Magazine article Screen International

Danny Perkins to Deliver PFM Keynote

Magazine article Screen International

Danny Perkins to Deliver PFM Keynote

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Danny Perkins, UK CEO of Studiocanal, will deliver this year's keynote address at the tenth Production Finance Market (PFM).

Opening the market on October 12, Perkins will offer some 200 producers, financiers and LFF industry delegates insight into his work overseeing the production and distribution of theatrical and home entertainment releases, including Paddington, The Imitation Game, The Hurt Locker and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Taking place as part of the 60th BFI London Film Festival, the PFM involves two days of intensive 'speed dating' sessions for international producers and financiers who are seeking to ink deals, get films made and identify future business partners.

Potential investors at this year's PFM include Bac Films, Bankside Films, Embankment Films, Entertainment One, Lionsgate, MUBI, the National Bank of Canada, Pacific Mercantile Bank and Universal Pictures HE Content Group, while titles hoping to secure further finance include the The Liar (A-Z Films), based on Stephen Fry's debut novel, historical biopic The Brontës (The Brontës Film Ltd) and Trade (ROADS Entertainment/Marcie Films) from Sundance winner Hong Khaou. …

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