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PODCAST: THE PRODUCTION SERVICE SECTOR.

The idea for our latest podcast came about during the Cannes Festival in June. DAVID REVIEWS was invited to join The Location Guide's beach lounge and a lot of the conversations we had with companies from around the world who provide productions services for TVCs centred on their invisibility.

Despite playing a major role in a huge number of productions, they are seldom included in the plethora of credits that come our way.

Last Thursday morning, DAVID met with Jeremy Barnes of Palma Pictures; LS Productions' Marie Owen; The Lift's Avelino Rodríguez; and 24/7's Ivo van Vollenhoven to talk about this issue and to generally shine a light on a side of the industry which receives remarkably little attention.


You can listen to the podcast on this page or - if you prefer - it's available on iTunes... just search for 'the David Reviews podcasts'.

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Five of our favourite weird, strange, and truly bizarre ads from 2017.


THREE OF THE BEST FOR BLINKINK.

Blinkink have added three directors to their burgeoning roster: Rune Spaans, Michael Marczewski, and Alex Grigg.


DOMINIC O’RIORDAN JOINS FAMILIA

Familia are delighted to add award-winning director Dominic O’Riordan to their roster.


BANG TV SIGN US DIRECTOR RUDI SCHWAB

Bang TV are extremely excited to have added Rudi Schwab to their roster and it's not just because he's "not a car guy".


MARK PELLINGTON IS READY TO RUMBLE.

American filmmaker Mark Pellington has joined Rumble Films for UK representation.


THE DE BLINKKS HEAD TO COLONEL BLIMP

Colonel Blimp have signed award winning photographic and filmmaking collective the De Blinkks to their roster.


NEXUS STUDIOS SIGN CHROMOSPHERE

Nexus have signed US-based design and animation studio Chromosphere to their roster.


JAMES LEES JOINS OUTSIDER

Director James Lees has joined Outsider Films.


ATTILIO THE HUNGRY

Attilio Gianfrancesco has bolstered the marketing team at film production company MindsEye and he's determined to give a further boost to their impressive momentum.


BURGER GRAB JIM FIELD SMITH.

Accomplished film and TV director Jim Field Smith has joined Burger Films for commercial representation.


NICK AND CHLOÉ JOIN BLINK ART.

Directors-stroke-photographers Nick West and Chloé Claverie have joined Blink Art for UK representation.


PODCAST: THE PRODUCTION SERVICE SECTOR.

We gathered four people who work in the production service sector to shine a light on their world.


TOBIAS GRANSTRÖM BRINGS HOME THE BACON

Bacon have signed internationally acclaimed Swedish director Tobias Granström to their roster.


ACCLAIMED DIRECTOR WIZ JOINS MY ACCOMPLICE

Acclaimed director Wiz has joined the roster at My Accomplice where he will continue to ply his trade across all forms of film-making.


CAVIAR SIGNS JESSY MOUSSALLEM

Caviar have signed up and coming Lebanese filmmaker Jessy Moussallem to their roster.


PERFECT VISION FOR CHRIS LIGHTBURN-JONES.

Experienced production designer Chris Lightburn-Jones has joined Vision for commercial representation.


MANES DUERR JOINS AGILE FILMS.

Director and sports fiend Manes Duerr has joined Agile Films for UK commercial representation.


ONKEN PUT THE 'YOU' IN YOGURT.

We imagine food brands receive all manner of exotic flavour requests - many of which are beyond the reach of modern science. Yogurt brand Onken and Karmarama think they’ve found a compromise.


AGENCIES COLLABORATE FOR #SUMMERSOWHITE

#SoWhiteProject has launched their latest endeavour in the fight for equal representation: #SummerSoWhite.


SET SAIL WITH SEA HERO QUEST VR.

Deutsche Telekom and Saatchi & Saatchi London look to build on the success of their Sea Hero Quest game by launching a virtual reality (VR) edition.


SONNY LONDON UNEARTH YOUNG IRISH STAR

Sonny London have added rising star James Fitzgerald to their roster of directorial talent.


STINK SWOOP FOR LAUREN CARIS COHAN.

Filmmaker and all-round creative Lauren Caris Cohan has joined Stink’s global roster.


CARLSBERG'S THEORY OF PROBABILITY.

To mark their one-hundred-and-seventieth anniversary, Carlsberg have resurrected their founder, J C Jacobsen, for a special TEDx talk in Copenhagen.


THE STATE OF MODERN JOURNALISM

Jon Snow used the platform provided by The TV Festival in Edinburgh to describe the existential crisis facing journalism.


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