Tue, 30 Mar | Online webinar, Screening

Q&A: In conversation with Emerald Fennell, writer-director of Promising Young Woman

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Q&A: In conversation with Emerald Fennell, writer-director of Promising Young Woman

Time & Location

30 Mar, 18:00 – 19:00
Online webinar, Screening

About the Event

From ground-breaking Academy Award® nominated writer/director/producer Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve), Promising Young Woman is a bold, new vision that has ignited a debate starring Academy Award® Nominee Carey Mulligan as ‘Cassie’; a wickedly smart but singularly focused woman, who in order to overcome events from her past, lives a double life by night. Following an unexpected encounter, Cassie is given the chance to right the wrongs of the past. Nominated for 5 Oscars and 6 BAFTAs, the film also stars Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Clancy Brown, Jennifer Coolidge, Laverne Cox, Chris Lowell, Molly Shannon, and Connie Britton.

Join WFTV for a conversation with Emerald Fennell, writer-director of the BAFTA and Academy Award® nominated, Promising Young Woman.

Hosted by Wendy Mitchell, Emerald will be sharing behind the scenes insight to the making of the new genre-bending film, which fuses elements of romantic comedy and thriller to spotlight longstanding gender issues through a story of female power.

Film spoilers will be revealed during the talk so all members should watch the film prior to the Q&A event. 

Watch the trailer here.

Emerald Fennell, Writer, director, and producer

Emerald is an Emmy® and Academy Award® nominated writer, director, actress and author who has established herself as a multihyphenate in theatre, film and television.

Fennell can currently be seen in Season 3 of The Crown playing Camilla Parker Bowles. Prior to that, she served as Head Writer on Season 2 of Killing Eve, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe. She is currently writing a contemporary musical stage version of Cinderella alongside Andrew Lloyd Weber. Fennell’s debut short, Careful How You Go, which she wrote and directed, premiered at Sundance in 2019. Her recent on-camera film credits include The Danish Girl, Pan and Anna Karenina.

Emerald Fennell is the writer and director of Promising Young Woman.

Wendy Mitchell, Host

Wendy Mitchell is a journalist, moderator and film festival consultant. She is a contributing editor at ScreenDaily, where she previously served as editor in chief, and is the editor of the European Film Academy‘s Close-up magazine. She is the Nordic and UK delegate for the San Sebastian Film Festival and a consultant for the International Film Festival Rotterdam – IFFR, Zürich International Film Festival and Zürich Summit and Connext by Flanders Image. In the US, she previously worked on staff at Entertainment Weekly, IndieWire and Rolling Stone.

Event Schedule:

17:55: Please join the webinar

18:00-18:45: Webinar begins, Wendy Mitchell in conversation with Emerald Fennell 

18:45-19:00: Audience Q&A opens

How will the online event work?

This Q&A event will be live streamed via Zoom.us. Viewing details for the Q&A will be included in your booking confirmation.

To receive a film screener, WFTV members must have registered before 17:00 on Monday 29 March.

Attending participants of the Q&A event will not be visible to others and will be muted throughout the session. After the talk, there will be an opportunity for audience members to ask their questions to the speakers by using the Q&A feature.

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

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  • 1 hour

    Q&A: In conversation with Emerald Fennell, writer-director of Promising Young Woman

    Online event, Webinar
  • WFTV - Q&A Event Only