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Pact INDIE E-Festival: What's on and what's coming up...



9:00am - 9:15am
Wellness Kickstarter with Tracy Forsyth
INspire: Kick off every day of the INDIE E-Festival with a 15-minute physical and mental wellbeing session.

9:30am - 10:30am
Pact COVID-19 Weekly Webinar Briefing and Q&A: Week 9
INform: We will once again be providing the latest sector-specific updates and bringing you news of the work we've been doing on your behalf.

11:00am - 11:30am
Screen Agency Insights: Northern Ireland Screen – Support & Funding
INsights: Join us for this session with NI Screen’s Head of Production, Andrew Reid who will discuss the funding and support available to the screen sector in Northern Ireland.

11:30am - 12:00pm
Planning Through a Pandemic with Argonon CEO James Burstall and Leopard Pictures MD Kristian Smith
INsight: Argonon Group CEO James Burstall and Kristian Smith, MD of Argonon-owned Leopard Pictures team up to offer insights into how the global indie and its seven production companies have tackled the crisis head-on and planned ahead in an uncertain world.

12:00pm - 1:00pm
TV Production in Lockdown: Compilations, Repeats, Re-Versioning and Re-Use of Rushes
INform: This session by leading TV production law firm Abbas Media Law looks at the legal and regulatory issues raised when looking to repeat old programmes as well as making new programmes out of old footage.

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Your Indie Made Perfect
INspire: This session delivered by Matisse aims to inspire indie bosses to imagine the world after lockdown – and prepare for it now.

2:00pm - 2:30pm
To PR or not to PR with Franklin Rae
INsight: Ever thought about PR, but have no idea where to start, or how you can get the most out of it as an indie? This session is for you!

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Commissioner Briefing with UKTV Factual & Factual Entertainment
INform: Join us for this briefing with UKTV factual and factual entertainment head, Hilary Rosen for the chance to get an insight into what she’s looking for, as well as to ask any questions you may have.

Please note: you will need to login using your Pact website details in order to access event information and register via the links above.

The E-Festival is part of Pact’s wider Growth Accelerator offering, which centres around a tailor-made online platform launched at the beginning of 2020. Like the Accelerator platform, the E-Festival is completely free and exclusive to Pact members. We would like to thank our industry partners for contributing their time and expertise to support indies during this unprecedented crisis.

  • Dawn McCarthy-Simpson MBE Managing Director of Business Development & Global Strategy
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