Market Place Live
How are independent films developed, financed, produced and distributed? Through the unfolding story of an entirely fictitious film project, filmmakers and executives talk candidly about the all-too-real thrills, challenges and dilemmas of turning an idea into a film and successfully bringing it to the global market place. The scenarios are unrehearsed and the panelists’ decisions are live. The panel includes filmmakers, financiers, producers and domestic, international and digital distribution experts who will have no prior warning of the scenarios that will be presented to them. All the elements of the project are fictional - made-up cast, director and producer, financing partners and distributors – so panelists can speak freely about their reactions and thought processes. The Market Place Live format is intended to introduce new filmmakers to the concept of the Independent Film Value Chain. It was developed in England by Film London and Film Export UK with support from Skillset.
Charlie Bloye is Chief Executive of Film Export UK. He gained his early experience of the industry at the Rank Organisation in the '80s and '90s and subsequently held senior sales positions at Renaissance Films and Signpost Films. In 2003 he set up and became Managing Director of Peace Arch Films and has served as Executive Producer on five films including the Emmy nominated TV movie OUR FATHERS.
Josh Braun founded and runs Submarine along with twin brother Dan. It is a hybrid sales and production company consulting and strategizing on the sale and distribution of documentary and feature films, and producing unique and high quality feature films, documentaries and television properties. Submarine is dedicated to creating and producing innovative and modern entertainment ideas and concepts.
Gina Fegan is an active film producer (‘The Tournament’, ‘Devil’s Playground”) and is an international specialist on the emerging relationships between traditional media, new technologies and telecommunications.
She advises global media companies, financing organisations, creative content producers and public sector agencies. She is a Screen & Digital Media Specialist at UK Trade & Investment and has delivered public sector projects as the Chief Executive of the digital content sector consortium 'South East Media Network' (SEMN), and founding the UK Film Council's regional screen agency Screen South. Gina is on the BBC online advisory board, the advisory committee for Digital Hollywood and is a member of BAFTA. She assists the Technology Strategy Board and the Arts and Humanities Research Council and is an advisor on the EU Media Program's company support initiative at MIPTV and MIPCOM.
Gina recently founded the D-Media Network, which with 4,000 followers is a member of the UK wide 'Onedigital' and of the European network the 'EU Digital Think Tank'. She speaks French, started out as an engineer, enjoys good movies and growing her own vegetables in Canterbury, England.
Stephen Kelliher is Head of Sales & Marketing at Bankside Films, an international sales, production and financing company founded in January 2007. Stephen has over 15 years experience in international sales at companies including Beyond Films and Vine International Pictures.
Dan Lupovitz, an LA-based independent producer works in the US and internationally. His film Hunky Dory plays at SXSW.Upcoming projects include an adaptation of Rose Tremain's Whitbread award winning book, "Music And Silence" with BBC Films, which Lone Scherfig is attached to direct, actor/writer/director Peter Capaldi's new movie, Born To Be King, which will shoot in London.