David Reviews

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FIFTH SPIN FOR HOMESPUN YARNS' ANNUAL COMPETITION.

Homespun Yarns used the stage at March's CraftWorks to announce the theme for this year's short film competition and it's set the contest up to be the best yet.

Aspiring filmmakers submitting their entries before the 27th April deadline need to concentrate on just one word... if.

This makes it the most open brief yet and given the boost that Homespun Yarns has given to the directing careers of previous participants, it ought to attract a healthy collection of excellent entries.

At DAVID REVIEWS, we are massive supporters of this competition. Every decision taken by Stitch Editing over the past five years has been guided by the best of instincts and they have created a formula designed to unearth new talent while giving young editors, VFX artists and sound designers a brilliant opportunity to add to their portfolio of skills.

It is free to enter, and if your idea is good enough to be one of those selected by the panel then you will have an unparalleled opportunity to advance your career.

So download the brief and devote a little time to coming up with a brilliant idea... you'll regret it *if* you don't.

Visit Homespun Yarns' website for more information and the opportunity to watch the finalists for the first four years of the competition. You can also download the brief and learn how you can enter in 2018. Deadline: 27th April.

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CHRIS LABROOY JOINS NEXUS.

Filmmaker and all-round digital whizz Chris Labrooy is the latest to join the Nexus roster for worldwide representation.


MPC CREATIVE HAVE A TASTE FOR LEMONADE.

MPC Creative are the latest production company to join Corin West's stable at Lemonade.


CHANNEL 4'S DIVERSITY IN ADVERTISING AWARD RETURNS

Channel 4 have launched their annual award for Diversity in Advertising - with a £1 million prize.


HARALD ZWART BRINGS HOLLYWOOD TOUCH TO TANTRUM'S ROSTER.

Acclaimed director Harald Zwart brings a bit of Hollywood glamour to tantrum as the Berwick Street outfit continue with bold recruitment drive.


CAPTAIN'S BLOG: REBRANDING 'THE FIRM'.

The Royal Family is either well-advised or they have a fantastic instinct for marketing their 'product'.


PARTIZAN WELCOME JAMES F COTON.

Filmmaker James F Coton has become the latest addition to Partizan's diverse ensemble.


PODCAST - THE BRITISH ARROWS 2018

On May 16th, the British Arrows presented their annual awards and DAVID editor wandered the venue in search of interviewees.


SKY STALWART JACQUES SALMON JOINS 76.

Jacques Salmon has made quite a name for himself directing promos for Sky... now he's available for TVCs courtesy of 76 Ltd.


TILL NOWAK HEADS TO NEXUS STUDIOS

Nexus Studios have signed director Till Nowak to their roster for commercial representation.


ELLIE JOHNSON MAKES THE CUT AT TENTHREE.

Ellie Johnson says she is taking her career "to the next level" after joining tenthree's editing roster.


JB CARLIN IS BOOTLEG MATERIAL.

Bootleg London are pleased to welcome American filmmaker JB Carlin to their roster.


WATCH STRAIGHT 8'S CANNES SHOW FROM THE COMFORT OF HOME.

We have some great news for Straight 8 fans who aren't attending this year's Cannes Film Festival.


IAIN FORSYTH AND JANE POLLARD JOIN PRETTYBIRD.

Directing duo Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard have joined Prettybird for UK representation.


QUENTIN JONES SIGNS TO RSA FILMS

RSA Films have signed director, illustrator, and photographer Quentin Jones for UK representation.


JELLY LONDON SIGN CABEZA PATATA.

Jelly London have added animation duo Cabeza Patata to their Futures roster.


PODCAST - THE REAL LIVING WAGE

Our latest podcast examines the issue on everyone's lips through the prism of The Real Living Wage initiative.


ITN PRODUCTIONS'
DEEP ROSTER.

ITN Productions have developed a roster built around their obvious strengths as story-tellers.


DAVIDE PASCOLO ARRIVES AT JOGGER.

Jogger Studios have added Flame artist Davide Pascolo to their talent pool.


YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS OUR MAY CRAFTWORKS.

The headline act at our May CraftWorks will be a reunion of those behind the game-changing 2011 John Lewis Christmas ad.


BARRY KIMBER JOINS FAT LEMON

Barry Kimber - once part of the duo Albert - has joined the roster at Fat Lemon.


CAPTAIN'S BLOG: MERGER MOST FOUL.

As news breaks of Asda's flirtation with Sainsbury's, what are the implications for the advertising industry.


HAYLEY MORRIS JOINS NERD PRODUCTIONS.

Animation director and artist Hayley Morris has joined NERD Productions for commercial representation.


THE ADCAN AWARDS ARE BACK.

Creative body ADCAN have opened the 2018 edition of their filmmaking contest.


SOUNDS OF THE SEA.

Havas London and Sharp's Brewery have launched ‘Keynvor' - a musical venture designed to help keep Cornwall's Atlantic coast in good nick.


ROSE HENDRY JOINS HLA.

Scottish filmmaker Rose Hendry has joined HLA for commercial representation.


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