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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Media Psychology: TV and Politics - If Media Keep It Real, So Will The People

(0) Comments | Posted 14 April 2015 | (15:41)

Where I work at Media Trust, we claim that media is a powerful tool to influence and change lives. We work with the media industry to empower charities and communities to have a voice and be heard.


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Actor and Musician Idris Elba - 'Mandela, My Dad and Me'

(0) Comments | Posted 8 April 2015 | (12:50)

Idris Elba at the first showing of Mandela, My Dad and Me, at the BFI.
PIC COPYRIGHT- Gary Bartlett.

Many may be surprised to learn that even though most people know Idris Elba as an accomplished actor, its actually through music...

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Nicki Minaj: The Pinkprint Tour - Naked, Feminist, Perfection

(1) Comments | Posted 2 April 2015 | (17:15)

Nicki Minaj on her Pinkprint Tour at London's O2 Arena.
Pic Copyright - Grizz Lee Arts.

A few years ago, I was alerted to a still then unknown female rapper, called Nicki Minaj. I watched her spit a short 16 bar...

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22 Reasons Why Usher is The Best Commercial Male R&B artist of Our Time

(1) Comments | Posted 27 March 2015 | (11:35)

I've worked with Usher for over two decades at MTV, Channel 4 and more.
From making shows like Making the video and Tour Diary's with him, as well as having him turn up at my birthday party in Kensington, and not demand a VIP experience (cos...

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MOBO Movement to Act as Gate Keepers For Diverse Talent From This October

(1) Comments | Posted 26 March 2015 | (11:46)

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey, HSBC's Carol Bagnal, UK Soul Legend Jazzie B, MOBO's Kanya King, Labour MP Chuka Umunna.
(ALL PICS ©Alan Davidson/The Picture Library Ltd.)

200 high-flying movers and shakers gathered at the House Of Commons this week to hear...

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British Urban Film Festival Celebrate a Decade of Championing Diverse Talent

(0) Comments | Posted 18 March 2015 | (12:43)

2012 British Urban Film Festival
Stanley Chinoso (film actor) , Anthony Abuah (writer & director), Marlene Abuah (film & TV actress), Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe (BUFF CEO), Lateef Lovejoy (actor & comedian).

(All pics courtesy British Urban Film Festival).

That due to...

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We Day Is a Movement of Young People Leading Local and Global Change

(0) Comments | Posted 5 March 2015 | (17:40)

This week at London's Wembley arena, the world's largest youth empowerment event of its kind, took place!

Jasmine with Holly, Richard and Sam Branson- now that's a power-house of a family.

I joined other...

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Seven Traits of Highly Successful Women on Boards - Views From The Top And How To Get There.

(0) Comments | Posted 2 March 2015 | (12:43)

International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future, and has been observed since in the early 1900's, which is strange as it feels like its only been on the mainstream radar for the past few years....

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Naomi Campbell's Exclusive Star-Studded Fashion For Relief Show

(0) Comments | Posted 20 February 2015 | (14:29)

Naomi Campbell and The Duchess of York.
Pic copyright Dave Bennett.

Miss Naomi Campbell. Spotted at aged 15 and catapulted to supermodel fame, then in the tabloids all through the eighties and nineties for being beautiful, her relationships with high profile...

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10th Screen Nation Film and TV Awards 2015. ''We're Not 'Diversity', We're Mainstream!''

(0) Comments | Posted 17 February 2015 | (14:56)

PIC COURTESY- www.colorbox.co.uk.

There's a lot of tabloid space given to London vs. New York this month. My personal feeling is that London reigns with tea, fish & chips, chocolate, etiquette, cleaner...

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Slim Pickings If You're A Black British Comedian

(5) Comments | Posted 13 February 2015 | (16:52)

Are you a fan of popular culture? How about comedy?
Do you know that one of this country's best comedians performed a sell out two shows at Hackney Empire this weekend just gone, and has been working the comedy scene for twenty years, but you've likely never heard...

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Six Myths About Hair Extensions Put Right, By a Man That Knows..

(0) Comments | Posted 13 February 2015 | (11:29)

I've worked in the entertainment industry for two decades. That's a long time sitting in the corner, awaiting interviews and snooping in on celeb skin and hair secrets, watching as glam squads pretty up their targets, and a long time as a nosy journalist to sniff out the truths and...

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Creativity Works, But Only if we Can Afford It

(0) Comments | Posted 10 February 2015 | (13:05)

One in eight of all jobs in London (400,000) are now in the creative industries - advertising, design, publishing, music, fashion, gaming, film and TV, among others.
So why does it seem as if more and more cuts are being made to creative arts funding, by both the...

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Selma the Movie, UK Premiere. A Timely Arrival.

(0) Comments | Posted 28 January 2015 | (18:03)

So this week, one chilly night in London town, the film premiere for Selma took place in a small cinema in Mayfair, off the beaten razzmatazz red carpet arena of Leicester sq.

Jasmine with Selma's leading man- David Oyelowo.

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Cirque Du Soleil - Seven Need to Know Facts About the KOOZA Show at the Royal Albert Hall

(1) Comments | Posted 22 January 2015 | (17:54)


The Cirque Du Soleil troupe do an annual residency each January in London, and this month its all about their KOOZA show - which is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil, combining the two...

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Today, Your Tweet Will Help Someone Walk. #PikkiCanWalk

(0) Comments | Posted 15 January 2015 | (11:04)

Today, you can help change someone's quality of life, using the power of social media.

pikki vid from MT Private on Vimeo.

This video shows the moment, that Pikki used robot technology,to help him walk for the first time in 11 years.
Video courtesy of Pikki Fearon and Media Trust

If I told you that simply by tweeting one tweet and having a friend do the same, you could dramatically change someone's quality of life would you help me?

We are all quick to spread viral videos that are funny, horrific, awesome and more but one click today could help someone walk independently again.

My friend, film producer Pikki Fearon was in accident 11years ago that left him in a wheelchair.

Nicholas Fearon known as 'Pikki', who broke his back in 2004, was told he would never walk again, but with his sheer determination Pikki turned his life around and has gone on to produce highly acclaimed feature films 'Rollin With The Nines.' and 'Dead Man Running'.

Keen to help others with spinal injuries Pikki is a regular visitor and mentor at Aspire, preparing for the Rio Paralympics in 2016 and inspiring people with disabilities to make the most of their lives by sharing his own personal experiences. Aspire is a national charity that provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury.

Pikki with 50 Cent during the making of their film 'Dead Man Running'. Image: Pikki Fearon

Now there's a new robotic machine, which will help Pikki walk again. REX Bionics & Robot Assisted therapy will change his life but it's EXPENSIVE.

Today at 4pm in Harrow, Pikki will walk in front of press, using Robot Assisted Physiotherapy (RAP) Using REX Technology at Aspire.

Aspire, PhysioFunction and Rex Bionics want to support as many people as possible with mobility impairments and give those who could benefit from Robot Assisted Physiotherapy a chance to do so by launching an appeal to raise funds to purchase a REX device.

During Robot-Assisted Physiotherapy (RAP), REX lifts patients from a sitting position into a robot-supported standing position, allowing them to take part in a set of supported walking and stretching exercises designed by specialist physiotherapists.

Wheelchair users are at risk of developing numerous medical complications from extended periods of sitting. By enabling them to spend more time standing, walking and exercising, REX may offer significant health benefits, including improved cardiovascular performance, maintenance of joint range, and a reduction in infections.

London-based film producer Pikki, will walk with the support of the REX robot for the first time since he battled back from life threatening injuries sustained in an accident 11 years ago.
Pikki, who is the first person use this new technology told me "Standing and walking again in REX felt weird and wonderful but natural at the same time. It's fantastic to be back at eye level with everyone again".

If everyone tweets ‪#‎PikkiCanWalk‬ today, funders could change Pikki's life. ‪#‎DoSomethingBrilliant‬ with social media today.

We need 50,000 tweets today that say #PikkiCanWalk. Please do anything u can to spread the word. Every eight hours in the UK someone is paralysed by a spinal cord injury. We can help them go from injury to...

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The Godfather - As You've Never Seen Him Before

(1) Comments | Posted 9 December 2014 | (12:35)

Ever since I can recall, the men I have been surrounded by from family, to friends to work colleagues, to random strangers, have cited The Godfather as being 'one of the best films ever'.

Photo - Jasmine Dotiwala.


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Montana The Movie - A Striking Showcase For London's Talent.

(0) Comments | Posted 9 December 2014 | (11:40)

December 11th see's the release of the latest film by director Mo Ali titled Montana. I was lucky enough to attend the gala screening this past week.


The movie is based 'In the mean streets of London's East End', where a former Serbian...

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All BAME Communities Want Is an Equal Playing Field, Jay Sean Has Bought the Stadium

(0) Comments | Posted 25 November 2014 | (16:12)

With all the Ferguson outrage and unrest raging across the USA, and media globally debating it today, I can't help feel that we as a society have regressed dramatically in the last few years.


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Thousands Of Princesses Frozen At Royal Albert Hall.

(1) Comments | Posted 19 November 2014 | (13:02)

Who wouldn't want to be a princess? They rule their world's and wear pretty things, people fawn upon them 24-7 and life's a total breeze.
As we grow older we may grow out of pink but the princess gene and attitude is ever present even if in teeny doses.

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