UPDATE: For the last five weeks I have been thinking what to do about this blog post, as the Charles described here, in his own words, showed another of his faces which was altogether less jovial and pleasant than the face described below. I decided therefore to leave this post as it is but add … More (Former Assistant Director) Charles
Here is what I have learned so far about being a film producer: 1. Get a recommended fixer on the case early on, especially when making a film in another country. You may follow all the formal procedure correctly, pay up your fees etc, but they know the informal politics and how things get done … More 15 things I have learned about making a film
Last week I took part in a panel on civil-military co-operation in the 2014 Ebola response (more info and the podcast where I make up a new word can be found here), where the head of the National Ebola Response Centre in Sierra Leone, OB Sisay, resisted any notion that the Ebola response had been … More Pili: threat to international security?
Over ten years ago I was doing some teaching assistant work at the University of Manchester to get some extra cash while doing my PhD. This involved running seminars on the politics of globalisation. As anyone knows when you first start working as a teaching assistant the trick is to just know a little bit … More Currency Wars