The Tyneside Cinema presents a symposium for the specialised cinema sector discussing statistics which show that 15-19 year olds form only a tiny percentage of audiences in our specialised cinemas.
Producer Samm Haillay will lead a round table session giving an overview of current film industry trends. He will cover who the major players in UK and internationally are, finance and networking strategies, and film festivals and markets (which ones to attend and why). He will also talk about his work with artists, and the cross over between artist film and traditional film production.
Leading feature film script editor Kate Leys will be delivering a 2 hour session on story and script development aimed at filmmakers and artists interested in developing compelling short and feature length scripts.
Following the recent sell out success of Tall Tree Pictures’ Harrigan (15) screening at Tyneside Cinema earlier this year an additional date has been scheduled for early December. Production team Arthur McKenzie and Vince Woods will be taking part in a special Q & A after the screening.
Digital Union are combining two their most popular events – 'Popcorn' and 'The Pud' – to give the digital creative sector a show-stopping, feature length start to the festive party season. They will be hosting an evening of networking, drinks, cinema snacks and a classic film guaranteed to spread Christmas cheer.
Writer and director Paul Fraser (Twenty Four Seven, A Room for Romeo Brass, Somers Town, Dead Man’s Shoes, My Brothers) joins us for a filmmakers' masterclass in Newcastle on Tuesday 03 December.
Sunderland University are hosting an interactive masterclass with one of Britain’s best-known and most successful film producers: David Puttnam.
From James Bond and Billy Elliot to Trainspotting and Wolfblood, discover the secrets of television and film location managers at an event hosted by Northern Film & Media and the Royal Television Society in Newcastle on Wed 27 November.
Sunderland University are running a masterclass with fashion-focused filmmaker and curator Kathryn Ferguson on Wednesday 27 November. She has made films for fashion designers, brands and musicians including Chloe, Selfridges, Sinead O’Connor, Lady Gaga, Richard Nicoll, Charlie Le Mindu, Katie Eary, and Domino Records. These films have been featured on MTV, SHOWstudio, Dazed Digital, Twin, the BBC and in Vogue.