Cinemagic London masterclass series inspires future film and television industry professionals

Aspiring film and television professionals are set to enjoy a series of interactive and insightful Cinemagic masterclasses in London, presented in association with The Nido Collection. The first of the masterclasses will take place on Wednesday 28 February 2018 (3pm – 4pm) at Nido Collection, West Hampstead with Academy and BAFTA award-winning Producer Gareth Ellis-Unwin. Gareth Ellis-Unwin is an Academy and BAFTA winning producer, most known for his work on the critically acclaimed film The King’s Speech starring Colin Firth. The film went on become the highest grossing British independent film of all time.*

Discussing how the masterclass hosts will give young participants an invaluable insight to working in the world of film and television and top tips on how to carve a career in the industry, Joan Burney Keatings, Chief Executive, Cinemagic says:

“The partnership with The Nido Collection is a fantastic example of creative collaboration to engage with students and young professionals through the medium of film and television, to help develop personal and employability skills and to gain an insight to a range of disciplines such as directing, production, presenting and distribution. We are thrilled that top industry professionals and long-term supporters of Cinemagic such as Gareth Ellis-Unwin are able to share their time and knowledge with the young students.”

Stephanie Geelen, Marketing Director, The Nido Collection adds:

“The Nido Collection is a unique experiential student accommodation provider, accommodating 2000+ residents across 10 residences and 7 UK cities. With a vision to rival and learn from the best in a wider range of industries, including hotels, private rental and luxury, The Nido Collection aims to support their residents’ ambitions through providing residences and members with exemplary facilities, premium services and a year-round, professional-led experiential programme. The programme offers social, learning and career events to support and help progress students in their personal and professional lives during their time away from home and the creative partnership with Cinemagic helps us to deliver these aims.”

Cinemagic is a multi-award winning charity that embraces the magic of film and television to educate, motivate and inspire young people. Established almost 30 years ago Cinemagic has developed a worldwide reputation for excellence in children’s programming and now engages with 40,000 young people annually in Belfast, Dublin, London, France (Castres), New York and Los Angeles.

Cinemagic caters for all young people aged under 25 with all levels of interest in film, to watch, learn and enjoy, or to find out more about a career in the industry. Cinemagic strongly believes that the medium of film is a vital tool in personal and social development, stimulating discussion among young people about the world around them.
If you an aspiring film and television professional (aged over 16 years old) and would like to attend the masterclass with Gareth Ellis-Unwin please email shauna@cinemagic.org.uk

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