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Market Ready Day

Tutors: Julia Short Beatrice Neumann Ailish McElmeel John Keville

Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2019

Duration: 1 day, 9.30am to 6.00pm

Venue: Dublin TBC

Cost: €100

Course Profile:

Market Ready is an intensive day’s programme that will prime producers for being best prepared and therefore achieve maximum results from attending a market. Film markets are the ideal place to extend your network, present your slate and seek partners, whether they be sales companies, distributors, financiers or co-production partners. This programme will allow producers to gain insight into having a greater understanding of how to get maximum benefit from attending a market and thereby be better able to plan and target their market visit.

John Keville and Ailish McElmeel will join the afternoon session to share their experience and advice.

Topics:

Area’s covered will include:

  • Which Market/Festival and Why? Each market and festival has its own ‘personality’. This session will discuss matching titles/slates to the appropriate market at the appropriate stage.
  • Prepping for a Market:
    • Best practice on how to present yourself and your projects. Understanding and preparing your pitch, making the most of materials and creating a two-way communication
    • Who and How to Meet: Tips on how to target and secure meetings with the most appropriate decision maker.
    • Best practices around networking and growing your contacts.
  • Presenting yourself and your slate: a workshop: The participants will be divided into 4 groups and will present themselves and their project / slate to the rest of the group. Participants will then receive feedback.
  • Defining Market Ambitions: This session is aimed at each participant having the start of an action plan for their next market and knowing next steps.

Participant Profile:

Experience Level INTERMEDIATE:  This course is aimed at producers who have already produced at least one professional film (feature, drama or factual); and have a 2nd feature (Drama or factual) in active/late stage Development. Please note that places on this course are very limited.

Application Procedure:

Please apply online with a current CV by 12pm on Monday 18 November 2019.

For further information, please email neil.murphy@screenskillsireland.ie

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