As an emerging producer of (mostly) comedy short films, LOCO has been instrumental for me, both as a launchpad for films that were struggling in more traditional festivals, and as a way of meeting new peers and talent. I have met most of the filmmakers I am working with right now (or hoping to work with in the future) at LOCO Filmmakers Brunches or during the fantastic courses”  – Chiara Ventura, producer

A day’s programme of workshops, panels and networking curated for those looking to build their skills in producing comedy.

Throughout the day, you will be able to network with like minded professionals, skill-share and discuss upcoming projects.

The full-day ticket covers the following topics which are also available to purchase as individual sessions (click the link for more details):

– Morning coffee

Financing and funding in comedy; WITH Paul Ashton (Head of Film at Creative England), Poppy Roe (Prod. Perf. A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE, THIS WAY OUT).

Marketing comedy workshop; WITH Jon Sadler (Founder & Creative Director of Magus Marketing), Samantha Horley (Film & Script Consultant), Sarah Asante (Comedy Commissioning Editor at BBC).

Sales & distribution panel; Katie McCullough (Founder and CEO of Festival Formula), Paul Ridd (Acquisitions Manager at Picturehouse Cinemas Ltd.) + more TBA

Developing a good relationship with writers panel; WITH Fraser Ayres (Co-Founder and CEO of TriForce Creative Network), Katie Mavroleon (Head of Development, MindsEye / Prod. BUCKET, MARLEY’S GHOSTS, POMPIDOU), Mustapha Kseibati (Scripted Development Producer at Big Deal Films & Dir. Wri. APPLE TREE HOUSE, MOHAMMED)

Networking drinks (with experienced and new entrants producers)

NB: Just starting out? Our How to Get into Comedy Producing day is just the ticket for those aspiring producers.

Supported by MindsEye

Event Details

DATE: Friday 12th July 2019
TIME: 9am – 8.30pm
VENUE: BFI Blue Room
PRICE: £110 (£290 for a full industry pass) +booking fee 

£70 (£190 for a full industry pass) + booking fee