ICE Public Event: 28th November 2018


‘Women in Film and TV with Heidi Thomas’

Little Women, 2017 © BBC/Playground

Heidi’s Masterclass can be seen here: YouTube

Dubbed the ‘Queen of primetime TV drama’, Heidi Thomas is a multi-award winning screenwriter, producer and playwright. She is best known as the creator of the high-profile BBC TV series Call the Midwife and for her TV adaptation of the classic novel, Little Women.

Heidi’s writing reflects on matters of public and social discussion and her television work regularly achieves record-breaking audiences. Her creative ability to make strong connections with her audience, especially with themes that address issues such as community life, families, health and education, has made her one of the most in demand television screen writers.

During her 34-year career, Liverpool-born Heidi has received numerous awards for her work, including best writer at both the UK Royal Television Society and UK Broadcasting Press Guild awards. She was also nominated for two BAFTA television awards and received the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award for best TV series for Cranford. In 2012, the annual UK women in film and television awards presented her with the Technicolor writing award in recognition of her contribution to the industry. In 2013, Edge Hill University awarded Heidi Thomas with an Honorary Doctorate in Literature.

Heidi will be in conversation with ICE Associate Director Professor Roger Shannon, discussing her writing and producing career in the context of women in film and TV, as well the centenary of women’s suffrage.

This masterclass takes place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.

Date: Wednesday 28th November 2018

2.30pm Registration
3.00pm In Conversation
4.30pm event close

Venue: The Creative Edge (building 25 on the Map) at Edge Hill University (Directions)

Registration: Closed

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