Channel 5 to broadcast student production as part of landmark talent-nurturing scheme


Channel 5 is the first broadcaster to commission and broadcast a student TV project from the National Film & Television School’s TV Entertainment department to give talented students a great start in the television industry.


Channel 5 has now confirmed that the programme will broadcast in summer 2013. Sexts (working title) will be a light hearted documentary looking at sexting - the act of sending sexually explicit messages and photographs by mobile phone. Featuring case studies from all walks of life and all ages, Sexts examines how technology has changed the way we flirt, sexually interact and sometimes cheat …


Sexts has been developed and made by current and recent NFTS TV Entertainment graduates and is being executive produced by David G. Croft, Head of Television at the school. The programme is being made on site using NFTS production facilities.


David G Croft, Head of Television NFTS said “This is a fantastic opportunity for these TV students to experience the demands of professional programme making. It is also a testament to TV department here at the NFTS that Channel 5 is prepared to invest so seriously in talented young people.


“ Ben Frow, Director of Programmes Channel 5 said “It’s crucial to support and nurture new talent in the TV industry. Through our relationship with the NFTS Channel 5 and this programme commission Channel 5 is doing just that”

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