Hi all, This is my first post. I'm currently teaching the Edexcell Creative & Media diploma and am struggling with Unit 6: Investigation. The unit requires the students to write a 3000 word critical report / essay on a media practitioner. The practitioner needs to have a cross disciplinary approach (an actor turned director / artist turned film maker, for example). I have already submitted this unit and numerous students failed due to the poor choice of practitioners. The trouble seems to be picking practitioners that are too contemporary, therefore not having enough critical review on their work. I have contacted the exam board for advice, or suggestions and scoured the specification. All the advice I seem to get are "andy warhol" and "david hockney". I know that these artists have elements of media in their career, but they are, in my opinion at least - NOT specifically a media practitioner. Can anyone suggest some practitioners for my students to study? A list is below of the top ones I have considered: Andy Warhol Orson Welles David Hockney Walt Disney Clint Eastwood Tom Hanks David Bowie Charlie Chaplin Salvador Dali David Lynch Kevin Spacey Banksy Dennis Hopper Ben Affleck Ray Harryhausen Mel Gibson Ricky Gervais Chris Morris Madonna Woody Allen ANY help with this would be greatly appreciated.