Inside Pictures is open to applicants working across the European film industry. High-level industry professionals in America and Europe confirmed as speakers include:
Romain Bessi – Executive Vice President Strategy, Finance & Technical, STUDIOCANAL
Tim Bevan – Co-Chairman, Working Title Films
Chris Bird – Director Content Strategy, Amazon
Andrew Cripps – President Europe, Middle East & Africa, IMAX Corporation
David Garrett – CEO, Mister Smith Entertainment
Wayne Godfrey – Managing Director, The Fyzz Group
Sisse Graum Jørgensen – Producer, Zentropa Filmbyen APS
Pim Hermeling – Founder & CEO, Wild Bunch Benelux Distribution
Matthew Justice – Managing Director, Big Talk
Cameron McCracken – Managing Director, Pathé Productions Limited
Christos Michaels – Partner, Lee and Thompson
Al Munteanu – CEO, SquareOne Entertainment
Andrew Lowe – Company Director, Element Pictures
Sam Sniderman – Managing Director, Film & Entertainment, Pulse Films
Laure Vaysse – COO, Motion Picture Capital
Robert Walak – Managing Director, Europe, The Weinstein Company
Stephen Woolley – Producer/Director & Co-Director, Number 9 Films
In Los Angeles:
Kieran Breen – Executive Vice President of International Marketing, 20th Century Fox
Eddie Cunningham – President, Universal Pictures International Entertainment
Will Davies – Screenwriter
Rich Delia – Casting Director
David Flynn – Agent, United Talent Agency
Stuart Ford – CEO, IM Global
Steve Golin – CEO, Anonymous Content
Bill Mechanic – President & CEO, Pandemonium Films
Hannah Minghella – President of Production, Columbia Pictures
A full list of confirmed speakers can be found at inside-pictures.com from 5 February.
This top level and highly regarded programme is for 20 ambitious executives and producers who want to lead the EU film industry into the digital future. Comprised of three intensive one-week modules and a tailored project, Inside Pictures takes place in London and Los Angeles between June 2015 and January 2016.
The focus of the programme will be to develop the cutting edge industry business knowledge, management skills, profile and cross-industry contact network needed for leaders from across the industry to thrive in the global business of film. Seminars, workshops, studio visits and events will cover all aspects of the international film business – from development through production, financing, worldwide distribution, marketing and exhibition and the latest digital developments.
This year marks the 12th edition of the Inside Pictures programme, and the fifth year it is delivered by the NFTS, the UK’s national centre of excellence for postgraduate education.
Agnieszka Moody, Director of Creative Europe Desk UK, said: “A producer’s strength is rooted in their international network. Inside Pictures is an incredibly efficient tool to build such a network, fast. Now with over a decade’s worth of alumni and industry experts, both across Europe and in the US, it offers access to the most up-to-date intelligence and expertise of the audiovisual market. If you’re an ambitious professional it’s smart to be a part of this network and I am delighted that Creative Europe can help it thrive.”
Dinah Caine, CEO at Creative Skillset, said: “Inside Pictures is a world-class programme that over the past 11 years, has nurtured world-class leaders, who have become movers and shakers in the industry. We look forward to meeting the 2015 cohort and thank the industry for its unremitting support.”
Nik Powell, NFTS Director, said: “We are incredibly proud to be presenting Inside Pictures with the continued and invaluable support of our partners Creative Europe and Creative Skillset. The programme has become synonymous with industry excellence, and this is not only a testament to its alumni but also the high level of speakers who give their time each year. If you want to expand your network and raise your game in the global film industry, this course is for you.”
Jill Tandy, Executive Vice President, Universal Pictures International and Executive Producer of the Programme, said: “Inside Pictures is a valuable opportunity for participants to take time out of their busy working lives to reflect on the challenges and opportunities facing them in our fast changing business. It gives them a unique opportunity to debate with and learn from many of our global industry’s finest and most knowledgeable leaders as the participants work to set their own strategic agendas.”
The successful applicants will be executives from across the value chain, who display determination to succeed. They will have at least eight years’ experience in film or an associated creative industry, such as television. Applications can be made online at inside-pictures.com. The deadline for applications is 8 March 2015.
Inside Pictures thanks Ingenious Media, the Film Distributors Association and the Irish Film Board for providing scholarship funding for this year’s edition of the course, and Lee & Thompson LLP for its on-going support of the programme throughout the year.
Contact for further information:
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NOTES TO EDITORS
The National Film and Television School
The NFTS is the UK’s national centre of excellence for postgraduate education and is one of the world’s leading film and television schools. The NFTS produces world-class award-winning film and television professionals. It is a Creative Skillset Film Academy, one of a select group of institutions recognised as providing the highest standard of vocational education, training and skills development – an endorsement seconded by the film and television industry. Our graduates have won 7 Oscars and over 100 BAFTAs including Cinematographer Roger Deakins, Directors David Yates, Lynne Ramsay, Clio Barnard, Animator Nick Park, Composer Dario Marianelli and many others. For more information see www.nfts.co.uk
Creative Europe is the European Commission’s support programme for the cultural, creative and audiovisual sectors. From 2014-2020, €1.46 billion is available to support European projects with the potential to travel, to reach new audiences and to encourage skill sharing and development.
Launched in January 2014, Creative Europe brings together a Culture sub-programme, which provides funding for the cultural and creative sectors, and a MEDIA sub-programme, which invests in film, television, new media and games.
Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, as part of its film skills strategy, is funded by the National Lottery via the BFI and through the Skills Investment Fund, which comprises industry and government co-investment. The film skills strategy focuses on addressing the vital skills and training needs of the industry to deliver maximum economic and cultural return: creating jobs, strengthening skills, building skills for the future and ensuring world-class film education.