A special anniversary Doctor Who event is to to be held in New York, hosted by BAFTA Cymru, Cardiff Business Council, BBC America and BAFTA New York.
The special screening event will be held this Thursday, 14 May, to celebrate 10 years since the Doctor Who franchise was revived and went into production at BBC Wales. The event will offer 220 industry guests a big-screen showing of recent episode Listen, starring Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with showrunner and writer Steven Moffat, and will be preceded by a Penderyn Whisky and Welsh Cheese and Wine reception.
Hannah Raybould, Director of BAFTA Cymru, said:
With millions of fans around the world, and significant viewing figures in the US on BBC America, we felt the 10 year anniversary was a great occasion to toast the team behind the franchise, and offer US industry practitioners an insight into the way the series has developed, as well as an overview of the creative industries sector in Wales.
Charles Tremayne, Chairman BAFTA New York, said:
Steven Moffat said
Cardiff Business Council, sponsors of the event, will be hosting a reception to promote the capital city as the gateway to Wales, a country that has seen significant increases in production of film, television, games and commercials in recent years. Cardiff Business Council Chairman Nigel Roberts said
Creative Industries forms a big part of our successful economy and we want Cardiff to be like the Doctor ‘at the centre of the universe’! We are proud to be the home of Doctor Who and we are looking forward to meeting with the movers and shakers of New York at this prestigious event.
Ken Poole, Head of Economic Development for the City of Cardiff Council and Director, Cardiff Business Council, said
The creative industry is the fastest growing sector in Wales. Around a third of all Welsh creative industry jobs are based in Cardiff, with over 6,000 jobs in the capital. We will continue to embrace every opportunity to show what Cardiff has to offer, further establishing the fastest growing European Capital City on the world stage.
Information regarding BAFTA Cymru events programme can be found online
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