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Final Module of Screen Leaders Strategic Company Development Programme kicks off today
17 Nov 2016 : Katie McNeice
The current module is runs in Lisbon from November 17th-20th and is the final in a six-month series of bespoke training for participating companies.

The Lisbon Module features a seminar on How to Find an International Audience for your Film for Portuguese Producers and Screen Leaders on Friday, November 18th, followed by a networking reception. It also includes a case study on Deadpan Pictures from past participant Paul Donovan.

As a whole, the programme has enabled participating companies to develop an execution-led strategic plan for their business. It has involved company meetings and one-to-one mentorship focusing on strategy and leadership, culture and team buildings, among other key topics.

Current module speakers:

  • 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 Psychologist
  • Bo Ehrhardt, co-Founder & Producer, Nimbus Film
  • John Lovatt, Coach
  • Kevin Gregory, Chartered Accountant
  • Amanda Pyne, AP Media Consultancy Ltd.
  • Simon Shaps, Chairman, Ignite, Back2Back, Mercury Media and A Brand Apart TV
  • Caron Darwood, Coach & Trainer, Personal Effectiveness and Business Communication
  • Nuno Bernardo, Managing Director, beActive Media

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
  • Underground Films, Dublin: Lindsay Campbell and Rachel Lysaght, Producers/Owners

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