14th November 2000





The producer of this year’s most successful British movie will be at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside next week to talk about his work.


Jon Finn, who co-produced Billy Elliott for production company Working Title, will speak at the Lincoln campus on Monday afternoon (20th November) in the second event to be staged by the new Lincoln Media Development Agency.


Newcomer Jamie Bell starred alongside Julie Walters in the hit move Billy Elliott, in which an eleven-year-old boy turns to dance lessons as an escape from his life in a northern pit village during the miners’ strike of 1984.


Organisers hope that the talk by Jon Finn will be only the first in a series of film-makers’ forums to be held at the university as part of an ongoing initiative to support companies and individuals working across the media in Lincolnshire.


“The event is free and is aimed at practitioners and members of the public as well as students at the city’s two universities,” said Mark Dunford, acting director of the Lincoln Media Development Agency.


“The hope is that this will become an established event in the calendar.”


Last month’s visit of Trainspotting star Ewan Bremner attracted around 100 people to the university for a scripted reading which launched the agency in Lincoln.


The talk on Monday begins at 2pm in the Jackson Lecture Theatre at the university’s Lincoln campus. All are welcome.


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For more information contact:


Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk