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Hertfordshire ProConnect: PR and Branding

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Elstree Film Studios

Shenley Road

Borehamwood

WD6 1JG

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Do you make great films but never get much credit yourself? Want to get your name out there so the work starts coming to you? This workshop will reveal the inside track on how PR works – and what you can do to market yourself and your business better.

Taught by leading PR consultant Sophie Toumazis it will help you to identify what is newsworthy in your programme and what you, as a producer or filmmaker, can do to maximise your PR opportunities; the importance of branding yourself and your company, how ‘getting your name out there’ can lead to more work, how to get recognition for your contribution as a freelancer, and identifying your ‘brand’ USP – either as a production company or individual.

The session will also look at social media and what PR you can Do (it) Yourself – including getting coverage in the trade press, speaking at industry events and festivals, and when – and how – to employ the help of a professional agency. Sophie Toumazis is founder of tpr media, a leading PR agency for the TV and film industries. Her clients include the BBC, Channel 4 and Associated Press, as well as acclaimed independent production companies such as Blast!, Century Films, Roast Beef and Finestripe, Britdoc and Raindance Film Festival.

She has worked on the publicity of a wide array of acclaimed dramas and documentaries including Undateables, Tales of the Grim Sleeper, My Brother the Terrorist, All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry, The Secret History of our Streets, No Fire Zone: the Killing Fields of Sri Lanka, Top Boy, Chosen and Afghan Star.


For directions to Elstree Studios please click here: http://www.elstreestudios.co.uk/directions/

Please note that there is no parking available at Elstree Studios, however, there are a number of local car parks nearby and good transport links.

Hertfordshire ProConnect is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Workshops are delivered by Creative England and session facilitators sourced by DV Talent.





The Hertfordshire ProConnect programme is aimed at sole traders and small creative businesses, based in the county, working in or aspiring to work in the film and TV sector. In order to be eligible for the programme you must be registered as a sole trader or business with no more than 250 employees. If you do not fit the criteria there may still be opportunities for you to attend the programme, however, we will be prioritising Hertfordshire companies due to the funding criteria.

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