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Bristol Group: Scriptwriting for film and television
23 July @ 12:00 - 13:00 BST
Join the Bristol Group on Friday 23 July from 12-1pm and hear from SoA member Robin Mukherjee on writing for film and television. Robin will be in conversation with fellow author Lily Dunn about his career and current projects with plenty of time for questions.
Robin Mukherjee has contributed extensively to television drama, both returning series (Eastenders, Casualty, The Bill) and serials (including Grushko with Brian Cox and Andy Serkis, and Plastic Man with John Thaw and Frances Barber). He has also written for radio and theatre. His first feature film, Dance of the Wind won the Audience Prize at the London Film Festival. His most recent film, Lore, was critically acclaimed worldwide, winning Best Adapted Screenplay at the Australian Writers Guild Awards, the Public Prize at Locarno, and many others. It was Australia’s official entry to the Oscars. His original three part serial, Combat Kids, for CBBC/BBC1 was nominated for a BAFTA. Recent work includes Hetty Feather for CBBC, and a feature film adaptation of Satish Kumar’s memoir No Destination. His current projects include an adaptation of Paul Scott’s (Booker Prize winning) novel Staying On supported by the BFI and BBC Films, and a new television adaptation of The Raj Quartet. His book, The Art of Screenplays – A Writer’s Guide, is published by Kamera Press, and his novel, Hillstation, by Oldcastle Books. He is Course Director of MA Scriptwriting at Bath Spa University.
Lily Dunn is an author and mentor. Her personal essays have appeared in Granta, Hinterland, Litro and The Real Story in the UK and she is a regular writer for the international Aeon magazine. Her first novel, Shadowing the Sun was published by Portobello Books, and described by the Big Issue as ‘a vivid and meaningful portrait of innocence destroyed’. She is co-editor of A Wild and Precious Life: Addiction, physical and mental illness and its aftermath: a collection of stories and poetry from writers in recovery, due to be published by Unbound in April 2021. Lily teaches narrative nonfiction at Bath Spa University and co-runs London Lit Lab with friend and author Zoe Gilbert.
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