Creative Enterprise in conjunction with The Producers' Forum present the 3rd session in a series of 4 - links are below to the booking page for Session 1 (Development), Session 2 ( Packaging) or Session 4 (Pitching).
Principles of Financing: Here you get an introduction to funds available, tax incentives, how private finance EIS and SEIS works, How to approach selling shares, and how to crowdfunding can be used.
Lee Murphy will give a case study on how he is financing his feature in discussion with Pip.
Distribution: In this session you get an introduction to the role of sales agents and distributors, ideas on how to develop strategies for Distribution, explore the potential role of festivals as well as Digital / Online / VOD platforms.
Producer Cairo Cannon will share her experiences of UK independent feature film distribution and exhibition. This master class will explore a range of models from DIY, festivals & alternative platforms to theatrical release. Carol Morley’s micro-budget EDGE, hybrid documentary DREAMS OF A LIFE and current fiction feature film THE FALLING will be examined. Bring your questions and own work to discuss.
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 3 – Finance and Distribution
Dates for the full programme:
SESSION 1- Development Hell - Thursday 16th July 6 – 9pm : Lee Thomas - book for session 1 via https://getmyfilmtothemarket-session1development.eventbrite.co.uk
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 – click ‘Register’ at top of page above
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 1pm with the session beginning at 1.30pm.
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.