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Aspiring DLD College Filmmaker Turns the Spotlight on Legendary Producer

16th October 13

BTEC Media students interview Tony Garnett

DLD College London BTEC student and budding filmmaker Julian Deane, enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to put one of the media industry’s most respected producers, Tony Garnett, on the spot at DLD College London. 

Julian turned the camera on Tony, acclaimed producer of iconic films such as Kes and long-term collaborator of esteemed director Ken Loach, as Alireza Kamali asked him about his experiences from over five decades of filmmaking as well as industry advice with BTEC Media Production students at the college.

Tony’s inspiring talk was recorded by students using our state-of-the-art filming equipment and is now being edited to be posted on our own YouTube channel.

Julian said, “Tony is one of the film and television industry’s most respected producers, so asking for his advice and listening to his experiences was an invaluable opportunity.

“Being able to turn the camera on Tony was a unmissable moment and he was kind enough to offer us all some great advise on making our first steps into the industry.”

DLD College London Principal Rachel Borland said, “As one of the UK’s most experienced and respected film producers, we were delighted to welcome Tony to the college to speak with our BTEC Media Production students.

“The students have certainly been inspired by Tony’s visit which is the latest in a series of high-profile speaker events being hosted at the college as part of our BTEC Media Production course.”

The wealth of practical and theoretical knowledge gained during the two years of BTEC Media Production study means that students have a choice of what to do after leaving DLD. The variety of techniques gained during the course make students desirable to both Universities and employers alike.

BTECs are work related qualifications suitable for a wide range of students and are built to accommodate the needs of employers and to allow progression to university.