Article: WATCH: FAN Conversations #2: Developing sustainable programming models beyond the “mainstream”

Miss the latest FAN Conversation event? Watch it now on The Bigger Picture.

FAN Conversations delivers online discussions with FAN members and industry experts, on a range of topics that are relevant to the cinema exhibition sector in a challenging and changeable climate. The conversations are open to FAN members and the wider film and creative industries sector. Bringing together a panel of representatives from independent cinemas from across the UK, this FAN Conversation looked at programming strategies (in-venue and online) for diverse titles that might be perceived as being ‘risky’ or ‘too challenging’ in a context of shrinking resources, seismic shifts in film distribution models and an abundance of content to pick from.

It also explored what risk taking means to a range of FAN exhibitors and distributors working in different contexts with different operating models. There was also practice based insights on the highs and lows of offering audiences a diverse range of films and different approaches to growing the market for such films; from venue specific initiatives to UK wide festival led touring offers and umbrella initiatives such as MUBI Go and the FAN New Release support.

The session was chaired by Delphine Lievens, Senior Box Office Analyst and included guests Paul Gallagher, GFT Programme Manager, Bryony Forde, Theatrical Sales Director, Federica Pugliese, Programme & Marketing Manager, Catford Mews and Sonali Joshi, Day For Night.

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