Film training specialist Diversity in Visual Arts (DiVA) and digital strategy consultant MTM London will host a one-day conference titled Marketing Movies Online.

The conference, which will be hosted at the London office of NESTA on Sept 29, will include masterclasses, presentations and case-studies.

The event is sponsored by LoveFilm and NESTA and is also supported by the Skillset Film Skills Fund.

Neil Peplow, Director of Film, Skillset, said: “Skillset’s research has shown that two of the areas that most need sustained investment in training are strengthening business skills, and helping industry to deal with the challenges and opportunities that new technologies bring. Skillset are pleased to back this initiative, which aims to both support and develop the in -house skills of talented independent film companies, enabling them to find cost effective, innovative methods to distribute their feature films.”

Speakers at the conference will include:

Adam Rubins, Director, Way to Blue

Alex Stolz, Senior Executive for Distribution and Exhibition, the UK Film Council

Brian Cooper, Creative Director, Dare

Cameron Saunders, UK Marketing Director, Twentieth Century Fox

Chris Bird, Studio Strategy Director, LoveFilm

Craig Hill, Chairman, Digital Outlook

Dan Robey, CEO, Jam

Helen Cowley, Editor, LoveFilm Hilary Perkins, Editor Film Four Online, Channel 4

Martin Talks, CEO, Blue Barracuda

Nicolas Roope, Founder, Poke

Neil Peplow, Director of Film, Skillset

Richard Ellis, Director & co-founder of MTM London & Wheel (now LBi)

Stuart Pollack, Head of Interactive, The Picture Production Company

Jamie Schwartz, Marketing Director, Momentum Pictures