The Televisual Summer 2023 issue is out now.

Inside you’ll find our interview with Black Mirror creator, Charlie Brooker; our genre reports on both Entertainment TV and factual entertainment; interviews with top scripted directors about their craft; a look at the short form post houses moving into long form; a piece on mental health in the television industry; a focus on nations and regions production; dives in Virtual Production 2.0, sound design, grading and TV studios. You’ll also find our roundtable on the future of post and a look at modern newsroom technology.

BACK TO BLACK Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker and exec Jessica Rhoades on how the show’s latest season aims to confound viewers’ expectations

GENRE REPORT: ENTERTAINMENT There have been big new successes in entertainment TV recently, and getting the tone right has been crucial. Pippa Considine reports

ART OF THE DIRECTOR Five top scripted directors behind shows including The Tourist, The Rings of Power and The Baby tell Jon Creamer about the art and craft of high-end television and film directing

FACT ENT: NEW SHAPES Successful and long running fact ent formats are difficult to get just right but, when producers do, they’re the gift that keeps on giving. Pippa Considine reports

POST: THE LONG GAME An increasing number of commercials post and vfx houses have made the leap in to long form in recent years. Jon Creamer reports

STATE OF MIND What can be done to improve mental health and wellbeing in television and film production? Pippa Considine reports

HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE  With the shape of Channel 4 up in the air and the BBC’s Charter Renewal around the corner in 2025, taking stock of film and TV production across the UK has arguably never been more important. Pippa Considine reports

VIRTUAL PRODUCTION 2.0 With more dedicated technology now on the market, are we on the cusp of ‘Virtual Production 2.0’? Michael Burns reports

GOOD VIBRATIONS Sound design is a crucial but often overlooked element in film making. Jon Creamer asks the experts how they create a perfect harmony

TV STUDIOS IN THE SPOTLIGHT The shiny floor TV studios market has seen the end of the covid bounce, but interest in all things virtual is certainly on the rise

ROUND TABLE: POST A roundtable discussion focussing on how post will need to change to meet the demands of a new age

MAKING THE GRADE The colourists of four recent standout TV and film productions explain what it took to create a grade that made the story shine through. Jon Creamer reports

NEWS FLASH Michael Burns reports on how the modern TV newsroom is using ever more complex automation, graphics and augmented reality technology

PRIME CUTS A look behind the edits of documentary follow up, Coup 53.1 and dystopian drama, The Last of Us

IN POST & STORYBOARD Recent work from Company 3, DNEG, Envy, Bluebolt and more



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