The World Is Truly A Stage: How Uk Writers Have Moved To And From Film, Series And Theatre (2021)
THUR 7 OCT, 14:00 – 15:00, VUE6
Writers want to write but often, have to conform to a single medium and stay within it. Join us for this panel of some of the UK most prolific writers who have forged their own paths across film, television and theatre.
With the proliferation of media available online, along with the ability to watch anything anywhere, the line defining film, series and even theatre has blurred considerably. At the heart of everything however – no matter the medium – is the story. A good story always travels beyond the screen or the stage. And what were once clear distinctions between screenwriter, playwright and series writer increasingly cease to exist. Exploring this issue, this panel comprises some of the best and most prolific writers working in the UK. They will discuss the freedom, challenges and opportunities for writers who work encompases various forms.
Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, His Dark Materials, This is England, Aeronauts and Help),
Lucy Prebble (Succession, I Hate Suzie, Secret Diary of a Call Girl)
Steven Knight (Spencer, Peaky Blinders, Locke, Taboo, Serenity, The Hundred-Foot Journey)
Moderated by Manori Ravindran, International Editor, Variety