goNORTH Festival Programme 2013

Day 1 Wednesday 5th June 2013

9:00am – 5:30pm
The Ironworks

Hit The Ground Running

Times: 9:00am – 5:30pm
Venue: The Ironworks
Speakers: Linda Fraser

If you want to break into film and television drama, then this is the course for you. This one day intensive training course consists of a series of practical exercises that will equip you with the knowledge, tools and experience to help you break into the industry. Devised and tutored by industry professionals, the course focuses on entry level positions in drama production and specifically the role of the Runner. It's very informal and a lot of fun too. This training is brought to you by a partnership of Screen Academy Scotland, a Creative Skillset Film and Media Academy, with ScreenHI and the goNORTH festival. Find out what it takes for you to Hit The Ground Running.

To find out more about the course and how to apply click here.

Linda Fraser

Linda FraserLinda Fraser

In 1997, Linda Produced the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award winning short, Swimming with the Tiger.  In the same year, she secured her first job as a runner on a film in Glasgow, and so began a successful career working mainly as a Production Co-ordinator on film and television dramas.

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9:00am – 5:30pm
BBC Inverness

Radio goNORTH

Times: 9:00am – 5:30pm
Venue: BBC Inverness
Speakers: Scan here to listen

Scan here to listen

Radio goNORTH returns this year from a hugely successful outing at last year’s festival. Trainee Producers have gone on to gain not only valuable industry experience but broadcast commissions as well as Radio goNORTH being nominated at this year’s Celtic Media Festival for The Kieran Hegarty Award for Innovation.  We’re taking 12 trainee Producers through an intensive 2 week training programme culminating in our live radio station, Radio goNORTH, broadcasting throughout the festival on Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th June, bringing our guest speakers, performers and filmmakers to a worldwide audience.  Listen to the station online at radiogonorth.com or scan the QR code from around the city to listen directly on your smartphone via wifi or 3G. The live stream is optimised, so listening to half and hour of Radio goNORTH will take up less data than watching a 3-minute YouTube clip by the same method. All content is available to download on demand at radiogonorth.com

BROADCASTING LIVE THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL
TUESDAY 4TH, WEDNESDAY 5TH AND THURSDAY 6TH JUNE
FROM OUR BASE AT BBC SCOTLAND, CULDUTHEL ROAD

If you’d like to be a guest on the shows,
please register your interest at the Information Desk in the Mercure Hotel when you pick up your delegate pass.

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10:00am – 11:15am
Caledonian Suite

Make-up and Hair in High Definition

Times: 10:00am – 11:15am
Venue: Caledonian Suite
Speakers: Fiona Harvey

With the advent of High Definition TV came new challenges for Make-up Artistes throughout the Film and TV industry.   What you could once ‘get away’ with is now no longer possible with clearer and sharper pictures shot on cameras that pick up every last spec of detail.   Learn how to cope with applying make-up in this brave new HD world.   We’ll have a live make-over screened with the latest HD cameras and the opportunity to try out for yourself.

Fiona Harvey, Make-Up and Hair Designer

Fiona has worked as a make-up and hair designer in the film and television industry working on Scottish stalwarts like Taggart and River City. She has experience in period and contemporary drama as well as shorts, commercials with her most recent prosthetic success being Neolithic man in the Cravendale advert.

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10:00am – 5:00pm
Mercure Hotel Foyer

One To Ones

Times: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Venue: Mercure Hotel Foyer
Speakers: HIE Digital and Broadband Team, Enterprise Europe, Media Antenna Scotland, Mark Leese, Ewen Macaulay

We have invited a range of creative industry professionals to attend this year's festival who can help you grow your business or develop your career in a range of areas with advice and guidance in these bookable one-to-one chats.  Depending how busy they are slots will range from 30 minutes to an hour so please email using the links below stating your preferred day (5th or 6th) and time.

 

HIE Digital & Broadband Team
The HIE Digital and Broadband team are here to help you get the most out of working online. So whether it's deciding which platform is right for you, syncing online profiles between devices, tweaking your privacy settings, finding new followers or anything inbetween, our expert advisors are here to help. Rene Looper will draw on his vast experience of helping clients get the most out of online channels and new technologies - from cutting edge social media targeting to Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and eCommerce.  Sian Jamieson works with Creative businesses and individuals across the Highlands and Islands, helping them choose the best online channels, integrate marketing strategies and reach new online audiences.  To book a slot click the relevant neame below to email.

Rene Looper
Sian Jamieson

 

Enterprise Europe

Enterprise Europe

Come and talk to us if you are looking to break into or expand your presence in Europe. We can help you find partners such as agents, suppliers or distributers. Additionally we can publish technology requests and offers in order to help you find partners who can solve technology problems or help develop or exploit an innovative product. You can either pre-book a meeting of approximately 40 minutes any time during the festival or drop in on the day to book a 1-2-1 or talk to them at their trade stand in the lower level of the Mercure Hotel, Church Street.

Meetings can be pre-booked direct by dropping them an emailwww.enterprise-europe-scotland.com

 

Media Antenna Scotland

MEDIA Antenna Scotland - Emma Valentine

The MEDIA Programme is a European Union fund for the film, TV and new media industries, offering funding, training and networking opportunities. MEDIA funds training courses, markets and festivals throughout Europe which are open to professionals. MEDIA funding includes funding for production companies, distribution, training courses, cinemas, markets and festivals.  Emma Valentine will be available for one to one meetins at goNORTH to offer information on the opportunities offered by the MEDIA Programme, a European Union fund for film, TV and new media. Emma will give advice on the programme's funding as well as European training courses, markets and festivals.  Book your slot with Emma by emailing us. http://www.mediadeskuk.eu/

 

 Mark Leese

Production Design Within Production with Mark Leese

Mark has an incredible breadth and depth of experience working as Production Designer on a wide range of projects from feature length films, shorts, television drama and theatre. His work notably includes This is England by Shane Meadows (BAFTA winner – best British Film), Magdalene Sisters by Peter Mullan (BAFTA nominated, Golden Lion winner-Best Film), and Steven Poliakoff’s Glorious 39, Joes Palace.  This is a rare opportunity to get a real insight into the Production Designer's world and pick the brains of one our countries most experienced Designers in industry today.  Mark will be able to explain any aspect of production design and how designers integrate with Producers, Directors and Writers to realise and bring to life their aspirations.  Mark's brain is available to be picked both Wednesday and Thursday of the festival, email your preferred time and book a chat now.

 

HIE Digital and Broadband Team

Ewen Macaulay, Intellectual Property Adviser, HIE

Choosing a name for a business or product? Developing a new product? Entering a new market? Collaborating with others? Protecting commercially sensitive information? Licensing your unique know-how or IP? No matter the size of an enterprise, understanding Intellectual Assets and Intellectual Property (IP) rights can protect the products and processes which make a company unique. Some businesses overlook IP entirely, while others don't realise how important it is to safeguard things like Trading Names (company, product or service) T or ®, website and associated domain names - Copyright © and IP ownership as well as the ownership of Intellectual Property created by employees and third parties working on your behalf.


 
Whatever area of Intellectual Property you are interested in - copyright, design, patents, trade marks, branding or product/service development - make sure you get the very best out of all of your assets.  Book and one to one chat with Ewen on Wednesday or Thursday of goNORTH anytime between 12 noon and 4.30pm by emailing him with your preferred date and time.

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10:00am – 4:00pm
Presidential Suite

Being Visible: Selling And Promoting

Times: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Venue: Presidential Suite
Speakers: Carol Sinclair, Donna Wilson, Marcus Wilson, Sian Jamieson, Merlin Planterose, Kirsteen Stewart, Sheena Kitchin, Patricia Niemann, Pamela Conacher, Tina Rose

One of the challenges for a maker or designer is reaching new customers and keeping connected, particularly when you live in a remote part of the country.  With practical advice, talks and discussion we will focus on how to keep visible both in the real world and online.  

Places are limited, please pre-book your place.

Carol Sinclair, Ceramicist, Cultural Enterprise Office Advisor

Carol Sinclair

Carol, a graduate of Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, has combined running her own ceramics practice with delivering business support and training for a range of cultural organisations for 23 years.

 

Donna Wilson, Designer, Donna Wilson

Donna Wilson

Donna set up her company in 2003 making odd knitted creatures.  Originally from Scotland, she now runs a studio in London making homewares and knitted accessories that are sold worldwide.

 

Marcus Wilson, Pooka.pro

Marcus Wilson

Marcus Wilson specialises in Open Source web technology and its use within charities, the cultural sector and creative businesses.  He creates compelling and immersive video and audio content for the web.

 

Sian Jamieson, Audience Development, HI~Arts

Sian Jamieson

Sian specialises in online, digital and social media marketing for the creative industries in the Highlands and Islands and North East of Scotland.  She also works with a range of cultural, creative and arts individuals and organisations as well as social enterprises and community groups.

 

Merlin Planterose, Jeweller

Merlin Planterose

After graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone in 2011, Merlin returned to her home near Ullapool in the north-west Highlands to set up her business as a jewellery designer and maker.

 

Kirsteen Stewart, Designer

Kirsteen Stewart

Kirsteen started her career studying Fashion Design & Surface Print at the University of Northumbria.  After returning to her home town of Kirkwall, she developed The Kirsteen Stewart collection of accessories and clothing.

 

Sheena Kitchin, Craft Tourism Manager, Craft Scotland

Sheena Kitchin

Sheena was Managing Director of Destination Scotland for 15 years, served on the Board of VisitScotland and has undertaken many consultancy projects including Food Tourism.  She hopes to help craft makers find market opportunities in tourism.

 

Patricia Niemann, Designer & Board Member, Applied Arts Scotland

Patricia Niemann

A trained goldsmith and designer, Patricia Niemann makes one-off objects and body adornment in studio glass, metals and textiles.  Main themes are the human body, funeral archaeology, theatre - and Caithness oddities.

 

Pamela Conacher, Talent Development Manager, Crafts, HI-Arts

Pamela Conacher

Pamela runs the HI~Arts Craft project, supporting maker development throughout the Highlands & Islands with a range of programmes including mentoring, showcasing and training.

 

Tina Rose, Consultant & Director, RIO

Tina Rose

Tina is a freelance consultant, writer, curator and PR and marketing specialist.  Her company Really Interesting Objects engages people with quality craft through publishing and creative productions

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10:00am – 4:00pm
Congress Suite

Object Photography with Shannon Tofts

Times: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Venue: Congress Suite
Speakers: Shannon Tofts

High Quality photography allows you to promote your work effectively; designer makers have been invited to apply for 6 photo shoots with leading object photographer, Shannon Tofts.  Further details available here.

Shannon Tofts, Photographer

Shannon Tofts

Shannon documents people, finished pieces and projects through photography or film, working either in his studio or on location.  The high quality images are memorable and the product of years of experience.

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10:30am – 5:00pm
Ambassador Suite

Film Showcasing

Times: 10:30am – 5:00pm
Venue: Ambassador Suite

This year we had an Open Call for Submissions for films of any genre with a running time of up to 20 mins, extreme sports with no duration and we have a selection of specially curated films to complement our conference programme. Final list of films can be seen here. The full screening schedule for the cinema is now available here.

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11:30am – 1:30pm
Caledonian Suite

Digital Workflow and Technology (incl lunch at 12.45pm)

Times: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Venue: Caledonian Suite
Speakers: Joanna Dewar Gibb, Jim Allison, Calum Weir, Wendy Griffin, Maria Hannah

Digital Workflow can be complicated and fairly daunting for the filmmaker.  The process impacts on all departments including camera, sound, editing, visual effects, production management and post.  If you capture on digital, how exactly do deliver it, and in the format required by your funders and broadcasters. We sketch out the where, when, why and how it's all planned, scheduled, budgeted and delivered.

Joanna Dewar Gibb, Business Manager, Artem Ltd (Scotland)

Joanna Dewar Gibb

Joanna has worked extensively in film and television production, project management and business development within production companies, facilities and media development organisations.  Currently, she is Business Manager of Artem Ltd’s Scottish branch that she established in Glasgow in 2006.  Joanna is a founding member of Screen Facilities Scotland, a new trade body that co-ordinates, promotes and lobbies on behalf of Scottish facility companies.

Jim Allison, Online Editor

Jim Allison

Jim Allison started with BBC as an engineer, in studios, Telecine, VTR, and OBs moving to post production as an engineer/editor.  He was senior editor until 1994 when he established his post production company in Glasgow, selling the company in 2012 to work as a freelance editor/colourist/consultant and an Avid-Authorised-Trainer.

Wendy Griffin, Producer

Wendy Griffin

Wendy has worked for nearly 20 years as a line producer in both film and television. Wendy’s CV includes Oscar winner Andrea Arnold’s debut feature Red Road; Morag Mackinnon’s BAFTA nominated comedy-drama Donkeys; Annie Griffin’s BAFTA winning black-comedy Festival; David Mackenzie’s BAFTA Nominated upbeat indie rom-com You Instead; and Colm McCarthy’s low budget horror Outcast plus many television drama and comedy projects such as Pramface. She has now moved more into Creative Producing having produced Caroline Paterson and Stuart David’s Wasted which screened at EIFF, Karlovy Vary, Seville, Brothers Manaki and Bergen film festivals. More recently Wendy co-produced the indie romcom feature film Not Another Happy Ending with Claire Mundell. Not Another Happy Ending has been chosen to close the EIFF this year. Wendy  has several projects in development.

Calum Weir, Camera Technician

Calum graduated from the Digital Film and Television degree course at RSAMD in 2008.  He is an experienced DIT having worked on films, commercials & TV. He is currently employed at Visual Impact Scotland based in Glasgow.

Maria Hannah, Post Production Producer, The Hive

Maria Hannah

After successful periods in post production in France and London, Maria has been tempted back to Glasgow to head up the team at The Hive. What Maria doesn't know about tailoring editing and audio to create seamless workflow isn't worth knowing - post-production is her sixth sense. A devotee of folk instruments like the ukulele and banjo, Maria's zeal flies in the face of expert opinion; Billy Connolly deemed her banjo unplayable. Oh well…

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11:30am – 1:30pm
Inverness Suite

SMIA: Inside The Scottish Album of the Year Award

Times: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Venue: Inverness Suite

As part of this year’s goNORTH conference, the SMIA will be hosting a seminar discussing the challenges of developing The SAY Award.  With 100 nominators, twenty albums, eight artists, four sponsorship partners, two media partners, two judging panels,  filming of over a dozen live sessions, an art exhibition and an award ceremony to organise and oversee, The SAY Award has rapidly developed into a hugely complex initiative. We will be available to answer questions and discuss the challenges, pitfalls and highlights of The SAY Award’s story so far...

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11:30am – 12:30pm
Senate Suite

Drowning in Platforms

Times: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: Senate Suite
Speakers: Vic Galloway, Bjorn Sandberg, Adam Lewis, Kate Wilson, Ally McCrae

Vic Galloway

We know online marketing and social media are important, but are drowned in platform options.  What is best for me and how do I reach my audience more effectively?

This session is in association with HIE Digital and Broadband.

Moderator: Vic Galloway

Bjorn Sandberg, KILTR Community Manager

Bjorn Sandberg

Bjorn has over 10 years experience in the creative and digital industries. Bjorn began his career as a content creator for Triptych/The Tennent's Mutual at marketing agency Betterdays. Since then, Bjorn has worked for Scotland fastest growing social media platform, KILTR, who launch their ground breaking new platform Version 2 in Glasgow later this month. Bjorn is also a Co Director at record label/management company We Can Still Picnic which boasts an impressive roster including goNORTH performers Casual Sex.

Adam Lewis, Co-founder, Planetary Group

Adam Lewis co-founded The Planetary Group in 1996.  The company is an artist development firm, specialising in targeted publicity and radio campaigns.  The company has headquarters in Los Angeles and Boston.

Kate Wilson, Managing Director, Nosy Crow

Kate Wilson

Kate has held senior management roles in publishing including MD of Macmillan Children’s Books.  Nosy Crow publish quality children’s books.  They make highly interactive apps for tablets, smart phones and other touchscreen devices, specially created to tell stories to children in new and engaging ways.  IPG Children's Publisher of the Year.

Ally McCrae, Presenter, BBC Introducing

Ally McCrae

Ally McCrae is a radio DJ best known for presenting the BBC Introducing show on BBC Radio 1 with Jen Long. His career in the industry began at Stirling University where he ran their student station Air3 and he previously presented BBC Introducing in Scotland. He is also the co-creator of Detour Scotland, an online video blog which has developed into a key promotional outlet for new new Scottish artists.

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12:30pm – 12:30pm
Inverness Suite

Meet the Publishers

Times: 12:30pm – 12:30pm
Venue: Inverness Suite
Speakers: Allan McGowan, Blair McDonald, Si Paul, Steve Farris

This panel will look at the multi-faceted landscape of music publishing. Bringing together a range of perspectives, the session will give attendees a broader understanding of the current and future aspects of one of the industry's key revenue drivers. There will be a particular focus on how new artistes can better exploit business opportunities in this space.

Moderator: Allan McGowan, Editor, VIP News

Allan McGowan

Allan has some thirty years of experience in the advertising, music and entertainment industries. He has worked in record retail, as a concert promoter, artist manager and booking agent for companies including Chrysalis and Virgin. At present he is News Editor for Vip News, an on-line data and news service for the live music industry.

Blair McDonald, Partner, Nettwerk Music Group

Blair McDonald

Blair is responsible for the overall management of Nettwerk's publishing business from creative to administrative. He previously spent seven years at Virgin Music Publishing, seven years as Managing Director at Sony/ATV Music, three years as Managing Director of Columbia Records and two years running his own label and publishing company.

Si Paul, Writer/ Producer, Notting Hill Music Group

Si Paul

Si has over 20 years of music business experience, as a record producer/writer, DJ and re-mixer. At present Si holds the position of CEO at Hookline & Singer Music, an affiliate publishing division of Notting Hill Music Group as well as Marketing Director and booker for Miami Nightclub here in Inverness.

Steve Farris, Managing Director, Polar Patrol Publishing

Steve Farris

Steve is Managing Director of Polar Patrol Publishing, set up by members of Snow Patrol. From his teenage years doing lights for The Levellers to A&R assistant at EMI then A&R manager at Sony/ATV, Steve signed Snow Patrol and Belle & Sebastian to their first publishing deals.

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1:30pm – 3:00pm
Senate Suite

Trends - Children's Writing And Publishing

Times: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Venue: Senate Suite
Speakers: Kathryn Ross

This session will focus on market trends for children's books and the type of children's books publishers are now looking for - especially the mid-age ranges.   

Kathryn Ross, Partner, Fraser Ross Associates Literary Agency

Kathryn Ross

Kathryn Ross and Lindsey Fraser formed Fraser Ross Associates in 2002, after running the Scottish Book Trust for ten years.  Kathryn has been on the judging panel of a number of prestigious literary prizes, and is in demand as a reviewer of children’s books, and has edited a number of anthologies.

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1:45pm – 3:00pm
Caledonian Suite

Production Management - What is it and why is it essential?

Times: 1:45pm – 3:00pm
Venue: Caledonian Suite
Speakers: Lucy Conway, Wendy Griffin, Catrina Luna

Production Management is the domain of the Production Manager and the Production Accountant. They ensure productions run smoothly, meet deadlines and most importantly stay within budget.  H&S, Call Sheets, Progress Reports, Shooting Schedules and all aspects of the daily shoot, complying with work conditions and regulations and legal requirements are just a few of things Producers rely on PM and PAs for.  Come and learn how to run a smooth shoot.

Lucy Conway, Arts and Creative Media Producer

Lucy Conway

Based on the Isle of Eigg Lucy is currently developing a new workshop space for local and visiting artists called Eigg Box, recent projects have included a stint presenting for BBC Scotland, co-ordinating a multi-media touring production and delivering social media training.

Wendy Griffin, Producer and Production Manager

Wendy Griffin

Wendy is a freelance Produce and Line Producer and has worked on many feature films including Red Road, Citadel, Outcast as well as television series like Pramface.  She has just completed a feature film with Synchronicyt Films called Not Another Happy Ending starring Dr Who’s Karen Gillan.

Catrina Luna, Production Accountant

Catrina is a freelance production accountant.  She worked at STV from 1998-2001, and since then has specialised mainly in TV dramas and feature films.  Most recently, she worked on the theatrical documentary ‘A Story of Children and Film’ by Mark Cousins, which was the only Scottish-produced movie in the official selection at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

 

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2:15pm – 3:15pm
Inverness Suite

Born To Be Wide: International Booking Agents

Times: 2:15pm – 3:15pm
Venue: Inverness Suite
Speakers: Olaf Furniss, Doug Johnson, Emma Hogan, Hilde Spille, Lisa Whytock

Olaf Furniss

Getting a booking agent is the holy grail for emerging acts eager to go on tour and play festivals. But what should artists be considering before signing with an agency and what can they reasonably expect from their representative?  This international panel brings together agents from both the UK and abroad to look at how they differ, and what they have in common.

Moderator: Olaf Furniss, Born to be Wide

Doug Johnson, Talent Buyer, Summerfest

Doug Johnson

Doug's career spans 25 years, working as an artist manager, A&R to producing large-scale events and festivals. Today Doug is a music consultant / talent buyer for Summerfest – an 11 day music festival in Milwaukee, WI, with an attendance of over 900,000, the highest attended music festival in the USA.

Emma Hogan, Booking Agent, ITB

Emma Hogan

Emma works for ITB, one of the world’s largest booking agencies responsible for the live bookings of superstars like Neil Young and Bob Dylan to Mumford & Sons, Biffy Clyro and Rage Against The Machine. Emma has a growing roster of talent including Dry the River and Scotland’s My Latest Novel.

Hilde Spille, Partner/ Booking Agent, Paperclip Agency

Hilde Spille

Hilde became a partner of the Paperclip Agency in 1995 alongside founder Rob Berends. Based in Netherlands, the core business is as a European booking agency and as Dutch promoters. In addition, the agency is the exclusive bookers for the Conincx Pop Festival and handles the administrative affairs for Network Europe.

Lisa Whytock, Director, Active Events

Lisa is the Director of Active Events, based in Scotland they represent artists internationally and have been working the UK, European and Australasian touring circuits for 23 years. Active produces Showcase Scotland at Celtic Connections and represents acts including Breabach, Luka Bloom, Capercaillie and Session A9, working in association with Playpen Agency.

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3:15pm – 4:30pm
Caledonian Suite

Building Bridges - Collaborative Adventures in Film and Music Producing

Times: 3:15pm – 4:30pm
Venue: Caledonian Suite
Speakers: Louise Scott, Lucinda Broadbent, Mary Ann Kennedy

How did a BBC ALBA documentary commission turn into a feature doc, an international TV programme - and an album showcasing a stellar line up of Scottish and Canadian musical talent? An Drochaid / The Bridge Rising is not just a story about the battle against the Skye bridge tolls, it’s a tale of international co-production … and breaking new ground.

There will be a screening of The Bridge Rising on Thursday 6th June at 4pm on the Cinema, Ambassador Suite.

Louise Scott, Producer, media co-op

Louise Scott

Louise is an award-winning Producer and a co-founder of media co-op, a production company making documentaries for UK and international audiences; and digital content for charities, co-operatives and the public sector. 

Mary Ann Kennedy, Music Producer, Watercolour Music

Mary Ann Kennedy

Mary Ann Kennedy is an award-winning musician, writer, producer and broadcaster. With Nick Turner, she runs Watercolour Music’s creative and recording facilities. Currently Musician-in-Residence at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Mary Ann is leading the Scottish-Canadian music team from An Drochaid in a major commission for the 2014 PRSF New Music Biennial.

Lucinda Broadbent, Executive Producer, media co-op

Lucinda Broadbent

A co-founder of media co-op, Lucinda spent 15 years as a freelance Director and Exec Producer of human rights documentaries for BBC and Channel 4.  Lucinda was a Skillset Careers Advisor in Inverness and other cities, and she tutors documentary pitching in Europe and the Middle East.

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3:30pm – 4:30pm
Inverness Suite

The 10 Rules of Successful Music Placement in Television

Times: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Venue: Inverness Suite
Speakers: Mark Gordon, Adrian Cooke, James Warbuton, Simon Pursehouse

Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon

Mark founded Score Draw Music nearly 10 years ago, providing music and scores for a range of global clients from international brands to major television networks, covering everything from drama and sport to children’s television. Other services include music clearances / supervision, voice-over recording to ADR and sound design.

Adrian Cooke

Adrian Cooke

Adrain is founder and Director of Portmanteau – a music licensing agency representing various record labels, publishers and artists from the UK and mainland Europe and placing their music in audio-visual productions globally. Recent placements include the Star Wars Kinect game for Xbox, trailer for Fast & Furious 5 and HBO TV series True Blood.

James Warburton

James Warbuton

James is a music supervisor and composer at Lime Pictures, who work within three distinct genres: children’s, youth drama and reality drama. James has placed music on Geordie Shore, TOWIE and House of Anubis and currently works on Hollyoaks, subsequently placing over 40 minutes of music on UK TV each week and contributes to the BBC ‘Sound of’ Poll.

Simon Pursehouse

Simon Pursehouse

Simon is the Director of Music services at independent music publisher Sentric Music where he drives the sync side of the business overseeing music being placed in TV, movies and adverts worldwide. Sentric’s catalogue is currently featured on a daily basis on shows such as Hollyoaks, Skins and Made In Chelsea.

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3:30pm – 5:00pm
Senate Suite

Reading The Future

Times: 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Venue: Senate Suite
Speakers: Kate Wilson

Kate Wilson introduces the work of digital pioneering company, Nosy Crow, IPG Children's Publisher of the Year; publishers of high-quality books for children aged 0 to 14 years and innovative makers of multimedia, interactive apps for tablets, smart phones and other touchscreen devices, specially created to tell stories to children in new and engaging ways. In the session Kate Wilson will also look at the future of children's books, reading and digital developments for the children's entertainment market.

Kate Wilson, Managing Director, Nosy Crow

Kate Wilson

Kate Wilson has 25 years’ publishing experience, mainly in children’s books.  She has held senior management roles in publishing including MD of Macmillan Children’s Books and Group MD of Scholastic UK Ltd.  Nosy Crow is a new, independent company, publishing children’s books and apps.  She cares about good books, design, literacy and technology.

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4:45pm – 6:00pm
Caledonian Suite

BAFTA Masterclass: Directing With Mat Whitecross

Times: 4:45pm – 6:00pm
Venue: Caledonian Suite
Speakers: Alan de Pellette, Mat Whitecross

Join Mat while he discusses his diverse directing credits and how he has managed to seamlessly move between multi platforms, from TV, music video, feature films and documentaries.  Mat will share his creative practices with the audience.

There will be a screening on Spike Island on Wednesday 5th June at 8pm in the cinema, Ambassador Suite

Alan de Pellette, Director, BAFTA Scotland

Alan de Pellette

Alan de Pellette is a writer/director from Glasgow who began his career aged 18 as a music writer for Melody Maker and The Sunday Times.  He interviewed most bands from the Britpop era before moving into radio, where he created the long running BBC football comedy, Off The Ball. He worked in comedy for several years, helping to create the two most popular TV shows in his native Scotland, Chewin’ The Fat and Still Game.  Alan has also been awarded for his Drama Directing.  Out with his own work, Alan has been a prominent elected committee member of BAFTA Scotland since 2010 and is currently Acting Director, passionate and active in furthering the profile, ambition and promotion of the screen industries in Scotland. 

Mat Whitecross, Director

Mat Whitecross

Mat Whitecross' first feature film The Road to Guantanamo, which he co-directed with Michael Winterbottom, won them Best Director at the Berlin Film Festival in 2006.  2010 year saw the release of his second feature, the mesmerising Sex & Drugs & Rock & Rollstarring Andy Serkis and Naomie Harris, which picked up several BAFTA nominations. Alongside his feature films he has begun to direct commercials for clients such as O2 and Adidas and has an impressive music video credit list, including several music videos for Coldplay, Take That and The Magic Numbers.

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4:45pm – 5:30pm
Inverness Suite

Rab Noakes in Conversation with Gary Clark

Times: 4:45pm – 5:30pm
Venue: Inverness Suite
Speakers: Rab Noakes, Gary Clark

Two of Scotland's most respected songwriters come together for what's sure to be an inspiring and entertaining close to day one of the conference.

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6:00pm – 6:00pm
The Townhouse

HIE Opening Reception

Times: 6:00pm – 6:00pm
Venue: The Townhouse

Come along for some light nibbles and drinks where you get to network with other delegates and speakers in an informal and relaxed environment. We might have some entertainment for you too!

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8:00pm – 1:00am
Various Venues

Music Showcasing

Times: 8:00pm – 1:00am
Venue: Various Venues

This years showcase schedule is available for download here.  All the venues are within close walking distance, which makes this festival showcase really accessible to our visiting music lovers.

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8:00pm – 10:00pm
Ambassador Suite

Film Screening - Spike Island

Times: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Venue: Ambassador Suite

A rising indie band travels to Spike Island, Cheshire, in May of 1990 to see The Stone Roses. 

Director: Mat Whitecross

Cast: Elliott Tittensor, Nico Mirallegro, Jordan Murphy, Adam Long and Olivia Heald

Screening in association with our BAFTA Masterclass: Directing with Mat Whitecross, 4.45pm – 6pm Wednesday 5th June.  

Due to Distribution issues we are going to be unable to screen Spike Island.   Sorry for any disappointment.

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Day 2 Thursday 6th June 2013

9:00am – 5:30pm
BBC Inverness

Radio goNORTH

Times: 9:00am – 5:30pm
Venue: BBC Inverness
Speakers: Scan here to listen

Scan here to listen

Radio goNORTH returns this year from a hugely successful outing at last year’s festival. Trainee Producers have gone on to gain not only valuable industry experience but broadcast commissions as well as Radio goNORTH being nominated at this year’s Celtic Media Festival for The Kieran Hegarty Award for Innovation.  We’re taking 12 trainee Producers through an intensive 2 week training programme culminating in our live radio station, Radio goNORTH, broadcasting throughout the festival on Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th June, bringing our guest speakers, performers and filmmakers to a worldwide audience.  Listen to the station online at radiogonorth.com or scan the QR code from around the city to listen directly on your smartphone via wifi or 3G. The live stream is optimised, so listening to half and hour of Radio goNORTH will take up less data than watching a 3-minute YouTube clip by the same method. All content is available to download on demand at radiogonorth.com

BROADCASTING LIVE THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL
TUESDAY 4TH, WEDNESDAY 5TH AND THURSDAY 6TH JUNE
FROM OUR BASE AT BBC SCOTLAND, CULDUTHEL ROAD

If you’d like to be a guest on the shows,
please register your interest at the Information Desk in the Mercure Hotel when you pick up your delegate pass.

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12:00am – 12:00am
Mercure Hotel Foyer

One To Ones

Times: 12:00am – 12:00am
Venue: Mercure Hotel Foyer

We have invited a range of creative industry professionals to attend this year's festival who can help you grow your business or develop your career in a range of areas with advice and guidance in these bookable one-to-one chats.  Depending how busy they are slots will range from 30 minutes to an hour so please email using the links below stating your preferred day (5th or 6th) and time.

HIE Digital & Broadband Team
The HIE Digital and Broadband team are here to help you get the most out of working online. So whether it's deciding which platform is right for you, syncing online profiles between devices, tweaking your privacy settings, finding new followers or anything inbetween, our expert advisors are here to help. Rene Looper will draw on his vast experience of helping clients get the most out of online channels and new technologies - from cutting edge social media targeting to Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and eCommerce.  Sian Jamieson works with Creative businesses and individuals across the Highlands and Islands, helping them choose the best online channels, integrate marketing strategies and reach new online audiences.  To book a slot click the relevant neame below to email.

Rene Looper
Sian Jamieson

Enterprise Europe
Come and talk to us if you are looking to break into or expand your presence in Europe. We can help you find partners such as agents, suppliers or distributers. Additionally we can publish technology requests and offers in order to help you find partners who can solve technology problems or help develop or exploit an innovative product. You can either pre-book a meeting of approximately 40 minutes any time during the festival or drop in on the day to book a 1-2-1 or talk to them at their trade stand in the lower level of the Mercure Hotel, Church Street.
Meetings can be pre-booked direct by dropping them an emailwww.enterprise-europe-scotland.com

MEDIA Antenna Scotland - Emma Valentine
The MEDIA Programme is a European Union fund for the film, TV and new media industries, offering funding, training and networking opportunities. MEDIA funds training courses, markets and festivals throughout Europe which are open to professionals. MEDIA funding includes funding for production companies, distribution, training courses, cinemas, markets and festivals.  Emma Valentine will be available for one to one meetins at goNORTH to offer information on the opportunities offered by the MEDIA Programme, a European Union fund for film, TV and new media. Emma will give advice on the programme's funding as well as European training courses, markets and festivals.  Book your slot with Emma by emailing ushttp://www.mediadeskuk.eu/

Production Design Within Production with Mark Leese
Mark has an incredible breadth and depth of experience working as Production Designer on a wide range of projects from feature length films, shorts, television drama and theatre. His work notably includes This is England by Shane Meadows (BAFTA winner – best British Film), Magdalene Sisters by Peter Mullan (BAFTA nominated, Golden Lion winner-Best Film), and Steven Poliakoff’s Glorious 39, Joes Palace.  This is a rare opportunity to get a real insight into the Production Designer's world and pick the brains of one our countries most experienced Designers in industry today.  Mark will be able to explain any aspect of production design and how designers integrate with Producers, Directors and Writers to realise and bring to life their aspirations.  Mark's brain is available to be picked both Wednesday and Thursday of the festival, email your preferred time and book a chat now.

Ewen Macaulay, Intellectual Property Adviser, HIE
Choosing a name for a business or product? Developing a new product? Entering a new market? Collaborating with others? Protecting commercially sensitive information? Licensing your unique know-how or IP? No matter the size of an enterprise, understanding Intellectual Assets and Intellectual Property (IP) rights can protect the products and processes which make a company unique. Some businesses overlook IP entirely, while others don't realise how important it is to safeguard things like Trading Names (company, product or service) T or ®, website and associated domain names - Copyright © and IP ownership as well as the ownership of Intellectual Property created by employees and third parties working on your behalf.
 
Whatever area of Intellectual Property you are interested in - copyright, design, patents, trade marks, branding or product/service development - make sure you get the very best out of all of your assets.  Book and one to one chat with Ewen on Wednesday or Thursday of goNORTH anytime between 12 noon and 4.30pm by emailing him with your preferred date and time.
 

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9:30am – 1:30pm
Presidential Suite

Design and Trends

Times: 9:30am – 1:30pm
Venue: Presidential Suite
Speakers: Anne Ritchie

Anne Ritchie will deliver a Trend workshop for Autumn/Winter 2014.  Designed specifically for design, textile and fashion companies, Anne will discuss interior, retail and lifestyle trends as well as colour, design and product trends.

Anne Ritchie, Consultant, Anne Ritchie Consultancy Ltd

Anne Ritchie

Anne has over 30 years experience in the textile and design industries with extensive knowledge and understanding of the challenges faced by the design sector. She has experience of the Highlands & Islands design community, having for many years delivered trend presentations and One-to-One sessions to design businesses throughout the region.

If you want to book onto this session please book here.

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10:30am – 5:00pm
Ambassador Suite

Film Showcasing

Times: 10:30am – 5:00pm
Venue: Ambassador Suite

This year we had an Open Call for Submissions for films of any genre with a running time of up to 20 mins, extreme sports with no duration and we have a selection of specially curated films to complement our conference programme. Final list of films can be seen here. The full screening schedule for the cinema is now available here.

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11:30am – 1:30pm
Caledonian Suite

Ethical Micro Budget Filmmaking (incl lunch at 12.45pm)

Times: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Venue: Caledonian Suite
Speakers: Inge Sørensen, David Griffith, Shian Holt, Dale Corlett

Director David Griffith and Producer Inge Sørensen talk about the making of the Tartan-noir thriller, Timelock.  How do you write and produce a feature film for less than £50K without exploiting cast and crew?  What are the creative constraints and production pitfalls?  Joining them are GMAC Films who help professional filmmakers and new entrants get into the film industry.

The UK Premier of Timelock will take place on Thursday 6th June at 8pm in the Cinema, Ambassador Suite, Mercure

Inge Sørensen, Producer/Research Fellow

Inge Sørensen

Inge Ejbye Sørensen is the producer of the feature film Timelock and has worked for a decade as an award-winning Producer of documentaries and factual programmes for Channel 4, BBC Scotland and STV. Inge is a Research Fellow in Digital Economy and Culture at CCPR at University of Glasgow.

David Griffith, Writer and Director

David Griffith

David Griffith is a writer, director and screenwriting tutor.  He has written and consulted on numerous feature screenplays, including ‘Hard Core Logo’, ‘Hard Core Logo II’ and ‘Pontypool’.  Tartan-noir thriller ‘Timelock’ (www.timelockthemovie.com) represents his feature directing debut and was written for production on a micro-budget without exploiting cast and crew. 

Shian Holt, Business Manager, GMAC Films

Shian Holt

Shian is GMAC's Business Manager with over 10 years experience as a Production Manager in Drama, Factual and Animation Production.  She also produced the New Talent BAFTA award winning animated short 'The Finger Trap'.

Dale Corlett, Director, GMAC Films

Dale Corlett

Dale has had extensive experience as a director, writer and producer both in the UK and in his native New Zealand.  His directing credits include theatre, film and music promos.   In 2004 he took up the position of Creative Director of GMAC Film where he is responsible for securing finance, producing commissioned films and developing new programmes.

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11:30am – 12:30pm
Inverness Suite

Born To Be Wide: A&R Development

Times: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: Inverness Suite
Speakers: Olaf Furniss, Brian Hetherman, Jane Third, Matthew Young, Pip Newby, Robert Hicks

Olaf Furniss

For many years A&R managers were regarded as the gatekeepers to fame and fortune, attracting acts with huge advances and occasionally guiding them to success. But as many of the world’s biggest stars rely on hits written by songwriters/composers, and labels have fewer resources to nurture talent, how is the role changing? Are publishing A&Rs becoming more important, are artists expected to be more 'market ready' and who is taking the lead in developing acts?

Moderator: Olaf Furniss, Born to be Wide

Brian Hetherman, Director, Curve Music

Brian Hetherman

Brian became the youngest Director of A&R for MCA Records and head of MCA Music Publishing after a number of years at Canadian indie label Duke Street Records.  Brian founded Cerberus Artist Management and Curve Music, is President of the Music Managers Forum in Canada and Vice Chair on the IMMF Board.

Jane Third, VP Because UK, Because Music

Jane Third

Jane’s career in the industry began at the age of 19 working in Artist Relations at Universal. She moved to Because Music in 2006, going on to sign Metronomy with label owner Emmanuel Deburetel. As their UK roster developed (Erol Alkan, Connan Mockasin, Django Django), she took over as Head of Marketing and A&R running marketing campaigns for international acts including Justice and Charlotte Gainsbourg. She became Vice President of Because UK in 2012.

Matthew Young, Owner, Song, by Toad Records

Matthew Young

An international mongrel who accidentally washed up in Edinburgh nearly seven years ago, Matthew recently abandoned a perfectly respectable career as a design engineer to run Song, by Toad Records full-time. The label is actually an off-shoot of Song, by Toad, a music blog he has been writing since 2004, which slowly expanded to include regular weekly podcasts, video sessions, a radio show, gig nights and, in 2008, the label. 

Pip Newby, A&R Manager, PIAS

Pip Newby

Pip is A&R manager for [PIAS] Recordings, working out of the London office. Pip signs and develops acts for [PIAS]’s two in-house labels, Play It Again Sam and Different Recordings. Acts signed to [PIAS] include Editors, Young Guns, Ghostpoet, Lord Huron and Arcane Roots. Pip joined the company in 2011, having previously worked as A&R scout for Atlantic Records and run his own label and music consultancy Friends Vs Records.

Robert Hicks, Director, Ironworks Group/ Middle of Nowhere Recordings

Instrumental in founding Rock Ness, Loopallu, and establishing Belladrum as a key fixture on the festival calendar, Robert Hicks has been at the vanguard of Scotland’s live sector for over 12 years- including being a partner in the Ironworks Venue in Inverness. Adding a management strand to his business in 2010 to represent acclaimed singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni, this development has naturally led to the launch of his own label with Rachel, Middle of Nowhere Recordings.

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12:30pm – 2:00pm
Senate Suite

Digital Trends

Times: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Senate Suite
Speakers: Kate Wilson, Neil Cartwright, Daniel Savage, Mary McGowne, Kate Wilson, Ernesto Elias

 

Kate Wilson

What are the trends, what is the future and what is ‘cutting edge’? Digital activity sits at the heart of much of our lives, but how do we identify the trends and changes that will keep a business ahead of the game.

This session is in association with HIE Digital and Broadband.

Neil Cartwright, MD, Million Media

MD of digital marketing agency Million Media whose clients have included Jamiroquai, Channel4, MIDEM, The Prodigy, Ministry Of Sound, Trinity Films, Avalon TV Productions, ITB, and The Orchard.  Named in the Courvoisier Future 500 as one of 500 people who will help shape the future of the UK.

Daniel Savage, Music Metrics

Formerly, General Manager of Madonna’s Maverick Records, Daniel was also Senior VP Marketing for Walt Disney’s Hollywood Records, working with ESPN, ABC, Buena Vista Pictures, and the Disney Channel.  He has held executive positions at other major companies.  Daniel is now President, US analytics company, Musicmetric, the world’s most powerful artist analytics dashboard.

Mary McGowne, Vine PR

MD for Scotland's top creative PR and Event Management agency, Mary is also the founder of the Scottish Style Awards (in association with Moet and Chandon), the nation's most high profile, star-studded celebration of creativity as well as working behind the scenes on Rock Ness and Ciao Bella.

Kate Wilson, Managing Director, Nosy Crow

Kate has held senior management roles in publishing including MD of Macmillan Children’s Books.  Nosy Crow publish quality children’s books.  They make highly interactive apps for tablets, smart phones and other touchscreen devices, specially created to tell stories to children in new and engaging ways.  IPG Children's Publisher of the Year.

Ernesto Elias, Manager of Creative Music Integration, MTV

Ernesto Elias is manager of Creative Music Integration for MTV, overseeing the day-to-day business of Hype Music, a pioneering partnership between MTV and Extreme Music.

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12:45pm – 1:45pm
Inverness Suite

What Do Producers Actually Do?

Times: 12:45pm – 1:45pm
Venue: Inverness Suite
Speakers: Mick Glossop, Charlie Andrew, Bruno Ellingham, Ellie Giles

Mick Glossop

Many people, including industry professionals, are surprisingly unaware of the role of the record producer. The general misunderstanding that it’s a technical operation concerned with audio quality accounts for around 10% of the role. In reality, musical arrangement, inspiring performances, editing, counselling, psychology, mixing (an art in itself!)- and mentoring young and in-experienced artists without the support of a record company all come under the producer's remit. This session aims to offer enlightenment and inspiration to attendees with the hope that they will develop more meaningful and creative relationships with record producers.

Moderator: Mick Glossop (Music Producers Guild)

Mick Glossop has been producing, engineering and mixing for over 30 years. Initially known for recording and producing new wave and punk bands such as Magazine, Public Image Ltd, The Skids and Penetration, he had success collaborating with many other artists, including The Waterboys, Frank Zappa, Ian Gillan, John Lee Hooker and Lloyd Cole. He has a 25 year history with Van Morrison and spent most of 2004, 2005 & 2006 extensively mixing Van's archive material.

Charlie Andrew, Producer

Charlie Andrew

Charlie is a producer, festival director and musician. He produced the Mercury Award-winning Alt-J album 'An Awesome Wave', celebrated a top 10 hit with new Madness album 'Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da' and was awarded Breakthrough Producer of the Year at the MPG Awards 2013 (Music Producers Guild).

Bruno Ellingham, Producer

Bruno Ellingham

Bruno began his career as the in-house engineer at Moles Studios, Bath, working with such internationally renowned artists as Massive Attack and New Order. After building long-standing collaborations with producers Steve Osbourne and Tim Goldsworthy, Bruno has recently produced the latest release from the Maccabees, ‘Given to the Wild.

Ellie Giles, Co-Founder, Jigsaw Music Management

Ellie Giles

Ellie began working in venues as a student, then in A&R where she signed White Lies and The Music. After realising that the development of artists was moving more towards management, she joined forces with Carrie Ridley and founded Jigsaw Music Management, the company manages a roster of producers, mixers and writers.

Giles Perring, Producer, Sounds of Jura

Giles Perring has a studio on the Isle of Jura where he produces recordings. A musician [and music educator] for over 3 decades, with a successful production music catalogue to his name, he actively looks to work across a wide range of musical forms. After mainly producing the recordings of his own diverse musical projects he began to emerge as a producer of other artists in the early noughties. He has worked most recently with singer songwriters such as Karl Culley and Ginny Clee, as well as punk/folk band Brigada Mercy. He has been acclaimed for his work in the World Music arena with the Tuvan band Yat Kha.

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1:30pm – 2:45pm
Caledonian Suite

Crowdfunding - You've Been Trumped!

Times: 1:30pm – 2:45pm
Venue: Caledonian Suite
Speakers: Inge Sørensen, Anthony Baxter

In this session Anthony Baxter speaks about crowdfunding his multiple award winning documentary You’ve Been Trumped! Based on Anthony’s experience the session will give insights into how to organise and run a successful crowdfunding campaign, how fans and funder can help you fund as well as make and distribute your film and how this approach to film funding informs the finished film.

There will be a screening of You've Been Trumped on Wednesday 5th June at 2.30pm in the Cinema, Amabassador Suite.

Interviewer: Inge Sørensen, Producer/Research Fellow

Inge Sørensen

Inge Ejbye Sørensen is the producer of the feature film Timelock and has worked for a decade as an award-winning Producer of documentaries and factual programmes for Channel 4, BBC Scotland and STV. Inge is a Research Fellow in Digital Economy and Culture at CCPR at University of Glasgow.

Anthony Baxter, Director, Montrose Pictures

Anthony Baxter

Anthony Baxter is the director of “You’ve Been Trumped”, the landmark Scottish documentary which to date has won eleven major international awards, Special Jury Prize at Michael Moore’s Film Traverse City Film Festival and a Social Justice award at the Hamptons International Film Festival, played at more than 40 film festivals; been translated into ten languages (including Chinese); and has been seen by more than 2 million people.  ‘You’ve Been Trumped’ was named the best documentary of 2012 by Mark Kermode, chief film critic of the BBC.

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1:45pm – 5:00pm
Congress Suite

Design And Trends: One To Ones

Times: 1:45pm – 5:00pm
Venue: Congress Suite
Speakers: Anne Ritchie

All slots are now fully booked.

Anne Ritchie, Consultant, Anne Ritchie Consultancy Ltd

Anne Ritchie

Anne has over 30 years experience in the textile and design industries with extensive knowledge and understanding of the challenges faced by the design sector. She has experience of the Highlands & Islands design community, having for many years delivered trend presentations and One-to-One sessions to design businesses throughout the region.

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2:15pm – 3:15pm
Senate Suite

Creative Scotland Funding Panel

Times: 2:15pm – 3:15pm
Venue: Senate Suite
Speakers: Stuart Thomas, Ray Black, Helena Ward

Find out more about the various funding strands available at Creative Scotland across a range of art forms.

Stuart Thomas, Music Development Officer, Creative Scotland

Stuart is also involved in promotion himself, he was formerly Operations Manager at the Scottish Music Industry Association and was publications manager at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Ray Black, Development Officer, Creative Scotland

Ray has responsibility for the Youth Music Initiative.  From Forres, he was formerly drummer with Make Model and a promoter with I Fly Spitfires.

Helena Ward, Portfolio Manager, Creative Scotland

Helena's remit covers creative industries and skills. She started in the advertising industry in London and Edinburgh, has worked as a fundraiser for Barnardo's Scotland, and was in the Creative Industries team at Scottish Enterprise. Before joining Creative Scotland she ran training programmes and events at TRC media in partnership with Channel 4, the BBC and development agencies.

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2:30pm – 3:30pm
Inverness Suite

Meet the Buyers

Times: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Venue: Inverness Suite
Speakers: Sat Bisla, Mamie Colman, Ernesto Elias, Paul Sims

Sat Bisla

Music use is evolving via various platforms: radio, film, TV, gaming, movie trailers, retail and brands, as well as an array of digital platforms. Our session will focus on the current and future landscape of music licensing and use from buyers who constantly use music for their various projects. We’ll discuss the creative and commercial aspects of music use from buyers looking to discover new music for their plethora of visual media and brand integration projects locally, nationally and internationally.

Moderator: Sat Bisla, Founder, A&R Worldwide/ MUSEXPO

Sat is President and founder of leading business conference MUSEXPO and A&R Worldwide, an innovative artist discovery and development platform. His varied career has helped expose platinum-selling artists to American and Worldwide audiences, working as a DJ, radio programmer, club booker, artist manager, A&R scout and consultant.

Mamie Coleman, VP Music, FOX

Mamie Colman

Mamie is Vice President of Music and Production at FOX, responsible for all of the networks primetime show marketing and promotions, including The X Factor, GLEE and American Idol. With over 19 years of experience it’s no surprise she was recognised as one of the most powerful women in the music industry by Billboard.

Ernesto Elias, Manager of Creative Music Integration, MTV

Ernesto is manager of Creative Music Integration for MTV, overseeing the day-to-day business of Hype Music- a pioneering partnership between MTV and Extreme Music.

Paul Sims, Head of Music, MOFILM

Paul Sims

Paul has been licensing digital music since its inception. Introducing Universal and Warner Music to ringtones, he went on to take up Executive Director roles at Webtv and DX3 and also negotiated the first unlimited MP3 download service for DATZ. For the last six years Paul has headed up the music and licensing element of the world’s largest crowd sourced agency MOFILM whose clients include Coca Cola, Diageo, Chevrolet and Playstation.

Keren McKean, Director, We Make Music Work

Keren McKean has worked in the music industry her whole life, holding high level positions in Artist Management, A&R, Publishing, Festival Management and Marketing. In addition to creating a range of experiential music / marketing campaigns, Keren has been most successful in artist management, with her personal highlight managing and signing Snow Patrol.

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3:00pm – 4:15pm
Caledonian Suite

The Rage Music Masterclass: Using Sound in Film & TV

Times: 3:00pm – 4:15pm
Venue: Caledonian Suite
Speakers: Caroline Gorman, Dianne Stevenson, Maria Hannah, Jon Pugh, Mark Allen

Interactive workshop for those that make music (composers, artists) and those who use music (producers, directors, editors). Find out more about this process from both sides of the speakers/screen. Put yourself to the test in our hands-on session & learn what it takes to match music with visuals for Film & TV.

Caroline Gorman, Head Of Music, Rage Music Ltd

Caroline Gorman

After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Commercial Music, Caroline worked at various record labels, including EMI and an indie subsidiary of Sony/BMG.  As the hub of Rage Music, she works across all projects. Her musical tastes are truly eclectic, but she is a pop princess at heart. As well as heading up Rage Music, Caroline also sits on the board as a Director for the SMIA (Scottish Music Industry Association) and the newly formed co-op of creative companies working in Film & TV - SFS (Screen Facilities Scotland).

Dianne Stevenson, Music Co-ordinator, Rage Music Ltd

Dianne Stevenson

As a dedicated gig-goer, and having a particular interest in synchronisation, Dianne is always searching out new and undiscovered artists for possible inclusion in Rage projects. She works on all projects, discusses briefs, organises schedules, budgets, contracts, sessions and musicians to ensure the smooth delivery of the music. After a busy day in the studio you’re likely to find her enjoying a glass of red wine while watching the latest highbrow documentary (Trashy TV!).

Maria Hannah, Post Production Producer, The Hive

Maria Hannah

After successful periods in post production in France and London, Maria has been tempted back to Glasgow to head up the team at The Hive. What Maria doesn't know about tailoring editing and audio to create seamless workflow isn't worth knowing - post-production is her sixth sense. A devotee of folk instruments like the ukulele and banjo, Maria's zeal flies in the face of expert opinion; Billy Connolly deemed her banjo unplayable. Oh well…

Jon Pugh, Creative Licensing Executive, Sony/ATV & EMI Music Publishing

Jon Pugh

Jon works specifically in licensing for Film and TV, liaising closely with directors, producers, editors and music supervisors to suggest and clear source tracks for a whole range of UK projects including Sightseers, Trance and Fresh Meat.

Mark Allen, Thinksync Music

Mark Allen

Mark is the in-house creative manager, overseeing sync pitches and licensing for labels, publishers and artists they exclusively represent including Fabric Publishing, Chemikal Underground, Fat Possum, Partisan Records, Luaka Bop, Bronze Rat Records, Numbers, Rotters Golf Club and DHR among others.

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3:30pm – 4:30pm
Senate Suite

Everyone Skips The Ads - Small Brands Product Placement

Times: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Venue: Senate Suite
Speakers: Neil Cartwright, Helen Chalmers, Mary McGowne, Sandra Murray, Paul Sims

Eurostar funded the film Sommers Town as it highlighted their trains.  How can you align your brand, and get your product noticed without the budget of Eurostar?  Looks at live events through to tv and celebrities.

Moderator: Neil Cartwright, MD, Million Media

MD of digital marketing agency Million Media, client’s have included Jamiroquai, Channel4, MIDEM, The Prodigy, Ministry Of Sound, Trinity Films, Avalon TV Productions, ITB, and The Orchard.  Named in the Courvoisier Future 500 as one of 500 people who will help shape the future of the UK.

Helen Chalmers, Festival Co-ordinator, Wickerman Festival

Wickerman is one of Scotland’s most successful festivals with an attendance of 15,000.  As co-ordinator, Helen books acts, engages and contracts services to the event as well as branding opportunities and also what can be sold on site.

Mary McGowne, MD, Vine PR

As MD for Scotland's top creative PR and Event Management agency, Mary is also the founder of the Scottish Style Awards (in association with Moet and Chandon), the nation's most high profile, star studded celebration of creativity as well as working behind the scenes on Rock Ness and Ciao Bella.

Sandra Murray, Designer/couturier, Sandra Murray Couture

Sandra Murray

A couturier based in Inverness Sandra has been designing and making bespoke clothes by hand for a loyal clientele for 30 years and received an MBE for services to Scottish Fashion and Textiles in 2008.  Commissions include dressing the Queen and most recently Julie Fowlis for the premiere of Brave.

Paul Sims, Head of Music, MOFILM

Paul Sims

Paul introduced Universal and Warner Music to ringtones, then took up executive roles at Webtv and DX3 and also negotiated the first unlimited MP3 download service for DATZ. Paul now heads up music and licencing for the world’s largest crowd sourced agency MOFILM who’s clients include Coca Cola, Diageo, Chevrolet and Playstation.

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3:45pm – 4:45pm
Inverness Suite

The Song, The Voice, The Graft and The Hype

Times: 3:45pm – 4:45pm
Venue: Inverness Suite
Speakers: Ray Paul, Ammo Talwar, Terri Walker, KOF, Maxime

Former Mercury Prize winner/ Def Jam artiste Terri Walker joins Kof and Maxime to offer a heads-up on successful writing, performing, collaboration and promotion. Joining them are Punch Records CEO Ammo Talwar MBE and Moderator Ray Paul for what’s sure to be a lively debate on developing craft, building hype, and breaking through in the current climate.

Moderator: Ray Paul, Partner, The Playmaker Group

Ray Paul started at BBC local radio in London before progressing through the ranks to Head of Programming. In 2001 he joined the launch team for 1Xtra before becoming Executive Producer of weekend programming at BBC Radio 1. Leaving in 2010, he set up the Playmaker Group- a creative solutions company specialising in programme production, talent representation and media training and consultancy.

Ammo Talwar MBE, CEO, Punch Records

Turning his back on his civil engineering career in 1997 to open a record store, Ammo Talwar rapidly established Punch Records as a hub for local DJs and musicians, and a Launchpad for key music events, including tours by KRS ONE and DJ Premier. Punch has since evolved into one of the UK’s most dynamic music development agencies, offering seminars, workshops, festivals and touring exhibitions.

Terri Walker, Artiste

Former Mercury Music Prize winner and signed to Def Jam - she is now part of the critically acclaimed LADY project (alongside singer Nicole Wray).

KOF, Artiste

One of the brightest stars from Liverpool - already notched up 14 national radio playlists and has just been commissioned to provide a track for the BET show in America, "Love & Hip Hop" which has a viewership of 33 million.

Maxime, Artiste

Young R&B singer from Rotterdam making her Scottish debut at goNORTH 2013.

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4:30pm – 5:45pm
Caledonian Suite

Can Games Ever Truly Be Multi-Platform?

Times: 4:30pm – 5:45pm
Venue: Caledonian Suite
Speakers: Brian Baglow

The video games sector has always been driven forward by technology, but in recent years the introduction of platforms such as smartphones and social networks have utterly transformed the way games are made AND played. What does this mean for the future of games, for the future of games development and the future of narrative? Find out how games creators, writers, filmmakers, musicians and creators can take advantage of this new digital future.

Brian Baglow, CEO, Hollow Earth Industries & Founder of the Scottish Games Network

Brian Baglow

Brian is a 20 year veteran of the games industry. From writer and marketer, to lecturer, entrepreneur and community creator, Brian has worked with most of the country’s game developers and some of the world’s largest video games companies, starting with the notorious Grand Theft Auto. Now running Hollow Earth, which helps film, television, music and other creative industries to understand digital media, Brian continues to innovate and help the video games sector explore strange new worlds.

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5:00pm – 5:45pm
Inverness Suite

Music Week Closing Keynote with Pledge Music Managing Director Malcolm Dunbar

Times: 5:00pm – 5:45pm
Venue: Inverness Suite
Speakers: Malcolm Dunbar

Malcom Dunbar, MD, Pledge Music

Malcolm Dunbar

After a long career in A&R, heading departments at labels including Island Records, Warner/East West and V2 , Malcolm Dunbar can now claim to be at the forefront of changing business models within the music industry. Managing Director and co-founder of Pledge Music since 2009, Dunbar and partner Benji Rogers are carving the way for a rapidly growing direct-to-fan market. Music Week’s Tom Pakinkis will talk to Dunbar about his career, the evolution of the traditional music industry and its shape in 2013 in the face of new consumer habits and routes to market.

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6:00pm – 6:00pm
Leaving from Mercure Hotel

Mystery Tour

Times: 6:00pm – 6:00pm
Venue: Leaving from Mercure Hotel

Coaches will be leaving from the car park at the back of the Mercure Hotel promptly at 6pm.

The Tour will be arriving back in Inverness in time for the start of the Showcase and Screening Programme.

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7:45pm – 3:00am
Various Venues

Music Showcasing

Times: 7:45pm – 3:00am
Venue: Various Venues

This years showcase schedule is available for download here.  All the venues are within close walking distance, which makes this festival showcase really accessible to our visiting music lovers.

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8:00pm – 12:00am
Ambassador Suite

Film Screening, Timelock (UK Premier)

Times: 8:00pm – 12:00am
Venue: Ambassador Suite

Timelock is a Tartan-noir, micro-budget thriller about a safe that doesn’t open, a robbery gone wrong, and all the choices you made – or rather didn’t make – in life. This micro-budget feature film was written and directed by David Griffith, produced by Inge Sorensen and shot in Glasgow and Dumfries. Timelock stars John C. Gilmour and Alton Milne, supported by Leo Horsfield, Danielle Stewart and Jess-Luisa Flynn, with cameos from Lauren Lamarr, Stephen Cleland and Dr Who’s Hamish Wilson.

Screening in association with our Ethical Micro Budget Filmmaking panel on 11.30am – 1.30pm on Thursday 6th June.  The Producer, Director and Key Cast will be available after the screening for questions.

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11:30pm – 12:00am
The Ironworks

Closing Party

Times: 11:30pm – 12:00am
Venue: The Ironworks

Featuring Maask, Prides and DJ Sets

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