Entries by Rankin

Collabor8te Celebrates

(0) Comments | Posted 6 March 2013 | (23:00)

On 12 February we celebrated the premiere of the first year of films from Collabor8te, the scheme I developed through Rankin Film Productions, which hunts out and develops some of the country's best new filmmakers. The packed event took place at the Regent Street Cinema, where Nokia and I brought...

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Long Live A$AP Rocky

(1) Comments | Posted 24 January 2013 | (23:00)

Ever since his mixtapes and homemade music videos started appearing on the internet A$AP Rocky has been a force to be reckoned with in, not just hip hop, but the music scene as a whole. The 24-year-old rapper from Harlem, New York is not your average rapper, he has no...

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The Importance of Being an Exhibitionist

(2) Comments | Posted 15 January 2013 | (23:00)

A couple of months back we launched Year 2 of Collabor8te, now in partnership with Nokia. While we've spent much of the last two years building up the scheme, a unique platform for emerging filmmakers, I wanted this post to look at another fundamental area of supporting talent: exhibition.


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Why We All Need to Get Collaborative

(1) Comments | Posted 22 November 2012 | (23:00)

The British film industry contributes a huge amount of money to our economy. In fact, it's worth around £4.6bn and is one of an ever-shrinking number of industries in which we are up there with the biggest and best around the world. You need only look at the phenomenal media...

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