The BAFTA Podcast
Summary: Welcome to the new BAFTA Podcast! Hosted by Dave Green and featuring top industry guests, the show features the best bits from BAFTA's busy events programme as well as insider information for anyone interested in making film, TV or games. What would you like to talk about? Email us on email@example.com - and enjoy the show.
May is all about TV on the BAFTA calendar, so for this episode we spoke to the people behind the year's biggest shows: the TV Craft Awards nominees. We spoke to 2012 writer John Morton (who has some exclusive gossip!), the winners of cinematography and editing prizes, Getting On's Joanna Scanlan, and loads more. Dig in. Liked the show? Got any comments or suggestions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to follow @BAFTAguru on Twitter for loads more practical tips. If you enjoyed the show, why not rate us on the iTunes Store and help us get up the charts?
AWe recorded this episode way back in February, but have been keeping it secret until now! We spoke to the filmmakers nominated in this year's Outstanding Debut category at the Film Awards - the day before The Imposter was announced as the winner - about their films, their ideas, and their experiences producing and distributing their first features. A MUST-LISTEN to anyone interested in making films: it's a frank and revealing conversation from those in the thick of it. Joining host Dave Green in the studio: Dexter Fletcher and Danny King (director, writer, Wild Bill) Jacqui Morris and David Morris (McCullin) Dmitri Doganis (The Imposter) Tina Gharavi (I Am Nasrine) (James Bobbin - nominated for The Muppets - was unable to attend) Liked the show? Got any comments or suggestions? Email email@example.com. Don't forget to follow @BAFTAguru on Twitter for loads more practical tips. If you enjoyed the show, why not rate us on the iTunes Store and help us get up the charts?
April sees the launch of BAFTA Shorts 2013, our first ever theatrical cinema release of the short films and animations nominated at this year's Film Awards. To celebrate, we invited two of the showcased filmmakers to come and talk about how they made and promoted their shorts. Gavin Humphries, the producer of The Curse, and Muriel d'Ansembourg, writer and director of Good Night, join guest host Will Massa in the studio. Completing our trio of guests is Lisa Bryer, the chair of the BAFTA Short Film Jury and respected producer in her own right. How do you find a producer for your short? Are festivals still important in a digital landscape? Should filmmakers aim to attract big actors to a project, or break new talent? How long should you make your short? And does it really matter what you shoot on? It's all inside - download to find out! For information about where you can see BAFTA Shorts 2013 in UK cinemas, visit http://bit.ly/baftashorts Liked the show? Got any comments or suggestions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to follow @BAFTAguru on Twitter for loads more practical tips. If you enjoyed the show, why not rate us on the iTunes Store and help us get up the charts?
Whether you're an old-school gamer or just curious about what's going on in a rapidly evolving industry, you'll find food for thought in this new episode. We sent host Dave Green backstage at the British Academy Games Awards to chat to the makers of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Dear Esther, FIFA 13, Clay Jam and more. Along the way he bumps into avid gamer Jonathan Ross, who offers some thoughts about a winners list dominated by innovative indie titles. Recorded on 5 March 2013. Get in touch at email@example.com and tweet us: twitter.com/BAFTAguru and twitter.com/BAFTAgames.
It's the day before the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2013! Dave Green is on-location at BAFTA HQ, mingling with the nominees in the craft categories: Tarantino's editor, Nolan's VFX guy, Burton's costume designer, the Les Mis sound team, and many more. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and tweet us: twitter.com/BAFTAguru.
It's 2013! Before we get stuck into a new BAFTA year, let's have a look back over the past 12 months. Did you know BAFTA hosts over 250 events each year - not including its awards? In episode #5, Head of BAFTA's events programme Tim Hunter joins host Dave Green in the studio, and we ask our events producers to select their favourite clips from 2012. If you're new to BAFTA's events - or just want to catch up on last year's highlights - start here. It's a bumper package: Mad Men actor Jon Hamm, HBO's Girls showrunner Jenni Konner, Spanish auteur Pedro Almodovar, genre-hopping director Ang Lee, VFX guru Ben Grossmann, Doctor Who music composer Murray Gold, and much more. Phew! Get in touch at email@example.com and tweet us: twitter.com/BAFTA.
Roll up, roll up: it's episode 4 of the shiny BAFTA Podcast! Last month our British Academy Children's Awards showed that UK kids' TV is in rude health. We chat about (and to) the winners and nominees, listen to Peep Show's Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong talk about learning their craft in kids television, and more. Joining host Dave Green in the studio is 2-times Writing Award winner James Lamont (The Amazing World of Gumball), producer Maddy Darrall (Darrall MacQueen), and writer Elly Brewer (Tracy Beaker Returns, Shaun the Sheep), talking about how not to patronise, commissioning opportunities, and... Count Duckula. As always - get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and tweet us @BAFTA.
This month we're chatting about writing feature scripts. We pick the best bits from October's ultra-popular Screenwriters' Lecture Series, and ask our special guests to spill the secrets of their screenwriting success. Joining host Dave Green are Jack Thorne, BAFTA-winning writer of The Fades, Skins and This Is England '86 & '88 (and one of BAFTA's Brits to Watch); Jeremy Brock, writer of The Last King of Scotland (and programmer of the Lecture Series); and Claire Wilson, who's currently working in the BBC Writers' Room on series 2 of Hunted, with The X-Files' Frank Spotnitz. We think it's the best one yet - what do you reckon? As always - get in touch at email@example.com and tweet us @BAFTA.
Welcome back to the BAFTA Podcast! We've had a comedy-centric month at BAFTA, so it's only right that episode #2 is all about comedy writing, commissioning, and producing. Using clips from Armando Iannucci's high-profile BAFTA TV Lecture, we ask our expert panel whether UK comedy commissioners lack imagination, and how new writers and performers can use the internet to land a TV commission (or maybe bypass TV altogether...?). Regular host Dave Green welcomes Andrew Newman (head of Objective Productions and ex Channel 4 commissioner), Kevin Cecil (BAFTA-winning comedy writer of shows like Black Books) and Kayleigh Llewellyn (a new writer and actor who recently won the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum initiative). Opinions? Thoughts? Complaints? Let us know on firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the first BAFTA Podcast, Nik Powell (award-winning film producer and head of the National Film and Television School), Julia Short (film sales and marketing guru) and Karen Hope (writer and director) join host Dave Green to dissect the best bits from BAFTA and Rushes Soho Shorts' recent New Filmmakers Market. Featuring the dos and don'ts of pitching a feature film, how writers, directors and producers can best work together, and how you can make money from your film once it's finished. If you're interested in making films, start taking notes! Opinions? Thoughts? Complaints? Let us know on email@example.com.