The UK's prestigious Inside Pictures programme, now run through the Film Business Academy at Cass Business School, has selected 15 applicants for its 2006-2007 programme.

The new participants are:
Darren Bender, head of development/producer, Bigger Pictures
Ed Clarke, head of development & acquisitions, Capitol Films
Chris Collins, producer, Home Movies Ltd
Peter Ettedgui, producer, Vivo Pictures
Sara Frain, general manager - theatrical & broadcast, Metrodome Distribution
Willow Grylls, producer, Company Pictures
Rebecca Knapp, producer, The Content Providers
Nahrein Mirza, producer, Little Bird
Andrew Orr, acquisitions and business affairs, Independent
Sebastien Raybaud, associate - film finance, Societe Generale
Jo Rogers, head of creative affairs, Scion
Piers Tempest, producer, Buena Onda Limited
Rhodri Thomas, director of development & production, The Weinstein Company
Robert Walak, director of acquisitions, Momentum Pictures
Krista Wegener, senior vice president of finance, Momentum Pictures

Terry Ilott, director of the Film Business Academy at Cass Business School, said: 'The 15 successful candidates in many ways represent the cream of the up and coming executives in UK film. As it has done in the past, Inside Pictures will provide them with an extraordinary immersion in the higher reaches of the industry both here and in Hollywood. Doubtless again some of them will find their lives are changed forever by the experience.

This is the fifth edition of the Inside Pictures executive development scheme, which includes three intensive one-week modules in London and Los Angeles from March to July 2007. The programme offers educational events, meetings with industry leaders, seminars, case studies projects and industry visits.

Speakers confirmed this year include BBC Films' David Thompson, NBC Universal's Peter Smith, Dreamworks' Jeffrey Katzenberg, Verve Pictures' Julia Short, Samuelson Productions' Marc Samuelson, Film4's Tessa Ross, DNA's Andrew MacDonald, writer/director Richard Curtis, Ingenious' Patrick McKenna, Capitol's Jane Barclay and Screen International's Michael Gubbins.

Hundreds of applications were narrowed down by a committee selection process; shortlisted applicants were then interviewed.

Inside Pictures is presented by the new Film Business Academy, delivered by Qwerty Films and supported by Skillset and the UK Film Council. Other sponsors are North West Vision, Screen East and Screen Yorkshire. The LA programme is supported by the UK Film Council's LA office.

Additional bursaries have been donated by Ingenious Media, Revolver Entertainment and Working Title Films.