It builds on the success of the Marketplace held last October when 30 film companies pitched their film projects in Birmingham to 11 film production and distribution companies including Lionsgate Films, The Works Film Group, and Film 4. This kind of event is rarely found outside of film festivals and attracted filmmakers from around the UK and continental Europe.
Date and venue of this year’s marketplace is to be confirmed, though provisionally it is scheduled for Thursday, 27 October.
“Following the success of last year’s event, we are really excited to be working with The Producers’ Forum again to bring the Film Marketplace in October 2016. Film Marketplace is emerging as an important event in the annual calendar for filmmakers. It’s fantastic that this is happening in Birmingham, putting the city on the map ‒ it’s a real game changer.” Sindy Campbell: Film Birmingham
“It’s a very valuable event for the industry as you get to meet new people and hear about different projects.” (E Berkofsky, Lionsgate Films)
“A really good event. Most of the filmmakers were really switched on, making for a high hit rate.” (M Vennis, Moviehouse Entertainment)
“We had a range of information regarding how to market our film and arrange for distributors to view our film for potential sales. This was a completely priceless experience.” (Sica D-Weiss)
“A great event that is rare to come across in this region.” (M Gill)
“A fantastic opportunity. Thank you for bringing this to Birmingham.” (S Cox)
Film Birmingham is Birmingham City Council’s film & TV office. We provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ film liaison service to the film and TV industry, offering a wide range of services that include acquiring film permits, finding locations, sourcing local crew, facilitating road closures, consulting local police and anything else required.
Film Birmingham is the hub for all filming in the city. Our experienced dedicated team collectively has an industry background and a wealth of knowledge to help you with all your requirements. From the iconic to the anonymous, Birmingham has a diverse range of backdrops available to suit any production.
The Producers’ Forum is a Midlands-based organisation, which supports filmmakers through training, networking and lobbying. Established in 2003, The Producers’ Forum has a strong regional and national influence that helps develop members to connect with others, develop their careers, grow their creative endeavours and have a voice. Membership is open to anyone who wishes to support the organisation and currently stands at 100. Besides producers, members include actors, composers, crew, animators, directors and screenwriters.
For more information, please contact Pip Piper, CEO of The Producers’ Forum
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