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News | Purple Geko & Lemonade Money selected to pitch for £2m investment via Indielab scheme

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Reposted from Broadcast

Sixteen indies have been selected to receive business development training to help unlock up to £2m each in angel investment through the Indielab scheme. Production companies including Gary Lineker’s Goalhanger Films and Sundog, the indie owned by Richard Branson’s son Sam Branson, will take part in the inaugural project, which is backed by the mayor of London Boris Johnson.

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O.T. Fagbenle, Don Warrington & Lorraine Burroughs star in Sky 1’s new drama ‘The Five’

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Coming soon to Sky 1 is brand new drama The Five, a ten part thriller series from the mind of acclaimed author Harlan Coben. 

Tom Cullen, O.T .Fagbenle, Lee Ingleby and Sarah Solemani will lead the cast in a taut mystery about the consequences of a terrible childhood incident for a group of friends.

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News | Stacey Dooley & Reggie Yates sign up for new BBC Three investigative docs

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Reposted from BBC Media Centre 

BBC Three has announced new documentary series commissions from two of the channel’s original and highly acclaimed investigative presenters – Stacey Dooley and Reggie Yates – which will see them embark on their most immersive experiences yet.

  • Brainwashing Stacey Dooley will see Stacey Dooley immerse herself among different groups with extreme ideologies and beliefs, including the sports hunting community.
  • Reggie Yates: Worst Weeks will see Reggie Yates spend time behind bars in a Texan jail and go on patrol with the Mexican army.

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News | ITV confirms Polly Hill & Angela Jain in new commissioning line-up

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(Right to left: Kevin Lygo, Polly Hill, Angela Jain, Peter Davey, Siobhan Greene)

Reposted from The Guardian 

ITV has confirmed the appointment of the BBC’s drama chief Polly Hill as its new head of drama along with a much-changed senior management team including Sue Murphy, the former Channel 4 executive responsible for My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. Hill will head the broadcaster’s drama department succeeding Steve November, whose departure was announced last week. Murphy joins from independent production company Optomen, maker of various Gordon Ramsay shows, in the newly created role of head of factual entertainment.

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News | Identity Drama School & Talent Agency launches new theatre company

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Identity School of Acting and Talent Agency, led by Femi Oguns MBE, has announced that they will be launching Identity Theatre Company.

The successful part-time drama school’s alumni includes John Boyega (who is also a patron), Sophie Hopkins (Doctor Who spin-off Class), Ashley Thomas (set to star in the upcoming series of 24), Letitia Wright (E4’s Banana and BAFTA Breakthrough Brit 2015) Malachi Kirby (who is appearing in History’s Roots remake), Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum), Duran Fulton (ITV1s Jekyll & Hyde) and many more who have achieved global success.

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News | Sky News to launch weekly current affairs debate show ‘The Pledge’

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Reposted from Sky News

Sky News is launching a new, no-nonsense, straight-talking debate show alled The Pledge. All the participants are committed to speaking freely, honestly and passionately about the subjects they – and you – care about. The programme will be entirely unmoderated – there is no conventional presenter.

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News | BBC Three announces cast for Doctor Who spin-off ‘Class’

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Reposted from BBC Media Centre

BBC Three today announce the stars of the Doctor Who spin-off series Class – exciting young new talents Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah. They will be joined by Katherine Kelly, as she takes the role of a teacher and powerful new presence at Coal Hill School.

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Scene Profiles | House Party – What Classic Nights Out Are Made Of

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by Michelle Owusu, founder of SceneTV 

A few lucky films have entered my personal hall of fame over the years. Coming to America will have me quoting lines like I wrote the film myself, The Departed made me fall deeper in love with the Scorcese-DiCaprio double-act and Love & Basketball is where girl crushes began (Sanaa Lathan is perfection)!

When House Party was released in 1990, I was a very small child (that's the only info about my age you're getting), so it wasn't until a few years later that I actually watched the film that my older sister and her friends' inside jokes had been referring to. Heading into my teens, it's safe to say that this film became a classic for me as it was a blueprint for a successful night out. Not only has the film stood the test of time, so has that blueprint:

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