The project aims to shine a light on new filmmakers, and gives them a chance to have their work read by some of the very best in the business.

Ghetto Film School is a non profit organisation that helps new filmmakers, writers and directors develop their talent.

On the 23rd June at the House of KOKO in London, a very special event gave these filmmakers a rare chance to have their scripts performed by host of well known actors. Through the table read, Ghetto Film School develops and connects emerging talent with the resources they need to advance in their filmmaking careers. Students will receive feedback from top filmmakers and industry professionals in front of an audience of key Ghetto Film School supporters and partners.

Headlining the event was Christopher Eccleston who, having worked with some of the greatest screenwriters to emerge from Britain, from Jimmy McGovern to Peter Bowker, has always been an extremely vocal supporter of emerging talent.

Other actors in attendance included Gangs of London‘s Sophie Dirisu, Sophie Simnett from Netflix’s Daybreak, and Get Even‘s Razan Hassar

The event attracts the great and the good from the British film and television industry. Attendees this year include:

Alice Pearse – Manager, Original Series at Netflix

Elisabeth Murdoch – Co Founder and Executive Chairman of Sister Pictures

Gabriel Silver – Director of Commissioning, Drama at Sky Studios

Joana Abeyie – Interim Head of Creative Diversity at the BBC

Nizam Uddin OBE – Chief Strategy Officer of Algbra

Jemma Read – Global Head of Corporate Philanthropy, Bloomberg Olly Bengough – KOKO Founder and CEO

Dan Hill – Chief Strategy Officer at Wieden + Kennedy

Ghetto Film School hosts the event annually across their international branches. You can see coverage from Deadline of the Los Angeles table read, which was attended by Taika Waititi, David O Russell and Max Greenfield among others.

You can find out more about Ghetto Film School and their work on their official website

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