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The Future of UK Film Summit’s first speakers include Studiocanal, True Brit and Searchlight executives

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The Future of UK Film Summit’s first speakers include Studiocanal, True Brit and Searchlight executives

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[Clockwise from top left:] Kate Gardiner, Elizabeth Karlsen, Moses Nyachae, Alex Hamilton, Harriet Finney, Zygi Kamasa

Screen International has unveiled the first six high-profile industry speakers for its ‘The Future of UK Film’ summit, to be held on September 24, 2024, in London at BFI Southbank.

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They include Alex Hamilton, CEO at Studiocanal UK, whose recent successful UK releases include Back To Black, and Wicked Little Letters; Bafta-winning producer Elizabeth Karlsen, co-founder of Number 9 Films, the company behind Living, Collette and Carol; and Harriet Finney, deputy CEO of the British Film Institute.

Also participating are Kate Gardiner, marketing director at Searchlight Pictures, EMEA (Rye Lane, All Of Us Strangers, Poor Things); Zygi Kamasa, founder and CEO at UK theatrical producer and distributor True Brit Entertainment and formerly CEO of Lionsgate UK; and Moses Nyachae, partner, film and TV team at chartered accountant Saffery.

More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

The high-level conference will bring together leading industry executives to debate how the UK independent film sector can build on its strengths to become a fully thriving, equitable and sustainable industry.

The Super Early Bird ticket offer of PS175+VAT ends this Friday (July 12). The Early Bird price of PS215+VAT will be available until Friday August 6.

The conference will aim to give attendees the insight and industry intelligence to:

  • navigate the new Independent Film Tax Credit and matching it with international incentives;
  • discover what kinds of stories and packages private financiers are looking to support and talent agents are hoping to put in front of their clients;
  • learn from distributors who have guided UK indie films to box office success;
  • understand how innovations such as AI and virtual production are going to impact and enhance the industry;
  • discover the benefits of bringing fresh and diverse voices into the industry.

Visit here to find out more about the event. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Scott Benfold.

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