Nicola Sinclair's Blog Posts Tagged 'channel 4' (10)

Central Station book launched: get your copy now

Drum roll please – today, the creative social network Central Station launches a book celebrating the success of the site to date and looking back at its beginnings.…

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Added by Nicola Sinclair on January 25, 2011 at 15:30 — 2 Comments

London calling: and missing the point for UK games



The MediaGuardian today reports on the UK games industry's dismay at plans to create a gaming hub in - wait, you've guessed it - London.



Don't get me wrong, I'm not doubting the level of talent in London, but like many other commentators I do want to point out that it's not the centre of the earth. Dundee may have… Continue

Added by Nicola Sinclair on November 5, 2010 at 11:59 — 8 Comments

Film4 budget up 50%

It's been a week of good news for the film industry, with Film4 enjoying a 50% budget increase and Peter Mullan's Neds picking up two prestigious awards.



Film4 is the biggest commercial investor in British independent cinema, and has been responsible for some of the biggest hits in cinema history, from cult classic Trainspotting to surprise box office smash Slumdog Millionaire. Its latest… Continue

Added by Nicola Sinclair on October 14, 2010 at 15:11 — 2 Comments

New 4Beauty site launches with Blipfoto and Central Station images



Channel 4 has launched a new website to complement its popular health and beauty shows such as Embarrassing Bodies and How To Look Good Naked.



Working in the same vein as 4Homes and 4Food, 4Beauty brings together TV content and online features, reviews and tools - all with a liberal sprinkling of 4 attitude.



To keep the site from looking like an airbrushed… Continue

Added by Nicola Sinclair on July 2, 2010 at 14:30 — 5 Comments

Mo and Red Riding pick up 5 Bafta Craft Awards



Channel 4 has picked up eight Bafta Craft Awards.



It was a particularly good night for regional talent - Mo Mowlam biopic Mo picked up three awards - Director (fiction), Editing (fiction) and Make-up & Hair Design.



The Yorkshire-based noir drama Red Riding won two - Costume Design and Photography & Lighting (fiction).



The team at Maverick in Birmingham picked up the award for Interactive… Continue

Added by Nicola Sinclair on May 24, 2010 at 11:24 — No Comments

WIN VIP tickets to Taste of Edinburgh

Yes we know, we are too good to you - digital loveliness and tasty prizes all on one site!



Tacky plug aside, we're delighted to announce that we have four pairs of Taste festival tickets to give away to 38minutes members. Taste of Edinburgh 2010 takes place in Inverleith Park from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 May. The popular event brings together some of the UK's top chefs and the best restaurants in Edinburgh for food, drinks and fun… Continue

Added by Nicola Sinclair on May 21, 2010 at 16:15 — 6 Comments

Crowd/Sauce: 4iP call for proposals

4iP is looking for websites, apps and games focusing on the theme of food. It will invest in online products that are user centred and have the potential to provoke real, offline change. In particular, 4iP is interested in:



1. Proposals that tap into crowd wisdom to help individuals change their food habits (for health, ethical or wealth reasons) - think humorous, fun, rewarding, straight talking and inspirational NOT dull, worthy,… Continue

Added by Nicola Sinclair on May 7, 2010 at 11:02 — No Comments

The Chancellor: Tweet or Twat?



Did you catch the debate between our three prospective Chancellors last night on Channel 4?



C4 News' Krishnan Guru-Murthy chaired an hour-long live debate between Alistair Darling, Vince Cable and George Osbourne, which invited viewers to send in their questions. The event drew 1.8 million viewers… Continue

Added by Nicola Sinclair on March 30, 2010 at 11:14 — 3 Comments

Holding power to account



Social media sites are often hailed as the digital guardians of democracy, holding power to account and delivering news directly to consumers without the need for a journalist to act as mediator.



Yet political events of the past few weeks have reinforced the valuable role of good old journalism. On Monday, Channel 4's Dispatches: Politicians For Hire revealed secret footage in which politicians including Geoff Hoon, Patricia Hewitt… Continue

Added by Nicola Sinclair on March 24, 2010 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Channel 4 show experiments in your front room



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Added by Nicola Sinclair on February 12, 2010 at 10:00 — No Comments

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