EXCLUSIVE: The European film industry business training programme has selected its 16 producers and executives for the week-long sessions with senior industry professionals in Los Angeles from September 15-19.
The participants span nine countries and represent all areas of the industry and will hear from and interact with Los Angeles-based studios executive and other professionals.
This year’s participants are:
Conor Barry, producer, Savage Production Ltd;
Sara Boss, senior sales executive, K5 International;
Morgan Bushe, co-owner, Fastnet Films / WildCard Distribution;
Helena Danielsson, executive producer, producer and CEO, Hepp Film International;
Katie Ellen, senior distribution manager, film fund, British Film Institute;
Simon Gillis, associate director, legal and business affairs, Universal Pictures International Entertainment;
Teun Hilte, managing director, Under The Milky Way UK;
Mark Lane, producer and company director, The Tea Shop & Film Company;
Graeme Law, finance director, Prescience Film Finance;
Anthony Mestriner, agent, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd;
Claire Mundell, producer, Synchronicity Film Ltd;
Natja Rosner, head of sales and acquisitions, Level K;
Reinier Selen, COO and producer, Rinkel Film BV;
Damian Spandley, head of theatrical, TV & new media, Metrodome Distribution;
Isabelle Stewart, manager international production, Universal Pictures International; and
Bart van Langendonck, producer and founder, Savage Film.
Three of this year’s intake are producers on Toronto selections: Bart Van Langendonck on Labyrinthus; Reinier Selen on Secrets Of War; and Teun Hilte on Miss Julie.
Speakers include Anonymous Content CEO Steve Golin, 20th Century Fox svp of international marketing and sales Rebecca Kearey, Pandemonium Films president and CEO Bill Mechanic, IM Global founder and CEO Stuart Ford and Columbia Pictures president of production Hannah Minghella.
Director of content Julia Short heads the Inside Pictures programme. Jill Tandy, evp of commercial affairs at Universal Pictures International, co-founded it and serves as executive producer.
The National Film And Television School presents the initiative in partnership with the MEDIA Programme of the European Union and Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund.
In addition to MEDIA Programme and Creative Skillset support, the Film Distributors Association, and Ingenious Media offer scholarship support. Grant Thornton and Lee & Thompson LLP also support the programme and its participants.
For further details see the Inside Pictures website.