"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.
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).
This 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.
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