Wednesday 16 June
11.15am - 12.15pm
Film Distribution Models: How the distribution and release of films impacts financing and recoupment
This insightful discussion will see AP Media’s Amanda Pyne drill down into various distribution models, how independent UK films are financed and how debt financiers and investors recoup. From working with global streamers such as Netflix and Amazon, to overviewing the perspective of key stakeholders such as studios, producers, financiers and TV channels. An invaluable session for anyone looking to learn or refresh their knowledge of this area of screen industries.
Speaker: Amanda Pyne
Chair: Lindy Cameron
Producer, Editor / MD, Move on Up
Lindy Cameron is a Black Isle based producer, editor and MD of Move on Up, a micro indie with a diverse range of credits, including the Bafta winning children's series Katie Morag and the feature film American Cousins.
Film Distribution and Finance Specialist, AP Media Ltd, AP Media Ltd
Amanda has worked in film finance, distribution, royalties and recoupment for over 20 years in both US Studio and independent film. In 2011 Amanda set up AP Media Ltd working with producers, financiers and sales agents, and clients include See-Saw Films, BBC Film, Film4, Channel 4, Protagonist Pictures, Creative England, Ai Film, Catalyst Global Media and independent UK & US producers.
Previously Amanda was a senior member of the Production Finance team at BFI and UK Film Council overseeing Lottery investment in new productions and managing recoupment on a library of 500+ titles, and before that Manager of International Royalty Income at Universal Pictures International and Focus Features, and a specialist video accountant at PolyGram. Before moving into film, Amanda was Record and Music Publishing Royalty Manager at Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group.
Of the hundreds of films worked on, highlights include Oscar winners I, Tonya, Hacksaw Ridge, The King’s Speech, Man On Wire, Brokeback Mountain Other films include American Animals, Finding Your Feet, Lion, Mr Holmes, Shame, The Butler, We Need To Talk About Kevin.