Gurinder Chadha, one of Britain’s most respected filmmakers, responsible for writing and directing Bend it like Beckham, Bride and Prejudice, and – now in cinemas – Viceroy’s House, knows a thing or two about telling a story.
Introducing a seminar at Advertising Week Europe entitled “If advertising is funding terror, what should we do differently?”, Hamish Nicklin, chief revenue officer for Guardian News & Media, acknowledged the difficulty of his position.
With box-office hits such as Moonlight, I Am Not Your Negro, and I, Daniel Blake putting the focus on social causes – can the films we make and watch change society for the better?
What a time to be a sports fan. We are living in an era of unprecedented opportunities for fandom; followers can engage with live sport more easily, intimately and comprehensively than ever before.
Think of shared playlists, digitally rented films, unlimited access to second homes, shared offices … as temporary access to these things becomes more reliable, and the concept of ownership as a desirable entity disappears, is this the end of ownership as we know it?
For all the media’s focus on the alleged FIFA corruption behind the bid, frenzied panic over hooliganism, and the resurgent narrative of a Cold War-esque East-West divide, it is quite easy to forget there will be a football tournament going on.
On the whole, they are indiscriminate about who sees them; the advertising industry’s principal concern is finding new ways to make you watch what they’ve made.
If you were asked to locate the forefront of mobile technology innovation on a world map, it is fair to assume a lot of people would opt for the highly concentrated technological community of Silicon Valley.