TBI Formats: Drinking tea with gangsters

Kate Beal, CEO & joint creative director, Woodcut Media Over the years I’ve filmed with hundreds of ‘real’ people including doctors, vicars, vets, firefighters and criminals. Often you couldn’t tell one from another. Other times the apprehension inside can make it patently obvious, especially when you’re a few months’ pregnant, alone and about to head […]

Writer’s Room: Daisy Goodwin

British producer and novellist Daisy Goodwin’s first screenplay is for upcoming ITV and PBS period drama Victoria, which Mammoth Screen is making. Previously, she founded and ran UK factual indie Silver River Productions. At the beginning of 2015 I was writing a novel set in 1870. I was stuck, so to distract myself I picked […]

Capturing the Magic

Objective Productions Bafta-winning ‘Head of Magic’ Anthony Owen writes about the experience of capturing Derren Brown’s hit UK live tour ‘Infamous’ and the challenges of filming the impossible for TV. Filming magic for is a unique challenge unlike any other form. The 21st century viewing audience is now so familiar with the artifice and techniques […]