After the success of last month’s Tweetup we want to continue the sensation and bring more wonderful director/producer types along to share their experience in the industry. Introducing Matthew Bird and Nick Reed…Wait till you read their bio’s below. We are so excited about their combined credits, including producing the acclaimed ‘The Street’ television series and writing credits including Doctors, Eastenders, as well as shorts that have sold to HBO. The list goes on. Meet this talented duo as they share their industry insights and tell you about a few exciting projects they have coming up.
Nick Reed: Writer & Director
Nick started life as an actor then moved into writing computer games and TV – including Doctors, Eastenders, Peak Practice, Byker Grove and The Belfry Witches. As a writer and director his comedy short films have screened worldwide at festivals and sold to Canal + and HBO (oh, that was the porn) and have included Tom Hollander, Ewen Macintosh, Simon Day and Annabelle Apsion. He wrote and directed the play Life Coach at Trafalgar Studios with Phil Jupitus in the lead role, which he’s developed as a screenplay for Sam Mendes’ company Neal Street. He’s just directed a comedy play on the fringe to great reviews and written a new comedy play which he’ll be directing in 2014. With Phil Jupitus he judged the comedy challenge on I’d Do Anything and does the odd bit of coaching for comedians and actors – both one on one and for Drama Studio, London and Florida University.
Matthew Bird: Producer
Award winning Drama Producer Matthew Bird has been working in TV dramas for 30 years and producing primetime series, serials and one offs for over 20 years. His credits vary from Jimmy McGovern acclaimed ‘The Street’ through popular single pieces like ‘Worried about the Boy’ to international co-productions such as ‘Death in Paradise’. He is currently setting up a 13 part series, ‘Fortitude’, which will be seen next year on Sky Atlantic and Starz. Throughout his career he has always looked for innovative ways to create and develop projects.
If that’s not enough, then you get to hang with all the Tweetup members and our speakers after the Q&A for FREE networking.
Fancy attending this FREE talk? Please register via this link as we need to tell the venue how many people are coming and we like to keep our talks intimate so everyone has a chance to ask a question: http://tinyurl.com/qzdbeg2
TWEETUP: TUESDAY 12th November
Time: 6.30pm for FREE TV talk with industry experts
7.30pm onwards for FREE networking and mingling
Place: Gerry’s Actors Club, 52 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 5BJ