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DAVID REVIEWS AT FOCUS
30 November 2017

On the 5th and 6th December, The Location Guide is taking over the Islington Business Design Centre for its Focus jamboree.

This is the third year of Focus and once again it will provide an opportunity to hugely extend your knowledge about location possibilities while popping into events such as the two sessions moderated by DAVID's editor, one of which is a special edition of CraftWorks


Not bloody CraftWorks again... what's the other event DAVID is involved with? On Tuesday morning there's a session called 'Let's Talk About Sex' which will be a Question Time-style discussion of how advertising is being affected by 'Free the Bid'; the revelations prompted by Harvey Weinstein's appalling conduct; how advertising needs to react to the ramifications of the #MeToo phenomenon; the industry's approach to flexible working hours; and anything else raised by the audience.

The panel - which will be moderated by David Reviews editor Jason Stone - is Caitlin Ryan; Karen Cunningham; Kate Tweed; Lyndy Stout; and Dorothy Allen Pickard.


You must have received loads of questions. Not so far. Please send yours to jason@davidreviews.com. Questions can be asked anonymously or - if you're attending the event - from the floor.


And what about the brunch? Anyone who attends 'Let's Talk About Sex' will receive a ticket to the complimentary brunch which follows at 11.00 where there will be an opportunity to ask panellists any questions you didn't want to ask in front of the whole class.


And what are you doing for CraftWorks? The headline event is a second round of Strictly Come Christmas. Lyndy Stout, Anna Carpen and Paul Burke will offer their verdict on a second batch of this season's TV commercials and if it's half as good as it was last time, it'll be a great deal of fun.

In addition Jeremy Barnes, Trent Simpson and - if he's available - Kevin Thomas will look back on a Mini campaign that took them around the world.

And young French director Julia Weber will show off the film that won the Ciclope Straight 8 competition and describe why and how she made it.


I only turn up for these events if there's a drink in it for me. You're in luck. There will be a free drinks reception for everyone who attends CraftWorks where you will be able to schmooze with the panellists in a relaxed environment... well, until the Business Design Centre staff begin passively-aggressively collecting glasses ten minutes before it's due to end.


Anything else? There are loads of other events... though, obviously, these two will be the best.


Does it cost a fortune to attend? No. it's free. Just REGISTER HERE and then head up on the day and join in.

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TEEMU NIUKKANEN IS BOOTLEG MATERIAL.

Bootleg Films have tapped Finnish director and comedy writer Teemu Niukkanen to join their TVC roster.


ALL NEW CRAFTWORKS - FEBRUARY 11TH.

Our live show CraftWorks is being relaunched at a new venue and with new sponsors.


STITCH CHAMPION BEN CORFIELD.

Stitch have promoted Homespun editor Ben Corfield to their main roster.


PAPAYA LAUNCH YOUNG DIRECTORS COMPETITION

Papaya Films have launched the sixth edition of their Young Directors Competition.


AYSE ALTINOK HEADS TO IDENTITY

IDENTITY have signed filmmaker Ayse Altinok to their roster for US representation.


ALAN FRIEL JOINS DARK ENERGY.

Dark Energy's ongoing talent search has now led them to seasoned filmmaker Alan Friel.


ELECTRIC THEATRE COLLECTIVE'S PRODUCTIVE NEW TRIO.

Electric Theatre Collective are pleased to announce the hires of Polly Durrance, Elle Lockhart, and Antonia Vlasto.


NINA MEREDITH ARRIVES AT OUTSIDER.

Outsider have signed director Nina Meredith to both their main roster and their sports content wing, Insider.


SONNY LONDON WELCOME IMANOL

Sonny London have added an Iberian twist to their roster by recruiting Spanish director IMANOL.


JUAN PABLO ZARAMELLA JOINS NERD

NERD Productions have signed distinguished animator Juan Pablo Zaramella to their roster.


GREGGS ROLL WITH IT.

Any product launch that riles Piers Morgan is off to a good start, and that's precisely the reaction that has greeted Greggs and their new vegan sausage roll.


EDA 2019

An annual contest in Ireland which aims to identify and nurture new directorial talent has sent a strong signal of intent by renaming itself.


ITV RING IN THE CHANGES.

ITV's idents are to receive a weekly makeover courtesy of a new initiative called ITV Creates.


THE RISE AND RISE OF SEB EDWARDS.

Seb Edward's already high profile received a boost when he directed the most recent John Lewis Christmas ad.


TOMAS JONSGÅRDEN IS INDEPENDENT

Independent Films have signed Swedish director Tomas Jonsgården to their roster.


ACADEMY REWARDS.

2018 was a very good year for Academy Films.


THE VISIONARIES SCORE A BRACE.

Indie director ensemble The Visionaries are pleased to announce the signings of Paul Casey and Toby Meakins.


THE QUIET AMBITION OF COURTNEY PHILLIPS

Courtney Phillips has the perfect blend of youth and experience as he looks to take his career to the next level.


EWAN JONES MORRIS JOINS FRIENDS ELECTRIC

Friends Electric have signed award-winning director Ewan Jones Morris to their roster for representation.


BISCUIT SIGN RACHEL MCDONALD AND THE GLUE SOCIETY.

Biscuit Filmworks have gone on a pre-Christmas signing spree by adding a brace of new directors to their roster.


ARMOURY BRING IN THE BIG GUNS.

Production company Armoury added some serious ammunition to their offer when Matt Hichens and Nicci Clark join the team earlier this year, and they're already feeling the benefits.


TWO THROUGH THE DOOR AT KODE.

Kode have bolstered their roster by signing directors Huse Monfaradi and Locky for representation.


LIEF WELCOME SAVANAH LEAF.

Those who believe in nominative determinism will be pleased to know that director-stroke-photographer Savanah Leaf has joined the roster at Lief.


NERD PRODUCTIONS SIGN BRETT DE VOS

NERD Productions have completed the signing of filmmaker Brett De Vos for representation.


HARVEY PEARSON JOINS MY ACCOMPLICE

Director Harvey Pearson has joined the roster at My Accomplice.


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