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Samuel Ampah joins industry experts at Cannes Film Festival

At the recent Cannes Film Festival, Samuel Ampah, a Media Accountant at Alliotts LLP, was delighted to be invited to join other media industry experts on a panel to discuss the topic of film finance.   

15 Jun 2023

By Mary Kacigeras

The panel discussion, entitled “Demystifying Film Finance,” was hosted by We are UK Film and aimed to shed light on the complexities of securing and accessing film finance, both in the UK and on an international scale. This insightful conversation formed part of a broader series of events dedicated to celebrating Black Women in Film, and was introduced by Yolonda Brinkley from Diversity in Cannes.

The panel was expertly moderated by Ama Ampadu, Senior Production & Development Executive at the BFI. Alongside Samuel Ampah, speakers included Leanne Saunders, Head of Development and Production at the New Zealand Film Commission, Tamara Mariam Dawit, Creative Producer/Strategist at Gobez Media Inc, Patrick Schaaf, Head of Strategic Development/Communications at the Hessen Film Fund, and Diana C. Zollicoffer, a seasoned Producer.

WE ARE UK FILM serves as a unifying force, bringing together the national and regional film agencies, producers, and sales companies of the UK under one umbrella. Its primary objective is to provide transparent information about the exceptional locations, services, films, and talent that the UK has to offer. It proudly represents the UK Film Industry and fosters connections with partners on both a national and international scale.

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