The West Midlands’ professional organisation for independent film producers has relaunched with a new website and membership packages.
The Producers’ Forum, which aims to support the region as a centre for film production, is making the change after six years in existence.
The forum’s new online presence has been created along with new membership packages that focus on creating a live environment for producers which will help them stay abreast of industry developments.
BAFTA-award winning independent producer and newly-appointed chief executive Natasha Carlish said: “I am incredibly proud of how the forum has developed over the last six years and how we are building on this success with our relaunch and looking to the future of this exciting industry by helping producers to further their careers and to put the West Midlands firmly on the film map.”
The forum provides monthly training and leadership events designed around key topics such as finance, selling and marketing as well as providing a forum for debate and discussion of current issues that will have an impact on the film industry such as Digital Britain.
It also holds regular networking events to help members share knowledge and contacts.
Lee Thomas, executive producer at Screen West Midlands, said: “It’s crucial to the West Midlands to have a lobbying voice and provide an avenue for producers to discuss key sector issues like funding and investment. We have the knowledge and talent in the region and the forum is critical in connecting it all.”