First event kicks off with Rachel Portman [pictured].

BAFTA and the Royal Albert Hall are starting a new series, Conversations with Screen Composers, which will take place monthly from May to July, with intentions to establish an annual event.

Celebrating talent from film, television and video games, the series will feature major composers discussing their work and will include clips of their music and a performance.

Rachel Portman (Emma, Chocolat) is the subject of the first event, which will take place on May 9. BAFTA-nominated video game composer James Hannigan follows on June 29, with Doctor Who composer Murray Gold finishing the event on July 11.

The conversations will take place in the Royal Albert Hall’s Edgar Room, with a web series on BAFTA’s website to follow.

Lucy Noble, Head of Programming and Education at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “The presentation of film continues to play a very important role in the Hall’s own programming and this collection of talks by three very talented composers is sure to captivate both film and music fans alike whilst adding another exciting strand to the Elgar Room’s diversity and providing new experiences to our audiences.”

Conversations with Screen Composers will be hosted by Tommy Pearson and is supported by PRS for Music, Asahi and Haagen Dazs.