UK: East Midlands Events

30 11 2007

A couple of important events relevant to the games industry are happening soon in the East Midlands:

EM Media Talent Network
These events are for writers, directors and producers/production companies and provide the chance to meet other talent in the region. We’re hoping to demonstrate the successes and strengths of the region as well as encourage collaboration for the glorious convergent future…

The first event is a Producer Forum event so it’s aimed at production companies and producers with an established track record in the industry.

Wednesday 5 December: Producer Forum – 6pm-9pm
Strength in Numbers – Tom Norton from the West Midlands Producer’s Forum will provide an overview of the forum, the benefits of being part of it and its success stories. Diarmid Scrimshaw from Warp Films will discuss the collaborations he’s been a part of and the success to be gained from this approach.

If you’re interested in attending please complete the attached registration form and send it back to sally.hodgson@em-media.org.uk asap.

Find out more about EM Media’s Talent Network…

The UK MEDIA Desk Roadshow

Taking place earlier in the day – this event is to promote the funding schemes of the European Union’s MEDIA 2007 Programme aimed at production companies, including Development funding, Access to Finance and TV Broadcasting.

Agnieszka Moody, Director of the UK MEDIA Desk will explain how the funding schemes work and how to submit a successful application. She will also provide information on a range of MEDIA-supported professional training courses, festivals and markets in Europe. After the presentation you will be able to book individual session with Agnieszka to go through your projects in more detail.

The event is aimed at independent producers working on film, television and interactive projects (games) aimed for the international market. Over the last six years UK filmmakers have received €14.5 million of development funding alone from the MEDIA Programme. Now, even more money is available, while the schemes have been simplified and the paperwork has been reduced.

Find out more…

If you’re interested in attending please let sally.hodgson@em-media.org.uk know asap.

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