Friday, 12 October 2012

September Drinks with Angeli Macfarlane

 A huge thank you to Angeli Macfarlane, September’s special guest, for another great night of In Development drinks.

Head of Development at Altered Image, and a particularly insightful script editor, Angeli has recently worked on films including THE GUARD (John McDonagh), I AM SLAVE (Gabriel Range) and JUNKHEARTS (Tinge Krishnan). She previously worked with new filmmakers at Pathé, Film4 and the First Film Foundation; works internationally on features in English, French and Italian; and has lectured in screenwriting and film and television development in Europe, the Middle East and Australia.

Known to many of us through her brilliant training on the Script Factory and National Film and Television School's Diploma in Script Development, it was lovely to catch up, and hear her many words of wisdom about development, screenwriting and filmmaking. It was also great to meet some new members. Thanks to everyone, both ‘old’ and new, for coming along!

And on the subject of new members, last month marked the NFTS’s launch of the Script Development Diploma, as sole managers of the course, with a brand new intake of students.

To celebrate the ongoing success of this training – and because we’ve had him in mind as a special guest since we started In Development! – we’ll be joined for our October drinks by prolific producer, and Director of the National Film and Television School, Nik Powell. We hope this year’s class can join us!

From setting up Virgin Records with Richard Branson in the early 1970s, Nik made the move into the film industry and was Executive Producer and Producer on films including THE COMPANY OF WOLVES, MONA LISA, THE CRYING GAME, CALENDAR GIRLS, BACKBEAT, TWENTY FOUR SEVEN, LITTLE VOICE and LADIES IN LAVENDER. He is currently chairman of the BAFTA film committee. You can read more about him here.

Anyone who has ever met Nik knows he has lots of stories to tell, so this is set to be a great night. Invites are on the way.

If you work in drama or comedy development (at all levels), and would like to join us at this event, or our future monthly drinks, you are very welcome! Please do get in touch to be added to our mailing list.

Hannah and Sarah x

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