A VISIT TO WORKINg TITLE FILMS 28th September 2017 On the 28th September, a group of Lower Sixth Theatre Studies students including myself had the opportunity to visit the Headquarters of Working Title Films in central London. We arrived in the early evening to a welcoming reception of a few ‘runners’, who took us on a fascinating tour of the offices in the building. We saw a variety of jobs that took place, including movie editors sitting in studios with huge screens, to the executive producers’ top offices where many eminent actors had previously spent time in! Later in the evening, we chatted to OCs and current College parents who had come to watch Victoria and Abdul, Working Titles newly released film in their private screening rooms. Having been told the likes of Stephen Hawkins had sat and watched in that very plush cinema we were so excited! It was brilliant to see Bafta 2017 Best Actor Winner and OC Adeel Aktar (OJ & NH, 1999) in action as Mohammed. The movie was great and even more enjoyable having been sat in those mammoth leather seats. Overall, it was an amazing experience to have been able to visit a company so renowned for their immensely popular films. Thank you very much to Tim Bevan (H, 1976), co-founder of Working Title Films, for this opportunity. ■
by Bella Barber (L6th, A)
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