The lineup is set for this year’s Inside Pictures, the business training and development programme for international and U.S. film execs. This year’s lineup comprises:
Alison Meese – Head of UK Acquisitions, StudioCanal, United Kingdom
Carla Quarto di Palo – Director of International Sales, Cornerstone Films, United Kingdom
Charlotte Mardon-Heath – Senior Marketing Manager – New Media, Entertainment One, United Kingdom
Eun-Zi Kim – Business and Legal Affairs Manager, DCM, Germany
Gijs Kerbosch – Managing Partner / Producer, Halal, The Netherlands
Janey van Ierland – CEO / Talent Manager, nummer19 management, The Netherlands
Jo Allan – Storyworlds Producer, The Ink Factory, United Kingdom
John Keville – Managing Director / Producer, Savage Productions, Ireland
Jonathan Halperyn – Producer / EVP Business Development, Korda Studios, Hungary
Jørgen Storm Rosenberg – Producer, 74 Entertainment, Norway
Justin Kelly – Head of Business and Legal Affairs, Hanway Films & Recorded Picture Company, United Kingdom
Kęstutis Drazdauskas – Producer, ARTBOX, Lithuania
Kristine M. I. Knudsen – Producer, Den siste skilling AS, Norway
Marina Brackenbury – Development Producer, FilmWave, United Kingdom
Oli Harbottle – Head of Distribution and Acquisitions, Dogwoof, United Kingdom
Paula Devonshire – Producer, Devonshire Productions Inc., Canada
Paula Heffernan – Head of Production, Element Pictures, Ireland
Rajko Jazbec – Managing Partner & Producer, CognitoFilms Zürich & Serienwerk Berlin, Switzerland
Sol Bondy – Managing Partner / Producer, One Two Films, Germany
Yvette Zhuang – VP, International Sales, STX Entertainment, USA
The scheme, run by the UK’s National Film and Television School (NFTS) and backed by the Creative Europe Media Programme and the BFI, comprises three intensive one-week modules, taking place in London and LA. Producer Alison Owen is industry ambassador for the scheme and speakers will include Netflix; CAA; Rebecca Kearey, President, International Marketing and Distribution, Fox Searchlight Pictures; Steve Golin, Founder & CEO, Anonymous Content; Marc Gareton, EVP Digital Distribution, Warner Bros. Entertainment; Eddie Cunningham, President, Universal Pictures Worldwide Home Entertainment; Duncan Clarke, President of Distribution, Universal Pictures International; Reno Antoniades, Manager Partner, Lee & Thompson; Tim Bevan, Co-Chairman and Co-Founder, Working Title Films; Steve Knibbs, COO, Vue Entertainment; and Susan Wendt, Head of Sales, TrustNordisk.
Charlie Chaplin’s rags-to-riches story is the subject of a new feature documentary called Chaplin, which is backed by the British Film Institute and Film4. The film will look at the icon’s impoverished childhood in late-Victorian London, his journey to the Hollywood at the birth of cinema, and, ultimately, his self-imposed exile. Directors are Peter Middleton and James Spinney, who were BAFTA-nominated for their doc Notes On Blindness. Showtime has Chaplin for the U.S. Altitude has it for the UK and Ireland and for international sales.
Sebastian Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman, recent winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, last night picked up five awards at the Ibero-American version of the Academy Awards, the Platino Awards. The film won best picture, director, screenplay, editing and actress for Daniela Vega. The fifth edition of the Platino Awards was held in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, near the beach resort of Cancun. Actor Eugenio Derbez hosted the ceremony, which honors the best in Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian cinema. Attendees included Edward James Olmos (Stand And Deliver), Rob Schneider, writer-director Lelio (A Fantastic Woman) and actress Vega. Argentine drama Zama by Lucrecia Martel also scooped multiple prizes on the night.