Summertime is approaching, and with it come the training activities that the Media Business School (MBS) organizes every year in Ronda, one of the most
charming cities in Southern Spain.
Aware of the difficult situation that the audiovisual industry is undergoing, the MBS has recently announced a 20% discount to a limited number of
participants for both courses:
MEGA Plus · European Master in Audiovisual Management
M&ID · Marketing and International Distribution
This year the MBS is organizing the 16th edition of Mega Plus, a ten month, project-based, master’s program that will kick off in June. The course is
geared to young professionals wishing to “fast track” their careers in the entertainment industry through specialized training in audiovisual company
management and content production.
During the course, participants develop a business plan for a project or a company with the support of over forty international experts of the
entertainment industry. Through this process, they understand how to manage an audiovisual project from inception to exploitation, including how to:
choose; develop; finance; produce; package; sell and distribute a project; develop and implement an audiovisual project business plan; position a business
plan to exploit and maximize IP value and revenues across the value chain.
The Mega Plus Master’s program is based on the combination of residential training (3 months), online tutorials and internships (6-7 months). According to
, “This mix has proven to be the best method to develop participants’ professional skills and to optimize the project proposal they participate with.”
Some of the companies where recent Mega Plus graduates have interned are Luckybird, Hanway, Avalon, Chouchkov Bros. or Zentropa.
Mega Plus has a 90% job placement rate.
Here is what some industry professionals think about the Mega Plus program
Mega Plus graduate
Angel Films Finland · CEO
Angel Films Estonia Ltd · CEO
Dagsljus group · Manager
NSR Scandinavia Ltd · President
“I have been appointed president of NSR
Scandinavia group from 1st of May 2014. This would have not been
possible without me
participating Mega Plus 2011. And this is what
our chairman of the board said me loud. It´s kind of funny how things
happen in your life. One thing leads to another.
It´s like a chain. I´m very proud to say I´m Mega Plus 2011. When
day-to-day rental business I´m benefiting every
day at work from what I learned at Mega Plus.”
Mega Plus graduate
and collaborating expert
Rebelión Terrestre · Founder, Producer and Screenwriter
“Nowadays it is extremely important for schools
to offer theirs attendants a real vision of the industry and the
in a field such as cinema where it is not easy
to keep our feet on the ground.
M&ID will take place from 20th to 24th July. This 5-day project-based course is designed to optimize the visibility and maximize
revenues from the exploitation of audiovisual projects across markets.
The course is geared to entertainment sector entrepreneurs, producers and company executives with experience in production, marketing, distribution,
exhibition, sales or acquisitions.
What characterizes M&ID is the practical environment where the course takes place, helping participants to understand, devise and apply traditional and
digital-driven marketing and distribution strategies to their course projects with the support of the MBS’ collaborating experts.
During the course, participants learn how to identify audiences and understand consumer behavior. They identify new and niche markets and business models,
and devise market and festival strategies.
At the end of the training cycle participants will have gained the ability to make informed choices on market positioning and the real distribution
potential of their future projects, as well as an understanding of the tools, skills and collaborators needed to devise and execute compelling marketing
campaigns. They will have also extended significantly their international professional network.
Here is what some industry professionals think about the M&ID program
M&ID former participant
Arts Alliance Media · Country Manager-Italy
“I attended the course in 2011 and it was so
well structured that in few days we received a wide overview of the
marketing mechanisms inside the market. All the
teachers were absolutely professional and the atmosphere very informal.
All the staff
organized classes and free time with great
Anne Marte Nygaard
M&ID former participant
Arthaus, the art film foundation · Head of Distribution
“If you work for a distribution company I can
highly recommend the Marketing & International Distribution course
Inspiring lectures, tutors and group sessions.
You will also meet lots of new and interesting people. And it is all
happening in the
most beautiful and charming Spanish town:
The MBS will be accepting applications until 20th April for Mega Plus and 19th June for M&ID.
If you are interested in these training initiatives, you can apply directly on www.mediaschool.org or contact the course coordinators: Ana Laguna for Mega Plus
at mega[AT]mediaschool.org and Laura Almellones for M&ID at mid[AT]mediaschool.org