Making your first blockbuster with Paul Dudbridge
Mar
21
5:45 pm17:45

Making your first blockbuster with Paul Dudbridge

“Making Your First Blockbuster” is a brand new film-making book aimed at the intermediate/professional film-maker and is written by Paul Dudbridge. It covers writing, directing, cinematography, editing, special effects, visual effects, action, stunts, and working with firearms. The opening line of the introduction reads “I wanted to write the book I wish I had when I was 18.“

The new book is very conversational in style, and contains many helpful tools, tips, and techniques to help other film-makers coming up. The publisher, Michael Wiese Productions, also released titles such as “Save the Cat”, “Shot by Shot” and “The Writer’s Journey”.

Paul will be talking about his book and showing some clips. After the talk books will be available for purchase and he will be signing.

Book here

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First Monday get together and networking
Mar
4
6:00 pm18:00

First Monday get together and networking


The Producers Forum’s regular first Monday get together is here again. Come down for a drink and meet other like-minded professionals from across the screen community in the West Midlands. The event is open to all we just ask for a suggested donation of £5 per person so that we can cover our costs.

LOCATION: LG04, Zellig, Gibb Street, Birmingham B9 4AT

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Albert sustainable production training
Feb
4
2:30 pm14:30

Albert sustainable production training

Producers’ Forum is delighted to welcome Albert Sustainable Production team up for a day of training.

The training is one day where we teach the participants about the science behind climate change and what we can do to reduce our impact, focusing on production. Participants will be presented with

  • a detailed introduction to climate change and its personal and professional implications

  • an opportunity to explore the environmental impact of professional and personal activity

  • a summary of the roles of government, businesses and communities

  • examples of good practice, tools and practical solutions to support positive action

  • the skills to appraise performance and the inspiration to take further actionFurther details to be announced shortly together with a sign up link.

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BFI NETWORK. What is it and what can it support?
Jan
24
5:30 pm17:30

BFI NETWORK. What is it and what can it support?

  • The Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you looking to secure funding to produce your own film?

At BFI Network we know that for filmmakers, securing funding to produce their vision can be one of the most challenging parts of the job. Understanding what funders want to see?  Even more so.

BFI NETWORK exists to discover, develop,  support and fund new and emerging storytellers. 

We look for original voices and unique ideas.

This screening and Q&A offers Midlands talent the chance to see the work of their peers and work out where their own original voice can find a place in a competitive funding landscape. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with BFI NETWORK Talent Executive for the Midlands, Alexzandra Jackson where she will answer any questions on the two NETWORK funds and give some tips on applying. Further networking and conversation will then take place in the bar.

For more information about the funds: www.filmhubmidlands.org/make

To book your ticket to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bfi-network-what-is-it-and-what-can-it-support-tickets-53307681711

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First Monday Networking
Sep
4
12:00 am00:00

First Monday Networking

Join members of the film community at this monthly networking event. It’s free and all are welcomed. No need to register, just come along!

Tonight, meet our new CEO Alison Grade and get a chance to ask your questions about the Forum and its future. 

*Please note that due to a recent takeover, our usual venue of Edmunds Brewhouse is now unable to hold our event. We have moved temporarily to the Cosy Club on Bennett's Hill*

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Forum Bytes
Jul
3
12:00 am00:00

Forum Bytes

Forum Bytes ‒ when Forum Members share their work on the large screen. All are welcomed but only Forum members’ work will be eligible for screening.  (Good reason to join?)

This screening event is part of our regular networking so you can chat more about your work to interested parties. This is a great opportunity for members to share new and existing work. We are looking to screen only short pieces of work, including adverts, promos, trailers and music videos. If you have a project that is over ten minutes, a documentary or a feature film, then this is also a great chance to screen a trailer or clip from longer formatted work of any genre.

So show us your shorts and show us what you’re currently working on. Any genre including promos, adverts and well, anything you can throw at us.

The event is compered by Forum board member and co-founder Mark Pressdee. Mark has hosted and compered short film nights for years in the region, including collaborating on past events such as Exploding Cinema for Birmingham International Film Festival, Film First, Fix Films, Bizarro TV and Local Shorts Film Club. So we are hoping for a fun but informal night with a chance for Q&As about your work. It is also an opportunity for you to get feedback on a work in progress.

Networking from 7:00pm and screening starts promptly at 7:30pm.

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