The Artist's Cut (2): Film industry know how from finance to distribution

As part of Northern Film & Media and Channel 4’s The Artist’s Cut programme we will be running a series of workshops aimed at developing artists’ understanding of film. The workshops will cover story development, film business, production techniques and working with actors. Thanks to the support of the Arts Council there is no charge for attendance but availability of places is limited.

The Inside Track – Film industry know how from finance to distribution (open to narrative filmmakers)

Producer Samm Haillay will lead a round table session giving an overview of current film industry trends, major players in UK and internationally, finance and networking strategies. 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.

Samm founded independent production company Third with Duane Hopkins in 2001.  He produced Hopkins’ multi-award winning short films and his feature debut Better Things, which premiered to critical acclaim at International Critics Week, Cannes in 2008. Samm also produced Hopkins’ multi-channel film installations series Sunday, which played at BALTIC.  In 2010 he coproduced Turner Prize winning artist Gillian Wearing’s feature debut Self Made. 

Where: Northern Film & Media, The Kiln, Hoults Yard, Walker Rd, Newcastle

When: Thursday 08 March. Registration from 9.15am for a prompt 9.30am start; ends 11.00am.

To book your place click here. Uniquely of the three public workshops this one is open to narrative filmmakers as well as artists.

This workshop is intended for artists and not for narrative filmmakers. However narrative filmmakers who would like to attend may express their interest by email; if enough places are available we will contact you.

This workshop is delivered in partnership with Newcastle University Research Centre for Film and Digital Media. The Artist’s Cut is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and by the ERDF Competitiveness Programme 2007-13. The ERDF programme is bringing over £300m into the North East to support innovation, enterprise and business support across the region.


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