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SUGAR FILMS COMPLETES LEADERSHIP LINE-UP

Today Sugar Films announced two senior execs, Kwadjo Dajan and Nav Raman, are joining the leadership of the business. Nav and Kwadjo Press Release They join Narinder Minhas, Lucy Pilkington and Pat Younge as partners and co-founders of Sugar Films,…

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Sugar Films Launches – The Next Move Forward

Today I’m proud to announce my involvement in a start-up called Sugar Films Ltd, a new content production company that I’m launching with two former colleagues, Narinder Minhas and Lucy Pilkington. We launched the company because we know there’s never…

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EMPLOYMENT BIAS EXPOSED BY GOOGLE

  There’s much talk about bias in employment, especially in the creative industries. Often the outputs – lack of women or minorities – suggest bias,  but at the same times there’s few allegations of direct bias to make the case…

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UPDATED: Leading figures in UK Arts and Media call for action on racial diversity

The full text and list of signatories of the Open Letter to Tony Hall, Adam Crozier, David Abraham, Jeremy Darroch and Phillippe Dauman, regarding Diversity in UK broadcasting, published in the Guardian newspaper on August 20th 2014. UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL…

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How Sky plan to play their role in modernising Diversity in UK Broadcasting

“Today we announced targets for dramatically rebalancing the presence of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people across Sky entertainment channels, both on and off screen. I couldn’t be more excited about this. It means a lot to me and the…

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WHY DIGITAL IS DIFFERENT

WHY DIGITAL IS DIFFERENT:What the traditional broadcasters need to learn from the new players like Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Netflix if they want to remain relevant….. and what’s stopping them? Here’s my recent presentation to the TPC (Switzerland) Media Futures…

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IMPROVING DIVERSITY AT THE BBC

Today top British comedian, Lenny Henry, tv producer Marcus Ryder and myself were invited to give evidence to a committee of MP’s at the House of Commons, investigating how the BBC could better reflect the racial and cultural diversity of…

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HOW TO KILL INNOVATION

Caveman Focus Group film Imagine what would have happened if the wheel had been subjected to a Caveman focus group? Sadly this sort of behaviour is all too common and kills many ideas which have the potential, with lots of work,…

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TIME FOR CHANGE – why the BBC needs to abolish the BBC Television quotas and guarantees and set BBC Production free.

A few weeks ago I was invited onto the Radio 4 Media show to discuss the BBC Trust’s review of Content Supply arrangements. I was in discussion with long time friend and professional foe, John McVay, head of the Independent…

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Black Humour – The paradigm has shifted

Interesting article in today’s Indie which includes my views on importance of Youtube/digital in the world of comedy. Its clear the paradigm has shifted, and that the web will be where ideas are proven and reputations made. We shouldn’t bemoan…

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