The Cannes Film Market is in full swing, the Edinburgh Film Festival will be upon us in June and members are busy out there launching, selling and developing new films and TV.
In January, our featured guest was writer/director, member Sean Spencer whose first feature PANIC had just been in cinemas.
For our upcoming May drinks, our featured guest is writer, member Jason Arnopp whose well received first novel
THE LAST DAYS OF JACK SPARKS was recently optioned by Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment. Jason has just completed his first draft of the screenplay adaption and joins us to discuss this amazing experience so far.
In March our featured guest was member Fiona Kenshole who came along to share in her experience setting up an animation slate for Laika and developing a raft of Oscar nominated features including CORALINE, PARANORMAN, BOXTROLLS and KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS.
While in April we were joined by writer/director, acclaimed photographer and new member Elaine Constantine, nominated for a BAFTA in 2015 for her outstanding debut feature NORTHERN SOUL.
A good crowd gathered for all events and writer/director, member Jeremiah Quinn was with us in April to take some pictures of the busy event. Amongst the guests were producers, development execs, TV writers, directors, playwrights, distributors, consultants and more, discussing current projects, new ventures and sharing their experience and knowledge of working in the industry right now.
An invaluable resource for information sharing and building professional relationships.
The ethos of In Development is to provide a relaxed environment to put people together, foster new contacts, as well as support and celebrate the progress of members developing projects and getting things made.
New connections and exchanges are made all the time and interesting new members join
We can learn from each other and become stronger and wiser in what we do. In a tough business, to steal a catch phrase; every little helps.