Acclaimed film director Michael Apted, the man behind films such as Gorillas in the Mist and The World is Not Enough, has been signed up to deliver the first annual David Plowright lecture in March.
English born Apted, who is also responsible for the recent big-screen interpretations of the world of Narnia (the third of which, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, launches later this year), worked at Granada under the late Plowright prior to his Hollywood success.
As such he is planning to delve into the issue of whether his former boss’ dreams of ‘bringing Hollywood to Salford’ could be set to come to fruition with the much-lauded Mediacity development.
As he explained: “I called my lecture ‘Hollywood on Irwell’ because that was David’s witty yet serious sound bite on his dream to build a creative hub of media talent that would be the envy of the rest of the world.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Apted to Address College (Britain)
From How-Do: Hollywood director Michael Apted to deliver David Plowright lecture in Salford