Event Type:
Open Day

Event Date:
Sat, June 08, 2019 13:00 to 17:00

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The art of production – how do films and TV dramas actually get made?

If you want to work in production for film or TV, the NFTS is giving you the opportunity to learn how the story gets from the words on the script, through the production process and onto the screen. Who works in the production team, and what does the Production Manager actually do?

The day will include a taught case study by leading producer, Kurban Kassam, explaining the processes of production from development through to delivery and an exciting look into the varied roles involved.

During the day you will experience a guided tour of our state of the art 4K studios and film stages as well as course presentations and a meet and greet with staff and students.

Don’t miss this exclusive free interactive workshop. Spaces limited – sign up now to avoid disappointment.

Kurban recently produced the feature film “The Party” staring Kristen Scott-Thomas, Timothy Spall and Cillian Murphy. The film premiered at Berlinale 2017, winning the German Distributors Guild Award and grossed over £1m at the UK box office in 2017. In 2017 Kurban also produced “The Hungry”, an adaptation of Titus Andronicus, for Amazon Studios. In 2016, Kurban produced the world's first interactive feature film LATE SHIFT, which won a BAFTA Cymru in 2018, and co-produced BAFTA nominated THE PASS, with Notting Hill and Four Weddings and a Funeral producer Duncan Kenworthy. Prior to that, he worked on WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL? winner of the Cinematography Award at Sundance 2013, 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH which won Best Direction and Best Editing awards at Sundance 2014.

Kurban previously worked with Rainmark Films and Pulse Films developing projects, including a six part BBC series directed by Steve McQueen. He graduated from the National Film and Television School, where he won the Christie Award for outstanding contribution, and has produced or co-produced multiple award winning short films including BAFTA nominated ORBIT EVER AFTER. Before working in film and television, Kurban had a career in both theatre and finance, and completed a BA Philosophy from Nottingham University.