Llewellyn Radley, managing director, UK, and executive vice president, international STX Entertainment, Mary Burke, BFI senior production and development executive, and Danny Perkins, former CEO of Studiocanal UK and now co-founder of Elysian Film Group, have joined the Screen International’s UK Film Finance Forum taking place in London on December 5.
Radley and Perkins will join Andy Mayson, co-CEO of Altitude and Vanessa Saal, managing director, sales and distribution at Protagonist Pictures, to talk about how UK films play in the local and international market.
Burke joins Hugo Heppell, head of investment at Screen Yorkshire, and David Smith, director of screen at Screen Scotland, to discuss how public funding executives work with partners on UK films.
They join previously announced speakers including producers Kevin Loader (The Personal History Of David Copperfield), Dominic Buchanan (The End Of The F***ing World) Damian Jones (Blue Story, Goodbye Christopher Robin), and Melissa Parmenter (Greed, The Wedding Guest); and Pioneer Pictures owner Ildiko Kemeny; Samantha Perahia, head of production UK for the British Film Commission; Phil Hunt, co-managing director at Head Gear Films; Tim Haslam, co-founder of Embankment Films; Gary Collins, CEO of Red Rock Entertainment; Nik Bower, co-founder of Riverstone Pictures; Dave Morrison, partner at Nyman Libson Paul (NLP); Celia Meirow, senior vice president, business development at Anton; John Glencross, CEO, Calculus Capital; and Catherine Davies, producer and creative director at Skipyard Productions.
The event will give attendees a detailed analysis of the challenges facing and opportunities available to producers in the fast-changing landscape of film and high-end TV finance in the UK.
The Finance Forum will feature panels sharing insight on topics including:
Getting private investment to back your project
Leading private financiers reveal what they are looking for from producers when investing in UK film and high-end TV projects. They will talk about how to pitch to them, how they measure success and the international market trends that impact their decision-making.
Making EIS and the UK tax credit work for you
EIS and financing experts will discuss the best way to navigate the new EIS rules, details of the new BFI-endorsed EIS fund, and how to get the most out of the UK tax relief for film and high-end TV.
How public funds are backing UK projects
Public financing executives will outline how what they do is different to the private financiers, how they work with producers, and the role they play in financing in an indie sector increasingly transformed by the US streamers and pay-TV platforms.
Combining the UK tax credit with an international shoot
International producers and experts bring their tried-and-tested experience to a panel that will describe how producers can best match the UK’s film and high-end TV tax reliefs with international incentives when shooting around the world and setting up co-productions.
The producers’ view
A group of the UK’s top film producers come together to talk about where they see the opportunities and challenges ahead. The conversation will encompass raising financing for their film and TV projects in a fast-changing global market, how they nurture talent relationships to attract writers, directors and actors to their projects, and how they are working with the US pay-TV giants and streaming platforms.
The Screen International UK Film Finance Forum is sponsored by Malta Film Commission, Malta Film Studios, Red Rock Entertainment, and Ville de Marseille. Everyman is the venue partner.
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