Industry events

As part of Cornwall Film Festival industry events, Cultivator is putting on a fun-filled day of inspiring talks and brilliant networking opportunities for people working in the television and film industries.

Cultivator media events are coordinated by Laura Giles, CFF Trustee and Digital and Design Creative Business Advisor

9.45-11.15: Sitcom roundtable with James Henry. 

James joined the writing team for Smack the Pony, (Talkback/Ch4), the Bafta award-winning comedy series Green Wing and Campus, and co-writing ITV sitcom The Delivery Man. He has written regularly for many animated childrens’ series, including Bob the Builder (Hit/BBC), Shaun the Sheep, Canimals (Aardman/BBC) and Hey Duggee for (StudioAKA/CBeebies), and is developing a number of original series, including counterfactual crime drama United Kingdoms for Headstrong Productions, and teen comedy/drama Rock for STV. He is currently writing for the Shaun the Sheep Movie Sequel.

NOTE Please register for this session ONLY if you have a sitcom idea or script in development by emailing as places will be limited.

11.30 – 13.00: Music for Screen with Connie Farr,ThinkSync Music

An overview of ‘sync’ opportunities for both musicians and filmmakers, including how to plan and execute a successful soundtrack for short film, features, TV, games and advertising from both perspectives and understanding the role a music supervisor can play.

13:00 – 14:00 Networking lunch

14.00 – 15.15 A career in TV drama with Phillippa Giles

Award-winning producer Phillippa Giles talks through her career creating high-quality television drama across a range of genres.

BAFTA and Emmy award-winning Executive Producer, Phillippa Giles, left the BBC after a 25-year career to set up Bandit as her own production label in March 2015, joining Endemol Shine UK. She was behind the Golden Globe-winning series Luther starring Idris Elba and long-running BBC1 procedural hit Silent Witness which she revamped with a new cast led by Emilia Fox. Phillippa has also won International awards for her adaptations ranging from Oranges Are not The Only Fruit to Our Mutual Friend, North and South, Jane Eyre and Emma all on the BBC. Her most recent productions have been Rillington Place starring Tim Roth for BBC1 and Delicious starring Dawn French for Sky One.

14:00 – 15:00 Working as a Wildlife Single Shooter

Nina Constable is an award-winning self-shooting AP, working around the world on a wide range of documentary projects. From conservation filmmaking to social documentary, Nina has a keen eye for filming and a talent for storytelling. Her client list includes the BBC, United Nations, The Wildlife & National Trust and many more conservation Charities, Trusts and Foundations.

15.45 – 17.30 Shorts to features: making the leap

BFI Network Talent Executive for the South West, Alice Cabanas, talks to filmmakers Dean Puckett (The Sermon), Natasha Price (The Ship), Georgia Goggin (We Love Moses) and Alex Kendall (No Pain Whatsoever) about their short film careers and their transition to feature films, and highlights public and private support available.

How do I book for Industry events ?

Register your attendance through Eventbrite. Tickets for each talk as well as the networking lunch can be booked separately.



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