As part of Northern Film & Media and Channel 4's The Artist’s Cut programme we will be running a series of workshops covering story development, film business, production techniques and working with actors. Thanks to the support of Arts Council there is no charge for attendance but availability of places is limited.
The Art of Storytelling (Tues 06 March)
Leading feature film script editor Kate Leys will be delivering a 3hr session on story development aimed at artists interested in developing a better understanding of narrative and storytelling. The session will cover a range of topics including dramatic structure, conflict and character development. For more info and to book a place click here.
Film industry know how from finance to distribution (Thurs 08 March)
Producer Samm Haillay will lead a round table session giving an overview of current film industry trends, major players in UK and internationally, finance and networking strategies. Film festivals and markets, which ones to attend and why. He will also talk about his work with artists and the cross over between artist film and traditional film production. For more info and to book a place click here.
Casting Demystified, with Julie Harkin (Thurs 22 March)
Julie will lead a round table session revealing the casting process and her approaches to casting for a range of budgets. The session will cover how casting directors work and the creative relationship between actor and director. How filmmakers approach the casting process and how to find the right actors for your film for every role, regardless of the budget. For more info and to book a place click here.
Venue: All workshops will be held at Northern Film & Media, Studio 3, The Kiln, Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE6 1AB.
All workshops are delivered in partnership with Newcastle University Research Centre for Film and Digital Media. The Artist’s Cut is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and by the ERDF Competitiveness Programme 2007-13. The ERDF programme is bringing over £300m into the North East to support innovation, enterprise and business support across the region.