advance films is able to source trainers from an extensive pool of industry professionals, all with training and support experience. advance structures support, professional development and training to the clients needs.

David Pope has designed and delivered training and provided trainers for:

BFI, UK Film Council, BBC, British Council, CineMart Rotterdam Lab, Cannes Cinefondation, Media Business School, BAFTA, The Irish Film Academy, The Metropolitan Film School, London Film Academy, City University London, New Horizons Studio, Xingu Films, The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Edinburgh International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Lionhead Studios, UK Film Centre at Cannes Film Festival, Short Film Corner Cannes Film Festival, Film London, Irish Film Board, Screen Training Ireland and FIKE (Portugal), IPIFF (Romania) and Expresion en Corto (Mexico) film festivals.

David Pope previously held the position of CEO of the NPA (a national membership organisation for producers, directors and screenwriters) and Director of Education for New York Film Academy in London.

Recent recommendations:

“David is a first rate executive who is highly skilled in organising and delivering workshops, seminars and presentations. I would recommend him without reservation”

Paul Brett. Prescience Film Finance. (The King’s Speech, Bailout, Harry Brown)

“As Industry Development Manager for the BFI London Film Festival I have worked with David on a number of editions of the festival, firstly when he was CEO of the New Producers Alliance and latterly as head of advance films.

I have always appreciated David’s creative input into events we have done together as part of the festival’s industry programme. I can always rely on him to suggest areas of film making which require a new focus or which would benefit from re-visiting via a workshop or panel event.

David has a high degree of knowledge of the industry and the skills to put to this to good use. The festival is keen to offer training and development opportunities for its industry delegates especially those who are just entering the industry for the first time and David has always been very helpful and supportive of anything we do to realise this.

I would also praise his reliability in delivering events – there is never any doubt that when we work with David that there will be any problems in the organising and delivery of them. Furthermore, he also has a large pool of contacts in the industry which means we are able to draw on them to provide top level speakers and participants in anything we choose to do with him.

I would without hesitation recommend David and advance films as a valuable partner and collaborator.”

Nigel Cross. Industry Development Manager. BFI London Film Festival.

“David did a fabulous job for our festival! Such a professional in everything he does.”

Sarah Hoch. Directora Ejectutiva, Festival Int. De Cine de Guanajuato.

Please contact advance for discussion of your training and professional development needs.

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