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).

Entries by Jasmine Dotiwala

MOBO Season To Highlight Black People Are More Than Just Music!

(0) Comments | Posted 2 October 2015 | (13:25)

It's been a strange week for stories in the press dominated by race issues.

Firstly the debate about whether Jamaicans are owed both an apology and reparations for slavery by the UK, then the protest about allegedly racist nightclub DSTRKT, in London's west end, where four black women weren't let...

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How One TV Drama Series Is Fighting the HIV Aids Taboo

(0) Comments | Posted 22 September 2015 | (16:32)

MTV Shuga is a sizzling sex and relationships drama and multimedia campaign for young audiences, which aims to raise awareness of HIV and Aids globally, and this fortnight I attended the premiere of season 4 of this ground breaking TV brand.

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BBC Newsnight on NWA's 'Straight Outta Compton'

(2) Comments | Posted 19 August 2015 | (16:24)

Last Friday at 5pm, I got a call from a producer at Newsnight, who wanted to know if I'd be interested in coming on that same night to talk about the legacy of NWA, as their biopic Straight Outta Compton is released here this coming week.

He seemed like...

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A Grime Symphony at Royal Albert Hall- Great Grime Goes Global!

(0) Comments | Posted 13 August 2015 | (22:03)

How grime affected the planet. #GrimeSymphony #APersonalMemory

Much has been made about the idea that this really looks to be the year remembered for grime music going global.

My first recollections of the grime scene are around 18 years ago, in 1997, when acts like Wiley used to jump...

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Bend It Like Beckham Musical Star Preeya Kalidas Talks Culture, Community and Career

(0) Comments | Posted 31 July 2015 | (12:12)

So Bend it like Beckham is the feel-good new modern British musical which has been doing really well in London's West end this past few weeks, with its now familiar story of a two sisters (Jess and Pinky), living in a family in Southall Broadway, the buzzing hubbub of Asian...

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Drum 'n' Bass Legend Goldie Speaks After 'Timeless' Gig

(0) Comments | Posted 28 July 2015 | (14:38)

I've known Clifford Joseph Price, aka Goldie, since the eighties, when one of my best friends used to date him. It was around the time that he was selling gold teeth in the UK and USA, and generally hustling hard.


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The Return Of Jill Scott - Empowered, Enlightened Woman!

(0) Comments | Posted 20 July 2015 | (18:10)

JILL SCOTT ''Woman'' album review.

Jill Scott's 5th studio album is an empowering ode to women titled WOMAN.
Artwork, courtesy Atlantic Records.

This week see's the release of Grammy award-winner Jill Scott's 5th studio album Woman, and luckily,...

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Legendary Comedian Dave Chappelle's Juke Joint Hits London!

(0) Comments | Posted 14 July 2015 | (12:29)

Legendary American comedian Dave Chappelle's had a rollercoaster of an infamous career journey thus far, and continues to push boundaries.

AFTER THE SHOW IT'S THE AFTERPARTY - Dave Chappelle, De La Soul,musician Fred Yonnet and the crowd at...

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VOILA! - 10 Things You Need To Know About Cannes

(0) Comments | Posted 3 July 2015 | (17:58)

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I needed a short trip away, with lots of hot sunshine, sea, sand, and fabulosity. Searching the usual travel sites I finally settled on Cannes. I've only ever frequently Cannes for MTV Movie work so usually fly in,...

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Are You Taking Your Fun, Safety and Security For Granted?

(1) Comments | Posted 26 June 2015 | (12:33)

You were once a child and may have children now. We all had a childhood. Usually filled with learning, playing, making friends and having fun.


Not everyone is as fortunate. Do you know that thousands of mothers and...

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Polo, Is It for Everyone? Apparently So.

(0) Comments | Posted 25 June 2015 | (13:59)

So, we're slap bang in the middle of music festival and summer sports season, where the place where your bank balance sits financially, and where you are on the social class system, may dictate where you end up.


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For Style, Classic One-Liners and Sheer Legend, 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' Wears the Crown

(0) Comments | Posted 19 June 2015 | (09:31)

Whole industries and commercial ventures have been based on the 1961 romantic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany's. From posters, to copycat film promos, to T shirt slogans and even a hit music record, (The lines of dialog "How do I look?" "Very good. I must say, I'm amazed" and "I am...

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Tobago; A Tranquil, Idyllic Utopia

(0) Comments | Posted 5 June 2015 | (17:24)

My work in the music and media industry often takes me to far-flung places and amongst those locations the Caribbean has seen me visit many of its islands; including Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados, the BVI Islands and more.

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Artist Fiona Hawthorne And Her Actor Husband Colin Salmon Help Revitalise West London

(0) Comments | Posted 2 June 2015 | (16:37)

London's inner city housing developments can be pretty grimy and unwelcoming, but here's a new idea that could be picked up by local councils to transform their areas.


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Tinie Tempah 'Found' at MTV's Staying Alive Gala Supporting Fight Against HIV!

(0) Comments | Posted 19 May 2015 | (10:46)

Remember in the 80's when aids and HIV campaigns were everywhere? When the overriding message for school kids, lusty teenagers and adults was wear a condom and safe sex. Well, guess what, its still a thing.

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Beyond Bollywood, The Musical Comes to London!

(0) Comments | Posted 12 May 2015 | (13:23)

This week saw the opening of the brand new west-end musical 'Beyond Bollywood' making its UK Premiere at the London Palladium, just seconds from Oxford Circus tube.


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Namibian Annual Music Awards 2015 - Namibian Music Stars Riding The Charts And Flying High!

(6) Comments | Posted 7 May 2015 | (16:04)

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This past weekend I was in Namibia for the 5th Annual Namibian Music Awards which took place again...

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Tobago Jazz Experience 2015 - Vocal Divas and Dancehall Dudes!

(1) Comments | Posted 29 April 2015 | (13:53)


With summer vacations and music festivals all being prepared for, it's the perfect time to let you into a little secret so you're prepared for next year. There's a place just hours away from the UK, (we flew direct by...

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Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Our Heroes on the Thames

(0) Comments | Posted 17 April 2015 | (12:27)

Most of us born and bred Londoners think we know all about what our great city has to offer, but even decades into the game I'm still fascinated by pockets of our community that I know nothing about.

Jasmine with the Tower...

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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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