BBC’s Home Movie allows 100 novice cast and crew members to make a film.

BBC’s Home Movie allows 100 novice cast and crew members to make a film.
Reversing the format of Project Greenlight, the BBC’s £4 million show Home Movie “will feature a cast and crew made up entirely of novices who have never worked in film or television.” A real director and real screenwriter will guide the production, which will cost about £2 million to produce. 100 people will be cast for the show, which “is not a shortcut to success. It is genuinely aspirational and is about grounding people in the real mechanics of the film business,” a BBC spokesperson says.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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