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april events

Q&A: In Conversation with Nora Twomey, producer of Wolfwalkers and Partner and Creative Director of Cartoon Saloon
 
Speakers:
Nora Twomey | Partner and Creative Director of Cartoon Saloon and producer of Wolfwalkers
Wendy Mitchell | Journalist, Moderator and Film Festival Consultant

As part of this opportunity, WFTV members will receive a screening link to Wolfwalkers as well as access to a pre-recorded virtual animation masterclass workshop with producer/director/writer, Tomm Moore, art director/writer/director, Ross Stewart, and animators Tatiana Mazzei and Maria Madelaire, so members and little creatives can practice doing your own animation of the characters at home!


WFTV members can also watch an exclusive Q&A with Nora Twomey, Partner and Creative Director of Cartoon Saloon and producer of Wolfwalkers.


In conversation with host Wendy Mitchell, Nora shares a behind the scenes look at the production and offers a creative insight into the unique animation style of the film. 


WFTV members will receive details of how to access the screening and draw-along masterclass in your registration confirmation email.

you can register for the Wolfwalkers Screening and an Insight into the Making of the Animated Film here.

Q&A: The Syndicate, panel talk with Kay Mellor, Yvonne Francas and Gaynor Holmes
Speakers:
Kay Mellor OBE | Writer, Director and Actress 
Yvonne Francas | Executive Producer 
 
Gaynor Holmes | TV Executive
Ria Hebden | TV Presenter and founder, Carpe Diem Media Productions

Join WFTV for a special panel talk with the executive team behind the new fourth series of The Syndicate


Set between Yorkshire and Monaco, the story follows a group of low paid kennel workers who think they’ve won the lottery but have been robbed of their ticket. The chase to confront the culprit takes us to the wealthy French Riviera where the young syndicate find themselves well out of their depth.


For this WFTV event, we’ll be joined by BAFTA award-winning writer Kay Mellor, Rollem Productions’ executive producer Yvonne Francas and executive producer for the BBC, Gaynor Holmes.


The panel will share behind the scenes insight into the making of the fourth series: from the inspiration for the story and new characters to the challenges faced in production filming during lockdown. 

 
Demystifying the world of Headhunting 
 
Speakers:
Vicky Bennetts | Talent Management, Wall to Wall & Twenty Twenty 
Sally Quick | Mission Bay
Jude Thompson | Indigo Talent
Claudia Downes | Indigo Talent

As the match makers between individuals and companies, a headhunters’ job is to seek out talent for a specific role and introduce the talent to a hirer at an organisation.

Join us to demystify the world of headhunting with Jude Thompson and Claudia Downes from Indigo Talent, Sally Quick from Mission Bay and talent manager Vicky Bennetts from Wall to Wall/Twenty Twenty. They will be speaking about how they find talent, how to get on their radar and the language you use to present yourself online and on your CV, plus tips on preparing for interviews. 

Writers’ Group: Everything you need to know about Film & TV Managers with Sarah Arnott from Zero Gravity Entertainment
Speakers:
Sarah Arnott | Manager, Zero Gravity Entertainment 
Christina Pickworth | Agent, Imagine Talent

For this month’s Writers’ Group, host Christina Pickworth will be in conversation with Sarah Arnott, Manager with Zero Gravity Entertainment.

They will be covering the key things you need to know about Film & TV Managers, sharing an insight to how Managers work with writers and what they do. Sarah and Christina will also be talking about how and when to choose (and then get) a Manager, and the difference between a US Manager and a US agent.

Zero Gravity Management is an entertainment company whose strength lies in the development and representation of screenwriters, directors, and actors. The firm is also a full-service production company handling the development, finance, execution and sale of projects in film, television and new media. ZG works with major and mini-major studios, producing feature films and TV series, selling spec scripts, and sourcing open writing, directing and acting assignments.  
 

 
Q&A: Sky Original drama Intergalactic with on and off screen talent 
 
Speakers:
Julie Gearey | Writer and showrunner
Iona Vrolyk | Executive Producer
Parminder Nagra | Actress
Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE | Space Scientist and Show Advisor
actresses Sharon Duncan Brewster | Actress
Iona Vrolyk | Executive Producer
Vick Hope | Host and Journalist

Join us to discover brand new Sky Original prison break drama, Intergalactic which imagines life ‘off-earth’ for a live Q&A with on and off screen talent. We’ll hear from writer and showrunner Julie Gearey, executive producer Iona Vrolyk, space scientist and show advisor Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE and actresses Sharon Duncan Brewster and Parminder Nagra with host Vick Hope.  


Written by award-winning showrunner, Julie Gearey (Prisoners’ Wives, Cuffs, Secret Diary of a Call Girl), the series tells the story of fearless young cop and galactic pilot, Ash Harper (Steyn), who has her glittering career ripped away from her after being wrongly convicted of a treasonous crime and exiled to a distant prison colony. But on the way there, Ash’s fellow convicts stage a mutiny and seize control of their prison transfer ship. From the fringes of outer space to the depths of human emotion, Intergalactic is a drama set in space, but with its feet firmly on the ground.


The series, set in the future with a very dramatically different Earth, follows a group of female prisoners who hijack their transporter spaceship as it is travelling to a distant prison colony. With host Vick Hope, our panel will be discussing their different roles on the show, the research required for writing a prison break sci-fi drama and their experiences filming in Manchester and Spain. 

Upskilling: Creating Effective CVs with Sara Putt
Speakers:
Sara Putt | MD, Sara Putt Associates 

Your CV summarises your career and is the way to open doors to your next job, so making sure it has the relevant experience to fit the job you’re applying for whilst also containing your skills and character can be tough. Sara Putt of leading industry agency Sara Putt Associates will be sharing tips on how to edit your CV for the role you’re applying for and tips and tricks to be noticed so that you’re invited to interview.