Creative Business Base 

Screen South, Maidstone Studios, Peter Jones Academy, Amersham & Wycombe College and Skillset have brought together 8 Creative Business Teams to professionally develop their feature-length scripts, entrepreneurial skills and businesses. The teams have been participating in the Creative Business Base programme where they attended project and industry specific Seminars, Master-classes and business specific 121’s every fortnight at Maidstone Studios from April 2012 – October 2012. 

Over the intensive six-month programme the teams have had master classes, seminars and very open discussions relating directly to their scripts and businesses, their viability, their development with the following: Britt Harrison (Script Development - over the entire 6 month period), Paul Ingram (Peter Jones Academy Business Development, & SWOT analysis), Anwen Griffiths (Lee and Thompson, Legals and Contracts), Anthony Swiatek (Lee & Thompson Project specific 1-2-1’s), Paul Sarony (Budget & Schedule, Line Producing), Charlie Bloye (Film Export UK), David Nicholas Wilkinson (Distribution), Elisar Cabrera (Sales), Gina Fegan (Screen & Digital Media Specialist: UK Trade & Investment.).

The teams have also met with: Chris Moll (Head of Talent Development- Creative England),Gavin Poolman (Digital Start-up and Film Investor), Gary Philips (Joint MD Moviehouse),Johanna Blair (City Screen/Picturehouse Cinemas Virtual Manager and Senior Programmer),Margaret Matheson (The Fold, Sid & Nancy, Skin, Shell) Kate Ogborn (The Deep Blue Sea, Bronson, This is England) Nicki Parfitt (Partner Lee & Thompson), Nigel Goldsack (King Lear, GreyFriars Bobby, The World is not enough) Steve Clark-Hall (Sherlock Holmes (1+2), Revolver, lesbian Vampire Killers).

Creative Business Base teams & mentors 

For more information about the teams please click on the company name below or in the navigation bar.

9 Fish Productions

Animate & Create Studios

Delfilm Ltd

Ent-optic Visions Ltd

Estuary Films

Mr Mead Presents

No Sharks Ltd