15th - 19th April 2024

Led by Julia Short and Satesh Mathura, Market Ready 1 will have an emphasis on feature films and series. The course improves participants’ knowledge of international markets, developing strategies, and confidence for packaging, pitching and negotiating deals. Individual mentoring on specific projects is included. A combination of in-person and on-line, aims to impart a deeper understanding of the interconnected nature of the film industry. At the end of the course, participants will have the knowledge, skills and confidence to leave a market with the best results. This will include a knowledge of finance, what it takes to secure a sales company and other partnerships.

10th - 14th June 2024

This programme will cover the legal framework that is required for a film or TV series. The course starts with the early stage development, to financing, to distribution and finally reaching your audience. It will also cover key areas of the legal knowledge needed in order to create confidence in the individual when discussing and preparing contracts. Participants will come away with practical knowledge, confidence and understanding of the various legal aspects of film & TV contracts.

25th - 28th June 2024

Designed to encourage filmmakers to find and build early audience engagement for their project/s. Learning to develop an Audience Design strategy at the earlier stages of the filmmaking process will allow participants to have a greater understanding of how to engage that audience with the correct messaging for grassroots marketing across the various social platforms, find and build communities and look at alternative and educational opportunities. Participants will leave this lab with a greater understanding of how to augment their film’s message and reach wider audiences.

16th - 20th September 2024

Led by Julia Short and Satesh Mathura, this is the second version of this course running in 2024, this time with a focus and emphasis on documentaries. The course improves participants’ knowledge of international markets, developing strategies, and confidence for packaging, pitching and negotiating deals. Individual mentoring on specific projects is included. A combination of in-person and on-line, aims to impart a deeper understanding of the interconnected nature of the film industry. At the end of the course, participants will have the knowledge, skills and confidence to leave a market with the best results. This will include a knowledge of finance, what it takes to secure a sales company and other partnerships.

14th - 18th October 2024

This course focuses on improving film and media business environments. It will provide you with the tools and techniques to run your business or large media project more sustainably. There is already excellent training for ecological movie and TV production; therefore, our multi-dimensional approach includes economical, ecological, cultural, and social perspectives. The aim is to work towards a European standard certification in order to help create an industry which respects the environment and the people within it. 14th - 18th October 2024 - in Vienna. 14th November and 5th December - Online