Magazine article Screen International

Bays to Lead Birds Eye View's Second Filmonomics

Magazine article Screen International

Bays to Lead Birds Eye View's Second Filmonomics

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Birds Eye View is planning the second year of its training scheme Filmonomics to launch in January 2015.

The scheme is supported by Creative Skillset and covers skills and personal development working from development to distribution.

Film directors, writers and producers can apply now as individuals or teams or two. (There are special incentives and bursuries for women and BAME filmmakers as well as filmmakers working outside London -- more information at BEV site.)

The programme, developed with Slated's Colin Brown (former editor of Screen International), mixes industry knowledge with networking and discussions on topics such as finance, teams, marketing, exhibition and audience development.

The scheme also focuses on personal confience and facing rejection, something not covered by most industry programmes.

Producer Mia Bays, who will serve as director of this year's scheme, said: "I'm passionate about passing on knowledge and experience to others, especially to ensure underrepresented creative voices are heard. …

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