About the event
My name is Dr Adam Locks and I’m a senior lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Chichester. I’m co-organising the celebration with my colleague from Media Production, Michael Holley and Optimum’s DVD producer, Jaz Wiseman. We also have a team of people from the university working with us and I’ll flag them up in later blogs. At this stage, I should add that we have the blessing of Optimum/Studio Canal (who are supplying DVD box sets for weekend prizes) and have many of our screenings provided by both them and the BFI.
The Avengers celebration has emerged from the ‘Dept. of Media Presents’ series based at the university and which we’ve run over the last year and a half. Previous guests have included Star Wars producer Robert Watts, Avengers writer/producer Brian Clemens, former Chair of BAFTA and highly successful TV and film producer Hilary Bevan Jones, and actor Philip Glenister, best known for playing Gene Hunt in Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes, and actor/director David Morrissey who is currently in the detective drama Thorne. These events have been so successful that it inspired us to do something on a bigger scale.