Remel London has teamed up with Simply Justified Productions and Circle Channel to executively produce her the second series of her entertainment show The Show Room. For this brand new three part series, Remel London invites her talented celebrity friends George The Poet, the cast of Sky Living's Venus vs Mars, actor and 4Music presenter Jazzie Zonzolo and more for fun and games. Check out the trailer above.
The Show Room launches on Monday 11th May 2015 at 7pm
The BFI (British Film Institute) has appointed Deborah Williams to the new role of diversity manager. Williams commences her role at the BFI on June 1 to help push forward its diversity agenda and augment the Three Ticks initiative across all BFI funding activities. Joining the BFI from Arts Council England (ACE) where she was senior officer, policy and research, equality and diversity, Williams will sit within the BFI Film Fund team and report directly to Film Fund director Ben Roberts.
Developed by the BFI and backed by UK producers’ association Pact, Three Ticks requires all recipients of BFI Lottery film production funding to demonstrate commitment to encouraging diverse representation across their workforces, creating opportunities for training and skills development and on-going career progression, and advancing the portrayal of under-represented stories and groups on screen. Williams’ responsibilities will include working with BFI head of production Fiona Morham to support producers of BFI-backed productions – of which there are an average of 25-30 per year – to implement the Three Ticks guidelines.
Roberts said he had been encouraged to see the industry engage with the Three Ticks guidelines introduced last year and said Williams had an “inspiring approach to diversity which is constructive and enabling”.
“Deborah’s appointment is the most important next step for us in supporting the implementation of the guidelines and working with the industry on addressing perceived challenges to diversity, as well as supporting us here at the BFI as we strive to diversify the UK’s filmmakers, the kind of stories told on film, and the audiences who enjoy them,” he added.
Williams said the BFI had “set the tone and shown real leadership around diversity in the industry”.
“Developing the three ticks, working with partners and supporting the industry as it rethinks and reimagines the world around us on film is an opportunity that I relish and am greatly looking forward to embracing,” she said of her new role.
TriForce Creative Network (TCN), (formerly known as TriForce Promotions), has announced the launch of its new production company TriForce Productions. Supported by Red Planet Pictures, TriForce Productions will focus on creating quality, mainstream content, showcasing new voices and emerging talent to the broadest audience.
Tony Jordan MD, Red Planet Pictures, says; “I have followed the TCN’s work over the years and have always seen them as a driven company, genuinely invested in the development of talent and in changing the face of our industry for the better. The issue with diversity in the industry is not a lack of talent, just a lack of avenues for that talent to be reached. The TCN are opening up those avenues. We are delighted to provide creative backing to TriForce Productions, to help broadcasters access that talent and engage their audiences with programming that better reflects our contemporary culture.”
Set in present day London, Jackie (Nadine Marshall) is pregnant and knows it’s not her husband’s (Idris Elba). She says she hasn’t slept with anybody else, now she doesn’t know if she is losing her mind. Communication, trust and intimacy are at the heart of this warm, fearless family drama as Jackie struggles to explain news of her pregnancy. Over the course of a year the film follows Jackie, husband Mark and their 11 year old son JJ (Kai Francis Lewis) as this ordinary family struggles for answers as accusations start to fly.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced the call for applications for BAFTA Crew, the professional networking and skills development programme for below-the-line film and television practitioners. Applications are open at http://bit.ly/BAFTACrew to individuals from across the UK and, for the first time, to professionals living in London. The deadline for applications is Thursday 19 May 2015.
BAFTA Crew aims to support career progression by connecting crew talent with their peers and established industry figures throughout the country. The initiative is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery funds, through the Skills Investment Funds, and run in partnership with Creative England in the English regions.
Check out the trailer for Safe House, an ITV1 four-part drama created and written by Michael Crompton and directed by Marc Evans. Robert (Christopher Eccleston) a former detective and Katy (Marsha Thomason) a teacher are asked by close friend and police officer Mark (Paterson Joseph), to turn their remote guest house into a safe house. However, by the looks of things, trouble isn't too far away.
Toby Jones (Marvellous, The Girl), Lesley Sharp (Scott And Bailey, The Shadow Line) Wunmi Mosaku (Dancing On The Edge, In The Flesh) and Adeel Akhtar (Utopia, Four Lions) are set to star in BAFTA-winning Peter Bowker’s adaptation of John Lanchester’s critically acclaimed and bestselling novel Capital, produced by Kudos for BBC One.
Joined by Rachael Stirling (Detectorists, The Bletchley Circle), Gemma Jones (Marvellous, The Lady Vanishes), Robert Emms (Atlantis, War Horse), Bryan Dick (Wolf Hall, Eric And Ernie) and Radoslaw Kaim (Spies Of Warsaw, Wallander), the line-up will also include multi-award-winning Indian actress Shabana Azmi and, fresh from her Olivier award-winning role in West End musical Once, Zrinka Cvitešić.
Set on a single street in South London, Capital is a portrait of a road transformed by soaring property prices: what was once the home of modest lower-middle class families, Pepys Road has been continuously gentrified into a street of multi-million pound houses.