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.
— 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.
Reposted from Deadline
British actor Malachi Kirby is set to star in an episode of Netflix’s keenly anticipated new season of Charlie Brooker’s anthology series Black Mirror with Jakob Verbruggen directing. The episode is called Men Against Fire, although plotlines are being kept closely under wraps.
Reposted from Broadcast
Music brand SBTV is planning to work more closely with indies to feature content aimed at its established online community after hiring Channel 4 commissioner Isaac Densu.
Densu has set out his vision for SBTV’s future, which includes creating a stream of “binge-able” video, after joining in the newly-created chief creative officer role in January. He has been recruited by the Jamal Edwards-founded business following a year-long stint as a C4 shorts commissioner, where his role included ordering content for digital platform All 4 and producing brand-funded shows. He now plans to evolve SBTV’s output from predominantly offering in-house content to forging partnerships with third-party producers – creating factual content and ‘niche’ programming which is tailored to its fanbase.
Reposted from Variety
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.
— Noel Clarke (@NoelClarke) November 11, 2015
Reposted from Screen International
Principal photography is due to get underway at the end of November on Noel Clarke’s Brotherhood, the third and “final” instalment in a trilogy that also includes Kidulthood (2006) and Adulthood (2008).
Unstoppable Entertainment and Maggie Monteith’s Carpalla Films have begun pre-production on the drama from BAFTA-winner Clarke, who has written the screenplay and will also direct and star.
Although plot and cast details are under wraps, Clarke will reprise his role as protagonist Sam in the feature, which is slated for release in the UK in 2016 to tie in with the 10-year anniversary of Kidulthood, which opened number one at the UK box office. The sequel Adulthood grossed more than £3.3m ($5m) at the UK box office in 2008.
Feeling a little ignored by Sean, Jamie starts to go on her first dates. However, the male attention soon starts to go to her head…
Wedding Dates is written and created by Daniel Rusteau. To catch up on all of the episodes so far, click here.
Cocky young con-artists, Jenn (Kyla Frye – Edge of Tomorrow, The Key, West10 LDN) and George (Sam Benjamin – BBC's The Crimson Field, Sky One's Little Crackers) have been making all the right moves, breaking the law, and having fun doing it. But one night after making suspiciously light work of a heavy score, they find themselves crossing the line into dangerous territory…in more ways than one…
Written, produced and starring Kyla Frye and Sam Benjamin. Directed by Sam Bradford and shot on RED (cameras used for Hollywood movies like Skyfall, Avengers and The Hobbit) with Praxima Film (who have just finished work on Will.I.Am's Lexus Commercial), DOUBLE CROSS is a five minute crime caper about two con artists who bite off more than they can chew.
Check out the trailer above. Release date: tbc.
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.
Starts Monday 20th April 9pm on ITV1.
If so, then read on. ITV is currently looking for experienced Camera Assistants to work as part of the client facing Camera team based in Manchester on a 12 month fixed term contract. You will be assisting with the rigging, de-rigging and operation of technical equipment. We are not just looking for someone to operate and maintain the equipment, although that is essential, we are also looking for an individual who can deliver outstanding service, demonstrate pro-activity and enthusiasm and work to exceed our clients expectations.
You will have a good understanding of a studio environment and the type of roles and skills required within it. You will also have an awareness and working knowledge of relevant Health & Safety legislation, policies and practices. Proven and demonstrable interest in camera and lens techniques together with basic understanding of camera mountings, dolly, track, and cranes will be required.
What is absolutely key is also an ability to work under pressure, to be creative as well as have the ability to prioritise, problem solve and be a great communicator. You will have a flexible approach, as you will be working to a varying shift pattern which may include evenings, weekends and Public Holidays.
If you want to play your part, ITV is a great place to work and develop. If you thrive in a fast paced environment where no two days are the same and you possess the technical and creative ability that will help us achieve our goals, then we’d love to hear from you.