We are delighted to announce the initial cohort of FOCUS participants.
FOCUS is supporting Aurora's event An Evening With Sarah Asante. Asante, the Commissioning Editor for Comedy at BBC 3, will deliver an informal session for the industry on BBC 3’s output and commissioning strategy.
FOCUS will be there, and there will be a chance to learn a bit more about the project and find out how to apply to take part.
The event will be held at Film City Glasgow on Thursday 2 November, 6.30 – 8.30pm.
If you would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and job title. Please feel free to pass on this email to your colleagues. If you have any particular questions you would like Sarah to address, please include these in your email.
There is free on street parking around Film City Glasgow. The nearest subway is Ibrox. There will be welcome drinks and post-event networking drinks and nibbles available.
FOCUS is holding two events aimed at helping screen production companies learn more about the FOCUS process, and get a taste of the kind of expertise available through the project.
Financing & Distribution Masterclass
01.08.17 @ 13:30-15:30
Evolution House Boardroom, Evolution House, West Port, Edinburgh, EH1 2LE
Amanda Pyne from AP Consulting will give a masterclass on film financing and royalties, including advice on how to maximise financial recoupment for films – including Oscar® winners, like The King’s Speech and Man on Wire. She will also provide insight into the new funding and distribution models in the age of Netflix and Amazon.
Offscreen TV Talent Recruitment Masterclass
03.08.17 @ 10:00-12:00
GMAC, Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HD
Edd Buckley from Nifty Talent will talk about the need for more thorough and modern recruitment processes for our fast-paced and rapidly changing industry which is facing growing demands from all sides. He’ll be using his vast knowledge of the media production industry to bring fresh insight into exactly what productions require and what attracts talent to a job.