David Reviews

 It's the work, stupid.

CHANNEL 4 SAY PAINT THE TOWN PURPLE.
30 November 2018

Channel 4 have partnered with disability awareness group PurpleSpace to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Monday 3rd December.

The collaboration sees Channel 4 drench their familiar idents and continuity announcements in purple, whilst urging viewers to acknowledge the contributions made by disabled workers and employees.

As well carrying the charity's #PurpleLightUp hashtag, the broadcaster has also released a short film starring The Last Leg's Adam Hills and a cast of disabled employees from the likes of Virgin Media, Lloyds Bank, and Nationwide.


With its message that open-minded discussion enables us to realise the things we have in common with those who appear vastly different, the film aims to enlighten viewers as to the issues faced by disabled staff everyday.

The two-minute piece will follow Friday 30th November's edition of The Last Leg, which Channel 4 hope will inspire viewers to embrace all things purple in support. No prizes for guessing what the broadcaster's favourite Quality Street will be this Christmas, too.

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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.


CHANNEL 4 SAY PAINT THE TOWN PURPLE.

Channel 4 have partnered with disability awareness group PurpleSpace to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Monday 3rd December.


CRAFTWORKS @ FOCUS

There will be a mini CraftWorks at The Location Guide's Focus event on Wednesday 5th December. And it's free.


KLVDR JOINS PULSE FILMS.

Kalvadour Peterson aka KLVDR is the latest to join the ranks at Pulse Films for commercial and music video representation.


NIALL O'BRIEN ARRIVES AT FURLINED UK.

Furlined's director-cum-photographer Niall O'Brien is now available for UK representation after making a leap across the Atlantic.


SMUGGLER ENLIST TOM SPEERS.

Smuggler are pleased to announce the signing of "natural and instinctive filmmaker" Tom Speers for representation in the UK, Europe, and Asia.


JASON SMITH IS DED TO US.

Director Jason Smith has joined the directors roster at DED - the energetic start-up founded earlier this year - for UK representation.


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