Featuring:

  • CATHY ALFORDSearchlight           +

    1.15PM

    ECA SURGERY

    Recruitment

  • GRANT CALTONIronbridge Capital Partners           +

    4.30PM

    BREAKOUT SESSION  MOUNTBATTEN ROOM

  • CASSANDRA CHADDERTONUK Theatre           +

    10.15AM

    PRESENTATION SESSION

    'Pushing the Boundaries'

  • BRIAN CHADWICKCooley           +

    1.15PM

    ECA SURGERY

    Legal Advice

  • MELISSA COGAVINEvent Cinema Association (ECA)           +

    12.00PM

    BREAKOUT SESSION  MOUNTBATTEN ROOM

    Melissa has worked in the distribution industry in the UK for 17 years - 7 years at Disney in International Distribution, and 3 years as Director of Film Operations at Paramount Pictures, both in London.

    She set up her own consultancy in 2009 and worked closely with distributors and exhibitors in the Alternative Content, or Event Cinema industry, in a variety of capacities: research, sales, marketing and operations.

    She has written about the industry for Digital Cinema Report as European Correspondent, and as a regular contributor for Cinema Technology Magazine. In October 2011 Dodona Research published their Alternative Content Report, which she co-wrote and researched.

  • LUCIE CONRADProducer           +

    12.00PM

    BREAKOUT SESSION  DARWIN ROOM

  • CHRISTINE COSTELLOMore2Screen           +

    3.15PM

    BREAKOUT SESSION  DARWIN ROOM

  • CHRIS COULTERCooley           +

    1.15PM

    ECA SURGERY

    Legal Advice

  • NIGEL CROWEncompass Digital Media           +

    3.15PM

    BREAKOUT SESSION  HAWKING ROOM

  • JOE EVEACinEvents           +

    10.15AM

    PRESENTATION SESSION

    'Pushing the Boundaries'

  • ISABELLE FAUCHETEvent Cinema Association (ECA) /
    Live Digital Cinema
              +

    12.00PM

    BREAKOUT SESSION  MOUNTBATTEN ROOM

    From 2009 to 2013, Isabelle was Head of Cinema at the Royal Opera House where she built up a trusted network of 100 cinema partners in 45+ countries and oversaw with her team, the delivery of ballet and opera live and recorded titles to over 1,000 cinemas.

    Before moving to theatrical distribution, Isabelle came from the international TV documentary world where she worked for 17 years.  She has extensive experience in developing, financing, producing and distributing international documentary films mostly current affairs and music documentaries on DVD and to TV channels worldwide.  She also produced and directed two x 1 hour documentaries one of which was shown on French Television (France 3/France O) and one edited on DVD.

    Other highlights of her career have been setting up the Documentary Funding Department of the Media II Programme of the European Commission in the mid-90s and acting as an expert assessor of documentary proposals for the European Commission for 5 years as well as setting up new departments within small independent outfits and larger organisations.

    In September 2012, she became one of the founding members of the ECA Board. She stepped down from her position in September 2015 but continues to work very closely with the ECA.

  • KYMBERLI FRUEHFathom Events           +

    10.15AM

    PRESENTATION SESSION

    'Pushing the Boundaries'

    Kymberli Frueh is at the helm of all programming acquisition in the alternative content space for Fathom Events, from series initiatives, to perennials to unique one-time-only events.

    Frueh is responsible for leading the entire programming team in focusing on key verticals and opportunities that optimize success for Fathom’s founding members and its Affiliates. She also handles international content partner relationships in sending content abroad and launching global event cinema initiatives. She is responsible for driving multi-million dollar revenue goals year after year.

    Frueh has been with Fathom since 2005 and has over 25 years of successful experience working in entertainment. During her tenure with Fathom she has negotiated some of our largest high-profile events including all Floyd Mayweather title fights, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Macintosh Broadway Anniversary initiatives, The Annual Grateful Dead Meet Up, Sherlock Season Opener, BBC series, One Direction, Monty Python Live and more.

    Prior to joining Fathom Events, Frueh spent over 10 years holding various positions at Viacom within the Showtime Networks and MTV Divisions. She was also on the original launch team of the Sundance Channel. She began her career as a television news anchor and reporter at various local affiliates in the Midwest and holds a dual degree in journalism and radio, television and film from Bowling Green State University. She currently resides in Denver, is a proud member of The Broadway League and is extremely passionate about live theatre, concerts and events.

  • RICKARD GRAMFORSFolkets Hus och Parker           +

    4.30PM

    BREAKOUT SESSION  HAWKING ROOM

    He has spent 28 years in the film industry in various roles, including 16 years at the Swedish Film Institute as programme officer (Cinematheque), then as Head of International Department, editor-in-chief of Chaplin magazine, CEO of its publishing company, and Mediadesk. After SFI, he became editor-in-chief of Total Film magazine, and CEO of video-on-demand company V2H.

  • MIKE GUBBINSSampoMedia           +

    10.15AM

    PRESENTATION SESSION

    'Pushing the Boundaries'

    He writes influential reports on the changing media environment and is a sought-after and experienced moderator, keynote speaker and organiser of conferences, workshops and think tanks.

    Among recent SampoMedia clients are CineRegio, Europa Cinemas, Europa Distribution, Europa International, Welsh National Opera, Arthouse Convergence (USA), Binger Film Institute, Telefilm Canada, BFI, Film London and the Swedish Film Institute.

     

  • DAVID HANCOCKIHS Markit           +

    3.15PM

    BREAKOUT SESSION  HAWKING ROOM

  • EMMA HILLDepartment for Trade & Industry (UK)           +

    1.15PM

    ECA SURGERY

    Business, Funding & Export Advice

    Emma is an International Trade Adviser at UK Trade & Investment London working with small and medium businesses in the Creative Sector helping them to grow their business in overseas markets.

  • ISABELLE KNIGHTStrike Media           +

    1.15PM

    ECA SURGERY

    Public Relations Advice

    Isabelle has built a strong reputation in film and entertainment publicity over her career spanning some 13 years.

    Previously Head of Publicity at the former leading all rights distributor Revolver Entertainment, she has more lately worked as a Publicity Consultant at a handful of the most respected PR agencies in the business and throughout her career has covered a diverse client list that includes Warner Bros Home Entertainment, UPHE, Disney, SPHE, Arrow Films, Independent Films, Film4, Middle East International Film Festival, BFI LFF, Amazon LOVEFilm, ITV and more.

    Isabelle has handled campaigns across Unit, Theatrical and HE releases for studios and the leading indies, as well as Corporate PR for major production companies and personal and festival publicity.

  • PETER KNIGHTMad Cornish Projectionist Services           +

    1.15PM

    ECA SURGERY

    Technical Advice

  • LIZ LEYSHONStrode Theatre           +

    4.30PM

    BREAKOUT SESSION  DARWIN ROOM

  • KEVIN MARKWICKPicture House Uckfield           +

    4.30PM

    BREAKOUT SESSION  DARWIN ROOM

    The Picture House recently celebrated its centenary and is going from strength to strength recently adding a large restaurant to its operations. Uckfield is one of the top sites in the country for event cinema where events regularly sell out. The Uckfield Picture House won the Best European Independent Cinema award at the 2015 ECA Conference.  Kevin writes and broadcasts regularly on the subject of cinema for the BBC.

  • WEZ MERCHANTStrike Media           +

    1.15PM

    ECA SURGERY

    Public Relations Advice

     

  • PENNY NAGLEFlaming Lassie           +

    12.00PM

    BREAKOUT SESSION  DARWIN ROOM

  • BEN RAPPManaged Networks           +

    12.00PM

    BREAKOUT SESSION  MOUNTBATTEN ROOM

    He is also the founder and a principal consultant at Securys, a boutique information security firm specialising in cyber-security governance and board-level consultancy.

    He holds a number of non-executive positions, including having served as a Director of TechUK – the UK trade federation for technology – and is serving on and chairing various TechUK committees. He presently also sits on the Professionalism Board of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.

    He is a graduate of Oxford University, with an MA in French & Philosophy from Wadham College; a Chartered Fellow of the BCS; a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with the Information Security Systems Management Professional (ISSMP) concentration.

    Ben is married with two school-age children, is a keen cyclist and charity fund-raiser and was named NSPCC Fundraiser of the Year for 2014.

  • HARRY SCHUSTEROVGofilex           +

    3.15PM

    BREAKOUT SESSION  HAWKING ROOM

    After completing  several film projects as a Production Manager and Location Scout, he moved to the Berlin based independent film company Epix Media AG in 2006, where he oversaw as Sales Director all film releases into theatrical, home entertainment, rental and VOD markets.

    He was responsible for the release of over 200 independent film titles, ranging from American and British independent films, European and international Arthouse, documentaries, classics, German films, as well as select TV Series.

    As territory Manager  Germany, Switzerland, Austria for the London based British digital cinema services company Arts Alliance Media, he was responsible for the sale and implementation of the entire suite of AAM’s  digital cinema software products with accompanying hardware solutions, as well as  VPF financing solutions in the G-A-S territories.

    As of 2014, he holds the position of Director Business Development at Gofilex, offering distributors and cinemas of all sizes a proven, terrestrial E-Delivery solution  for the electronic delivery of all types of needed content into cinemas, including Live, Semi-live and recored cinema Events for Event Cinema distributors.

    The Gofilex ODD™ - Organized Digital Delivery  System operates in multiple territories within Europe, but also worldwide.

  • JONNY SOUTHCinemaLive           +

    1.15PM

    ECA SURGERY

    Social Media

     

  • PATRICK VON SYCHOWSKICelluloid Junkie           +

    10.00AM

    WELCOME

    Speaker

  • NICK WALLISBBC's The One Show           +

    2.20PM

    ECA AWARDS

    Presenter

    Nick is a regular One Show reporter and the presenter of Channel 5’s hugely successful Caught on Camera strand. He is a journalist by trade, starting out as an entertainment reporter at Radio 1 (where he interviewed Madonna, Halle Berry, Bruce Willis and Mick Jagger among many others) before switching into current affairs and investigative journalism, recently producing a well-received Panorama.

    Nick has considerable experience of the corporate world and enjoys working with clients and audiences to give them the best possible experience, whether in live presenting or recorded audio/visual work.

    Nick also spent six weeks in training to perform a stand-up routine for Comic Relief in front of Jo Brand, Hugh Dennis and Emma Freud, and he survived to tell the tale.

  • PETER WILSONHDDC Ltd           +

    1.15PM

    ECA SURGERY

    Technical Advice

  • PETER WORSLEYEagle Rock Entertainment           +

    3.15PM

    BREAKOUT SESSION  DARWIN ROOM

    Experienced producer, coproducer and TV and event cinema distributor in music programming and documentaries.  Peter has overseen event cinema releases of films from artists including Rolling Stones, Queen, Imagine Dragons, Kiss, Motley Crue, Alice Cooper, Eric Clapton and The Who.

    Eagle Rock Entertainment are the audio-visual subsidiary of Universal Music Group.  The world’s largest producer and distributor of music programming for Cinema, TV, DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Media. Eagle produces and acquires high quality music films, both concerts and documentaries, from artists including The Rolling Stones, Kiss, The Who, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Queen, Pink Floyd, Katy Perry, Iggy Pop and Jeff Beck.