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London Film School’s Fast Forward Producing Program Looking For A Few Good Men & Women

London Film School’s Fast Forward Producing Program Looking For A Few Good Men & Women

Giving credit where credit is due, I have to tip my hat to
Nadia Denton who informed me about The London Film School’s Fast Forward
Producing 2014
program, which is currently looking for applicants.

Called “an intensive three week program taking place from
Monday March 31st
to Friday April 18th, the program will take ten new
producers through the entire process of developing, packaging, financing,
shooting, post-producing and selling their feature films.

According to Ms. Denton, the London Film School and the Fast
Forward Producing program “are keen to ensure that there is sufficient
awareness amongst black filmmakers
,” and that she attended one of the functions
last year for the program, and that it “was a real eye opener as to how the upper
levels of the UK film industry operate and what you need to successful navigate

According to Archie
, who’s the LFS Head of Projects, the main reason for this program is to introduce people to what a film producer is and they do:

film producer needs to be a lot of different people… a film critic, a film
historian, a talent scout, an X Factor judge, a lawyer, an accountant, a factory
foreman, a marketer, a publisher, and an excellent judge of what a worldwide
audience is going to want to see in two or three years’ time.”

He also goes on to say that:

should be highly articulate and entrepreneurial, and also a thoughtful analyst
and strategist. In military terms, you’re a general. But most of the time, you
don’t have an army – it’s just you. This program introduces you to the industry
professionals who will help you devise your strategy, and your battle plan.”

One of the people who attended the first program in 2012 was
Farhana Bhula, who, afterward, produced
her first feature Bonobo, and who is
very enthusiastic about the program, sharing:

a direct result of this program, I am confident about building a team, and more
importantly carving out a personal identity as a producer. I have raised my
entire budget… with the help of lawyers who also mentored us and gone into
production. There is no way I would have had the courage or knowledge to do
this so swiftly and convincingly without the training I received at LFS.’

The deadline for applications is 12 Noon on Friday January 31st, so hurry, since there are only ten openings available.

For further information and to apply go HERE.


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