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Guru Live 2019: Glasgow

Guru Live 2019 Glasgow
Saturday, 30 March 2019 - 1:00pm
The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU
Want to get ahead in Film / Games / TV? Get inspired at Guru Live, a jam packed festival with industry masterclasses, panels and Q&As just for you!

Get on Track|Casting 


Whether you’re looking for your leading actors, building a character ensemble or hoping to lure established talent to take the leap of faith for your project, this panel aims to answer your questions on casting your film responsibly. Panellists include line-producer Clare Kerr (Shetland, The Replacement, Murder), and casting director Simone Pereira Hind (Elizabeth, Outlander, Under The Skin).

Hosted by director Michael Hines (Still Game, Chewin' The Fat).

In Conversation|Reece Shearsmith


Come and hear from the brilliant (BAFTA-winning) mind behind comedies such as Psychoville, The League of Gentlemen and Inside No.9! Actor/Writer Reece Shearsmith will be interviewed by broadcaster, Muriel Gray.

Telling Stories|TV Drama 


A panel of screenwriters share their advice on getting your idea from the page to screen. Panellists include Louise Ironside (Call the MidwifeThe SplitShetland), Paul Logue (Shetland, Midsomer Murders, Waterloo Road), and Sarah Phelps (Dublin MurdersThe ABC MurdersOrdeal by Innocence).

Hosted by Sarah Brown (Head of Drama, STV).

Supported by BECTU

Get on Track|Budgeting Your Short Film 


Learn about creating a budget for your short from the ground up with these BAFTA Scotland-winning producers and director. Panellists include Stuart Condy (Producer) and Tim Courtney (Director). 

Hosted by Sara Putt: Founder, Sarah Putt Associates; Chair of Learning & New Talent Committee. 

Telling Stories|Factual

Experts from the world of factual TV delve into how they hunt down real-world stories and bring them to life for their viewers. Panellists include Jack Cocker (Director/Producer - imagine… Rupert Everett Born to be Wilde, imagine… Richard Flanagan: Life After Death, Mining Poems or Odes), Becky Read (Producer/Director - Three Identical Strangers, Killer in Our Classroom: Never Again, Reggie Yates: Life and Death in Chicago), and Hamish Fergusson (Louis Theroux: Altered States, Hospital)

Hosted by Michael McAvoy (Head of Factual, Two Rivers Media).

Masterclass|Directing TV with Douglas Mackinnon 

Join director Douglas Mackinnon (Doctor Who, Sherlock, Good Omens) as he takes you on a visual tour behind the scenes of his shows.

Hosted by Carolynne Sinclair Kidd

Supported by NFTS Scotland

Get on Track|Pitching 


Get the inside track on pitching - how to come up with the next big hit, and get it made. Panellists include Louise Thornton (Digital, Social and Youth Commissioner, BBC Scotland), and Claire Zolkwer (Managing Director, Thunderclap Media, Producer - Big Brother, I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here).

Hosted by Toby Stevens, Head of Objective Media Scotland.

Masterclass|Creating Happy! 

The creative team behind the Netflix hit, Happy! will share some of their secrets and behind-the-scenes magic that went into creating this ambitious CGI character. Panellists include Luke Smith, Senior Animator, Happy! Season 1&2; and Friedl Jooste, Animation Supervisor, Axis Animation.

Masterclass|Stan & Ollie

Director Jon S. Baird (Stan & OllieVinylFilth) and editor Úna Ní Dhonghaíle ACE (Stan & Ollie, Three Girls, The Missing) will join us for a masterclass on this BAFTA nominated film.

Hosted by Sanjeev Kohli (Still Game, Stan & Ollie)

Supported by ScreenSkills

Masterclass|Scot Squad 

Cast and crew give an insight into the BAFTA Scotland award winning comedy. Panellists include: creator Joe Hullait; director Iain Davidson; Julie Wilson-Nimmo - PC Megan Squire; Sally Reid - PC Sarah Flecher; and Manjot Sumal - PC Surjit Singh.

Hosted by Grant Stott. 

Your ticket includes entry to our networking drinks, and Play Party in association with IDGA, after our final session of the day. (Over 18s only)

Get 2 tickets for £10 across all sessions. Tickets will be available for collection at The Lighthouse box office on the day of the event.

  • No refunds available