We are delighted to announce that director Stephen Frears will be joining us for a Q & A session at the conference. In light of this exciting news we have negotiated a further extension for registrations until 31st August 2008.
Stephen Frears is the multi-award winning British director of films such as The Queen (2006), Mrs Henderson Presents (2005), Dirty Pretty Things (2002), The Hi-Lo Country (1998), The Van (1996), The Grifters (1990), Dangerous Liasons (1988) and My Beautiful Laundrette (1985), and television drama such as The Deal (2003), Fail Safe (2000), The Snapper (1993) and many more. He recently acted as president of the Cannes Film Festival jury (2007) and currently holds the ‘David Lean Chair in Fiction Direction’ at the National Film and Television School.
Stephen joins our three keynote speakers at the event, Adrian Martin, Gilberto Perez and Douglas Pye, and award-winning German director Birgit Grosskopf, whose 2006 feature Prinzessin (2006), not currently available in the UK, will also be screened at the conference.
Registration forms can be downloaded from the conference website: http://www.rdg.ac.uk/ftt/research/ftt-continuityandinnovation.asp
Accommodation on campus is still available.
There will is a draft schedule for the conference available on our website, which will shortly be updated with Stephen Frears’ Q & A session: http://www.rdg.ac.uk/ftt/research/ftt-continuityandinnovation.asp (all details correct at time of going to press)
Enquiries should be directed to the conference organisers Lisa Purse and John Gibbs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lisa Purse & John Gibbs
University of Reading
Department of Film, Theatre & Television
Bulmershe Court, Woodlands Avenue
Reading, RG6 1HY, England
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