Skillset's Inside Pictures, the UKfilm business training programme now funded by the Skillset Film Skills Fund,is accepting applications for its next course.

Comprising three intensive one-weekmodules, Skillset's Inside Pictures takes place in London and Los Angelesbetween November 2004 and May 2005.

Seminars, workshops and studiovisits are hosted by some of the US and UK's most senior industryprofessionals. The programme covers all aspects of international film business- from development through production, financing, worldwide distribution andexhibition - and provides networking and profile raising opportunities for theparticipants.

According to Skillset, thesuccessful applicants will be 14 executives and producers who display ambition,a determination to broaden their knowledge of the global film industry, andexpand their network of contacts. Theyshould have a minimum of a 3 year track record in film or an associatedcreative industry such as television, advertising or music.

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'sQwerty Films.

Application forms can bedownloaded from www.inside-pictures.comand or requested fromthe Skillset's Inside Pictures office on 020 7440 5924. The deadline for applicationsis 3 September 2004.

Speakers for 2004/5 so farinclude:
Tim Bevan, Co-Chairman, Working Title Films
Jenny Borgars, Head of the Development Fund, UK Film Council
Colin Brown, Chairman, Cinesite (Europe) Ltd
John Byrne, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney
Colin Callender, President,HBO Films
Sally Caplan, President, Icon Film Distribution
Philippe Carcassonne, Producer, Cine B
Jonathan Channon, Director of Film, TV and Media, EMI Publishing
Liza Chasin, President of Production US, Working Title Films
Martin Churchill, Editor, Tax Efficient Review
Andrew Cripps, President and COO, United International Pictures
Richard Curtis, Writer
Mark Devereux, Senior Partner, Olswang
Cathy Dunkley, Staff Reporter, Daily Variety
Peter Dunne, International PR Consultant to Dreamworks
Richard Eyre, Director
Rick Finkelstein, President and COO, Universal Pictures
Jane Frazer, Producer
Lyn Goleby, Director, City Screen Ltd
Steve Golin, Founder and CEO, Anonymous Content
Beth Goss, EVP of Universal Consumer Products
Peter Graves, Marketing Consultant, Cinemarket
Elizabeth Guider, Deputy Editor, Daily Variety
Jon Gumpert, Vice Chairman, Head of Motion Picture Operations, Intermedia Films
Billy Hinshelwood, Lawyer
Premila Hoon, Managing Director, Media and Telecoms Sector, Societe Generale
Joanna Johnson, Head of International Marketing, Paramount Pictures
Anthony Jones, Co-Chairman, Peters Fraser Dunlop
Robert Jones, Head of the Premiere Fund, UK Film Council
Jeffrey Katzenberg, Co-Founder, Dreamworks SKG
Duncan Kenworthy, Producer, DNA Films
Miles Ketley, Lawyer, Wiggin & Co
Steve Knibbs, CEO, Vue Cinemas
Michael Kuhn, Chairman, Qwerty Films
Mike Medavoy, Chairman, Phoenix Pictures
Adam Minns, UK Film Editor, Screen International
Charles Moore, Lawyer, Wiggin & Co
William Murray, Exec VP & Co-COO. Motion Picture Association ofAmerica
Steve Norris, British Film Commissioner, UK Film Council
Michael Peretzian, Agent, Creative Artists Agency
Nick Osborne, Partner, Underground Films
Richard Philipps, Partner, Richards Butler
Malcolm Ritchie, Co-Managing Director, Qwerty Films
Marion Rosenberg, Manager and Producer, The Marion Rosenberg Office
Charles Roven, Producer, Mosaic Media Group
Russell Schwartz, President, Domestic Marketing, New Line
James Shirras, Director of Legal and Business Affairs, Film Finances
Peter Smith, President International Video, Universal Studios
David Thompson, Head of Films, BBC Films
Stewart Till, Chairman and CEO, United International Pictures, Chairman, UKFilm Council and Deputy Chair, Skillset
Paul Trijbits, Head of the New Cinema Fund, UK Film Council
Colin Vaines, EVP of European Production and Development, Miramax Films
Gareth Wigan, Vice Chairman of Columbia Tristar Motion Picture Group
Mark Wolfe, Producer
John Woodward, Chief Executive Officer, UK Film Council
Jane Wright, Head of Rights and Commercial Affairs, BBC Films