Deadline Nov 14 , 2018

Future Leaders in Distribution: leadership training for women in film

  • Owner: Birds' Eye View
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Age: 18+
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In response to the 2015 film workforce survey findings – only 20% of CEOs and directors in UK film distribution are female, compared to 47% of the workforce – Birds' Eye View is launching a third round of the Future Leaders in Distribution female leadership programme, supported by ScreenSkills using National Lottery funds awarded by the BFI as part of the Future Film Skills programme.

The course will comprise of 13 sessions across four months involving workshops, panels, peer networking, tailored mentoring, business coaching and a regional business trip for each individual participant. It is designed to fit into a full-time work schedule and consists of group sessions and solo sessions. It’s a blend of workshops, mentoring, networking and tailored coaching

This is a leadership training programme for women, those who identify as women across the spectrum: transgender, non-cisgender and non-binary, with more than seven years of film distribution experience and who have the ambition to run or own a distribution business or operate at a higher executive level.

Leadership exists at all levels in organisations and businesses. In order to operate as effective leaders, we need to feel comfortable in our own skins and to speak with confidence in our own authentic style. Leadership also involves understanding our skills and believing in our business so we can inspire and lead others. This is the only continued professional development programme designed to address the lack of women at the top of the UK distribution sector.

How to apply

Applications for the third Future Leaders Programme are now open. The fee is £650 (bursaries are available). Click Here To Apply

The deadline date for applications Wed 14th November 12pm. Enquiries should be emailed to Simone Glover: mail@birds-eye-view.co.uk.

Details

Before completing your application, please note: Future Leaders In Distribution is targeted at UK film distribution executives who have 7+ years’ experience – i.e. are established in the distribution sector and set on continuing in this sector.

Timeline
The course will comprise of 13 sessions across 4 months involving workshops, panels, peer networking, tailored mentoring, business coaching and a Reclaim The Frame regional business trip for each individual participant. It is designed to fit into a full-time work schedule and consists of group sessions and solo sessions. It's a blend of workshops, mentoring, networking and tailored coaching.

For more information please click the following links to download the provisional schedule for Future Leaders in Distribution (PDF), you must be available to attend all course sessions and have the signature of your line manager to confirm that you will be available for these dates. Please also carefully read the Application Guidelines (PDF)

Judging

Shortlisted applicants will be notified Thursday 15 November, and must be available for an in-person or Skype interview on Friday 16 November, between 10am-2.30pm and Monday 19 November, between 10am-1pm. Successful applicants will be notified on Tuesday 20 November 2018. If you are not contacted, it means your application has not been successful.