Jude Lister in Film & TV

30/09/2015

Market Trader On Hiive

Back in October 2014 we launched Market Trader, a programme to help film producers, distributors and sales agents at the start of their careers develop a better understanding of international markets.

Supported by Creative Skillset, Market Trader invited a handful of participants to attend residential workshops and benefit from mentoring opportunities, which aimed to arm them with the tools necessary to successfully engage with major international marketplaces. One year on, we’re pleased to reveal details of Market Trader on Hiive, an online hub packed with useful information and insights gleaned from the programme.

Market Trader on Hiive features a whole host of resources, including video interviews, downloadable guides & tools, and industry links designed for filmmakers – particularly producers – who are planning to attend a market or festival for the first time, or who want to refine their market strategy.

Among the featured content you’ll find video interviews with established producers, as well as financiers, sales agents and distributors from companies such as EOne Entertainment, Goldcrest Films International, Protagonist Pictures, Bankside Films and Metro International. Downloadable guides and tools offer information and guidance on key international festivals and markets, how to develop a market strategy, preparing your market visit, networking, pitching projects and making the most of meetings.

Throughout the autumn we'll be adding new content and giving opportunities for signed up members to participate in an exclusive series of online Q&As with guest experts from across the value chain, as well as connect with fellow members to 'buddy up' for upcoming festivals and markets.

CineMart is an international co-production market that invites a select number of directors/producers to present their film projects to potential co-producers, bankers, funds, sales agents, distributors, TV stations and other potential financiers and information sources. It was the first platform of its kind to offer filmmakers the opportunity to launch their ideas to the international film industry and to find the right connections to get their projects financed.

Market Trader is hosted by Hiive, the professional network for creative people. Joining Hiive gives you access to a digital community of collaborators from across the UK's creative industries.

Head here to join Market Trader on Hiive.


Market Trader and Market Trader on Hiive are supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery funds, through the Skills Investment Fund.

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