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London—Apr 2, 2007
Digital Cinema: New Business Opportunities For Producers
Pan-European producers’ association ACE have partnered with Met Film & TV, the HD post-production specialists, to host a one-day conference on the impact of digital technologies across the industry, from production through to distribution and exhibition. The event is being held in conjunction with the UK Film Council and Skillset and is sponsored by Arts Alliance Media and the Gate Cinema.
This event will be held on 25 April 2007 at The Gate Cinema in Notting Hill, London. It is designed exclusively for producers and will examine the evolving impact of digital technologies, and the opportunities the changes bring, both in the UK and across Europe.
The day will be co-hosted by Judy Counihan, the Oscar-winning producer and ex-Director of Film at Skillset, and Luke Montagu, CEO of Met Film & TV. Luke commented: “This event will avoid the theory and look at the current practice of filmmakers and distributors already working in the digital domain. We’ll also focus on the way technology is increasing access to audiences, and how producers need to adapt to these changes.”
Specific topic areas include new production and post-production workflows, digital cinema exhibition (including the latest from the UKFC Digital Screen Network), low budget business models, the new shape of distribution as well as the controversial closing of release windows.
Laura Gragg, a member of the ACE committee, comments: “From listening to our members it is clear that producers are increasingly interested to learn more about digital cinema and what it might mean for their business. Being a European organisation, it was logical for us to host the first event on this subject in London before rolling out similar events across other European territories. We are delighted to be working with Met Film & TV, along with Arts Alliance Media – they were the most logical partners given their extensive knowledge both of digital cinema as well as the UK Film Industry”.
About Ateliers du Cinema Europeen (ACE):
ACE (Ateliers du Cinema Europeen) are a non-profit development centre and training organisation for up-and-coming European producers. ACE aims to provide services to enable the producer to retain central control throughout the filmmaking process, from the writing through to the film’s commercial release and combat isolation facing independent producers by providing them opportunities to network with other producers at an international level. Throughout the year they hold workshops, seminars and interviews exclusively for ACE members. They also offer development counselling focused not only on the screenplay, but also on co-production, financing, sales, distribution and festival strategies.
Ateliers du Cinema Europeen (ACE) Directory page
About Met Film & TV:
Met Film & TV supplies post-production services for film and broadcast clients. Part of the Arts Alliance Media group, Met Film & TV has particular expertise in creating efficient, end-to-end digital workflows to help clients control costs. With locations in Clapham and Ealing Studios, facilities include 2K/HD grading suites, 6 HD off and online suites as well as a green screen stage. Recent feature film projects include Sugarhouse for Slingshot Studios, Outlanders for Sterling Pictures as well as two new documentaries for APT Films. Met Film & TV is a sister company to the Metropolitan Film School, the UK’s fastest growing film school.
Met Film & TV Directory page
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