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No Borders for U.K Producers Thanks to New Film London Partnership with IFP

No Borders for U.K Producers Thanks to New Film London Partnership with IFP

A new transatlantic partnership between Film London and IFP aims to give two U.K producers a major boost, broadening their
horizons and giving them invaluable access to the prestigious No Borders International Co-Production Market at Independent Film Week in
New York.

Sponsored by entertainment accountancy firm Nyman Libson Paul (NLP), the pilot project is Film London’s first U.S. partnership to directly benefit U.K producers. It forms a logical extension of Film London’s business development strategy to help
UK filmmakers make their mark on the global industry and develop effective international partnerships. It will see up to two eligible projects selected by
Film London from a talent pool which will include applicants to this year’s Film London Production Finance Market (PFM) and Micro Market.

Projects that meet the eligibility criteria will be considered for the program, with the selected producers receiving entry and accommodation to attend
IFP’s renowned Independent Film Week and Filmmaker Conference in September, along with an annual IFP membership courtesy of the NLP sponsorship. The
successful producers will receive access to financiers, agents and buyers, along with pitch training and expert consultations, workshops and masterclasses
with business and artistic leaders and high-level networking events.

Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission
, said: “We warmly welcome this new partnership with IFP. This pilot serves as a logical amplification of everything we do to help boost business for our
industry and help our filmmakers compete on a global level. This is a superb offer for talented UK producers, and I’d like to thank IFP and sponsors Nyman
Libson Paul for helping us to offer this opportunity to some of the UK’s most exciting talent.”

Joana Vicente, Executive Director of IFP, said: “IFP is thrilled with this exciting partnership and the opportunity to bring UK producers to the US market and to foster new collaborations between
UK and US producers.”

Kirsty Bell, Head of Film and Media for Nyman Libson Paul
, said: “At NLP we have always been strong supporters of the independent film industry, especially here in the UK and increasingly across the world in this truly global market. This support of two projects through Film London at the IFP is a perfect and proud example of this
support in action.”

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