Online + Frankfurt am Main | 15 – 23 October 2022

Adrian Wootton

We are again particularly pleased to welcome Adrian Wootton as a speaker in the B3 Conference program. He is a recognized expert on a wide range of topics in film, television and literature. He lectures with virtuosity and provides the most delightful background anecdotes about the history of Hollywood, film noir or personalities such as David Bowie, Francis Ford Coppola or Charles Dickens.

Adrian Wootton received for his work numerous awards and honorary doctorates, such as the Honorary Doctorate from Norwich University of the Arts or that of the University of East Anglia. In 2017, Adrian was awarded the title of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to the field of film. We look forward to an exciting series of lectures with OBE Adrian Wootton, including one on Francis Ford Coppola and The Godfather, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2022.


Personal Info

  • Speaker
Field of Work
  • Film
  • United Kingdom


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B3 Conference

06:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The exciting production of Francis Ford Coppola's Mafia THE GODFATHER is impressively narrated and staged by Adrian Wootton (OBE).

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola’s mafia odyssey masterpiece Adrian Wootton CEO of Film London (and Coppola Aficionado) returns to B3 to give an illustrated talk on the making of the epic movie preceding the screening of the new Paramount restoration. Lavishly interspersed with film clips, slides and photographs, Wootton recounts the enthralling behind the scenes real life story (before, during and after the film’s production) that rivals the film’s fictional plot line for dramatic intensity and Machiavellian intrigue!

02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Talk: A blessing, the money from the funding pot! Will it continue like this forever?

It's a well-known fact that money isn't just lying around on the street, but once you've successfully benefited from funding, you don't want to miss it.

The European model of national, regional, but also international film, media and cultural funding is thus almost a blessing, as it keeps culture going and enables many people to earn a living. Nevertheless, we ask heretically whether this kind of funding still makes sense in the old tried-and-tested form in times of media (over-)globalization? The market is flooded with content of all kinds and many of the funded projects receive even less attention than before.

Shouldn't new forms of project funding be designed and implemented instead? We ask funders about their plans for the future and what they think is important to ensure that there is no end to the blessings and that more projects can be funded and noticed.

Among others, the wonderfully eloquent and imaginative Anna Schoeppe (HessenFilm und Medien GmbH; CEO), the smart and far-sighted Adrian Wootton (Film London and British Council; CEO) will discuss. A must for all who want to be promoted and seen in the future.

07:00 PM – 10:00 PM
An Illustrated Talk: Elvis & The Movies, a comprehensive overview of Presley’s extensive movie career.

Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London, is a recognized authority on popular music and cinema and has written, lectured and curated extensively on the work of legendary American singer Elvis Presley (1935-1977).

In his second talk of B3 2022 Wootton will precede a screening of the beautiful Paramount digital restoration of BLUE HAWAII 1961, one of Elvis most popular movies, with a comprehensive overview of Presley’s extensive movie career. Ripping away the myths, misunderstandings and misconceptions interspersed with extensive film clips, slides and photographs, Wootton’s talk will give the real stories behind the 31 movies of Elvis 12 year immersion in Hollywood and come right up to date to Baz Luhrmann’s recent biopic.

Guests of B3

Laura Karasek
Speaker Germany
Carina Shoshtary
Artist Germany
Damien Goodwin
Writer United Kingdom
Alec Empire
Composer Germany