PRODUCER LEANNE TONKES SELECTED FOR INSIDE PICTURES 2019
Among the 20 participants are Frédérique Rouault, director of international sales at French sales agent Playtime; Samanta Roberts, marketing director, film at eOne Spain; and two representatives from Film4 – senior legal and business affairs manager Don McNicholl, and marketing and distribution manager Hannah Saunders.
Daniel Battsek, director of Film4, is the industry ambassador for the programme. Having worked in production, development and distribution for 30 years, Battsek has supported films including The Favourite, Fighting With My Family and Cold War since joining Film4.
Now in its 16th year, the Inside Pictures programme comprises three one-week modules, taking place in London and Los Angeles between June 2019 and January 2020. It will involve seminars, workshops, studios visits and events covering the international film business, including development, production, financing, worldwide distribution, marketing, exhibition and digital developments.
Speakers for the 2019 session announced so far include Tim Bevan, co-chairman of Working Title Films; Duncan Clarke, president of distribution at Universal Pictures International; and Stuart Ford, chairman and CEO at AGC Studios.
The programme is supported by the Creative Europe Media Programme as the majority funder, and ScreenSkills, as part of the Future Film Skills programme.