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Let’s Reset: The Film & TV Charity Launches Behaviour Change Campaign

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The Film & TV Charity has launched a new campaign to tackle the mental health challenges facing the industry. ‘Let’s Reset’ is a 12-month campaign designed to tackle the stigma still associated with mental health by challenging common preconceptions, improving attitudes and behaviours across the industry, and by demonstrating the benefits of healthier, more supported, and inclusive working environments, including greater creativity, diversity, and retention of talent.

The Let’s Reset campaign launches with the support of the organisations that make up The Film and TV Charity’s mental health Task Force, and other leading bodies and organisations from across the industry, who are pledging to support and amplify a frank and open conversation about the meaningful changes needed to support mental health and wellbeing.

In 2020, when the charity announced its response to The Looking Glass Survey, its data showed as many as 9 in 10 people working behind the scenes in film and TV had experienced a mental health problem – well above the UK average – with stark evidence showing that working conditions, industry culture and lack of accessible support create conditions which mean mental health and wellbeing suffer. High incidences of bullying, racism and harassment have intensified the situation, and indicative results from an update to the Looking Glass Survey predict that the number of people feeling that the intensity of work is having a negative effect on their mental health has risen by almost 20% to four in five in the last 12 months. The update to the survey also indicates that only 10% of those working in the industry believe it is a mentally healthy place to work.

The ‘Let’s Reset’ Pledge

The Let’s Reset campaign seeks to show individuals working in film and TV that the commitment to improving the industry’s mental health and wellbeing comes from the top down, with senior leaders showcasing their support for the campaign and pledging to:

  • Directly address underlying causes of poor mental health
  • Encourage open discussion to challenge unhealthy behaviours
  • Put specific support in place, including clear signposting of The Film and TV Charity’s growing suite of support services available to anybody working behind the scenes in film, TV, or cinema
  • Highlight the work being done internally and build on work being done by other organisations including BECTUBAFTA, BFICoalition for ChangeScreenSkills and beyond

Rooted in behavioural science and co-created in consultation with individuals and organisations from across the industry, the campaign will move from awareness-raising in the initial launch phase to showcasing and amplifying tools and initiatives to improve the support available, while continuing to address the root causes of the mental health and wellbeing emergency in the industry through to September 2022.

Alex Pumfrey, CEO of The Film & TV Charity, said: “People in the film & TV industry are passionate about their craft, but their mental health is too often being strained to breaking point. Unhealthy working hours, bad practices, bullying, racism, harassment, and ableism are too common in an industry we all love, and all of us have a role to play in speaking up to create change. It’s time to come together and reset by putting our mental health centre-stage and committing to changing a culture that impacts us all. The Let’s Reset campaign is also an opportunity to ensure individuals are made aware of the support that is available. Yes, the charity’s own services, including brand new resources to support the wellbeing of freelancers who too often feel unsupported, but also the excellent work from partners across the industry, such as the guidance to prevent bullying, harassment and racism put in place by BFI and BAFTA, the recent publication of the Freelancer’s Charter by the Coalition for Change, essential training from Screenskills, and the support available from BECTU, to name just a few. It’s also a critical moment for senior leaders to showcase their own meaningful commitments to protect and support their people.”

Comments on ‘Let’s Reset’

Lucinda Hicks, CEO Banijay UK, said; “Making sure that Banijay UK is a great place to work is a huge priority for me and my senior team. We want everyone who works with us to feel supported, listened to, empowered and respected. From mandatory training initiatives, to ensuring teams are aware from day one of behaviour expectations on set and beyond; encouraging people to call out behaviour and working practices which don’t feel right, either via our confidential whistle blowing line or via open senior channels, to training mental health first aiders across the company.  We are working hard to understand the issues and to tackle them head on so are delighted to be supporting this excellent campaign from The Film and TV Charity.”

Charlotte Moore, Chief Content Officer, BBC, said: “A healthier working environment is something we can all get behind. Freelancers are the lifeblood of our industry, and the BBC stands alongside the rest of the film and television community to help improve working conditions for freelancers.”

Ralph Lee, CEO, BBC Studios Productions, commented: ““We’re proud to support and amplify this incredibly important campaign. Our production crews across the UK are the beating heart of our content output and we place their wellbeing and safety above anything else. Last December, BBC Studios launched the Thrive virtual platform where staff can better learn ways to manage resilience and mental health. Eliminating the key triggers for poor mental health is paramount to us.”

Lee Jury, Senior Vice President of Studio Marketing, Disney EMEA, said“We fully support the need for change and it’s fantastic to see the backing the Let’s Reset campaign is getting across the whole industry. Positive employee wellbeing and mental health is a huge priority for us at Disney but there’s so much more we can all do, so we encourage everyone to get behind this initiative, spread the word and to continue championing better mental health for all.”

Kate Best, Head of Production at IMG, said: “IMG is fully behind the ‘Let’s Reset’ campaign as we recognise the importance of mental health in the working environment and raising awareness of individual’s needs and concerns.  It’s imperative to have the correct work/life balance and realise it is ok to sometimes not feel ok! This is a very important initiative for IMG and the industry as a whole.”

Carolyn McCall, CEO at ITV, said: “Supporting and promoting a culture where mental health and wellbeing is both understood and taken seriously is a priority for ITV which is why we support the Let’s Reset campaign.  ITV wants to encourage more openness about mental health in the workplace and to ensure that anyone who works directly for ITV, or on an ITV show, feels able to speak up and seek any support they may need.”

Zai Bennett, Managing Director, Content, Sky UK and Ireland, said: “Improving working conditions across our industry and creating a culture of respect and support is something we’re hugely committed to at Sky. Together across the industry we need to normalise conversations around mental health, encourage people to speak up and ensure they can access the support available if needed.”

Ben Frow, Chief Content Officer, ViacomCBS Networks UK, said: “After a year like no other and with rising poor mental health a growing concern across our sector, we applaud and support the Film and TV Charity’s important and timely campaign. The talent operating within our industry is what makes it unique, consistently delivering the world’s very best in creative excellence, so it is absolutely vital that we work in unison to foster the healthiest, most equitable environment which empowers everybody to do their best work and thrive. Similarly, it’s crucial that we press ahead with our respective efforts as individual companies to embed mental health awareness into our internal cultures and working practices. At C5/ViacomCBS UK, this includes employee, freelancer and contractor access to an extensive suite of educational, informative tools and wellness activities designed to support our people through challenging moments in their personal and professional lives.”

Kevin Trehy, Managing Director, Warner Bros. Productions, said: “The mental and physical wellbeing of WarnerMedia staff and production cast and crew across all our divisions is of paramount importance to us.  With our industry benefitting from a production boom, it is more important than ever that our people are cared for and that this support is embedded in all aspects of our business from the top down. We are fully committed to The Film and TV Charity’s ‘Let’s Reset’ campaign and continuing to effect positive change across our industry.”

Business can find out how to support the Let’s Reset campaign and help to shape the future of TV and film by visiting www.filmandtvcharity.org.uk/letsreset. Individuals can also find access to all of the charity’s support services, including the brand-new resources designed specifically for freelancers.

Anyone working in the film and TV industry who needs support can call the 24/7 Support Line on 0800 054 0000 to ask for professional advice and be connected with the best person to help. Let’s Reset.

 

Source: filmtvcharity.org.uk

 

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ScreenSkills Trainee Finder About to Launch

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Trainee Finder will open recruitment on 28 October with at least 250 places available. , This is ScreenSkills’ highly-respected programme of paid placements for new entrants into film and children’s and high-end television. It is open to candidates with less than a year’s paid experience in their chosen role or department from a range of jobs where there are skills shortages.

Trainee Finder Webinar

Recruitment will kick off with a one-hour webinar at 6pm on 28 October hosted by the Trainee Finder teams and joined by current trainees who will talk about how the programme works and how it supports people into employment. Attendees will be able to ask questions and the event will be recorded to be made available afterwards for those unable to attend.

Trainee Finder trainees receive an induction into the industry which includes sessions that cover set etiquette, health and safety, mental health and wellbeing and being a freelancer alongside paid placements over the course of a year.

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The programme is funded by contributions from productions to the ScreenSkills Skills Funds in children’s TV, film and high-end TV. Productions that contribute to the funds are encouraged to offer training opportunities to the trainees and receive a subsidy to support their salary.

History of Trainee Finder

The Trainee Finder programme has run since 2013 in its current form but started earlier in film. It has had notable success in matching participants on productions including films such as Fantastic Beasts, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and 1917, high-end TV including Sex Education, ShetlandPeaky Blinders, The Crown and All Creatures Great and Small and children’s TV including My Mum Tracy Beaker, Molly & Mack, and Andy and The Band.

Claire Anne Williams, a hair and make-up Trainee Finder alumnna, was this year named by Screen International on its 2021 list of UK and Ireland Stars of Tomorrow. Go to Stars of Tomorrow to read more.

You can read about the experience of other former Trainee Finder trainees on the website. They include:

To Apply

Full details of criteria and how to apply will go live on 28 October with applications closing on 5 December.

Applications are particularly encouraged from those currently under-represented in the industry including disabled, Black, Asian and minority ethnic talent and those in the nations and regions, because we are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse workforce.

Source: www.screenskills.com
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boxing match: Benn v Eubank

Brummie David Harewood to Direct Boxing Feature

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Fulwell 73 is developing a boxing feature called For Whom the Bell Tolls, exploring the infamous rivalry between British boxers Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn. This will be directed by Brummie David Harewood and will feature in the main strand of Film London’s Production Finance Market (PFM) on Oct. 12-13 as part of the BFI London Film Festival.

About ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’

Set in the 1990s, the story will follow the two men as they compete for the title of World Boxing Organization middleweight champion, and will also give the audience a glimpse into their personal battles against racism. From the late 1980s to the mid-1990s, Benn and Eubank captured the imagination of the public, with their constant feuding and rivalry resulting in two famous bouts that defined British boxing for a decade.

For Whom the Bell Tolls is produced by Leo Pearlman and Heather Greenwood and penned by seasoned sportswriter Daniel Harris with Belinda Joanne Ampah and Kieron Hawkes. David Harewood will direct, marking his feature directorial debut.

Harewood remarked: “I’m delighted to be at the helm of this fantastic project. It’s an exceptional script and I was drawn to it immediately as it covers many of the themes I have explored in my documentaries and so fundamentally in my book – that of Black British male identities and the unique struggle to find a sense of balance and belonging. As a result, it feels like the perfect time for me to direct this, my first feature film. As a boxing fan and someone who watched both titanic fights live, uncovering the personal and private stories behind those epic battles has been revelatory and I cannot wait to bring their stories to the screen.”

Pearlman said: “We all remember exactly where we were and how we felt when Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank fought their two epic battles, our aim is to bring back those memories and feelings, to remind people just why they remain two of the most compelling characters in British sports history. In Daniel Harris, we have one of the most original and exciting sports writers in the UK, someone with a visceral and highly visual style.”

Harris added: “I grew up in the era of the middleweights, so getting to tell this story is a ridiculous privilege. It’s just the most amazingly rich, cinematic tale, full of compelling, unique characters and driven by eternal themes like rivalry, tragedy, humanity, and identity – pretty much all you could need to make something really special.”

About David Harewood

Harewood is an actor, writer and documentary maker. He has appeared in titles including “The Night Manager,” “Homeland” and “Man In The High Castle” and written a memoir about mental health called “Maybe I Don’t Belong Here.”

 

 

Source: www.theknowledgeonline.com

 

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ScreenSkills Mentoring Programme

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The ScreenSkills Mentoring Programme is now open and is seeking applicants from outside London. The Programme seeks to support mentees from underrepresented groups, as well as tackling skills gaps as identified by BFI and ScreenSkills research. ScreenSkills are currently only taking applications from mentees based outside of London and the South East.

Mentoring is a personal and professional development partnership in which a mentor shares their experience and knowledge with a mentee who wants to grow and progress: it’s a two-way confidential partnership of development, dialogue, learning and challenge. If you are interested in becoming a mentor yourself, please click here.

The ScreenSkills Mentoring Programme runs across all sectors of the screen industry- film, television, animation, VFX and games- and across the UK.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants should be:

  • based outside of London and the South East
  • at an early or experienced career stage (please click here to see the ScreenSkills definitions of career stage). This includes those at an early or experienced career stage in another industry who have skills that transfer into screen. Please note that this is not currently open to those at entry-level or students. If you are just entering the screen industries, still figuring out your career path and working towards your first professional credits, this programme is not yet open to you.
  • seeking mentoring in behind the camera roles. Please note that we cannot match those in front of camera roles, including actors and performers. Due to demand they are not currently offering mentoring in writing.
  • taken the mentoring for mentees e-learning module

Mentoring Programme guidelines

  • Mentoring partnerships take place for six hours over six months.
  • Once you are matched you will be offered guidance and support to ensure you are able to give and get the best from mentoring.
  • Please note that, due to the high number of applicants, we are not able to find suitable mentors for everyone
  • Mentoring interactions may need to take the form of remote meetings as per government guidelines
  • The mentoring programme is only open to those currently resident in the UK and who expect to be resident in the UK for the duration of the partnership

Apply now

The ScreenSkills Mentoring Programme is accepting new applications until 4 Thursday, November, or until 100 applications have been received. Please note that they cannot guarantee a mentoring match for all applicants. The programme remains open to mentors.

If you do identify a mentor yourself and you both agree to form a mentoring partnership and would like the support of ScreenSkills, please email mentoring@screenskills.com. You will need the agreement of your mentor in order to join.

If you have any access requirements you would like ScreenSkills to be aware of, please email mentoring@screenskills.com.

Source: www.screenskills.com

New Anti-Racism Initiative by the Film and TV Charity

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The UK’s Film and TV Charity, which played a vital role in aiding sector workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic during lockdown, is launching a new anti-racism initiative following the publication of two industry perspectives on the subject.

The Impact Partnerships Programme, which will funnel £1 million ($1.4 million) over a period of three years into organizations and community groups led by people of color for people of color, comes in response to a think piece from Sasha Salmon, a senior public policy advisor with expertise in anti-racism and equality.

About the Anti-Racism Think Piece

Speaking of her Think Piece on Anti-Racism in the Film and TV Industry, Salmon wrote that while it was clear to her that “many people in film and TV speak about diversity, few people and leaders have really recognized and internalized what racism looks like in the industry for individuals, and the way that structures enable this.”

She added: “The relationship-based structure of the U.K. film and TV industry described throughout the review makes it particularly ripe for racism and bias. Given the influence film and TV has on society at large, this has damaging effects. If this industry gets it right, there is a precious opportunity to illuminate and change perceptions around race and help dismantle racism.”

Salmon’s work followed an internal review of The Film and TV Charity’s own approach to anti-racism and led to her also commissioning Dr. Clive Nwonka and Professor Sarita Malik to write a second piece, Racial Diversity Initiatives in U.K. Film and TV, to survey and analyze the major racial diversity initiatives seen in the industry over the last two decades.

Purpose of the Think Pieces

The charity is in the process of sharing both pieces with the industry and hopes to reach agreement on a new anti-racism action platform for U.K. film and TV by summer 2022 with the help of industry leaders.

“Our ultimate intention with both of these documents is to catalyse industry-led action,” said charity CEO Alex Pumfrey. “In the wake of the murder of George Floyd and the unequal impacts of the pandemic we heard the clear testimony of people of colour working in film and television – our beneficiaries – living with both interpersonal and structural racism in our industry. We heard how this was impacting not only their career progression but their wellbeing and their mental health. For some it ultimately affected whether or not they could stay within the industry.”

Juliet Gilkes-Romero, writer, broadcaster and one of The Film and TV Charity’s trustees, said: “For me, a key aspect has always concerned the lack of formal accountability regarding racism in the industry. The insights we gained [in the publications] show that there have been over 100 diversity schemes in the last 10 years and yet there remains no robust public evaluation of their impact. I find this troubling. Why is this missing? How can there be measurable, demonstrable change without it?”

Gilkes-Romero added: “I would hate to see current good will go through the endless and repetitive cycles of well-meaning, encouraging, but ineffective actions, commitment and then amnesia as witnessed over the past 30 years… . The Film and TV Charity is looking to collaborate with industry partners to bring sustainable commitment and change with integrity so that we’re not sitting on the wrong side of history but creating a far better and egalitarian industry future.”

 

Source: www.hollywoodreporter.com

 

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RTS Midlands Awards 2021 Nominees

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The RTS Midlands awards are coming up and below is the list of RTS Midlands nominees. Winners will be announced in an online ceremony on the evening of the 21st November 2021- World Television Day.  A link for the awards will be posted the week before the event. Film Birmingham will once again be sponsoring the Drama category.

Animation

B.O.T. and the Beasties : Stompy Chomper = Ragdoll Productions
The Lionheart Tales, ‘Tummy Flutterbyes’ – CharacterShop and 3Megos
Grass Roots – Second Home Studios
Silence And Her Roommate – Rural Media

Breakthrough (on screen)

Tania Sangha – ITV News Central
Amrit Gahir – ITV News Central
Monifa Bobb-Simon – ITV News Channel

Ross McLaren – Doctors (BBC Studios)

 

Breakthrough (off screen)

Rachel Lambert – Rural Media
Alex Sheppard – ITV News Central
Charlotte Horner – ITV News Central
Craig Punfield – ITV News Central

Scripted

Staged – Infinity Hill, GCB
The Willows – Rural Media
Doctors “Three Consultations and a Funeral” – BBC Studios
Snaps: Freestyle – Threewise Entertainment

Acting Performance

Vanessa Hehir – The Willows (Rural Media)
Lucy Benjamin – Doctors (BBC Studios)
Jasmine Wilkins – Snaps: Freestyle (Threewise Entertainment)
Vicky McClure – Line of Duty 6 (World Productions)

 

On Screen Personality

Fred Sirieix – Snackmasters (Optomen)
Adil Ray – Good Morning Britain, ITV Breakfast (Lingo, Objective Media Group/ITV)
Charlotte Cross – ITV News Central
Dermot Murnaghan – Killer Britain with Dermot Murnaghan (FirstLook TV)

Documentary

Bhangra or Bust – BBC Birmingham
Brotherhood: The Inner Life of Monks – Intrepid Media
Hospital – Label1 Television
A Girl Can Touch The Sky – Be Inspired Films

Digital Creativity

Advance Care Planning – BlueBell Films
‘The Truth About’ Series 2 Episode 4, ‘How To Join The Illuminati’ – Ministry Of Electric House
Cardbot – Second Home Studios
Suspended Motion – Sense Arts

Promotional Content

Are you Listening? – Affixxius Films
Advance Care Planning – BlueBell Films
Defend Digital Me – Second Home Studios
VWFS Rent-A-Car Campaign – CharacterShop & McCann Milton Keynes

Craft – Production

Feel your Vitl self
Affixxius Films
Snaps: Freestyle
Threewise Entertainment

Lewis Arnold

Time
BBC Studios
Advance Care Planning
BlueBell Films

Craft – Post Production

Advance Care Planning
Bluebell Films
Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel
Hungry Bear
Staged
Infinity Hill, GCB
Suspended Motion
Sense Arts

Writer

Grant Black
The Willows
Rural Media

Simon Evans

Staged
Infinity Hill, GCB

Short Form

Worcester Cathedral Undercroft Learning Centre
JDA Media for Worcester Cathedral
Advance Care Planning
BlueBell Films
Pub Kid
Rural Media

Journalist of the Year

Jane Hesketh
ITV News Channel
Rob Sissons
BBC East Midlands Today
Charlotte Cross
ITV News Central
Peter Bearne
ITV News Central

Factual and Specialist Factual

Guy Martin’s Battle of Britain
North One TV
Meet Marry Murder – Janbaz Tarin
FirstLook TV
Forensics: The Real CSI
Blast! Films
Classic British Cars: Made in Coventry
Testimony Films

Factual Entertainment / Popular Factual Series

Three Men Four Wheels
North One TV
Snackmasters
Optomen
My Lover My Killer – Caliman
FirstLookTV
The Gadget Show
North One TV

News Programme of the Year

BBC Midlands Today / Covid Ward
BBC
Double Delight: Leicester FA Cup Win And Opening Up
ITV News Central
BBC Midlands Today / First Vaccine
BBC
Covid-19: A Year of Lockdown
ITV News Central
Source: rts.org.uk
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UK’s Film and TV Production Restart Scheme

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The U.K. government has revealed its Film and TV Production Restart Scheme, which was first unveiled in July 2020, has been extended for a further six months amid the ongoing pandemic.

Applications to the scheme will remain open until April 30, 2022, providing claims cover until June 30, 2022.

The aim is to support a further 400 productions. After just one year, the scheme helped over 640 films and TV projects — including “Peaky Blinders” season 6 and the Cannes feature “Mothering Sunday” — worth over £1.9 billion ($2.63 billion).

Three months on from that, the scheme has now supported 835 U.K. productions, worth £2.3 billion ($3.1 billion) of production spend, and preserved over 70,000 jobs.

The extension will, the government predicts, result in £1.2 billion ($1.6 billion) of production spend and protect around 34,500 jobs.

Changes to the Restart Scheme

From Nov. 1, however, the scheme’s registration fee will increase from 1% to 2.5% of the production budget to “ensure that the current needs of the U.K. production industry are maintained while balancing the need to deliver value for money for taxpayers.”

The government also confirmed that the U.K. Global Screen Fund has given almost £1 million ($1.3 million) worth of awards to the independent film and screen sector to assist with international exposure.

“Our world-leading film and TV industry supports hundreds of thousands of jobs — that’s why it was so important we helped it to get up and running again as part of our Plan for Jobs,” said Rishi Sunak, chancellor of the exchequer.

“It’s great that by extending the Film and TV Production Restart Scheme we will give even more productions the confidence to keep rolling, supporting jobs across the U.K. and producing the film and TV we all love.”

“Our brilliant film and TV industry is creating jobs, driving investment and selling the U.K. on screens both big and small across the globe,” said newly installed culture secretary Nadine Dorries. “Together the U.K. Global Screen Fund and U.K. Film and TV Production Restart Scheme are developing new opportunities in the sector and helping British talent and creativity to develop, grow and reach audiences around the world, whilst protecting and supporting our brilliant producers and screen businesses across the whole country.”

 

Source: variety.com

 

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Worcester Film Festival 2021

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The Worcester Film Festival takes place 14th-16th October 2021. It showcases over 100 independent films from 37 countries across 3 days at the prestigious Royal Worcester Porcelain Works. This new Festival champions the best in local, national, and international cinema. Also, it offers opportunities to chat about your favourite films in venues across the city, networking events for industry and culminates in an awards ceremony at the Guildhall.

Screenings are free, although pre-booking is recommended.

Events include:

  • The Gala, where you find out the winners of the Worcester Film Festival while enjoying food and drinks at the prestigious Guildhall
  • The Showings, showcasing over 100 independent films from 37 countries across 3 days
  • In Conversation with Clive Mantle, a much loved British actor, best known for his roles in Robin Hood, Game of Thrones and Casualty
  • Networking Evening, in association with the Royal television Society. Settle down at a luxurious cocktail bar and meet film and TV industry professionals

View the Worcester Film Festival schedule here.

For more details visit here.

 

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Tom Cruise Films Mission Impossible in Birmingham

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Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell have been spotted filming scenes for Mission: Impossible 7 in Birmingham. A large crowd gathered at Grand Central shopping centre, with the stars waving at their impromptu audience in between takes. The Hollywood actor, 59, could be seen wearing a dark suit and sunglasses in the centre that had been transformed to look like Abu Dhabi airport. Captain America star Hayley, 39, wore flared jeans and a brown suede jacket.

Airport signs in Arabic had been hung up around the complex. Passersby could also spot a large promotional poster of an Abu Dhabi mosque that had been installed, as well as a fake Dior store that had been set up on the grounds. Other cast members were seen dressed as cabin crew and travellers wheeling around suitcases.

Part of the centre is shut to the public between Monday and Wednesday while filming on Mission: Impossible 7 takes place. Escalators running between the shopping area and concourse of New Street station are shut, with security guards standing at the bottom of some.

Tom Cruise has been spotted multiple times in the West Midlands city, where he has shot a number of scenes for the film.

 

Source: www.independent.co.uk

 

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National Television Awards 2021

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The viewers have spoken. The votes are in and Britain’s best-loved programmes and performers can be revealed in the exciting Shortlist for the 26th National Television Awards. Now it’s time for the nation to decide who will emerge victorious when the NTAs make their much-anticipated return to The O2 London after a longer than usual 20-month wait.

The star-studded ceremony will be broadcast live on ITV on 9th September 2021 from 7.30pm- with new NTA host Joel Dommett leading the celebrations.

 

Drama performance

  • Olly Alexander – Ritchie Tozer, It’s A Sin
  • Martin Compston – Steve Arnott, Line of Duty
  • Adrian Dunbar – Ted Hastings, Line of Duty
  • Vicky McClure – Kate Fleming, Line of Duty
  • David Tennant – Dennis Nilsen, Des

New drama

  • Bridgerton
  • Des
  • It’s A Sin
  • Normal People

Returning drama

  • Call the Midwife
  • Line of Duty
  • The Crown
  • Unforgotten

Serial drama

  • Coronation Street
  • EastEnders
  • Emmerdale
  • Hollyoaks

Serial drama performance

  • Sally Carman – Abi Franklin, Coronation Street
  • Danny Dyer – Mick Carter, EastEnders
  • Mollie Gallagher – Nina Lucas, Coronation Street
  • Billy Price – Sid Sumner, Hollyoaks

Newcomer

  • Rose Ayling-Ellis – Frankie Lewis, EastEnders
  • Rhiannon Clements – Summer Ranger, Hollyoaks
  • Olivia D’Lima – Paramedic Fenisha Khatri, Casualty
  • Emile John – Ethan Anderson, Emmerdale
  • Jude Riordan – Sam Blakeman, Coronation Street

TV presenter

  • Ant and Dec
  • Alison Hammond
  • Piers Morgan
  • Bradley Walsh
  • Holly Willoughby

Bruce Forsyth entertainment award

  • Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
  • I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
  • Taskmaster
  • The Graham Norton Show

Talent show

  • Britain’s Got Talent
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
  • Strictly Come Dancing
  • The Masked Singer

Challenge show

  • Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins
  • Love Island
  • The Great British Bake Off
  • The Great British Sewing Bee

Quiz game show

  • Beat the Chasers
  • Celebrity Catchphrase
  • In For A Penny
  • Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel

Authored documentary

  • Kate Garraway: Finding Derek
  • Katie Price: Harvey and Me
  • Marcus Rashford: Feeding Britain’s Children
  • Rob Burrow: My Year With MND
  • Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency

Factual

  • Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death
  • Gogglebox
  • Gordon, Gino and Fred: American Road Trip
  • Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs

Daytime

  • Loose Women
  • The Chase
  • The Repair Shop
  • This Morning

Comedy

  • After Life
  • Friday Night Dinner
  • Sex Education
  • The Vicar of Dibley

The National Television Awards will take place in London on September 9th.

 

To Vote

The final round of voting is now open for the National Television Awards. Votes must be in by noon on Thursday 9th September 2021 All new votes cast during this round will be added to those cast in the first round, and the results will be revealed live at the NTAs on the night. Vote for your favourites for free online here.

Source: www.whitchurchherald.co.uk and www.itv.com