Staying Local

Thursday 4th July 2019, 9:30am - 10:30am BST

Showroom Cinema 4

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This panel asks what the place of local drama is in a world where the streaming giants are able to throw such huge resources at international stories? What is the value of local stories to audiences, what sorts of stories seem to punch through? What is the role of production value in that and how much does it need to cost? How does local production get funded in a time of SVoD disruption? What is the role of the new BFI Fund to ensure this content is produced? When would a local player see value in partnering with an SVoD? What are the pitfalls and opportunities in a partnership strategy?  Is there an opportunity for very local stories to become international hits? Does platform innovation provide a way through?

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