Following a highly successful 2017 event, FOCUS, The Meeting Place for International Production, will return to the Business Design Centre London on 4/5 December 2018 for its fourth edition. FOCUS is aimed at all the creative screen industries – including film, TV, advertising, animation and interactive – and is the only UK trade event where attendees can meet with content makers, film commissions, production services and locations providers from over 60 countries. Each December, the industry’s key players converge at FOCUS, transforming two days of meetings, networking events and seminars into deals and lasting business relationships.
Birmingham city council’s film and TV office Film Birmingham will be representing the city at the 2-day event, engaging with international production companies on how they can maximise their use of Birmingham’s filming locations, local crews and production services. Film Birmingham will be sharing a stand (L8 #FilmingInEngland) with Film Offices UK and Creative England. During the Happy Wine and Cheese Hour at 14:00 – 15:00 each day, event attendees are invited to liaise with Film Birmingham representatives while sampling regional wine and cheeses.
FOCUS 2018 is developed in consultation with leading industry organisations, including the British Film Institute, British Film Commission, Pact, Directors UK, Advertising Producers Association, The Production Guild, ScreenSkills, UK Screen Alliance, Creative Europe Media Desk UK and Women in Film and TV to ensure that it addresses current needs and concerns.
The event will remain completely free to attend for industry professionals. Sign up or find out more here.