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Channel 5 lines up student doc

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has commissioned Sexts (w/t), a student documentary project, to broadcast this summer.
April 15, 2013

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has commissioned Sexts (w/t), a student documentary project, to broadcast this summer.

Developed and produced by current and recent National Film & Television School (NFTS) graduates, Sexts is the result of a talent-nurturing plan.

The documentary will take a lighthearted look at ‘sexting,’ the act of sending sexually explicit messages and photos via mobile phone, through case studies that show how technology has altered the way people flirt, interact and sometimes cheat.

Sexts is executive produced by David G. Croft, the head of television at NFTS, and the program is made on site using the school’s production facilities.

“It’s crucial to support and nurture new talent in the TV industry,” said ¬†Ben Frow, director of programs at Channel 5. “Through our relationship with the NFTS… Channel 5 is doing just that.”

“This is a fantastic opportunity for these TV students to experience the demands of professional program making,” added Croft. “It is also a testament to TV department here at the NFTS that Channel 5 is prepared to invest so seriously in talented young people.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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