I have been asked many times what advice I would give other start-ups and it simply boils down to one thing: don't get ripped off. Not everyone will share your vision or think your idea makes sense. If fact, you might even be ridiculed for your product by some (I still remember abuse about my green trousers being hurled out of a taxi window by a middle aged Bristolian man)! This doesn't matter, provided you stick to your guns and hold onto your cash.
Of course, live television still retains its central importance to UK television viewing, and linear viewing is not going to disappear any time soon. However, changing viewing habits and new ways to watch television mean that the summer months no longer provide audiences with a television 'breather'. Instead, 2015 looks set to be the best year ever for summer TV.
I don't hate anything that's 'in', I just hate being pestered. It's boring and makes me grumpy. Everywhere I look there's hype. Hype on social media, hype at the Oscars, hype at work, hype at the gym, hype in my real world, hype in my virtual world. Hype, hype, hype. And then I had a double epiphany: hype has killed my cultural mojo!!!
Keeping tension and drama going for 90 minutes or two hours is hard enough, but over an entire series or even multiple series could be challenging. Of course, I'm being picky, the truth is I loved it. For me the most exciting thing is I feel there is so much more to come and so many more questions to be answered...
I have cerebral palsy but I've never let it hold me back. Growing up, I was bullied but I quickly learnt not to back down... A bruise will heal, a cut will heal, but when you let someone take away who you are, it's more damaging than any broken bone and deeper than any cut. By standing up for myself, people no longer just saw my disability. It shouldn't define you. I just happen to have CP.