Preparations are being finalised for the Isle of Man’s presence at a major new film industry event taking place in Liverpool on the 14th and 15th of July 2014. The Dream Factory event takes place in the “Knowledge, Creative and Digital” week at the International Festival of Business.
Dream Factory features a host of world renowned creative and film professionals in an exciting line-up of panel events, master classes and presentations all geared towards the international business of film. The event will be attended by independent film-makers, investors, film professionals, aspiring film-makers and students. Day one will be dedicated to the creative aspects of film-making, while the second day will focus on the business of film.
Leonard Singer MHK, Member for Department of Economic Development with responsibility for Film and Creative Industries commented:
“The Isle of Man is known as one of the leading jurisdictions for film production and expertise. Our partners Pinewood Pictures will be there to promote the Isle of Man offering to both a UK and international audience. Our presence at the IFB Dream Factory will reinforce the Isle of Man’s relationships with the other major industry players, including film producers, financiers and government agencies. We also look forward to building new relationships with emerging talent.”
Steve Christian, representing the Isle of Man’s film industry and leading production company Pinewood Pictures, will feature in a discussion panel about Regional Media Funding across the UK on Tuesday 15th July. Other speakers include BBC Worldwide’s Amanda Hill, Scott Free producer Liza Marshall, Apollo Productions CEO and former British Film Commissioner Steve Norris, screenwriters Krysty Wilson-Cairns and Jon Croker, and Stuart Ford of IM Global.
For more information and to register to attend Dream Factory, visit: http://www.dreamfactoryevent.com/
Details of the Isle of Man’s wider presence at the International Festival for Business can be found at http://www.whereyoucan.com/IFB