News

31
May

Content Advisory Board for FOCUS 2018 announced.

The Content Advisory Board (CAB) for this year’s FOCUS event has now been unveiled, with new members from organisations including Creative Europe, Directors UK and UK Screen Alliance. The CAB will be chaired by Dawn McCarthy-Simpson MBE and will feature representatives from the film, television, advertising, animation and interactive entertainment industries. Sue Hayes is the Curator of Content.

This year’s CAB includes:

Dawn McCarthy-Simpson, MBE (Director of International Strategy at Pact) – Chair
Andrea Corbett (Skills and Career Development Manager at Directors UK)
Steve Davies (Chief Executive at Advertising Producers Association)
Kaye Elliott (Director of High-end Television at Creative Skillset)
Neil Hatton (CEO of UK Screen Alliance)
Gina Jackson (Visiting Professor in Games Industry and Business at Norwich University of Arts, Head of Games at The Imaginarium)
Anna Mansi (Head of Certification at British Film Institute)
Agnieszka Moody (Director of Creative Europe Desk UK)
Samantha Perahia (Head of Production UK at the British Film Commission)
Sara Putt (Managing Director at Sara Putt Associates, representing Women in Film and TV (WFTV) as board member)
Alison Small (CEO of The Production Guild)

Several members of the FOCUS team recently attended the Cannes Film Festival, hosting a drinks reception alongside the launch of The Location Guide’s makers magazine. There will also be a chance to meet the team at the Cannes Lions Festival next month.

FOCUS is a leading event for the creative screen industries and acts as a meeting place for production companies, international film commissions, location and production service providers. Each December, the industry’s key players converge at FOCUS, transforming two days of meetings, networking events and seminars into deals and lasting business relationships.

FOCUS – the meeting place for international production, will return December 4th and 5th to the Business Design Centre in London. To learn more about the event and to see how FOCUS can assist your business, click here.