2016 Programme

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9.30-9:40: Welcome, Live Cinema: Current State of Play    
Dr Sarah Atkinson (King’s College London), Helen Kennedy (University of Brighton) & Lisa Brook (Live Cinema UK)

9:40-10:00: Introduction by Prof. Martin Barker
(Aberystwyth University & author Live to Your Local Cinema: The Remarkable Rise of Live casting)

10.00-11:30: Panel 1:  Cultures Separated by a Common Language:  What do we mean by Live Cinema?  (Chaired by Prof. Martin Barker)

  • Melissa Cogavin (Event Cinema Association)
  • Isabelle Fauchet  (Live Digital Cinema)
  • Polly Betton (Edible Cinema)
  • Stuart Brown (Head of Programme and Acquisitions, BFI)
  • George Wood (Luna Cinema)
  • Emma Keith (NT Live)
  • Lucy Jones (comScore)

11.30 – 12.00 Break/Network/Demonstrations

12.00 – 1.30: Panel 2:   Live Cinema Sound: Soundtracks, Singing & Scoring

  • Jason Wood (Home)
  • Guy Morley (No Nation)
  • Lucy Noble (Film with live orchestra series, Royal Albert Hall)
  • Ben Freedman (Producer, Singalonga Productions Worldwide)
  • George Bruell (Director of Communications, Glyndebourne)
  • Lisa Brook (Live Cinema Ltd.)
  • Kate Wellham (Live Cinema Ltd./Freelance)

1.30 – 2.15 Lunch – Network/Demonstrations

2.15 – 3.45 Panel 2: ‘Building Your Own Industry’
Delegates will preselect from one of the following:

Intellectual Property (IP) & Licensing Master class

  • Prof. Charlotte Waelde (Professer of IP, Coventry University)
  • Dr Barbara Lauriat (Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London)
  • Matt Parritt (Associate, Harbottle & Lewis LLP)
  • Bryony Forde (Theatrical Sales Executive, Icon Film Distribution)


Audience Development & Marketing Masterclass

Chaired by: Jay Arnold (Projects Director, Live Cinema Ltd.)

  • Victoria Murray (Marketing Manager National Theatre Live and Touring)
  • Marc Allenby (Head of Distribution at Picturehouses)
  • Johnny Carr (Alternative Content Manager, Vue Entertainment)
  • Dominic Davies (Founder & Creative Director of Backyard Cinema)
  • Diane Henderson (Deputy Artistic Director, Edinburgh Film Festival)
  • Gerry Cottle Jr. (Rooftop Film Club)


Funding ideas lab

Chaired by Lisa Brook (Director, Live Cinema Ltd.) &

  • Kate Dunton (Collaborative Teaching, Research and Learning Manager, King’s Cultural Institute)
  • Dr Alan Ashton-Smith (Research Development Manager (Arts & Humanities, King’s College London)
  • John Kieffer (Chair of Board of Trustees, Situations)


Training, Development & Education Workshop

Chaired by Hilary Carty (chair) (Co-creatives)

  • Dr Bridget Conor (King’s College London, and co-editor of Gender and Creative Labour)
  • Tim Brown (CineCity and BFI Audience Hub South East)
  • Dan Simmons (Head of Partnerships, Creative Skillset)
  • George MacPherson (CineLive)


3.45 – 4.15 Break/Network/Demonstrations

4.15- 5.45 Panel 3:  Participants, CoCreators, Pawns: new audiences in the experience economy  (Chaired by Helen W. Kennedy, University of Brighton)

  • Mark Atkin (Sheffield Doc Fest)
  • Jade Desumala (Rooftop film club)
  • Julia Benfield (Sneaky Experience)
  • Sam Smail (Choose Your Own Documentary)
  • Paul Vickery (Head  Programmer, Prince Charles Cinema)
  • Tony Jones (Director, Cambridge Film Trust)
  • Irene Musumeci (Film Marketing Manager, Curzon Cinemas)

5.45 – 6.00 Summary & Closing Remarks

6.00 – 6:45 Reception