Drama pupils enjoyed a visit to Monumental Pictures

The Careers & Drama departments collaborated to take sixth form Drama pupils at the kind invitation of British Film Producer, Debra Hayward to visit the production house, Monumental Pictures, at the Broadcast Centre, London. The pupils had received in advance a script of a series, The Marlow Murder Club, which Monumental Pictures had filmed in the summer and was now in final stages of editing.  

The pupils were treated to a short viewing of the final edit and then talks involving each stage of the production process from Debra Hayward – CEO, Lucy Rawlinson – Head of Development, Fran Everett – Development Exec, Jill Forbes – Head Of Production, Louisa Ezziane – Production Manager, Beth Brown – Asst. to Alison Owen, Ani Scordellis – Asst. to Alison Carpenter, Steve Barron – Director and Robert Thorogood – Writer.

It was a superb visit giving the pupils insight into the enormity and variety of roles and expertise involved in the tv and film production process. The Drama pupils loved it and were an absolute credit to themselves & Gresham’s – enthused, engaged, and full of questions. We would like to thank a very generous donation to the Gresham’s Foundation for enriching arts learning for sponsoring the trip.