Creative Business Base: The Free 6-month Creative, Business and Entrepreneurial Development Program

Applications are now open for: Creative Business Base

The Free 6-month Creative, Business and Entrepreneurial Development Programme

Screen South is bringing together 8 Creative Teams (with projects for the screen) to professionally develop their feature-length scripts, entrepreneurial skills and businesses. The teams can be existing businesses or newly formed and will attend specific Seminars, Master-classes as well as project and business specific 121’s every fortnight at Maidstone Studios over the next six months (April 2012 – October 2012).


The participating teams will also be supported over the entire 6-month period with regular: Project specific Script Development 121 surgeries with top Industry Professional Script Developer – Britt Harrison, Professional Development 121’s with David Castro (Development and Training Exec for Screen South), Jo Nolan (MD Screen South) and Geoff Miles (CEO Maidstone Studios) Business and Entrepreneurial Skills Development by The Peter Jones Academy In collaboration with Amersham & Wycombe College. Legal Advice and Guidance will be provided by Lee and Thompson.


The programme is built around the group of 8 participating teams (minimum 2 people, max 3) – that must be a combination of Producer, Director, Writer, Creative who have at least one viable feature length script. Alongside all of the Seminars, master classes and 121’s, hot desks, phones, internet etc and a meeting space will also be available at the Creative Business Base every day over the programme which can be used by the teams as a production base. The programme concludes with all 8 teams pitching (both your Projects and Businesses) in London to top industry Financiers, Producers and Business Angels.


The Creative Business Base programme will be delivered by current industry practioners and will cover subjects such as: Script and Project Development, Legals and contracts, Entrepreneurial mind-set and skills, Planning and Pitching, Creative Business – planning and development, Sources of Funding and Finance, Single project and Business Investments, Ways to market (Traditional vs. new media inc social networks? Sales Distribution Exhibition – what are they looking for? Working with the global markets UK and International, Understanding exploitation potentials of projects (IP), Use of new medias and IP, E-marketing and promotion.


Teams will also have free access to the four live public events covering Finance, Creative Development, Distribution & Selling and ‘How the New Frontier of digital and internet can be tamed for your benefit’ that will also be running over this 6 month period at Maidstone Studios as well opportunities to meet directly with all of the industry panelists who will be involved.


Teams will also have access to: Continual free use during the programme of office production support facilities at Maidstone Studios, Access to (up to) £500 bursary (available for a variety of expenditures that you will encounter during the programme, i.e.: International travel, Marketing costs, but not travel to and from Maidstone Studios


Due to the expected high number of applications for this free programme

Please be aware that applications for this programme opens as from Monday 19th March 2012 and closes at 7pm Friday 30th March 2012.

For further details, participant requirements, schedule and location eligibility click here

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