The Edinburgh TV Festival is opening up a host of sessions and screenings with top talent to MCM Comic Con fans with exclusive discounts…
88 Lothian Road, EH3 9B2
In a sci-fi double, Ronald D Moore, the executive producer of Outlander, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, will provide a fascinating insight into what it takes to bring compelling sci-fi stories, characters and worlds to devoted audiences, and introduce us to his new venture, Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K Dick.
Meanwhile Red Dwarf writer, director and co-creator, Doug Naylor and stars Craig Charles and Robert Llewellyn join SFX magazine editor Richard Edwards in a Q&A after the exclusive screening of the first episode of the new series of Red Dwarf XI.
Actor Richard Dormer (Game Of Thrones), creator and executive producer, Simon Donald and executive producer, Patrick Spence of Sky Atlantic’s hit horror thriller Fortitude join Hollywood Reporter UK correspondent Alex Ritman for a Q&A following an exclusive screening of the first episode featuring new cast member Dennis Quaid, who joins Sofie Gråbøl and Richard Dormer.
Plus Comic Con members can get an exclusive look at the return of Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark and Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza in the first of 10 new episodes of Debbie Horsfield’s BAFTA-winning adaptation of Winston Graham’s acclaimed Poldark. This will form the first of our Drama Double Bill, followed by the opening episode of BBC Two’s hit drama The Fall series three, which picks up at the moment where the heart-stopping series finale left off in series two. Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan return in their iconic roles as the battle between Detective Superintendent Gibson and Paul Spector reaches its terrifying conclusion in Allan Cubitt’s intense psychological thriller.
All Filmhouse screenings are limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. To book your discounted ticket please phone the Filmhouse on 0131 228 2688 and quote the code “TVCOMIC”.
TV Festival sessions at the EICC
The Exchange Edinburgh, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EE
In London 2012 to Rio 2016: The Superhuman Struggle for Equality with RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad), join host Ade Adepitan and other guests as they explore if there has been a shift in the portrayal of disability on screen.
And we welcome a host of top on- and off- screen talent in a series of “In Conversation ” sessions, featuring Julie Plec – the creative powerhouse producer behind The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off, The Originals, andContainment, plus Bruno Heller, the renowned British showrunner who has taken Hollywood by storm, with Gotham, Rome and The Mentalist and acclaimed Swedish writer Hans Rosenfeldt, who will be talking about writing his hit dramas The Bridge and Marcella, joined by star Anna Friel. Plus Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe, Pulling) will discuss her career to date in a session chaired by comedian Frankie Boyle, which will also include what we can expect from her new HBO project to air this autumn: Divorce, a series that Horgan created for Sarah Jessica Parker in her first major TV role since Sex And The City.
As co-creator of Homeland, Tyrant, Legends and Second Chance, as well as co-writer of The X-Files and longtime showrunner of 24, 24: Live Another Day and the forthcoming 24: Legacy, Howard Gordon will reveal how he’s become a leading creative voice in global television.
And Join Russell T Davies in conversation with writer, executive producer and director, Sally Wainwright, as we celebrate her outstanding achievement in writing some of the UK’s most successful dramas including Coronation Street, At Home With The Braithwaites, Unforgiven, Scott & Bailey, Last Tango In Halifax, Happy Valley and one-off BBC Film To Walk Invisible, which is due to air at the end of the year.
Plus after two successful Ed Talks in Edinburgh, and their own London spin-off, these snappy, inspiring, and thought-provoking lectures return for a third year. We welcome a host of inspirational speakers giving us their thoughts around the theme of “failure”, providing insight and new perspectives, from both within television and from outside the industry. This year’s event is hosted by Ade Adepitan with speakers; comedian and actor Paul Chowdhry, Bad Robot’s head of TV Ben Stephenson, presenter, actor and campaigner Adam Pearson, stand-up comic and writer Viv Groskop and senior vice president, creative development ABC Studios, Amy Hartwick.
Gamechangers: Bryan Singer & Peter Rice In Conversation
We’ll join an intimate and wide ranging discussion between director and producer Bryan Singer (X-Men, The Usual Suspects, House, Legion) and chairman/CEO of Fox Networks Group Peter Rice as they discuss their respective careers, their longstanding creative partnership, the power of global brands, the relationship between commerce and creators and how they see the future of television.
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