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Wednesday 15th May - The Art Of Storytelling
Kate Leys helps to tell stories, quite literally - she is a feature film script editor who works on projects at all stages of development. She has worked with the likes of Roman Polanski and William Boyd, and in the last year alone she teamed up with producers at Bedlam Productions, Ink, Revolver, FilmFour and the BFI Film Fund. She spent five years at FilmFour where she was head of development, commissioning and developing some of the UK's most successful feature films such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Trainspotting and The Full Monty.
She has also been a film agent at Gillon Aitken Associates; presenter & producer for BBC2's The Late Show; director of the Edinburgh Television Festival; and Associate Director of Cinema at the ICA. She has taught screenwriting at the Northern Film School and at the University of London, and script development at the National Film School. To say that Kate knows her stuff, is an understatement - you won’t get better advice about filmmaking or getting your project into development than from her.
Kate is currently working with Film4 and producer Ivana MacKinnon on FILM 4WARD, mentoring four film projects in collaboration with Northern Film & Media.
Walter was an editor in the Film on Four strand in the early years of Channel Four. He has worked for the likes of John Boorman and Wim Wenders as a script-editor for and he worked on Paris, Texas, Orlando, 28 Days Later and State of Play, no less. And to top it off, Walter is also an editor at Faber and Faber, working across the fiction and non-fiction lists where he looks after some of the greatest storytellers of our time, Paul Auster, Alex Garland, Hanif Kureishi, and Marcel Theroux.
Filthy Boy’s debut album 'Smile That Won't Go Down' was released earlier this month to rippling critical acclaim. It's no wonder: their capacity for song-form storytelling, bold lyrics and nonchalantly meandering songs is unequaled in recent times. As singer Paraic’s carefully crafted words unravel to tell their tales, they remain blasé about the vivid realities they depict, unsettlingly matter-of-fact about the deepest and darkest of emotions, and as captivating as they are perverted.
Building on last year’s intimate and inspirational gatherings, a line-up of leaders, teachers and emerging talent from the worlds of advertising, music, film and beyond are preparing to let you in on their successes, obsessions, weaknesses and wonky bits.
And whilst our heads fill to the temples with stories and conversation, our ears and eyes won’t be left behind.
What did people say about the last series?
“Very cool night indeed” - Tatler Bystander
"It was an ace evening." - Ben Hammersley WIRED Editor at Large
“Like a mini festival jam packed into an evening. It was brilliant.” - James Walsh, Starsailor
How do I get to the event?
Train and tube: Hackney Central [East London Line], only one stop down from Dalston Kingsland, and four minutes walk to the venue. The station is part of the London Overground network so you can use your Oyster card.
Bus: The following buses stop nearby: 30, 38, 48, 55, 106, 236, 242, 253, 254, 276, 277, 394, D6 and W15.
Bicycle: We don't have secure bike storage but all cyclists are welcome and can lock them to a railing.
How can I pay for food, drink and books on the night?
Please bring cash with you as we do not have the facilities to take cards.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Feel free to pass on your ticket to a friend or colleague.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
If you have a smartphone then show us your confirmation email on screen and save a tree. We have a record of all the bookings so a name and email address is all we need for confirmation.
What is your delegates cancellation & refund policy?
If you wish to cancel your ticket, you will need to contact us a minimum of 14 days prior to the event. We will try and re-sell the ticket online but in the event that it is not re-sold we will charge a 50% cancellation fee. We regret that no refunds can be given to requests received less than 14 days prior to the event. All cancellations must be made in writing [email@example.com]. In the event of a terrorist alert or incident preventing the running of Nice To Meet You, we reserve the right to retain up to 50% of the fee as a contribution to delegate registration, all venue, marketing and central administrative cost.
What are your terms & conditions?
Terms and conditions: The programme may be subject to slight changes due to unforeseen speaker cancellations or illness. We will endeavour to find appropriate replacements. In the unlikely event there’s a venue change, we will notify you of changes and provide an alternative and suitable venue.
Do you offer educational discount?
We sure do. The educational discounts are available by simply emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and asking for a discount code.
Can Press come and cover the event?
We're very strict about who we let in to Nice To Meet You events and our customers are our priority. Art Wednesday press enquiries please contact Todd Watkins [strict rules apply - no media will be allowed entry unless otherwise authorised] email@example.com
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