About Guiding Lights
Lighthouse and Creative Skillset are delighted to announce the latest illustrious line-up of mentors to come on board Guiding Lights.
The 2013 mentors include directors: Oliver Parker (St Trinian’s, An Ideal Husband), John Madden (Shakespeare in Love, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Joanna Hogg (Archipelago, London Project ), and Lenny Abrahamson (Garage, Frank).
Writer mentors include Will Davies (How to Train Your Dragon, Johnny English Reborn), Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Men Who Stare at Goats), and Lucinda Coxon (The Crimson Petal and the White, and upcoming Crimson Peak starring Jessica Chastain).
This year’s producer mentors are: Nira Park (Shaun of the Dead, Cuban Fury), Andrea Calderwood (The Last King of Scotland, Half of a Yellow Sun), and Robyn Slovo (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Morvern Callar).
Guiding Lights is the UK film industry’s leading mentoring programme. Aimed at writers, directors and producers already actively developing a career in features, it provides support through high-level mentoring, complemented by a range of training and networking activities.
Since first launching in 2006, Guiding Lights has created 88 mentorships between promising film talent and some of the industry’s most prominent names. Past mentors include Danny Boyle, Barbara Broccoli, Sam Mendes, Julian Fellowes, Paul Greengrass, Alex Garland, Abi Morgan and Kenneth Branagh.
The twelve candidates selected for Guiding Lights 2013 are:
You can read more about them here.
To read more about the individuals previously involved, please see the Mentors & Mentees section.
Guiding Lights is run by Lighthouse, and supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the National Lottery via the BFI, and through the Skills Investment Fund. The scheme is also part funded for a second year by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board through Screen Training Ireland, and is sponsored by STUDIOCANAL.
Read the press release here
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