Posted 24 March 2010 - 10:13 AM
The BAFTA's are considered suitable to run a "Live on the Red Carpet" broadcast before showing the whole ceremony later that same evening. Why then are the Olivier's not shown too?
The BBC would probably be the best to tackle the event and so I would call on all theatre fans to write a LETTER (trying to find an appropriate email address in the labyrinth that is the BBC's website is impossible) to the BBC's Director General, Mark Thompson at BBC Television Centre, Wood Lane, London. W12 7JR, demanding that next year the Olivier Awards is not over looked. It doesn't have to be a long letter just demand to know why we aren't getting the Olivier's on our TV.
If enough of us bombard the man maybe something will get done about it.
Best of Luck
Posted 24 March 2010 - 10:52 AM
Because not enough TV viewers are interested in them.
Next question please.
Posted 24 March 2010 - 11:04 AM
Posted 24 March 2010 - 11:08 AM
It was dreadful - I posted some of my thoughts on the Olivier forum.
It will never be on TV in its present form - thank goodness!!
Posted 24 March 2010 - 12:09 PM
Posted 24 March 2010 - 02:01 PM
Let's not give up at the first hurdle.
Posted 24 March 2010 - 02:12 PM
Next question please.
How did you arrive at that opinion?
Posted 24 March 2010 - 03:15 PM
SOLT have asked broadcasters a number of times to show it but are always told there are no viewing figures in it.
Not sure about SOLT members manipulating the long-lists to skew them to Z-listers - if anything they ensure that the Jacobis et al are shortlisted at the expense of more deserving, but lesser-known, actors.
Posted 24 March 2010 - 09:12 PM
If an edited version were to appear on the BBC, it would cover some of the costs that might allow it to flow a bit better, and be more suitable for tv coverage. Little previews of each show with each nomination group would be excellent advertising too.
There might be more pressure to include a few more tv friendly faces on the show, but that can be dealt with through who presents the prizes, but in turn it will help to make more theatre people recognisable on tv. Perhaps they'd need to make it less London-centric, but no harm in that. There are many excellent regional and touring productions and a couple of new categories to consider that would deal with it.
Posted 24 March 2010 - 09:25 PM
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