The IP team were excited to see initial pitches made by the cohort for the collaboration work on Sunday evening ahead of the week kicking off in earnest today.

Inside Pictures returns to Amazon in Culver City to hear from Sam Semon (Head of Int’l Business Affairs, Julia Shapiro (Head of Business Affairs – Freevee), James Farrell (Head of Local Originals) and Laine Kline (Head of Production). Other studio visits to include Disney, Searchlight Pictures, WME, Anonymous Content and Paramount Studios.

We are delighted to welcome new speakers Juliana Lubin (Ashland Hill Media Finance), Jeremy Kay (Screen Daily), Amit Dey (MRC Entertainment), Yogita Puri and Jill Arthur (Fifth Season).

Returning speakers include Craig Emmanuel and Susan Williams (Paul Hasting LLP), Rich Delia (Rich Delia Casting), Ann Johnson (The Littlefield co.), David Levine (Anonymous Content), Tony Chambers (Disney), Rebecca Kearey (Searchlight Pictures), Karen Hermelin (Paramount Studios) and Alan Brunswick (Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP).

Both the Managers Panel (Chaired by Amotz Zakai of Echo Lake Ent.) and Independent Producers Panel return to discuss the challenges facing the industry at present.

Highlights of the week ahead:

On Monday evening participants will be touring the Sony lot in LA. This tour is being sponsored by the fantastic Welsh-based non-profit @screenalliancew. SAW provide training and resources for the TV industry in Wales.

Screen Alliance Wales were founded by production company @BadWolf_tv, and are both based at Wolf Studios Wales in Cardiff, a premier filming facility offering 125,000 sq ft of stage space with 6 state-of-the-art sound stages.

Our LA Mixer event half way through the module is sponsored by The Third Floor, the team are looking forward to catching up with speakers, alumni and industry guests.