FOCUS BITES offers one-to-one consultancy and is open to any Scottish company that fits the FOCUS eligibility criteria.

This opportunity is intended as a cost-effective route to accessing expertise for your company.

The total cost of the consultancy is funded equally by the participating companies and the FOCUS funding partners, with the company portion split between the companies taking part.

This opportunity is open to companies based in Scotland and producing film, TV or animation content for broadcast or distribution who do not have access to expert business development support in house or through a parent company.

If you would like to receive one-to-one consultancy through FOCUS BITES then let us know by filling out the form below. Please specify what area of expertise you are interested in.

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PREVIOUS FOCUS BITES

Marketing

Monday 19th August

How do you communicate your company effectively? This is an opportunity to examine your company brand and receive a working communications strategy, with support from Lawrence Francis.

Lawrence has over 15 years experience across PR, marketing and brand development within the entertainment industry. He has worked with companies like BFI, Universal Pictures, the European Broadcasting Union and Sky TV.

BUSINESS AND FINANCE

thursday 22nd august -

FRIDAY 23rd August

This is an opportunity to access sector-specific expert business development, leadership or finance advice from Mike Kelly.

Mike is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a wealth of experience in financing, investment and business development in major film and television organisations.

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legal

wednesday 29th may

This was an opportunity to access sector-specific expert legal advice from Jenny Parker of Clintons.

Jenny is an Associate solicitor in the Entertainment Team at Clintons, specialising in Film & TV. She advises clients on the creation, finance and exploitation of audio-visual content across a range of platforms. In addition to production and compliance work, Jenny advises on a variety of high value, multi-jurisdictional film and TV financing transactions.

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sales & distribution

wednesday 8th may

This was an opportunity to access sector-specific expert sales and distribution advice from Jezz Vernon.

Jezz is a distribution, sales and production executive with over 15 years of experience within the film industry. He has produced, co-produced and exec produced a highly profitable slate of films ranging from documentaries to narrative features.