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Access NFTS Pop Up : Producing and Production Management

National Film and Television School

Saturday, 29 February 2020 from 10:00 to 15:00 (GMT)

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Access NFTS: Producing/Production Management AM session   more info 46 Tickets 27 Feb 2020 £4.16 £0.84
Access NFTS: Producing/Production Management PM session   more info 48 Tickets 25 Feb 2020 £4.16 £0.84

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What IS the state of British film (and top-end TV drama) production today? And why is drama production in the age of Netflix such an exciting – and varied – career choice?

All the joy (and occasional despair) of movie-making is revealed in this discussion and screening event, hosted by NFTS Head of Producing Chris Auty, and by Head of Production Management Bex Hopkins.

During this event you will also hear about the careers and experience of our two speakers and meet gradates of the NFTS who will discuss their experience and their journey to where they are now.  A screening and disucssion of our graduates work will also be part of the sessions

We will be running 2 identical sessions on the 29th February

  • The morning (AM) session will run from 10am - 12noon. Registration is from 9.30am.
  • The afternoon (PM) session will run from 1pm- 3pm. Registration is from 12.30pm

There is a £5 fee for the event, payable upon booking. On the day you will receive refreshments on arrival and subject to availability, merchandise from the featured Universal release, The Invisible Man

Please note these events are open to anyone over the age of 16 interested in a career in the Film, TV and Games industry. Ideally you will have a special interest in the specific area covered in the event, but if you just want to learn more about it then do come along. Anyone is welcome regardless of your experience or background. The aim of these events is raise awareness and experiences of the industry and inspire you to aim to be a part of it.

Speaker Information 

Chris Auty began his career as a journalist (Time Out, Sight and Sound, Hollywood Reporter), before launching his first business venture -- a successful film distribution company that also acquired cinemas (the Gate in London and Cameo in Edinburgh); and then extended the business into international sales and film finance.  
He spent the 1990s building up The Recorded Picture Company for owner Jeremy Thomas; working as a producer alongside him on numerous films; and with him created Hanway Films (one of Europe’s leading film sales companies). In the 2000’s he went on to build up TFC/The Works, a film finance and sales business that backed some 25 films. 
As a producer or executive he has worked with a very wide range of directors -- from Peter Greenaway and David Cronenberg to Shane Meadows, Bob Rafelson, Bernardo Bertolucci, Vincent Ward and Michael Winterbottom – filming everywhere from Argentina and the USA to Germany, Italy and of course England. 
Chris joined the NFTS as Head of Producing in 2012. In 2013 he set up the school’s ground breaking cross-media business program (CBEE - Creative Business for Entrepreneurs and Executives), and in 2016 he planned and established the Marketing & Distribution (MDSE) course which is run by HoD Debbie Rowland

Bex Hopkins began working in Sports production in 1999 as Assistant Producer and also Production Managing short films. She worked as line producer and producer of a number of award winning films, including the BAFTA nominated and Oscar shortlisted short film Lucky and BAFTA nominated Nits. She produced the feature film Mad, Bad & Sad which was released in cinemas in July 2009. Bex previously worked in the Producing Department at the NFTS and has been course leader of the Production Management course since 2011

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Birmingham City University
15 Bartholomew Row
B5 5JU Birmingham
United Kingdom

Saturday, 29 February 2020 from 10:00 to 15:00 (GMT)


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