Pathé Dream-Makers

First-time filmmaker breaks into the movie business

by Willow Green |
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Kenneth Branagh took time out from the London premiere of his new film Love’s Labour’s Lost to award a first-time filmmaker the opportunity to put his movie into production. Bernard Wright – an actor-turned-scriptwriter was awarded the Path Production Prize in the West End last night, a prize which means his first film Frankie’s Comeback will be financed by Pathé. ‘Encouraging new talent is a vital and hugely enjoyable commitment to new writers in our industry,'’said Branagh as he announced Wright as the winner. ‘It’s award season right now,’ said Wright, whose script had previously won the Pathé/Orange scriptwriting prize, ‘but I’ll take this one anytime.’ Frankie’s Comeback, a comedy about a showman whose career is on the skids, will now be given script advice and funding support from Pathé.

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