THE INSIDE PICTURES 2017 Programme will open for Applications on February 9th
Developing the Next Generation of Leaders in the European Film Industry
London, 3rd of February 2017: Inside Pictures, the leading film industry business and leadership skills development programme, announces that applications will open for its 2017 programme on 9 February 2017. Now in its fourteenth year, the 2017 programme is open to applicants from around the world who demonstrate a firm commitment to the European film industry.
There are 20 places available for executives and producers with at least five years’ experience in film or an associated creative industry. Successful applicants will be executives from across the value chain who display determination to succeed and who want to lead the EU film industry into the digital future. Apply at www.inside-pictures.com by the 12th of March 2017.
Comprised of three intensive one-week modules and a tailored project, Inside Pictures takes place in London and Los Angeles between June 2017 and January 2018. The scheme develops cutting edge industry business knowledge, management skills, profile and a cross-industry contact network needed for leaders from across the industry to thrive in the global business of film. Seminars, workshops, studio visits and networking events cover all aspects of the international film business - from development through production, financing, worldwide distribution, marketing and exhibition and the latest digital developments. Last years' speakers included Tim Bevan (Working Title), Steve Golin (Anonymous Content), Steve Knibbs (VUE cinemas), Christos Michaels (Lee & Thompson), Hannah Minghella (Columbia Pictures), Bryan Noon (Netflix), Eddie Cunningham (Universal) and many other senior studio and industry executives. A full list of confirmed speakers can be found at www.inside-pictures.com.
This year the programme particularly is looking to increase the number of participants from Eastern and Southern European countries considered low capacity in terms of their domestic production output. Since the scheme opened to European participants in 2011, it has attracted film professionals from Poland, Hungary, Estonia, Croatia, Czech Republic and Latvia.
Siniša Juričić,, Producer at Nukleus Films (Croatia/Slovenia) and Inside Pictures alumni of 2015, said: “Inside Pictures made me re-think my entire film production knowledge I had accumulated up to the point I embarked on the scheme. For me it was a real success, as the project I brought in as a test case back then is now in full swing and ready to go into production this autumn in China. If I had not stepped into the Inside Pictures world, I would have never been able to make this huge step in my career. This programme arms you with the tools and knowledge no other scheme can provide you with.”
Linda Krukle, Producer at Krukfilms (Latvia) and Inside Pictures Alumni of 2016, said: “I feel incredibly honoured to be a part of this community. During the first module, I regained my confidence and redefined what are my targets are in the film industry, and realised that thanks to the ability to provide content, we’ll have a future no matter where we are from. The Module in Los Angeles gave me a brand-new understanding of business structures, a 360-degree spectrum and an inner belief that whatever model of creating we choose, as long as we do it with passion, it will be awarded sooner or later. The 3rd Module shook me to the core and pushed me to re-evaluate my professional life. It opened up a much bigger perspective of what’s actually possible.”
This year marks the 14th edition of the Inside Pictures programme, and the seventh year it is delivered by the NFTS, one of the world's leading film, games and television schools. The programme is supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund.
Agnieszka Moody, Director of Creative Europe Desk UK, said: “Inside Pictures is one of the flagship programmes that Creative Europe is proud to support, helping to strengthen the European audio-visual sector by providing professionals with skills and networks they need to compete on the global stage. We look forward to another year where successful international partnerships develop and exciting projects take off.”
Dan Simmons, Head of Partnerships, Creative Skillset, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Inside Pictures for another year. It works with the next generation of industry leaders, opening doors and creating opportunities for them to make their mark on the global industry”
Nik Powell, NFTS Director, said: “We’re delighted to deliver this fourteenth edition of Inside Pictures, which has a fantastic track record in developing leaders in the European Film Industry. The programme has a deserved reputation for the exceptional quality of its content and the high level of participants. We’re grateful for the continued support of Creative Europe and Creative Skillset in making this happen. I’m looking forward to meeting this year’s cohort and seeing the impact they have on the industry.”
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