Sponsored by Inside Pictures

Inside Pictures offers producers and executives a career acceleration programme working with some of the most accomplished production talent in the UK and in the US. The concentrated course deconstructs tried and tested leadership strategies, offers mentoring for more effective interpersonal leadership skills while expanding the participant’s business network.

Inside Pictures has been one of Europe’s leading film business training and leadership skills development programme for almost 20 years. Now, in its 19th year, the programme is looking for 20 ambitious film and/or television executives and entrepreneurial producers who want to expand their knowledge of how the international business of film and TV works.

What is Inside Pictures?

Inside Pictures is designed to develop and enhance participants’ understanding of the global film and television businesses by giving you a 360-degree perspective on the industry. The programme will extend their network of high-level contacts, raise their profile and help them to become skilled, knowledgeable and adaptable leaders.

This modular course takes place in London and Los Angeles, and combines meetings with industry leaders, seminars, case studies, studio and other off-site visits.

Among other topics, the programme will cover:

  • An overview of the global film and TV businesses and the key players
  • The key financial considerations and controls which can determine success or failure
  • Comparing and understanding global sales and distribution opportunities
  • Theatrical release campaigns and strategies
  • Home entertainment, online and ancillary markets
  • Marketing strategies and finding your audience
  • Understanding the US marketplace, studio system and agents
  • Raising finance and understanding revenue flows
  • Key legal, business affairs and accounting considerations
  • Commercial and creative considerations during development and production
  • The acquisitions process
  • The commissioning process
  • The digital landscape
  • Core leadership and management skills, including business planning, and corporate strategy
  • Personal presentation techniques and negotiation skills

Throughout the programme, participants have access to leading authority figures in the global film industries, who give their time to share their expertise and experience with participants – providing new connections and opportunities. Previous speakers include Adriana Banta (30West), Daniel Battsek (Film4), Tim Bevan (Working Title Films), Lina Brouneus (Netflix), Rich Delia (Rich Delia Casting), Stuart Ford (AGC Studios), Rebecca Kearey (Searchlight International), Steve Knibbs (Vue International), Chris Rice (Endeavor Content), Jon Schumacher (Indivisible Productions) and Amotz Zakai (Echo Lake Productions).

Who is it for?

Inside Pictures is for film and television executives and producers who have a minimum of 5 years’ experience of working in the international film industry. This programme is for those who wish to take their career to the next level, expand their business networks, further their leadership skills and business strategy.

Applicants will range from experienced film producers who may want to diversify their business and build a television division, to those who would like to know more about to exploit the IP they hold, or they may be at a crossroads in their career and wondering how to make inroads to the US market.

“It was the most comprehensive, thought provoking, expansive, fascinating insight to the film value chain, that is equivalent to a whole career’s worth of hard work. The access and contacts, the guidance and insight, the practical knowledge gained, and ultimately the friendships made throughout the year are all life and career changing. It was the most enjoyable experience of my working career.” – Anna Smith Tenser, Executive Producer & Operations Director, Lammas Park Ltd

2022/23 Dates

Module 1 – From Idea to Audience (European Focus), 12th-17th June in London

Module 2 – Getting Under the Hood of Hollywood (LA), 18th – 23rd September in LA

Module 3 – Business & Personal Development (London), 14th – 18th November in London

Module 4 – Project Presentations (London), 11th – 12th January 2023 in London

How do I apply?

Applications for the next cohort will close online on 20th April 2022. More information and details of upcoming information sessions can be found at inside-pictures.com.

Jon Creamer

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