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From Junior Creatives to ECDs, delve into career highlights (and lowlights) in our in-depth profiles.

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The people who make the spots you love, covering all aspects of production, post and sound.

7th Jul Production
Creative Correspondence:  Ringan Ledwidge & Nina Meredith

Creative Correspondence: Ringan Ledwidge & Nina Meredith

Ad legend Ledwidge talks to Rattling Stick rising star Meredith about beginnings in journalism, shooting a Christmas icon and underrated Jack Nicholson movies.

5th Jul Production
YDA Week 2021: Ninian Doff

YDA Week 2021: Ninian Doff

Kicking off this year's YDA Week, director Ninian Doff discusses breaking into the industry, his directorial style, creative freedom and how he took advantage of a spare unicorn to make his first short film.

28th Jun Production
The Way I See It: James Sorton

The Way I See It: James Sorton

James Sorton, MD & EP of multi-award-winning Pulse Films, which bagged a stash of Lions this year, including a Film Grand Prix, shares with Carol Cooper his thoughts on Pulse’s early ambitions, the human texture of IRL working, and the freedom of a childhood full of Far Eastern promise.

23rd Jun Production
Kerstin Emhoff: In the pipeline

Kerstin Emhoff: In the pipeline

Prettybird’s CEO talks to Tim Cumming about overseeing one of the Lion’s toughest categories, remote working with juries and what she’s doing to widen the gene pool of creatives across the industry.

16th Jun Production
Creative Correspondence: Kai-Lu Hsiung & Alice Bloomfield

Creative Correspondence: Kai-Lu Hsiung & Alice Bloomfield

For our latest Creative Correspondence, industry legend and RSA Films Global MD Kai Hsiung is in conversation with new signing and former BFI Future Film Fest Black Dog Films Award winner Alice Bloomfield about breaking into commercials, the importance of testing the water and how the industry has changed for women.

17th May Production
Gijs Determeijer on the power of the YDA

Gijs Determeijer on the power of the YDA

This year's chairman of the Young Director Award explains the benefits of entering the competition, what he'll be looking for in the online jury room, and the good and bad of the last 15 months.

Creative Correspondence

Celebrating shots' 30th anniversary, industry luminaries pair up with up-and-comers in the field to talk shop and interview each other.

22nd Apr Production
Suthon Petchsuwan: Thai-tan of comedy

Suthon Petchsuwan: Thai-tan of comedy

The creative-turned-director who's been splitting sides with his unique form of surrealism for the past few years chats to shots about creativity, career-changes and the power of the the gag.

24th Mar Production
Finding the funny with Benjamin Green

Finding the funny with Benjamin Green

Award-winning comedy director Benjamin Green has worked with celebrated comedians such as Jack Whitehall and Romesh Ranganathan. But he's also shot comedy commercials with footballers, models and athletes... not people known for their comedy chops. So, how do you find the humour when working with such talent without the joke being on you?

18th Mar Production
Misha Manson-Smith: Cutting to the funny bone

Misha Manson-Smith: Cutting to the funny bone

Editor-turned-director, Misha Manson-Smith's CV includes hard-hitting documentaries, acclaimed TV series and high profile ad campaigns. Tim Cumming talks to the industrious filmmaker about improvised Google spots, massive real-world hoaxes and why comedy is a high-wire act.

10th Mar Production
Creative Correspondence: Sam Sneade & Ellie Johnson

Creative Correspondence: Sam Sneade & Ellie Johnson

Editing legend Sneade chats to the newly promoted partner at tenthree, Johnson, about the progression of their careers, the lack of industry rockstars and how cultivating talent is the most important part of the job.

2nd Mar Agency
Creative Correspondence: Kate Stanners & Mia Silverman

Creative Correspondence: Kate Stanners & Mia Silverman

Saatchi & Saatchi's Global CCO, Kate Stanners, and up-and-coming Saatchi Art Director, Mia Silverman, discuss their respective careers, how the job has changed (and stayed the same), and why the growing need to deliver at speed can lead to bad work... but doesn't have to.

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19th Feb Production
How Lalou Dammond turned her personal history into documentary material

How Lalou Dammond turned her personal history into documentary material

Director Lalou Dammond (one half of duo Joaquin + Lalou, of Biscuit Filmworks) dives into the life and times of her revolutionary relatives who have stood up to white supremacy, faced down presidents, and fought relentlessly for Black civil rights in her newest documentary, A Part of the People.

17th Feb Production
How Renee Maria Osubu framed fatherhood in Philly

How Renee Maria Osubu framed fatherhood in Philly

A young Black photographer-turned-filmmaker, Renee Maria Osubu, represented by the new talent powerhouse You Are Here, talks about her directorial debut, Dear Philadelphia, a self-reflective film of fatherhood, forgiveness, and finding the spirit of faith in the people of Philadelphia.

16th Feb Production
Creative Correspondence: Joe Guest and Lucy Berry

Creative Correspondence: Joe Guest and Lucy Berry

Final Cut's legendary editor speaks to up-and-coming top talent Berry in the latest of our Creative Correspondence conversations.

2nd Feb Production
Daniel Bergmann talks new directing talent

Daniel Bergmann talks new directing talent

The Managing Partner of Stink Films, a YDA 2020 Producers Award-winner, on the company's approach to nurturing new talent, what you need to be successful and why the YDA matters.

26th Jan Production
Why new directing talent matters

Why new directing talent matters

UK production company You Are Here picked up the Gold Producers Award at the 2020 YDA. Here, the company's MD and EP, Jeremy Goold, explains the importance of nurturing new talent.

26th Jan Production
Creative Correspondence: Anthony Moore & Dylan Holmes Williams

Creative Correspondence: Anthony Moore & Dylan Holmes Williams

Kicking off 2021's Creative Correspondence is multi-award winning sound designer, the Founding Partner and ECD of Factory, Anthony Moore, and Stink Rising director, talented short film maker and YDA winner, Dylan Holmes Williams.

11th Jan Production
Loïc Andrieu answers his Call Of The Wild

Loïc Andrieu answers his Call Of The Wild

The YDA-winning director discusses how a genre-bending movie concept led to awards gold.

7th Jan Production
YDA winner Natasha Mynhier delivers In A Beat

YDA winner Natasha Mynhier delivers In A Beat

Natasha Mynhier, the winner of the Mid-Length Film (30 to 60 mins) - Northern America category at this year's Young Director Award, talks to us about how she crafted this powerful film.