Market Trader 2019 cohort announced

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The 2019 Market Trader cohort meet for the first time this week following a competitive application process.

This is the fifth time Creative England has run Market Trader, an intensive business development programme designed for talented producers looking to take their projects to international markets. The selected cohort will benefit from a series of sessions where they will develop their understanding of international markets, tools and strategies for successful market engagement, and how to achieve effective follow through. The programme culminates in a trip to EFM/Berlinale 2020 where the cohort can put their learning into practice and see tangible results.

The 2019 Market Trader cohort brings together a mixture of producers and sales and distribution executives from across the English regions, allowing the delegates to benefit from different perspectives and experiences of international markets. For the second year in a row, the Simon Relph Memorial Bursary recipient has been awarded a place on the programme.

Meet this year’s cohort:

Karis Aldridge, HanWay Films

Milly Ali, Nightingale Films

Maria Caruana Galizia, Candle & Bell

Kate Cook, Transparency Films Ltd

Lindsey Dryden, Little by Little Films

Chris Hees, Bridge Way Ltd

Michael Knowles, North of Watford Films

Lucy Meer, Strive Films

Eloise Singer, Singer Films

Sana Soni, Signature Entertainment