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Thu, 25 Nov


Electric Cinema

The Power of the Dog Screening followed by Q&A with Producer Tanya Seghatchian

Join us for an in person screening of The Power of the Dog followed by a Q&A with Producer Tanya Seghatchian at Electric Cinema Portobello in London.

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The Power of the Dog Screening followed by Q&A with Producer Tanya Seghatchian
The Power of the Dog Screening followed by Q&A with Producer Tanya Seghatchian

Time & Location

25 Nov 2021, 18:30 – 22:00 GMT

Electric Cinema, 191 Portobello Rd, London W11 2ED, UK

About the Event

**Please note this is an in-person event.**

**This event is now sold out, if you wish to be added to the waitlist please email**

Thursday 25 November 2021, 18:30 – 22:00

Electric Cinema | 191 Portobello Rd | London W11 2ED

Join WFTV and Netflix for a special screening of The Power of the Dog at the Electric Cinema Portobello. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Producer Tanya Seghatchian.

British film and TV producer Tanya Seghatchian will speak about her journey working with Jane Campion and producing The Power of the Dog, what she looks for in projects and advice for producers.

There will be an opportunity to enjoy a drink following the Q&A and to network with other WFTV members.

The Power of the Dog

Severe, pale-eyed, handsome, Phil Burbank is brutally beguiling. All of Phil’s romance, power and fragility is trapped in the past and in the land: He can castrate a bull calf with two swift slashes of his knife; he swims naked in the river, smearing his body with mud. He is a cowboy as raw as his hides.

The year is 1925. The Burbank brothers are wealthy ranchers in Montana. At the Red Mill restaurant on their way to market, the brothers meet Rose, the widowed proprietress, and her impressionable son Peter. Phil behaves so cruelly he drives them both to tears, revelling in their hurt and rousing his fellow cowhands to laughter – all except his brother George, who comforts Rose then returns to marry her.

As Phil swings between fury and cunning, his taunting of Rose takes an eerie form – he hovers at the edges of her vision, whistling a tune she can no longer play. His mockery of her son is more overt, amplified by the cheering of Phil’s cowhand disciples. Then Phil appears to take the boy under his wing. Is this latest gesture a softening that leaves Phil exposed, or a plot twisting further into menace?

Tanya Seghatchian, Producer

Tanya Seghatchian is a British film and TV producer and the co-founder of Brightstar, a London based production company (with The Power of the Dog Executive Producer John Woodward). Tanya produced Pawel Pawlikowski’s feature Cold War which won the Best Director Palme at Cannes. She began her career in film by playing a pivotal role on the Harry Potterfilm franchise. She brought the books into Heyday Films, developing and producing the first four Potter films for Warner Bros, with David Heyman, J.K Rowling, Steve Kloves and directors Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuaron and Mike Newell. She went on to run the government backed film production and development funds in the UK at the British Film Institute /UKFC, where she invested in both Jane Campion’s Bright Star and See Saw’s The King’s Speech. She was also responsible for investing in a generation of award-winning UK filmmakers including Andrea Arnold, Armando Iannucci, James Marsh, Lynne Ramsay, Steve McQueen, Jonathan Glazer and Martin McDonagh. Her television work includes Executive Producing Peter Morgan’s Netflix TV drama series The Crown.

Event Schedule:

18:30 Arrivals

19:00 Screening

21:17 Q&A with Tanya begins

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

COVID-19 and WFTV Events

We want to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19 to make our events as safe as possible. Our COVID-19 safety measures will be updated according to UK government guidelines, but it is requested that you please read and adhere to the following:

  1. Regular use of hand sanitiser, which will be available at the event.
  2. Presenting proof of vaccination:
  • NHS COVID Pass (England)
  • Vaccination Status Letter (Scotland)
  • Welsh NHS COVID Pass (Wales)
  • COVIDCert NI app (Northern Ireland)
  • EU COVID Certificate (Europe)

OR a negative lateral flow test result, registered with and showing a result (by text or email) from the NHS within 24 hours of the event.


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