If you’re a lover of film, games or television then Guru Live is definitely the right fit – but you’ll find the festival especially helpful if you’re just making your start in the industry. Whether that means you’re a graduate looking to take those first steps or you’ve already got a few credits under your belt, we’ve got a session for you.
Get on Track | Casting:
Whether you’re looking for your leading actors, building a character ensemble or hoping to lure established talent to take the leap of faith for your project, this panel aims to answer your questions on casting your film responsibly. Panellists include producer Clare Kerr (Shetland, The Replacement, Murder), and casting director Simone Pereira Hind (Elizabeth, Outlander, Under The Skin).
Telling Stories | Drama:
A panel of screenwriters share their advice on getting your idea from the page to screen. Panellists include Louise Ironside (Call the Midwife, The Split, Shetland), George Kay (Killing Eve, The Stag, My Mad Fat Diary) and Sarah Phelps (Dublin Murders, The ABC Murders, Ordeal by Innocence). Hosted by Sarah Brown (Head of Drama, STV).
In Conversation with Reece Shearsmith: SOLD OUT
Come and hear from the brilliant (BAFTA-winning) mind behind comedies such as Psychoville, The League of Gentlemen and Inside No.9, Actor/Writer Reece Shearsmith. He will be interviewed by broadcaster, Muriel Gray.
Get on Track | Budgeting Your Short Film:
Learn about creating a budget for your short from the ground up with these BAFTA Scotland-winning producers and director. Panellists include Stuart Condy (Producer - My Loneliness is Killing Me) and Tim Courtney (Director - My Loneliness is Killing Me).
Telling Stories | Factual:
Experts from the world of factual TV delve into how they hunt down real-world stories and bring them to life for their viewers. Panellists include Jack Cocker (Director/Producer - imagine… Rupert Everett Born to be Wilde, imagine… Richard Flanagan: Life After Death, Mining Poems or Odes), Becky Read (Producer/Director - Three Identical Strangers, Killer in Our Classroom: Never Again, Reggie Yates: Life and Death in Chicago). Hosted by Michael McAvoy (Head of Factual, Two Rivers Media).
Masterclass | Directing TV with Douglas Mackinnon:
Join director Douglas Mackinnon (Doctor Who, Sherlock, Good Omens) as he takes you on a visual tour behind the scenes of his shows.Hosted by Carolynne Sinclair Kidd
Get on Track | Pitching:
Get the inside track on pitching - how to come up with the next big hit, and get it made. Panellists include Louise Thornton (Digital, Social and Youth Commissioner, BBC Scotland), and Claire Zolkwer (Managing Director, Thunderclap Media, Producer - Big Brother, I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here).
Masterclass | Stan & Ollie:
Director Jon S. Baird (Stan & Ollie, Vinyl, Filth) will join us for a masterclass on this BAFTA nominated film.
Masterclass | Scot Squad:
Creator Joe Hullait, director Iain Davidson plus actors Manjot Sumal, Julie Wilson Nimmo, and Sally Reid, give an insight into the BAFTA Scotland award winning comedy.
Your ticket includes entry to our networking drinks after our final session of the day. (Over 18s only)
Get 2 tickets for £10 across all sessions. Tickets will be available for collection at The Lighthouse box office on the day of the event.
There is also a limited number of travel bursaries available: https://bit.ly/2XFtw19
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