The pursuit of happiness

International Day of Happiness

  What is happiness? We wish we had a definitive answer for you, though if we did we would probably all be sitting on an island sipping a Pina-Colada from a coconut with a pink cocktail umbrella – alas we are still in London on a rather dreary Monday! But it isn’t just any Monday, it’s “International Day of Happiness”....

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Women being bold for change

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It is International Women’s Day and with the theme this year being ‘Be Bold for Change’, we thought we would celebrate the women doing just that. It would be hard to ignore the growing momentum of women who are using their voices to be heard. A prime example being the women’s marches against Trump. Garnering support globally from over 2...

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Pancakes Anyone?

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  If you are anything like us then food and film are synonymous with each other, be it popcorn, pizza and Netflix, or a diet busting family size bar of chocolate and movie night. As it’s Friday and the weekend is nearly upon us it seemed like a great time to talk about food in film – seeing as that’s...

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The year ahead for the UK Film Industry

BREXIT ahead: UK leaves the EU

This year is well underway and with the Valentine’s day fever safely behind us, it’s a good time to reflect on what happened in the UK film industry last year and look ahead to what we can expect in 2017. At the end of January, the British Film Institute (BFI) released its latest statistics highlighting the success of the British...

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How coding can build a community

Amit talking at Facebook, London

    A few weeks ago, I was sitting at my desk in POP HQ, when a photograph of one of our  engineers, Amit, speaking at a Facebook event, pinged up on my screen. In itself, that’s pretty exciting, but when I dug a little deeper, the story behind it and the work he and another of our engineers, Kash...

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The 2017 Oscar Nominations

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The Oscar Nominations are one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the annual awards calendar and with great power comes great responsibility. An apt statement for an event that reaches several hundred million viewers in 225 countries globally. Over the last few years the Oscars themselves have been shrouded in controversy around its lack of diversity as well as...

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From UK to Lebanon- the latest Snickers Advert

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In Nov 2016 two of the POP community flew to Lebanon to shoot for featured work in a Snickers commercial and we wanted to share the results with you Casting by: Mixedbag Management Agent: Mixedbag Management POP Artists: James Dunn and James Harries James Harries as Rebellious Umpire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmjHZ8icFcs James Dunn as Angry Bus Driver https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7cB6TrrpNU&feature=youtu.be A great achievement for...

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Series to binge watch in winter

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Following on from our previous blog on feel good movies, we decided the best way to share our desires to hibernate until the temperatures are well into double digits, is through sharing our list of go to series to binge watch. Through a lot of lively discussion, friendly disagreements and passionate persuasion by team members, we have come up with...

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January blues busting feel good films

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We are nearly a full month through 2017 and Christmas is feeling like a distant memory, but the days are colder and the pretty Christmas lights have been taken down. Enter: January blues. We admit there are not too many selling points to January, so we have to look for inspiration elsewhere, luckily the sub-zero temperatures mean we don’t feel...

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NatWest everywomen Awards

NatWest everywoman Award

From Dagenham to The Dorchester- NatWest everywomen Awards On Wednesday I was invited to attend the 2016 NatWest everywoman Awards, with our Co-founder and CEO Kate McLaughlin, who was one of only three finalists for the Iris Award. The Award recognises inspirational women who run their own businesses, that use technology in an innovative and disruptive way, Kate’s nomination is...

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