We’ve done it yet again, a first! We are ridiculously excited to be hosting the hugely talented producer Kwadjo Dajan.
This workshop is open to Actors over 18 years of age.
WHEN: Saturday 21st April 2018 10:30am – 1:30pm
Old Granada Studios
Kwadjo Dajan is a multi-award-winning producer with a formidable track record for delivering bold, ambitious and thought-provoking dramas.
After beginning his career as a documentary producer in the late 1990s Kwadjo made the transition into drama into 2007. Using his journalistic instincts and ability to unearth compelling, access-driven true stories, Kwadjo went on to develop and produce some of the most Iconic ITV dramas of the past 10 years.
As co-producer of Appropriate Adult, he was awarded the BAFTA Breakthrough Talent award in 2012- and the drama also picked up awards for Best Actor (Dominic West); Best Actress (Emily Watson); Best Supporting Actress (Monica Dolan) and Craft awards for Best Editing and Best Make-up.
In June 2015, Kwadjo formed the independent production company, Sugar Films, along with veteran television executives Pat Younge, Lucy Pilkington, Narinder Minhas and Nav Raman. As Creative Director for Drama, Kwadjo is responsible for overseeing a diverse range of scripted programmes for broadcasters in the UK and international market.
In 2017 He produced Little Boy Blue, a powerful 4-part ITV drama about the murder of eleven-year-old schoolboy Rhys Jones, and the Liverpudlian gang culture that claimed his life. Universally praised for it’s impactful portrayal of a senseless tragedy, the series averaged an impressive average of seven million viewers.
He also sits on the board of the High End TV Council, a multi-million pound bursary aimed at plugging the skills gap in the TV drama industry and promoting diversity.
His hallmark of turning provocative, intelligent and at times difficult stories into stylish dramas for mainstream audiences has marked him out as one of the UK’s most formidable producers.
The workshop will start with an introduction from Kwadjo and a talk about his career. Actors will then introduce themselves. Actors will then perform a scene (to be sent 3 days prior to the workshop) for Kwadjo. We will finish with a Q&A.
“The intent of the workshop is educational and should not be considered a job interview or audition. Attending workshops is not a way to obtain employment as an actor. It is a learning / educational experience. The presence of a Producer is neither a guarantee nor a promise of employment. Contact with a Casting Producer at a workshop rarely results in any further contact with that Producer or any company affiliated with that Casting Director.”