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Thu, 30 May

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Charlotte Street Hotel

Eric: In-Person Screening and Q&A with Abi Morgan, Lucy Forbes & Jane Featherstone

WFTV members are invited to this very special screening of brand new Netflix series Eric. The screening will include episode one and two, followed by a Q&A with creator and writer of the series, Abi Morgan, director Lucy Forbes and executive producer Jane Featherstone.

Eric: In-Person Screening and Q&A with Abi Morgan, Lucy Forbes & Jane Featherstone
Eric: In-Person Screening and Q&A with Abi Morgan, Lucy Forbes & Jane Featherstone

Time & Location

30 May 2024, 18:00 – 21:10 BST

Charlotte Street Hotel, 15-17 Charlotte St., London W1T 1RJ, UK

About the Event

WFTV members are invited to this very special screening of brand new Netflix series Eric. The screening will include epiosde one and two, followed by a Q&A with creator and writer of the series, Abi Morgan, director Lucy Forbes and executive producer Jane Featherstone

There will be an opportunity to have a drink and say hello to other WFTV members before the screening begins.

Date: Thursday 30th May

Location: Charlotte Street Hotel, 15-17 Charlotte Street, London W1T 1RJ

Event Schedule:

18:00: Guest Arrivals with welcome drinks

18:30: Episode one and two of Eric to start 

20:30: Q&A with creator and writer of the series, Abi Morgan, director Lucy Forbes and executive producer Jane Featherstone

21:10: Guest departures

Synopsis of Eric

Set in 1980s New York, "Eric" is a gripping thriller about Vincent, a prominent puppeteer whose life unravels when his son Edgar disappears. Overcome with guilt, Vincent clings to a puppet from Edgar's drawings — a blue monster puppet named Eric — believing that bringing him to life on his TV show will lead his son home. As Vincent’s progressively destructive behaviour alienates everyone around him, only the puppet, Eric, a delusion of necessity, is his sole ally in his search to find Edgar.

Abi Morgan, Creator and Writer

Abi is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Her plays include Skinned, Sleeping Around, Splendour (Paines Plough); Tiny Dynamite (Traverse); Tender (Hampstead Theatre);.Fugee (National Theatre), 27 (National Theatre of Scotland), Love Song (Frantic Assembly) and The Mistress Contract (Royal Court Theatre). Television work includes My Fragile Heart, Murder, Sex Traffic, Tsunami – The Aftermath, White Girl, Royal Wedding, Birdsong, The Hour, River and The Split. She is currently filming a new series for Netflix called Eric. Film writing credits include Brick Lane, Iron Lady, Shame, The Invisible Woman, Suffragette. Awards for her film and TV work include Baftas and an Emmy. Her first book, This Is Not A Pity Memoir, published by John Murray (UK) and Sugar 25 (US) is a Sunday Times Bestseller. Eric, her six part series for Netflix, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, is due to air on 30 May.

Lucy Forbes, Director

Featured on the Alice Initiative’s Emerging Female Directors list 2019 and amassing multiple awards for her work in just a few years of directing scripted drama, Lucy has rapidly earned international acclaim. With a background in comedy, Lucy directed a wide range of comedic talent in her early career, including Charlie Brooker, Doug Stanhope and Aisling Bea. Her narrative breakout was Kayleigh Llewellyn’s IN MY SKIN, produced by Expectation for the BBC, which won Lucy the BAFTA Cymru for Best Fiction Director and picked up the RTS Best Drama Series award. Lucy also served as lead director on the second series of Charlie Covell’s THE END OF THE F***ING WORLD (Clerkenwell/C4/Netflix). The series scooped the BAFTA award for Best Drama Series and Best Supporting Actress for Naomi Ackie. In 2021, Lucy directed the opening four episodes of THIS IS GOING TO HURT, based on Adam Kay’s best-selling medical memoir, produced by Sister Pictures for the BBC and AMC and starring Ben Whishaw, for which Lucy won the RTS Award for Best Drama Director. Lucy most recently directed and executive produced ERIC, a 6-part series written by Abi Morgan and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Gaby Hoffman, for Sister Pictures and Netflix.

Jane Featherstone, Executive Producer

As the former chief executive of Kudos and co-chairman of Shine UK, Jane’s pioneering vision brought quality drama to the mainstream During her tenure, Featherstone produced some of the UK’s most ground-breaking and best-loved dramas, from BAFTA-winning television series Broadchurch and Life on Mars, through to Spooks, The Hour and Utopia. Jane founded Sister Pictures in November 2015, and in 2019 became a co-founder of SISTER. Led by CEO Cindy Holland, CCO Jane Featherstone, and Executive Chair Elisabeth Murdoch, SISTER is an independent global entertainment group which develops, produces, and invests in visionary storytellers. Renowned for its phenomenal breadth of output, Jane has overseen production on Emmy and Bafta Award-winning Chernobyl (Sky/ HBO), The Split 1-3 (BBC One/AMC+); The Power (Prime Video); This is Going to Hurt (BBC/AMC); Giri/Haji (Netflix), Landscapers (SKY/HBO); Gangs of London (SKY/AMC); and most recently Passenger for ITV/Britbox. Forthcoming projects include Eric, Kaos and Black Doves, all for Netflix.

This event is for existing WFTV members only.

If you are not a member and would like to join, membership costs just £100 + VAT/yr , please click here or email admin@wftv.org.uk

At WFTV, we want our events to be accessible for everyone. If you have any access requirements, please let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please contact admin@wftv.org.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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