Speaker Nicolas Brown - Scripted 2016
Park Central Hotel | New York City | November 17-18, 2016

Speaker Nicolas Brown

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Nicolas Brown

Director, Film & TV

Neal Street Productions

Nick joined the BBC in 2006 as Director, Drama Production, a new role created to bring together and lead in-house drama production in England. In 2012 this expanded to become Director, UK Drama Production, responsible for the delivery of all BBC network drama produced throughout the UK, delivering over 400 hours of television a year including the BBC’s flagship show EastEnders, returning series Silent Witness, Silk and The Paradise, and awarding winning mini series Luther, The Fades and Great Expectations.

Prior to joining the BBC Nick was a successful producer from 1995-2006, working with a wide range of writing, directing, acting and technical talent, producing drama for all the major UK channels and a feature film for worldwide release. Television included Lucy Gannon’s Hope & Glory, Insiders and Deceit for BBC One, Nicholas Nickleby (ITV1), starring Charles Dance, James D’Arcy, Dominic West, Tom Hollander, Pam Ferris and Sophia Myles, an adaptation of Zadie Smith’s White Teeth and Neil Biswas’ original film Bradford Riots for Channel Four. He also produced two films for BBC One written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff - Gideon’s Daughter (Bill Nighy, Miranda Richardson and Emily Blunt) and Friends and Crocodiles (Damian Lewis and Jodhi May). In 2003-4 he produced a feature film, Ladies In Lavender (UKFC/Entertainment/Scala Pictures), starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Daniel Bruhl and directed by Charles Dance which was selected for a Royal Premiere in London.

At the BBC Nick also served from time to time as Executive Producer, notably on Stephen Poliakoff’s Capturing Mary and Joe’s Palace in 2007 and for two short films directed by Danny Boyle for the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony – Isles of Wonder and Happy and Glorious (featuring Daniel Craig as James Bond and Her Majesty The Queen).

Nick joined Neal Street Productions in February 2013 as a director of the company and heads up the Film and TV side of the company with Pippa Harris. His recent credits include co-producer on the successful Showtime/Sky Atlantic series, Penny Dreadful, and Executive Producer of the BBC’s Shakespeare films The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses, starting Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench and Sophie Okonedo, and on Britannia, and new series for Sky and Amazon written by award-winning Jez Butterworth.

Speaking at: Meet a Mentor: Nicolas Brown, Neal Street Productions (Understanding the British production landscape)

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