In recent months, Creative Enterprise has been running Future Studios bootcamps. The aim of the programme is to provide business support to screen companies (film, TV, games, immersive and digital) with a narrative/storytelling focus. They are letting the public know that in light of the current coronavirus crisis, their last iteration of Future Studios is now online.
They have adapted the Future Studios programme by hosting a series of six free online webinars to support screen companies. The webinars ranging from 60-90minutes each, will run across 3 weeks from the 18th May to 4th June, topics include the future of storytelling, gaining investment, creativity, development and pitching.
Tuesday 19th May at 2pm
In this session, we will cover what you can learn from film financing and film profit sharing, from two angles of streamer financing and traditional (independent and studio) film financing. We will also look into streamer financing of series, traditional financing of TV broadcast series, as well as film distribution agreements and royalty reporting. To finish the session, we’ll look at what a collection account manager does, why you need one, and what a revenue waterfall looks like, and round off the webinar by giving some pointers about how to build a business plan for your enterprise, and maybe what potential investors will look for.
Thursday 21st May at 2pm
Alison will talk about the fundamentals of narrative across non-linear, immersive and experiential highlighting some core questions around emotional outcomes, building a storyworld, theme and experience design.
Tuesday May 26th at 2pm
During this webinar Tim will share with you his thoughts on what creativity is and how we can all get better at it. He will share a range of tried and tested tools and techniques, with stories, for how to tackle any challenge and have bigger, better ideas. And he will talk you through different ways of working that we can all steal from the world of comedy.
Thursday May 28th at 2pm
How to pitch – during COVID-19 and beyond. Disruptive Thinking will be taking delegates through effective pitching techniques with guidance on how to articulate your business proposition clearly. Whether you’re pitching for a project or investment over video call, or just trying to succinctly tell somebody what you do, this webinar will provide you with a straightforward structure to follow. They will also be joined by Nick Ellis, founder of Halo creative agency for a 30 minute Q&A.
Thursday June 2nd at 2pm
Film Producer and Festival Director talks about her career path, the leap from Corporate & Commercials to Feature Films and her decision to work within the genre sector in both Feature Films and the Film Festival GRIMMFEST. Insights into how she has survived in the low budget sector, the importance of attending initiatives such as Market Trader and the new ventures and models she and her team are embracing in these turbulent times. Why the launch of the production arm of the festival, Grimmfest films and most recently Grimmfest TV and how this is helping to keep her business sustainable and relevant.
Tuesday 4th June at 2pm
Pitch Perfect is about that crucial time when you’re trying to sell your show or film. The treatment is the sales pitch, the document that decides whether your project will ever see the light of day. There is no perfect formula, every show will be different and no two Producers or Indies will want the same thing. But, there is a structure that works, key elements that if you get right will get you one step closer to success. This session isn’t a lecture, it’s a chat, a discussion so your input is vital. We will also create time to address the impossible problem facing us all. How can our work reflect the ‘new normal’ when we may not know what that is for months.
Source: Creative England
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