Tik Tok Sensation GK Barry Launches a Brand New Vodcast Series Championing the UK’s Creative Industries
GK Barry and Spider-Man actor Josh Sinclair-Evans encourage 16-24 year olds to support the content they love and Get it Right from a Genuine Site
August 2, 2023 – Social media star and viral sensation, GK Barry, has today launched a three part vodcast series ‘A Foot in the Door’ to support young creatives trying to break into the film, TV and music industries.
The series will see GK Barry with three special guests step best foot forward into careers in the creative industries in a behind the scenes reveal-all – whilst receiving cheeky pedicures, producing hilarious results.
The government backed campaign aims to encourage fans of film, music and TV to value the creative process, support all the people behind the scenes who make the content they love, and Get it Right from a Genuine Site, instead of sourcing from infringing services. The first episode of ‘A Foot in the Door’, released today, sees actor Josh Sinclair-Evans, best known for starring in Spider-Man: Far From Home and Sky Cinema’s A Christmas No.1, discuss his experience of breaking into the film industry.
Episode one shines a light on how Josh went from starring in his local pantomime to being on set with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood, including Tom Holland and Zendaya. He opens up about the highs and lows of the industry, and even has a go at some questionable nail art on host GK’s foot.
The vodcast series will also feature English rapper, ENNY and TV Top Boy star, Shone Romulus, and sees each guest discuss the impact that piracy can have on their careers and the wider industry.
GK Barry is known for being a creator and studied film at university, from her viral Tik Toks to launching her very own chart-topping The Saving Grace Podcast. With over three million followers on social media and 10 million Spotify streams, GK Barry has a wealth of knowledge to share about protecting your content online.
GK Barry commented: “The creative industries fascinate me so I’ve loved getting a peek behind the curtain at the inner workings of the worlds of film, music and TV. Whilst getting my feet scrubbed and bedecked with various nail art from my guests was LOLs, the series also has so many useful hints and tips for young people trying to get their foot in the door, as well as showing the impact that piracy can have on us all.
“Whether it’s not maintaining creative control of your own work, to not supporting all the behind the scenes crew that make an amazing film or TV show happen, to the personal risk of getting hacked – the message is simple – don’t be a pirate and Get It Right From A Genuine Site.”
Josh Sinclair-Evans commented: “I hope my tips from finding an agent, to navigating self-tapes are useful to anyone interested in making it in the film industry. It’s hard work breaking through, but a film set is one of the most exciting places to be. Many people don’t realise just how many hard working people work behind the scenes – whether it’s the runners, gaffers, catering, wardrobe or post production teams, but all of these talented people are impacted by piracy. Watching legally is the best way to show you love a film and can help more be made in the future”.
Sabine Henssler, Vice President, Communications, Motion Picture Association (MPA), who back the Get It Right campaign, added: “We’re thrilled to share the insights and first hand advice on how to get into the creative industry from talented individuals, and hope this series acts as a useful resource for any young creatives, whilst raising awareness of the consequences of piracy.
“We all have a choice to get content from genuine sites rather than ones that infringe copyright and deny creators the fair rewards their hard work, talent and creativity deserves. If we don’t use one of the many legal sites, we risk movies and TV shows not being made and songs not being recorded, particularly by young aspiring creators who need that income most and who are the future of our industry.”
Intellectual property industries, like film, music, television and computer software, are central to the health and stability of the UK economy. The UK’s creative industry supports around 2.8 million UK jobs each year, contributes about £18 billion in exports around the world and about £10 million per hour to the UK economy.
To watch or listen to the first episode of ‘A Foot In The Door’ visit Get it Right’s YouTube or Spotify account. The second episode with upcoming rapper ENNY will be airing on the 17th August.
The new campaign builds on previous Get It Right consumer education initiatives1 going back to 2015 aiming to demonstrate the positive impact that the industries have on so many and encourage people to support them by sourcing the content they love from safe and genuine sites. Visit https://www.getitrightfromagenuinesite.org/ for a full list of genuine sites.
About Get it Right (from a Genuine Site)
Launched in October 2015 with Government backing and also funded by the creative sector, Get it Right (from a Genuine Site) is an initiative working to promote increased awareness and respect of the value of the UK’s creative industries.
Get It Right encourages consumers to support the creative industries by accessing the creativity that they love from legitimate online sources, as well as making people aware of the growing number of legitimate online content services.
The campaign champions the many different sides of the UK’s creative industries, including music, television, film, book and magazine publishing, sports, gaming and photography.
Since its launch, Get It Right has engaged with Millennials and younger consumers in particular – the groups that tend to infringe the most – around their love of content. Rather than focusing on a message of possible legal sanctions, which have their place in reducing piracy but, by themselves, may not always change behaviours, Get It Right has instead
sought to reduce content infringement by connecting with these groups more closely on their own terms and in the places where they are already enjoying content.
Visit www.getitrightfromagenuinesite.org for more information.