Jasmine Dotiwala
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Jasmine Dotiwala is a Produce/director/broadcaster/ columnist with acclaim in the media for breaking new, young ,British talent and making fresh, ground breaking edgy TV programming with A List showbiz celebrities.

A professional, multi faceted TV producer, director, broadcaster and columnist who has delivered solid results, and innovative diverse TV & media that is strategically devised to entertain, promote and grow brand integrity. A highly experienced, driven, dynamic leader, with the ability to lead a highly effective team and create internationally top rating TV content to tight deadlines and within strict budgets. Outstanding industry contacts and access to acts, media platforms and PR. Excellent presentation & communicationskills.

Jasmine started at Channel 4 as a floor assistant on THE BIG BREAKFAST, then as a presenter on nineties youth cult show THE WORD, before becoming an MTV NEWSpresenter for MTV EUROPE. Jasmine continued to be the woman in front of thecamera as well as behind, and became Senior Producer-Director for many of MTV International’s flagship TV shows from MAKING THE VIDEO, MTV CRIBS & DIARY OF ‘’ and MTV NEWS SPECIALS. In 2000 jasmine became the Senior Series Producer/ Director of MTV NEWS & SPECIALS where she hosted, produced and directed MTV’s flagship shows MTV NEWS (Madonna/ Spice Girls/ Radiohead, U2 etc), MTV CRIBS (Dolce & Gabanna / Richard Branson/ Craig David) , DIARY OF.....(Jay Z, Mariah, Eminem, 50 Cent), & MAKING THE VIDEO (Usher, Busta Rhymes, Sean Paul, P Diddy, Estelle). In 2006 as MTV’s urban music specialist and HEAD OF MTV BASE, Jasmine concentrated on giving everyone from Destiny’s Child, Jay Z, 50 Cent and Eminem the Jasmine treatment for her interview features and when she is not sharing Mariah Carey’s jet for one of her video diaries she busies herself producing more specialized shows on artists. Her ‘’Essential Mariah Carey’’ and ‘’Essential Eminem ’’ shows rated number one all over Europe and her ‘’Essential Dr Dre’’ premiered at number one on MTV’s hip hop channel -MTV Base.!.

More recently Jasmines ‘, A Night with Justin Timberlake Live’’, Jay Z Tour Diary and Shady Family Invade Europe and Ushers Making of the Video ‘’Yeah’’ provided MTV UK with their highest ratings in 4 years! Whilst her ’ Making the Video; Mariah Carey (October 2005), was the highest rating making of the video on any MTV channels worldwide in 2005! More recently Jasmines ‘’Diary of Jay Z-The Global Express Tour’’ aired on 40 MTV channels worldwide.

After 10 years at MTV INTERNATIONAL Jasmine was asked to head up MTV BASE production where she brought in new presenters, new urban comedy programming, specialist music slots as well as an aggressive, positive energy championing young, UKurban musicians. As HEAD OF MTV BASE production over seeing the UK’s biggest urban music TV channel and developing new shows, faces and concepts for thebiggest music brand in the world, Jasmine was known for bringing in ground breaking changes.

Under her leadership MTV BASE brought in new, fresh presenters to the channel, developed 6 new programming strands in the first year, developed strong media partnerships within the UK and raised ratings, respect and awareness of MTVBASE within the public sector. In 2009 Jasmine left MTV NETWORKS INTERNATIONAL after 13 years to return to Channel 4 Music Specials where her first project was the T4-A MARIAH SPECIAL and other similar music, youth, entertainment TV projects for Channel 4 including THE WORD 20 Year Anniversary Special.

In 2010 Jasmine was asked by ITV to produce and direct their new music strand ONE NIGHT STAND which included Ne Yo, Scissor Sisters and Pixie Lott. In 2011 Jasmine moved across to the BBC where she started at the BBC Children’s Development team and then with the BBC MUSIC department working on new youth music content.

Currently Jasmine is HEAD NEWS EDITOR of the new LONDON 360 NEWS TV MAGAZINE SHOW at the Media Trust. (Corporate partners BBC, ITV, C4, C5, SKY, MTV). The first TV show of its kind that regularly, unashamedly champions the stories big and small, focusing of celebs and real people, unearthing and informing on hidden and secret London in the UK’s capital city.

Jasmine has also been a print columnist for many years writing for a variety of publications including THE VOICE, Vibe magazine, Touch magazine, the Daily Mail and Caribbean fashion glossy OCEAN STYLE. Jasmine wrote a long standing ‘’Girl Talk’’ column for urban music magazines ‘Touch’ and ‘Tense’ which received phenomenal public focus, as well as one off columns in international urban magazine Vibe. Jasmine was also a regular contributor to another ethnic women’s page for ‘’Eastern Eye ‘’ newspaper as well as hosting a drive time radio slot aptly titled ‘ Jasmines Juice’ once a week on urban music station ‘Choice FM-96.9FM’.

She is also an active member of the IVY CLUB, MOBO INDUSTRY PANEL, THE CULTURAL TV DIVERSITY NETWORK, MTV Europe Diversity Council and is involved in a number of charities including the African Caribbean Leukemia Trust. Read Jasmines weekly column in THE VOICE Newspaper and hear her regularly on the radio where she contributes and banters about life, media, music and youth issues. (BBC RADIO1Xtra/ BBC Radio London/ CHOICEFM).

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Sniggers With Attitude

(0) Comments | Posted 17 April 2014 | (16:18)

Creator of Sniggers With Attitude Jason Lewis with Jasmine Dotiwala.
PIC COPYRIGHT Jasmine Dotiwala.

Dear all. Why can't we stop making assumptions about everything based on race?

If a singer like Usher or Trey Songz is described in a...

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Together, Can We Build a Diverse Music Industry?

(0) Comments | Posted 16 April 2014 | (17:14)


Did you know that 92% of the UK music industry is white? Does that matter? Who cares?

Does it matter when you consider that it's totally unrepresentative of the music scene's artist's, promoter's, record label's worker's and fan's?...

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London's Youth Finally Get Their TV Voice!

(4) Comments | Posted 11 April 2014 | (14:37)


London360, produced and presented by young Londoners, will reach more viewers in the capital when it is shown on new TV channel London Live starting THIS Sunday 9am!


London's young people are finally getting to make...

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Asian Awards Show Global Power Takeover

(0) Comments | Posted 7 April 2014 | (18:02)


One Direction band member Zayn Malik, super music producer Naughty Boy, actress/singer Preeya Kalidas, broadcaster Jasmine Dotiwala at The Asian Awards.
Photo courtesy Preeya Kalidas.

Over the years I've been used to attending a myriad of fabulous functions, crammed full...

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Zoroastrians Celebrate Noruz In Parliament

(0) Comments | Posted 4 April 2014 | (13:23)

Lords, ladies and gentlemen gather at Houses of Parliament to celebrate Noruz.
PIC COURTESY - Raj Bakrania

This week 200 Zoroastrians came together with a few lords, baronesses, sirs, ladies, MP's and friends of their community at the House...

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Noel Clarke Goes From Movie Stables to Music Labels

(0) Comments | Posted 31 March 2014 | (15:15)

Jamie Joseph. One of Noel Clarke's first record label signings.
PIC courtesy Unstoppable Records.

Noel Clarke knows talent when he sees's it.

He's singlehandedly spawned a whole generation of new acting talent via his debut movies Kidulthood (2006) and Adulthood...

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The Truth About Britain's Feral Youth

(0) Comments | Posted 28 March 2014 | (15:28)


Pixie Lott on the V Inspired lilac carpet.
Pic courtesy Jonathan Hordle.

To read our daily papers one would imagine we reside in a hellhole, where feral youth run riot across the country and make Lord of the Flies look like an...

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Kylie's Exclusive Private London Gig

(0) Comments | Posted 19 March 2014 | (15:27)

Copyright Roderick Arnold.

After 26 years in show business Kylie Minogue is still making her mark.

For someone accused at the start of her career as being a manufactured pop star, she has always had a finger in more than one pie,...

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The UK's Youth Need Help, They Need to Get Connected.

(0) Comments | Posted 12 March 2014 | (13:37)

Ruff Diamond perform for Get Connected.

A safe home is something we expect all young people to grow up in. Somewhere they are supported and great parenting and teaching meet their needs. Am I romanticising the past when...

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Mandela Lectures - Three Speakers, Three Ideas, One Quote.

(0) Comments | Posted 8 March 2014 | (12:12)

Brenda, Akala, Winnie, Sabbiyah and Jasmine at Mandela Lectures at the BBC.
Copyright Jasmine Dotiwala.

To end a week of diversity focused events, the BBC hosted Mandela Lectures- three speakers, three ideas, One quote.

Our three esteemed speakers were; founder...

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David Cameron Invites Inspirational Women to Help Him Get a Job Done

(0) Comments | Posted 8 March 2014 | (00:40)

Copyright Jasmine Dotiwala.

The most famous front door in the world has got to be the UK Prime Ministers abode. That huge black door, with the policeman standing guard sullenly outside, is recognised globally.

We have watched countless chancellors hold up...

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George Michaels Four-Day Celebration to Launch His 2014 SYMPHONICA

(0) Comments | Posted 4 March 2014 | (18:06)

Copyright- Caroline True.

Never underestimate the power of a legend to remain timeless and transcend generations.

That was my first lesson when I received an invitation stating ''George Michael cordially invites you to a very special playback of his new album 'Symphonica'...

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Baroness Doreen Lawrence - The Mother That Fought a Gladiator Battle to Claim Justice for Her Son

(0) Comments | Posted 28 February 2014 | (14:50)

Baroness Lawrence at the BBC. Copyright Paul Hampartsoumian 2014.

The joint Royal Television Society / BBC event 'In Conversation With Baroness Doreen Lawrence: In The Eye Of a Media Storm' ,was an in depth discussion with Baroness Lawrence exploring what lessons TV...

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Pixar in Concert- A New Experience of Music Bringing Animation To Life!

(0) Comments | Posted 23 February 2014 | (11:54)

Copyright Jasmine Dotiwala

Arts and culture mystros have always liked to juxtapose various arts to create new moments.

The art of ballet brings together classical music, dance and staged sets. Gymnastic acrobats and outdoor architecture formed the free running art of...

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Want to Work in the Music Industry? The Gates Are Open!

(0) Comments | Posted 20 February 2014 | (08:57)


(Left to right) Musicians, Plan B, MNEK and Will Kennard from Chase & Status with Dean Joseph, aged 17, from Maidenhead (2nd right) during the launch of The Big Music Project .

Hundreds of youth engagement schemes...

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How Creative Spoken Word and Music Projects Are Helping the UK's Literacy Issues

(0) Comments | Posted 18 February 2014 | (14:27)


How creative spoken word and music projects like Poetry Luv - Late at Tate Britain are helping the UK's literacy issues.

Lets face it, its not often that young working class or...

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The Original Diva Dishes All - One Night With Joan Collins

(1) Comments | Posted 5 February 2014 | (18:16)

JOAN COLLINS. Pic courtesy Kevin Wilson PR.

When you think of the original diva, one lady came before Mariah, Cher, Céline, Dionne, Whitney, Janet, Madonna, Diana and the rest. Her name is Joan Collins and she is a living legend.

This week...

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Jacob Banks And Kwabs Lead UK Music In 2014

(0) Comments | Posted 30 January 2014 | (10:30)


I started the week at XOYO in Old Street for a sold out show by Jacob Banks. The venue was heaving with young, diverse trendies. The vibe was positive, excited and muso. His two female support acts did a great job but the main man was...

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Sylvester Stallone Still Strong And Smooth

(0) Comments | Posted 15 January 2014 | (09:30)

Photo - Jonathan Brady/PA

If you're an eighties child then action hero's like Sly Stallone, Arnie and Bruce Willis were who shaped your former big screen years. They epitomized the American dream, Hollywood alpha males and the dream buff body.


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Celeb Sellouts!

(1) Comments | Posted 6 January 2014 | (12:28)


So we ended the year with positive vibes, congratulating those that had made a mark on society and their field of business. But it's the New Year and time for some real talk. Here is the Dotiwala NOT the New Years Honours list.

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