Leading Edge – The Producers Programme


Brian Kirk, Director, Ciaran Kavanagh, Cinematographer and ED Bruce, VFX Supervisor with participants on VFX: Script to Screen module 2.

Screen Training Ireland have announced details of Leading Edge – The Producers Programme designed for producers with a proven track record in film, documentary or TV Drama.

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Date: 15/01/2014
Duration: 8 days (3 modules)
Venue: Dublin & London
Cost: €750.00

Application Procedure:
For further details please see www.screentrainingireland.ie . Please email helen.mcmahon@screentrainingireland.ie with any further queries. Please apply online at www.screentrainingireland.ie by Friday 6th January 2014. Fee: €750 inclusive of flights to London for Module 3 and subsistence per diem for London Module 3 Payment of fee can be paid in three instalments. To unsubscribe please email info@screentrainingireland.ie with your name and UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject header. This course is subject to industry demand and tutor availability.

Participant Profile:
Participants should be producers with a proven track record in film, documentary or TV Drama. Each participant must be actively developing a feature film project.

Producers are required to have a completed script around which to build a full package and financing model. More advanced projects will also be eligible. The project is then discussed and tested in both the local and international marketplace to establish the right scale of the film. Participants will also be required to work on a time line to advance their projects. The final deliverables for each Producer will include a detailed project plan, a personal plan and a business plan outlining their objectives and how they intend achieving them


Course Profile:
The course director is Angus Finney, manager of the Film London Production Finance Market and currently an expert witness for the UK government. His experience includes training, (practitioner and academic), managerial, financing, creative management, executive producing, and international sales. The programme will include specialist guest speakers at each workshop who are highly respected professionals in their respective expertise. There will be speakers covering development, sales, finance and distribution to help support specific producers and projects where appropriate.
Seminar Outline

• Module 1 – 15th & 16th of Jan 2014
A 2 day Module focusing on areas such as the Film Value Chain, Changing Film Market, Financial Packaging, Business Models and Business Plans.
• Module 2 – 19th-21st March 2014
A 3 day Module focusing on the Creative and Development process, explore the producer’s role in creative development, story selection and execution, working and managing creative talent, creative packaging, project selection and slate management, resolving conflicts, identifying audience at the early stage and pitching.
• Module 3 4th – 6th of June 2014
A 3 day module focusing on international sales, the film calendar, marketing and audience research, this module will take place in London. The producers will work on the building of informed, coherent Project Plans and Finance Plans with a view to their projects being pitched to real buyers and investors, thus providing an opportunity for exposure to the commercial marketplace, negotiation and capturing best value.


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