The Writing British Cinema Cookbook: The ingredients for a home grown hit

Room: D204/5

with Piers Ashworth and Tim Firth
moderated by Alex Zane

The Writing British Cinema Cookbook: The ingredients for a home grown hit image

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The British public love British hits. We flock in our droves to see THAT movie that everyone is talking about. That movie always began with a screenplay written by someone like you.

So what makes one film successful over another? Why do so many films fail to find audiences where the rare gem goes through the roof?

Can you engineer, if not a smash hit, then a viable British film that plays well both at home, as well as breaking into the international marketplace?

Appearing in this session

Alex Zane

Alex Zane – Presenter

Credits include: Rude Tube, Balls Of Steel

Writer, Comedian Alex Zane presents Rude Tube and is the face of Sky Movies.
Alex Zane
Piers Ashworth

Piers Ashworth – Screenwriter

Credits include: Burke & Hare, St Trinians

Piers Ashworth is best known in the UK for Burke & Hare and St Trinian’s 1 & 2.
Piers Ashworth
Tim Firth

Tim Firth – Screenwriter & Playwright

Credits include: Calendar Girls, Kinky Boots

Tim’s film credits include Black Ball, Kinky Boots, The Wedding Video and Brit-hit classic Calendar Girls.
Tim Firth