Exclusive Interviews

  • An Interview with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Director, Martin McDonagh

    Oscar-nominated writer-director Martin McDonagh has found big-screen success with the pitch black humor of In Bruges and the uncompromising, BAFTA-winning, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. He talks to Mandy News about the writing process and what it takes to make it.

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  • "Just remember we WANT you to get the job" with Casting Director and BFI panelist Heather Basten

    Mandy News talks to the casting director Heather Basten who worked on the film Pin Cushion, Netflix series The End Of The F*****g World and assisted on BAFTA-winning TV Feature Ellen. Heather will be a panelist for young emerging actors called “Getting Into Acting” at the BFI Future Film Festival 2019. Heather shares with us how she started her career at BFI and how it kicked started her career, what makes a great casting director and what she enjoys most within the role.

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  • Mandy Talks: Gender Representation

    We were excited and proud to present our first panel event on the 29th January called Mandy talks; a series of panel discussions aimed at highlighting important topics and issues that people face within the entertainment industry. Its a place where we can bring together a collection of industry experts to discuss their thoughts and solutions to the topic at hand, amongst an audience of Mandy members who are encouraged to put forward any further questions to the panel.

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  • "I think a part of storytelling is teaching" with director, producer and writer Amy DeLouise

    Director, producer and author of 'The Producers Playbook; Real People on Camera' advisory board member and creator of #GalsNGear with Women in Film & Video, Amy DeLouise, talks to Mandy News about how she got involved in the film industry and what inspired her to set up the #GalsNGear popup event.

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