Executive Producer IPIFF5 Trainer

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Rebecca Knapp

Rebecca Knapp

Rebecca is an award-winning producer who has worked in film and television production on programmes ranging from drama to documentary to entertainment for over ten years

Since graduating with an honours Law degree from Edinburgh University (specialising in Media Law and Intellectual Property), she produced six short films which won over 24 International awards and were nominated for three BAFTAs. She associate produced the BAFTA nominated feature film ROLLIN’ WITH THE  NINES and produced POPCORN backed by Screen East and the UK Film Council.

Rebecca was integral in launching and Director of Programming/Commercial Director for Rapture Television plc (a youth based entertainment channel) for two years, executive producing over fifty hours of programming.

She was also Head of Production/Business Affairs for Bigger Pictures; and was a Producer and Head of Business Affairs for Framework Entertainment for several films which including International Co-productions, including the action/adventure film Prisoners of the Sun directed by the Oscar winning Roger Christian.

Rebecca has a slate of projects that she is currently developing with her company Braveheart Films.

Rebecca has also run the UK film distribution companies Spark Pictures and Route One Releasing where she structured and managed the release of several films with 100,000’s worth of P&A, which included the feature CLUBBED that was in the top five at HMV (the UK’s premier DVD retailer).

Rebecca has also consulted for both companies and individuals on areas ranging from distribution and sales strategy, career development, budgeting and scheduling, film finance, business planning, project packaging, company set up, film and television laws.

Rebecca has been lecturing in film production for past seven years on subjects such as business and financial planning, budgeting and scheduling, international co-production, short and feature film production, contracts and negotiations, setting up and running a production company, pitching, writing a successful funding application and film marketing.

Training clients and partners have included the UK Film Centre at the Cannes Film Festival, New Producers Alliance, City University London, National Film and Television School, London Film Academy, Insight, Focus West, Film London, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Times BFI London International Film Festival, Short Film Corner Cannes Film Festival and IPIFF Romania.

In 2007 she was a participant on the prestigious Inside Pictures program for Production Executives, run by Qwerty Films/CASS Business School.

Rebecca is a member of BAFTA, New Producer Alliance, Production Guild and ACE.

Vision Pictures este o organizaţie internaţională pentru dezvoltarea filmelor artistice susţinând realizatorii de film la nivel internaţional. Oferim laboratoare, workshopuri şi evenimente speciale pentru producători, scenarişti şi regizori. Vision oferă, de asemenea, consultanţă atât persoanelor individuale cât şi companiilor. Susţinem dezvoltarea filmelor de ficţiune, documentare şi a proiectelor cross media. Secţiunile de Laborator şi Workshop sunt realizate şi susţinute de practicanţi din domeniu cu o vastă experienţă. Multe dintre cursurile şi programele Vision sunt disponibile online.

Rebecca Knapp  
Producing Tutor