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Market Place Live

Video from Market Place Live 2011

Specially designed to show film-makers how to take a feature film project from an idea to a successful release, this is no ordinary training event.

Rather than having them dish out advice, MarketPlace Live puts experts to the test and challenges them to take a hypothetical project on this journey - enabling participants to see how they would deal with the twists and turns of the contemporary industry landscape.

This year Film London presented the event at BAFTA, where an experienced panel took to the stage to take up this challenge.

Missed the event? Don't worry! You can still benefit from this unique opportunity to discover just how the Film Value Chain really works by listening to this podcast from the night:

The panel

"Great night ... wish film-making was always such fun!" – Film-maker and 2011 Market Place Live panellist, Gurinder Chadha

This year we were joined by top experts from across the industry, including Oscar-winning financiers and one of the UK's most influential distributors – all offering their expert take on the issues faced by producers in today's industry.

Experts include:

How it works

Market Place Live goes beyond the regular panel format, using an imagined project with made-up cast, director, producer, financing partners and distributors - allowing panellists to speak freely about their reactions and thought processes.

As the story of the film unfolds, the panel will have no warning of the scenarios they are presented with, providing participants with unique access to the way they work and how they make decisions.

Market Place Live is presented in partnership with Film Export UK and BAFTA, and supported by Creative Skillset's Film Skills Fund, which is funded directly by industry through the Skills Investment Fund (SIF), as well as by the National Lottery via the BFI.

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Visit the Market Place page to find out more about the successful training scheme and access full interviews with other film industry experts.

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