Inside Pictures alumni had a chance to catch up with each other and to meet the 2015 participants at the Alumni Drinks event in Cannes last week, supported by Scandinavian locations. The event also introduced 2015 participants to Duncan Clark, President, Distribution at Universal Pictures International, who has been appointed as Inside Pictures’ first Industry Ambassador. Highly regarded throughout the industry, Clark brings his wealth of valuable experience to bear on the programme. He will provide a continuous industry presence through the year, meeting participants at key stages of the programme and wishing them the best of luck as they graduate at the end of the course.

Clark has been a supporter of Inside Pictures throughout its life, and said: “Over the course of the last twelve years it has been fantastic to see Inside Pictures grow into a fully international initiative, training the most talented and promising producers and executives from across Europe and beyond. We have seen the programme’s alumni emerge as bold industry leaders who are able to deftly navigate the rapidly changing market, build strong businesses and get great films made. I am delighted to represent the programme in the role of the first Inside Pictures Ambassador. I am looking forward to seeing the hugely talented cohort of 2015 through their journey on the Inside Pictures programme.”