Wondervision Films brings you brand new web series A Lesson Learnt. The six-part drama aims to highlight the bad things we as people fo daily without realising the consequences of our actions. Written and produced by Priscilla Owusu, directed by Danny Wonders.
Check out episode 1 above and the rest of the series below:
Netflix’s sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror has tapped two actresses for lead roles: British star Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights, Belle, Concussion) and Canada’s Mackenzie Davis (Halt and Catch Fire, The Martian) will star in one of the episodes of the upcoming Netflix original series, to be directed by Owen Harris (Kill Your Friends).
Created and written by Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror is produced by House of Tomorrow, with Brooker and Annabel Jones serving as executive producers. Netflix previously ordered 12 all-new episodes last September.
On Tuesday 16 February, BBC Three will switch from a linear broadcast channel to an online first destination. The new service will feature brand new original British comedy, contemporary British drama, innovative entertainment, thought-provoking documentaries and distinctive current affairs programming all made for BBC Three’s 16-34 target audience. At an event in London, BBC Three unveiled two new platforms: The Best Of – which will bring together original long-form programmes and a range of new content, including short form films – and The Daily Drop – home to BBC Three’s new stream of daily content including short-form videos, blogs, social media, image galleries, trending stories and daily updates from news and sport. The Daily Drop will roll out in Beta over the next few days. The Best Of will launch in February.
Check out the trailer for Imperial Dreams, starring Brit star John Boyega. Brought to Sundance two years ago by Like Crazy producer Jonathan Schwartz, the film won the Best of NEXT Audience Award and was on the way to being sold before the picture was seen by J.J. Abrams which then led him to consider Boyega for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Promotion for Imperial Dreams was put on hold but now is back on the market and buyers screenings are being held to hopefully land a distribution deal.
Do you have your sights set on a career in the media or advertising industries? Are you aged 16-25 and living in Birmingham, London or Manchester?
Media Trust has launched the Queen’s Young Leaders programme to unlock the hidden talent of 100 young people. The programme will provide you with mentoring, training and masterclasses through which you’ll develop the tools, contacts and skills you need to explore new career paths and take your next step. The programme includes:
Idris Elba has called for greater diversity in the media – both in front of and behind the camera – in an address to MPs in Parliament. The Luther star urged better representation of women, disabled people and people of different races.
Watch the video above and see below for the full transcript.
Thanks for such a warm welcome. I could almost feel at home…
In fact we’re not far from where I grew up in East London, but as a young man, I never thought I’d come here. In fact as an older man, I never thought I’d come here. But Oona invited me to speak here today. You know what she's like, she's a bit obsessed with diversity. I told her to get out more, & stop watching TV.
Thing is, when you get out more, you see there's a disconnect between the real world & TV world. People in the TV world often aren't the same as people in the real world. And there’s an even bigger gap between people who make TV, and people who watch TV. I should know, I live in the TV world. And although there's a lot of reality TV, TV hasn't caught up with reality. Change is coming, but it's taking its sweet time. Why change?
The one-hour documentary, co-produced Claire Clottey, explores the effects of growing up without a father, looking at music sensation will.i.am as well as presidents Barrack Obama and Bill Clinton, both of whom had a fatherless upbringing: was it that challenge which fuelled their ambition? DJ Target, who himself grew up without a dad, questions how it has affected his own life and career, whilst delving into the pros and cons of having an absent father. Then there are men like Swiss from So Solid Crew, who aim to break the cycle by being the best father possible.
The BBC is on the lookout for two assistant script editors from diverse backgrounds to take up year-long contracts in its drama divison. The entry level jobs will be advertised next month and will encourage applications from those with a passion for TV, rather than solely seeking candidates with previous experience of the industry. The successful candidates will be mentored by the head of drama Polly Hill over the 12-month period to prepare them for the next stage of their career.
'Falling Water' has been ordered to series at USA Network. The drama hails from 'The Walking Dead’s' GaleAnneHurd, and was co-written by Blake Masters and the late Henry Bromell.
'Falling Water' revolves around three strangers who realize they are dreaming separate parts of the same dream that has big implications for each of their lives. Each of them is on a mysterious and highly personal quest — one is searching for his missing girlfriend, one is searching for a lost child, one is looking to cure his catatonic mother — and it is the clues found in their collective dream that come to guide them. The deeper they dig, though, the more they come to realize that their missions touch on stakes that are much larger than their individual agendas, and that the visions found in their common dream just might hold the key to the fate of the world.
Do you think London is the best city in the world? Do you want to get under the skin of what makes the capital tick? Understand the lives of the people who live here? Are you passionate about making distinctive news that sets the agenda, can secure great exclusives and interviews, and break news lines?
If so, ITV London is looking for a creative and motivated reporter to join their team. As a key onscreen member of staff, you would report on the whole spectrum of stories across the ITV News, London patch, from breaking news and hard hitting investigations through to sensitive sit down interviews and light-hearted stories. A proven track record in broadcast news is essential, a knowledge of sports stories would be an advantage.
Should you feel that you fit the above brief, then please send your CV and covering letter to Nadine.Gayle@itn.co.uk.