Hear from The Knowledge at BVE 2015
The Knowledge will be hosting two panel discussions at BVE, the annual broadcast and production technology show held at the Excel Centre in London from Tuesday 24 until Thursday 26 February.
On Tuesday The Knowledge's director of publishing, Doug Marshall, will host a seminar entitled How to film on location: What are the practical considerations?
During this session a panel of experts - including Harriet Lawrence, location manager for features films such as the upcoming Suffragette (for which she managed to get a massive crew to shoot inside the House of Commons), Harvey Edgington, head of filming and locations at the National Trust and James Waller, head of the Metropolitan Police's film unit - will discuss everything from pre-production planning to road closures and the best ways of looking after crew and equipment.
This panel will take place at the Production Theatre from 12.50pm-13.35pm on Tuesday 24 February.
On the Thursday The Knowledge's publishing manager Alexandra Zeevalkink will host Calling all ambitious filmmakers! How to fund your next production.
A panel - which will include Richard Holmes, senior film executive at Creative England; Luke Moody, film and distribution manager at BRITDOC and BAFTA-nominated writer and director Aleem Khan (Three Brothers) - will explain where you will be able to find sources of funding, which productions do well and how you can tap into the wide variety of sources out there, from government-supported funding to private and crowd funding.
This session will take place at the Producers' Theatre on Thursday 26 February from 11.40am-12.25pm.
Furthermore, our international sister publication KFTV will also be hosting a session at the event, chaired by film and TV journalist Josh Wilson. Offering practical advice for filming abroad, the panel - consisting of producer Colin Wratten (Waking The Dead, the BBC's The Musketeers), producer/director Jamie Berry (Channel 4's Walking The Nile), legal expert Guy Sheppard from Wiggin LLP, plus producer Chris Newman (Game of Thrones) - will discuss the opportunities and pitfalls of filming across borders.
This session will take place at the Production Theatre on Thursday 26 February from 12.45pm-13.30pm.
You can register here for your free pass to BVE.
We hope to see you there. If you have any suggestions as to which specific topics you'd like to see covered, please drop us a line in the comment box below this article.
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