Students visit world leading film company

Students visit world leading film company

On Thursday, a group of 11 Lower Sixth Theatre Studies students were offered the opportunity to visit the head office of Working Title Films, one of the world’s leading film production companies. Working Title was co-founded by Old Cheltonian Tim Bevan (1976, H), and the company has produced blockbusters such as the Bridget Jones films and Love Actually. Its films have won 12 Academy Awards and 39 BAFTAs, as well as numerous prizes at the Cannes and Berlin International Film Festivals. Students were given a once in a lifetime opportunity to get a glimpse behind the scenes at this highly successful company, as they toured the entire building. Highlights included visiting Tim Bevan's private office and seeing his array of awards, viewing unreleased artwork for upcoming films and visiting the boardroom, which has hosted some of the world's biggest stars including Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Tom Hardy to name a few. Students attended a reception held by the Cheltonian Society at Working Title for Old Cheltonians, past and current parents and staff. The visit culminated in the students attending a private screening of the company's latest release Victoria and Abdul, starring Judy Dench and featuring another Old Cheltonian Adeel Akhtar (1999, NH), in the company's own private theatre.  

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