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Invite issued for documentary film ideas

ASPIRING and experienced documentary filmmakers are being invited to pitch their ideas in the hope of securing backing. The invitation – called the ‘Edinburgh Pitch’ and now in its seventh year – sees initial applications whittled …

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Man reportedly arrested and charged of perjury during Sheridan trial

A 39 year-old man is said to have been arrested and charged of having committed perjury during the trial two years ago of the former MSP, Tommy Sheridan. Reports

BBC reportedly being blamed by some for ‘poor’ Fringe ticket sales

FREE comedy shows being staged by the BBC at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe are reportedly being blamed, by some, of alleged poor ticket sales elsewhere at the festival. In

Wanted: Conference Research and Development Team Member

Holyrood Communications - publishers of Holyrood politics magazine - is seeking to take on a member of staff, in its conferences division. As advertised here and repeated on

McMillan Raises Concerns About 'Increasingly Male-dominated Public Sphere'

Plans by BBC Radio Scotland to axe the Janice Forsyth Show from its Saturday morning schedule is indicative of "urgent questions about what on earth is going on,

PJ Harvey Wins Critics' Vote

PJ Harvey's Let England Shake has emerged the top-rated music album of the year, according to critics and a website devoted to aggregating the ratings awarded to new

Bridging the Gap Documentary Competition Unveils Shortlist

A Scots short documentary competition has unveiled its shortlist.Four of the 11-strong shortlist in the annual Bridging the Gap competition will each go on to receive a budget

Scots Documentary Triumphs at Griersons

A short film made by a recent student at the Edinburgh College of Art has been chosen as one of the winners at the UK's most prestigious documentary

Documentary Film Festival Prize for Screen Academy Scotland Graduate

A documentary that involved trying to track down the former world darts champion - Fifer, Jocky Wilson - has won a prize at the world's oldest documentary film

Documentaries Competition Issues Call for Entries

A competition run by the Scottish Documentary Institute is inviting entries for its ninth annual competition.While previous versions of the Bridging the Gap competition have been based on

Critics Score Notable Victory over Comedians in Fringe Football Match

The critics "had the last laugh" when they took on a team of comedians in a football game at the Edinburgh Fringe, says the BBC Scotland. In an exclusive

The Clinic Beckons Stand-up Comedians

A Scots writer who includes the comedy TV series, Mock the Week, is among the tutors who are assisting a group of people with long-term illness prepare for

Wanted: Politics Conference Development Team Members

Holyrood Communications - part of the group that operates Holyrood magazine - is seeking members for its politics conference team, as advertised here. And repeated on

Former BBC HQ Registered as 'At Risk'

The former BBC Scotland headquarters has become a new addition in a list of special Scottish buildings at risk, newspaper reports today confirmed. According to The Herald, the Glasgow-based

Award-winning Filmmaker Joins Scots Documentary Centre

An institute dedicated to improving the Scots documentary scene has added a new award-winning filmmaker to its staff. Edinburgh-based documentary research centre, Scottish Documentary Institute (SDI) - which specialises

TV and Film Awards Ceremony to Make Return to Scotland

Following a non-appearance last year, what were previously known as the BAFTA in Scotland Awards, but now called the British Academy Scotland Awards, are to make a return

'Fry-ternal Greetings' from Gossip Column

Not a lot of laughs, one suspects, at the Daily Record, with sister title, the Daily Mirror, and, in particular, its 3am gossip column.As 90 editorial posts at

Trump Golf Course Documentary Picks up Festival Award

A Scottish-made documentary about American business tycoon Donald Trump's controversial golf course project in Aberdeenshire has won an award at a prestigious film festival. Anthony Baxter and Richard Phinney

McCluskey a Well-kent Figure Among the Media

The man who will chair a panel of top lawyers to probe the UK Supreme Court’s role in Scottish justice is well-known in Scottish media circles. Former Solicitor General,

Pitching Process Seeking to Discover Next Hit Documentary

The Edinburgh-based event that helped propel a documentary onto the world stage takes place later this month. You’ve Been Trumped - which tells the story of American tycoon, Donald

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