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The curtain's up on Stage & Screen

Date posted: 06.12.2016

We've joined forces with Directors UK and Park Theatre to launch Stage & Screen, a new project to encourage greater creative exchange between the worlds of film, TV and theatre.

This new initiative will see producers and directors from film and TV invited to the first matinee performance of new productions at north London's Park Theatre, followed by intimate talent Q&As and networking sessions with each play's creators which aim to encourage collaboration, cross-pollination and new working relationships.

The initiative will draw from the three organisations' respective talent pools, and highlights a shared aim in terms of fostering emerging talent and encouraging a forward-looking collaborative approach across the creative industries. 'Raising Martha', which is produced by Michael James Cox and Tom O'Connell, written by David Spicer, directed by Michael Fentiman and premieres on Thursday 12 January 2017, will be the first play to take part in the new initiative.

A creative exchange for film, TV and theatre professionals

As the scheme launched, our CEO Adrian Wootton said, "From cinema's earliest Shakespeare adaptations to J.J. Abrams investing in 'The Play That Goes Wrong', the worlds of stage and screen are inextricably linked. I couldn't be happier to be working alongside Directors UK and Park Theatre to continue this tradition and build upon our own work to nurture and connect London's incredible wealth of creativity and storytelling talent."

Meanwhile, Abigail Berry from Directors UK, said the initiative "offers a great opportunity for our members to learn new skills, network with likeminded creatives and develop an insight into other areas of the industry that could lead to new opportunities in the future."

Park Theatre's Jez Bond was "very excited to be working with our neighbouring organisations to facilitate this innovative new opportunity for cross-art form practice."

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