BFI NETWORK Live x Polymath PR: PR for Filmmakers

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Join us for a moderated panel discussion about boosting your profile and film release using PR in the most effective way possible.

23 August 2020

On Thursday 27 August at 7.00PM (London), we'll be bringing you the latest in our BFI NETWORK live webinar series. This week, we feature a fantastic panel discussing PR for filmmakers, hosted by Tom Brumpton of Polymath PR. In this session, the moderated panel will inform independent filmmakers on the basics of PR, discuss how to develop their social media voice and stress the importance of utilising what's available to you in order to boost your release and your profile.

Since moving into PR from journalism in 2009, Tom Brumpton has had his work recognised by The Recording Academy (Grammy’s), and participated in lectures, events and Q&As for AMPAS, BAFTA Crews, The BFI Future Film Festival, NAMM, BBC Introducing and Sonic Visions. He has been a judge for the Heavy Music Awards since 2017, a member of BAFTA Crews since 2018 and a voting member of BIFA since 2020.

Joining Tom on the panel are the following contributors:

Hannah Maria – Digital Marketing Expert, Polymath PR
Sporting over ten years experience, Hannah has managed digital marketing campaigns for entertainment sites, government organisations, and television stars; utilising her knowledge of Marketing, PR & Social Media to drive reach and brand awareness. Hannah has provided workshops on social media and taken part in events and panels for AMPAS, The BFI Future Film Festival and Sonic Visions, and in 2019 was named a Judge for the Heavy Music Awards.

Catherine Lyn Scott – Public Relations Expert, London Flair PR
Almost 15 years ago entertainment publicist Catherine Lyn Scott founded London Flair PR in Los Angeles, a few years later she opened the London office. Working both sides of the Atlantic, she has helped clients achieve 14 Oscar nominations, three Academy Award wins and four BAFTA nominations. Her films have starred actors like the late Sir John Hurt, Melissa Leo, and Catherine Deneuve. Through London Flair PR, she creates publicity campaigns for actors like Billy Zane and Oscar-winner Rachel Shenton.

Michelle Koshman – Public Relations Expert, AMB Publicity
Michelle Koshman is a publicist to the Emmy Awards, and an Executive Producer of the Youth Oscars.  Working 20+ years in Film Production & Entertainment Branding, Ms. Koshman has worked to “turn brands into dollars” by revitalizing brands and accelerating growth from newest Millennial and Gen Z audiences. She has been successful in expanding the regional Emmy Awards brand, amplifying the Fashion Event scene at the Toronto International Film Festival, pioneering new media platforms at San Diego Comic-Con, and growing the Youth Oscars into a global brand.

Manori Ravindran – International Editor, Variety
Manori Ravindran is International Editor of Variety, based out of London, where she manages the global team of correspondents, in addition to reporting on the international film and TV markets. She was previously Editor of Television Business International magazine, and prior to that, International Editor of U.K. trade weekly Broadcast. She got her start in the industry at Realscreen magazine, where she served as news editor, covering the documentary and non-scripted market.

Tom Paton – Director/Writer, Mosley Studios
Tom is a National Film Award winning filmmaker, and the 2017 Screen International Genre Rising Star 2017 nominee and a regular on the Comic Con circuit. His first movie PANDORICA saw a large, worldwide release in early 2016. Since then, he’s gained a reputation for his ferocious work ethic. His latest film, G-LOG, was acquired by Lionsgate and stars Stephen Moyer, Casper Van Dien and John Rhys Davies. His next film, 400 BULLETS, marks the start of his collaboration with Steve Mosley at Mosley Studios.

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See you there!