This session takes a look at how to progress your career as a music video director through getting representation via being signed to a production and/or distribution company.
With a focus on those involved in the distribution and exhibition of music videos including Otis Bell (OB Management), Mikey Lavelle (Shameless), Dave Graham (Crossfire Productions) and Caroline Clayton.
The discussion evolved around these questions:
From the director's point of view:
Where do you start making a plan to get representation?
What do you do to get attention apart from writing to production companies?
If you are writing, how to do you get their attention?
How do you get representation if you're abroad and you want to pitch in the UK?
From the Production Company and Manager point of view:
Practically speaking, how interested can they be in new talent?
What do they want to see in reels? Do they want to see reels?
What's the difference between being represented by a production company and an agent?
From the commissioner point of view:
Are directors better off going direct to commissioners?
How do they find directors?
Film Crew & Editors