In times of uncertainty leaders and artists must show the way — the Leaders’ List.

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You’re chewing at an idea, working all ends of the day, whilst keeping your day job and trying to retain a normal life at home. One O’clock sleepy bye bye morph into 5.30 wide-the-flippin-hell awake.

But the idea is there. Slowly it takes form. Others hear about it, contribute in selfless ways. Some will come on board, others will wait. You press ahead. It‘s billed as a zero budget affair, but the real costs is tens of thousands of pounds.

It sounds simple enough. This is leveraging social tech and production. Simone Pennant and I said attract the best talented execs, many of whom you probably don’t know or do via an onscreen credit. Then shine a light on them in a myriad ways. Here’s the trailer and invite the industry.

The model would be used in the future working with some of the UK’s leading Entrepreneurs from the UK’s Guild of Entrepreneurs ( c.f my tweeter feed).

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But back to the current project — an opening night featuring BBC The Voice Finalist Emmanuel Nwamdi, and dancers from one of London’s leading schools.

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Emmanuel Nwamadi and Glenthorne High School, Sutton. Photos David Dunkley Gyimah

Then the Minister MP Matt Hancock, now the Secretary of State’s letter arrived, and yes we knew we had something, but this gave it external validation.

Here’s to 2018 and championing the Leaders’ List with co-producer Simone Pennant, Photographer’s David Freeman and Gerald McLean and Designer Wayne McLean and the incredible supportive team behind us: Creative Enterprise team e.g. Sheila Birungi, Gallery Curators, the Dean etc.

It’s not over. Now it’s going interactive with meetings with tech giants, google and IBM- as we pursue an A.I. driven idea. Twenty years ago, working with Edward Boateng in Ghana to rework Ghana’s state TV, we achieved results, which form the backbone of this approach. The exhibition space below. It now goes on the road in the UK.

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Image copyright TVC Leaders List -Uni Westminster /David Freeman.
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Super selfie by David Freeman
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Image copyright TVC Leaders List -Uni Westminster /David Freeman.
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The cream of the television industry behind ground breaking programmes. David Freeman, photographer, ( me) David far left and co-producer Simone Pennant holding aloft the Power list book, featuring industry heavyweights and new talent
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Top Writer & Creative Technologist, Int. Award Winner. Cinemajournalist. Cardiff Uni @jomec. PhD (Dublin). Visiting Prof UBC, Ex BBC/C4News. Apple profiled.

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