Date: Monday 28th June 2021
Time: 7:00pm till 8:15pm
Duration: 1 hour 15 mins
Format: Online Webinar Screen Industry event
Tickets: £5 (plus booking fee)
Norfolk Screen is thrilled to be hosting this spectacular line-up of award-winning BAFTA, Oscar and Golden Globe UK producers, all of whom have delivered some of the most memorable, engaging and inspiring Films and TV productions of the last 30 years. This event will share valuable insight into what it takes to be a successful producer – finding, developing and financing award winning content for the screen. There will an opportunity for the audience to ask some questions at the end.
Our esteemed panelists are: Oscar nominated producer Debra Hayward (Bridget Jones Baby, Love Actually, Atonement, Les Misérables), BAFTA and Emmy winning producer Hilary Bevan Jones (The Boat That Rocks, Esio Trott, State of Play, Deep State) and Oscar & BAFTA winning producer David Parfitt (Shakespeare in Love, Much Ado about Nothing, The Madness of King George, My Week with Marilyn, Red Joan, The Father).
This event will be chaired by Adrian Wootton OBE, Chief Executive of the British Film Commission and Film London.
More about our Panelists:
Debra Hayward (Monumental Pictures)
Debra is a Golden Globe winning producer of Film and Television with credits including: How To Build a Girl, Bridget Jones Baby, Mary Queen of Scots, Les Misérables and Cats. Her TV credits include: Harlots (Hulu) & Ghosts (BB1). In 2014, she started her own production Monumental Pictures with producing partner, Alison Owen and have a slate of upcoming Television and Film. Debra also executively produced a number of films including Atonement, Paul and Tinker Tailor Soldier, Frost/Nixon, United 93 and Green Zone.
Hilary Bevan Jones (Endor Productions)
Hilary has produced numerous ground-breaking and award-winning dramas (Cracker; Red Dwarf; State of Play) and won a primetime Emmy for the acclaimed HBO film The Girl in the Café. In 2006, she was made Chairman of BAFTA, the first woman in its then 60-year history to hold this position. She is also Chair of Watersprite, the Cambridge International Student Film Festival.
Through her company Endor Productions she has produced many successful dramas including: Restless, written by William Boyd and starring Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell and Charlotte Rampling; The Escape Artist, a legal thriller written by David Wolstencroft and starring David Tennant, Toby Kebbell, and Sophie Okonedo; That Day We Sang written and directed by Victoria Wood, with the accompanying documentary That Musical We Made, both starring Imelda Staunton and Michael Ball for BBC Two; and Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot starring Dustin Hoffman, Dame Judi Dench and James Corden, which broadcast on BBC One on New Year’s Day in 2015.
Deep State – the first scripted drama series commission from Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa – was released in April 2018 starring Mark Strong and Joe Dempsie, with Walton Goggins leading the cast for season two.
Gwen, a gothic drama film directed by William McGregor and starring Maxine Peake and Eleanor Worthington-Cox, was backed by the BFI, Ffilm Cymru Wales and Great Point Media and premiered at TIFF 2018 and won two BAFTA Cymru Awards for cinematography and costume design.
Vienna Blood, an adaptation of Frank Tallis’ ‘Liebermann Papers’ novel series is co-produced by Jez Swimer and Austria’s MR Film, produced in 2019 for ORF & ZDF. Vienna Blood aired on BBC2 in November2019 and is currently in production for its second season.
David Parfitt (Trademark Films)
David has worked as a London-based independent film, television and theatre producer for over 30 years.
David worked as an actor before co-founding the Renaissance Theatre Company with Kenneth Branagh. Between 1987 and 1991, the company produced various celebrated Shakespeare productions including Twelfth Night, Much Ado about Nothing, Hamlet, As You like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear and Coriolanus.
His early film credits include a number of collaborations with Branagh: Henry V, Peter’s Friends, Much Ado about Nothing, and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. He went on to produce The Madness of King George, The Wings of The Dove (both nominated for four Academy Awards), Twelfth Night, Shakespeare In Love (winner of seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, and four BAFTA Awards including Best Film) and Gangs of New York (Production Consultant).
In 1999 he founded Trademark Films with members of his regular producing team, making I Capture the Castle, Chasing Liberty, A Bunch of Amateurs, My Week with Marilyn and Red Joan. He also produced Tom Stoppard’s award-winning adaptation of Parade’s End for BBC and HBO, and the one-off drama The Wipers Times for BBC2. Documentary productions include Glyndebourne: The Untold History and Birth of an Opera, both for BBC4.
David was part of the UK/Polish team that co-produced the world’s first hand-painted animated feature film Loving Vincent based on the paintings of Van Gogh. His most recent production is the multi-award winning film adaptation of Florian Zeller’s play The Father starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman which is released later this year. David was Chair of BAFTA 2008-10, and Chair of Film London 2010-17. He currently serves as a Governor at Dulwich College, London, and is also the recipient of Honorary Doctorates from the University of Sunderland and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
About our Chair
Adrian Wootton OBE is the Chief Executive of Film London, the agency charged with developing the screen industries in the capital, and the British Film Commission, the unit responsible for promoting the UK as the best place to produce feature films and high-end television.
Most recently, Adrian has led the BFC’s work to develop the COVID-19 Production guidance for Film and High-end TV drama, as part of the BFI’s wider COVID-19 Screen Sector Recovery Task Force.
Prior to becoming the Chief Executive of Film London in 2003, Adrian was Acting Director of the British Film Institute (BFI), having worked in many roles for the organisation, including Director of the London Film Festival (LFF), the National Film Theatre (NFT), Head of BFI Exhibition, and Director of Crime Scene, the BFI’s crime and mystery film festival.
Before his appointment to the BFI, he was Founding Director of Broadway Media Centre in Nottingham, and Director of the Bradford Playhouse & Film Theatre.
Adrian is a Programme Advisor to the BFI London Film Festival, Venice Film Festival and Noir in Festival, Milan. He regularly broadcasts and reviews films for BBC Radio 4 and contributes articles to various newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian and Sight & Sound. He frequently lectures nationally and internationally, as well as curating film programmes and retrospectives on subjects as diverse as Elvis Presley, Raymond Chandler, Graham Greene, Frank Sinatra and the Rolling Stones for numerous organisations, including BFI Southbank.
In 2012, Adrian received an Honorary Doctorate in the Arts and was appointed Visiting Professor of Film & Media at Norwich University of the Arts. In 2014 he received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from The University of East Anglia. In 2017, he was awarded an OBE for his services to film in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Adrian is also a member of BAFTA, the European Film Academy (EFA), the British Screen Forum, and a member of the DIT Creative Industries Trade and Investment Board.
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