Skillset's InsidePictures, the film business trainingprogramme now funded by the Skillset Film Skills Fund, is acceptingapplications from 18 July.

Comprising three intensiveone-week modules, Skillset's Inside Pictures takes place in London and Los Angeles betweenNovember 2005 and May 2006.

Seminars, workshops andstudio visits are hosted by some of the US and UK's most senior industryprofessionals.

The programme covers allaspects of international film business - from development through production,financing, worldwide distribution and exhibition - and provides networking andprofile raising opportunities for the participants.

The successful applicantswill be 14 executives and producers who display ambition, a determination tobroaden their knowledge of the global film industry, and expand their networkof contacts. They should have a minimum of a 5 year track record in filmor an associated creative industry such as television.

The initiative is supportedby the National Lottery through the Skillset Film Skills Fund as part of ABigger Future, the UK Film Skills Strategy and is run by Michael Kuhn's Qwerty Films.

Application forms can bedownloaded from and or requested from the Skillset's InsidePictures office on 020 7440 5924. Thedeadline for applications is 26 August 2005.

Speakers for 2005/6 so farinclude:
Michael Anderson, Lawyer, Dorsey &Whitney

Michael Apted, Director and President ofthe DGA

Jane Barclay, Managing Director, CapitolFilms

Tim Bevan, Co-Chairman, Working TitleFilms

Jenny Borgars, Head of the DevelopmentFund, UK Film Council

Kieran Breen, UK MarketingDirector, Twentieth Century Fox UK

Colin Brown, CEO, Cinesite (Europe) Ltd

Pete Buckingham, Head of Exhibition and Distribution,UK Film Council

John Byrne, Lawyer/Business Consultant,Lemniscate Ltd

Sally Caplan, Head of the Premiere Fund,UK Film Council

Philippe Carcassonne, Producer,Ciné B

Jonathan Channon, Director of Film, TVand Media, EMI Music Publishing

Martin Churchill, Editor, The TaxEfficient Review

Martha Coleman , Head of CreativeAffairs, Material Entertainment

Andrew Cripps, President and COO, UnitedInternational Pictures

Will Davies, Writer

Mark Devereux, Senior Partner, Olswang

Peter Dunne, International PR consultantto Dreamworks

David Ellender, Managing Director,Fremantle International Distribution

Alan Flitcroft, Partner, Ernst &Young

Jane Frazer, Producer

David Garrett, Partner and ManagingDirector, Summit Entertainment

Steve Golin, Producer and CEO, AnonymousContent

Christian Grass, EVP Europe, Middle Eastand Africa, Twentieth Century Fox International

Peter Graves, Marketing Consultant,Cinemarket

Paul Greengrass, Director

Jon Gumpert, Vice Chairman, Head ofMotion Picture Operations, Intermedia Films

Duncan Heath, Chairman, ICM

Todd Huntley, VP Marketing Europe,Twentieth Century Fox International

Robert Jones, President, MaterialEntertainment

Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO, DreamworksAnimation

Steve Knibbs, CEO, Vue Cinemas

Michael Kuhn, Chairman, Qwerty Films

Xavier Marchand, Managing Director,Momentum Pictures

Charles Moore, Partner, Wiggin & Co

Steve Norris, British Film Commissioner,UK Film Council

Nick Osborne, Partner and Producer,Underground Films

Richard Philipps, Partner, RichardsButler

Malcolm Ritchie, Co-Managing Director,Qwerty Films

Marion Rosenberg, Manager and Producer,The Marion Rosenberg Office

Tessa Ross, Head of Film Four andDrama, Channel 4

Charles Roven, Producer, Mosaic Media Group

Marc Samuelson, Producer, SamuelsonProductions

Ron Sanders, EVP/General Manager US,Warner Home Entertainment

James Shirras, Director of Legal andBusiness Affairs, Film Finances

Marc Shmuger, Vice-Chairman, UniversalPictures

Julia Short, Joint MD, Verve Pictures

Peter Smith, President International HomeEntertainment, Universal Pictures International

Robert Teital, Producer, State StreetPictures

David Thompson, Head of Films, BBC Films

Stewart Till, Chairman, UnitedInternational Pictures, Chairman, UK Film Council and Vice-Chairman, Skillset

Paul Trijbits, Head of the New CinemaFund, UK Film Council

Colin Vaines, EVP European Production andDevelopment, Miramax films/The Weinstein Company

Nigel Walley, Managing Director, Decipher

George Waud, VP Production andDevelopment, New Line

Gareth Wigan, Vice-Chairman, ColumbiaTristar Motion Picture Group

John Woodward, CEO, UK Film Council

Mark Woolley, CFO, Qwerty Films

Jane Wright, Head of Rights andCommercial Affairs, BBC Films.