TVS Professionals: Building a Film Business

Posted on 17th June 2020 by Charlotte Nixon

Join bespoke sessions by homegrown talent in the Tees Valley Screen community each exploring their own areas of expertise in the screen industries – including developing short film ideas, social content and monetisation, and a closer look at the acting profession.

#3: Building a Film Business with Matt McGough, Tuesday 30th June, 2:30pm-4pm

Are you working as a freelance filmmaker and want to take the next step to building your business? Join Matt McGough, Founder & Managing Director of Ithica Films, in this exclusive advice session. Discover how to build a creative film company from scratch, how to manage creative vs. business needs, and learn about the ups, downs, risks and rewards of setting up and growing a film business.

This highly interactive session will see Matt giving bespoke advice to filmmakers who want to take the next steps in establishing and building a film business, therefore places are limited.

To apply for a place, please send a completed SME Eligibility Form along with a short expression of interest to Please include details of why you would like to take part along with 3 key questions around building a film business that you would like Matt to address. The deadline for applications is midday, Friday 26th June.

Applicants must be based within the Tees Valley and have a home or workplace postcode within Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool, Redcar and Cleveland, or Darlington. You can check your postcode here:

If you are successful, you will join the online workshop with Matt and other filmmakers taking place Tuesday 30th June – 2:30pm-4pm. You must be available to join the session for the full duration, as well as be able to appear and speak onscreen. 

Northern Film + Media’s Tees Valley Screen project is funded by the ERDF through Creative Industries Business Support and Development Programme 2014-20, which is bringing over £300m into the North East to support innovation, enterprise and business support across the region. Additional funding support for this project is from Tees Valley Combined Authority and Arts Council England.

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