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Author: Dean Morris

May 2018

Special Guests We are really fortunate to have Sally Bowman with us this month. Sally recently joined the Royal Television Society as the East Midlands representative, and is coming to talk to you about the activity in our region  including the RTS awards, bursary schemes and other things such as commissioning and producing. ABOUT SALLY BOWMAN Sally is the weeklies editor for BBC East Midlands in charge of the multi-skilled team which produces Inside Out East Midlands and half hour specials for BBC One, Two and Four. Her team broke the Sports Direct story which changed working conditions inside...

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April 2018

Cinematography Special! KARL POYZER CINEMATOGRAPHER Karl Poyzer is a UK-based cinematographer working in feature films, music promos, shorts and commercials internationally. Alongside his love and talent for narrative work, Karl has shot commercials for clients all over the world including British Airways, Amazon and Jaguar/Land Rover. TOM PIERREPONT CINEMATOGRAPHER Tom started his career with studio performance & non-narrative music videos with various labels in London including Sony, Warner, Capitol etc. In the last year & a half, he’s stepped into fashion films, narrative music promos and TV commercials, including a car commercial he shot in South Africa. One of...

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March 2018

  Swing by this Thursday for our very first Showreel Showdown! Have you got a showreel? If it’s under 3 minutes, please send it in to We will be playing selected showreels on the evening, and you’ll be ableto come up and introduce yourself on the night. This has been very beneficial for artists in the past when they’ve been able to show their showreels during our ‘extended Pitch Up’ sessions, so we thought we’d make an evening of...

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BEN RICHARDS FILM PRODUCER We are very excited to announce that Mr Ben Richards will be joining us on the Q&A panel tomorrow! Ben Richards is a UK film producer, and managing director of Animus Pictures. Ben successfully produced his debut feature film ‘TRAVELLERS’ in 2011, which achieved a theatrical release in the UK and Germany and was re- released in 2014 as ‘GYPSY FIGHTER’. This was followed by ‘DRUNK ON LOVE’, which was released in the US on Amazon Prime in 2015, and later in the UK. He has produced several feature films since, including his comedy feature...

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JOHN WILLIAMS HORROR FILM DIRECTOR We are very excited to announce that Mr John Williams will be joining us on the Q&A panel this Thursday evening! It’s going to be an awesome night. John started writing/directing/producing films back in 2014 when he made ‘The Mothertown’, a micro budget b-movie zombie comedy shot with funds of just ¬£500. He had zero experience in filmmaking at this point. The following year, he stepped up a gear to create ‘The Slayers’, which did very well on the festival circuit winning many awards. Then last year came ‘Crispy’s Curse’, another horror comedy shot...

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