Creative England will be hosting on Wednesday, the 11th of April, at 18:00, another one of its popular Hertfordshire ProConnect crew networking evenings at Elstree Studios. This is a great networking opportunity for those working in the film industry in Hertfordshire, as they can gain important advice and strategy from Festival Formula’s Founder and CEO Katie McCullough and Submissions Coordinator & Festival Liaison Manager Ian Bignell, who have made a career around strategizing film festival submissions to great success.
Hertfordshire ProConnect is an ERDF backed programme of support for sole traders and SME’s working in or in the supply chain of the film and TV industry, as well as new market entrants to ensure they are well placed to start their own business. The programme will deliver a series of workshops, networking evenings, one-to-one interactions and small business grants, leading to economic growth for programme beneficiaries.
The event comes at a poignant time for Hertfordshire, where the Film, TV, video, radio and photography creative sector has been named the region’s fastest growing by number of businesses, according to Nesta’s Creative Nation report. It will provide attendees with the opportunity to meet and connect with people from across the filming industry, while learning the tricks of the trade to sell their films into the festival circuit.
Creative England is a pioneering not-for-profit company which accelerates talent and ideas across tech, games, film & TV in England, outside London. They support creative people and businesses to help turn ideas into a reality. The Hertfordshire ProConnect programme is fully-funded by Creative England and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Located just 20 minutes from the heart of London, Elstree Studios is without doubt London’s and the East of England’s number one studio for any film or television production, tour rehearsal, promo or corporate event. It offers workshops, green screen facilities, extensive production offices, dressing rooms, wardrobe and make up rooms plus 40 onsite media related support services from lighting to post production and special effects.