19th Jun 2014

Film Conference 2014 – Report

The BSAC Film Conference 2014, sponsored by Time Warner, took place on Tuesday, 8 April 2014.

A report of the Conference, summarising all of the discussions that took place, has now been published and can be downloaded here.


Movie Market Update: Ben Keen (IHS)Jane Tranter (BBC Worldwide) and Jane Lighting (Trinity Mirror) Branded Content: Digby Lewis (Gravity Road), James Abraham (Sunset+Vine) and Ajay Chowdhury (Seatwave) Muriel Joly (Under the Milky Way) and Peter Gerard (Distrify) The Battle For Attention: Adam Singer (BSAC), Mike Shaw (comScore), Edward Humphrey (BFI), Chris Ratcliff (Portland TV), Vanessa Bakewell (Facebook) and Stuart Saw (Twitch) Gravity: William Sargent (Framestore) and Josh Berger (Warner Bros.)

Sessions that took place over the day included the following:

– Gravity: A British Success Story, William Sargent (CEO, Framestore), in conversation with Josh Berger (President and MD, Warner Bros. UK, Ireland and Spain)

– Jane Tranter (Head of BBC Worldwide Productions and Adjacent Productions), in conversation with Jane Lighting (Non-Executive Director, Trinity Mirror)

– Movie Market Update, from Ben Keen (Chief Analyst and Vice President, Media, IHS)

– Serge Hayat (DG, Cinemage)

– Muriel Joly (Head of Business Development, Under the Milky Way)

– Peter Gerard (CEO and Founder, Distrify).

And the following Panel discussions:

– Why We Are All Producing Now, chaired by Ajay Chowdhury (CEO, Seatwave and Deputy Chairman, BSAC), featuring: James Abraham (Digital Strategy Director, Sunset + Vine) and Digby Lewis, (Head of Multiplatform, Gravity Road)

– Event Cinema, chaired by Michael Gubbins (Chair, Film Agency for Wales), featuring: Marc Allenby (Director of Distribution, Picturehouse), Christine Costello (MD and Co-Founder, More2Screen) and Emma Keith (Producer, Broadcast and Digital, National Theatre Live)

– The Battle For Attention: What Are People Watching?, introduced by a presentation from Mike Shaw (Vice President, Media, comScore), and chaired by Adam Singer (Chairman, BSAC), featuring Vanessa Bakewell (Head of Entertainment, Facebook), Edward Humphrey (Digital Director, BFI), Chris Ratcliff (MD, Portland TV) and Stuart Saw (Director, EMEA, Twitch).

The Conference was chaired by Marc Samuelson (Deputy Chairman, BSAC).

Thanks to sponsorship from Time Warner this was a free event, open to the BSAC Membership and invited guests.

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