Roger Michell In Conversation as festival reveals industry programme
by Naman Ramachandran
- Harvey Weinstein to deliver keynote
Acclaimed British director, Roger Michell (photo), whose latest film Hyde Park on Hudson [+see also:
film profile] is the festival’s Centrepiece Gala, will discuss his work and career in an intimate In Conversation event on October 19 at the 56th BFI London Film Festival. This is just one of the highlights of a busy industry facing programme this year. Award-winning American producer Harvey Weinstein will deliver the keynote address this year where he will share insights and anecdotes from his career on October 11.
On October 12, Ben Roberts, Director of the BFI Film Fund, Senior Executives Lizzie Francke, Natascha Wharton, Chris Collins and Head of International, Isabel Davis will discuss the BFI’s production and development plans, what these mean and how they will work to support filmmakers in a Q&A session.
October 15-19 sees Think-Shoot-Distribute, a week-long feature-film talent development programme that will equip 25 selected people working in shorts, TV, theatre, digital media, games, arts or commercials with the skills, industry knowledge, connections, and career and project development support to make the leap from shorts and other forms of media to features.
Film London’s popular Production Finance Market (October 17-18) facilitates face-to-face meetings between producers and financiers from the UK and the international marketplace in a bid to encourage and foster new financing relationships.
On October 17, ‘Facing Windows’ in association with the Media Desk UK and Europa Distribution will examine film release strategies in the context of radical changes to the distribution and consumption of film as a result of new digital platforms.
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