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Another week and another Red Bull Bedroom Jam, this time the live feed heads down to London, for the interestingly titled 'Why Whiskey Why?'

Why Whiskey Why? sound like the evil twins from The Shining with a sad guitar, a little like Coco Rosie, but less serious and ethereal and more like they're from below the Watford Gap. The duo, consisting of Josie and Sian, describe themselves as "two girls who can't play guitar, trying to make music." After a storming set at this year’s Underage Festival their pleasant guitar playing has completely thrown that description out of the window. We and their growing legion of fans like them and we think that they are destined to become embedded in your brain, or at least in a few playlists!

Check them out live on the latest Red Bull Bedroom Jam, Thursday 23rd October live @ 7pm only at www.redbullbedroomjam.com

What is Red Bull Bedroom Jam?

Red Bull Bedroom Jam aims to give wiiings to new musical talent, of any genre, aged 19 years or younger. Every week the Red Bull Bedroom Jam panel of experts choose one band to be the focus of a LIVE webcast. Then, with the help of local young promoters, Red Bull produced marketing materials are distributed around the local area in order to raise awareness ready for show time!

How do artists or viewers get involved?
Artists and musicians can register and upload a music video or live performance at: www.redbullbedroomjam.com. Once moderated, the content appears in the ‘Watch and Rate” section of the website. Bands can then ask their mates and fans to watch the content and rate it. There is no registration process to rate tracks but there is an optional newsletter sign up so viewers can be alerted when bands are selected for LIVE performances.

The new series of Skins beginning on E4 on Jan 22nd will be accompanied by Windows Messenger bot to bring fans more closer to the show than ever before

Every Thursday night at 10, whilst Skins goes out on E4, Skins Messenger will release messages and content to enhance fans viewing experience. This includes cast & crew interviews and the bonus videos not aired on TV.

There will be details of the tracks played as users watch the show in real time, and between episodes users will see previews of the next episode, access the track listings for the previous show and find links to video diaries and behind the scenes footage. Skins messenger will also be live during the Sunday repeat as the Thursday premier on E4.

For more details visit – www.e4.com/skins/skins-messenger.html

Because the best adverts… are great films. Film4 want to celebrate the mini epic – adverts that borrow from the values of film and take their time to tell great stories. Adverts that stick with you. Ads that make you think. Ads you want to see again and again.

What was your favourite ad of 2008?
A shortlist of the best 12 long form (60 seconds or longer ads) has been created by a panel of advertising experts including creative directors, advertisers, media and advertising agencies. They’ve chosen the ads that they think are the most creative, filmic and that tell great stories but we need you to cast your vote to decide the winner!

On the Shortlist…..

Here Come the Girls, Boots
Do The Test, Transport for London
Magical, Vodafone
The Ex, Coke Zero
Cowboys, Carling
Go on Lad, Hovis
Watch Your Own Heart Attack, British Heart Foundation
Knife Crime, COI
Barnardo’s, Story Repeating
Tesco, Christmas Des
Sony HD TV, Bond

What’s in it for you?
Head to channel4.com/film4ads choose your favorite ad of the year from the shortlist, enter the competition and you’ll be entered into the free prize draw to win a top-of-the-range Sony Bravia 40″ LCD TV and home cinema system, It’s as simple as that! so head to the site now to make your vote count.

Skins is back on E4!

E4’s home-grown drama series is coming back in January, but with just two of the original cast returning Skins 3 introduces a gang of new faces.

The Class of 2009 is headed up by the beautiful and elusive EFFY (Kaya Scodelario), returning as the new queen bee. She’s joined by sweet and kooky best-friend, PANDORA (Lisa Backwell) who keeps the gang together.

The guys are led by the irrepressible and irresponsible COOK (Jack O’Connell – This is England, Eden Lake) a daring and charismatic leader of the gang. His best mates are FREDDIE (Luke Pasqualino) who’s the skateboarding, weed-smoking ‘cool’ one, and JJ aka Jonah Jeremiah Jones (Ollie Barbieri), the master illusionist.

The twins KATIE (Megan Prescott) and EMILY (Kathryn Prescott) are pulling in different directions. One wanting to shed her twin and gain status, the other hanging on, crippled by shyness. Completing the girls is passionate, political and principled NAOMI (Lily Loveless). Finally, THOMAS (Merveille Lukeba), good and honest, he travels from the Congo to set up home for his family, and has to find his feet in a new and strange country.

Together the gang bond as they fall in and out of love and lust, fight one another, compete against each another, and also unite as one.

To watch the trailer: http://www.e4.com/video/LnWIkVMEcgVFebVFeT43h/play.e4

For more information check out http://www.e4.com/skins/

Skins 3 is coming soon, and the Skins creators are looking for some bright young things to help them with a very special project.

They’ll be creating an online mini episode of Skins that will feature some of the series 3 cast. There are four very important behind the scenes roles that still need to be filled.

They’re looking for a writer, director, costume designer, and production designer to join the team. No experience is necessary as the Skins creators will be mentoring the winners and providing support. Not only that; they get to join the set of series 3 for paid work experience!

The mini episode will be screened online in 2009.

Entrants need to be between 18 and 23 years old and the closing date for all four competitions is Tuesday December 9th at 6pm.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Visit http://www.e4.com/skins to find out the relevant details for each role, how to enter and for useful videos with hints and tips from existing Skins production team members.

http://www.e4.com/skins

Have you got a certain ambition or goal you want to achieve this year? Have you used MySpace to make your ambition a reality? Do you think some of our Year Dotters could benefit from your advice and experience?

If you’re aged 18-24, and full of opinions, why not visit Year Dot’s MySpace page to enter the Year Dot Review Show competition.

Entry is easy – head to www.myspace.com/yeardot and tell us why you think you should take part.

Year Dot is Channel 4’s interactive educational project, following fifteen 16 to 21 year olds over a defining 12 month period. They’re a varied bunch, connected by the fact that this is the year that will shape the rest of their lives. Since the project began on June 30th 2008, we’ve been following their lives online via films, blogs and video diaries and are invited to help and support them in achieving their goals and share our own experiences.

So, what are you waiting for… enter now! www.myspace.com/yeardot

Red Bull Bedroom Jam have launched a competition to find the ultimate Red Bull Bedroom Jam band of the season.

Every two weeks Red Bull choose a band or an artist to perform a live Jam from their bedroom which streams through to the Red Bull Bedroom Jam site. Once they have chosen their lucky 6 winners, in December they will open the competition for YOU to vote which band or artist you think deserves to win a day in the studio as well as having your single pressed professionally!

See more here:www.redbullbedroomjam.com/lucky6

What is Red Bull Bedroom Jam?

Red Bull Bedroom Jam aims to give wiiings to new musical talent, of any genre, aged 19 years or younger. Every two weeks the Red Bull Bedroom Jam panel of experts choose one band to be the focus of a LIVE webcast. Then, with the help of local young promoters, Red Bull produced marketing materials are distributed around the local area in order to raise awareness ready for show time!

Another week and another Red Bull Bedroom Jam, this time the live feed heads down to London, for the interestingly titled ‘Why Whiskey Why?’
Why Whiskey Why? sound like the evil twins from The Shining with a sad guitar, a little like Coco Rosie, but less serious and ethereal and more like they’re from below the Watford Gap. The duo, consisting of Josie and Sian, describe themselves as “two girls who can’t play guitar, trying to make music.” After a storming set at this year’s Underage Festival their pleasant guitar playing has completely thrown that description out of the window. We and their growing legion of fans like them and we think that they are destined to become embedded in your brain, or at least in a few playlists!

Check them out live on the latest Red Bull Bedroom Jam, Thursday 23rd October live @ 7pm only at www.redbullbedroomjam.com

What is Red Bull Bedroom Jam?

Red Bull Bedroom Jam aims to give wiiings to new musical talent, of any genre, aged 19 years or younger. Every week the Red Bull Bedroom Jam panel of experts choose one band to be the focus of a LIVE webcast. Then, with the help of local young promoters, Red Bull produced marketing materials are distributed around the local area in order to raise awareness ready for show time!

How do artists or viewers get involved?
Artists and musicians can register and upload a music video or live performance at: www.redbullbedroomjam.com. Once moderated, the content appears in the ‘Watch and Rate” section of the website. Bands can then ask their mates and fans to watch the content and rate it. There is no registration process to rate tracks but there is an optional newsletter sign up so viewers can be alerted when bands are selected for LIVE performances.

E4’s first ever horror series launching October 2008

Dead Set starts Monday 27th October at 10pm on E4

Dead Set is a new five-part zombie horror series set in a fictional Big Brother house and is written by acclaimed writer Charlie Brooker.
The drama is set in a Britain where the dead are returning to life and attacking the living. The people they kill get up and kill – and it’s spreading like wildfire. Curiously, there are a few people left in Britain who aren’t worried about any of this – that’s because they’re the remaining contestants in Big Brother. Cocooned in the safety of the Big Brother house, they’re blissfully unaware of the horrific events unfolding outside. Until an eviction night when all hell breaks loose…
Dead Set stars Jaime Winstone (Donkey Punch, Goldplated) as the production runner working on a fictional series of Big Brother. Jaime’s character Kelly finds herself trying to fend off the walking dead alongside the remaining housemates, her Big Brother producer boss Patrick (Andy Nyman, Severance) and her boyfriend Riq (Riz Ahmed, Britz).
Over the ensuing days, in a cruel reflection of the game show they thought they were entering, the contestants fall victim, one by one, to the hungry masses outside. Staying alive requires teamwork – which is tricky when you’re a group specifically selected by TV producers to wind each other up.

Dead Set is written by Charlie Brooker, who is well known for his columns in The Guardian and his BBC4 series Charlie Brooker’s Screen Wipe. Charlie co-wrote the Channel 4 comedy series Nathan Barley with Chris Morris and was the creator of the hugely successful TV Go Home website.
Charlie comments: “Just as a shopping mall was the ideal setting for the original Dawn of the Dead back in 1978, so the Big Brother house seemed fitting for a TV zombie epic set in the 21st century. Dead Set isn’t an out-and-out comedy, but an unashamedly populist horror-thriller with blackly comic undertones. Think 24 with zombies. And housemates. And gore.”

The cast playing housemates include Chizzy Akudolu (The Vagina Monologues), Warren Brown (Shameless, Hollyoaks, Life on Mars), Beth Cordingly (The Bill, Secret Diary of a Call Girl), Adam Deacon (Kidulthood, Adulthood), Kevin Eldon (Spaced, Brass Eye, Green Wing), Raj Ghatak (Bombay Dreams) and Kathleen McDermott (Wedding Belles).

Dead Set also features a range of cameo appearances including Davina McCall and several former Big Brother housemates.

www.E4.com/deadset

Can you make Music using only a Red Bull Can????

On October 1st 2008 Red Bull re-launches ‘Red Bull Can Make Music’, a creativity contest that challenges students to make and build a unique piece of music using only a Red Bull Can. A competition to create the most individual and cleverly constructed piece of music, tracks can be made, recorded and uploaded from scratch or created by arranging the pre-programmed can sounds on the online sequencer at www.redbullcanmakemusic.com.
Whether you flick it, crush it, bend it or tear it the possibilities are endless just release your inner creativity and let your imagination do the work.
Supported and judged by music heavyweights and Red Bull Music Academy Alumni DJ Zinc, Zed Bias and Tony Nwachukwu entries will be scored on creative concept: individuality and ingenuity and conceptual execution: composition and construction. The creator of the winning track will be invited along to an all expenses paid party for them and their mates in a Central London venue.

To enter go visit www.redbullcanmakemusic.com

To get some inspiration check out last year’s winning track by clicking on this link: http://88.208.206.174/videos/cmm/intro_med.wmv

To meet the Judges and watch them judging last year’s entries watch: http://88.208.206.174/videos/cmm/judge_med.wmv

Have a look at this footage which looks like the diary room of the big brother, really weird..

Strange happenings for sure!

http://www.unseenscreen.com

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