Events

BVE 2019

Come join us for free at this year’s BVE at the ExCeL Centre London, booth K67. Creative minds, tech professionals and business leaders can see the biggest brands, newest kit, cutting edge tech and visionary speakers. And collaborate to create beautifully told stories, seamless workflow solutions and future proofed strategies that transform our industry.

 

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About BVE:

BVE is the largest broadcast, production and media and tech exhibition in the UK attracting over 12,000 creative professionals, business leaders and tech professionals every year.

BVE 2019 is giving you access to:

  • 300+ brands exhibiting the latest technologies with exclusive offers at the show
  • 100+ free to attend and industry accredited seminars
  • 200+ industry experts providing you with best practice industry insight
  • Unlimited access across all 3 days

We are excited to exhibit alongside our colleagues at:

  • Avid
  • Soho Broadcast
  • DELL
  • Mandy
  • …and many more
We look forward to seeing you there!

Writing Successful TV Bibles: From Creation to Pitch

Come join us as writer/director Danny Stack will share valuable tips and insights into writing TV bibles, and how they’re an essential document across development and production. Everything from two-page summaries to TV bibles that take a weekend to read – come find out how it’s done.

Danny will:

  • Discuss why a TV Bible is ESSENTIAL to pitching a show
  • Outline what items are in a TV bible and what not to include
  • Talk about the secrets to writing a good TV bible and why no one set rule or structure applies to all
  • Look at the difference between a good TV bible pitch document versus a more production-focused one
  • Draw on his vast experiences making films in the family genre

Come along to this gem of an event, meet new people and get some insight into the ins and outs of creating award-winning projects.

About Danny Stack:

Danny started out in Channel 4’s comedy department when shows like Spaced, Ali G and Black Books were being made. Since then he’s worked as a screenwriter and script reader for companies like Miramax, Working Title, Pathe, UK Film Council and Irish Film Board, among others. He helped set-up the Red Planet Prize with Tony Jordan, designed to seek out new TV writing talent. With Tim Clague, he co-hosted the highly popular podcast The UK Scriptwriters Podcast, which was started in 2010. Danny now specialises in the kids/family genre, and has made two live-action family films with Tim: Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg (which had its world premiere at the London Film Festival in 2015) and Future TX (starring Griff Rhys Jones).

The Photography/Video Show 2019

…AND ACTION! Come along to this year’s Photography/Video Show and learn about the latest development in the world of videography, cinematography and photography.

The Video Show will take place for the first time at the NEC, Birmingham in 2019. It will be co-located with The Photography Show.

You can also take advantage of our discount code IMISTVS19This will give you 25% off sign day. standard and advance tickets for all masterclasses!

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Whether you’re a budding filmmaker, a professional videographer, a vlogger or an online content creator, The Video Show has everything you need to expand your moving image production horizons. Get your hands on the latest kit, try out new techniques and learn about different aspects of videography from some of the best names in the industry.

Topic will include:

  • 360 film
  • HDR
  • Content Creation
  • Documentary
  • Short Film
  • Storytelling
  • Commercial
  • …and many more

The Video Show is organised by Future and run by a passionate events team, supported by market-leading magazines including the UK’s #1 consumer technology website, TechRadar.com, the go to resource for artists and designers; creativebloq.com and the award-winning Digital Camera and digitalcameraworld.com.

Out Loud – The IMIS Screenplay Table Read

We are presenting a great opportunity in which your written material can come to life for the first time! Come join us at our exciting new event which features a table read of short screenplays and extracts, and give a voice to your characters. Submit your work on our website and take a shot at being picked for reading or simply join us on the evening and support your colleagues. Submissions and attendance to this event are free!

Submissions Are Now Closed!

Selected works will:
  • be read out loud to an audience by a professional cast or readers
  • receive constructive feedback on the night
  • come to life in a supportive environment

Why do a Table Read?

  • Identify flaws for yourself in the read-through
  • Get and give valuable constructive feedback
  • Sharpen your screencraft skills
  • Network

And most important of all: The joy of hearing your words come to life!

Tickets Available:

  1. This is a FREE event to anyone who would like to attend.

BSC Expo 2019

BSC Expo is coming to Battersea Evolution. Come along with your friends and join us at our boot for a chat or a quick ‘hello’ and pick up your free swag. Entry is free for all. Register now.

We are excited to exhibit again this year across two full days of fellow exhibitors showcasing their latest equipment. As well as that you will be able to immerse yourself in a large number of panel discussions and presentations.

This will also give you the perfect opportunity to come see us at our stand, pick up your free swag and get a great deal of inspiration from across the industry.

About BSC Expo:
The BSC Expo  is the UK’s premier dedicated film and TV production show and is now a recognised fixture in the industry calendar. The 2019 is set to be the biggest ever, with national and international manufacturers and suppliers. This is a great opportunity to test all of the latest equipment and technologies in a relaxed industry environment.

We are excited to exhibit alongside our colleagues at:

  • ARRI
  • NBC Universal
  • Zeiss
  • RED
  • Sony
  • …and many more
We look forward to seeing you there!

Post-Holiday After Party: Xmas Might Be Gone, But The Party Is Still On

Back from the festive month and still in party-mode? Well, look no further and join us at our annual start-of-the-year party at the renowned Phoenix Artist Club in Soho.

What you will get out of this gathering:

  • Make new connections
  • Mix&Mingle with old and new faces
  • Have a drink (or two) on the house

FREE for IMIS Members. Tickets for non-members: £6 (incl. VAT)

Come along for NETWORKING EVENT, DRINKS and a GREAT TIME!

ABOUT THE PHOENIX ARTIST CLUB:

The award-winning Phoenix Artist Club is one of London’s last remaining independently owned and operated venues, based in the heart of the west end and located in the original rehearsal rooms of the Phoenix Theatre.

Telling Powerful Stories with ‘American History X’ Director Tony Kaye

Six-time Grammy nominee director/cinematographer Tony Kaye, American History X (nominated for an Academy Award) will be joining us for an evening discussing telling powerful stories.  Tony is also known for his music videos for Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and Johnny Cash. For his music video for Johnny Cash’s God’s Gonna Cut You Down, Kaye won the Grammy Award. Kaye will talk about his journey on the film industry across creative sectors.

‘Tony Kaye is also the most awarded director and cinematographer of television commercials in British Advertising History.’

Tony will:

  • Talk about his experiences as a director across several creative industries
  • Give insight into working with a high-end cast in passion feature film productions
  • Discuss high-class music video production working with celebrity musicians

Come along to this gem of an event, meet new people and get some insight into the ins and outs of directing award-winning projects.

About Tony Kaye:

He has made several well-known music videos, including the video for “Runaway Train” by Soul Asylum, which won a Grammy Award, “Dani California” by Red Hot Chili Peppers, “What God Wants” by Roger Waters, and “Help Me” and “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” by Johnny Cash. Kaye is a six-time Grammy nominated music video director.

His feature film debut was American History X (1998), a drama about racism starring Edward Norton and Edward Furlong. Kaye disowned the final cut of the film and unsuccessfully attempted to have his name removed from the credits. The film was critically lauded and Norton was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in the film.

Kaye’s second feature, a documentary called Lake of Fire, about the abortion debate in the United States, opened in Toronto in September 2006. The movie was shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature as well as for Best Documentary Film at the Independent Spirit Awards, the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards and the Satellite Awards. Lake of Fire took Kaye 18 years to make.

Kaye’s third feature film, a crime drama titled Black Water Transit starring Laurence Fishburne, was shot in New Orleans during the summer of 2007. A rough cut was screened at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival but the film was never released to cinemas.

Kaye’s fourth feature film, Detachment (2011), starring Adrien Brody as well as featuring Kaye’s daughter Betty, is a drama about the decline of the education system in American high schools. It premiered in April 2011 at the Tribeca Film Festival. In 2011, Detachment screened in competition at the 37th Deauville American Film Festival in France. It won both the Revelations Prize and the International Critics’ Award. Detachment was also announced as the Closing Night Film at the Woodstock Film Festival, where Kaye was the recipient of the Honorary Maverick Award.

Horses, Holsters and Heroes: Jared Moshé on Writing & Directing Modern Westerns

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Join us for a livestream with writer/director Jared Moshé who will give insight into the world of making modern Western.

On this livestream we will be discussing:

  • The ins and outs of creating a strong Western script
  • Directing a modern Western whilst taking advantage of the genre’s vast legacy
  • How to make the genre’s distinct elements work for modern audiences

Watch the Trailer For The Ballad of Lefty Brown Here:

Starring Bill Pullman, Peter Fonda and Kathy Baker, a merciless cowboy sets out on a dangerous journey across the frontier, determined to do whatever it takes to avenge his longtime partner’s brutal murder.

Watch the Trailer For Dead Man’s Burden Here:

Tension and distrust rise to the surface when a man (Barlow Jacobs) who was presumed killed in the Civil War returns to New Mexico and opposes his sister’s (Clare Bowen) plan to sell the family homestead to a mining company.

About Jared Moshé:

Moshé marked his transition from accomplished producer to the director’s chair with his award-winning debut feature film Dead Man’s Burden, which Paste Magazine listed as 100 best Westerns of all time. His most recent feature, the Western The Ballad of Lefty Brownstars Bill Pullman, Kathy Baker, Jim Caviezel, Tommy Flanagan, and Peter Fonda. He is currently developing the sci-fi feature Aporia with JJ Abrams and Paramount Pictures.

Finding a Theme: A Workshop on Bringing Your Narrative Together

Join us as screenwriter and story design consultant, Rick Harvey walks you through the steps of writing a theme whilst exploring its importance and often-overlooked powers in this interactive workshop.

He will address the ins and outs of what themes are about and where they belong in the writing process. In particular, he will look at:

  • Theme as a unifying element of a narrative
  • Theme as a means of establishing an emotional engagement with a reader /
    audience
  • Theme as a means of establishing/connecting to a writer’s voice

Since this is a workshop, we advise you to bring along your own project to get the most out of this session.

Come along to this gem of an event, meet new people and get some insight into the ins and outs of successful theme writing.

About Rick Harvey:

Rick is a Cambridge-based screenwriter, story design consultant, lecturer and mentor.

Since attaining an MA Screenwriting & Research qualification from the London College of Communication in 2001, he has storylined for ‘Family Affairs’ (Talkback Thames/Channel 5), developed projects for Hewland International and Frenzy Films, written a slate of short films and spec features, mentored on First Light, Media Box and BFI projects and written and developed feature screenplays for EON Productions.

He was trained by the UK Film Council to devise, develop and deliver industry-standard courses on screenwriting and cross-platform story design, and he lectures regularly on various aspects of the writing process.

Rick is currently developing, ‘Beautiful Bodies’, an eight-part serial for TV, writing a Folk Horror feature narrative, Inheritance, and overseeing the MA in Filmmaking at Raindance.

Tickets Available:

  1. General Admission: This ticket is open to any non-member of IMIS.
  2. IMIS Member Ticket: Once logged in to the website, this allows the user the ability to attend the event for free. Limit one per person. No need to register for livestream.
  3. Livestream Ticket: This ticket allows you to watch the recording live and indefinitely afterwards. A link will be sent to you before the event.

The 88th Annual Awards Ceremony and Bernard Happé Lecture

Join us as celebrate the accomplishments and achievements of the industry at our 88th Annual Awards Ceremony and Bernard Happé Lecture at the Regent Street Cinema. Among the recipients for our awards are the creme de la creme of industry professionals. Our ceremony will be lead by former Sky News anchor woman and BBC television presenter Vivien Creegor.

Awards to Be Given:

ChEFF Award

Technical and Scientific Achievement Award

Outstanding Contribution to the Industry

President’s Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lady Doris and Sir Sydney Samuelson Award

The John Tompkins Natural History Award

Fellowships

Honorary Fellowships

About Vivien Creegor:

Vivien started her broadcasting career as a newsreader for BBC Radio 4. She then moved to BBC Television in Bristol fronting ‘Points West’, the local news show, for 5 years. There were also stints at TV Centre presenting the national lunchtime news and also co-hosting a travel series on BBC 2 called ‘Transit’.  She then joined the fledgling Sky News and stayed for 15 years as one of the main anchors, which was interspersed with chairing a number of conferences for the United Nations. She jumped ship in 2006 to go and live briefly in California, becoming a student at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.  Her main focus now is on acting, voiceovers and travel writing for ‘The Mail on Sunday’.

Before the annual awards we will have this year’s Bernard Happé Lecture focussing on the extraordinary coverage of the Royal Wedding. Andrew Cotton and Phil Layton from the BBC, will focus on the challenges faced in delivering the superb images from their 2018 trials of ultra HD high dynamic range TV.

The speakers will:

  • Talk about production workflows for UHD HDR recording of the Royal Wedding
  • Discuss how the workflows paved the way for their UHD coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and Wimbledon Centre Court on BBC iPlayer
  • Address the complexities of delivering live UHD over IP
  • Show highlights for demonstration throughout the lecture

About Andrew Cotton:

Andrew is a Principal Technologist within BBC R&D’s Broadcast & Connected Systems Section. He has a background in video compression and image processing. Andrew and his team work across the entire television acquisition, production, delivery and IP distribution chains, ensuring the technical integrity of BBC systems. Most recently their work has focused on high dynamic range TV, as Andrew is one of the developers of the Hybrid Log-Gamma HDR system. Andrew joined BBC Research in 1987 with a degree in Engineering Science. After seven years he left the BBC to work in industry for a leading broadcast equipment manufacturer, but returned to the BBC in 2002.

About Phil Layton:

Phil initially joined the BBC in 1983 and has worked on a wide variety of projects involving hardware, software and systems engineering. Since 1996 he has worked on all the major BBC digital TV projects across our joint ventures and third party platforms. As Head of the Broadcast & Connected Systems team within BBC R&D he is responsible for a workplan covering all aspects of content distribution over both traditional broadcast and IP platforms.