It's not every day we get to confirm such keynote speakers as these two:
an Oscar Winner Scriptwriter and a Script Supervising Legend.
David Seidler has had an extensive career in writing for film, television and theater. He is most famous for his work on the "King's Speech" (2010) which got him 30 award nomination (14 of which he won, including the Oscar, BAFTA and the Critics Choice Award for Best Original Screenplay. This success was the deserved result after a creative process that took over 20 years. This was a very personal project for David so after writing the first draft it was no surprise he was not pleased with the result. His then-wife and writing partner suggested that he rewrite it as a stage play, as an exercise, so that the "physical confines of the stage would force him to focus on the key relationships in the story". In his Masterclass he will approach how unconventional and fruitful this process was.
On the other hand: Angela Allen a Script Supervisor for over 55 years, can be called a LEGEND with capital letters. She worked with directors Carol Reed, John Huston, Robert Aldrich, Roman Polanskiand actors Katherine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Meryl Streep, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro in movies such as "The Third Man" (1947) and "The African Queen" (1949), The Dirty Dozen (1967), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Ronin (1998), just to name a few but list is much longer and respectable
David Seidler and Angela Allen thus join the batch of confirmed speakers for this year's edition of FEST - Training Ground: Roman Coppola - Director/Writer/Producer - "Moonrise Kingdon" (2012), "Isle of Dogs" (2018); Eddy Joseph - Sound Editor "The Wall" (1982), "Corpse Bride" (2005); Gareth Wiley -Producer "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (2008); "Match Point" (2005); Jessie Auritt - Director, Producer, Editor "Supergirl" (2016), "The Birdman" (2013); Paul Miller - Producer "Prozac Nation" (2001), "Snow Angels" (2007); Tim Corrie - Talent Agent Deputy Chairman of BAFTA, Founder of United Agents
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