Screen Leaders Announce Speaker Line Up for the Final Module of the 2016 Programme

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Screen Leaders is the Leading Strategic Company Development Programme for the Screen Industries.

Tuesday, 15th of November, 2016 – The final module of the Screen Leaders 2016 programme takes place in Lisbon from the 17-20 of November 2016.

Speakers for the final module of the programme include; Orion Ross, VP Content Animation & Digital, Disney; Jezz Vernon, Founder & MD, Port Royal; Erik Hemmendorff, Producer, FORCE MAJEURE; Vanessa Saal, Head of International Sales, Protagonist Pictures; Maggie Van De Heuvel, Behavioural Phychologist; Bo Ehrhardt, co-Founder & Producer, Nimbus Film; John Lovatt, Coach; Kevin Gregory, Chartered Accountant; Amanda Pyne, AP Media Consultancy Ltd.; past participant Paul Donovan, will deliver a case study on Deadpan Pictures; Simon Shaps, Chairman, Ignite, Back2Back, Mercury Media and A Brand Apart TV; Caron Darwood, Coach & Trainer, Personal Effectiveness and Business Communication; and Nuno Bernardo, Managing Director, beActive Media.

As part of the Lisbon Module, Screen Leaders will present a seminar on How to Find an International Audience for your Film for Portuguese Producers and Screen Leaders participants on the 18th of November. The seminar will be followed by a reception with the aim of providing networking opportunities with local industry.

Screen Leaders is industry led, responsive and custom designed to the needs of the participating companies so that it is effective as a training intervention and has real results in the work life and long term development of the participating individuals and companies.  It tailors the course content to meet the current needs of the companies so every year there is an evolution in the action to address the specific needs of the companies selected.

Over a six month period participants develop a strategic plan for their business that is execution lead.  During the process participants have company meetings and one to one mentorship throughout the programme to develop their company strategy and also their own personal style of leadership. The course will focus on strategy and leadership, building innovation processes, brand development, culture and team building, financial planning, managing the developing process and influencing and leading people.

In an industry in constant turbulence SCREENLEADERS is a bespoke programme that allows companies the time and space to step back and plan strategically for the future growth and development of themselves and their company. 

Participants for 2016 include;

In Script, Lithuania

Lukas Trimonis, MD/Producer; Egle Vertelyte, Head of Development

Kavaleer Productions, Dublin

Andrew Kavanagh, CEO/Founder; Gary Timpson, Managing Director

Moetion Films, Galway

Moe Honan, MD/Producer; Anne Jones, Head of Finance

Alphapanda, Warsaw

Mathias Noschis, Founder; Janna Solecka, Head of Alphapanda

Bees Nees Media, Glasgow

Alasdair MacCuish, Creative Director; Iain MacLeod, Head of Production

Play Dead, Glasgow

Kevin McCrae, Owner/Director; Jonny Harris, Owner/Director

Subotica Entertainment, Dublin

Tristan Orpen Lynch, Founder/ Producer; Aoife O Sullivan, Producer

Human Ark Animation Studio, Poland

Maks Sikora, MD/Producer; Anja Sosic /Producer

Underground Films, Dublin

Rachel Lysaght, Owner/Producer; Lindsay Campbell, Owner/Producer

Helen McMahon Programme Director Screen Leaders said:

“We are delighted to present the final module of Screen Leaders in Lisbon this year and provide a valuable networking event with local Portuguese industry. The calibre of speakers attending this module is of the highest international level and their expertise is of great value to the development of the participating Screen Leaders companies who are now entering the implementation process of their business strategy”.