Alison Thompson to deliver Production Finance Market keynote
by Naman Ramachandran
- This year’s event will see 55 producers and financiers conduct over 800 meetings
Alison Thompson will deliver this year’s keynote address at the Film London Production Finance Market (PFM, 15-16 October), the annual industry event held in association with the British Film Institute London Film Festival. Formerly with Focus Features International, Thompson is Managing Director of Sunray Films, the newly formed sales-production company that launched its first feature film production, Alone in Berlin starring Emma Thompson and Daniel Brühl, at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and is also representing Mike Leigh’s Mr Turner [+see also:
interview: Mike Leigh
This year’s PFM will see 55 producers and 55 financiers from the international marketplace conducting over 800 meetings. UK financiers attending the PFM include Endgame Entertainment, Protagonist Pictures, Bankside Films, Entertainment One, Silver Reel Partners and Lionsgate and from Europe, Backup Media (France), TF1 Droits Audiovisuels (France), Filmax (Spain), International Film Partners (Germany), ZDF Enterprises (Germany), Versatile (France) and Wild Bunch (France).
Projects selected for PFM include Hal Vogel’s (Daybreak Pictures) True History of the Kelly Gang; Christopher Sheppard’s (Adventure Pictures) Molly; Mariela Besuievsky’s (Tornasol Films) Give me Your Hand; Marta Donzelli’s (Vivo Film) Tarda Primavera; Camilla Deakin’s (Lupus Film) Ethel & Ernest; Carlotta Calori’s (Indigo Film) Slam; and Mary Burke’s (Warp Film) Come Closer.
Film London’s Micro Market will run alongside the PFM and will provide a day of dedicated meetings for 24 filmmaking teams with financiers looking to source projects budgeted at €1 million and under.