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Emilia Clarke & Paul Feig Join Edinburgh TV Festival Lineup


The Edinburgh TV Festival (ETF), sponsored by YouTube and Freeview, has announced additional speakers and sessions for the 2020 lineup.

Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) will team up with Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters), who directed Clarke in Last Christmas, for a peer-to-peer session that will discuss their work and careers.  In another session, Europe’s top public broadcasters will provide their take on the challenges and opportunities ahead. Joining Noel Curran, chair of the European Broadcasting Union, the panel includes Delphine Ernotte, chief executive at France Télévisions; Thor Gjermund Eriksen, director general at NRK; and Ulrich Wilhelm, chairman at ARD.

The team behind the Sky original Gangs of London will reunite at ETF to dissect the appeal of the family crime epic. Stars Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù and Pippa Bennett-Warner will join creator and director Gareth Evans, writer Lauren Sequiera and Pulse Films executive producer Thomas Benski to discuss the challenges and opportunities for storytelling on TV versus film, the choreography of the fight scenes and how they delivered the style of big-budget U.S. sensibilities to the U.K.’s small screen.

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Chelsea Regan is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]


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