9th Mar 2023
Report Launch: Hell and High Water – Project Development in the UK Screen Sectors
On: Thursday 9 March 2023 from 10.00am – 11.00am (in person registration, coffee and pastries from 9.30am)
At: Central London location (W1 postcode) AND via Video Conference
For: British Screen Forum Members, Associate Members, Future Leaders, and Invited Guests
We are delighted announce the launch of a new research report produced for British Screen Forum by Narval Media: Hell and High Water: A Study on Project Development in the UK Screen Sectors. The report’s author, Bertrand Moullier, will present on the main findings and this will be followed by a Q&A session led by Chris Auty (Film Producer and Head of Producing/CBEE, NFTS).
Hell and High Water: A Study on Project Development in the UK Screen Sectors is a major piece of original research into the business of project development for films, scripted television, and games in the UK Screen Sectors. In terms of research, project development has long been the UK screen industries’ Bermuda Triangle. Practitioners recognise the strategic importance of development but they also recognise that it is mostly treated as an informal activity, with little effort made to identify best practice.
This study was borne of British Screen Forum’s conviction that the dearth of research on development impairs efficiency across the screen industries, resulting in particular in poorer risk assessment and less effective public incentive policies. The present study – based on extended interviews with a wide range of leading industry practitioners – is intended to be a first step in improving our understanding of development as a key stage in the life cycle of screen production, with a view to initiating discussions on best practice and a fruitful exchange with the public sector agencies regarding their support for development.
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