Open Door: Ignite

Open Door and Derby Theatre
Workshops and Learning ,
Thursday 19 September 2019

Interested in working in film, television and theatre?

Wondering what it might be like to be a casting director, lighting designer, actor, makeup artist, camera operator?

Don’t know what some of these even are or think they’re not ‘real jobs’ with real salaries? Come find out!

This Autumn award winning charity Open Door team up with Derby Theatre to deliver our exciting new event Ignite.

Come along to our panel discussion including actor Joe Dempsie (Game of Thrones, Skins) to learn more about employment opportunities within the film, television and theatre industry and fire questions at the people who are already doing it! 

The creative industry currently employs over 3 million people which is 1 in 11 U.K jobs.

We want to spread the word about the huge range of roles that exist within this sector, get you inspired and arm you with the info and inside tips you will need to pursue a career in this creative and inspiring industry. 

Come see what all the fuss about and ignite your passion for a new career! Book your FREE place now.

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Open Door: Ignite panelists


Joe Dempsie
Actor (Game of Thrones, Skins)

Aisha Bywaters
Casting Director for TV & Film (The Last Tree, Enterprise)

Lewis Arnold
TV Director (Broadchurch, Humans, Dark Money)

Richard Neale
Actor & Acting Tutor (Lecturer at Drama Centre, Guildford & Open Door Tutor)

Myah Jeffers
Dramaturge and Literacy Associate at The Royal Court

Sarah Brigham
Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Derby Theatre

Charlotte Davies

Agent at United Agents

Tim Heywood
Head of Wardrobe,  Derby Theatre

Tim Skelly
Lighting Designer

Hosted by Terry Haywood
Actor (including What Fatima Did at Derby Theatre)

Open Door: Ignite

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Running Time: 1 Hour