Magazine article Screen International

Film London, BAFTA, NF+M Work Together on New Events Series for Producers

Magazine article Screen International

Film London, BAFTA, NF+M Work Together on New Events Series for Producers

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Speakers will include Stephen Kelliher [pictured], Natalie Brenner and Mia Bays.

Film London, BAFTA and Northern Film & Media are working together to create a new series of events to help the UK's emerging producers to learn more about sales and distribution.

The initiative, called Breakthrough: A Guide To International Film Sales & Distribution, is also supported by Kodak and Creative England.

Events will be held in London and at the BALTIC center in Gateshead.

The talks will involve both UK distribution and international export of British indie films.

This scheme will build on Film London's London UK Film Focus, which has a Breakthrough Strand to introduce UK films to foreign buyers.

Speakers lined up include Stephen Kelliher [pictured], Head of Sales and Marketing at Bankside Films and Chair of Film Export UK; Carey Fitzgerald, Managing Director of High Point Media Group; Natalie Brenner, EVP, International Sales at Ealing Metro International; Julia Short, Head of Acquisitions at the Works Film Group; Rebecca Hawkes, Managing Director of Schedule 2; Nicola Kettlewood, Edinburgh Film Festival; and Mia Bays, producer and Sales/Distribution Consultant. …

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