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Cheltenham International Film Festival presents

Master Class: Film Finance, Sales and Production with Gail Egan & Phil Hunt

30 May

Gail Egan established Potboiler Productions in 2000, one of the leading independent production companies in the UK, producing and executive producing over 20 films. Alongside Potboiler, Gail continues to collaborate with Mike Leigh's Thin Man Films, executive producing Vera Drake, Happy-Go-Lucky, Another Year, Mr Turner and most recently, Peterloo. Among others, Gail is known for producing The Constant Gardener, starring Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz and A Most Wanted Man, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman. More recently, Potboiler has produced the eagerly awaited The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, directed by the actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Yuli about Carlos Acosta, the first black principal guest at the Royal Ballet.

Phil Hunt is Co-Managing Director of Bankside Films, international film distribution, and Founder/Managing Director of Head Gear Films, investment company, which has invested in over 50 films in the past decade. Phil is a leading source of finance for producers and provider of international distribution through Bankside. Most recently the company financed Animals which premiered at Sundance 2019 and Papi Chulo, which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival – both to praise and positive reviews. Phil is also a BAFTA voting member; mentor to National Film and Television producing students; regular speaker on the industry circuit; and founder/festival director of the British Film Festival of Kurdistan, Iraq (

Book for all three 30 May masterclasses at the same time for £12.75 (adults)/£9.75 (students) - price will amend when booking

Please note this event is at The Queens Hotel and all seats are unreserved

Times & Prices

Date Time Venue Adults Students
Thursday, 30th May 2019 11:30 Queens Hotel - -