Oscar Winner Iain Canning to Support National Youth Film Academy Project

"The King's Speech" producer lined up for Q&A with 60 British filmmaking wannabes.

LONDON – Oscar-winning producer of The King’s Speech Iain Canning is to share his recent experiences and career in the movie industry with film fans who secured a place on the inaugural summer program Make it Happen set up by the National Youth Film Academy.

A Q&A with Canning, a masterclass with Monsters writer/director Gareth Edwards and veteran TV director Herbie Wise are among the highlights for the 60 finalists that made it from 3,000 applicants onto the two-week training event supported by the British Film Institute’s Future Film fund.

The two-week shindig kicks off August 15 and is also supported by the Directors Guild Trust and the Directors Guild of Great Britain.

The two-week course, according to organizers, "aims to discover and nurture the best British film talent of tomorrow."