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PODCAST - WES POLLITT
18 April 2018

Wes Pollitt has directed TV commercials and serious documentaries but when we recorded a podcast with him a few weeks ago, we mainly wanted to know about the iconic TV series he's worked on, including 'Wife Swap', 'First Dates' and 'Hunted'.

His is an amazing story and he tells it with real charm so we heartily recommend you pop your headphones on and find out how these TV classics were made.

This is the second consecutive podcast that had to be recorded away from the comfort and expertise of String & Tins. So please don't hold them accountable for the slightly echoy recording... twas our fault, not theirs.


The David Reviews podcasts would not be possible without the wonderful people at String & Tins. They provide studio facilities, a brilliant sound engineer, editing assistance, invaluable advice and unbeatable hospitality.
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IT'S JUST SO FOR ALI ALVAREZ.

Just So have appointed their first Head of Creative in the form of industry veteran Ali Alvarez.


ALLIE AVITAL JOINS SMUGGLER.

Smuggler are pleased to announce the arrival of director Allie Avital to their worldwide roster.


STRAIGHT 8 @ FOCUS... AND YOUR CHANCE TO TAKE PART FOR FREE!

straight 8 will be premiering their next Companies Shootout entries at The Location Guide's Focus London event on Tuesday, 3 December. There's still time to be part of this amazing competition, and DAVID REVIEWS is enabling one lucky company to dodge the 500 entry fee!


DAVE LUDLAM BRINGS COLOUR TO JAMVFX.

Seasoned colourist Dave Ludlam has joined JAMVFX to spearhead their new grading division.


BELIEVE MEDIA HAVE FAITH IN JACK WEATHERLEY.

Believe Media have bolstered their already impressive commercial roster by signing director Jack Weatherley.


VISION WELCOME RYAN EDDLESTON.

In-demand cinematographer Ryan Eddleston is the latest to join Vision's bespoke roster.


ALL THE STRAIGHT 8 COMPANY SHOOTOUT WINNERS... RANKED.

All the straight 8 Company Shootout winners... ranked.


OB MANAGEMENT SNAP UP SHAUN JAMES GRANT.

Shaun James Grant has joined OB Management's diverse roster of directors for representation.


BEC CUNNINGHAM JOINS FINGER MUSIC.

Experienced sales rep Bec Cunningham has joined the team at Finger Music.


JAVIER SANTAELLA'S ON THE UP AT GRAMERCY PARK STUDIOS.

Gramercy Park Studios are understandably chuffed after appointing Javier Santaella as Head of Motion Graphics.


NICE BISCUITS EXPLORE THE CUTTING-EDGE OF TECHNOLOGY.

Nice Biscuits founder Russell Shaw loves a challenge, especially a technological one... we find out how he's made it his company's USP.


A NEW START FOR NEW LAND.

Scandinavian production company New Land are UK-bound as they announce the launch of their new London office.


LIA BRING THEMSELVES INTO DISREPUTE.

The LIA's decision to spring Ted Royer upon an unsuspecting audience of young creatives was a toxic misjudgment.


JASON EVANS JOINS PUNDERSONS GARDENS.

Pundersons Gardens are pleased to announce the signing of director Jason Evans to their roster for UK representation.


MINDSEYE SCORE UNCLE FRIENDLY

MindsEye have signed Australian director Uncle Friendly to their roster for UK representation.


A ROGUE'S SALARY FOR KATE TAYLOR.

Kate Taylor has been handed the reins at Rogue Films where she will combine the roles of Managing Director and Executive Producer.


SPENCER DODD IS A MERMAN.

Transatlantic production company Merman say they are "incredibly proud" to welcome Spencer Dodd to their London office.


NEXUS STUDIOS HIRE JULIET TIERNEY.

Industry veteran Juliet Tierney has joined Nexus Studios in Los Angeles as an executive producer.


ARMOURY ENLIST OTIS DOMINIQUE.

Up-and-coming filmmaker Otis Dominique has joined Armoury for worldwide representation.


FULL LINE-UP FOR CRAFTWORKS.

The full line-up for next Monday's CraftWorks.


TWENTYFOURSEVEN AND RADIOAKTIVE FILM JOIN FORCES IN POLAND.

Two powerhouses of production services have joined forces to create a new offer in Poland.


SAVANAH LEAF JOINS ACADEMY FILMS.

Olympian-turned-filmmaker Savanah Leaf has agreed to join Academy Films for representation in the UK and Europe.


LEMONADE RAISE A GLASS TO JUST SO.

Just So - the creative studio co-founded by Jonny Madderson and Jono Stevens - have joined the roster at Lemonade Reps.


STEVIE RUSSELL SEES RED RAGE.

Dublin's Red Rage Films are pleased to announce the signing of director Stevie Russell for commercial and music video representation.


BEERS FOR NINETEENTWENTY AT THEIR NEW FARRINGDON HQ.

Beers for nineteentwenty at their new Farringdon HQ


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