NFTS Grad - 13 Jan 2017 (3)


NFTS Grad - 13 Jan 2017 (72)



Company development / Production / Co-production / Post-production / Project Development / Management & financing / Digital & multimedia / Marketing, distribution & exhibition / Special effects

Inside Pictures

A film business training programme for senior producers and executives.

Inside Pictures is a film business and leadership skills development programme for senior executives and producers from across the world. Each Inside Pictures programme trains 20 participants, across a series of modules throughout the year.
Participants are experienced producers and executives from across the film value chain, from sectors including finance, distribution, business and legal affairs, sales, acquisitions, marketing, PR and new media. Many will be leaders or emerging leaders in their sector. The course is designed to enable these participants to lead and grow successful businesses by developing their 360-degree understanding of the global business of film, increasing their network of high level contacts and raising their industry profile.

The programme is arranged in three modules across the year, each a week long, in London and Los Angeles. Each combines sessions with high-level speakers with interactive workshops and networking events. Module 1 (London) covers the entire value chain from structuring finance through to production, marketing and distribution. Module 2 (LA) takes participants through the studio and independent system in the US. Module 3 (London) focuses on business and personal development. Alongside these modules, participants work in pairs on a project, which is presented to a panel of top industry executives from across Europe at a presentation day in December.

Throughout the year Inside Pictures also brings participants together with Inside Pictures Alumni and speakers through networking events at key festivals and using online tools.
Learning outcomesCutting-edge 360 degree industry knowledge, business skills, an enhanced profile and network.
Target groupProducers, Distributors & sales agents, Post-production professionals, Funders & financiers, Exhibitors, Lawyers
Requirements To benefit most from this programme, participants need to have a minimum of 5 years’ proven business experience in film or a related creative industry which may include, but is not limited to, the following fields: production, development, acquisitions, directing, marketing, distribution, exhibition, advertising, sales, legal, talent representation and finance. It is not necessary to be based in Europe or hold a European passport in order to be eligible. However, it is necessary to be able to demonstrate a commitment to working in and with the European film industry.

If you are applying as a producer, we ask that you have seen one feature through the international distribution cycle and that you provide an accurate and honest list of credits in our downloadable format.




Without project
Scholarships available upon application and at the discretion of the programme directors.
Included Contribution towards UK travel and accommodation for non-UK participants coming to London, contribution to LA travel costs for all participants.
During modules, most breakfasts and lunches are covered by the programme. Some formal dinners are covered (min 1 per module).
Included Only accommodation for one week in LA is covered by the programme.
Application Deadline