Queen of Katwe is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.
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Sir Lenny Henry is to receive The Alan Clarke award for his outstanding contribution to TV at this year's TV awards ceremony on May 8th. The Alan Clarke award, named in honour of the late TV director, was last presented in 2015 to screenwriter Jeff Pope.
Breakthrough Brits is a BAFTA initiative, in partnership with Burberry to support twenty emerging creatives in film & TV or games through a year-long mentoring programme.
Maverick TV is looking for experienced Self Shooting Producer Directors for a major new prime-time 10 x 60’ documentary/factual entertainment series for E4 following the strangest, most intriguing and funniest cases to come through the doors of British A&E departments. You should have a background in observational documentary – ideally with experience of filming in a hospital environment – but coupled with fact ent sensibilities: a keen eye for character, the ability to script with wit and humour.
Directed by Sheridan De Myers (Thinking Out Loud, Money and Grime) and conceived by Kojo (star of MTV 2's Wild N Out), The Weekend is a British urban comedy starring Joivan Wade, Percelle Ascott and Dee Kaate (AKA Mandem on the Wall).
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The winners of the British Academy Television Craft Awards were announced at a ceremony hosted by Stephen Mangan at The Brewery, London, on Sunday 24 April 2016. A broad range of programmes broadcast in 2015 were honoured at the event, with six taking home two BAFTAs across fiction, factual and entertainment.
Writers’ Cramp is seeking disabled aspiring writers and would-be script editors for a six-month programme sponsored by Creative Skillset.
Creative Skillset’s last census revealed that disabled talent is underrepresented in the Film and TV industry. Writers’ Cramp aims to address this by finding five new writers and five new script editors to enter the industry to shake things up and get new stories and voices heard.
Save the date! The 11th edition of the UK's leading BAME film festival will return on September 14-20. The festival will move from the Genesis Cinema in east London to the Odeon cinemas in Camden Town and Swiss Cottage. The British Urban Film Festival recently signed a multi-year deal to screen films with the multiplex chain.
— Kayode Ewumi (@KayEwumi) 17 April 2016
BBC Three has picked up Kayode Ewumi's viral mocumentary series Hood Documentary. Created along with Tyrell Williams, the series follows deluded wannabe Grime MC Roll Safe (played by Ewumi) as he guides viewers around the 'hood' and on his road to apparent stardom.
— ITV (@ITV) April 11, 2016
From Kiss FM to prime-time Saturday night TV!
Rickie Haywood Williams and Melvin Odoom host a brand new game show where two teams of friends battle it out to win up to £40 000. Each team has to hit a specific target number 'bang on" in a series of physical and mental games.
Suzy Lamb, Head of Entertainment, Thames and executive producer said: “Bang on the Money is a fast paced, game show hosted by two of the hottest new presenters, Rickie and Melvin. Their distinctive banter and energy married with challenging games, delivers a show with laughs and guaranteed sweaty palms as the stakes get higher and higher."
The eight-part series starts tonight (Saturday 16th April) at 7pm on ITV 1.