Monday, October 23, 2006

Can film reinvent itself like the music industry ?

Tonight at the Bafta Princess Anne Theatre, the lofty subject of how the film industry could do what the music industry have done was hotly debated. It was fuelled by UKFILM.TV producer Danny King who fired the debate with his extensive understanding of the business and detailed knowledge of making it happen. The industry is looking for new ways of distribution, cheaper routes to market and putting the profits back in the hands of the creators. It was an interesting discussion and a good forum to help shape what we are doing with UKFILM.TV and UKGIGS.TV. Watch this space.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

The Royal Albert Hall

At first I was hesitant, then I plucked up the courage. . . to put the roof down in my car, put on some Jack Johnson and drive across London. I couldn't have done it without my trusty sat nav which took the stress out of not having the faintest idea of where I was. However I was soon delighted with my choice as I pass the Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and then the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington. The Welsh Male Voice Choir are entertaining London tonight. Tickets are still available at the box office for 38 quid in the stalls. Quite cheap really as the parking is 15 quid while you watch it! Anyway, enjoy your weekend wherever you are, I hope it's as sunny a day as it is in London.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Last King Of Scotland

A fantastic movie with a great cast, this one will win awards next year. The picture shows from left to right; Forest Whitaker who becomes Idi Amin right in front of your eyes; Kerry Washington who plays one of his many wives was passionate about the story behind the movie; Kevin Mcdonald who has directed a number of great movies and shows his talent in a new way; and James McAvoy the Scots doctor who finds himself deep in the heart of an evil dictator with no way out. A great night among great company at the London Film Festival.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

London Calling

My New Neighbourhood !

Yes, I have made the jump and I am now London based with a free diary for interviews, reviews, filming and auditions.

Ashlee Simpson is on my interview hot list now that she is performing in Chicago. It's a long shot but she cancelled her birthday party after Posh pulled out, so she should be available !?

If you hear of the opening of an envelope going on, be sure to let me know.

Douglas McFarlane