Laura Hastings-Smith - Producer

Mentored by Graham Broadbent

What were your reasons for applying to Guiding Lights?

“I was leaving a company to become freelance, having produced one film amongst many other productions, and wanted to establish myself in the UK’s feature film sector.”

What did you learn during your time on the scheme?

“I gained a much greater understanding of financing, and about the sector here and internationally, in terms of sales agents, distributors and talent agents.”

How has your career progressed since the scheme ended?

“I was the lead producer on HUNGER and CHATROOM, I have a first-look development deal with Warp Films and a small development slate with two co-productions that I’m actively seeking finance for.”



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