BFCS has appointed Martin Dennis, director of the leading BBC1 comedy
series, Men Behaving Badly, as a commercials director.
Dennis, 39, a seasoned television director who also directed the recent
ITV series, Paul Merton in... and Is it Legal?, will make his first
foray into commercials through BFCS.
Peter Harrison, BFCS’s managing director, said: ‘Men Behaving Badly is
one of the most popular series on British TV at the moment. There is
always a shortage of good comedy directors and we are thrilled to have
Dennis commented: ‘I know directing ads is a very different discipline
from directing TV comedy because the time element is much more precise,
but I’m really excited about the challenge.’
Dennis began his career as a BBC floor assistant in 1980. He moved up to
become a production manager in 1983 and then a director in 1987. He went
freelance in 1990 and has since directed three series of the Upper Hand
for Central Television, as well as all five series of Men Behaving
BFCS has also signed up the TV director, Marc Over, who is best known
for directing live music events and rock documentaries.
Over’s work includes the Placido Domingo World Opera Competition in 1994
and the Granada TV documentary, Curves, Contours and Body Horns.
Harrison added: ‘TV directors bring a new perspective to shooting
commercials. Both Martin and Marc come at film-making from very
different angles and will add another dimension to our roster of names.’