Sex Education: Writing a Global Hit with Laurie Nunn and Selina Lim
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About the Event
Sex Education is back! It’s third season (released Friday 17 September) brings another year at Moordale with a new headteacher Hope (Jemima Kirke), who wants to return the school back to being a pillar of excellence. In this season, Otis (Asa Butterfield) is having casual sex, Aimee (Aimee Lou Wood) discovers feminism, Jean (Gillian Anderson) has a baby on the way, Eric (Ncuti Gatwa) and Adam (Connoer Swindells) are official, and we’ll hear more from Madam Groff (Samantha Spiro) too.
We’re joined by Sex Education creator, writer and executive producer, Laurie Nunn and Screenwriter Selina Lim. They will be sharing insights on the writers’ room, developing storylines and character development an production stories from this season. We will also hear about Laurie’s move towards becoming an executive producer and how the series has developed her career.
Laurie Nunn, Writer
Laurie is a writer of film, television and theatre. She studied writing and directing at the VCA school of Film and TV in Melbourne, and then completed an MA in screenwriting at the National Film and Television School in the UK. Since graduating, she has developed original projects with Eleven Film/Channel 4, Kudos Film and Television, Wigwam Films and Revolution Films.
Laurie’s first play King Brown was workshopped at the National Theatre Studio and went on to win a Judges award at the 2017 Bruntwood Prize 2017. Laurie is the creator of the original dramedy series Sex Education which is currently streaming on Netflix and was the winner of the WFTV New Talent Award in 2019.
Selina Lim, Screenwriter
Selina Lim is an award-winning and BAFTA-nominated screenwriter who has written for season three of Sex Education (Eleven Film/Netflix) and HANNA (NBC Universal/Amazon). Short films include Painkiller (BBC/B3 Media) with Benedict Wong, Keeping up with the Joneses (BFI/Lighthouse) with Maxine Peake and Adeel Akhtar and BBC Studios/Green Door’s Five By Five with Ruth Madeley. She is currently developing TV series with Eleven Film and Sarah Brocklehurst Productions. She has also been in the writers' room for season two of The Night Manager (BBC/Ink Factory/AMC) and written for continuing drama Hollyoaks (Channel 4/Lime Pictures).
Francine Stock, Host
Francine Stock is a broadcaster, critic and writer who has fronted a range of arts and current affairs programmes for BBC Television and Radio including Newsnight, Front Row and The Film Programme. Her published work includes novels, short stories and film criticism, as well as a study of the cultural and political influence of cinema, In Glorious Technicolor.
17:55: Please join the webinar waiting room
18:00: Francine in conversation with Laurie and Selina
18:45: Attendee Q&A opens
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