Published Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Frank Cottrell Boyce & Danny Boyle. (© Getty)
Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle and BAFTA-nominated screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce will discuss their work, including their collaboration on the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, at the special event in the UK City of Culture on Saturday 23 November.
The event will take place at the St Columb's Hall and will also see the two friends revisit some of their most acclaimed films, and discuss the books, music and films that have inspired them.
The evening is presented by Culture Company and the Nerve Centre, in association with BAFTA, as part of the Foyle Film Festival and Cinema City.
It forms part of BAFTA's UK-wide learning and events programme, which gives audiences across the country access behind the screens of the film, television and games industries.
Tim Hunter, Head of Learning and Events at BAFTA, said: "BAFTA is really pleased to be supporting the City of Culture 2013. Frank Cottrell Boyce and Danny Boyle are such creative forces within the film industry, and we are delighted that they will be giving us an insight into their cultural inspirations and their fruitful collaboration."
Martin Melarkey, Senior Programmer with Culture Company 2013, added: "To have two cultural giants like Danny Boyle and Frank Cottrell Boyce discussing their creative collaborations and the books, music and films that have inspired them will make for a fascinating evening."
Boyle's previous cinematic successes include Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours and Trainspotting.
He was named the Artistic Director for the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, entitled Isles of Wonder, which was BAFTA-nominated this year, and for which he won an Emmy.
Meanwhile Boyce Cottrell has added his screenwriting talents to many acclaimed films including Welcome to Sarajevo and 24 Hour Party People.
Most recently, in June, he was the mastermind behind Derry~Londonderry's huge two-day spectacle The Return of Colmcille, which was the biggest outdoor event ever staged in the city.
Tickets for 'An Evening with Danny Boyle and Frank Cottrell Boyce' are available from www.cityofculture2013.com
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