Producing for Screen and Society in the 21st Century
In this 10-week course Lord David Puttnam sets out the challenges facing screen producers in the 21st Century.
To establish the agenda, David Puttnam reflects on the experiences and lessons of a career which, as well as screen producing, has included advertising, being an agent for the celebrated photographer, David Bailey, serving in the House of Lords and chairing the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Draft Climate Change Bill.
Puttnam spent thirty years as an independent producer of award-winning films including The Mission, The Killing Fields, Local Hero, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express, Bugsy Malone and Memphis Belle. His films have won ten Oscars, 25 Baftas and the Palme D’Or at Cannes. He is the present Chancellor of the Open University in the UK and has been Vice President and Chair of Trustees at the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA). In recent years, his work has focused on public policy as it relates to education, the environment, and the ‘creative and communications’ industries.
This seminar series canvasses the themes of connecting with the audience, the importance of identifying your markets, the social responsibility of the screen producer and the changing nature of screen production and distribution in the digital era. The course asks just what is involved in producing for screen and society in the 21st Century.
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