NFTS Cymru Wales: Working with the Streaming Platforms: Strategies for Pitching & Producing Online

Short course

Overview

This is a two-day course, running online on Monday 28th March and Friday 1st April

Delivered in the NFTS Scotland Virtual Classroom, accessed via Zoom, in partnership with NFTS Scotland and NFTS Leeds

"More is not better. Only better is better" HBO Game of Thrones executive Richard Pleper. 

While the major distributors prepare to battle over exclusivity and licensing windows, independent film and television producers have more opportunities than ever to license content to a growing number of services worldwide. The future of content licensing is growing more complicated as the most significant content distributors launch stand-alone streaming services. This complexity will provide producers with more opportunities and leverage in licensing negotiations.

This online short course explores the range of options for producers, and how best to approach decision makers and platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime.  Refining pitches, presentations and packages lie at the heart of this practical course, with participants encouraged to bring projects to workshop over the two days.

 

Tutored by Dr Angus Finney an experienced film business specialist, author, and an executive producer.

Whose current work includes producing with Yash Raj Films, India’s largest private film studio; consulting for China’s leading IP agency Cloudwood; mentoring production companies for Creative England and executive producing for Manchester’s horror outfit Grimmfest.

Finney was the manager of Europe’s only Film Production Finance Market for 10 years, and is the former managing director of Renaissance Films in the 2000s.

He teaches at Judge Business School, Cambridge University, where he is a Fellow. He is currently a visiting professor to the Beijing Film Academy, and a Course Director at the Danish National Film School.  He has also trained and taught around the world, including New Zealand, China, Ireland, Canada, Germany, Denmark and the UK.  He has published four books, including The International Film Business: A Market Guide Beyond Hollywood, a PDF copy of which is provided to all attendees (RRP £39.99).

 

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Freelance Rate: £325
Corporate Rate: £625

BURSARY INFORMATION 

A limited number of bursaries are available for all of our short courses. If you wish to apply for a bursary to contribute to the costs of your course, please read the bursary guidelines below carefully to confirm your eligibility. Please do not apply to a course unless you are sure you meet the bursary eligibility criteria, or if you are able to pay for the course by other means.

Please apply as far in advance of the course date as possible to give yourself the best chance of securing a supported place as we may not be able to accommodate all applications. We aim to advise successful applicants no later than 10 working days prior to the course start date.

Once you have submitted your course application, your bursary application, and supporting documents, should be submitted to wales@nfts.co.uk.

NFTS Cymru Wales Bursary Guidelines (pdf) | NFTS Cymru Wales Bursary Application Form (pdf)

I ddarllen y dogfenau yn Gymraeg:
NFTS Cymru Wales Canllawiau’r Bwrswriaeth (pdf) | NFTS Cymru Wales Ffurflen Gais Bwrswriaeth (pdf)

How to apply

Application deadline:

Please complete the application form to apply. You will be required to upload your C.V. 
Please also read the Terms and Conditions of booking as payment of a successful application assumes acceptance of these. 

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