Capital Crime Social Outreach Initiative
London, 29 March 2019
Capital Crime’s co-founder David Headley has collaborated with author Adam Hamdy to create the Capital Crime Social Outreach Initiative to help and inspire the many talented London students who may currently believe working as an author or in a publishing house is not a realistic goal.
Capital Crime has asked ten state-funded schools in and around the capital to select two sixth-form students with some interest and ability in creative writing. Those 20 students and their teachers have been invited to attend a seminar evening in Central London, where they will have the opportunity to hear from authors and publishing professionals and understand how they might be able to pursue careers in writing or publishing.
Capital Crime wants to ensure the industry attracts the best and brightest talent, regardless of background. The expert speakers will share practical advice on how to build a sustainable, lucrative career in the industry. With more cuts than ever to creative programmes in schools and universities across the United Kingdom, Capital Crime wants to support the communities on their doorstep to ensure they do not miss out on the opportunity to meet leading industry professionals and authors. Capital Crime’s social outreach initiative hopes to inspire, educate and offer hope to aspiring talents.
About David Headley
David Headley studied theology in London and Durham before co-founding and becoming the Managing Director of Goldsboro Books, a much admired, leading independent bookseller, based in central London.
He has gained a reputation for championing debut authors and he created the UK’s largest collectors’ book club. David has won awards for bookselling and in 2015 he was included in the Top 100 most influential people in publishing by The Bookseller.
David is also the MD of The Dome Press, a small, independent publisher based in London, and co-founder of Capital Crime.
About Adam Hamdy
Adam Hamdy is a British screenwriter and author who works with production companies and studios on both sides of the Atlantic.
Adam recently signed a three book deal with Pan Macmillan. Black Thirteen, the first book in the new thriller series, will be published in autumn 2019.
As a screenwriter Adam is currently working on a TV series adaptation of the 5-million copy New York Times bestselling novel One Second After for Constantin Film; Boneseekers, an original TV series for Academy Award-winning producer Lee Thomas and Atrium/DRG; and The Fear in Their Eyes, an original action thriller feature, for Academy Award-winning producers CrossDay Productions.
Recent screenwriting commissions include: Kings of Rome, a Vatican-set thriller feature for German production company DCM and Academy Award-winning producer John Lesher; Number9dream, an adaptation of David Mitchell’s Booker Prize-nominated novel and Aaron, a feature biopic about Internet activist Aaron Swartz for Indigo Films.
Adam has a degree in Law from Oxford University and a degree in Philosophy from the University of London. He is a seasoned skier, rock climber, and CPSA gold marksman. He has taught creative writing courses in the UK and US and is a member of the debut committee of the International Thriller Writers Organisation.
Adam founded Capital Crime with David Headley.
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