September, 2018

19Sep6:00 PM9:00 PMEvent OverTales From Hollywood: Eric Blakeney On Screenwriting


(Wednesday) 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BST


Zero One Studio

Hopkins St, Soho, London W1F 0HS

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  • Eric Blakeney

    Eric Blakeney

    Screenwriter, Director, Producer

    Screenwriter, Director, Producer

Event Details

Come join us as American writer, director and producer Eric Blakeney (21 Jump Street, Baywatch and Gun Shy) gives an interview about his experience in writing for hit TV series and film, followed by a Q&A. Moderation: Phil McCauley.

He will:

  • talk about the writing for a high-pressurised environments
  • give insight into what’s going on in a high budget production Board meeting
  • talk about the ins and outs of re-locating to the UK as a writer/director

Come along to this gem of an event, meet new people and get some insight into the ins and outs of writing for large productions.

About Eric Blakeney

Eric Blakeney is a screenwriter, director, author and radio raconteur.  A veteran of television and film, Blakeney was the show–runner for Fox’s tentpole series 21 Jump Street starring Johnny Depp.

He has served as writer/producer on hit TV series such as Baywatch, Moonlighting, Cagney and Lacey, The Equalizer, Crime Story and many more. He also penned scripts for Mad Max IV-Fury Road and successful made-for-TV movies including Generation X and Fighting for My Daughter.

Blakeney made his directorial debut in the 2000 comedy Gun Shy starring Liam Neeson, Oliver Platt and Sandra Bullock. Blakeney also served as executive producer/writer for TV movie Generation X (starring Matt Frewer and Finola Hughes), the Marvel Comics classic about a group of mutant teenagers blessed with superhuman powers. He also co–authored three volumes of estoric healer Ruben Papian’s Books of Essence.

Some of Eric Blakeney’s projects:

  • Gun Shy
  • Wiseguy
  • Baywatch
  • Cagney and Lacey
  • Moonlighting
  • Max Headroom
  • Booker
  • VR.5
  • The Equalizer
  • Crime Story
  • Generation X

About Phil McCauley

Phil is a highly experienced entrepreneur.  He invests in start-up and high growth businesses in music, media and green energy having exited several businesses over the past 12 years including a NYSE listing. Market cap from of $4m to $750,000,000 in 5 years.
Phil is a strategist, consultant and expert in change management and implementation. His first business TTL Music – sold licensed music services across Europe and system installations to large retail groups. Exited. Business sold for £6m in 2001
He has taken an energy business public on the NYSE and is engaged in business change, investment and funding. His business interests also cover film and TV production companies.
Phil has also served as a board member of, The Prince’s Trust (east midlands), Mind (north Nottinghamshire), The Broadway Cinema Arts Venue Notts, Visit Nottinghamshire.
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