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Media Business Podcast #1: The Oscars’ Business

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In the first of a series of specials, we’ve partnered with the team at Media Business Insight to take a closer look at the media business – brought to you monthly by Media Business Insight, the publisher of Screen International and Broadcast magazine.

In this inaugural episode, Screen International editor Matt Mueller is joined by the director of Film4 Daniel Battsek and Screen International’s chief film critic Finn Halligan and features editor Charles Gant to discuss this year’s awards season, looking in particular at what it means for talent and studios and what it takes to win an Oscar these days. As a former president of Miramax and Buena Vista International, Battsek reflects on how awards season has changed over the years.

In the second part of the episode, we sit down with Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley from Number 9 Films, who will be honoured at this year’s Bafta film awards ceremony for their Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema.

Producers of acclaimed features including Carol, Made In Dagenham and Colette, Karlsen and Woolley discuss what the Bafta honour means to them as independent producers, and what it’s like to navigate the awards season trail. It’s a journey that goes all the way back to 1992’s The Crying Game.

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For more from Screen International, visit ScreenDaily.com.

Episode 108 – Social media stars under the influence; DJs on shuffle as Ball, Cox, Mayo, Evans and Whiley launch new shows; Buzzfeed cuts; Guardian film heads to the Oscars.

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Fortnightly news, gossip and analysis from across the media industries with Olly Mann and guests Leon Wilson (Managing Director, Talkback Thames) and Iain Dale (Presenter, LBC).

On this show: Buzzfeed UK announces staff cuts after losing its UK editor. All change at breakfast time as Zoe Ball takes over Radio 2 and Chris Evans returns to Virgin. Bauer launches a new classical music station as the home of its new signing Simon Mayo.

Plus; an Oscar nomination for a film from the Guardian and social media stars receive a notification about product placement.

All that, and the Media Podcast Quiz, in this week’s edition of The Media Podcast.

Presented by Olly Mann and produced by Rebecca Grisedale-Sherry. A PPM Production.

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Episode 103 – Lads Lads Lads, Fake Guests & Slow News

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News, analysis and gossip from the creative media industries with Olly Mann and guests. On this week’s show are managing director of Kerfuffle TV, Steven D Wright and CEO of the ShoutOut podcast network and host of careers podcast Wanna Be, Imriel Morgan.

This week: Viral content king LADBible has rescued its arch rival Unilad from administration – is there room for both brands in the crowded viral marketplace? Vice journalist Oobah Butler reveals he has been pranking broadcasters by sending stand-ins to interviews. including the BBC.

Plus a revival of the row over unpaid work at big media companies; Former BBC News supremo James Harding takes to Kickstarter to fund what he calls a new kind of ‘open journalism’ and we look forward to this autumn’s biggest TV shows in the Media Podcast Quiz.

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Episode 101B: Derry Girls Masterclass with Lisa McGee – Edinburgh Television Festival 2018

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This bonus episode of The Media Podcast features Anna Richardson interviewing Lisa McGee, creator of Channel 4’s hit comedy Derry Girls. Lisa is joined by other cast members to discuss the process of bringing the series to screen and its overwhelming response from the audience. Recorded at the Edinburgh Television Festival 2018.

This podcast contains some strong language.

A PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill and Peter Price. Thank you to the Edinburgh International Television Festival for sharing this audio with our listeners. You can find more great sessions from this year on their YouTube channel.

Episode 99 – IGTV, BBC Sounds, Google Podcasting – The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

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THE MEDIA PODCAST QUIZ – LIVE! – TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

Join Olly Mann and Media Podcast regulars for our biggest ever Media Quiz to celebrate our 100th episode.

Thursday 19 July 2018, 7pm, Exmouth Market, London EC1R.

Full details: http://themediapodcast.com/live


Episode 99: Media industry news and gossip presented by Olly Mann with guests Rebecca Gillie, journalist at The Week.co.uk, and radio consultant Matt Deegan of Folder Media.

On today’s show: Instagram steps on YouTube’s turf in the battle for millennial eyeballs; why it’s the end of all-white shortlists for BBC management positions and will Question Time survive without Dimbleby at the helm?

Plus, a first looks at the new BBC Sounds app, Google’s foray into podcasting and why the Guardian has decided to jump into bed with the Telegraph.

And it’s all to play for in this week’s missing words Media Podcast Quiz.

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Episode 95 – Audioboom Takeover Off The Table, Digital Radio Listening Overtakes Analogue, TV BAFTAs – The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

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Olly Mann presents news and analysis of the media industry with Somethin’ Else managing director Steve Ackerman, and Heat magazine’s entertainments director, Boyd Hilton.

This week: Testing times for Audioboom as a takeover proposal is withdrawn. How YouTube plans to recover from its annus horribilis. Could a UK streaming service revolutionise pay-per-view sports? ‘Digital’ radio listening beats analogue for the first time and after the closure of STV2, where next for local TV in Scotland?

Plus news from the BAFTA TV awards in this week’s Media Podcast Quiz.

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Episode 94 – Press Freedom, Al-Jazeera Strikes, BBC Sound Effects Library – The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

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Olly Mann presents news and analysis of the media industry with editor in chief of Business Insider UK, Jim Edwards, and freelance journalist and special projects editor at Buzzfeed UK, Louise Ridley.

This week: How does press freedom in the UK compare to the rest of the world, the BBC partners to sell podcast ads, and why Al-Jazeera’s London staff are striking.

All that, plus life after mornings for Matthew Wright and what losing the Debrief means for the industry.

And in the Media Podcast Quiz, we poke around the vaults of the BBC’s sound effects library to play ‘What’s That Sound?’.

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Episode 93 – Daily Mail’s Accidental Profanity, Radio 4’s Rivers Of Blood, Test Match Special’s Early Tea

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Informed insight and analysis of the media industries with Olly Mann and guests – journalist for theweek.co.uk, Rebecca Gillie and managing director and head of creative at Gold Wala, Faraz Osman.

On the show this week: As a Daily Mail journalist is fired for accidentally publishing the c-word, should online publishers be spending more on sub-editors? Radio 4’s rebroadcast of Enoch Powell’s “Rivers of Blood” speech caused a stir but is the outcry justified? And as Key 103 rebrands as Hits Radio Manchester, is radio in the UK losing its regional variations?

Plus, how will Test Match Special cope without England’s next two overseas cricket tours; the future of Radar Radio and we play The Nomination Game in this week’s Media Podcast Quiz.

Produced by Rebecca Grisedale-Sherry. The Media Podcast is a PPM Production.

Episode 87: Murdoch’s Sky Dream Falls Back Down To Earth; Hello Old Friends At Facebook; Goodbye Old Friends At Buzzfeed – The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

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Media writer Maggie Brown and Somethin’ Else managing director Steve Ackerman join Olly Mann to discuss the biggest stories of the week from the TV, radio, online and print industries.

This week: How competition concerns have scuppered the Murdoch family’s reach for the sky; New algorithms at Facebook are poised to reunite friends, but at what expense to media brands? And what future for original online journalism as staff are made redundant at Buzzfeed UK?

Plus, it’s a game of guess who in this week’s Media Podcast Quiz.

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Episode 84 – The Death of Soho, APAs 2017 and Children’s Repeats

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News, analysis and gossip from the creative media industries with Olly Mann. This week Lisa Campbell (director, Edinburgh International TV Festival) and Paul Robinson (broadcast consultant) discuss what counts as a new production in children’s TV – how often can broadcasters repeat a show before the young audience cottons on?

Amid ongoing claims of harassment at Amazon Studios, will a $250m quest to adapt Lord Of The Rings pay off?

Plus: A rundown of the winners at the Audie Awards, the case for and against net neutrality and the pros and cons of cutting in Soho.

And there’s corectins and clrificaions – oops, that’s correction and clarifications – to be made in the Media Quiz.

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