British film producer Lord David Puttnam is to consider the “health of screen industries” at an event later this month.

The Oscar and BAFTA-winning producer behind Chariots of Fire, Bugsy Malone and Midnight Express will address key television and film industry figures at an event hosted by the University of Sunderland and the Royal Television Society on March 28.

The two-hour session is titled Television to Tablets – a prescription for the health of screen industries. It will cover topics including storytelling, performance, cinematography, journalism, business models and technology.

Lord Puttnam will illustrate these topics using clips from his own back catalogue as well as from some of his favourite producers, directors and digital artists.

The final section will borrow from the Desert Island Discs format as he talks about content that inspired him during his youth, his film career and the present day.

He will be interviewed on stage by Screen International news editor Michael Rosser.

Members of the audience will also be able to question the Labour peer through a live Twitter feed.

Further information and free tickets are available by calling 0191 515 3199 or emailing