Hello and welcome to the new FTV Blog! Over the coming weeks and months we’ll aim to get as much content up here as possible, keeping you up to date about what our current FTV-ers are up to and maybe even giving some insights into what former students of the course have gone on to achieve.

Most of this year’s bunch have now finished their industry placements and have had fantastic experiences at local media companies such as Endboard Productions and North One Television. Ezinne, Shane, Yichuan, Lubna and Ruijie have worked closely with independent filmmaker Nerina Villa, also in the Birmingham area.

Others have ventured to London to work at 360 Production and Wall to Wall, the company behind popular BBC1 programme Who Do You Think You Are? Several students successfully split their placements between Maverick Television’s Birmingham and London offices, whilst Charlotte Duckworth managed to secure an additional placement at Second Home Studios, a company we hope FTV will work with again in the future.

All in all it’s been a busy few months and now everyone’s settling into editing their dissertations for the September deadline. With topics ranging from squatting to the tattoo industry, it’s safe to say there are some intriguing films in the pipeline!

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