10.02.2013 - Fredrik Bond, Yasemin Samdereli, moderated by Ben Gibson
Focusing on romantic comedies, comedies or action-driven films, this panel will focus on filmmakers that have found commercial success or acclaim with audiences. What are the secrets of making successful films people love and what are the pitfalls to avoid when developing and directing mainstream films?
Ben Gibson is the Director of the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). He was previously Director of Degree Programmes at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and Visiting Professor at Goldsmiths, University of London. From 2001 to 2014, he was Director of the London Film School. He is a former independent producer and was Head of Production at the British Film Institute from 1988 to 1998. He has produced films by Terence Davies, Derek Jarman and others. Before that he was a distributor, exhibitor, theatre director, film critic and journalist.