Birds Eye View’s highly rated filmmaker programme Filmonomics will return in November 2016 for its 4th consecutive year, with a balanced portfolio of inward and outward focus, including sessions on developing confidence in your professional style with trained psychologists, interrogating rejection with professional coaches specialising in female entrepreneur training, and current box office and sales analysis, plus future trend-forecasting.

Alongside the Filmmaker Programme, they run the FUTURE LEADERS IN DISTRIBUTION training programme. Supported by both Creative Skillset and Film Distributors’ Association, the programme serves as a leadership training for women with 7+ years of film distribution experience and who have the ambition to run / own a distribution business or operate at a higher executive level.

Filmonomics FUTURE LEADERS will run concurrently with Filmonomics Filmmakers to encourage the future distribution leaders to meet the future filmmakers, and enjoy the interpersonal skills sessions together.  FUTURE LEADERS will endeavour to arm and inspire the 8-10 participants in 2016/17 in order that the next film workforce census figures on female management in film distribution climb beyond 30%.

Programme bursaries are available. The programme also has funds available for travel and childcare expenses for participants who require such.  Applications are welcomed from distribution executives working in a distribution company or freelancers who work within the UK distribution space.

FUTURE LEADERS IN DISTRIBUTION 2016 had an excellent line-up of talent: Pritica Aneja, Associate Finance Director, EMEA, Twentieth Century Fox; Lia Devlin Head of Marketing, Altitude UK; Sophie Doherty, Theatrical Sales Manager, Disney UK; Sophie Glover Head of Publicity at Pathé UK; Lucy Hill, Theatrical Sales Manager, Warner Bros UK; Lorna Mann, SVP of Publicity, Lionsgate UK; Christina De Rienzo Head of Theatrical Marketing, Curzon Artificial Eye; Kristin Ryan Head of UK Home Entertainment and Digital, Studio Canal; Louisa Mitchell, Marketing Director – Home Entertainment and Faith Taylor, Senior Marketing Manager, both of eOne.

Additionally, they are thrilled to have the support of high level industry mentors such as Kezia Williams of eOne, Sue Bruce Smith of FilmFour, Robert Walak Head of Focus Features International and Anna Godas of Dogwoof to name but a few.

Applications for the 2016 programme are now open. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 14th September 6pm GMT. Full terms & conditions, and details on how to apply, can be found on the Birds Eye View website here.

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