A version of this appeared in the Scottish Daily Mail on November 7 2017Not everyone in politics is as media savvy as Alex Salmond. At the Scottish BAFTAs, the culture minister Fiona Hyslop stepped up to present one of the awards, declaring “It’s my pleasure to announce the nominees for Animation. VT.”It took a few seconds to realise that “VT” meant “VideoTape”, and that Ms Hyslop had accidentally read out the technician’s cue to press a button and start running clips from the nominated films.
The name’s McGuigan, Paul McGuigan; and he could be the first Scot to direct a Bond movie. The director of Gangster No 1, Sherlock and the underrated Chris Evans sci-fi thriller Push has emerged as a frontrunner for the 25th Bond feature in 2019, after impressing Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson with his forthcoming movie Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool. “I would love to do a Bond film,” admits McGuigan, during a break while shooting the Amazon fantasy drama, Carnival Row.
Some years ago, an employment show called The Fairy Jobmother offered brisk common-sense guides on how to impress potential businesses. Top tips include wash your hair, dress smartly, and donâ€™t get a giant cannabis leaf tattooed on your neck. Iâ€™ve only interviewed someone for a position once, and the winning candidate did none of these things. But he did promise that he did a very good impression of the Pope being swallowed by a giant pike.
@zulfikar_sheikh@BrianSpanner1 As an employee/representative of Slainte, you should know that Ofcom takes a very tough line on production companies who make personal abusive comments on social media. Have a think, before I take this further.
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