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MIPCOM 2016 – A Bientot Cannes! standard

Franklin Rae has recently returned from MIPCOM, the international market for TV programmes held in sunny Cannes, and what a great market it was.  Arigatou Gozaimasu (Thank You Very Much) to  Japan which held the position of Country of Honour, they piqued our interest and opened our eyes to the array of content and formats it produces. In general though the market was balanced, it seemed to be more international and less dominated by the big US or UK producers and distributors – just as an international market should be. MIP Junior had a record attendance of 1600, there was a greater focus on original factual content for kids, than there has been in previous years – that’s not to ...

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#makegood? If anyone can… ADCAN can standard

Last week saw the great and good of the creative industry converge at The Mill for the the third installment of the ADCAN Awards – an annual competition, which champions unsigned creative talent by giving them access to industry leaders, and provides charities and social enterprises with original content to help promote their cause. Unlike other awards ceremonies, should the camera have cut to the nominees as the Grand Prix was announced, hoping to catch flashes of disappointment across the faces of those not taking the top prize, it would be rather missing the point and would probably not be the case, for the ADCAN Awards is all about supporting and nurturing young talent all in the name of incredible ...

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Saturday night saw a raft of singers, actors, comedians, presenters, producers, directors and journalists come together under one roof for the 2016 Screen Nation Awards, to celebrate the fantastic BAME talent in our industry. Following the recent #Oscarssowhite debate and the on-going conversation surrounding diversity in the industry, I had a feeling that diversity was going to be a hot topic throughout the night. As it happened Star Wars star, John Boyega made a fantastic speech after he claimed the ‘Best Male Performance in Film’ award. The actor made a few observations around the lack of roles for ethnically diverse actors on screen and said “to complain about what is going on is not going to benefit us, be the ...

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Franklin Rae attends ADCAN Awards 2015 image

The Franklin Rae team attended this years second instalment of the ADCAN Awards, hosted at the Mill. The not-for-profit creative platform is targeted at inspiring emerging filmmakers and young talent. Going off without a hitch the event featured talks from industry professionals Smith & Foulkes and Dave Buonaguidi as well as speeches from each of the charities involved! Participating charities included Engineers Without Borders, Superact, the Rucksack Project and Live Life Give Life, who were all incredibly pleased with the outcome of the films – shortlisters were each given a moment to shine when their 30-second films were debuted for the very first time. Whats more, the participating charities will be able to use the winning films to further promote awareness for their ...

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Every year, since I was about nine or ten I have anticipated ‘ Awards Season ’ like a kid before Christmas; the Golden Globes, SAGs, BAFTAs, all culminating in the glorious main event – the Academy Awards. When I was younger it used to be about the glitzy gowns and which Billy Crystal gags got Jack Nicholson chuckling behind his Ray-bans. Broadcast at around 9pm on a Monday night in New Zealand, it was a hard sell to a) be permitted to stay up on a school night to watch them and b) get my dad to give up precious international football watching time after a day at the office (jeez Dad, don’t you know that this is my FA ...

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