About the session
The fastest growing cinema audience is aged 45+. They’re looking for quality films, with great acting and strong characters, as shown by the success of films like Philomena, Gravity and My Week With Marilyn. The female stars of the 1940’s had equal billing with the men, and their dialogue was as filthy,feisty and cutting as their male counterparts, if not more so.
Killer Dialogue bought together a panel of industry experts to look at what makes unforgettable female characters, and how to create them, using classic clips from the 1940s, with films such as The Big Sleep, His Girl Friday, The Philadelphia Story for inspiration.
KAREN KRIZANOVICH | Writer, broadcaster and critic.
RACHEL HIRONS | Screenwriter and playwright (Powder Room, A Guide To Second Date Sex, Dirty Laundry).
TESS MORRIS | Screenwriter and lecturer (Man Up, Beer Goggles, Secret Santa)
AVERIL LEIMON | Leadership psychologist, consultant and author (Coaching Women to Lead)
CHARLES GANT | Author, journalist and film industry analyst
Filmonomics is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the National Lottery via the BFI, and through the Skills Investment Fund (SIF)