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Film4

Film4 is Channel 4 Television’s feature film division. Film4 develops and co-finances films and is known for working with the most distinctive and innovative talent in the UK, whether new or established.    

Film4 has developed and co-financed many of the most successful UK films of recent years, Academy Award-winners such as Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges and Phyllida Lloyd’s The Iron Lady in addition to critically-acclaimed award-winners such as Mike Leigh’s Another Year, Chris Morris’ Four Lions, Shane Meadows’ This is England, Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers and Clio Barnard’s The Selfish Giant.
 

Film4’s recently released slate includes Damon Beesley and Iain Morris’s The Inbetweeners 2, Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, Richard Ayoade’s The Double, David Mackenzie’s Starred Up, Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall, Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, Anton Corbijn’s A Most Wanted Man, Lone Sherfig’sThe Riot Club and Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s 20,000 Days on Earth. Forthcoming releases include Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, Kevin Macdonald’sBlack Sea, Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette, Todd Haynes’ Carol, Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth, Debbie Tucker Green’s Second Coming, Alex Garland’s Ex Machina, and Yann Demange’s ’71
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Film House Germany

Film House Germany AG, founded by Christian Angermayer, is a Berlin-based multi-faceted European media company covering the development, financing, production and co-production of films for local and international audiences. Film House subsidiaries include established film production companies Egoli Tossell Film and Summerstorm Entertainment. 
2013 productions and co-productions include Ron Howard´s Rush, Filth, Song For Marion with Vanessa Redgrave and Terrence Stamp (also in cooperation with Steel Mill Pictures) and The Devil's Violinist starring violin sensation David Garrett as Niccolò Paganini (German release). Line up for 2014 includes Hector And The Search For Happiness with Simon Pegg, Big Game with Samuel L. Jackson and German-language romantic comedy Coming In directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner. 
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IMDb

IMDb is one of the most popular online entertainment destinations, with over 100 million unique visitors each month. IMDb offers a searchable database of over 1.5 million movies, TV and entertainment programs and over 3.2 million cast and crew members, making it the Web's most comprehensive and authoritative source of information on movies, TV and celebrities. IMDb features include cast lists, photographs, quotes, trivia, reviews, box-office data, celebrity biographies, coverage of film festivals and major events, and the ability for users to watch trailers, clips and thousands of full-length TV episodes and movies for free. IMDb also offers IMDbPro, a site designed specifically for entertainment industry professionals.
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Corniche Pictures

Corniche Pictures
In 2007 Hani Farsi established Corniche Group and within that, Corniche Pictures to specialize in funding, producing and distributing independent features.  Since that time Corniche Pictures has been involved in many impactful projects such as Atiq Rahimi’s The Patience Stone, Elia Suleiman’s The Time That Remains and Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist. In the summer of 2008 Corniche took a significant stake in Le Pacte, the French distribution company established in 2007 by respected French distributor Jean Labadie. Le Pacte and Corniche are developing video, television and international sales as well as expanding the distribution business. Increasing Corniche Pictures’ reach is the focus moving forward and this is represented by partnering with John Battsek and Greg Barker on their feature doc Revolution, and Film4 on the Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days on Earth.  Corniche is also proud to be collaborating with Barbara Broccoli’s Eon Productions on The Silent Storm, a romantic drama starring Damian Lewis and Andrea Riseborough.  
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Lee & Thompson

Leading media and entertainment law firm, Lee & Thompson LLP has the largest team of specialist film lawyers in the UK and prides itself on the highly personalised relationship it has with its clients, offering expertise at every stage of the process from development, financing and production of theatrical feature films through to worldwide exploitation on multiple platforms. The team’s  involvement goes far beyond strict legal advice; amongst other things, it helps producers to raise and structure the finance for their films, making connections between its independent producer clients and its extensive network of production finance clients and contacts.The firm also works with clients across the wider creative industries representing an eclectic mix of talented individuals in matters relating to both their public and personal lives as well as working for the companies and bodies with which they work. Since its inception thirty years ago the firm’s clients have included many of the world’s most highly acclaimed actors, directors, producers, musicians, television personalities and sports people as well as rights owners, production companies and media entrepreneurs.  
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Pinewood Studios Group

The Pinewood Studios Group is a leading provider of studio and related services to the global film and television industry. Synonymous with world class British and international productions, the impressive heritage of its UK-based Pinewood and Shepperton Studios date back to the early 20th Century and are home to some of the most successful feature films and TV shows ever made.

The facilities comprise the best quality sound stages, a globally unique underwater filming stage, a wealth of specialist production resources, state of the art TV studios, post production and digital content services. The studios also offer easy access to the world's most experienced crews as well as the expertise of hundreds of complementary media companies based at its Pinewood and Shepperton Media Hubs. 

Renowned across the globe for excellence in its field, the Pinewood brand is now being exported overseas to studios in Toronto, Canada; Atlanta, Georgia USA; Berlin, Germany; Iskandar, Malaysia and the Dominican Republic.

The Pinewood Group offers equity and debt financing to UK film and television production as part of its growing range of advisory services, representing media funds of both Isle of Man and Welsh Governments. 

Recent film and TV productions that have used the Studios’ facilities include, Gravity (Warner Bros); Guardians of the Galaxy (Marvel Entertainment); Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit (Paramount Pictures); Maleficent (Walt Disney Studios); 8 out of 10 Cats, Would I Lie To You and The Guess List.

Visit www.pinewoodgroup.com for more information.
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Robertson Taylor W&P Longreach

Robertson Taylor W&P Longreach are a group of specialist entertainment insurance and risk advisory experts to the global entertainment industry. We have over 36 years of experience providing insurance and risk management advice on Theatre, TV/Film & Media, Music & Events, Sports and high net worth Private Clients. With offices located in London, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Atlanta and Toronto we are specialists in providing worldwide cover and insurance solutions for every entertainment need. We provide a range of services and policies for Film and Television production companies from factual to drama, comedy to lifestyle and everything in between. From micro-budget projects and shorts from first time producers and directors to multi million pound blockbusters with established producers.                                                                                        

We have access to the whole market of insurers as well as specialist, bespoke Lloyds facilities. We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week providing excellent levels of service and claims handling with experienced underwriters and loss adjustors. We are a business full of energy, drive and passion. For more information please visit our website www.rtworldwide.com
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Callprint

Callprint is a market leading company, dedicated to providing our clients with the best services and solutions available. Our commitment to our clients satisfaction, is second to none, we look to build long term working relationships with each and every client. The whole company is a team working together to achieve our goal “Total Customer Satisfaction”.

Working in partnership with our customers we work together guaranteeing the highest quality solutions to all their reprographic print and distribution needs.  We like to be seen as a natural extension to our customers offices.

Being one of the only truly independent service providers in our market today Callprint can deliver a solution that is completely unique, taking into account our customers business needs both now and in the future.

Callprint was established in 1992 and has grown organically and through acquisition providing solutions on both a national and global basis. Through our growth we have maintained an ethos which sees local branches empowered to service their local market demands. Our branch structure means that we have robust continuity plans when required. Within our group operating structure, to support our network of branches, we also have centres of technical expertise. This enables us to offer a specialist approach to providing an extensive range of group services.

Callprint are an environmentally friendly organisation with ISO 14001 accreditation. It also holds Group Certification as a member of a FSC Group Chain of Custody Scheme and operates a clear environmental policy.
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Baker Tilly

Baker Tilly is one of the principal mid-tier professional services firms in the UK, with over 4,000 Partners and staff operating from 54 offices across the country. The firm’s clients include growing entrepreneurial companies, listed businesses and high net-worth individuals. At Baker Tilly we have a team of specialists that bring together a unique blend  of professional services and film expertise.   Services offered by the Media team include:
  • Dedicated media experts
  • In depth experience and technical capabilities in audittaxcorporate finance and mergers and acquisitions
  • Excellent relationships with funding networks such as banks and other debt providers, venture capital trusts, private equity, and experience in listings on public markets
  • We understand the key tax and business implications of structuring the ownership and exploitation of intellectual property
  • How to incentivise staff and establish incentivisation programmes
  • Baker Tilly International’s global network enables us to replicate our services in markets and jurisdictions throughout the world
Our partner led, nationally recognised media expertise focuses our experience and technical skills for the benefit of our clients. We offer a one-stop-shop approach for all our clients whatever their business lifecycle stage. From start-ups to established multinational businesses, we offer advice and support in:
  • Removing the burden of compliance
  • Enabling our clients to get on with their businesses
  • Providing pro-active input, building on our media expertise and experience
  • Accessing appropriate funding by locating suitable financial partners
  • Addressing staffing and remuneration issues in businesses where human capital is the chief asset
  • Overcoming funding constraints so that fast growth businesses can grow and reach their full potential
For more information please contact Vikram Menon on Vikram.menon@bakertilly.co.uk or 020 3075 2593. 
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Film London

Film London is the capital’s screen industries agency. We connect ideas, talent and finance to develop a pioneering creative culture in the city that delivers success in film, television, animation, games and beyond. We work to sustain, promote and develop London as a global content production hub, support the development of the city’s new and emerging filmmaking talent and invest in a diverse and rich film culture. Funded by the Mayor of London and the National Lottery through the BFI, we also receive support from Arts Council England and Creative Skill set.

Film London’s activities include:
• Maintaining, strengthening and promoting London’s position as world-class city to attract investment through film, television, animation and games.
• Investing in local talent through a range of specialised production and training schemes.
• Boosting employment and competitiveness in the capital’s screen industries by delivering internationally facing business development events.
• Maximising access to the capital’s film culture by helping audiences discover film in all its diversity.
• Promoting London through screen tourism.

Film London also manages the British Film Commission through a public/private partnership which is funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport through the BFI.
www.britishfilmcommission.org.uk  
www.filmlondon.org.uk
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United Agents

United Agents LLP (UA) is one of Europe’s leading talent and literary agencies.  Founded in 2007, the agency represents actors, authors, cinematographers, composers, designers, directors, editors, playwrights, presenters and voiceover artists.  The partnership is chaired by Lindy King and the managing director is St John Donald.  UA Actors is headed by Kirk Whelan-Foran, UA Books by Robert Kirby and UA Film and Television by Natasha Galloway. 
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