For the inaugural Focus of the new site, we've collected together interviews, profiles and celebrations of the heroes that make up all aspects of this industry.'
Asked to define the word 'hero', Mark Denton suggests a coin with ‘brave’ written on one side and ‘stupid’ on the other.
Even Rosie Arnold – an icon and inspiration for all women in the industry – needed help from a fellow female to get her first break. Now, the creative partner and head of art at AMV BBDO tells Tim Cumming, she’s happy to be in the ideal position to preach – and practise – sisterly solidarity
OK Go frontman, Damian Kulash Jr, talks to David Knight about putting practical considerations aside in favour of the alchemical while also ‘building a structure’ so a little thing like impending fatherhood doesn’t encroach on his happiness.
BETC's CCO and president speaks of the poetry of ‘zag’ and fears for a future of algorithm vs intuition.
The legendary BBH co-founder, John Hegarty, doesn’t really have heroes – at least not human ones. He worships ideas, not the personalities behind them, who all too often reveal their human flaws.
In an industry where vainglorious puffery and self-aggrandisement are not uncommon, it’s refreshing to chat to Trevor Robinson, the OBE-holding founder of Quiet Storm and much-awarded Tango man who’s untroubled by a sense of his own importance.
Partners in the Young Director Award since 1999, shots has long promoted new directing talent. But we want to pay tribute to an old hand in the star-spotting game, YDA president, Francois Chilot. Danny Edwards hears why he’s so proud of the award’s past and so hopeful for its future.
From filling spinning train carriages with 200,000 Post-It notes to wrangling sheep into plastic suits, production designer David Mark Lee is always up for a challenge.
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