Island represented at film industry event

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The Isle of Man will be represented at a film industry event in Liverpool on July 14 and 15.

The Dream Factory event takes place in the ‘Knowledge, Creative and Digital’ week at the International Festival of Business.

Dream Factory features a host of creative and film professionals in a line-up of panel events, master classes and presentations all geared towards the international business of film.

The event will be attended by independent film-makers, investors, film professionals, aspiring film-makers and students. Day one will be dedicated to the creative aspects of film-making, while the second day will focus on the business of film.

Leonard Singer MHK, who is the member for Department of Economic Development with responsibility for film and creative industries said: ‘Our partners Pinewood Pictures will be there to promote the Isle of Man offering to both a UK and international audience. Our presence at the IFB Dream Factory will reinforce the Isle of Man’s relationships with the major industry players, including film producers, financiers and government agencies. We also look forward to building new relationships with emerging talent.’

Steve Christian, representing the Isle of Man’s film industry and production company Pinewood Pictures, will feature in a discussion panel about regional media funding across the UK on Tuesday, July 15.

Other speakers include BBC Worldwide’s Amanda Hill, Scott Free producer Liza Marshall, Apollo Productions boss and former British Film Commissioner Steve Norris, screenwriters Krysty Wilson-Cairns and Jon Croker, and Stuart Ford of IM Global.

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