Perspective of a UK independent producer

Julian Bushell & Mike Gould present:


organized in collaboration with Non-Multiplex Cinema


Perspective of a UK independent producer

Interviewer: Marshall Julius

when: Thursday 17th July 2014, 6.45pm for 7pm start (8.30pm finish)

where: Deloitte Lecture Theatre, Stonecutter Court, 1 Stonecutter Street, London EC4A 4TR (map)

itinerary: discourse and Q&A followed by networking at nearby pub

Open to questions throughout, Jonathan will discuss the state of the British film industry as well as the pitfalls and challenges of being an independent film producer, including: the development of feature film projects, the financing of them, physical filmmaking, from getting the right team to the art of a good schedule, and managing a film through the hurdles of production through to selling, release of films and recoupment.

 Jonathan Weissler

Jonathan Weissler (Balagan) began his career in London in the early 90s where, as he climbed the production ladder, he worked on films like Interview With the Vampire, Braveheart and Mission Impossible 1. In 1997 he produced his first feature film, Time Enough, and has since gone on to produce 24 features, a 10 hour TV mini-series and over 300 commercials around the world. His films include The Brasserie (2001), shot in London, Tokyo and Hong Kong, grossing $38m (putting it among the highest grossing films in Asia, 2001) as well as The Truth Game (2000), directed by Simon Rumley and In Your Dreams (2008), starring Linda Hamilton and Co Produced with Sir David Frost. Other productions include: Re-Uniting The Rubins (2010) with Timothy Spall and Rhona Mitra, Booked Out (2012) with Rollo Weeks and Sylvia Sims and White Lie (2013) with Paul Bandey and David Birkin.

Marshall Julius

Marshall Julius is a film critic, feature writer, celebrity interviewer, blogger, presenter, author and section editor with 25 years’ experience. Former principal film critic at What’s On in London magazine, Marshall went freelance in 1995, writing for NME, Melody Maker, FHM, Stuff and Film Review and publishing (in UK and USA) the action movie reference guide, Action! The Action Movie A-Z. He became senior editor for Internet retailer BOL.COM while also writing freelance for The Sunday Express (celebrity interviews, lifestyle features, film and TV reviews). From 2004 to 2013, Marshall wrote virtually all of the editorial for BLOCKBUSTER Magazine (a free downloadable film magazine) while also presenting a weekly review show for JNET Radio, writing syndicated features for various PR agencies, running social media and general freelancing for a variety of companies and publications, including The People. Marshall is currently writing features and reviews for MSN Movies and The Sunday Times, reviewing films every Saturday morning for BBC Three Counties Radio, providing social media for Art You Grow Up With (animation art gallery) and serving as consultant to Disney on Marvel movie marketing campaigns. Follow Marshall on twitter @MarshallJulius
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About Julian Bushell

Founder of Non-Multiplex Cinema and creator of FILM MEANS BUSINESS. Now starting a new way to make film called "Blur the line". It takes the workshop environment of experimentation and learning and marries that with cinema quality equipment, filming at actual locations when possible. The end result is a scene the same as or as close as possible to the quality of a real production.

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