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A Panel Discussion About Turning Graphic Novels into Films
At the Century Club - Soho W1

Wednesday the 22nd March 2023 Doors at 6:30 pm, talk begins at 7 pm

The artist Salvador Dali believed that “comics will be the culture of the year 3794”. In fact, this tongue in cheek prediction appears to have come true rather quicker than the great surrealist predicted, especially in the world of cinema. Four of the top ten highest grossing films of all time started their lives as comics showing that graphic novels have crossed the borders of fringe pop culture into the domain of Hollywood’s leading genre.

Join us at the Century for a panel discussion with some of London’s top producers discussing their experience in adapting comics to screen. After the talks, there will be an opportunity to meet the panel informally for a drink.

Tickets £12 - please click here to purchase

The session will be chaired by Ivanka Hahnenberger:
Ivanka Hahnenberger has worked as a producer for the past 27 years. She is the Founder and General Manager of VIP Brands Ltd a rights and consulting company focusing on expanding graphic novel horizons.

Panellists include: Armando Iannucci is a writer and producer, known for The Death of Stalin (2017), Veep (2012) and The Thick of It (2005). He is presently working on an HBO project The Franchise which takes a wry look at superhero movie-making.

Michael Lake has over thirty-five years' experience in production and management in the film industry. For the past 14 years he has run the Warner Roadshow Studios and during this time he has been instrumental to the development and production of many feature films.

Tim Searle is a director, producer, executive producer and graphic artist. He has worked in animation for over 25 years and is best known for his work on Mr Bean, Danger Mouse, Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed, Have I Got News for You and more.

Comica, The London Comics Festival, at The Century Club is a VIP Brands Ltd concept, presented in association with The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Antique Beat & A Curious Invitation.


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