Film & TV

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Trends of 2019: Film and TV

We look back at another year that had us all glued to our screens, from the sheer brilliance of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag to Netflix’s latest foray into cinema with Scorsese gangster epic The Irishman

Trends of 2019: How We Work

The way that we work today was put under scrutiny in 2019, as new styles of working – from flexible and remote working to the four-day week – were discussed widely. We examine the key points here

Remembering Paul Silburn

Paul Silburn, renowned copywriter and veteran of agencies including BBH, Leo Burnett, TBWA, and Saatchi & Saatchi, passed away last week. Here, colleague and friend Ben Kay reflects on his life and his work

Creating The Crown

Netflix’s flagship period drama tracing the reign of Queen Elizabeth II has become a must-watch series, thanks to its clever casting, scandalous storylines and decadent surroundings. Here, production designer Martin Childs discusses building the world of The Crown

Making Excitable Edgar

The John Lewis (and Waitrose) Christmas ad has returned to fine form this year – largely thanks to a clumsy but lovable dragon called Edgar. We speak to Untold Studios about bringing the star of the show to life, and the secret to a successful festive ad

Why creatives are jumping on TikTok

We speak to an illustrator, a filmmaker and a lettering artist who are making waves on TikTok about what it offers creatively that its competitors don’t already, and their advice for other creatives thinking about getting on the app

A conversation about storytelling

Punchdrunk’s Stephen Dobbie and Game of Thrones Production Designer Deborah Riley discuss how great stories get told, and why the boundaries between on-screen and real-life narratives are blurring The ability to spin a good yarn is an essential skill in the creative industries. Whether you’re making a blockbuster ad campaign or a long-running TV series, […]

Creating His Dark Materials

The world of Philip Pullman’s epic adventure series has been brought to life in an eight-part drama co-produced by the BBC and HBO. We talk to Executive Producer Joel Collins about building alternate realities and creating a host of CGI creatures

What makes a modern happy ending?

Bringing a narrative to a satisfying conclusion is one of the most difficult challenges in TV and cinema. While convention still reigns in certain shows, CR looks at how ‘happily ever after’ is beginning to change in a compelling new era for storytelling