Thurs 21st January 2016
The King’s Speech Producer Gareth Ellis-Unwin, Event Cinema pioneer, Penny Nagle from More2Screen, Filmmaker Jeanie Finlay, Campaigner Ben Kempas, Together Films co-Founder Sarah Mosses and Filmhub Scotland’s Manager Sambrooke Scott have been added to the line-up of SDI’s day & a half of industry panel discussions exploring the changing landscape of film marketing and distribution.
Gareth is an Academy Award- and BAFTA-winning Producer and CEO of Bedlam Film Productions. After winning a BAFTA nomination and both a Spirit and Dinard award for his first film Exam, Gareth went on to produce the critically acclaimed The King’s Speech. Most recently he Executive Produced on Kajaki: The True Story, overseeing the UK theatrical distribution and on into its international release. Kajaki: The True Story won BIFA 2015 “Producer of the Year.”
Penny is a pioneer in Event Cinema, holding her first live to cinema event in 2002. Co-founder of More2Screen, Penny has a unique view of Event Cinema and how it is changing local cinemas into world-class arts centres. More2Screen distribute Event Cinema worldwide to 5000 screens across 57 territories and have distributed everyone from Adele, to The Rolling Stones into Cinema.
Jeanie is a filmmaker and artist whose work includes Sound It Out, The Great Hip Hop Hoax (BBC Scotland & BBC Storyville), and her most recent film, Orion, a roller coaster tale of the Nashville music scene in the wake of Elvis Presley’s death. Her work is known for its innovative approach to engaging with audiences in meaningful ways.
Ben, founder of FILM & CAMPAIGN, is an experienced campaigner, award-winning filmmaker and certified NationBuilder Architect. In addition to making his own films, including the award-winning Upstream Battle, he has extensive experience employing the latest audience engagement strategies for films such as I am Breathing and Future My Love.
Sarah co- founded Together Films, an ethical agency specialising in distribution and impact campaigns. She works with documentary filmmakers to improve their impact objectives upon distribution, encouraging them to expand their distribution options and source new types of funding. Her recent film campaigns include Oscar & Bafta award-winning film, Citizenfour, The Hunting Ground and the Possibilities Are Endless.
Sambrooke runs Film Hub Scotland, one of nine Hubs set across the UK to extend film choice, increase and broaden film audiences, and enhance opportunities for audiences to engage with and learn about film.
They will join the previously announced speakers Filmmaker Jon Reiss, and Katie Ellen, senior manager of BFI’s Audience & Distribution funds, at the symposium taking place on 29th and 30th January. Jon Reiss, credited for coining the title PMD and author of Think Outside the Box Office: The Ultimate Guide to Film Distribution in the Digital Era, will deliver the Keynote speech on the morning of the 29th. Katie Ellen will discuss new key players on the fast changing scene of distribution and the varying models they employ at the BFI.
The event is open to all and will be an opportunity for the film community and marketing professionals to come together collectively to share creative, technological and market intelligence.
Make Your Market is supported by Creative Scotland and University of Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
Refreshments will be provided throughout.
Location: Edinburgh City
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Notes to Editors:
Scottish Documentary Institute (SDI) is an internationally recognised documentary research centre based at Edinburgh College of Art/University of Edinburgh specialising in documentary training, production and distribution.
About We Are Tonic
We Are The Tonic are leading experts in film distribution and marketing. They have led the distribution campaigns for many successful films including, Kajaki The True Story, Tony Benn: Will & Testament, We Are Many.
For further details please visit: http://www.wearethetonic.co.uk/
About Creative Scotland
Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here. We enable people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping others to develop great ideas and bring them to life. We distribute funding provided by the Scottish Government and the National Lottery. For further information about Creative Scotland please visit www.creativescotland.com. Follow us @creativescots and www.facebook.com/CreativeScotland
This film was made possible through Make Your Market, an opportunity for Scottish-based emerging film makers.