Lord Puttnam CBE seminar series
One of the most celebrated figures in world cinema, multiple Oscar and BAFTA-winning Lord Puttnam of Queensgate CBE, has delivered several seminar series at the Griffith Film School.
Lord Puttnam CBE, whose career as an independent producer includes such classic films as Midnight Express, The Killing Fields, Chariots of Fire, Memphis Belle, The Mission, Bugsy Malone and Local Hero, will explore the role and the responsibility of the producer in making films and the impact these films can have.
The seminar series have been delivered both live from his home in Ireland, and in person, to students at the Griffith Film School. Head of Griffith Film School Professor Herman Van Eyken said that this module of learning has given students unparalleled learning opportunities with one of the world’s most influential figures in screen production.
“These seminars have been in line with his highly esteemed lectures previously presented at Harvard and throughout Europe, meaning our students have gained access to the highest quality of information and content from the best of the best.”
Lord Puttnam CBE will present his famous seminar series at Griffith Film School, 11 October 2017.
It’s never easy, but it’s worth it!
5 pm Wednesday 11 October 2017
GFS Soundstage, Griffith Film School Dock Street, South Brisbane
Introduction by Professor Ian O’Connor AC, Vice Chancellor, Griffith University
Lord David Puttnam is one of Britain and global cinema’s foremost producers and experts on producing. Recently he was brought in by Pixar as a consultant on their creative culture and processes. Meanwhile, Ed Catmull, president of Pixar, has written a book entitled ‘Creativity Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces that stand in the way of true inspiration’, that explores the history and culture of Pixar, a company that has been a greatly admired ‘hit factory’ for commercial animation. At the heart of the corporate culture Catmull describes is a Brainstrust where frank and fearless critique of Works-in-Progress is a standard operating procedure.
In this presentation, Lord Puttnam will discuss his own experience of engaging in constructive creative critique and how it may apply, not only to filmmaking, but also to other business models.
The presentation will be followed by drinks.