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LAUNCHPAD AT HAY RICHARD BOOTH’S BOOKSHO P CINEMA H A Y - O N - W Y E , 2 6 TH - 2 8 TH M A Y


BFI NET.WORK WALES

The BFI NET.WORK is a new UK-wide talent development programme for new and emerging film writers, directors and producers. The BFI is committed to discovering and supporting the next generation of British filmmaking talent and launched its flagship Talent NET.WORK in 2013 at the Brief Encounters Festival. The Talent NET.WORK will be delivered by its national partners, Ffilm Cymru Wales, Creative England, Creative Scotland and Northern Ireland Screen, as well as Film London. NET.WORK executives across the UK will work collaboratively and maintain close liaison with BFI colleagues.

For Welsh born and/or resident talent, Ffilm Cymru Wales will offer opportunities such as:

• Specialist labs and masterclasses • Surgeries and preparatory market sessions • Short film schemes and sector partnerships • Improved talent networks & peer to peer support • Bespoke mentoring and development funding for talent and projects • Talent showcasing, script reading and networking

BFINetworkWales


LAUNCHPAD AT HAY

BFI NET.WORK Wales present their latest Launchpad event for filmmakers at this year’s Hay Literature Festival. Richard Booth’s Bookshop in picturesque Hay-on-Wye hosts three days of directors’ and writers’ talent labs, film finance meetings, workshops on book-to-film adaptations, talent surgeries, script readings and masterclasses. This event also features screenings of Lenny Abrahamson’s new film Frank, starring Michael Fassbender, in the bookshop’s beautiful boutique cinema. Abrahamson himself heads an impressive cast of expert speakers including those from Film4, BBC Films and Pinewood, Emmy-winning director Marina Zenovich, writer-producer Peter G Morgan, LA producer Dan Lupovitz, Josh Hyams of Revolution Films, media lawyer Anwen Griffiths, Element Pictures’ Ed Guiney, screenwriter and playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Western Edge Pictures writer-producer Vaughan Sivell, Story Consultant Angeli Macfarlane and Film and Digital Media PhD Maggie Parke.


TIMETABLE M O N D A Y 2 6TH M A Y

Yoga Studio

Cafe

Cinema

Bookshop

Balcony / Gallery

09:00

Registration

09:30 10:00 10:30

Marina Zenovich Documentary Directors’ Lab

Anwen Griffiths Underlying Rights £10.00

11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30

Writers’ Labs

Coffee

£3.00

Dan Lupovitz Creative producing, international co-productions & finance. £10.00

13:00

Lunch

13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00

£10.00

BBC Films Nichola Martin £10.00

Franki Goodwin

Asset Strategy: Using your film to sell your film £10.00

Tea

£3.00

Vaughan Sivell Cheap is not a Genre £5.00

17:30

Pitching Hour

18:00 18:30 19:00

Maggie Parke Films & Fans £5.00

19:30 20:00

£2.00

20:30

Frank Screening

21:00

(Tickets from Booth’s Books)

£8.00

Drinks Reception Book Launch By invitation only

21:30 22:00

Pay in cash or cheque on the day or contact greg@ffilmcymruwales.com / 07975755466


TIMETABLE T U E S D A Y 2 7TH M A Y

Cafe

Cinema

Yoga Studio

Bookshop

Balcony / Gallery

09:00

Registration

09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00

Lenny Abrahamson Directors’ Lab

United Agents:

Writers’ Labs

Yasmin McDonald & Georgina Gordon-Smith £10.00

Coffee

£3.00

Ed Guiney Producer Session £10.00

12:30 13:00

Lunch

13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30

John Brabourne Award: Dhiraj Mahey FREE Pinewood Wales Steve Christian Production & Funding Opportunities £10.00

16:00 16:30 17:00

£10.00

Tea

£3.00

PG Morgan & Marina Zenovich Tea Time Talk £5.00

17:30

Pitching Hour

18:00

£2.00

18:30 19:00 19:30

Frank Screening

20:00

(Tickets from Booth’s Books)

£8.00

20:30 21:00

Q&A

21:30 22:00

Pay in cash or cheque on the day or contact greg@ffilmcymruwales.com / 07975755466


TIMETABLE

W E D N E S D A Y 2 8TH M A Y

Yoga Studio

Cafe

Cinema

Bookshop

Balcony / Gallery

09:00

Registration

09:30 10:00 10:30

Angeli MacFarlane Adaptation Lab

11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30

Writers’ Labs

Film4: Tom Leggett £10.00 Coffee

£3.00

Lenny Abrahamson & Ed Guiney Case Study Q&A: Frank £10.00

13:00

Lunch

13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30

Ida Screening + Q&A with Rebecca Lenkiewicz £8.00 (Tickets from Booth’s Books)

16:00 16:30 17:00

£10.00

Tea

£3.00

Josh Hyams Revolution £5.00

17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:30

Pitching Hour Frank Screening £8.00

(Tickets from Booth’s Books)

20:00 20:30

£2.00

Script Reading: Dear Norman Mailer £5.00

21:00 21:30 22:00

Don’t Look Now Screening Hay Castle

£10.00

(Tickets from Booth’s Books)

Pay in cash or cheque on the day or contact greg@ffilmcymruwales.com / 07975755466


TALENT LABS WRITERS’ LABS

£250 26th, 27th and 28th (N.B. Participants must be able to attend all three days and apply with a feature length screenplay by 12pm Friday 2nd 2014. 10 screenwriters will be selected on the quality of their work). Based on the Moonstone/Sundance model of screenwriting labs, selected participants will have individual 1-2-1 intensive hour long sessions on their feature screenplays with three professional screenwriting mentors (Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Peter G. Morgan and Vaughan Sivell) as well as group sessions over the course of three days and have the opportunity to attend talks, masterclasses, screenings and market focussed sessions as well as networking with a range of industry professionals. Price includes buffet lunch, coffee & tea all three days, free entry to masterclasses and talks (not including Directors’ Labs), Pitching Hour, networking drinks reception, Tuesday screening of Frank, Wednesday matinee screening of Ida and script reading of Dear Norman Mailer, as well as a 10% discount for Adaptations Lab with Angeli Macfarlane. Applicants for the Writers’ Lab should send a feature length screenplay in PDF or Final Draft format along with a CV and expression of interest clearly outlining where you are in your career and how this lab would benefit you or your project, to the Talent Network Manager Tracy Spottiswoode: tracy@ffilmcymruwales.com

1-2-1 MEETINGS & MENTORING All Launchpad participants will also have an opportunity to apply to be selected for a half hour 1-2-1 meeting with BBC Films, Film4, Dan Lupovitz, Ed Guiney, Anwen Griffiths, a Literary Agent and a skype 1-2-1 with Dr. Maggie Parke. Expressions of interest in booking a 1-2-1, clearly stating what you would like to discuss and how you feel the session would benefit your career, company or feature project should be sent to the Talent Network Manager, Tracy Spottiswoode: tracy@ffilmcymruwales.com Deadline for applications: 5pm Monday 12th May


TALENT LABS DIRECTORS’ LABS

DOCUMENTARY DIRECTORS’ LAB - MARINA ZENOVICH £110 Monday 26th May, 10am-5pm

A one day lab with Emmy-winning documentary director Marina Zenovich. Marina’s lab will focus on two key skills of documentary making: finding your story and getting the best out of your interviewees. In the story-telling segment, Marina will use examples from her own work and those of other documentary makers to show how character and incident can build compelling non-fiction narratives. In the interviewing segment, course participants will discuss what makes a great interview and then put these principles into practice in the field. Participants should bring their own video camera to the workshop. In addition, they should bring a one page proposal of a current project for group discussion and development. Price includes buffet lunch, coffee & tea, free entry to Films & Fans (Dr Maggie Parke), Pitching Hour and networking Drinks Reception Applicants will be selected for a limited number of places and should apply in writing to the Talent Network Manager Tracy Spottiswoode: tracy@ffilmcymruwales.com with expressions of interest and CV, stating how the lab will benefit you or your project. Deadline for applications: 12pm Friday 16th May

DRAMA DIRECTORS’ LAB - LENNY ABRAHAMSON £150 Tuesday 27th May, 10am-5pm

A one day lab with award winning director Lenny Abrahamson. A practical, hands on lab in which Directors will have a chance to work on scenes with professional actors, a DoP and guidance from experienced director-mentor Lenny Abrahamson. Selected participants will have the opportunity to test ideas in a structured context. The lab will particularly suit directors who are currently making, or about to embark on making, a short film or feature. During the one day lab, Lenny Abrahamson will:

• • • • • • •

talk about his own work, career path and influences, with short film clips examine the progression from script to screen, with early versions of scenes from Frank analyse the evolution of ‘takes’ discuss the anatomy of a scene and how to break it down work with a selection of participants’ own scenes of up to 3 characters, using professional actors screen short films to discuss the range of possibilities, tones, genres identify what a director needs to make the most effective short and how to find a directorial ‘voice’

Applicants will be selected for a limited number of places and should apply in writing with expressions of interest and CV, stating how the lab will benefit you or your project. If you have a project you are currently working on, then please include a one paragraph synopsis outlining story, genre and intention. Applications should be sent to the Talent Network Manager, Tracy Spottiswoode: tracy@ffilmcymruwales.com Deadline for applications: 12pm Friday 16th May


WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES M O N D A Y 2 6 TH M A Y UNDERLYING RIGHTS

An introduction to Film & TV Option Agreements and Life Rights Agreements Anwen Griffiths, Media Lawyer at Sheridans 10:00 - 11:00 Ever wondered why lawyers start blinking rapidly when you mention you’re yet to formally contract with an underlying rights holder, an option has expired or the main protagonist of your biographical project has washed their hands of the production? The purpose of the talk is to give a brief outline as to the legal issues at play when looking to base a film or TV series on an underlying work or on living people, peppered with practical advice and anecdotes along the way. It will also give an insight into the structuring and shape of those arrangements in the current marketplace, based on the type of deals Sheridans Film and TV partner Anwen Griffiths sees from day to day and hopefully, therefore, keep those blinking lawyers at bay. Dan Lupovitz, Producer – Big Bad Wolf Productions 11:30 - 13:00 Creative process, working with talent, international co-productions and film finance. Nichola Martin – Development Executive, BBC Films 14:00 - 15:00 BBC Films Development Slate, identifying & supporting talent, BBC Films Network.

FILMS & FANS

Dr Maggie Parke - PhD Film & Digital Media, Head of Development at Elfin Productions Live streaming from San Diego 18:30 - 20:00 Research and industry activities involving event film adaptation and fan management. Fans have more access than ever with the immediacy of the internet and social sharing on digital platforms, sometimes making the creative process a treacherous path. How have filmmakers historically managed this vociferous population, both successfully and unsuccessfully, and how might it affect their box office returns and popular reception? Discussion of research and practices for fan engagement and audience management, with Q & A Networking Drinks Reception 19:30


WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES T U E S D A Y 2 7 TH M A Y UNITED AGENTS

Yasmin McDonald & Georgina Gordon-Smith 10:00 - 11:00 What is involved in the business of being an agent, how you get one and why you might need one, how producers can build talent relationships in conjunction with an agent Ed Guiney, Producer – Element Pictures 11:30 - 13:00 Producer focus session: developing a slate of projects, raising finance, international co-productions, self-distribution and taking to market.

JOHN BRABOURNE AWARD

Dhiraj Mahey 14:00 - 15:00 The John Brabourne Awards (JBA’s) are a talent development programme providing financial assistance of between £1,000 and £5,000 to individuals working behind the scenes in the Film and TV industries.

PINEWOOD WALES

Steve Christian, Director, Pinewood Pictures 15:00 - 16:00 Production and finance opportunities & new £30m Media Investment Fund.

TEA TIME TALK

P.G. Morgan (writer-producer) & Marina Zenovich (director) 16:30 - 17:30 Writer & director partnership, making the transition from documentary to drama. Featuring selected excerpts of award winning documentary films.

FRANK

Screening + Q&A with director Lenny Abrahamson & producer Ed Guiney 19:30


WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES W E D N E S D A Y 2 8 TH M A Y

Tom Leggett – Senior Development Editor, Film4 10:00 - 11:00 Film4 Development Slate; identifying and supporting new talent and projects.

FRANK – A CASE STUDY

Q & A with producer Ed Guiney & director Lenny Abrahamson 11:30 - 13:00 The process of optioning the novel, adapting, developing, financing, producing & marketing the film Frank.

IDA

Screening + Q&A with writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz 14:00 - 16:00 Josh Hyams – Producer, Revolution Films Q & A with excerpts of films from Revolution’s production slate 16:30 - 17:30 Development, Producing & Co-Producing with Revolution.

DEAR NORMAN MAILER

Script Reading 19:00 - 21:00 Written by PG Morgan and directed by Marina Zenovich. True story. American novelist Norman Mailer introduces a convicted murderer with literary aspirations to New York high society, with tragic consequences.

ADAPTING STORIES FOR FILM Angeli Macfarlane £65 Wednesday 28th May 10:00 - 17:30

This one day session will look at adapting stories, ideas and events for feature film development. The morning session will be devoted to the adaptation of fictional material. Films that will be referred to include Slumdog Millionaire (wr Simon Beaufoy, source material Q&A Vikas Swarup), Brokeback Mountain (wrs Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry, source material Annie Proulx) and 12 Years A Slave (wr John Ridley, source material Solomon Northup). The session will cover subjects such as: understanding and developing the source material in terms of its core emotion, character balance and structure. The afternoon session will consider how to develop fictional material from true stories. The session will include reference to I Am Slave (wr Jeremy Brock). This session will cover topics such as finding narrative structure in a factual story, addressing the episodic nature of real people’s lives and the importance of research.


EXPERT SPEAKERS BIOGRAPHIES ANGELI MACFARLANE Angeli Macfarlane is a film and TV script editor and consultant. She provides development consultancy to British, European, Australian and US production companies. Her current clients include writing and directing talent Mat Whitecross, Gabriel Range for Sony TV, Emily Ballou for BBC Scotland and Joan Sauers for Screen Australia. She is also co-producer for Altered Image on feature Costa Rica and Lust For Life. Previously Angeli has worked on many projects films while at Pathé, Film4, and at Altered Image where their films received an Emmy, RTS Best Film, Banff Best Film and BAFTA nominations and included Death Of A President and I Am Slave, written by Jeremy Brock.

ANWEN GRIFFITHS Media Lawyer, Sheridans

Anwen worked in development and production for independent film and television companies including for US producers and Oscar nominated UK producers, before she qualified as a finance lawyer to act for studios, private equity houses, broadcasters, banks and other funding institutions. She specialises in the production, financing and distribution of feature films and TV programmes, using her production knowledge and banking background to provide a multidisciplined service to filmmakers and investors. Projects Anwen has advised on include Hinterland, Rush, Half of a Yellow Sun, Mrs Brown D’Movie and The Moon And The Sun (currently shooting with Pierce Brosnan).

DAN LUPOVITZ Dan’s movie career began as a production assistant for famed horror Director George Romero on Dawn Of the Dead followed by a stint with Coppola’s company American Zoetrope. Work for Warner Bros. was followed by producing an Emmy nominated TV film Mrs. Cage, Search and Destroy, (E.P Martin Scorcese) and Simpatico starring Jeff Bridges, dir. Matthew Warchus. Dan then went to the UK and produced Death Defying Acts starring Catherine Zeta Jones and Guy Pearce and Good, starring Viggo Mortenson, also financed with international partners. In Britain Dan learned to connect with UK financing, international and European financial players and Euro treaty co-productions. With Billy Elliott producer Jon Finn, he co-produced the Wales set Hunky Dory, directed by Marc Evans. He is developing the adaptation of the Rose Tremain novel Music And Silence with BBC Films, Dirty Pictures by Welsh writer James Rourke and Stealing Johnny Dead, dir. Dean Parisot.

DHIRAJ MAHEY The John Brabourne Awards (JBAs) are a talent development programme providing financial assistance of between £1,000 and £5,000 to individuals working behind the scenes in the Film and TV industries. The JBAs are headed up by Dhiraj Mahey who is an independent producer and consultant to the CTBF.

ED GUINEY Ed Guiney is a producer and company director of Ireland based production and distribution company Element Pictures which he set up with fellow producer Andrew Lowe. For Element, Ed produced Frank, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, which recently received critical acclaim at Sundance. He also produced The Guard, Shadow Dancer, Ripper Street, The Magdalene Sisters, Little Matador, Death Of A President and This Must Be the Place.


EXPERT SPEAKERS BIOGRAPHIES

GEORGINA GORDON-SMITH Georgina Gordon-Smith set up the book to film/TV department at United Agents in 2008 and currently represents underlying rights for United Agents, AP Watt (who were acquired by UA in 2012) and Ed Victor Ltd, as well as a number of screenwriters and directors. Clients include the Estate of Vera Brittain whose biography, Testament Of Youth is currently in production for Heyday/BBC Films, the 2013 Booker winner Eleanor Catton, novelist and screenwriter, Patrick Neate and the director, MJ Delaney. Prior to UA, Georgina has worked for PFD, BBC Drama, ICM (now Independent), Sky News, TransAtlantic Films and the Hay Festival. She was born and bred in Crickhowell; her lack of Welsh language skills are a constant source of disappointment to her family.

JOSH HYAMS

Producer and Head of Development at Revolution Films Since joining Revolution development credits have included Ron Howard’s Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated Rush, Good Vibrations, multi award winning C4 drama The Red Riding Trilogy and BAFTA award winners The Unloved and The Trip, starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. Josh acted as Associate Producer on Trishna starring Freida Pinto and Riz Ahmed, and Associate Producer on the BAFTA nominated C4 film Everyday. In 2012 he co-produced BIFA award winning The Look Of Love starring Steve Coogan as Paul Raymond, funded by Film 4. Josh is Co-Producer on The Trip To Italy starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. The feature cut received its world premiere at Sundance 2014 and the six part series has been on BBC 2. He has developed and is Co-Producer on the BBC Films production The Face Of An Angel, currently in post-production. Previous to joining the company full time in 2008 he worked as Production Manager and co-ordinator on Genova (2009), Venus (2006), Severance (2006), Alpha Male (2005) and Enduring Love (2004).

LENNY ABRAHAMSON Lenny Abrahamson was born in Dublin and his first short film, 3 Joes, won the Best European Short Film Award at the 1991 Cork Film Festival and the Organiser’s Award at the 1992 Oberhausen Short Film Festival. He directed numerous commercials for television in Ireland, the UK and worldwide before taking the helm on his first feature film, Adam & Paul, a stylized downbeat comedy which won Best First Feature award at the 2004 Galway Film Fleadh and the Grand Prix at the 2005 Sofia International Film Festival. His second feature film, Garage, was selected for Director’s Fortnight at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and won the CICAE Art and Essai award. The film also won the awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Script and Best Actor at the 2008 Irish Film and Television Awards. What Richard Did, his third feature, was released in 2012 to critical acclaim. His fourth feature, Frank, based on Jon Ronson’s book about eccentric musician Frank Sidebottom, will be screening at Launchpad in Hay followed by a Q & A with Lenny and producer Ed Guiney of Element Pictures.

MAGGIE PARKE Dr Maggie Parke is an American who did her MA and PhD at Bangor University, the latter in Film and Digital Media, studying the adaptation of the Event Film and Fan Management, conducting her research on the sets of Twilight, Captain America, Oscar Shortlisted Love at First Sight and at Turbine Game Studios, who make The Lord of the Rings: Online. She is a featured columnist for PagetoPremiere.com and gives lectures and teaches adaptation workshops across the US. Maggie has an understanding of the commercial appeal of a project, of traditional script editing and development, and the communication and interactions of fans in a digital world. She consults on Fan Management, and works as Head of Development for Elfin Productions, as a Reader and script editor for Film Agency Wales, Editor and Consultant for Gravy Media and Freelance editor. She also works for Bangor as a Country Manager for North and South America.


EXPERT SPEAKERS BIOGRAPHIES MARINA ZENOVICH Marina Zenovich is an Emmy-winning documentary director and producer, best known for Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic and Who is Bernard Tapie? Wanted and Desired played at the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals to great acclaim and won Emmys for Outstanding Direction and Writing. Omit the Logic recently won the NAACP Image Award for Best Television Documentary. Marina’s past work includes Independent’s Day, about the struggles of independent filmmakers, set in Park City, Utah, and Estonia Dreams of Eurovision! (BBC) about the wacky world of Estonia as it prepares to host the Eurovision Song Contest.

NICHOLA MARTIN Nichola is a Development Executive at BBC Films, where her recent credits include Stephen Frears’ Philomena and Saul Dibb’s Suite Francaise. In 2012 she produced MJ Delaney’s acclaimed debut feature Powder Room. From 2004-2011 she was Development Executive at Ealing Studios, where she worked on over 10 features, including the hit St. Trinian’s franchise, John Landis’ Burke & Hare, Stephan Elliott’s Easy Virtue and Ol Parker’s Imagine Me & You.

PETER G. MORGAN P.G. Morgan has carved out an international career as both a writer and producer. He was the writer/co-producer of the Emmy-winning documentary Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (HBO/BBC) as well as Revenge of the Electric Car (PBS/C4) - a follow up to the classic Sony Pictures documentary, Who Killed the Electric Car? He has written popular drama for ITV, BBC1 and BBC2 and is currently writing a TV pilot for the US company Anonymous Content. In addition, with funding from Film Agency Wales, P.G. is developing the feature Dear Norman Mailer, based on the life of the great American writer. The screenplay will receive a rehearsed reading as part of Launchpad at Hay, directed by Marina Zenovich.

REBECCA LENKIEWICZ Rebecca Lenkiewicz is an award winning playwright, having had both original and adapted work commissioned and performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre, Old Vic and the Soho Theatre. Lenkiewicz has written the screenplays for Secret Diary of a Call Girl, The Sea Change for Ealing Studios to be directed by Kristen Scott Thomas and Alone in Libya for Rare Day TV. She also co-wrote the film Ida (2013) for Portobello films, along with director Paweł Pawlikowski (My Summer Of Love) which won the Best Film Award at the London Film Festival in 2013. The film is set in Poland in the 1960s and is the story of what happens when a novitiate nun goes to meet her Aunt and last surviving relative. It will be released later this year.

STEVE CHRISTIAN Director, Pinewood Studios

Steve Christian is responsible for investment in film and content. Steve has been instrumental in the financing of over 100 film and television projects since 1995 and currently oversees the commercial media investment budgets for both the IOM and Welsh Governments. His credits include Waking Ned, The Libertine, Revolver, Miss Potter, Chico and Rita and the recently announced Spooks: The Greater Good.

TOM LEGGETT

Senior Development Editor, Film4 At Film4, Tom works across the existing development slate as well as looking for new filmmakers and projects for Film4 to support. Prior to joining Film4 in 2012, Tom worked as a Development Executive for Element Pictures. He previously worked for the Weinstein Company as a Production and Acquisitions Exec and in Production and Acquisitions for Universal Pictures International (UPI). In addition to his work in the industry, Tom has produced several award winning Short Films, which have played at both Cannes & Berlin Film Festivals. He studied an MA in Producing at the National Film and Television School and did his undergraduate degree in English Literature at Trinity College, Cambridge.


EXPERT SPEAKERS BIOGRAPHIES VAUGHAN SIVELL Vaughan is a Director, Writer, Producer and CEO of Western Edge Pictures, which he founded in 2008. His first feature film, Third Star, which he wrote and produced, closed the Edinburgh Film Festival in 2010 and screened at festivals all over the world creating a global fan base. The Third Star script was high on the prestigious Brit-list in 2008 and in 2010 was nominated for a BAFTA Cymru. The same year Vaughan produced his first play, the critically acclaimed Eigengrau which transferred to “Brits off Broadway” after a sell out run at the Bush Theatre. Vaughan grew up in West Wales and decided by the age of 10 that he was going to make films, firstly as an actor, then as writer, working for major UK broadcasters and production companies. Since Third Star Vaughan has focused on growing WEP’s diverse slate and the establishment of source finance company Gennaker. The Canal - part-funded by Gennaker - recently premiered at Tribeca. Vaughan is currently producing and directing feature doc Mr. Calzaghe and is set to direct drama feature Bloodlines later this year.

YASMIN MCDONALD Yasmin McDonald began her agenting career in 2005 at AP Watt, the world’s first literary agency, where she specialised in the sale of book adaptation rights. In 2012 she joined the dedicated Book to Film&TV Department at United Agents, where she also represents a select list of screenwriters and directors. Clients include John O’Farrell, Alex von Tunzelmann, Paul Murray, Joe Dunthorne, Patrick Gale and Nicholas Crane.


A beautiful boutique bookshop, cinema and cafe at the heart of picturesque Hay-on-Wye

RICHARD BOOTH‘S BOOKSHOP CINEMA

www.boothbooks.co.uk


An offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender), a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head, and his terrifying bandmate Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal). Richard Booth’s Bookshop Monday 26th May, 20:00 Tuesday 27th May, 19:30 (+ Q&A with director Lenny Abrahamson & producer Ed Guiney) Wednesday 28th May, 18:30 £8.00


SCRIPT READING

WRITTEN BY PG.MORGAN & DIRECTED BY MARINA ZENOVICH


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www.ffilmcymruwales.com

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