Legends In The Making

Thursday, August 20 2015
Legends In The Making

The hmv Football Extravaganza, the retailer-sponsored fundraiser, has been an event on the entire entertainment business’ calendar in the UK for 20 years now. Ahead of this year’s event, which honours David Beckham with the coveted Legend award on September 1, we thought we’d ask a few key figures and regular attendees for their favourite […]

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Resurrection Men

Monday, October 28 2013
Resurrection Men

Director Shane Meadows and producer Mark Herbert are suitably relaxed as they stroll into the Century Club in London’s Shaftesbury Avenue on a Monday, despite the early morning start and the miserable weather outside. The reason for their particularly laid back demeanour? The duo, pals who have worked together for most of the former’s projects […]

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HMV’s Teenage Kicks

Tuesday, October 2 2012
HMV’s Teenage Kicks

£200,000… That’s the total raised by HMV for its chosen charity Teenage Cancer Trust in a mere 18 months. And to mark the remarkable achievement, HMV met up with staff and patients at a special unit its cash has helped to build. HMV staffers went to the Teenage Cancer Trust’s state of the art unit […]

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A Cut Above

Friday, March 30 2012
A Cut Above

There’s nothing that HMV’s head of press and PR Gennaro Castaldo won’t do in the call of duty. He works ridiculously long hours, deals with an at times rabid press and vicious business reporters, puts up with numerous queries and pointless complaints from members of the public, has to deal with uppity talent and that’s […]

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Carpet Blaggers

Monday, July 5 2010
Carpet Blaggers

We covered this extensively in our Raygun newsletter last week, but we thought it worthy of mention again and, now the items are up and running, it’s definitely worth linking too… The Film Industry Football Event (FIFE) organising committee, which runs the annual fundraising tournament for Action For Children, the charity long associated with the […]

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