If you are a senior executive or an individual running your own business, you will know that success in part depends on maintaining and growing the right contacts and networks, and understanding all parts of the industry. Inside Pictures is tailored to senior level industry professionals, and represents the next stage after the MEDIA Programme-funded EAVE and ACE. Our previous participants testify to the value of the programme.

Mark Byrne, Head of Business Affairs at Element Pictures and Alumni of 2013 says:

“As somebody involved in a company that straddles production, distribution, exhibition and VOD, I didn’t think I would ever find a training programme that could cater for what I needed but Inside Pictures did… Not only was the calibre of speakers excellent but there was a great mix of participants both geographically and from different disciplines. A particular highlight was the LA module as we got a great insight in to the workings of the industry. We were brought into meet with studios, financiers, agents, and producers and to openly discuss issues with them. I also learned a lot about my own way of working during the negotiating day in London. Overall Inside Pictures was an invaluable experience and I would thoroughly recommend it.”

Thomas Benski, MD and Producer of Pulse and Alumni of 2011, says:

“I must say I was sceptical when I applied as I think it is very hard to find a programme that will be genuinely helpful once you have reached a certain stage of the industry. Well, I was very wrong. IP was a real revelation: the standard of the lecturers and participants has made this experience unique. The most unique aspect for me is the blend of disciplines. Despite all participants being from the same industry, if it was not for IP I would have never engaged with certain disciplines unless we were in a business transaction, by which time it’s too late.”

Anna Godas, CEO at Dogwoof and Alumni of 2015 says:

“What attracted me to the programme was its reputation, the opportunity to broaden the network for my company, both through my peers (who were of a very high caliber), and through the speakers. The insight the programme gives into the Hollywood system is second to none. I have to say, this is not just a course, this is a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”