The London Producers

Non-Multiplex Cinema and Creatives Loop present:a FILM MEANS BUSINESS panel & networking event

!THE LONDON PRODUCERS!

Q&A super panel (including BFI representation) hosted by producer, Gina Fegan (Head of D-Media)

Christmas Bar!

Wednesday 12th December 2012 (7pm – 10pm) at Deloitte Auditorium, 1st Floor, 2 New Street Square, London EC4A 3TR

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Four mainstream London producers, including a senior BFI production executive, will be sharing their views and outlook for 2013 .PLUS – ASK ANY QUESTIONS!

General Questions :
How are producers currently sourcing funds? How is funding affected by the new BFI Film Forever plan? How does a modern producer think? How can you tell a good producer from a bad one? Who is the real deal? How do you become a producer? Is there a special talent to it or is it all graft? Is the recession taking its toll on the number of productions? How do you get a producer on your side? Is film producing a career or just something that people stumble into? Who should be making films? Who shouldn’t? Why don’t producers read unsolicited scripts? Do they employ readers anymore? How do you get a producer to work with you? Who bosses producers around? Are producers always the boss?

Business Questions:
How much have budget levels for quality films changed over the last year or so? How do you see the relationship between film and television going forwards? How has technology (including social media, games etc) impacted on your projects, if at all? How will the partnerships with Accenture, Aardman, Samsung Smart TV, The Pinewood Group and BAFTA dovetail into the 5 year Film Forever strategy? Will the increased International Fund assist British film-makers in the development stage of their films (i.e co-production partners, overseas finance)? What are the opportunities for documentary makers and animators?

WHAT SHOULD FILM-MAKERS BE DOING TO SUCCEED?The Panel:

Elizabeth Karlsen Elizabeth Karlsen (Number 9 Films) began her career in independent film production in New York, working with directors such as Jim Jarmusch and Jean-Baptiste Mondino. Returning to London, Elizabeth worked as Head of Production for Palace Pictures, managed by Stephen Woolley and Nik Powell. She produced Neil Jordan’s The Crying Game (nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture) and continued to produce for Woolley and Powell’s Scala Productions until the formation, with Woolley, of Number 9 Films, which went on to be awarded one of the much sought after UK Film Council Slate Development Funding Schemes. Elizabeth has since produced such profile pictures as: Mrs Harris, How To Lose Friends and Alienate People and Made In Dagenham. Recent productions, yet to be released, are: Midnight’s Children, Byzantium and Great Expectations.
Kevin Loader Kevin Loader (Free Range Films) began his media career with the BBC, producing a variety of current affairs and arts programmes as well as documentaries. Moving into drama, he produced TV serials like the award winning Clarissa and the innovative Hanif Kureishi piece, Buddha of Suburbia (directed by Roger Michell), as well as Tony Marchant’s Holding On and Flannery’s Our Friends In The North. Going from strength to strength, Kevin went on to produce Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and the classic, Enduring Love (based on the Ian McEwan novel of the same name). This was followed by The History Boys, Brideshead Revisited, In The Loop, Hyde Park on Hudson, and yet to be released films: Northern Soul, Le Weekend and Alan Partridge: The Movie.
Paul Trijbits Paul Trijbits (Ruby Films) was appointed Head of New Cinema Fund at UK Film Council in 2000, before which he had executive produced a number of films with both first time and established directors (Boston Kickout, The Young Americans, Roseanna’s Grave), alongside which he founded and co-chaired The New Producers Alliance. During his six year tenure at the UKFC he established the digital shorts programme and backed award winning films such as Bloody Sunday, The Magdalene Sisters, The Wind That Shakes The Barley (Palme d’Or winner for Ken Loach 2006) and Red Road (Jury Prize winner for Andrea Arnold, Cannes 2006). Paul has since gone on to executive produce London to Brighton, This Is England, Brick Lane, Fish Tank, Tamara Drew, Jane Eyre and Stephen Frears’ latest, Lay the Favourite. In production with Saving Mr Banks (Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell).
Chris Collins Chris Collins (British Film Institute) started his career working in television documentaries, after which he joined BFI productions as a development and production executive, where he oversaw films such as John Maybury’s Love is the Devil and Jasmine Dizdar’s Beautiful People. He then spent ten years in the independent sector as a producer working with film-makers such as Pawel Pawlikowsky, Francesca Joseph and Sarah Gavron on critical successes, Last Resort, My Summer of Love, Tomorrow La Scala! and Brick Lane. He also worked with BBC Films on a series of shorts with film-makers like Vito Rocco and Andrea Arnold, and as Development Producer with the UK Film Council, where he managed the funding strand for experienced writers such as Duane Hopkins, Noel Clarke, Matt Greenhalgh, Hanif Kureishi and Moira Buffini. Chris is now Senior Production and Development Executive at the BFI’s new ‘Film Forever’ Film Fund. Yet to be released:8 Minutes Idle.
Organised by Mike Gould and Julian Bushell from Non-Multiplex Cinema. Hosted by:

Gina Fegan Gina Fegan
Managing Director, D-Media, former Managing Director, Screen South
Gina started as a cinema manager, later branching into film finance and production, eventually becoming the MD at Screen South where she headed up the allocation of UK Film Council funding for independent productions in the South East. Now in charge at D-Media, Gina is at the forefront of UK international media marketing and promotions. and a producer in her own right with “Devil’s Playground” and “The Tournament”.
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Non-Multiplex Cinema is a not-for-profit company that actively engages independent filmmakers to network and collaborate on film projects, through a series of screenings and film industry events at top venues. Including producing a bi-monthly on-line newsletter that goes out to thousands in the UK and across the world.

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