Written by Shona Smith on Nov 28, 2019. Posted in General Interest

What's on: post-production at FOCUS

FOCUS has a packed programme of talks, panels and networking sessions with producers in advertising, film and TV. The 2019 event has more sessions spotlighting post-production than ever before.

All FOCUS sessions are free to attend with a delegate badge, click here to register now. We have picked out the must-attend sessions on the programme which has been developed in consultation with leading bodies on the Content Advisory Board (CAB), including Neil Hatton of UK Screen Alliance,

Tuesday 3 December

Nations & Regions: Challenges & Opportunities 12:00 – 12:45
With regional investment and support, the industries are being persuaded to set up and look outside of London for content, new talent, and ideas
Paul Austin, MD Farm Manchester, Alison Grade, CEO Screen Central, Karen Kelly, Executive producer Channel 4, Nate Camponi, Co-Founder Hell Fire!, Andy Doree, Co-Founder Hell Fire!

Beyond Statistics: New Perspectives on Inclusion and Diversity 14:00 – 14:45
What does "good" inclusion look and feel like & what do screen industries with more promising statstics (e.g. VFX and animation) do differently?
Neil Hatton, CEO, UK Screen Alliance, Dr Doris Eikhof, Deputy Director, Cameo Research Institute,

Maximising UK Tax Reliefs 15:00 – 15:45
Industry experts provide an overview of the UK's TV and film tax reliefs, including VFX and post
Samantha Perahia MBE, Head of Production UK, British Film Commission, Anna Mansi – Head of Certification, BFI, Darren Drake, Partner (Film and TV), Saffery Champness LLP

MPC Presents: The Making of Disney’s The Lion King 18:00 – 18:45
A case study from The Moving Picture Company on a wonderful example of how far technology has advanced
El Suliman, Lead Animator MPC Christoph Roth, VFX Producer MPC

Wednesday 4 December

Budgeting for Post Production 10:00 – 10:45
With increasing audience expectation and evermore complex delivery requirements, post-production budgets can be challenging
Annie Gaudet Senior Director, Trevanna London

How to Job Share - Workshop 12:00 - 12:45
This workshop will offer tips and advice on creating your own job share, and how to present the case to a prospective employer.
Michelle James , Porducer, Share My Telly Job, Louise Patel, Producer / Director

Flexible Working Across the Creative Screen Industries 11:00 – 11:45
This cross-industry panel discussion will look at what is being done to create a flexible working offer in order to attract more professionals back into the industries
Simon Devereux, Head of Learning & Development, The Mill, Valeria Bullo, Production Consultant, Sarah Hoeksma Marketing Director, Sold Out, Louise Patel, Producer / Director, Jonathan Stadlen, MD Kickerbockerglory, Lou Hake, Freelance EP / Consultant

On the show floor, more post-production companies than ever before are exhibiting from countries including Spain, Lithaunia, UK, Egypt and the Netherlands. You can meet with over 250 exhibitors from more than 80 countries on the show floor, ranging from film commissions to post-production companies who can provide information on post-production incentives, facilities and skills across the globe.

FOCUS 2019 content is sponsored by Production Service Network (PSN), the one-stop shop built to help producers determine where best to film overseas and whom to rely on for local support. Michael Moffett CEO PSN, "PSN chose to sponsor the content this year because we identify with the comprehensive knowledge sharing that takes place at the event. After all, filmmakers call on PSN daily for local production know-how on everything from incentives to comprehensive below-the-line services. There may be no event with a wider array of expertise in our content creation industry under one roof."

FOCUS - The Meeting Place for International Production takes place at the Business Design Centre, Islington on the 3 & 4 December. Click here to register for a free delegate badge.

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