- Posted by info 06 Nov
LoveLove Films are delighted to announce that our Managing Director, Georgina Hurcombe has made it through to the Venus Awards finals, in their Director of the Year Category.
Dubbed “the working women’s Oscars” by Channel 4, the Venus Awards were founded by Tara Howard to applaud and reward working women, and influence a movement of change to a more equitable and inclusive society. The awards honour women from various industries, and champions them at all stages in their careers.
Georgina was nominated for the award by her team after winning a range of awards, including the Business Woman of the Year Award from the DCCI, National Entrepreneur of the Year award at the Venus Awards, Business Owner of the Year at the Women in Business Awards, and was a finalist in the prestigious Natwest Everywoman Awards. Georgina was voted one of Insider Magazine’s 42 Under 42 entrepreneurs and business leaders who should be on your radar, and was selected out of over 60,000 applicants for the LinkedIn Are You Ready for Tomorrow? Skills squad held in Iceland.
The LoveLove team chose to nominate Georgina for her for her work in overseeing the company’s move into creating original Children’s Television content, including: Pop Paper City, a vibrant 3D craft show with adventure, set in a place where dreams can become reality; a series about the endlessly inquisitive little robotic creatures who live on a spacecraft called Sprongles; Ergle & Anne’s Unplanned Land Band, a comedy series which focuses on a family from the 26th century who are thrust back in time 500 years to the 21st century and have to readapt to the world we live in; and Bottle Island, a fun and fast-paced preschool adventure series collaborating with The United Nations that encourages young children to care for their planet by reinforcing themes such as conservation, preservation and the issues surrounding plastic pollution.
Under Georgina’s leadership, LoveLove Films have also recently worked on graphics for a number of high profile TV shows and channels, including BBC Films ‘Williams’, SAS: Who Dares Wins for Channel 4, and EasyJet: Inside the Cockpit for ITV, and the Super Orgasm for Channel 4, which “Channel 4 bosses love the animation you did, we all love it; it humanises all the science beautifully so huge thanks to you, your animators and team and the model for your patience and creativity.” (Director Liz of ITN Productions).
Morgan Matthews, MD of Minnow Films and BAFTA Winning Director said of LoveLove Films: “As the name would suggest, LoveLove put a huge amount of passion and care into their work. The LoveLove team really understood the fact that we had spent over three years working on our documentary about the Williams Formula One team, and that every detail had to be just right. They worked around the clock to get us there and I could not be happier with the results.”
As the managing director of a regionally based Production Company, Georgina is also dedicated to mentoring new local talent herself. LoveLove Films’ award-winning New Talent Placement Scheme mentors over 30 students a year, providing them with a unique insight and experience of the media industry Georgina also often works closely with educational institutions and schools to give talks and host workshops on employability and breaking into the media industry. The majority of the LoveLove Films team were recruited through the Placement Scheme.
Georgina also spends a vast amount of time speaking about female talent in the industry, and was a 2017 RTS Southern Student Awards Judge in the animation and student short film categories.
In July 2018, Georgina was on a panel hosted by Disney at the Children’s Media Conference on behalf of Animated Women UK (http://www.animatedwomenuk.com/tag/georgina-hurcombe/). The panel, which discussed women in the animation industry, was so successful that Georgina is hosted a panel at the BFX on behalf of Animated Women UK, featuring female talent from Blue Zoo, Disney and Jellyfish pictures.
Georgina is a fantastic role model, and a great director to work for, as well as mentoring numerous young people, and talking at different events to help young people with their employability and breaking into the industry, she wears a lot of hats and ensures that she is constantly driving the company forwards.
The entire LoveLove Films team are delighted to see Georgina recognised for her hard work in pushing the company forwards in the Director of the Year category, which looks to showcase women at a Director or Board Level.
The category’s other finalists are Angela Piromalli of Rock Recruitment, Lauren Day of Ellis Jones Solicitors, Joanna Bray of Docrafts, and Jo Michael of Sandown Mercedes.
The Venus Awards final is held on November the 22nd and the whole LoveLove Films team wish Georgina the best of luck!
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