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Get a close-up on experts from the creative sector through XpoNorth Shorts – in books, music, film – talking about their latest projects and top tips

By Margaret Chrystall

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XpoNorth Digital Shorts are a series of digital interviews with experts across the creative sector sharing their expertise and insights for the benefit of businesses and makers across Scotland. The following series is led by XpoNorth's film specialist, Jessica Fox and you can access the films on YouTube. See below.

Episode 1 with Jessica Fox and Jenny Brown

To kick off our series, we're delighted to host Scottish-based literary agent Jenny Brown. Jenny takes us on a deep dive into publishing, writing and how best to get your work seen by an agent.

Learn more by watching Jessica Fox.
Learn more by watching Jessica Fox.

Episode 2 with Jessica Fox and Pauline Moore

Pauline Moore is a radio and podcast producer with over 30 years experience in the industry. In this episode she hacks the art of the podcast, storytelling and offers insights how you could make your own. Plus, we hear about Scotland's new podcast company Big Light and Pauline gives us a sneak peak into their newly-released podcast Tartan Noir.

Episode 3 with Jessica Fox and Dr Ed Hoffman

We are taking you out of this world with Dr Ed Hoffman the former Chief Knowledge Officer of NASA. Ed shares his insights from his career, taking you on a journey from the halls of NASA to a desert island, where you find out what films can teach you about success, leading teams and the future.

Episode 4 with Jessica Fox, Tony Wood and Richard Tulk-Hart

We're joined by powerhouse producers Tony Wood and Richard Tulk-Hart of Buccaneer Media as they tease their new show set in Edinburgh, drawing on their wealth of experience, Tony and Richard offer insights into the development process and give advice to writers everywhere who have a story to tell.

Episode 5 with Jessica Fox and Diane Mulcahy

Today we are joined by author, investor and lecturer Diane Mulcahy as she takes us through her book The Gig Economy, the future of gigging and advice she has for young artists and entrepreneurs.

Episode 6 with Jessica Fox and Beth and Ben Please

Tips on making music and a live concert in lockdown? No problem. The Bookshop Band has got you covered. Join us as Beth and Ben Please chat about making music for Aardman Studios, share tips for songwriters and play for us (live) We Are The Foxes, a track off their new album.

See the pieces here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnS7GJJrCfJd1Ce6kEVgkum7Jl9DRY33U

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