UK producers get American jaunt
British Film Commissioner Colin Brown is taking eight UK line producers and unit production managers to Los Angeles next week to network with US studio executives and major independents.
This initiative is part of the UK Film Council’s ongoing efforts to stimulate inward investment for the British production sector and is coordinated with the Production Guild of Great Britain.
Participants are Jo Burn (Johnny English [+see also:
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Brown said, “Our line producers and production managers have a long and much valued relationship with the studios and US production executives handling films of all genres, budget size and complexity, bringing films in on time and budget whilst achieving the highest level of production quality and many are currently working on major US movies. The UK executives we are bringing out to LA are representative of the UK’s ability and capacity to deliver on a range of films, and they will be talking about the actualities of working on medium and high-budget levels, and on inward investment films.”
Production Guild Chief Executive David Martin said, “The Guild members participating in the event are the up and coming generation of line producing talent, and represent the future of feature film production in the UK. We very much hope that new working relationships will arise with the US executives they meet, which will strengthen and enrich the already deep history of features production between us.”
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