1, zone B 28 Kensington Street
Brighton, England BN1 4AJ

From Script to Screen – Understanding The Market
Thursday 03 December 2009
6.30pm: Doors open
7.00pm: Event start
At: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington St, Brighton BN1 4AJ
Entry: FREE
Spaces are limited. To pre-book a place please contact Emma
on 01273 647197 Monday–Friday 10am–6pm or [email protected]

Are you a writer, producer or director with a film project you want to get off the ground?

Lighthouse presents an exclusive opportunity to hear industry experts give their best insights on how to negotiate the balance between the creative aspects and business considerations of filmmaking. Hear their thoughts on what's hot and what's not, ways to up the pulling power of your project, the F word... finance – where to find it and how to access it, approaching sales agents and distributors, the best routes to market and a road map to get you there, the do’s and don’ts of schmoozing and top tips on how to increase your chances of success in a high risk industry.

Chaired by David Castro of Screen South, confirmed guests so far are:

Dan MacRae (Head of Development, Optimum Releasing) Now at Optimum Releasing, Dan was previously a Development Executive at Working Title Films and prior to that, was deputy Head of the Development Fund at the UK Film Council. In the distant past he worked across a range of activities in Scotland from repertory cinema programming to running a host of screenwriter and producer training events.

Nicky Bentham (Producer, TAKING LIBERTIES, MOON) Nicky Bentham (formerly Moss) is an accomplished Producer with success in feature films, documentary and commercials. Most recently Nicky co-produced MOON, a sci-fi thriller starring Sam Rockwell and Kevin Spacey. It premiered at Sundance in January 2009, has since been released internationally by Sony and enjoyed critical and commercial success. Prior to that Nicky produced the BAFTA nominated feature documentary TAKING LIBERTIES, which examined the erosion of liberties under the guise of the war on terror.

For more information about the event and panellists please visit: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/whatson/scripttoscreen.htm

This event has been enabled by Screen South and the RIFE lottery funding programme.

Official Website: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/whatson/scripttoscreen.htm

Added by Lighthouse Arts on November 20, 2009