CREATIVE ENGLAND NET.WORK PROGRAMME
APRIL - OCTOBER 2014
TRAINING AND NETWORKING FOR EMERGING FILMMAKERS
As part of the BFI Net.Work, Creative England’s Brighton Talent Centre has launched its programme of activities, designed to equip emerging filmmakers from across England to stand a better chance of getting their first feature made and provide them with more networking and showcasing opportunities within their local and national film communities.
The first phase of the programme sees a module of six monthly events taking place at Creative England’s Talent Centre in Brighton, led by Talent Centre’s Senior Film Executive (Celine Haddad in Brighton, Paul Ashton in Sheffield), covering the feature filmmaking process from development through to production and distribution. The programme strand is presented in partnership with Lighthouse.
A mix of talks, panels and case studies will feature key industry players, including: Lizzie Francke (BFI), Eva Yates (Film4), Richard Holmes (Creative England), Mary Burke (Warp), Fiona Neilson (Mint Pictures), Christopher Granier-Deferre (Poisson Rouge), Kate Leys (Script Consultant), Destiny Ekaragha and Bola Agbaje (Director and Writer, GONE TOO FAR), Hong Khaou (Writer/Director, LILTING), David Shear (Shear Entertainment) and many more to be announced.
The modules are aimed at producers, writers, and directors from across the country who have yet to make a film that has been theatrically released and distributed in the UK (NB: applicants have to be over 18 and out of full time education). Participants will leave the programme with a clear insight into the world of first-time feature making, strong peer-to-peer connections and new industry contacts.
Finally, a series of networking evenings and talent showcases will be organised by each Talent Centre to promote the work of the filmmakers they are supporting through the Creative England Film Offer.
Module sessions take place from Wednesday 23rd April 2014 to October 2014.
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