Starting with a pre-recorded video from Chris Moll, Head of Talent at Creative England, who explained how write2screen could help to develop talent in this area and what future plans at Creative England are.
There will be more follow-up over the next few days as we gather in videos, photographs and other materials from the conference to share with you
write2screen Adapting for the Screen sessions.
Friday 12 October 2012
10am Registration/Coffee in the bar
10:30 Welcome: Lucy Ward, Project Lead, write2screen network
10:35 Introduction: Chris Moll, Head of Talent, Creative England
10:45 Session 1: Adapting Literature for the Screen: What is it about books & plays that attracts film-makers?
Dr. Chris Gribble, CEO, Writers’ Centre Norwich in conversation with Giles Foden, author Last King of Scotland and Professor of Creative Writing, UEA
Chris leads a discussion with author Giles Foden exploring the problems and perils both for the original author and the writer approaching an existing work as well as the insights and benefits that can follow from adapting for the screen. This discussion, and the debate it will provoke, sets the tone for the day.
Panelist: Giles Foden, author The Last King of Scotland & Professor of Creative Writing, UEA
12pm Session Two (followed by Q&A) Adapting Literature for the Screen: the Creative Challenges
Chaired by Michael Lengsfield, Tutor in Scriptwriting, UEA. Michael chairs a panel of creative talent all of whom have been involved in the process of adapting original work for film or television whether as screenwriter or a producer. They will discuss the prompts that lead them to particular material, and how to go about the business of translating a text into a visual medium. What are the creative challenges to be faced - how do you balance faith to the original against the demands of the screen – how much liberty and imagination can you allow yourself? Where do you begin? This session is a must for all practicing or emerging screenwriters.
Peter Bloore Senior Lecturer in Creativity at UEA and produced screenwriter
Christabelle Dilks writer/script editor and former commissioning editor Channel 4 Drama
Stuart Hazeldine, screenwriter Paradise Lost, Moses and director of Exam
John Wrathall, screenwriter Good based on the play by C.P. Taylor
1pm Lunch Break
1.45 Session Three (followed by Q&A) Adapting Literature for the Screen: the Practical Challenges
Chaired by Claire Chapman, Consultant to the creative industries and former Executive Producer and Executive Director of UK Film Council’s US Office - Claire leads a panel of experienced production practitioners, agents and industry lawyers to discuss the practicalities of how adapted work gets made in the real world rather than the mind’s eye. Working with an existing story raises practical challenges. Do you need to acquire rights and if so how does that work? Where the story is familiar to an audience the screenplay often places demands on the production team so how are these challenges overcome? With both practical insights and war stories from the front line of film-making this is a perfect introduction to a screening of The Last King of Scotland.
Crispin Buxton, Location Manager, The Last King of Scotland
Steve Clark-Hall Co-Producer Sherlock Holmes
Peter Dally, Entertainment Lawyer, New Media Law
Sue Hayes, Consultant to the Creative Industries, former London Film Commissioner
Yasmin McDonald, Rights Executive, AP Watt (London based)
2.45pm Closing Remarks: Lucy Ward, Project Manager, write2screen
3pm Screening – The Last King of Scotland (121 mins)
5pm Social/networking drinks (Norwich Arts Centre)
Funded by Creative England
Venue hire supported by Picturehouses Ltd