David Puttnam delivers module on the film industry.
Film and Screen Media, in association with Atticus Education and the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, UCC, has developed a seminar on the Film Industry that is delivered each year by Lord David Puttnam to students on the MA in Film Studies.
Film and Screen Media, inassociation with Atticus Education and the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, UCC, has developed a seminar on the Film Industry that is delivered each year by Lord David Puttnam to students on the MA in Film Studies.
David Puttnam spent thirty years as an independent producer of award-winning films including The Mission, The Killing Fields, Local Hero, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express, Bugsy Malone and Memphis Belle. His films have won ten Oscars, 25 BAFTAS and
the Palme D'Or at Cannes. From 1994 to 2004 he was Vice President and Chair of Trustees at the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) and was awarded a BAFTA Fellowship in 2006.
Lord Puttnam’s exciting module, delivered through a combination of in-person seminars that take place in Film and Screen Media’s purpose-built Auditorium, and live streams from Lord Puttnam’s studio, builds on the strong relationship that University College Cork has developed over the years with the legendary producer. In 2012 Minister Pat Rabbitte appointed Lord Puttnam Ireland’s first Digital Champion in recognition of his long-standing advocacy of digital media and its importance in both education and business, and in 2013, Lord Puttnam was announced as University College Cork’s Adjunct Professor of Film and Digital Media. Core to this appointment has been his development of a module for Film and Screen Media, a discipline for which he has been a tireless champion. In 2005 he launched the MA in Film Studies (www.ucc.ie/en/filmstudies/ma) and in 2013 lent his support to the new BA in Film and Screen Media (www.ucc.ie/en/filmstudies/ba). The BA is unique in Ireland in its combination of film studies and screen media (internet, mobile social media, computer games), and practical modules and workshops in digital filmmaking and writing for the screen.