Masterclass with Theatre and Television Writers and Producers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran

Wednesday 20 January 2016, 7.00PM to 9pm

Speaker(s): Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran in conversation with Simon van der Borgh

Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran's work includes Birds of a Feather (BBC, 1989-98) and the International Emmy Award (1988) and BAFTA best comedy series (1991) winner The New Statesman. Find out more about Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.
Event for TFTV students.

Location: Scenic Theatre

Q&A with Oscar nominated Armando Iannucci

Saturday 23 January 2016, 10.00AM

Speaker(s): Armando Iannucci

Oscar nominated Armando Iannucci's credits span radio, film and television, and include The Thick of It, In the Loop, and Veep, whose fourth HBO season begins in April 2016. Listen to a Guardian podcast with Iannucci and Steve Coogan in conversation on 'how to be funny'.
Event for TFTV students.

Location: TFTV/116

Q&A with playwright David Edgar

Wednesday 27 January 2016, 2.30PM

Speaker(s): David Edgar in conversation with John Bowen

David is one of Britain's leading playwrights, who has written extensively
for the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, for whom he
wrote a multi-award winning adaptation of Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby. He
founded Britain's first playwriting MA and was President of the Writers'
Guild. Read Edgar's profile.
Event for TFTV students.

Location: Berrick Saul Building: The Treehouse

Masterclass with Screenwriter Tom de Ville

Wednesday 10 February 2016, 5.00PM to 6.30pm

Speaker(s): Tom de Ville in conversation with Alison Peirse

Tom de Ville, a screenwriter on NBC's Hannibal. Tom created and wrote the horror anthology Urban Gothic for Channel Five when he was 23. Since then he has developed horror projects with horror luminaries such as George Romero and Sam Raimi. His first feature script The Quiet Ones was chosen as one of Variety’s top unproduced British scripts in 2007 and was picked up by Hammer Films and released in 2014. He recently directed Maisie Williams (Arya Stark, Game of Thrones) in his short film Corvidae.

Tom will focus on the process of storytelling and story development, as well as discussing the distinctions between writing for film and television, and in the UK and the States. Find out more about Tom de Ville.
Event for TFTV students, places limited.

Location: TFTV/116

Masterclass with Senior Games Designer Catherine Woolley

Wednesday 2 March 2016, 5.00PM to 6.30pm

Speaker(s): Catherine Woolley in conversation with Alison Peirse

After graduating with a degree in Games Design, Catherine worked at EA Bright Light for two years, creating a series of interactive books for the Nintendo DS called Flips, before working on the final two titles in the Harry Potter game series. Catherine moved to Creative Assembly in 2011 where she worked on Alien: Isolation on the studio's console team. She has twice been named in MCV magazine’s ‘Top 100 Women in Games’ initiative and is now a Senior Designer at Creative Assembly.  Catherine was recently awarded a BAFTA Breakthrough BRIT 2015.
Event for TFTV students.

Location: TFTV/116

Masterclass with Game Designer and Game Artist Jon Hare

Wednesday 20 April 2016, 5.00PM to 6.30pm

Speaker(s): Jon Hare in conversation with Paolo Ruffino

Jon Hare is CEO of Tower Studios and has a rich history in the business of computer games - his primary roles within the industry have been those of business development, creative direction and games promotion. Jon is one of the most highly rated games designers in Europe having been creative director or lead designer on over 30 games in the last 27 years on over 20 formats, from Sinclair Spectrum to Apple iPad. Find out more about Jon Hare.
Event for TFTV students.

Location: TFTV/116