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Calling the Shots: Starting Out

Two Short Nights

Wed 28 Nov 2018


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4pm - 5.30pm

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Calling the Shots: Starting Out

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Exeter Phoenix’s 17th annual Two Short Nights Film Festival is back with a diverse and exciting programme of screenings, workshops and events celebrating the world of short film. Enjoy incredible documentaries, stunning cinematography and exceptional storytelling with screenings of must-see films from around the world, alongside emerging local talent.

Calling the Shots: Starting Out

What does it take to make a business out of filmmaking? Should I be a company? Freelancer? Partnership? What about VAT and company registration? What insurance and legal documents will I need?

In this workshop, Bristol-based Calling the Shots will share their experience of becoming a production company and discuss the options open to aspiring creative artists and filmmakers

After working in TV as an editor and director Jeremy Routledge formed Calling the Shots with Steve Gear (already running his own company making community media films) and drama worker Lizzie Minnion in 1998.

Starting as a loose collective, Calling the Shots was an idea before it became a partnership and later a limited company. Over the years they have negotiated the rapids and shallows of the media industry, corporate video production and education sectors.

Calling the Shots have produced TV for ITV, BBC and Channel 4 and run talent development programmes like Random Acts for Arts Council England and a National Animation Camp for BFI Film Academy.


This year, Two Short Nights is introducing Festival Passes and Day Tickets, so you can explore more of the festival for less. 

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Venue: Exeter Phoenix, Workshop


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