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October 2018

‘What’s happening in the film business now – and how to break in’ by Mark GillThe event is free, but ticketed.4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Byre TheatreFriday 12 October 2018

Event type: CareersAudience: Students
This event has been created by: Lucy Donaldson lfd2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Event Details

How has the movie business has changed? What is it like? Where is it going?
What are the opportunities, and how can you get them?
What skills, aptitudes and attitudes are needed?
Why working in TV might be a far better use of your time (even if you love film).
Why your ability to learn fast is much more important than experience.

Mark Gill will cover these topics in an interesting question and answer session about the film business.

Mark Gill is the former president of Miramax Films, Warner Independent Pictures and Millennium Films. He has a production track record of $2.1 billion, 30 years of experience and a background in marketing (at Columbia Pictures). This Fall, he started a new film company, Solstice Studios, with $400 million in financial backing. He has worked on such films as Pulp Fiction, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Frida, March of the Penguins, Good Night, and Good Luck, Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen, Hitman’s Bodyguard and three Best Picture Academy Award winners: The English Patient, Shakespeare in Love and Chicago.

This talk will take place at the Byre Studio Theatre, and is a careers talk open to all students.

The event is free, but ticketed. Tickets are limited to 2 per person, and any not collected will be reallocated 5 minutes before the event. Tickets are available from The Byre.

Time

(Friday) 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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