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The New Talent Focus

Who are the most notable newbies in ad land? Which directors, producers and creatives are making waves, where do they come from, what do they have to say and how can the industry attract and nurture them?


Meeks & Frost: Brothers in arms

Directorial duo Meeks & Frost bring a dual perspective to their work, and have the breadth of vision to take it into unexplored areas. Here they talk to Tim Cumming about their diverse perspectives, their achievements to date, and their ambitions to come.


Inspirations and post-Covid impact; the industry’s new voices speak out

Four bright young talents share their dreams, doubts and career pathways: Strike Anywhere's Erica Eng, a Chinese American director in LA; Toronto-based director and VFX wizard Lucas Hrubizna of Blink Productions; journalist-turned-director Brian Broeckelman of Dictionary Films in Chicago and Serena Rossi, recently promoted to editor at UK-based post production company Nomad.


Capital punishment: how the UK's London-centric industry limits new talent

Three years on from VCCP's project to nurture new local talent in the UK's midland region, Jim Thornton, ECD of VCCP London & VCCP Stoke-on-Trent Academy, reveals the project's success and how more needs to be done to battle social immobility and elitist pathways in the creative industries.


Adjani Salmon's comedy of terrors

From editing reality TV shows to making and starring in hit BBC sitcom, Dreaming Whilst Black, Adjani Salmon’s star is on the rise. As he plots his next move into commercials, he tells Selena Schleh how ‘telling jokes about terrible things’ is in his DNA – and why brands need to take risks on new voices.

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