Inside Pictures have announced the participants selected for its 2016 programme. The successful group were chosen from more than one hundred high-calibre applications from industry subsectors including acquisitions, development, production, sales, distribution, finance, digital, talent management, marketing, legal and business affairs. This year’s cohort is comprised of 20 participants who come from Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, The Netherlands, The Republic of Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Spain and the UK. They are:

  • Amy Jackson, Head of Production, See-Saw Films Limited
  • Antoine Simkine, Producer, Les Films d’Antoine
  • Cate Kane, Acquisitions Manager, Curzon Artificial Eye
  • Femke Wolting, Founder / Producer, Submarine
  • Greg Ruback, Executive Director, International Legal & Business Affairs, Paramount Pictures
  • Henning Kamm, Producer / Co-Owner, DETAiLFILM / Zentropa Hamburg
  • John Giwa-Amu, Producer, Red and Black Films
  • Laura Wilson, Director of Development, Entertainment One Features
  • Linda Krukle, Producer / CEO, Krukfilms
  • Luane Gauer, Manager, International Production & Acquisitions, Focus Features
  • Mar Ilundain González, Freelance Business Affairs Consultant
  • Martha Coleman, Partner / Producer, Revlover
  • Martina Niland, Managing Director / Producer, Cosmo Films
  • Mattia della Puppa, Head of Marketing, Adler Entertainment
  • Michael Frenschkowski, CEO / Producer, MUT Productions UG
  • Patrick Howson, Director of Sales & Acquisitions, Bankside Films
  • Samantha Cameron-Mowat, Licensing and New Business Development Director, EMEA Digital, Lionsgate
  • Tendeka Matatu, Managing Director / Producer, Ten10 Films Limited
  • Tom Harberd, Head of Finance, Head Gear Films
  • Vanessa Henneman, CEO / Founding Partner, Henneman Agency and The European Talent Network 


AC head shot smThe 2016 Inside Pictures Industry Ambassador is Andrew Cripps, President, International at IMAX. A highly regarded figure in the industry and a frequent speaker at Inside Pictures, Cripps will champion the course and be present at key stages throughout the programme. He will welcome participants at the start of their journey, meet with them during the programme and send them on their way as they graduate at the end of the course. He says: “I am delighted to continue to support Inside Pictures because I believe it is a terrific programme which provides amazing insight into the world of film, especially the burgeoning international marketplace.”

For more information on Andrew Cripps and his relationship with Inside Pictures, see here.


Inside Pictures is run by the National Film and Television School, one of the world’s leading film schools. The programme is supported by Creative Europe and Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded directly by the National Lottery via the BFI.

eu_flag_creative_europe_media_co_funded_vect_pos_en_cmyk-ConvertedAgnieszka Moody, Director of Creative Europe Desk UK, says: “It’s great to see another 20 professionals embarking on the exciting adventure that is Inside Pictures. Through the course, they will develop some of the most crucial skills and networks ‎indispensable to run a successful business in a fast-changing, globalised digital world. Creative Europe is committed to fostering talent and that includes producers and executives driving the industry forward.”

Dabfi-cs_lot_ff_col_logo_glown Simmons of Creative Skillset, says: “With the rapid pace of change in the creative industries, it is vital we support the development of the next generation of leaders who can sustain and grow the UK film industry’s global position.  This is why Creative Skillset continues to support Inside Pictures.  This year’s cohort already has an outstanding mix of skills and experience.  With the breadth of knowledge and contacts that they will acquire through this programme, we look forward to watching them grow from strength to strength, keeping our industry thriving.”

NFTSNik Powell, NFTS Director, says: “We are delighted to see Inside Pictures going from strength to strength as a new group of outstanding participants join us for the thirteenth year. We are grateful to Creative Europe and Creative Skillset for their ongoing support, and to the key industry players who give their time to help make this the leading programme for producers and executives.”

iplogo_2xJulia Short, Inside Pictures Programme Director of Content, says: “Inside Pictures is especially pleased to welcome industry luminary Andrew Cripps as this year’s IP Ambassador.  Andrew has been a valued, long-term supporter of the programme since it’s inception. The Inside Pictures alumni network, now standing at 211, goes from strength to strength and its members have been instrumental in helping us to establish a mentoring initiative in 2015. We are further developing the mentoring scheme in 2016, alongside a range of new initiatives aimed at strengthening our cross-year network and offering additional support to participants.”


Inside Pictures receives widespread industry support and participation from many of the highest-level industry professionals in America and Europe. For an up to date list of speakers for the 2016 programme, see here.