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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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