Creative Enterprise in conjunction with The Producers' Forum present the 1st session in a series of 4 - links are below to the booking page for Session 2 (Packaging), Session 3 ( Finance and distribition) or Session 4 (Pitching).
Development: You have found your passion project now you have to develop it into a script that will attract talent and finance. Known as development hell as many projects do not make it out of this stage but we will explore how you make sure you get the foundations right. This session will provide and introduction to developing projects for specific markets / budgets, negotiating options and contracting. Working with writers and Script Editors and Funds available to develop the project.
There will be a masterclass with Lee Thomas who will give insight into the challenges from both sides of the fence as a financier working for a film fund and as an independent producer.
If you are a freelancer, sole trader and SME’s developing moving image projects, (film, tv, web series, documentary) then this series of sessions could be for you.
Delivered over a series of 4 workshops, culminating in the potential opportunity to take part in the marketplace / meet the experts event, the programme will consist of masterclasses and industry speakers from Film and Television facilitated by experienced filmmakers and producers.
For more information visit www.producersforum.org.uk and click on events
The workshops will cover aspects of development / packaging, marketing and pitching your projects. It will help you gain an up to date understanding of what is happening in the world of film both in the traditional models as well as new opportunities like crowd funding, VOD, and hybrid and self distribution
It is anticipated that participants will attend all four workshops in the series, and whilst they need to be booked individually, priority may, in the event of over-subscription on any individual session, be given to participants who can commit to all four sessions.
The sessions will cover:
Development: Developing projects for specific markets / budgets, Options and contracting, Working with writers and Script Editors and Funds available
Packaging: what to consider and finding its shape.
Financing: Funds available, Soft funds and main pillars of funding, Private finance EIS and SEIS, Selling shares, Crowdfunding
Distribution: developing strategies for Marketing and Distribution, Festivals as well as Digital / Online / VOD and finishes with a Pitching masterclass.
By clicking ‘Register’ on this page you will be booking to attend Session 1 – Development
Dates for the full programme:
SESSION 1- Development - Thursday 16th July 6 – 9pm : Lee Thomas – click ‘Register’ at top of page above
SESSION 2- Packaging - Saturday 18th July 10am – 12.30pm : Carol Harding - book for session 2 via https://getmyfilmtothemarket-session2packaging.eventbrite.co.uk
SESSION 3 - Finance and Distribution - Saturday 18th July 1.30 – 4pm Cairo Cannon - book for session 3 via https://getmyfilmtothemarket-session3financedistribution.eventbrite.co.uk
SESSION 4- Pitching - Tuesday 21st July 6pm – 9pm : Alex Usborne - book for session 4 via https://getmyfilmtothemarket-session4pitching.eventbrite.co.uk
Registration, including completion of relevant paperwork, and refreshements are available from 5.30pm with the session beginning at 6pm.
Light refreshments will be provided.
The cost of this programme is fully subsidised by European funding and as such there is no course fee payable for participants. Please note that due to this nature of the funding any non-West Midlands based individuals or organisations are ineligible to attend. For our event booking terms and conditions please click here
*subject to confirmation of registering and establishing a tax status with HMRC
When & Where
Creative Enterprise is a support initiative, part funded by the ERDF, aimed at creative graduates, new enterprises and established businesses based within the West Midlands with a corresponding West Midlands postcode (if you are unsure of your eligibility check our West Midlands region map). We offer a range of free services and opportunities, including networking events, workshops, mentoring, consultancy, business advice and guidance and workspace.