Film & TV

Celebrating the craft of filmmaking and creativity on screen

Creating the intense world of Uncut Gems

Production designer and repeat Safdie Brothers collaborator Sam Lisenco talks to us about gaining trust in Manhattan’s insular Diamond District, reinforcing Adam Sandler’s character through design, and how the film became a love letter to a disappearing New York

Predictions for a new decade: Anna Higgs

To mark the start of the 2020s, we’ve asked a selection of our regular columnists to offer up predictions of what lies ahead for the creative industries. Here, Facebook Head of Entertainment Anna Higgs looks to cinema history to help foretell the future

The changing state of play

During the 20th century, the concept of play blossomed as its creative and educational benefits were revealed. We talk to Shamita Sharmacharja, co-curator of Play Well, an exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London, about its evolution

How to nurture new talent

The creative industries can feel bewildering for newcomers, who rely on the wisdom of more experienced practitioners to find their way. Here we explore how to support creatives who are just starting out, from giving constructive criticism to helping people refine their ideas

Predictions for a new decade: Ben Kay

To mark the start of the 2020s, we’ve asked a selection of our regular writers and columnists to offer up some predictions of what lies ahead for the creative industries. Here, our advertising correspondent Ben Kay hopes for a creative renaissance in marketing

Documenting Gorillaz

Directed by Denholm Hewlett (son of Gorillaz’s Jamie Hewlett), a new documentary about the world’s most famous ‘virtual band’ is a brilliant mishmash of the real and the imagined. We speak to him about bringing the film to life

Trends of 2019: Social Media and Creativity

This year saw increased analysis and reflection over the impact that social media has had on creativity, from the dangerous lure of the likes to the way that social channels could be designed for the better. Here are the key points to catch up on

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