I'm Appointed Producer Of The Big Screen Portsmouth At The University Of Portsmouth
I've been appointed Producer of the Big Screen Portsmouth, in Guildhall Square that has an audience of 125,000 per week and will be running it harmoneously with the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries.
On Friday 4 July I received a phone call from The University of Portsmouth who delivered the great news that I’ll be joining them to become the Producer of possibly the largest screen in Portsmouth, The Portsmouth Big Screen.
The screen was initially set up in 2011 by the BBC for the community to view the Olympic Games. After that, it was then sold onto the council to run. Since, the University of Portsmouth and the Portsmouth City Council have now signed a joint contract that will see me in the new role as Producer to run and look after it.
In this five year job, it will be my responsibility to create, source and edit new content for the screen and to ensure the scheduling of this content. I will also be making sure the shows meet the license guidelines and don’t break any copyright infringements.
In terms of scheduling, the screen will now cater for advertisements and it will be my job to manage the way the screen outputs these adverts. Too many adverts and the viewer will lose interest. Too little and they’ll become annoying. It’ll be up to me to find that balance so the viewers do not detract from watching the big screen in the square.
I’m incredibly excited to get started with the team both at the University and Portsmouth City Council and I’m unbelievably grateful to have been granted this fantastic opportunity. Thank you to my close friends, family and housemates for all of the support they’ve given me throughout the process of me getting this job.