David Poore

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BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum

I have been asked to submit original music to accompany one of the three screenplays to be performed live on stage at this year’s BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum in New York this Thursday (Sept 22nd).

Here is a little about the event from the Rocliffe web site http://www.rocliffe.com

The BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum is a phenomenally successful event which has been running for over 11 years; it has had huge significance for lots of career starters in the film and TV industries. Previous guests and patrons include BAFTA winning and nominated directors Mike Newell and John Madden and Oscar and Emmy winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park & Downton Abbey). Following each performance, the writers receive feedback from the industry co-chair and answer questions from the audience. The evening is rounded off with a Q&A with the event host and a relaxed networking session. The benefits to a writer, new or seasoned, are multiple: hearing their work read by professional actors; a development focused discussion generated by the readings; exposure to and advice from experienced industry members; feedback from an audience and an invaluable method to test out new concepts and material.

This is the first year the event will be held in both New York and London. The London event takes place at BAFTA on Tuesday, 8th November for which I’ve also been asked to write a new piece.

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