Come and meet Hollywood scriptwriter Rob Sprackling

The Chiswick Calendar is holding another of our Media Club events on Wednesday 17 October. Having had speakers on serious subjects such as Reporting Russia and the quality of journalism today, we felt it was time for a little light entertainment.

Ricky Tomlinson as Mike Bassett

Rob Sprackling’s film Mike Bassett: England Manager with Ricky Tomlinson as the hapless and hopeless manager has a cult status amongst football fans – the equivalent in English football to Spinal Tap in the world of rock music.

Rob has a long list of script writing credits to his name (Five Children and It, Shooting Fish and Polar Express) but Gnomeo and Juliet was the first children’s animation which he created and developed himself with co-writer Johnny Smith. Made by Walt Disney, it boasted an all-star cast and grossed $2,000,000 at the box office.


The Queen’s Corgi

Rob’s next animated film, The Queen’s Corgi looks set to be another blockbuster and will showing at a cinema near you from 15 February.

Come and see Rob talking about film making and his career as a stand-up comedian and TV presenter along the route to becoming a successful Hollywood script writer. Tickets for the Media Club event are available here.

Read more about Rob on the This Is Chiswick pages of the website.