Published on: 27 September 2017 in Events

Creative Partnerships Day 2017 — live tweets

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On Monday 25 September Directors UK members gathered with producers and writers for the second ever Creative Partnerships Day, in partnership with Film London. 

With a crowd of creatives all under one roof at The Hallam, London, the stage was set for a day of expert speakers and practical networking and pitching opportunities. Catch up on all of  our live tweets from the event below. 

Following the coffee and introductions, our first panel began — “What can you do to make your production sustainable?”

Steve Smith is a BAFTA award-winning television director who has helped create some of the UK’s most popular TV shows. Steve also works closely with the BAFTA Albert Consortium as an albert ambassador, and is Chair of Directors UK.

Melanie Dicks has worked in film production in senior roles for over 25 years. In 2009 she co-founded Greenshoot, the first company of its kind. She is a recognised expert in sustainability and has advised and lectured all over Europe.

Jessica Hines is a director and Campaign Director at Purpose Climate Lab, having previously held positions at Film London and Here Now.

Helena Mackenzie is Head of Inward Investment & Business Development at Film London. Helena manages all matters pertaining to inward investment and business development, playing a key part in securing productions for London's screen industries and promoting Film London in the international marketplace.

Steve Smith has written for Broadcast magazine about how television is failing viewers over climate change. We published the piece on our website in March. 

The second session of the day was “The Boy with the Top Knot - a case study”.

Nisha Parti is a producer whose first feature Honour was released in the UK in March 2014 and starred Aiysha Hart and Paddy Considine. She was named a Breakthrough Brit by BAFTA.

Lynsey Miller is a director. Her work includes episodes of Casualty, Eve and Doctors as well as several award-winning short films, commercials and music videos. She was named a Screen International Star of Tomorrow. 

Mick Ford is an actor, screenwriter and playwright. His work includes The Passion, William and Mary and Single Father

Lotus Hannon is a filmmaker whose work includes Man of me Dreams! and The Expiration. She is also Associate Members’ Representative on the Directors UK Board.

Our panellists took to Twitter after the event...

A quick break in proceedings...

And we were up and running again. This time with “How we developed In Darkness.

Anthony Byrne is a director whose credits include Ripper Street, Silent Witness, Mr. Selfridge and The Last Kingdom

Adam Morane Griffiths has produced projects such as Blackwood, Behold the Monkey and The Fresco Fiasco

Kharmel Cochrane is an award-winning casting director. Her recent work includes Sundance favourites The Witch, by Robert Eggers, Lilting, starring Ben Whishaw, and The Goob by Guy Myhill.

Femi Kolade is the director of Back in the Day, Roof Jumping and Hair. He is also the co-creator of Modern Tales

After a quick break for lunch we began the afternoon session, this time with a fascinating discussion on the director-producer relationship — with a specific focus on the ITV drama Fearless.

Pete Travis is an award-winning film and television director. His work includes Dredd, Vantage Point and City of Tiny Lights for cinema and The Go-Between and Legacy for television. 

Adrian Sturges is a producer of film and television, with credits including The Escapist, The Disappearance of Alice Creed and Albatross. Sturges was names a producer to watch by Variety. 

Amy Neil is an award-winning director. She has worked on shows for BBC, Channel 4 and Sky, including The Cut, horror series Bedlam and most recently Call the Midwife.

Watch a trailer for Fearless

Next up was a conversation with the legendary producer Charlie Hanson. 

Charlie Hanson is a producer and director, well-known for British comedy classics such as Desmond's, The Harry Hill Show, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace and Extras. His feature film work led him to produce Cemetery Junction with Ricky Gervais and A Way of Life and Where Hands Touch with Amma Asante

Audrey Cooke is a director with many credits on some of the most well-known programmes in British television, including EastEnders, Coronation Street, Death in Paradise, The Bill and Holby City

And here are just a few photos from the event.

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