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[FULLY BOOKED] Event Opportunity: Barbie: In-Person Screening and Q&A

WFTV members are invited to this very special screening of Barbie, directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Margot Robbie. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with production designers Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer, and costume designer Jacqueline Durran.

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[FULLY BOOKED] Event Opportunity: Barbie: In-Person Screening and Q&A
[FULLY BOOKED] Event Opportunity: Barbie: In-Person Screening and Q&A

Time & Location

01 Feb 2024, 18:00 – 21:30 GMT

London, 98 Theobalds Rd, London WC1X 8WB, UK

About the Event

WFTV members are invited to this very special screening of Barbie, directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Margot Robbie. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with production designers Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer, and costume designer Jacqueline Durran

To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place.  Unless you have a full-on existential crisis.  Or you’re a Ken.

You can watch the trailer to Barbie here.

Date: Thursday 1st February 2024

Location: Warner House, 98 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8WB

Event Schedule:

18:00: Guest Arrivals 

18:30: Film starts 

Katie Spencer, Production Designer

Katie is a six-time Academy Award nominee, recognized for her work on a wide range of films, including Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Sherlock Holmes, Anna Karenina, Beauty and the Beast and Darkest Hour. She has also been nominated for seven BAFTA Awards, winning for Atonement.

Spencer was born in Yorkshire, England and studied stage management at Central School of Speech and Drama in London. After several years working in the West End and other area theatres, including the Royal Court, Almeida and Donmar Warehouse, she transitioned to work as a freelancer for the BBC. Retraining first as a production buyer, then as a set decorator, she worked on such projects as Charles Dickens’ Hard Times, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman and Anne Brontë’s The Tennant of Wildfell Hall.

It was at the BBC that Spencer first met and worked with production designer Sarah Greenwood, a unique and close collaboration and that has continued for over 20 years. They have worked on many successful films together, ranging from period pieces like Pride & Prejudice and Atonement to action movies Sherlock Holmes and Hanna, innovative pieces like Anna Karenina, the musicals Beauty and the Beast and Cyrano, through to their latest collaboration, Barbie.

Spencer also serves on the Executive Committee for Production Design at the Academy of Motion Pictures (AMPAS). In 2024, AMPAS will be hosting an exhibition in Los Angeles, showcasing the work and unique collaboration between Spencer and Greenwood.

Sarah Greenwood, Production Designer 

Sarah is one of the film industry’s most revered and honored production designers, with multiple Academy Award nominations and BAFTA Award nominations and wins. She has been a regular collaborator with director Joe Wright, most recently working on Cyrano, for which she was BAFTA-nominated for Best Production Design.

Prior to this Greenwood teamed with Wright on Darkest Hour starring Gary Oldman for which she received Academy Award, ADG Award and BAFTA Award nominations; and before this Anna Karenina for which she received an Academy Award and BAFTA nomination, and the ADG and Critics Choice Award for Best Production Design. Other feature collaborations with Wright comprise Hanna; The Soloist; Atonement for which she received an Academy Award and ADG nomination, as well as the BAFTA Award for production design. Greenwood also received an Academy Award nomination for Wright’s Pride & Prejudice.

Further notable feature credits include Ben Wheatley’s Rebecca for which Greenwood received a BAFTA nomination and Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast which garnered her an Academy Award, ADG, BAFTA and Critics Choice Award nominations. Greenwood has twice collaborated with director Guy Ritchie on Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Sherlock Holmes for which she received an Academy Award nomination and the ADG Award for Best Production Design. Before this Greenwood worked with director Bharat Nalluri on Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day; Tom Vaughan on Starter for 10; Stefan Schwartz on The Abduction Club, David Kane on both Born Romantic and This Year’s Love; Sandra Goldbacher on The Governess and Robert Bierman on A Merry War.

Key television credits include Joe Wright’s mini-series The Last Kingfor which Greenwood was BAFTA nominated, Wright’s Bodily Harm and Nature Boy; Paul Seed’s Ready When You Are Mr. McGill; Jean Stewart’s Loving You; Robert Bierman’s The Moonstone; Mike Barker’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall for which Greenwood was BAFTA nominated; Patrick Marber’s Performance: After Miss Julie; Chris Rawlence’s The King of Hearts and Peter Symes’ Black Daisies for the Bride.

Jacqueline Durran, Costume Designer

Jacqueline marks Barbie as her second outing with director Greta Gerwig having previously collaborated on Little Women which garnered Durran the Academy and BAFTA Awards for Best Costume Design, as well as Chicago Film Critics Association and Critic’s Choice Award nominations. Durran had previously won the Academy Award for Best Costume for Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina.

Durran’s many other collaborations with director Joe Wright comprise most recently Cyrano for which she was nominated for an Academy Award; Darkest Hour which garnered her both Academy and BAFTA nominations; Pan; The Soloist; Atonement for which she received Academy, BAFTA, Satellite and Costume Designers Guild Award nominations, and Pride and Prejudice for which Durran also received Academy and BAFTA award nominations.

Prior to Barbie, Durran collaborated with director Matt Reeves on The Batman and prior to this directors Pablo Larrain on Spencer and Sam Mendes on 1917. She worked with Mike Leigh on Peterloo and director Garth Davis on Mary Magdalene, and before this Bill Condon on Beauty and the Beast which garnered Durran Academy, BAFTA, Costume Designers Guild Award nominations and the Saturn Award for Best Costume Design.

A frequent collaborator with director Mike Leigh, Durran had previously designed costumes for Mr Turner for which she received both the Academy and BAFTA Award nominations; Another Year, Happy-Go-Lucky and Vera Drake. Other notable credits include Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth; Richard Ayoade’s The Double; Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Susanna White’s Nanny McPhee Returns; Sally Potter’s Yes and David Mackenzie’s Young Adam. Durran also designed for executive producer Steve McQueen’s BBC series Small Axe for which she received the BAFTA TV Award for Costume Design.

This event is for existing WFTV members only.

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