Interested in becoming an active player in moving London’s screen industry forward?
The City of London and the London Screen Industry Committee are hosting a public engagement session tomorrow called London Screen Shots: Take One at the Toboggan Brewing Company from 1:00-4:00pm, to talk about future opportunities for London. The engagement is open to all screen-based industry players in and around London, to begin a conversation that will hopefully result in the development of a Screen-Based Industry Strategy for the city.
The kickoff event is part of an effort to ramp up its focus on screen-based industries in the city and surrounding areas. A team will develop a Screen Industry Strategy through a series of consultations with local and regional companies and individuals who are working in the industry. That could include a broad prospectus of local individuals and companies that are focused on TV, film, music video, animation, digital media production, video game development, interactive online content production, virtual reality, photography, media art, sales and rentals, movie theatre operators, artist-run-centres, video and arts educators, and funders.
Wednesday’s event is open to all and will feature a keynote speech from Chris Geddes, a London native who has spent 18 years in the domestic and international entertainment industry. His focus will be the changing landscape of content development and what he sees coming for the sector.
“Culture as a key part of economic growth and quality of life, is an important part of the City’s broader strategic plan,” explains Rosanna Wilcox, London’s Director of Community and Economic Innovation. “Focusing on screen offers London the opportunity to help support this growing industry in our region.”
Organizers have also been conducting an online Screen Industry Survey, about their experience and expectation for the industry.