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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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ADAM SMYTH BRINGS A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE TO STRING AND TINS.

Sound designer Adam Smyth brings a wealth of experience with him to String and Tins.


RATTLING STICK’S NEW BEAT.

Rattling Stick have launched Dirty Work - a roster of new talent, as well as setting up a dedicated music video department with producer Emma Wellbelove at the helm.


DARK ENERGY WELCOME SYE ALLEN.

Sye Allen says he's "ready to spread his wings" as a director by signing with Dark Energy for commercial representation.


AMANDA BLUE JOINS SKUNK FOR TRANS-ATLANTIC REPRESENTATION.

Director Amanda Blue has joined SKUNK's roster on both sides of the Atlantic.


JOHN O'HAGAN HEADS FOR 2AM.

2AM Films have signed director John O'Hagan to their roster for commercial representation.


PODCAST - DANISH DIRECTOR LAERKE HERTHONI.

Danish director Laerke Herthoni joins Jason Stone on the beach at Cannes to talk ballet and film-making.


RICH LEE ENTERS KODE.

Few people are brave enough to chuck their day job working for Disney and strike out on their own.... but that's exactly what Kode's new signing Rich Lee did.


ALEX LILL JOINS SOMESUCH

Somesuch have signed director Alex Lill to their roster for worldwide music promo and commercial representation.


MINDSEYE LAND IBON LANDA.

MindsEye are pleased to confirm the signing of Spanish filmmaker Ibon Landa for commercial representation.


THE HOMESPUN YARNS CONTENDERS.

The team at Homespun Yarns have completed their selection process and a quartet of filmmakers will soon be shooting their scripts.


ENGLAND EXPECTS... YOU TO ATTEND PARK VILLAGE'S WORLD CUP PARTY.

Park Village are holding a World Cup party tonight in the garden at The Edinboro' Castle pub.


SAM MASON HEADS TO HORNET

Hornet have signed director Sam Mason to their roster for global Representation.


DARLING STAND UP FOR THE COMMON GOOD.

Darling's signing spree shows no sign of abating as the company welcome Canadian directing collective Common Good to these shores.


BORED ON THE 4TH OF JULY? COME TO CRAFTWORKS!

On the evening of July 4th, we're putting together the last CraftWorks before the summer break.


CAPTAIN'S BLOG: CANNES: WE KICK IT.

Cannes Lions may have reduced the number of days but they added yet more awards.


INDY8 SIGNS THE ROOS BROTHERS

Indy8 have signed the Roos Brothers for commercial representation in the UK and Europe.


PODCAST - FEED ME LIGHT

Four key figures from animation studio Feed me Light join DAVID on the beach at Cannes.


PARK VILLAGE UNVEIL HARRY REAVLEY.

Park Village have bolstered their roster with the signing of director Harry Reavley.


PODCAST - NICE SHIRT FILMS

In the second of the beach podcasts from Cannes, Jason Stone spoke to Richard Martin, Tareq, and Bethan Keane of Nice Shirt Films.


TU & NICK AND THIBAUT GREVET JOIN KNUCKLEHEAD.

Directing duo Tu & Nick and filmmaker Thibaut Grevet are the latest to join Knucklehead's UK roster for commercial representation.


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT.

A trio of news items for those keen to unwind after a hard day's Cannes-ing.


PODCAST - DIANE MCARTER

Furlined's and Film Craft jury president Diane McArter catches up with Jason Stone on the beach at Cannes.


IN WITH THE 'DUBLIN OLD SCHOOL' CROWD.

Mad Cow Films director Dave Tynan is primed for the release of his debut feature film, 'Dublin Old School'.


JW COLLECTIVE WELCOME PARK VILLAGE.

Production company Park Village and their stablemate Park Village Studios have joined Jane White's ensemble at JW Collective.


STRAIGHT 8 INDUSTRY SHOOTOUT 2018

In Cannes this week? For the price of a sip of Rosé, you could attend Straight 8's Industry Shootout and witness the agony of twenty companies who rashly threw their hats into the ring.


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