Event Type:
Open Day

Event Date:
Thu, May 30, 2019 18:30 to 20:30

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Venue: BFI, 21 Stephen Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1LN

Want to know more about what you’d achieve by doing one of these unique MAs? Our two year Creative Business for Entrepreneurs and Executives MA gives you all the tools to build the creative businesses of the future – whether in publishing, theatre, games, film, television, music or digital entertainment. The Marketing, Distribution, Sales and Exhibition MA provides an exciting opportunity to work with leading industry partners to gain both specialist knowledge, insights and hands-on work experience to pre-sell, market, distribute, retail and exhibit films, television shows and games in the digital age.

Join us for an interactive, free taster masterclass and discover how you could establish a career in marketing or set up a new business in Film, TV, Games, Theatre and Publishing. Hosted by our industry experts and course leaders Debbie Rowland, Chris Auty and Dr Alex Connock, they will be joined by special guests including Matthew Justice (Managing Director, Big Talk Productions), on Thursday 30 May, 6.30pm, BFI Stephen Street.

The session will cover:

  • Will subscription models really kill the Film and Television business as we know it?
  • What do the changes in distribution mean for the future relationship between filmmakers and financiers; marketeers and audiences? 
  • And what can we learn from the parallel worlds of publishing, music; games, and theatre — where interactivity and tech have driven such radical change in the last 10 years?    

Our panellists will tackle these and other questions on how to set-up a creative business or became a marketer in these rewarding but competitive fields, in an open-box conversation with:

— Chris Auty (Head of Producing / Entrepreneurship, NFTS,His credits as a producer include Stealing Beauty, Blood and Wine and Crash. Chris also ran Time Out’s film department and was European Editor of The Hollywood Reporter.); 

— Debbie Rowland (Head of Marketing and Distribution, NFTS, Deborah has held senior positions at Koch Media, Artificial Eye, Curzon Cinemas, Icon, Contender/EOne, Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, Medusa Pictures and The Pearson Group.)

— Dr Alex Connock (senior lecturer NFTS, and at Oxford's Said School of Business, and entrepreneur at Missile Digital)

— Matthew Justice (Managing Director, Big Talk Productions - Attack the Block, Cold Feet, Rev., Mum and Friday Night Dinner)

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