Film Distribution Masterclass
13th February 2018 | BelfastBook Now
Tuesday 13th February: 10:30am
Wednesday 14th February: 11:30am
Tuesday 13th February 2018
10.30am – 3.15pm
Siobhán Farrell has been Managing Director of independent film distribution company Eclipse Pictures since 2008. Prior to that Siobhán worked with Clarence Pictures, the Independent Production Unit at RTÉ and the Irish Film Institute
Eclipse Pictures is Ireland’s longest established independent film distributor with a reputation at both domestic and international level as the go-to company for bespoke personal service. They release and acquire rights to local and titles of Irish interest; offer a sub-distribution service to leading UK distribs including STX Entertainment, Arrow Films and Pathé. They also offer a film consultancy, PR and event management service to clients looking for tailored Irish campaigns.
Recent titles include Den of Thieves, Anthropoid, Hunger, Philomena, Personal Shopper, KEDi, The Nice Guys, Bleed for This, Condemned to Remember
Wednesday 14th Feburary 2018
11.30am – 4pm
Policy Consultant, Film Distributors’ Association
Geraldine Moloney has worked in the UK film industry for almost 40 years, publicising an extensive range of feature films from production through to release. During that time, she has worked for most of the major US studios, as well as for major international independent distributors. She has experience working in-house as part of the distribution marketing team, within a PR agency and also as a freelance consultant. Her diverse work has included the UK launch of many much-loved classic films through the 70’s; 80’s, 90’s and into the 21st Century; movies such as Star Wars Episode 1, Christopher Nolan’s cult classic Memento and from Bond through to Bollywood. Working as a consultant, Geraldine has been employed as a specialist publicist on high-profile releases, strategising awareness campaigns from production through to release both within the UK and internationally.
More recently, she has moved into roles focusing on Public Affairs issues affecting the film industry. Firstly, working with the Motion Picture Association in Europe as a communications consultant on issues around content protection; and more recently advising the UK’s Film Distributors’ Association on digital issues impacting the sector and general policy issues Geraldine’s role at FDA has also enabled her to develop a range of training programmes for distributors. The most recent of which has been a cross-sector paid internship programme for young people looking to develop a career in the business-sectors of the industry. In recent years Geraldine has worked annually with the London Film Festival as liaison between the festival teams and distributors on Gala Events and advises several independent film production companies on distribution-related matters.
Please note there is no fee for the masterclasses but please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.