Embarrassing Bodies: Live From The Clinic (2011) has scooped a nomination in the Digital Program: Non-Fiction Category at the International Digital Emmy Awards.
Yesterday, the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced that nominees from seven countries will compete for this year's International Digital Emmy Awards. The awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, April 1, at MIPTV in Cannes.
With 1.6 million children living in severe poverty in the UK, the Private Equity Foundation (PEF) commissioned Maverick TV to produce a film to tell Luke’s emotive story.
PEF believes that each child in the UK has the talent and potential to be engaged, active citizens no matter what their background is.
Luke’s World has been nominated for two IVCA Awards; Best Charity and Not for Profit Communications, sponsored by Cheerful Scout, and also the prestigious Best Film award, sponsored by The Bank.
The expert judges drawn from across the visual communication industry are currently assessing all the nominations. The winners will be announced on the 23rd March 2012.
The fully interactive series, Embarrassing Bodies: Live From The Clinic, is back! The show again will invite viewers to see a doctor “out of hours”, obtain medical advice and learn more about their condition, without leaving their own homes.
Dr Christian Jessen and Dr Dawn Harper will be joined by a team of GPs and specialists to provide live consultations to as many viewers as possible via Skype, in a purpose-built state of the art studio. The studio will be in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, the largest critical care unit in Europe and the UKs largest single site hospital.
The show will also feature cutting edge operations, treatments, medical trials and live biopsies, to increase the audience’s understanding of embarrassing conditions and ensure viewers can learn more about the latest treatments available. The team will also be exploring the truth behind the health headlines and de-bunk medical scares.
There are also ambitions to expand Embarrassing Bodies’ well known expertise in teaching the nation how to self-check their bodies, and the audience at home will be encouraged to join in with the long established success of testicle and breast checks, live via Skype.
The series will build upon Embarrassing Bodies’ huge multiplatform presence: users will also be able to download for free the My HealthChecker application on their iPhones, utilising particular functions of the iPhone such as its audio capabilities and touch sensitivity to carry out self-tests. New tests available range from eye and colour blindness tests to memory and lung function tests, and users can seamlessly move between the phone app and the website to track their results over time, and even share them with their GP.
Other new features include an expanded My VideoDoctor, a groundbreaking video symptom checker through which users can interact with the Embarrassing Bodies doctors as if face to face, responding to their questions to get guidance on the best next step for their symptoms.
Maverick Television have been shortlisted for the Partnership with NHS Award at the National Medilink Awards. The winner will be announced in March at the BioWales Gala Dinner in Cardiff.
This nomination comes as a result of Maverick winning a Medilink West Midlands Healthcare Business Award for Partnership working between Industry, the NHS and Academia in 2011.
Maverick’s multiplatform content for Gok’s Teens: The Naked Truth is now live! The website not only features support information and advice drawn from the themes in the show as well as detailed student and teacher packs for PSHE Body Confidence lessons, but also 42 x 1-3.5-minute exclusive videos featuring the likes of Alesha Dixon, Fearne Cotton, Gordon Ramsay and members of the Hollyoaks cast.
In these videos, 37 celebrities discuss how they made it through their teens, to help give the next generation the advice, confidence and self belief they need to tackle their issues and anxieties: from body confidence and sexuality, to bullying and simply being different.
Struggling with his own body image and confidence in his teenage years, in this new Channel 4 series Gok Wan will draw on personal experience, as well as seeking expert advice, to help give the next generation the confidence and self belief they need to tackle their issues and anxieties: from body confidence and sexuality, to bullying and simply being different.
Gok will also reignite his commitment to get teenagers the help and support they need to deal with personal issues. He says that wherever you are, a one-hour lesson in body confidence can enhance a teenager’s self-confidence, and begins planning the biggest ever lesson...
Don't miss Gok's Teens: The Naked Truth on 7th February at 8pm on Channel 4.
From the makers of award-winning Bizarre E.R., Bizarre Crime is a brand new eight-part documentary series, telling the stories of some of the UK’s oddest offences, through interviews with the police, victims and criminals.
The debut show includes the tale of two drunk Dubliners who stole a trawler to get back to Ireland after missing the last ferry home from Holyhead; the case of a man whose daytrip from Wales to Skegness involved a drink and drug-fuelled raid on a sex shop, which culminated in him stealing a mannequin after he took a liking to the French maid’s outfit it was wearing; and we reveal how the theft of a giant tortoise from a Cornish pet sanctuary sparked a nationwide media campaign.
Narrated by James Alexandrou, Bizarre Crime starts on Monday 9th January at 10.30pm.
At the end of December, Sandra Gorel, a Senior Producer for Multimedia, received some very exciting news: the short film that she produced last year, Love At First Sight, was one of the ten films shortlisted for an Oscar in the Short Film category.
Love At First Sight was developed with support from the Bradford Dementia Group internationally known for their research and evaluation into dementia care.
Set in a residential home, the film stars award-winning actors John Hurt and Phyllida Law, and tells the story of a day in the life of 70-year-old Arthur who falls in love with a fellow resident, a beautiful woman called Ruth.
Sandra says, ‘We were so chuffed to get John Hurt; that was a real coup.’
Made with the support from the Wellcome Trust, Love At First Sight is funny, poignant and moving.
Maverick TV wishes Sandra and the rest of the crew lots of luck as the jury decides who is up for nomination early in the year.
Catherine Bray is the Editor for the Film4 website, and has worked for Maverick for five years. In addition to creating and coordinating content for the site, and being shortlisted for the Women of the Future in the Arts, Media and Culture Award, she has been scooped up by BBC One to present her own segment as a regular guest presenter on Film 2011 with Claudia Winkleman.
Her on-screen debut was in October, but last week Catherine presented her Top 5 John Carpenter moments. To watch Catherine and the other guest presenters reveal their favourite films and guilty pleasures, click here.
Highlights coming up on www.Film4.com include: an interview with Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep discussing her role in The Iron Lady, plus loads of the best Christmas telly to look out for. Catherine also runs the @Film4 twitter feed, and has taken it from 500 followers to 38,000 in two years.
Why not follow Catherine on Twitter @catherinebray
This brand new series focuses on children struggling with problems which drastically affect their behaviour and profoundly impact on their families’ lives.
Maverick’s new 2 x 60” documentary series, My Child’s Not Perfect begins transmission from Tuesday 6th December, 9pm on ITV1.
Among the children featured are a six-year-old girl who, despite being talkative at home, becomes mute as soon as she passes through the school gates each day, a 16 year old boy with Tourette’s Syndrome, whose condition appeared suddenly following a seizure, and a ten-year-old boy whose family have spent almost his entire life desperately searching for a clear, satisfactory diagnosis to help them understand why something ‘is not right’ with him.