I am an experienced moderator for both industry events and audience talks.
I have moderated public talks, Q&As, press conferences or masterclasses with Paul Thomas Anderson, Todd Haynes, Aaron Sorkin, Glenn Close, Taika Waititi, Woody Harrelson, Kristen Stewart, Julie Delpy, Olivier Assayas, Daniel Radcliffe, Oprah Winfrey, Ewan McGregor, Alfonso Cuaron, Stephen Fry, Ang Lee, Lee Daniels, Chris O’Dowd, Noemi Harris, Pawel Pawlikowski, Atom Egoyan and Stephen Daldry, among others.
On the executive side, I have done public events with Anders Ansip (VP of the European Commission), John Cooper (head of Sundance Film Festival), Dede Gardner (Plan B Entertainment) Vue Cinemas CEO Tim Richards, Swedish Film Institute CEO Anna Serner, Nigerian media mogul Mo Abudu, Mathijs Wouter Knol (Berlin’s European Film Market), Michel Reihlac (ARTE), and Li Ruigang (China Media Capital), among others.
These talks have taken place at Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, Sundance London, Rotterdam, IDFA, Locarno, Edinburgh, Rome, Karlovy Vary, Les Arcs, the EU’s European Film Forum, Think Fest, the Abu Dhabi Media Summit, Nordicana conference, CineEurope, the Screen Film Summit and the Zurich Summit.
You can watch some panels and talks here
BAFTA Supporting Actress nominees 2022
Todd Haynes Masterclass in Zurich
Disability panel at Cannes Marche 2021
Green Filmmaking - Film London
New dealmaking (ScreenDaily/UK Film)
WIFTI talk with Queen of Hearts about 'Outrageous Women'
EFAs panel with Thomas Vinterberg, Mark Cousins, Agnieszka Holland
Jason Blum on Future of Film podcast
Deal or No Deal: Demystifying Film Sales panel Feb 2021
WIFT talk about rom coms including Clea Duvall
Gale Ann Hurd and Yvette Nicole Brown at CARLA (21:30)
Stephen Cornwell of The Ink Factory at MIA Drama
The Making of Chernobyl (BAFTA)
Unorthodox case study (Sarajevo CineLink)
Inclusion & financing panel at CARLA (Effie T Brown)
Reality Check podcast recap from Rotterdam 2020
Cast and Crew of Kindred (including Fiona Shaw, Jack Lowden, Tamara Lawrence)
Gender Equality -- roadmap for the future at Berlinale 2020
Haut Et Court at Goteborg 2020
The Bridge writer Nikolaj Scherfig in Tallinn
Global Production deluge recap, Film i Vast at Berlinale 2020
Jon Plowman at Goteborg TV Drama Vision 2019
Sally Wainwright at Goteborg TV Drama Vision 2019
Woody Harrelson at Zurich 2016
Alicia Vikander at Zurich 2017
New Dealmakers panel at Cannes 2018
Short Film Strategies at Cannes 2018
First feature festival advice at Cannes 2017
Future proofing the sales business at Berlin 2018
Sofia Helin talking The Bridge at Nordicana 2015
Pawel Pawlikowski in Cartagena 2015
EC VP Andrus Ansip at European Film Forum 2016
Abundance panel at This Way Up 2017
China Media Capital at Abu Dhabi Media Summit 2012
My PR strategy tips for producers
PRESENTATIONS & INDUSTRY TRAINING
I also do bespoke presentations about festival strategy, press strategy or pitching. I have delivered these talks at the National Film and TV School (NFTS); EAVE Marketing Workshop, Inside Pictures, ProPro (Austria), ICO’s Developing Your Film Festival; CoNNEXT in Ghent; for TrustNordisk and the Danish Film Institute in Denmark; for the Scottish Film Talent Network; Film London’s Build Your Audience and Creative England's Market Trader. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss me giving a presentation to your group.
Here's a short video with some advice for producers. Or here's a film festival strategy session with Shooting People.
I have also done a number of TV interviews, including for BBC News, CNN and Sky News. I was a regular interviewee on SkyArts’ Discovering Film and The Directors series.