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Fancy yourself as a film maker? Are you a brilliant broadcaster? Then this is the competition for you… @onewm #journalism #filmmaking #film #movie #journalist #broadcaster

9 Jan

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Today sees the launch of two new categories: one for corruption reporting on any media platform, sponsored by Transparency International, and one for short film covering global issues in the One World Media Awards 2014.

This is the first year that all the One World Media Award categories are open to entrants from anywhere in the world, reflecting the truly global reach of modern media.

Now in their 26th year, the One World Media Awards have a long track record of rewarding excellence in media coverage of the developing world. They highlight the unique role of journalists, filmmakers and broadcasters in increasing cultural understanding and promoting fairness and justice worldwide.

The awards ceremony is attended each year by key figures from the media industry, education, government and development NGOs. The 13 award categories cover all media platforms, from television and radio to print and digital media. Highlights include the coveted International Journalist of the Year Award, won last year by Sue Lloyd-Roberts of BBC Newsnight, the New Voice Award given for young journalists under 32 years of age and the Special Award for an outstanding media organisation in the developing world making a real impact on people’s lives.

The 13 award categories for 2014 are:

International Journalist of the Year Award;

New Voice Award;

Radio Award;

Television Award sponsored by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development;

Press Award;

Digital Media Award, sponsored by Google;

Short Film Award;

News Award;

Popular Features Award;

Documentary Award sponsored by Bertha Foundation;

Student Award;

Corruption Reporting Award sponsored by Transparency International

Special Award.

Entry details

The closing date for entries is Wednesday 29th January.

For details of categories, eligibility, fees and how to enter, visit oneworldmedia.org.uk/awards.

The award ceremony will take place in London at Kings Place, London on Tuesday 6th May 2014.

 

Moment in the spotlight for Channel 5 News….

15 Nov

Well what a difference a day makes…

As I walked past the Twihards in Leicester Square, penned up in their camping gear like cattle, my mind wasn’t on RPatz’s twinkly diamond vampire face or KStew’s newly acquired red contact lenses… it was on what makes this phenomenon so big and would I be able to chat about it concisely and coherently.

Why was I so nervous? Well, they may have been strolling down the red carpet that evening, but yesterday morning I was preparing to make my screen debut for none other than the brilliant Channel 5 News. What a difference a day makes, on Tuesday I was sat at my desk with a hot cup of coco when the phone rang with 5 News asking if I’d like to be a film critic discussing this films’ success and future. Absobloominglootly!!!

So in the space of 24 hours I was hot footing it to Leicester Square ready for my close up and as soon as I get the link I’ll share it with you all. What a coup! Very humbled to be asked, and hopefully its the start of more great things to come. In the mean time, here are a couple of shots of me on the programme.

Thanks for all your support and reading my little blog x

 

Luxury Junket – The art of not having to stand in the rain…

20 Dec

So at the moment I’m referred to as “red carpet girl” a name I’m not turning my nose up to, in any capacity, but during my time on the red carpet I’ve met more than enough people who stand side by side with me, pushing and shoving to get that one question from an A-List star. On reflection, all thirty to forty of us have been waiting  in the freezing cold for this moment and as the line is longer and you realise you’re at the far end of it, sometimes at the very bleak times, for a minute or so, we all struggling to see the amazing position that despite the cold we are currently in.

I mean who really gets to say that their job is to speak to celebrities day in day out? From up and coming stars such as Lucas Pittaway – over night sensation of Snowtown – through to George Clooney – about as A-List as you can get. I have to say I’ve got a good job, no wait a minute, I’ve got a great job. I am not ever really that star struck anymore, but for my own amusement I now have an ‘up close camera test’ in my mind, to see which stars I think are beautiful on screen but not so much in real life you know, to make sure that they are real people too, not just beautifully airbrushed aspirational fantasies.

However the reason for this post is simple. I’m always looking to up my game, learn more about this business we call show and well, let you lot know my findings. So here’s what I found out last week. A very kind producer friend of mine invited me along to the Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol junket. Tom Cruise it wasn’t – Notting Hill it was, as I sat in the corridors of Claridges just like if you were about to be sent into the headmaster and jokes started being subtly bounded around stating that one may be from Horse and Hound (how many times has that been said – yes well, I’m a rookie so I’m allowed to say it!). Thankfully this is a much nicer process. I may have been privy to a lucky day, but these junkets worked like clockwork and the interviewees were delightful, from Simon Pegg, through to Brad Bird (oh yes the  director of Krusty the Clown – I know!) each of the film stars looked as if this was the first interview of the day (even though it was second to last) and for five minutes – not one question – you could actually have a decent in depth conversation with them, which I have to say is what I completely relished in at the London Film Festival. The Film Maker Teas, for example showcased all the up and coming talent and like this interview below, with Lucas Pittaway I managed to speak in some depth with a star in the making.

So with this, it’s no surprise that these bloggers, journalists, producers do not wish to partake in red carpet gigs anymore, and now that I’ve had a taste of this luxury, it would be nice to balance it up every once in a while. But from all my endeavours over the last few months, its easier said than done to get through the door. So if anyone want’s to give me a chance to do it – oh and I will do a very good job – then that would make a lovely Xmas present! : )

Thanks for reading! x