I can't see anything about it on the BFI website yet, but apparently it will run from 23-25 April.
Akbar's article quotes BFI artistic director, Eddie Berg, who says that part of the reason for bringing HBO execs and producers to London is to see what British broadcasters can learn from them.
"When people think of British drama around the world, we think of quality costume drama at the BBC, but what we don't think of is [it showing] series dramas like The Wire or The Sopranos, which are contemporary and edgy.Reporting on the same story, the Telegraph also has a comment from the BBC.
"We have to ask ourselves why can't the BBC seem to be able to do this with all the resources it has?"
In response, the BBC issued a statement saying that television drama was "alive and well" in Britain, citing Criminal Justice, Small Island and A Short Stay in Switzerland as evidence of the corporation's commitment to risk-taking programmes.