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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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