International Markets 2014 will provide an opportunity for Welsh production companies to learn directly from experts in the international media industry.
Thursday 20 – Friday 21 November 2014
A two-day residential Bootcamp will take place at the exclusive Portmeirion venue in North Wales on 20 and 21 November with sessions delivered by media experts from around the world. Graham Spencer, who has held senior roles at Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures and BBC Worldwide, will chair and confirmed guest speakers include Ben Hall (Chalkboard TV), Ed Thomas (Fiction Factory), Graham Smith and Mark Robson (Grand Scheme Media), Jan Salling (Nordic World), Henrik Biskjaer (Nice Group), Jonathan Coad (Lewis Silkin), Ian Jones (S4C), Clare Thompson, Rob Brown (Rule 5), Angus Fletcher (Snow River Media), Rod Caird (Rod Caird Associates), Ben Noot (National Geographic).
Delegates gain access to an industry mentor, who will help them to shape and sell projects into international markets. They will also be able to attend a refresher course early in 2015, and on-the-ground support at MIPTV 2015.
Fees include attendance at the Bootcamp (including 2 x nights accommodation at Portmeirion), the refresher course, ongoing mentoring and support at MIPTV 2015. The standard rate is £750 ex VAT.
Places on the scheme are strictly limited. To apply for a place, please complete this form, or contact Ezra Rushen either by email or by calling 07590 928 078. Once we have received your application we will contact you to discuss the scheme further.
Please note: to be eligible, you must either live or work in the convergence areas of Wales. You can find a map of these areas here.
This activity is being carried out as part of Creative Skillset Cymru’s £4.38m Skills for the Digital Economy Programme. The Programme is backed with £2.7m from the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government, with the rest of the funds provided by Creative Skillset Cymru, Welsh broadcaster S4C, and the trade association for independent producers in film and television in Wales, Teledwyr Annibynnol Cymru (TAC).