Have you got a great idea for a movie?
This is it! Your chance to pitch your movie idea directly to a panel of film executives. These are the people who matter. They are the people who buy scripts – they are the people who decide what will be made and what won’t.
To pitch, just drop a fiver in the hat, and the floor is yours. You have two minutes to convince the panellists your script is great, and maybe to read it. They can and will gong you off if you are boring.
Improve your pitching skills and get instant feedback. Some pitches have gone into production; these include ‘Meet The Parents (1994)’, ‘51st State’ (1995), ‘Siamese Cop ‘(1996) and ‘White Bhaji’ (2001).
Book your seat quickly in order to ensure entry, the last Live!Ammo! was completely packed.
+++++ Plus Special Guest Michael Madson
Katie Goodson-Thomas is Director of Production and Acquisitions for Fox Searchlight and Ingenious Media and is tasked with sourcing talent and investment projects. To date she had produced more than 11 films and worked on over 20 film and televisions productions, with award winning filmmakers such as Thomas Vinterberg, John Madden, Danny Boyle, Lynne Ramsay, Stephen Daldry, Michael Winterbottom and James Marsh.
She now works in acquisitions for the VoD service, Curzon Home Cinema – part of Curzon World
Lyndon studied Accounting and Finance at London School of Economics (LSE) and for 10 years worked in financial institutions. He set up Templeheart Films in 2008 to pursue his love of film and with it designed an investor friendly platform. Since 2009, Templeheart have been involved in 25 feature films and is now listed in the BFI Statistical Yearbook as number 8 in the top 20 production companies involved in UK production. Templeheart have mostly focused on helping first time talent and Lyndon takes pride in unearthing the next generation of filmmakers, as well as helping investors understand how the film industry works.
Charlie Harris, a writer-director, is also one of Britain’s most respected script consultants, having co-founded the first screenwriters workshop in the world, London Screenwriters Workshop (now Euroscript).
He has won international awards for his documentaries, dramatised documentaries and his debut feature film, Paradise Grove. His book A Complete Screenwriting Course, comes out in October.
Patrick Howson is the Sales & Acquisitions Executive at International sales agent and financier Bankside Films, where has helped to acquire and sell films including BELLE, HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS and X+Y. Prior to that he worked as a Development Executive at Shine Pictures, and before that at Kudos Pictures, working on films including BRIGHTON ROCK and SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN.
Beau Rogers is widely regarded as a financial innovator and rainmaker in the business of film financing. Rogers created a unique insurance-backed financing structure that raised over $250 million for film production. Using this financing he has Executive-Produced over 45 films.
Most notably, while at Flashpoint, Rogers financed and Executive Produced the Academy Award winning “Gods and Monsters” and the critically acclaimed “What’s Cooking, “Beautiful” and “Love and Action in Chicago”.