Writer and director Amma Asante, is to take part in a keynote session titled ‘Power to the writer – Writing a winning screenplay’ at next month’s BVE.

The session will be chaired by film critic and presenter, Mark Kermode and take place on Tuesday 28th February 2017 at 13.15pm in The Screen @ BVE Theatre.
After leaving her acting career in her late teens, Asante went on to set up her own production company Tantrum Films where she wrote and produced two series of the BBC Two drama, Brothers and Sisters. Asante’s next writing project saw her directorial debut, A Way of Life, winning Asante awards including the BAFTA Carl Foreman Award for the ‘Most Promising Newcomer’. Her other credits include, Belle, the story of Dido Elizabeth Belle; and A United Kingdom, the biographical story of Sir Seretse Khama and his wife Ruth Williams Khama.
Kermode will be staying with BVE for the duration of the day interviewing Adrian Wooton, Chief Executive, Film London and BFI, on ‘The Rise of UK-US co-productions: The benefits to UK producers and production services’, taking place in the Production Theatre at 14.30pm. In his final session of the day, Kermode is back in The Screen @ BVE Theatre chairing ‘An Audience with British Filmmaker – Dexter Fletcher’ at 15.50pm.
BVE 2017 takes place from 28th February to 2nd March 2017 at ExCeL London.

Staff Reporter

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