The Production Guild of Great Britain kicks off a brand new series of events this month, the first with producer Anthony Waye.

“We’re very excited to begin this new series of ‘Close Up’ events in association with the British Council. We want to open up the world of film production to a wider audience by sharing captivating stories from Britain’s top production professionals. Anthony Waye has worked on a staggering number of titles throughout his incredible career, during a period that has seen monumental shifts in production techniques.” – Alison Small, CEO of The Production Guild of Great Britain

The program schedule is designed to take the public behind the scenes of film and TV drama production by hearing from some of Britain’s most experienced production professionals.

‘An Evening with Anthony Waye’, taking place on Wednesday 15th November in central London, is the first of the Production Guild’s new ‘Close Up‘ series of events which aim to raise the profile of leading British careers in production. Tickets are openly available to the general public, as well as PG members and film students.

From mail boy to executive producer, Anthony Waye’s illustrious career began more than 60 years ago, and has seen him work on more than 70 films, including award-winning titles The Elephant Man, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope and Julia, an outstanding 11 Bond films and two Carry On films.

Briony Hanson, the British Council’s Director of Film, will talk to Anthony about memorable moments working on iconic credits helmed by directorial greats like George Lucas, Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch and Sam Mendes, featuring celebrated actors like Laurence Olivier, Richard Burton, Katherine Hepburn, John Hurt and Daniel Craig. Anthony will talk about what he looks for in his crew, both on set and in the production office, and explain how developments in digital technology have changed his role over the decades. The floor will then be open for questions from the audience.

“Presenting stories like this to the general public is a key part of our legacy work to share and preserve the history of film production for years to come, giving invaluable insights into this creative business in which the UK excels on a world stage whilst complementing the BFI’s plans to encourage people with skills and talent to consider a career in film. If you’re interested in what it takes to bring a major film to the big screen over the past 60 years, then you’re in for a real treat.” – Alison Small, CEO of The Production Guild of Great Britain

‘An Evening with Anthony Waye’ presented by The Production Guild of Great Britain, takes place from 7:30pm – 10pm on Wednesday 15th November 2017, at The Courthouse Hotel, 19-21 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7HL. Interview begins promptly at 8pm and runs until 9.30pm, with an opportunity for networking with Anthony and other industry members afterwards.

Tickets: £15 (Full) / £11.40 (Students) / £9 (Production Guild members), available from Eventbrite. This event is supported by Technicolor.

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