BAFTA: Mastering Your Craft- Producing Masterclass with Lisa Bryer

Producer Lisa Bryer leads a masterclass on how to succeed in film production, citing examples from her own career. She reveals the various difficulties she has faced, such as the financiers going bankrupt halfway through shooting Goodbye Charlie Bright (2000), and the studio's initial reluctance to cast Forest Whitaker and James McAvoy in The Last King of Scotland (2006). The latter, which went on to win several Baftas, took eight years to get off the ground - as Bryer concludes, "so much of producing is never giving up".



 

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