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London in Berlin

Date posted: 10.02.2006

Film London announced today its programme of activity at the Berlin Film Festival.

A seminar for European producers, Getting the best out of London – an A-Z guide to the UK’s production centre, will be held in association with Peacefulfish on Monday 13 February, 15.00-17.00.  The seminar will explore the practical and financial opportunities that London offers European producers, including an update on the new UK tax regulations from leading film lawyer Peter Armstrong of Salans.

As part of the Berlin Talent Campus, Film London will be hosting a panel event to discuss its new micro-budget feature film fund.  Microwave: exploring low budget film-making, on Tuesday 14 February at 14.00 will include guests Richard Jobson (16 Years of Alcohol), The Manetti Brothers (Plan 17) and Julian Richards (The Last Horror Movie).

Six young producers participating in Film London’s Passport Programme will also be in Berlin to meet international sales agents and pitch their projects.  Running since October 2005, the Passport Programme supports producers to take projects from development to the big screen.  The producers in Berlin are: Anne Beresford, Camilla Bray, Martin Carr, Antoinette O’Grady, Alex Lewis and Peter La Terriere.

London-shot short Summer is also screening as part of the Official Panaroma section, with support from the Film London Film-makers’ Festival Fund.  Made under a Film London EAST funding scheme with funds from local boroughs Tower Hamlets and Hackney, the film tells the story of friendship tested and reaffirmed.  Producer Tom Abell and Director Hong Khaou will be attending the festival.

The Film London Berlin Office is open Friday 10 – Wednesday 15 February at the London Room of the Berlin Marriot Hotel.

For further press information please contact:
Lucy Skipper
T: 020 7387 3572
F: 020 7387 8788

Notes to Editors:

Film London Berlin Office
Open: Friday 10 – Wednesday 15 February
13.00 – 18.30 Friday
09.00 – 18.30 Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
09.00-13.00 Wednesday
London Room
Berlin Marriott Hotel
Inge-Beisheim-Platz 1
Tel:  (+49) 30 22 000 6680
Getting the best out of London – an A-Z guide to the UK’s production centre
Seminar for European producers, in association with Peacefulfish
Monday 13 February
15.00 – 17.00
Business Centre, 3rd floor, Sony Style Store, Potsdamer Strasse
Numbers are limited – contact

Microwave: exploring low budget film-making
Tuesday 14 February Talent Campus Theatre at 14.00

Summer is screening at:
12  February Cinemax 6 at 19.00
14 February Cinemax 6 at 13.00
16 February Cinemax 6 at 19.00
18 February Cinemax 6 at 13.00
19 February International Cinema at 14.00
Producer Tom Abell can be contacted at:

Producers on the Film Passport Programme can be contacted through the Film London Berlin Office.

The following members of Film London will be in Berlin:
Adrian Wootton – Chief Executive
Sue Hayes – London Film Commissioner
Maggie Ellis – Head of Production
Helena Mackenzie – Head of International
Andy Cole – Head of Communications
Kevin Dolan – Skills Project Co-ordinator

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