The topic of this workshop is sourcing finance for English-language independent films, dealing with sales agents, and selling independent films on the international markets.
Gareth Jones is an industry veteran with over 25 years experience in financing, sales, and distribution. A former CEO of George Harrison’s HandMade Films, Gareth has financed, sold, and distributed over 80 independent films including MONA LISA; LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS; PSYCH 9; and 4321.
The purpose of this workshop is to further understanding of the barriers and keys to success for women in film and music through the personal experiences and observations of featured speaker, Sophie Tapie. In addition, the program is intended to facilitate the networking among people interested in issues related to participation of women in film and music and to suggest action points.
Sophie Tapie was born in Paris and at 17 went to London in order to attend classes in music, dance, and comedy to school “The Arts Educational School.” Passionate and hard working, in parallel to her music, she has performed in theater (Oscar) and made a film (24 days Alexandre Arcady), a TV series (Commissioner Valencia), and she hosts a TV show (Equidia TV). In 2012, she participated in The Voice. Noticed by the Canadian label Vega Music, Sophie moved to Montreal for a few months to work with Steve Marino and a successful director from Montreal, Guy Tourville. In 2015, she released her album, “Sauvage”: 12 tracks that make us look and travel in a world full of humor and lucidity, ideals and freedom.
How “universal” to you want to be as screenwriter or filmmaker? How “individual”, even “idiosyncratic”? Join award-winning filmmaker, writer, and artist Alan Arrivée as he leads groups and individuals through their own lists of important things and asks them to consider these lists when asking what kinds of scripts and films they truly want to create. Participants of all experience levels welcome.
Alan Arrivée is a filmmaker, writer, and artist. He is Assistant Professor of Cinema and Cinema Director at The University of Mississippi. His film SILENT RADIO was awarded Best Foreign Film at ÉCU 2007 and his short THE ORIGINAL I.Q. TESTER received the Founder’s Choice Award at the 2015 Queens World Film Festival. His short play THE ORIGINAL I.Q. TESTER was a finalist for the 2007 Heideman Award and was published in The Tusculum Review. His memoir THE APPROPRIATE USE OF HANDS appeared in The Florida Review and was selected as one of the Notable Essays of 2012.