Prime Time: In Conversation with Tony Jordan

Room: Tuke Cinema
Time: Friday 2:00pm

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with Tony Jordan
moderated by Nik Powell

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Join Tony Jordan, the man who’s become synonymous with successful prime time drama, and have your chance to ask him anything! Settle in for an inspirational and entertaining hour.

Jordan started his writing career at 32 when he submitted his first unsolicited script to the BBC. He became a scriptwriter for BBC 1‘s Eastenders, writing almost two hundred episodes and moving up the ranks to become lead writer and series consultant, when EastEnders constantly hit audiences in excess of 20 million.

Tony has since created some of the best loved series in recent years, including Hustle and Life On Mars. He set up Red Planet Pictures in 2005 as a uniquely writer-led, creatively inspiring, drama house. It was conceived to make popular intelligent drama – the type of shows that cemented Tony’s reputation as series creator and show runner.

Tony’s recent work includes zombie drama, Renaissance starring Kelly Brook and Alan Dale, as well as the critically acclaimed The Nativity starring Peter Capaldi. Tony’s latest series is By Any Means, a gripping and edgy post-watershed drama about playing criminals at their own game.

Tony is a champion of new writing via his Red Planet Prize and one of the most personable writers in the business today.  In this session he sits down with equally personable Producer Nik Powell in what’s sure to be one of the most enjoyable and memorable sessions of the festival.

Appearing in this session

Nik Powell

Nik Powell – Producer and Director of National Film and Television School

Credits include: The Crying Game, Mona Lisa

Virgin co-founder turned Producer, Nik is the man behind some of the most successful and acclaimed British films of all time.
Nik Powell
Tony Jordan

Tony Jordan – Writer and producer

Credits include: Hustle, Life On Mars, Holby Blue

He’s written for and created some of the most iconic and successful British TV series, including Life on Mars and East Enders.
Tony Jordan