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Department alumnus Dee Marco obtains tenure-tracked position at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Department alumnus Dee Marco obtains tenure-tracked position at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Mon 29 Jan 2018, 12:30 | Tags: Postgraduate careers News

Film and Literature graduate Oliver Gray presents his new film Panic at mac Birmingham on Nov 10

Oliver Gray, a Warwick BA Film and Literature graduate, class of 2004, will be introducing his new film at the Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham, on November 10th. More information here

Tue 08 Nov 2016, 19:25 | Tags: media careers alumni News

“Want to talk about films on Radio 1?” - BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s Head of Movies and Gaming, Andy Taylor, visits the Dept.

Andy Taylor, will in the Department at 1pm today (Friday 20th Nov) to talk to us about his work. He will talk about his job bringing films and games to life for a young audience of millions. Andy set up the ‘When Chris Stark met Mila Kunis’ interview which went viral on YouTube. He produced the ground-breaking ‘Radio 1 Rescores: Drive’ collaboration with BBC3 and Zane Lowe. He negotiates with the major film studios and publicists to deliver A-list movie stars to the airwaves. Andy is also a radio producer and documentary maker, and is currently directing and producing an iPlayer film about Star Wars.

Andy will be talking about working with film stars (the highs and the lows), how media providers must adapt their content and delivery as their audience’s habits change (for example Radio 1 now produces a vast amount of visual content as well as radio shows), the challenges of making content for young audiences, the under-representation of Gaming in popular mainstream media… and what employers are looking for in the next generation of production and presenting talent.

Andy will also be joined by Lucy Kent, Publicity Manager for Universal Pictures who will talk about her role and her route into film marketing.

Andy will also introduce a piece of Movie content for Radio 1 he is working on next year - he’s looking for new young people who can talk passionately about film on the radio. Whilst this is a one-off project, there is a chance that this could lead to further film reviewing work for BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra. This is your chance to meet him and put yourself forward to take part.

The talk will take place at 1pm in 028. Andy and Lucy will then be happy to talk to people individually about either taking part in the Radio 1 film reviewing project or going into film marketing in 026 after the talk.

Fri 20 Nov 2015, 09:11 | Tags: media undergraduate careers Events News

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