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Thursday 5th of May 2011 in Digital by

Hello. This is Darren Edwards, The One Point's Head of Television, and this is where I'll be posting my blog entries about The One Point (TOP)'s TV and film output.

Me? I relocated to Hull from Lincoln in 2003 to study a Media Technology BSc (Hons) degree at Lincoln Uni's Hull Campus on George St. City centre, right in the thick of things. During those three years I worked for TOP's Group MD, Martin Lauer, on the telesale team, and also, after the BBC invested £25m into its Hull HQ,  I co-founded/head of production'd a BBCi channel entitled Spark TV. Spark was broadcast via the BBC's portal on the KITT set-top box. Spark went on to win a RTS award for Innovation, I graduated with a first, and stayed in Hull to founder a small production company X-GF Media.

When it came time for X-GF to expand, Martin and TOP was the natural first choice. The One Point and X-GF Media merged, and consequently, my relationship with Martin and The One Point now spans almost 8 years.

TOP's TV/film output includes commissioned broadcast pilots ('Show Me The Golf', Setanta; 'Singing With The Enemy', BBC Three/Endemol); sports (HULLFC.TV); corporate (William Hague MP, Antony Worrall Thompson, BP); charity ('Devil's Kitchen', KCFM Smile); music promos, and everything else in-between.

Sometimes the blogs will be a bit personal, sometimes about the production workflow, sometimes backstage celebrity gossip, and sometimes about the clients themselves -- i.e. how we've natured our portfolio and retained clients for many years. It'll always be a good read so stay tuned!

Darren.



 


 


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