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Announcing First Wave Of 150+ Speakers at FOCUS 2018

22 October 2018

We are excited to announce our first wave of speakers for FOCUS, the Meeting Place for International Production. Over 60 sessions will cover film, TV, advertising, animation and games.

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4/5 December | Business Design Centre London
The business model behind Love Island, Blockchain technology, a Bodyguard masterclass, workshops on Finance, Tax break Certification, Legal advice and Pact’s Export Accelerator are just a few of the sessions on offer.
New this year is On the Ground, a series of case studies including Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again, Mary Poppins Returns and three productions shot in the Nordic countries - The Girl in the Spider's Web , Ailo's Journey and Mission: Impossible - Fallout.
Professionals from the creative screen sector who register in advance get complimentary access to the whole programme.

Over 150 Industry experts participating in sessions will include...

Adam Gee - Little Dot Studios, Ali James - Supervising Location Manager. Alison Small - The Production Guild, Alistair Clark - Wellington Films, Anna Mansi - BFI, Arif Haq - Freuds, Ashley Turing - LiveTree, Bill Darby - Supervising Location Manager, Christian Grece - European Audiovisual Observatory, Claire Heys - ITV, Claudia Balboa - HeyFilm, Dawn McCarthy Simpson MBE - Pact, Harriet Lawrence - Location Manager, Helen Hadfield - Snapper Films, Ilann Girard - Olffi, Isabel Davis - Screen Scotland, Jake Cassels - The Connected Set, James Lapsley - Production Designer, Katrien Roos - Harbottle and Lewis, Leifur B. Dagfinnsson - Truenorth, Leon Forde - Olsberg•SPI, Louise Say - Producer/Director, Melanie Stokes - Kindle Entertainment, Michael Othen - Fusebox Games, Michelle James - ScreenSkills, Phil Hunt - Bankside/Head Gear Films, Samantha Perahia - British Film Commission, Sara Putt - Agent, Simon Heeger - 2WEI Music

...& many more leading industry names to be announced.

To make sure that it is completely relevant to the industry, the FOCUS programme is developed in consultation with Pact, The Production Guild, Directors UK, BFI, BFC, UK Screen Alliance, Creative Europe UK, ScreenSkills, Advertising Producers Association and Women in Film & TV. It is presented in association with media partner Variety.

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