Caroline Norbury, the new CEO of Creative England, will be on hand to discuss the new agency’s role at an upcoming financing panel at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Newcastle.

The panel, Navigating The New Landscape of Film Financing, will be held the evening of Nov 9. For details and to register for a free place to attend, click here.

Producer Samm Haillay of Third Films (who is currently in development on Duane Hopkins’ second feature Bypass), will be moderating. He is also a lecturer at Teesside University, which is organising the event.  

The other speakers will be producer Keith Griffiths of Illuminations Films (Uncle Boonmee), Chris Collins of the BFI Film Fund, and Film4 Development Editor Lila Rawlings.

Topics to be addressed include what’s next for independent filmmakers, the fallout of the shuttering of the UK Film Council, the role of regional agencies and Creative England, and international opportunities.

Haillay told Screen: “I think as much as anything Creative England is a new entity and nobody really knows what its mission is, it’s a way for people to get to know how it will work. It’s a good time to let them give their vision to how they see they can help filmmaekers across England. I’m really keen to get people there from across the UK.”