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Top tips for securing broadcast coverage: An insight from ITV

After having the privilege of working with numerous major television channels at last summer’s Masterpiece London art fair, I was curious to learn more about the broadcast world. Several months ago, I attended a workshop on securing broadcast coverage which was held by one of the main news editors of ITV’s national morning show, Good Morning Britain. She ran through some great tips for approaching the programme, and gave some very useful insights into the national broadcast world, so I thought I would share these here:

Good Morning Britain

Good Morning Britain (GMB) is a national British morning television programme on ITV, broadcast on weekdays from 6.00am to 8.30am. It began in April 2014 after ITV wrapped up its previous breakfast programme, Daybreak. It is a news magazine show- this means it uses topical, fresh, on-the-day research. Recent topics on Good Morning Britain includes pay day loans, zero hours contracts, and Disney’s Frozen (kids are mad for it!). The viewers tend to be Northern, and due to the timings they tend to be housewives and children. They tend to be from cities such as Newcastle, Manchester and Birmingham. The stories are often not to be too ‘high-brow’ or elitist, and are understandable to the average person. There are 8 correspondents working on GMB – 6 in London, 1 in LA and 1 in New York.

An Insight into their Working Days  

The GMB teams’ working hours for the show are the following; the show airs from 6 – 8.30am, however, by 8am they have a team working on the next morning’s show. They have a daily news conference at 9.30am for up to an hour, and  they have an updated news meeting by 3pm, with all stories (minus any breaking news) in by 4pm. By 3am the programme is finalised ready for the morning. The planning team are working on the programme up to a week beforehand (however, some long term features can take months to prepare). The bulk of ‘planning̵ [...]

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Watch Wonders at SalonQP

Georgina Inglis, November 14, 2014

  This time last week, hordes of watch enthusiasts were flocking through the doors of SalonQP 2014. In the rooms of London’s majestic Saatchi Gallery, the finest watch brands from around the […]

Babadook or Baroque? Round up of October’s Old Masters sales

Claire Owen, November 5, 2014

In July, London sales were dominated by news of Sotheby’s spectacular results – £68.3 million was realised from a pre-sale £39 million estimate, with records broken for lesser known Italian masters, such as Luca Giordano and Giovanni da Rimini. Following this, and the art-centric frenzy of earlier October, the mid season Old Masters sales at the Big Three auction houses produced some interesting results.
At Christie’s, 142 lots sold for £2,244,250, with several achieving sensationally high prices. A wooded landscape with two monkeys eating grapes by French painter Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg (1740–1812) took £116,500, seven times its £15,000 high estimate. Head of a Bearded Old Man, by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723–92) achieved £92,500 -15 times the £6,000 high estimate. An oil on panel The Garden of Love, from the circle of Rubens (1577–1640) sold for £128,500, its high estimate was £30,000. Three charming Irish School full length portraits sold (each) for approximately 10 times their estimates.

Art, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll… and Frieze isn’t even open yet

Freya Simms, October 13, 2014

The rain might have been coming down in irregular gusts, making street-side queuing a less than glamourous affair, but it certainly did not dampen the spirits of those out on the art trail in the run up to Frieze week… And I was one of those water-logged specimens hot on the trail of creativity.

Last Tuesday was a full soirée that occupied a postage-stamp sized square of Shoreditch, from a photography exhibition in Redhurch Street via Pizza East and to a screening at Shoreditch House. The exhibition was a fantastic array of rock images of the ’70s and ’80s by Bob Gruen – some familiar – all fuelled with a hazy atmosphere of sex, drugs, high-heeled boots and very tight pants! Particularly captivating photographs included Joan Jett staring straight down the lens, eyes black kohl rimmed and legs just apart, Joe Strummer disappearing down a hazy, rain slicked street or the Ramones from the New York subway in Queens.

The juxtaposition of these renowned anarchists yelling from the walls set among the conservatively-suited guests straight from their desks was a little offbeat, but was helpfully aided by a number of old time rockers revealing their tell-tale struts across the room. My partner-in-crime for the evening was Ben Gooder who had done his own time living it up in New York in a band and even supporting the Rockats – represented on Tuesday by none other than stand-up bass player Smutty Smith who was full of tales of Andy Warhol and the Factory as well as Robert Mapplethorpe, that had my antennae stretched to the max. Also full of tales of the era – albeit tinged with a little squalor – was guitarist and singer Walter Lure of Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, who told of his heroine-fuelled initiation into the band. Thankfully years later he managed to beat the habit and went on to Wall Street! Ben, Walter, Smutty and Bob exchanged memories from gigs to hair products and I could do little but listen attentively.

Review: ‘Mapping London’ at gallery@oxo

Georgina Inglis, September 11, 2014

Last Wednesday evening Daniel Crouch Rare Books hosted the preview of ‘Mapping London’ at the gallery@oxo on the South Bank of London’s pride and joy: the River Thames. The launch […]

The Creativity of Invention

Lucy Barry, September 1, 2014

In June I had the great misfortune and fortune to say goodbye to one of the most fascinating men I ever had the pleasure of meeting. A misfortune because it […]

Before they pass away

Claire Owen, August 26, 2014

Think of a landscape similar to a blank canvas, imagine it void of sound and colour. Add a burning heat and can you believe it’s only winter? There is a […]