Programme

Two days of free-to-attend content strands

AT FOCUS 2017 two days of free-to-attend programme sessions feature industry leaders sharing their expertise, inspiration and insight through panels, workshops and presentations. Informative and thought-provoking sessions will cover film, TV, advertising, animation and interactive entertainment. 

The FOCUS programme is curated by Sue Hayes and is developed in consultation with a Content Advisory Board featuring representatives from leading industry bodies, including BFI, British Film Commission, Pact, Advertising Producers Association, Production Managers Association, Creative Skillset, Animation UK, Games London and Women in Film and TV. It is presented in association with our media partner Variety. Read about our Content Advisory Board here.

The current programme, featuring over 100  speakers is below.  Click on the session titles for more info. 

Register in advance and you will get complimentary access to the whole FOCUS programme.

Register for FOCUS 2017 here.

Session content and speakers may be subject to alteration.

Day 1
Dec 05 2017

FOCUS IS OPEN – DAY 1

Registration opens at 9am. Print out your delegate badge to save time on the doors. Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH. Click here for travel details. If...
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‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ – Interview with Co-Producer Andy Noble

Andy Noble, Co-producer of ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ will talk with Leo Barraclough, International Features Editor of Variety, about the making of the film.

Legal refresher for Film & TV producers

Presentation by Katrien Roos – Associate, Harbottle & Lewis LLP. The presentation will touch on legal topics relevant to producers and also give delegates a few practical tips for legal...
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Let’s talk about Sex .. in the Advertising Industry

The revelations provoked by the dreadful conduct of Harvey Weinstein have prompted fundamental questions to be asked about the relationship between men and women in the workplace and while much...
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Do the clever people now work in television?

Prompted by the Jane Campion quote – “The really clever people used to do film. Now the really clever people do television”, Tim Dams will talk to our guests about their...
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7 REASONS TO FILM AT NU BOYANA STUDIOS (Exhibitor Presentation)

Come meet our team and discover great options to produce your next feature film, tv series or a commercial with us! Nu Boyana is the largest film production studio in Eastern Europe,...
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PANAMA, THE EASY WAY TO SHOOT (exhibitor presentation)

The Panama Film Commission was created to promote and facilitate the filming industry to grow by supporting all kind of audiovisual projects to open new opportunities in our country. As...
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Portuguese Port, Natas, Spanish Jamon & Wine (Exhibitor networking)

Get a taste of the best of Portugal and Spain. Join Made In Lisbon and Widescope Productions on Stand 19 anytime during FOCUS….  

The Ripple Effect:  How Film and TV Drama Productions Grow the Creative Industries

Presentation by Andrew Barnes – Associate Director Olsberg:SPI. Through their extensive experience in the screen production sectors and across the creative economy as a whole, Olsberg:SPI has long held the view...
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Locations, Locations, Locations – Learn from the Best

Presented by BECTU. Join us for a lively discussion about getting in and getting on in the Location Department. What are the challenges for location management and how should the...
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High End…Low end …What about the middle – the question of talent?

The demand for High End TV has doubled over the last 12 months and the demand for high budget features continues; It is the middle budget range, often made by...
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Mediterranean Aperitif (exhibitor networking)

Join Catalunya, Barcelona, Mallorca and Balearic Islands Film Commissions for vermouth and sobrassada! Please RSVP HERE

Filming in Sri Lanka (Exhibitor Presentation)

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau will be hosting a FOCUS session dedicated to the topic of Sri Lanka’s potential for film tourism and the locations that are available to suit...
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‘Lost in London’ – A Case Study

In January 2017, Woody Harrelson made his directorial debut with ‘Lost in London’. The film was broadcast live to over 500 cinemas in the US and one in the UK...
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Existential Innovation; Designing a better, greener industry future

What would a zero impact shoot look like? Come and join albert and AdGreen for this interactive workshop and help us design the ultimate carbon-free production, from script to post....
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Filming in Greece with Stefi and Lynx (Exhibitor Presentation)

Join Stefi and Lynx to find out all about shooting in Greece. Locations in Greece vary; you may find yourself in the Cycladic islands, in the blue deep waters of the Agean, while epic mountains...
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Skilling the Future

The success story of the UK screen industries over recent years has seen production levels expand and its growth continues to outstrip most other sectors in the economy. The BFI...
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Location Managers Christmas Drinks (invitation only)

Please contact rsvp@tlgfocus.com if you are a Location Manager and would like to attend this event.  

Scandinavian Happy Hour

Join the Scandinavians for some Snaps & Snacks from 3 – 4pm on 5th and 6th December and discover all about filming in the region.

The Global Impact of High End TV Production

In the UK we are well aware of the benefits of attracting a High End TV series or film, but what about elsewhere? In this discussion we will hear about...
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Show me the money……after Brexit

Raising finance is never easy.  For some producers, there are fears that it could get even more difficult after Brexit. But do producers have anything to worry about and if...
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Beyond 25%:  Maximising the UK Tax Reliefs

Whether producing an entire project in the UK or only spending 10%, the reliability, generosity and flexibility of the UK’s film, TV and animation Tax Reliefs have helped make the...
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Production Managers & Coordinators Workshop (Exhibitor Presentation)

Saving 10 hours per week with new digital tools. The digital work flow for Production Coordinators and Production Managers for document distribution and high-level data security is placing ever growing...
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Thailand Happy Hour (exhibitor networking)

Thailand Film Office invites you to their Happy Hour.

Poland Happy Hour

Join the Polish Film Commissions for their Happy Hour.

Immersive Media

Chris McKeeman of Frameless Adventures explores the potential and challenges of immersive media in this essential session for anyone interested in the pushing the boundaries of creative innovation. Chris applies...
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Secrets of Success – Keynote with Sally Joynson, CEO Screen Yorkshire

Sally Joynson has to take the blame for moving Queen Victoria’s household to an old aircraft hangar near York. As CEO of Screen Yorkshire, Sally has invested over £14 million...
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France’s Tax Rebate for International Production (Exhibitor Presentation)

Learn the essentials about France’s 30% rebate programme, designed for big as well as low budgets, for features, shorts, VR, VFX, and animation projects made entirely or partly in France. The session will include first hand experience and...
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Story Sharing in the Future Home

How AI, Voice, IOT, and Mixed Realities will transform conversations with consumers in the Connected Home of 2020. Futurist, Simon Gosling, led the creation and storywriting of the Home of...
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Getting it… together – Increasing levels of production across the UK

There are economic benefits to partnering up. London and the South East are central to the UK’s success as it is where the vast majority of the screen industries are...
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Day 2
Dec 06 2017

FOCUS IS OPEN – DAY 2

Registration opens at 9am. Print out your delegate badge to save time on the doors. Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH. Click here for travel details. If...
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The Changing Business of Advertising – Keynote with Lindsey Clay

Lindsey Clay CEO of Thinkbox will give the FOCUS advertising keynote, followed by a Q&A session. The advertising business is not what it was. Digital advertising is generating more revenue...
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Portuguese Port, Natas, Spanish Jamon & Wine (Exhibitor networking)

Get a taste of the best of Portugal and Spain. Join Made In Lisbon and Widescope Productions on Stand 19 anytime during FOCUS….  

ATA Carnets: Easy Entry & Exit Post-Brexit (Exhibitor Presentation)

Throw out the old conceptions of getting and using an ATA Carnet. The reality is a 21st century document applied for online and issued and delivered within 48 hours. For...
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The boom in branded video

Why corporate film has transformed in a decade. After 25 years of relative stability, the UK’s £2bn corporate film industry has been disrupted by multiple factors. New producers gatecrashed the...
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Public Funding Made Easy

Public Funding and production incentives are an essential part of the financing of most film and TV productions. Every month new incentives are launched  but what are the conditions to...
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Animation Means Business!

The animation industry is global and in the UK it successfully holds its position as a distinct part of the creative and screen industries. Despite its strength and scope animation...
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Mediterranean Aperitif (exhibitor networking)

Join Catalunya, Barcelona, Mallorca and Balearic Islands Film Commissions for vermouth and sobrassada! Please RSVP HERE

Production Companies – Be marketing ready for 2018

2018 is fast approaching! Steve Davies, CEO of the Advertising Producers Association, along with creative communications guru Tasmin Taylor and Richard Morris, founder of Whistlejacket London, will offer advice, tips...
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – A Case Study

Come and join the Liverpool Film Office talking to award winning Sue Quinn, the Supervising Location Manager on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, about why she came to Liverpool for the...
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To Treaty or Not to Treaty? – How to Co-Produce

Co-producing comes with its very own set of tricks and challenges. Do you go through the official Treaty process? Does that country have a treaty? What is the Treaty Points...
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The Value of Games & Interactive Entertainment

We’ve all seen the headlines that games are making more money than film and TV content – but the value of this medium isn’t just the receipts. Games reach a broad range of ages,...
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Craftworks – A Positive Curation of Creativity

      We have teamed up with David Reviews and The Advertising Producers Association to bring you an afternoon filled with talks on creativity, by those who have played a part in producing...
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The Middle East, One thousand and one locations (Exhibitor Presentation)

The Middle East’s diversified scenery makes it a top destination for shoots –  from snowy mountains to deserts, thousand-year-old cities to futuristic skyscrapers, sandy beaches to breathtaking cliffs, sinuous old...
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Green Zone Drinks Reception

AdGreen and albert invite you to join them in the new Green Zone for some festive sustenance! In association with BOC Gases, Dresd, JB Locations, Sunbeam Studios, Taylor Construction Plant and sponsored by Maltsmiths Beer. RSVP at bit.ly/rsvpgreendrinks.

Scandinavian Happy Hour

Join the Scandinavians for some Snaps & Snacks from 3 – 4pm on 5th and 6th December and discover all about filming in the region.

David Reviews Reception (invitation only)

David Reviews reception following Craftworks – A Positive Curation of Creativity.  Invitation only.  

Poland Happy Hour

Join the Polish Film Commissions for their Happy Hour.

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