station 4Seven.

(more…)

scenetvblog's RSS Feed
Go to Top