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FOCUS ON CRAFTWORKS

Between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm on Wednesday 7th December, DAVID REVIEWS and the APA are putting on their latest CraftWorks Show at the Business Design Centre in Islington where it will be part of a two-day event called Focus which is put together by Clara Le of The Location Guide.

While our event will obviously be the best part, we urge you to take a look at the whole programme as there is lots going on, much to learn from Clara's other happenings, and a massive networking opportunity as you mingle with filmmakers and service companies from all around the world.

And it's all entirely FREE. Visit the Focus website and click the REGISTER NOW button.

Advertising Production Company Association Spain  

As usual, CraftWorks will be made up of a number of sessions and followed by a Drinks Reception (which is invitation only - once you've registered as a delegate, email jason@davidreviews.com if you want to be on the guest list).

The Drinks Reception is sponsored by the lovely and generous people who run the Advertising Production Company Association Spain.

And the sessions are:


1. The making of... giffgaff's 2016 Halloween ad.



Tom Rainsford of giffgaff will be joined by his colleague Abi Pearl and producer Matthew Fone to talk about giffgaff's relationship with Halloween; Tom's hands-on approach to the company's marketing; and how he came to direct this year's seasonal offering himself.


2. Why I signed... Ehsan B.



Skunk London's Kate Taylor will be joined by charismatic young director Ehsan B and describe what it was about him and his work that persuaded her to invite him to join her company's roster.


3. Outside the Box with Lee Pavey.



In a celebration of risk, Lee Pavey of the Electric Theatre Collective will be joined by a special guest to talk about a creative undertaking outside the realm of advertising which was made for the sheer thrill of it... but still managed to generate commercial opportunities.


4. The Reunion - Cadbury Gorilla.



Matthew Fone - producer of one of the most famous and best-loved commercials of all time will be joined by other people who helped to make it and showing off some behind the scenes footage which has never been seen before. This will be an unmissable insight into advertising at its very best.

CraftWorks is a proper celebration of the wonderful work you all do and it's designed to be entertaining as well as providing worthwhile and fascinating insights.

Please come along if you can. If you don't enjoy it, we'll repay your admission money!

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STRANGELOVE FOR TUBBY BROTHER AND FLASH FACTORY.

StrangeLove have made a double signing: filial duo Tubby Brother and Marco Prestini, aka Flash Factory.


ARNO SALTERS IS RIFF RAFF

Riff Raff have signed multi-talented director Arno Salters to their roster.


NUR CASADEVALL ENLISTS WITH COLONEL BLIMP.

Colonel Blimp have signed Barcelona-based director and photographer Nur Casadevall for UK representation.


BIG EVENTS TO CELEBRATE THE IPA'S CENTENARY.

The IPA is celebrating its 100th birthday in style with a series of impressive events.


HENRY MASON'S BOLD NEW REEL.

Director Henry Mason is now being represented by BOLD, and that gave us the excuse to catch with him in Australia.


JOHN MCAVOY'S TALE OF REDEMPTION

At the latest of Just So's screenings exploring the realm of influence the audience was captivated by John McAvoy's extraordinary story of redemption.


SID ROBERSON: AN APPRECIATION.

Sid Roberson was a giant in every sense of the word and his loss has been keenly felt.


RODRIGO GARCIA SAIZ JOINS MINDSEYE

Rodrigo Garcia Saiz joins MindsEye for representation in the UK.


BRET EASTON ELLIS IS A DEVIL YOU KNOW.

Author Bret Easton Ellis has turned his hand to directing lately and - through US production company The Devil You Know - he's available for TV commercials.


DP NICK MORRIS JOINS VISION.

Vision have added cinematographer and all-round creative spark Nick Morris to their Emerging Talent roster.


GENEVIEVE SHEPPARD ARRIVES AT BRF

BRF’s recruitment drive continues with the signing of Genevieve Sheppard as their new Executive Producer and Head of Production.


DANIEL HOPE IS AN AARDMAN

Aardman Animation have signed Amsterdam based animation director Daniel Hope.


BRINGING HOME THE BAFTA

Congratulations to the team behind 'Home' who brought home the BAFTA for Best Short Film.


BACK 'THE WAY BACK'

A trio of creatives at Grey London have set up a KickStarter to help them fund an ambitious project which aims to use VR to boost those affected by affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s.


NEXUS BRINGS THE GRUFFALO TO LIFE

Nexus debut an app which brings the beloved children's character to life.


JEFF LABBÉ JOINS FURLINED IN THE US

Commercial director Jeff Labbé has joined Furlined for US representation.


ALEX BOUTELL HAS A TANTRUM

The notoriously small and selective tantrum have brought a new director into the fold.


LUCAS BORRÁS IS A NERD

Internationally renowned director Lucas Borrás joins Nerd for UK representation.


REPORT FROM THE SUPER BOWL ARMCHAIR

While the New England Patriots earned an historic 34-28 comeback victory, there were also some commercials broadcast during this year’s Super Bowl. Just how we like it!


FREEFOLK BECOME NEW YORK FOLK

Freefolk are ready to embark on their US adventure as they open their New York office.


ADAM WITTEN GETS A WORK PROMOTION

Work Editorial promote director turned editor Adam Witten to their roster.


MONTHLY CRAFTWORKS ARE A GO GO

The first CraftWorks of 2017 drew an audience of around one-and-a-half million to hear an excellent line-up talking about what they do and how they do it.


THEY'RE FRIENDS ELECTRIC

Friend Electric is a new sister company to the Electric Theatre Collective.


MICHAEL LAWRENCE JOINS WANDA LONDON

It’s a pretty picture at Wanda London as they welcome director and photographer Michael Lawrence to their roster.


BORJA LÓPEZ DÍAZ HAS A VISION

Vision have added accomplished DoP Borja López Díaz to their roster.


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