WFTV Screening: FLACK Episode 1 + Q&A with Exec Producer, Writing Contributor & Actress
Thursday 14th February | 6:00pm (6:30 start) | The Soho Hotel, 4 Richmond Mews
WFTV are delighted to offer our members a fantastic exclusive opportunity to watch W’s upcoming TV drama, Flack starring Anna Paquin, Sophie Okonedo, Lydia Wilson and Rebecca Benson, at a central London location.
The evening will commence at 6.00pm with drinks, Flack episode 1 will start promptly at 6.30pm (no latecomers will be admitted). The show will conclude with a Q&A with Hat Trick’s Executive Producer Comedy Helen Williams, actress Rebecca Benson and writing contributor Rose Heiney.
Flack centres on an American PR executive living in London, who must figure out how to make the best of bad situations and somehow manage to get out unscathed.
Oliver Lansley’s (Whites) series introduces Robyn (Anna Paquin), a hugely capable American PR executive working in London who specialises in clearing up the monumental messes caused by her hapless and selfish clients. Although utterly in command of her job, her personal life is spinning out of control.
During the course of her work, Robyn is required to do some highly questionable things, but she’s never less than compelling. She is an instantly identifiable, complex human being: fully rounded, flawed, and fascinating.
Robyn thrives in the work environment. There she enjoys close relationships with her office “family”: her tyrannical, yet impressive boss Caroline (Sophie Okonedo), her tirelessly hedonistic yet brilliant colleague, Eve (Lydia Wilson), and her endlessly willing intern, Melody (Rebecca Benson). If there is media fire that needs putting out, who you gonna call? Robyn
Helen Williams, Executive Producer on Flack and Executive Producer for Comedy at Hat Trick
Helen Williams is an Executive Producer for Comedy. She started her broadcasting career in BBC Radio’s Light Entertainment department where she produced everything from panel shows to sitcoms for Radio 4. From there, Helen moved into television as a producer on the 11 O’Clock Show, followed by V Graham Norton. She has worked on Hat Trick productions since 2005, producing two series of The Kumars at Number 42 and the BAFTA winning Fonejacker. She became a full time Executive Producer in 2007 and has looked after a range of shows including Facejacker, The Armstrong and Miller Show, SPY and Some Girls.
Rebecca Benson, plays Melody in Flack (also starred in Game of Thrones, The White Princess)
Rebecca trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
Television work includes the Starz series The White Princess, Pixies, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones Season 6, The Crown, Shetland, Vera and Holby City. Film includes Macbeth and You Instead.
Theatre credits include the critically acclaimed Let The Right One In (St Anns Warehouse, NYC, West End, Royal Court & Dundee) as ‘Eli’ (Nominated “Best Female Performance” for Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland in 2014); The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Kensington Gardens, London); Top Table (Òran Mór, Glasgow) and Theatre Uncut (Edinburgh Festival Fringe). Other work includes The Wheel, 365 and Little Otik.
Radio credits includes Take Me To The Necropolis for BBC Radio 4.
Rose Heiney, (Additional Material on Flack)
Theatre includes: Elephants (Hampstead Theatre); Come To Where I’m From (Paines Plough/Chipping Norton) and Original Death Rabbit (Jermyn St Theatre). Television includes: Fresh Meat, Big Bad World, Miranda. Books include: The Days of Judy B (Short Books). Radio includes: Home Alone, From A–Z, From Fact to Fiction, Original Death Rabbit starring Jessie Cave. Rose has television and feature projects in development with Working Title and Moonage Pictures, and most recently wrote on the Filmwave/Netflix series Letter for the King which is filming now.
Thursday 14th February
6.00pm for 6.30pm start
The Soho Hotel
4 Richmond Mews, London