The Future of Film in the Midlands!

Posted on 14 March 2012

7.30pm on Thursday 22nd March Lower Gallery 3 at the Zellig Building, the Custard factory, Digbeth Birmingham.

Christopher Moll (Head of Talent at Creative England), Wendy Bevan-Mogg (Talent Manager at Creative England), Pip Piper (film producer and CEO of the Producers’ Forum) and Natasha Carlish (BAFTA award winning film and television producer) will be in conversation. The event is chaired by novelist and screen writer Helen Cross. (Biogs of panelists are below)

Creative England took over from Screen West Midlands and other regional screen development agencies in October 2011.

Free for WGGB members, £5 for non-members. Email to book a place as spaces are limited: WMidWritersGuild@aol.com

Christopher Moll is Head of Talent at Creative England, with a brief to maximize the opportunities for new, emerging and established filmmaking talent in the English regions. Prior to joining Creative England, Christopher was Executive Producer at South West Screen where he was the driving force behind the agency’s iFeatures development and production initiative (www.ifeatures.co.uk). His many production credits include the recent feature films Nowhere Boy, Sparkle, Grow Your Own, Kicks and Salvage as well as the Cannes smash Terence Davies’ Of Time and The City which was produced with BBC Films under the innovative micro- budget Digital Departures initiative.

Previously, Chris spent 15 years as an independent producer, initially with Aardman, with whom he produced the Academy Award® winning Wallace and Gromit adventure The Wrong Trousers and latterly with his own companies Hellzapoppin Pictures and Harvest Films.

“Pip Piper” is a film producer and CEO of the Producers Forum: he’s been producing films for 15 years including Insatiable Moon, Winner of the Best Foreign Film prize at Moondance last year.

“Natasha Carlish” is a BAFTA award winning film and television producer. She has produced numerous documentaries for a variety of broadcasters, feature films, SOULBOY and TURBULENCE and she is also a guest producer on BBC’s continuing drama series, DOCTORS. She is a Board Director for The Producers’ Forum and an Honorary Doctor of Staffordshire University.

“Wendy Bevan-Mogg” is the Talent Manager for Creative England, responsible for supporting regional film making talent across the English regions. Wendy has an extensive career in film, including on independent British feature films. Before this she worked in digital media production and for distributors Artificial Eye and sales agent Pathe International.

The Future of Film in the Midlands!