Reposted from The Guardian
Golden Globe winner and Oscar-nominated actor Marianne Jean-Baptiste is joining the second series of hit ITV drama Broadchurch.
Jean-Baptiste, who starred in CBS television series Without a Trace, Mike Leigh's Secrets and Lies, The Murder of Stephen Lawrence and this year's remake of the film RoboCop, is to play a role written especially for her by Broadchurch writer and creator Chris Chibnall.
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.
The 2014 Arquiva British Academy Television Awards took place in London last night (Sunday 18th May) celebrating the best TV over the last year. ITV and Channel 4 did cleaned up with eight awards each with the Beeb picking up two. See below for the list below – did any of your faves win?
Reposted from Televisual
Shine North and Green Door, the production company set up by actor and producer Idris Elba, have signed a co-production deal to develop factual programming. The agreement follows the collaboration with Elba on Idris Elba: King of Speed. The Shine North/Shine TV co-production premiered on BBC2 in December 2013 and has sold to over 100 territories globally.
The deal sees Shine North and Green Door working together to develop and produce factual programmes for the UK and international market, with Elba in producer and presenter capacities and drawing on additional expertise from within Shine Group as relevant. Shine International will distribute projects internationally.
Check out the video above to see presenter Ria Hebden (@Funkachick) go behind the scenes at April's Monologue Slam.
The monthly event aims to connect young, talented actors with key people in theatre, film & television by giving them a platform to showcase their talents. The next Monologue Slam is scheduled for Friday 16th May and will take place at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Click here for more info on how to attend and take part in future events.
Check out the promo for the brand new series of Youngers. The E4 hit show set in south-east London follows a group of friends – Jay, Yemi and Davina – as they negotiate their way through teenage life in a world that's more about swagger than straight A's.
The series returns on Wednesday 7th May at 7.30pm on E4.
Starts April 3rd 12.05am on Channel 4
In collaboration with multi-platform magazine Dazed, Channel 4's Music Nation series profiles the glory days of the UK's best underground music scenes over the last 25 years. In five documentaries, this landmark exploration of British youth culture will take in all the key players, fashions and music from five iconic underground scenes – UK garage, Bristol bass, jungle, hardcore punk and Balearic. Kicking it all off is Brandy & Coke, from garage author and photographer Ewen Spencer. See below for more info or click here.
The award-winning web series Dear Jesus returned in March for a third series. Created and produced by Wonderlondon Films, the show revolves around youg fashion journalist Mercedes whose life falls apart so writes prayers to Jesus on her laptop to make sense of it all. Catch up on the series so far below and tune in to youtube.com/dearjesustv every Sunday at 8pm for fresh new episodes.
If you missed it, check out the annual BAFTA Television lecture delivered by Lenny Henry. In it he focusses his discussion on the opportunities for black andminority ethnic groups in the TV industry today.