In the latest of our industry talks, we had the privilege of talking to Dame Pippa Harris about her impressive career.
Pippa co-founded Neal Street Productions in 2003 with Sam Mendes and has Produced and Executive Produced an extensive repertoire of Films and TV shows. She is known for Call the Midwife (2012-2021) Revolutionary Road (2008) and Starter for 10 (2006). She was nominated for and won multiple awards for 1917 (2019), including an Academy Award for Best Picture nomination, a BAFTA Award for Best Film and Outstanding British Film and a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture.
During the talk we were given glimpses into the TV and Film industry from the glamour of the Oscars to the technicalities of auditioning and the producers involvement in casting decisions. She gave some reassuring advice to our actors as they start out in the industry, to listen to and learn from their colleagues.
Pippa shared her thoughts on the future of the growing Film and TV industry. In her career she has noticed a rise in female and ethnically diverse professionals entering the industry but noted there is still a long way to go. Pippa ended the talk with optimism that this will continue to progress.