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We’ve won Gold!

imageMore champagne flowing at Aurora Metro as Cheryl Robson collects the top award for short film documentary at WorldFest, the Houston International Film Festival.

The Gold Remi award was awarded to Rock n Roll Island directed by Cheryl Robson and Helen Walker and narrated by Nigel Planer on the music scene on Eel Pie Cheryl Robson collecting Remi for Rock n Roll Island docIsland in Twickenham, the birth place of British rock n roll.

You can snap up a copy of the accompanying book ‘The British Beat Generation – Rock N Roll Island’ here.

 

 

 

Now recruiting: Business Development Executive

Business Development Executive £22,000 a year

Aurora Metro Publications has published over 200 titles in print and digital formats – many of which have won UK and International Industry awards.

The Company was set up 27 years ago as a drama publisher and has developed into other markets including Fiction, non-Fiction and YA Fiction.

We now have Sales and Distribution representation in many markets from the UK, through to US/Canada, Asia and Australia.

Aurora Metro Publications is part of a wider group with a sister company with charitable status covering a range of multi-media activities including film, exhibitions and workshops.

About the Role

We are looking for you to:

  • Report to our Founder/MD
  • Lead sales across all current platforms and distribution channels
  • Increase our distribution channels (traditional and Digital)
  • Maximise our Digital data management to generate sales
  • Lead all sales communications with our various Sales & Distributions reps
  • Open new countries with Sales and Distribution partners
  • Work with our Founder and Marketing Manager to maximise Sales through our marketing activities

For full details and how to apply click here.

Celebrating 120 Years of Women in Film

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kathryn-bigelowSunday 5 June, 7.15pm

Connaught Theatre, Worthing part of Worthing WOW

An expert panel including Laraine Porter (British Silent Film Festival), Nuala O’Sullivan (Women Over 50 Film Festival) and Kate Kinninmont MBE (CEO, Women in Film and Television) discuss 120 years of women as makers and creators of cinema. The panel will be chaired by Melody Bridges, co-editor and contributing author of our bestselling Silent Women: Pioneers of Cinema.

It has been argued that the first narrative film was made in 1896 by director Alice Guy-Blache. 120 years later, only one woman has been awarded the Best Director trophy at the Academy Awards. Expect a lively debate about diversity within the film industry, favourite film clips from Lois Weber to Jane Campion, and a look ahead to how the television and film industry may change in the future.

Event supported by Women in Film and Television and Film Hub South East.

Care Takers by Billy Cowan – 2016 Tour dates

care takersTruant Company are touring Billy Cowan’s play Care Takers this year. Aurora Metro are publishing the playtext.
Ms Lawson, a new teacher at Newall South High School, believes Jamie Harrow is being bullied because he’s gay. She wants to help but Mrs Rutter, the Deputy Head, thinks it will sort itself out. Is Mrs Rutter speaking from experience or is there something more unsavoury about her uncaring attitude?
The play deals with homophobia in the staffroom of a secondary school, and is an excellent teachers’ training resource. Care Takers by Billy Cowan - TruantCompany
“Hits home with a punch!” WhatsOnStage 5 stars​
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Emma Romy-Jones – Ms Lawson
Penelope McDonald – Mrs Rutter
Care Takers 2016 Tour dates
13th April 2016 – Oldham Library
14th April 2016 – The Arts Centre, Ormskirk
16th April 2016 – LGBT Youth North West
19th April 2016 – M6 Theatre Company
22/23 April 2016 – The Lowry, Salford
29th April 2016 – The Lantern Theatre, Liverpool
30th April 2016 – NUT Young Teacher’s Conference
6-8 May 2016 – The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton Fringe Festival
3-29th August – Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Cvenues.

Meet the Author Exhibition

8 April, 6pm

AUTHOR-INTERVIEW---DAVID-CHADWICK-3-4Part of Weaver Words, Frodsham Literary Festivalliberty-bazaar

Calling all North West book groups, libraries and book lovers – please come and support your local authors. More than 20 North West-based writers including Aurora Metro’s David Chadwick will be assembled to promote themselves and their wonderful books.
For every JK Rowling success story, there are hundreds of other talented writers struggling to get noticed. Why not come and choose a locally-written book for your next annual book club list or find a new speaker for your local society monthly gathering.
The authors cover a diverse range of genres from fantasy and romantic fiction to factual and children’s books. They all have a fantastic story to tell.
David’s novel, Liberty Bazaar, was published last year and explores Liverpool’s involvement in the American Civil War.
Venue: Frodsham Community Centre

On this day in 1968…

agb Alice Guy Be Natural ©riginalOn this day in 1968 the extraordinary Alice Guy-Blaché passed away aged 95.

Guy-Blaché was the first female pioneer in early French cinema and is remembered along with a host of forgotten women from the early days of cinema in our book Silent Women: Pioneers of Cinema.

Check out her The Cabbage Fairy (1896) considered to be the first full fiction film.

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