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STUART DRYBURGH CINEMATOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 8-9 June 2024 Berlin
DURATION: 2 days HOURS
16/17 . 03 . 2019
LOCATION: London UK
PRICE: 499GBP (349GBP Until 11th of March)
ABOUT TIM CORRIE
Educated at Reed’s School, Bristol University - where he was a founder member of the drama department in the sixties – and Bordeaux University, Tim Corrie enjoyed a fairly brief career in the film industry working on Isadora (Karel Reisz, 1968), The Adventurers (Lewis Gilbert, 1970) and Friends (Lewis Gilbert, 1971). After a two year stint with Paramount Pictures as Assistant to the UK’s Head of Production, he found his vocation working as a film agent for Kenneth Ewing at Fraser and Dunlop, one of the most respected talent and literary agencies in London at the time, where he represented film directors such as Ridley and Tony Scott and Mark Herman among many others.
In 1989 he was one of the two principal architects of the merger between Fraser and Dunlop and A.D. Peters, helping to create Peters Fraser & Dunlop (PFD) that quickly became one of the top agencies in the UK with a clientele of nearly a thousand clients in the world of film, television, theatre and books. He eventually became co Chairman of PFD.
Tim along with colleagues was one of the creators of United Agents after an acrimonious split with PFD in 2007. While with United Agents he chaired the BAFTA Television Committee in 2008, was Deputy Chairman of the Academy in 2009 and became the 40th Chairman of Bafta in 2010, the only agent to achieve that status so far.
He remained with United Agents until 2012 representing writers, directors and producers in both film and television, and then went on working nearly four years as director and Chairman of Bob & Co., a successful production entity which has become a major player in the development and production of plays, films and television.
He is now a director of DLT, a production company and agency housed in Bedford Square, London.
ABOUT DAVID PARFITT
David Parfitt, IS an on Oscar Winner Film Producer, and co-founder of Trademark Films. He won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1998 for Shakespeare in Love.
David has worked as an independent film producer since 1980. He was Chairman of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) from 2008 to 2010, and has produced films such as, Shakespeare in Love, Gangs of New York (Production Consultant), Loving Vincent, My Week with Marilyn, Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing , The Madness of King George, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, The Wings of the Dove and many others.
ABOUT SEAN GASCOINE
Working for one of the biggest talent agencies in the world, United Artists, and also film and stage actor, Sean Gascoine represents numerous successful talents, from 21 screenwriters and playwrights to directors and actors of film and television.
Having worked as an agent at Lou Colson Associates, and with a career spanning 15 years, Sean Gascoine talks openly about his job at United Agents, the agent-client relation, his long-lasting career. He says he starts every day by reading a script and has a varied taste, from big commercial films to “art house” auteur films
AGENTS: HOW TO WORK WITH THEM
The workshop will focus on a diversity of topics related to the profession of a Film agent. You will have the chance to not only receive this knowledge from the three experts, but also interact in a very strong way, as the group will have up to 25 participants, making the experience extremely practical and interactive.
After the general introduction to the work of a Film agent, Tim will analyze several case studies from his own career in cooperation with some of his clients and collaborators. This approach is aimed to present different perspectives and various aspect of a Film agent profession and the client-agent relationship.
INTRODUCTION – TIM CORRIE
- finding and choosing clients, understanding their needs;
- finding work for the clients across the industry (film, tv, theatre, books),
- recognizing the specificity of different media;
- cultivating relationships in the industry with decision-makers;
- what does it take to be a good agent: integrity and values of an agent (downhill & uphill…);
- where to start (to find a job) as an agent – agents usually don’t mix clients;
- how to get an agent (for an actor writer/director);
- what if an actor/writer/director wants to leave the agency?
- what is a breach of contract?
- small, medium and best agencies in the UK and abroad.
WORKING WITH WRITERS\DIRECTORS
- The collaboration between the agent and the director/writer/executive producer of the film from the genesis of the project to completion.
- Finding the right material
- Preparing the screenplay
- Choosing cast & crew (no obligations towards the agency but faith in your agent’s skills)
- Protecting the director’s vision as an agent;
- The film’s launch:
- involvement of an agent in this process;
- pre-view screenings: old days/now;
- openings in different countries;
THE PRODUCER POINT OF VIEW, WORKING WITH AGENTS AS A BUYER AND AS A COLLABORATOR
- An introduction from a producer’s point of view of the agent and the agency.
- the producer point of view as a client:
- hopes/expectations/requirements regarding what an agent should do to help the producer to secure work;
- How to choose an agency as representative or collaborator;
- Attaching Clients to projects;
- Negotiating the deals;
- Setting up the production:
- The film’s launch:
- The opening;
- The critical reaction;
- The audience reaction.
- The financial returns.
PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT
The workshop designed for Film Agents, Junior Agents, Film Producers, Film Financiers, Directors, Film Students, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business on the area of Film Production.
Location: London UK, University of Greenwich
Dates: 16-17 March 2019
Duration: 2 days
Price: 499GBP (349GBP with 30% discount until the 11th of March)
Maximum number of participants: 25
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