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Loop Talent Launches Editor Division

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The new Editor division launches with a raft of high calibre editors including Alex Fountain, known for BIFA-winning and BAFTA-nominated Boiling Point starring Steven Graham, and BBC’s The Responder. Also on the roster is established editor Mark Davis, whose recent credits include Gangs of London for Pulse Films, as well The Crown and The Fear Index, both for Left Bank. His other credits include Black Mirror, Peaky Blinders, Sherlock, Taboo, Unforgotten, Doctor Who and Outnumbered. 

Jim Page and Christopher CF Chow BFE have also joined our agency. Jim Page is known for editing Disney’s feature film Wormeater as well as BritBox series Murder in Provence, and Lockdown. Christopher CF Chow BFE has worked on award-winning dramas and comedies, including Little Darlings for Sky for director Ian Aryeh. His film The Complex, directed by Paul Raschid, has become the best-selling interactive film ever with rave reviews. Anna Meller (Katherine Parkinson’s Sitting), Anil Griffin (The Lazarus Project, Nicole Lecky’s Mood) and Tom Henson Webb (Screw) also join the roster.

Contact James Dawson for bookings.

Editor Jim Page Feature Film Is New York Time Critics Pick

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Loop Talent Editor Jim Page’s Feature Film Shepherd has been chosen as Critics Pick in The New York Times

Shepherd follows Eric who moves to a remote island to tend sheep following his wife’s death and is pursued by spectres and terrors which threaten to take his life and sanity.

Shepherd was in the Official Selection at BFI London Film Festival 2021 and stars Kate Dickie and Tom Hughes .

See more on Jim’s profile.

Derry Girls Ends With Triumphant Finale

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The final Episode of Derry Girls aired this week, with a special one hour episode entitled ‘The Agreement’  exploring the Derry Girls reaction to The Good Friday Agreement.

Reviews have been flooding in calling the final series ‘a triumph’ with the extended final episode ‘Poignant, heartwarming and hilarious’

Designed by Loop Talent Costume Designer Cathy Prior across all three seasons, Derry Girls has consistently enamoured audiences since its premier in 2018. Cathy Prior’s designs have been influential across the world with the green catholic school uniform becoming a staple of the show  and even referenced in The Simpsons. Buzz around the Loop Talent Costume Designer Cathy Prior’s creations this season included an episode where the girls dressed as the Spice Girls with a Derry twist and the girls’ Angel Halloween costumes.

 

Loop Talent Costume Designer Cathy Prior with the cast.

This season has seen celebrity cameos such as Fatboy Slim, Conleth Hill, Chelsea Clinton and Liam Neeson, who returned for the poignant finale. 

Across the three series, Derry Girls has been a consistent hit with audiences and critics alike, reaching upwards of 3 million viewers and receiving high praise from critics. Since the first series Costume Designer Cathy Priors designs have been crucial for the immersion into the world of Derry Girls. From Erin’s cardigan, Orla’s jumpsuit, to Ma Mary’s jumpers, Costume Designer Cathy has perfectly encapsulated the fashion of 90’s Derry. 

It is clear that Derry Girls has established itself as a modern comedy classic and we can’t wait to see what Loop Talent Costume Designer Cathy Prior does next!

Loop Talent Announces New Agent James Dawson

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We are delighted to announce our appointment of James Dawson as Senior Agent and the opening of our new division of Editors, including Mark Davis (Peaky Blinders, The Crown) and Alex Fountain (The Responder).

James Dawson joins Loop to manage our high-profile Production Designer, Costume Designer and Editor clients.

James began his career in Vancouver, working in the Production department on high-end Commercials, Film & TV. During a busy 2 years in Canada he learnt the nuts & bolts of production, shooting grizzly bears, car stunts, Hollywood celebrities and everything in between.

Following this stay in North America, James moved to London and established himself as a freelance Production Manager & Producer. He worked on projects throughout the world, working with some of the best Directors and production companies in the UK.

James moved in talent management in 2017, representing below the line talent for their work across commercials and long-form projects. 

Lucy Price, founder of Loop Talent, comments: “James has a fantastic reputation in the industry, and I couldn’t be happier to have him join us as a Senior Agent representing our Costume Designers, and Production Designers. Having built up a roster of high profile clients, with a lot of interest in our HODs from a wide range of productions, it feels like the natural next step to open a new division of Editors. I’m excited to work with James, and reinforce our position as the UK’s leading agency for below the line talent.

James Dawson, Senior Agent, Loop Talent, adds: “I’m delighted to be joining Loop talent. Lucy has built a dynamic agency with an impressive list of clients working on a high calibre of productions since she founded it in 2020. Loop has an exceptional reputation within the industry, and the company’s focus on empowering, progressing and nurturing its talent is clearly evident. I look forward to working in close partnership with Lucy and the rest of the team, and continuing to make a difference for our fantastic list.”

Julie Walters To Star In Truelove

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Loop Talent Costume Designer Lucy Williams is currently working on Clerkenwell Films six part Truelove, written by Iain Weatherby (Humans) and co created with Charlie Covell (The End of the F***ing World). The show stars Julie Walters and Clarke Peters (The Wire). The announcement of Walters and Peters has been featured in Deadline, Televisiual and The British Comedy Guide

Truelove follows ex childhood sweethearts Phil (Walters) and Ken (Peters) as they face their morality on their own terms in this dark comedy for Channel 4.

Truelove marks Julie Walters’ return to Television after 6 years, speaking to Deadline Walters said:

“I had basically withdrawn from acting and wasn’t sure that anything could tempt me back but then I read Truelove. I was completely bowled over by the writing — the dark humour, the love story and thriller element set against a backdrop of what happens to us all as we approach our later years.”

The incomparable buzz around this show is sure to grow with such a fabulous cast and creative team.

 

 

First Look At Feature Film Queen Mary

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The first look at Supernatural horror-mystery film Queen Mary starring Alice Eve has been featured in Deadline. Designed by Loop Talent Hair and Makeup Designer Chloe Edwards and Loop Talent Costume Designers Nail and Rockett this film spans two time periods, present day and 1938.

Directed by Gary Shore (Dracula Untold), Queen Mary follows three violent interwoven stories of two families on board the ship in different time periods. The project is being shopped at the Cannes market this week and a promo will be shown at an invitation-only buyer screening. 

Let’s Make A Love Scene Premiere

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Let’s Make A Love Scene premieres tonight on Channel 4 at 10pm. Host Ellie Taylor is joined by Loop Talent’s Rufai ‘Roo’ Ajala who consulted on Intimacy on this show. Let’s Make A Love Scene is a unique dating show where couples re-enact famous love scenes from the big screen in the hopes of sparking chemistry. 

The first episode will see the contestant recreate scenes from Ghost, The Notebook and 50 Shades of Grey to see if she can find her leading man.

Watch Let’s Make A Love Scene 10pm Channel 4.

Read more in the press: The Guardian, iNews, Belfast News 

Hair and Makeup Designer Spring Round Up

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Here is a Spring Round up of what all of our Loop Talent Hair and Makeup designers have been up to and are currently working on. 

Jules Chapman has been working on the new series of Outlander as personal to Catriona Balfe and is soon to join the Loki team as supervisor and personal to one of the main cast.

Hair and Makeup Designer Chloe Edwards is currently working on a Sky Original Feature ‘Breaking Point’.

Aaliyah Oke is working on commercials and music promo projects with artists including Dua Lipa. Aaliyah has also been sharpening her skills as a nail artist, and can offer manicures on future projects. 

Hair and Makeup Designer Siobhán Harper-Ryan is currently working on season 2 of smash hit ‘I Hate Suzie’. Siobhán also designed season 1. 

Bernadine Long is using her SFX makeup expertise on commercials and stills campaigns. 

Hair and Makeup Designer Regina Meessen is working on the latest series of Waterloo Road.

Laura Miles is working on Pack of Lies for Sister Pictures.

Hair and Makeup Designer Chloe Rose is working on commercial and music promo projects for bands including Jungle and Royal Blood.

Deanna I’cevska is working on stills campaigns and commercials.

Claire Anne Williams is working on ‘The Kitchen’ designing their crowd room. 

Hair and Makeup Designer Frances Hounsom is currently working with Steven Soderberg, Salma Hayek and Channing Tatum. Fran has also been grooming Channing for his red carpet events in London. She has also recently been given an O1 VISA, enabling her to work in the US.

 

 

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