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LONDON 2014

Jeffrey Katzenberg to deliver London keynote

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- UK-European co-productions to be discussed during festival

Jeffrey Katzenberg to deliver London keynote
Jeffrey Katzenberg

Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO and co-founder of DreamWorks Animation will deliver the keynote address at the 58th British Film Institute (BFI) London Film Festival (8-19 October), in conversation with festival director Clare Stewart. The event, in association with Creative Skillset, is one of many industry-facing events that the festival has revealed. 

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Two case studies will highlight the different ways to put together a UK-European co-production. Producer Sam Haillay will talk to international finance consultant Angus Finney, at the Film London Production Finance Market, about working with Sweden’s Film I Vast, the Torino Film Lab, Film Agency Wales and Germany’s The Match Factory to make Bypass [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Duane Hopkins
interview: Samm Haillay
film profile
]
, while Danish producer and director team Sisse Graum Jørgensen and Kristian Levring will discuss the journey from page to screen of The Salvation [+see also:
trailer
interview: Kristian Levring
film profile
]
, the English-language Western starring Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green

A roundtable session hosted by Ed Vaizey, Minister of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and Ben Roberts, Director of the BFI Film Fund, with producers, distributors, sales agents and exhibitors will discuss the challenges and opportunities of broadening diversity in the UK film industry. 

Filmmaking talent who will share their experiences during the festival include director Stephen Frears (Philomena [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Stephen Frears
film profile
]
), producer Bruna Papandrea (Wild), filmmaker Peter Strickland (The Duke of Burgundy [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
) and director Clio Barnard (The Selfish Giant [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Clio Barnard
interview: Clio Barnard
festival scope
film profile
]
), amongst several others.

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