FOCUS ON THE FESTIVAL: Some Highlight Screen & Broadcast Sessions and Events

FOCUS ON THE FESTIVAL: Some Highlight Screen & Broadcast Sessions and Events

Mon 6 Jun 2016 / News

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XpoNorth Screen & Broadcast have carefully curated a diverse range of conference sessions for this year's festival.

From the very beginnings of crafting fiction to distribution, we've gathered some fantastic speakers and panelists many of whom have made time to be available for the XpoNorth One-To-One sessions too, so do take the opportunity to visit the Enterprise Europe Network website and book your 20 minutes with them.

Distribution

Event: Feature Film Self-Distribution: A Case Study
Date: Wednesday 8th June 2016
Time: 12noon - 1:30pm
Location: Studio 2 (2nd Floor), Eden Court
Cost: FREE - XpoNorth Festival Delegate Pass Required

Ever wanted to see the full details of how films earn their income? Writer and producer Stephen Follows presents an in-depth case study of the theatrical distribution, broadcast and VOD sales of an international feature film. With Stephen Follows.

Siobhan Synnot

Michael Caton-Jones

Event: In Conversation With...Michael Caton Jones, Director
Date: Wednesday 8th June 2016
Time: 3pm - 4:30pm
Location: La Scala Cinema, Eden Court
Cost: FREE - XpoNorth Festival Delegate Pass Required

From a working-class upbringing in Broxburn to the high-life in Hollywood… Michael Caton-Jones is one of the UK film industry’s global success stories. He discusses a career that has taken him from the National Film School (where he was headhunted to direct TV series Brond in 1987) to LA (where he has directed Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bruce Willis and Sharon Stone). He also shares memories of helming Scottish historical epic Rob Roy and talks about recent work, such as forthcoming feature Urban Hymn. With Siobhan Synnot and Michael Caton-Jones. View Michael's showreel here: https://vimeo.com/169350609 Password: XpoNorthOK 

Lindy Cameron

Joanne Carmichael

Damien O’Connor

Eleanor Coleman

Mick Cooke

Event: From Concept To Creation - Children's Media In Scotland
Date: Thursday 9th June 2016
Time: 10:30am - 12noon
Location: La Scala Cinema, Eden Court
Cost: FREE - XpoNorth Festival Delegate Pass Required

Harry Potter, Peter Pan, The Gruffalo… All these world-famous children’s brands started with a spark of an idea from someone living in Scotland. This session looks at how to develop an idea into something that children will find fascinating and enjoyable. It will also ask if Scotland’s children’s media industry – on the rise, particularly in the Highlands – can learn from the success of its counterpart in Ireland and mainland Europe. With Lindy Cameron, Joanne Carmichael, Damien O’Connor, Eleanor Coleman, and Chaired by Mick Cooke.

Davide Cimmarrusto

Eileen Byrne

Hamish Allison

Event: Data Management From The Camera Onwards
Date: Thursday 9th June 2016
Time: 1:30pm - 3pm
Location: The Jim Love Studio, Eden Court
Cost: FREE - XpoNorth Festival Delegate Pass Required

Through today’s technologies, the film and broadcast industries have moved from film rolls and tape libraries to data centres. The content we produce, from camera through post-production to delivery, now follows IT-centric workflows requiring meticulous data management to enable the creative processes to flow seamlessly.

How should we handle this data through an end-to-end production pipeline? How does retaining shoot data influence the edit, grade and VFX processes? Good data management means the ability to enhance the creative process and also to catalogue, archive, search and find, supply and package our produced media efficiently. Join this session for invaluable industry know-how on how best to implement fast, efficient creative workflows. With Davide Cimmarusto, Eileen Byrne, and Hamish Allison

 

Roanne Bardsley

Jerome Bucchan Nelson

Nawfal Faizullah

Campbell Glennie

Event: Crafting Fiction: Building A Career In Long-Running Drama
Date: Thursday 9th June 2016
Time: 1:30pm - 3pm
Location: La Scala Cinema, Eden Court
Cost: FREE - XpoNorth Festival Delegate Pass Required

Experienced writers and story editors guide newcomers through the dark arts of producing and writing a long-running, continuing or returning drama such as Holby City, Hollyoaks, The Musketeers and EastEnders. What does it take to start and build a career in the genre, and what are the many roles involved in putting such dramas together? Presented in conjunction with the Edinburgh International Television Festival’s Ones To Watch programme. With Roanne Bardsley, Jerome Bucchan Nelson, Nawfal Faizullah, and Chaired by Campbell Glennie.

View the full Festival Programme on the XpoNorth website.