Aspiring film and television professionals enjoyed a series of interactive and insightful Cinemagic Masterclasses this week in London, presented in association with The Nido Collection. Masterclasses including TV Presenting with Dermot O’Leary, Film Production with Iain Smith and Jessica Malik and Directing with Ben Kellett. The masterclass hosts gave the young participants an invaluable insight to working in the world of film and television and top tips on how to carve a career in the industry.

Joan Burney Keatings, Chief Executive, Cinemagic  said: “The partnership with The Nido Collection is a fantastic example of creative collaboration to engage with students and young professionals through the medium of film and television to help develop personal and employability skills and to gain an insight to a range of disciplines such as Directing, Production, Presenting and Distribution. We are thrilled that top industry professionals and long-term supporters of Cinemagic including Iain Smith, Dermot O’Leary, Jessica Malik and Ben Kellett shared their time and knowledge with the young people.”

Stephanie Geelen, Brand Marketing Manager, The Nido Collection added: “The Nido Collection is a unique experiential student accommodation provider, accommodating 1,600 residents across 7 residences and 6 UK cities. With a vision to rival and learn from the best in a wider range of industries, including hotels, private rental and luxury, The Nido Collection aims to support their residents’ ambitions through providing residences and members with exemplary facilities, premium services and a year-round, professional-led experiential programme. The programme offers social, learning and career events to support and help progress students in their personal and professional lives during their time away from home and the creative partnership with Cinemagic helps us to deliver these aims.”

Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People is a registered charity and it engages with 40,000 people annually in Belfast, Dublin, London, Castres, New York and Los Angeles.

Press Information: Claire Shaw, Cinemagic Press and Marketing Officer, 028 90 311 900,

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