Cannes at Screen Forum

Tonight the regular Screen Forum at Light House in Wolverhampton is a special on pitching at Cannes, supported by Bafta and Screen WM with some quite high profile speakers.

May’s forum will focus on pitching and will provide a timely opportunity for those thinking about taking their ideas to Cannes later in the month. The event will feature a workshop and talk by Julian Friedmann from Blake Friedmann Literary, Film & TV Agency. Julian is the author of How to Make Money Scriptwriting and publishes the UKs only scriptwriting magazine, the Scriptwriter. He has been teaching pitching for the last 17 years and has been a frequent visitor at Cannes .

This will be followed by a pitching panel where members of the audience will pitch to industry experts.
In addition to Julian Friedmann the panel will comprise:

  • Roger Shannon , who has 25 years experience in the film industry, as producer, executive producer, financier, Film Festival Director, writer and broadcaster (Under the Skin, Butterfly Kiss, Beautiful People, Love is the Devil, Lawless Heart, Festival)
  • Peter Rudge, who sits on BAFTA’s Council and their Education and Events committee and has spent time working with Colombia Pictures and Universal TV in Los Angeles before taking up a teaching post at Staffordshire University.
  • Lee Thomas , who has over 10 years experience in feature production and is currently Head of Production at Screen WM where he has acted as executive producer on a number of high profile films, including Confetti, The Road to Guantanamo and Straightheads .

If that isn’t enough to get you down to Light House, there will also be exclusive BAFTA and Screen WM prizes for best pitch.

The evening will continue after the talks and pitching with drinks and chat in the bar.

It’s £4.50 to attend and while you can probably just turn up but it does say “to book contact Angela on 01902 716055.” More details here.