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Film Executive Judith Merians On The Making Of


For Expats Of All Origins. French. Visitors. (All Ages)

Sunday 5 June 2011

19h15 - 23h00ish

(Happy Hour. Judith's Presentation. Dinner and Dessert. More Great Socializing.)

Our Guest Of Honor


Entertainment Attorney. Business Executive: Hollywood. Internationallyl

The King's Speech is a 2010 British historical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler. Colin Firth plays King George VI who, to overcome his stammer, sees Lionel Logue, an Australian speech therapist played by Geoffrey Rush. The two men become friends as they work together, and after his brother Edward VIII abdicates, the new king relies on Logue to help him make a radio broadcast on the day that Britain goes to war with Germany at the beginning of World War II.

Seidler, who began researching George VI's life after overcoming his own stammer during his youth, wrote about the men's relationship.

Nine weeks before filming, Logue's notebooks were discovered and quotations from them were incorporated into the script. Principal photography took place in London and other locations in Britain, in December 2009 and early January 2010. The film was released in the United Kingdom on 7 January 2011.

About Judith Merians

Judith Merians has been an entertainment attorney and business executive for the Hollywood Studios and independent production companies for 27 years. She has taught the business, finance, and legal aspects of filmmaking at the University of California Los Angeles Extension Film School for 12 years and in film schools around the world and has spoken at many film conferences including the Cannes Film Festival and the American Film Market seminars. She is currently a consultant to independent filmmakers and film school professor.

Judith is always fascinating!

*( The film was nominated for seven Golden Globes, winning Best Actor – Drama for Firth. The film received 14 BAFTA nominations, the most of any film, winning seven, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Firth, and Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress for Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter. The film was also nominated for 12 Academy Awards, the most of any film that year, and ended up winning four, all in major categories: Best Picture, Best Director for Tom Hooper, Best Actor for Firth and Best Original Screenplay for David Seidler.!) Visit:

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