Matt's Blog » March 2012
I can’t believe the amount of time I DON’T spend blogging. Especially with the knowledge that it’s a useful tool to reach out to visitors to our website. One reason is because we have added a new member to the BCI family in January, in the shape of a 7lb baby boy, which has kept us busy, plus producing two shows in-house and a third on the way, and keeping up with all of our sale opportunities and deals the sales team have been closing, haven’t left time for much blogging.
Thankfully, Yelena who edits and produces our new cycling show, Better Than 4 is Tweeting regularly, and already has a million followers...hang on a sec...no, sorry, I believe its closer to the 300 mark, but still impressive for a new Tweeter. We are getting ready for MipTV and for the first time, Mipdoc in 2 weeks, so everyone is busily polishing up their meeting diaries and getting all of our catalogues and materials together (one day, we’ll have that catalogue ready in January, but I suppose there would be as always, 10 last-minute additions).
Being a reggae fan and a general fan of Jamaica and her people, we are over the moon to be bringing The Jolly Boys with us (if only in the form of a new TV series). Fear not, this is not my soap box to do a bit of marketing); it’s rare you find such a story which hasn’t already been told, but all I can say is, the Jolly Boys, The Godfathers of Mento music, who regularly played for Errol Flynn, Liz Taylor, Richard Burton and Dean Martin, have been found again 50 years later, and are playing for the likes of Bill Clinton and Pamela Anderson. It’s a Cinderella story worthy of rubbing shoulders with the Buena Vista Social Club.
Anyway, we also have lots of great new series and documentaries on tap, drop us a line, let’s meet up in Cannes later this month, or here in London. And if you get the chance, click ‘like’ on our new Wild Spirits Facebook Page!