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Underwire Festival 2016: Wired Women Weekender
Sat, Nov 26, 2016, 10:00 AM – Sun, Nov 27, 2016, 7:30 PM GMT
Wired Women is back and this year we’re making it a weekender! Across the two days, we’ll be bringing you panel discussions, presentations and practical workshops with some of the industry’s leading ladies. Whether you’re looking to tackle the freelance world, develop your short into a feature or are seeking some guidance on that all important (and slightly mind-boggling) budget, Wired Women aims to give you those industry insights from the people who really know what they’re talking about!
Day 1 | Saturday 26 Nov
10:15 Funding: thinking outside the box
Money moves the movie business, but where to get it? In this session, Sarah Mosses (CEO of Together Films) will uncover alternative avenues to getting funding.
11:40 Stats and how to change them
Recent studies have revealed abysmal statistics of women working in film. Looking to the future, we’ll reveal avenues to change those numbers. In partnership with Calling the Shots. The Calling the Shots research project is producing statistical evidence of the serious under-representation of women in British cinema today.
13:30 Casting your short
You've perfected your script and your budget is finalised - now you've just got to tackle the casting. Whether you're looking for your lead or hoping to lure established talent, this session will aim to answer questions about the casting process and how to get the best out of your actors.
14:40 Games writing
Award-winning screenwriter, story designer and general narrative parademic Rhianna Pratchett discuss the wild new world of writing for games.
16:00 Taking the plunge: shorts to features
A panel of first feature filmmakers as they discuss the bumpy and often long-winded road from their award-winning shorts to making their first feature.
Day 2 | Sunday 27 Nov
10:15 Story Surgery
Dig into your script with renowned script editor Kate Leys, who has developed some of the UK’s most successful features.
11:40 Budgeting your first feature
Experienced AD and production manager Clare Cahill will go through the art of breaking down a script and creating a schedule that allows the director to tell their story creatively and efficiently.
13:40 The Secret Life of a Foley Artist
Ever wondered what a foley artist actually does? In this lively session, established foley artist Ruth Sullivan reveals the joys of her job. In partnership with Sound Disposition.
14:50 Representing yourself as a freelancer
Questions and notebooks at the ready: in this problem-solving session, Sara Putt (Sara Putt Associates) will be on hand with practical tips on how to kick-start a successful freelancing career.
16:00 Composing 101
Join a panel of experienced composers as they talk about how they got into the industry, and the challenges and creative rewards of their craft. In partnership with Musicians' Union.
Join us for a drink (or two!) and a spot of networking with fellow filmmakers and speakers from across the weekend. A chance to mull over and chat over everything you’ve heard from our speakers. Kindly sponsored by Euroscript.
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