Leezac Robinson

Leezac Robinson

Film Preservationist

  • Location: East London
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

I'm a London born writer, fine art filmmaker and University of East London Master of the Arts graduate.

During my UEL career I was elected to the University Board of Governors, and to the position of Student President and asked to deliver the Vote of Thanks at the Arts, Architecture and Humanities Graduation Ceremony 2011 where I also received the Dean’s Overall Prize.

As a working professional I’ve gained over ten years experience in television production and been employed by major broadcasters.

I began my career with BBC Crimewatch as a runner before moving to MTV where I started as a production intern and graduated through the ranks to the role of producer; interviewing cultural icons including, Madonna, P. Diddy, Destiny's Child, Bono and many others.

I produced the MTV End of Year Show 2002 viewed by a global audience of over one million. I presented the MTVUK Weekly Round-Up and provided the voiceover to many MTV productions such as the "Jackass, The Movie" and "XXX" 30-minute 'At The Movies' shows.

I later moved to ITN, helping to develop the broadcasters third generation platforms and the interactivity of the ITV.com website.

As a pioneer in web based entertainment programming, I achieved huge success including 250,000 downloads in 12 hours, for a 30 second clip of the Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Premiere, yacht after-party at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.

In 2007 I founded The People's Republic Film Society (TPRFS) an east London film production and exhibition organization devised to create original and unique film, celebrate cinema, support new filmmakers and enhance understanding of the art amongst a broad and diverse audience.

As an organization TPRFS holds dear the assertion of film as a genuine and unique fine art form and is greatly concerned with the use of film as a tool for learning and cross cultural understanding.

TPRFS' strategy is to become a government appointed copyright collection society concerned with the rights to productions defined as or in relation to the fine art glamour film genre.

I would describe myself as a visual artist, my practice being fine art motion picture feature film production and exhibition.

I’m concerned with film heritage, preservation, restoration, classification and categorization.

As an artist and scholar my interests lie in feminist film theory and erotic femininity on film circa. 1890 – c. 1969, and in particular the Glamour Film genre.

My work and research focus on the ‘opening-up’ of feminist film theory and explore the arch from the structuralist theoretical frameworks of semiotics and psychoanalysis to contemporary notions on spectatorship, perspective and sexual identity.

With the proliferation of the digital medium I’m concerned with the loss of motion picture feature film practices, processes and exhibition spaces. I recognize motion picture feature films relevance, its importance and its rapid decline in society.

I feel that my unique writing style, artistic approach and academic foundation, make me an interesting potential candidate; especially when considering my life experience, successes, failures and further successes being a 40-year-old black male from Tottenham.

Work History

UEL Student Governor & Student Union President - University of East London

Sep 2011 - Sep 2012

Multimedia Producer / Video Journalist - ITN

Oct 2004 - Sep 2005

News Producer - MTV

Feb 2001 - Oct 2004

Education

Fine Art - MA - University of East London

Sep 2009 - Sep 2011

Screenwriting - MA - Royal Holloway University

Sep 2005 - Oct 2006

Contemporary Drama in Modern Culture & English & Cultural Studies - BA (Hons) - De Montfort University

Sep 1997 - Oct 2000

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