Inside Pictures is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, through the MEDIA Sub-Programme, and by Creative Skillset, in part by the industry itself through the Skills Investment Fund (SIF) as well as by the National Lottery from the BFI.
The programme is also grateful for the support it receives from the Film Distributors Association, Ingenious Media, Lee & Thompson LLP and Pulse Films.
Creative Europe is the European Commission’s support programme for the cultural, creative and audiovisual sectors. From 2014-2020, €1.46 billion is available to support European projects with the potential to travel, to reach new audiences and to encourage skill sharing and development.
Launched in January 2014, Creative Europe brings together a Culture sub-programme, which provides funding for the cultural and creative sectors, and a MEDIA sub-programme, which invests in film, television, new media and games.
Creative Skillset works with the UK’s screen-based creative industries to develop skills and talent, from classroom to boardroom. Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund invests in the skills and training of the UK film industry to secure its growth and sustainability ensuring UK film remains world-class. The Film Skills Fund is backed by the British Film Institute (BFI) with the National Lottery funds.
Lee & Thompson
Leading media and entertainment law firm, Lee & Thompson LLP has the largest team of specialist film and TV lawyers in the UK and prides itself on the highly personalised relationship it has with its clients, offering expertise at every stage of the process from development, financing and production through to worldwide exploitation on multiple platforms. The team’s involvement goes far beyond strict legal advice; amongst other things, it helps producers to raise and structure the finance for their films, making connections between its independent producer clients and its extensive network of production finance clients and contacts. The firm also works with clients across the wider creative industries representing an eclectic mix of talented individuals in matters relating to both their public and personal lives as well as working for the companies and bodies with which they work. Since its inception over thirty years ago the firm’s clients have included many of the world’s most highly acclaimed actors, directors, producers, musicians, television personalities and sports people as well as rights owners, production companies and media entrepreneurs.
Lee & Thompson is a long term and committed supporter of Inside Pictures and offers invaluable support throughout the programme. In addition to hosting two of the programme modules and an alumni networking event, the firm also contributes to the selection stage.
We are grateful for the support of the range of film organisations across various territories who help Inside Pictures participants take part in the programme by offering financial assistance.