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21 February 2012


We became aware of a company called Zora Films in late November, early December 2011, looking to carry out the fraudulent hire of two Sony PMW - EX3 camera kits, they made contact with several hire companies in all parts of the UK.

We have again been made aware that Zora Films are looking to hire two Sony EX3 cameras from hire companies in Kent and Gloucestershire.  No further details on specific names or addresses are known at this stage, however, please be  vigilant if receiving hire enquiries from Zora Films.

The names and address we had previously been given were Christopher Grandy and Christopher Davis, working for:
                                                      Zora Films
                                                      137 Dunraven Drive
                                                      EN2 8LL

                                                      Tel         0845 299 6595   
                                                      Mobile   0797 907 6562


Other names associated with Zora Films include Dr Christine Price.  The hirer provided proof of his insurance and bank account details.  The insurance documents are definitely fraudulent, they show Hiscox Insurance Company but the information has been amended substantially.

I would reiterate again the importance of thorough hire checks on all hirers, but also in particular on new customers to your company. 

Kind regards.


John Claffey
Commercial Director


21 February 2012


We have been notified of a large break-in on Friday the 17th February at the premises of CVP in Brentford.

If you are buying kit please be extra vigilant, only buy from an authorised dealer.  Please refer to the CVP website for a full list of the stolen equipment.

Please remain fully vigilant over the coming weeks and ensure your Intruder Alarm Systems are switched on when the premises are unoccupied and all other physical security is in operation.  Be wary of strangers who may be looking to enter your premises to check the layout or positioning of equipment.

Kind regards

John Claffey
Commercial Director

3 February 2012

Broadcast Award Winners

Congratulations to all the winners at the Broadcast Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Thursday 2 February 2012.

Winners included several ACJ clients:

Keo Films (Best Factual programme for Hugh’s Fish Fight)
Bwark (Best Comedy Series for Inbetweeners)   
Baby Cow (Best New programme for The Trip) (with Revolution Films & Arbie)
Molinare (Best Post-Production House)

For all who attended it was an enjoyable evening hosted by Stephen Mangan and we would also like to congratulate another ACJ client, Firecracker Films, whose programme My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding won best International programme sales for Zodiac Rights.