Industry heavyweights confirmed for Inside Pictures talent programme
Inside Pictures, Qwerty Films and the National Films and Television School will select fifteen “ambitious executives and producers who want to lead the EU film industry into the digital future” to take participate in this year’s programme, which will be delivered by some of the industry’s key decision makers.
Comprised of three intensive one-week modules and a tailored project, Inside Pictures takes place in London and Los Angeles between June and December 2012.
The focus of the programme will be to develop the cutting edge industry business knowledge, management skills, profile and cross-industry contact networks needed to thrive in the global business of film.
Seminars, workshops, studio visits and events will cover financing, worldwide distribution, marketing, exhibition and latest digital developments.
Career changing opportunities
“With an incredible line up of speakers from the highest echelons of the industry and an impressive and supportive group of Alumni from across Europe, we are confident that the Inside Pictures experience will be career changing for the class of 2012,” said Jill Tandy, Inside Picture’s programme director.
"We are most grateful to the European Media Programme, Skillset and our many sponsors and supporters without whom this would not be possible.”
“Inside Pictures is designed to nurture and prepare the next cohort of business and industry leaders, to keep the UK film industry at the forefront of the global marketplace,” said Dan Simmons, Skillset’s acting head of film.
“It is an internationally-focussed programme, which we have supported for many years and are proud to continue our support. The impressive alumni of the scheme are testimony to the enormous value of this programme to the UK Film Industry.”
Industry leading speakers
Confirmed participants include:
Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO, Dreamworks
Vincent Grimond, Chairman and CEO, Wildbunch
Tim Bevan, Co-Chairman, Working Title Film
Romain Bessi, EVP Strategy Finance & Technical, Studio Canal
Jim Buckle, COO, LOVEFiLM
Eddie Cunningham, President, Universal Pictures International Entertainment
Johannes Larcher, SVP International, Hulu
Belinda Menendez, President, NBCUniversal International Television Distribution & Universal Networks International
Stewart Till, Chair Skillset and Chair of Icon UK Group
Sophie Turner-Laing, Managing Director Entertainment News and Broadcast Operations, BskyB
Click here for a full list of speakers and to apply.