Absentee. Abusive. Adulterous. Black fathers are often portrayed as distant, unreliable and unloving. Cherish Oteka's A Man Called Dad aims to challenge perceptions by displaying untold stories of black men who have engaged and loving relationships with their children. Watch the trailer below.
Reposted from Radio Times
Luther star Nikki Amuka-Bird and Hollow Crown actor Phoebe Fox are set to star in the BBC adaptation of Zadie Smith novel NW.
The two actors have begun filming the BBC2 drama based on Smith's bestselling book, a story of two friends who grew up together in north west London but now live very different lives. The 90-minute drama is directed by Saul Dibb, director of The Duchess starring Kiera Knightley. Amuka-Bird, best known for playing DC Erin Gray opposite Idris Elba in BBC1 drama Luther, will play Natalie, while Fox will play her longest friend Leah.
Note: This role is based in Manchester
Fancy working on the world famous cobbles? How would you like to work with a team of top writers to help craft the next brilliant flight of fancy from Mary Taylor or the next zinger for deadpan David? And what about helping to shape the next heart-stopping story for a BAFTA-winning stalwart of British TV?
Coronation Street and its world famous cobbles are looking for an experienced Script Editor to join their busy, hard-working editorial team, who ensure that every single episode is top-drawer telly.
The project will be directed by Steven S. DeKnight based on the world created by Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham. Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni and del Toro will produce the action-adventure film along with Boyega and Femi Oguns under their Upper Room Productions outfit. Cale Boyter will serve as the pic’s executive producer. Universal Pictures is distributing the movie around the world with the exception of China.
Note: This opportunity is based in Manchester.
As a Runner on Coronation Street, you will be tasked to support the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Assistant Directors. You will help artistes through the costume and make up process and communicate the progress with your team. You will also escort cast to and from set, and ensure scripts, camera plans and call sheets are available. In addition, you will ensure the studio floor and locations have clear access and egress and are kept tidy. You will work on location and in studio keeping your team members informed of any problems and changes throughout the day. Other tasks will include charging radios, providing refreshments for cast and crew and general house keeping duties.
Date: Saturday 4th June
Time: 5.45 – 7.30pm
Venue: Ritzy Cinema, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London.
Effie T. Brown is a film and television producer, known for the highly acclaimed independent feature Dear White People (Sundance Jury prize winner for Breakthrough Talent 2015). Through her company, Duly Noted, Inc., Brown is producing the Lionsgate feature Flyy Girl (based off the best selling novel by Omar Tyree).
Reposted from The Guardian
The public are being offered the chance to buy into and shape a UK TV channel as part of a crowdsourced share scheme designed to create the first “channel owned by the people for the people”. The Community Channel, currently run by the Media Trust, is trying to raise £300,000 by offering tiers of membership through crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder and become a community society owned by backers.
Via The Guardian
The lack of diversity in film and television dominated the debate during awards season. But away from the Oscars, the UK picture is also bleak: the film Bafta acting nominees have been almost exclusively white for two years running. Leah Green looks beyond the headlines to see why diversity remains such a problem in the UK film and TV industries.
Following the online success of Hood Docurmentary created by Kayode Ewumi and Tyrell Williams, BBC Three has released the first of six newly commissioned episodes that follow 'triple threat' Reece aka R.S aka Roll Safe in his 'Hood' as he lives his life as a 'young and upcoming creative'.
A new wave of super-rich are moving in to London's poshest neighbourhoods. The Nigerians are coming and they're spending big on luxury, education and property. Fuelled by a boom in oil, gas and telecoms, Nigeria is now Africa's largest economy. Filmed over six months, this fun and fascinating documentary from Minnow Films follows the lives of a handful of wealthy young Nigerians as they live what's dubbed 'the shuttle life' between Lagos and London.