2nd September 2003




Television camera skills won a University of Lincoln student a place at this year’s MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival.


Darius Laws, who graduated this summer with a degree in Media Production, beat over 1,000 competitors to win the place which recognised his news production skills with a television camera.


Darius (21) attended the festival as a Television and Young People Delegate and was one of only 150 aspiring television industry hopefuls to win a place.


The festival is now in its 28th year and is held annually over the August Bank Holiday weekend. 


Featuring prominent industry voices and a mix of discussion, debate and entertainment, the festival covers specific industry concerns on a wide range of topics from policy to programme-making issues.  

Darius, who is President of the Students’ Union Co-operative at the university this year, spent time working with an ITN news gathering crew, picture-canning, shooting and supervising the editing of a television news package.


“The festival was a great experience,” he said. “Breaking into television production is clearly not an easy option but the professionals at this year’s festival were helpful and gave me some good advice.”


Darius will shortly be launching his own digital production company, Hotwire Media, in Sparkhouse Studios, the university’s new incubation centre for enterprising media production graduates.


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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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