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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