Industry Eye



Is the small screen getting bigger?

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Set against a backdrop of fast-changing multi-media, second screen and interactive technology, it strikes us that the small screen is becoming more like feature film, with ever more stunning cinematography and A-list actors jostling to star in TV dramas.

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Vox Pop - a valid tool or just cheap TV?

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The recent birth of the royal baby -  did you spot any coverage at all? -  has produced a plethora of vox pop interviews, with the world and his wife getting stuck into a subject that really has no teeth for debate.

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Are we an equal industry?

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Last week marked the release of the eighth Creative Skillset Employment Census of the creative media industries which showed the diversity of the current workforce.

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Multi-platform release: a hit or miss?

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The much-vaunted (and rightly so in our book) first in multi-platform film releasing recently took place, as Ben Wheatley's A Field in England opened on 5 July across cinemas, DVD, Film4 and VoD simultaneously.

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Art imitating life: actors playing real life people

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There has been much press and internet speculation recently about which actor will be cast to play the brilliant theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking in a forthcoming feature biopic about his life, with Eddie Redmayne now set to tackle the role.

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BECTU's factual TV code of practice: Will it work?

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Last week at its Freelancers’ Fair, BECTU unveiled the nine points it aims will put an end to poor working conditions in factual television. Will this code of practice help make the issue go away, or is it something that will remain ignored?

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