I am an experienced moderator for both industry events and audience talks.
I have moderated public talks, Q&As, press conferences or masterclasses with 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
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.
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 series, commenting on the careers of Hollywood greats including Steve McQueen, Julie Andrews, Jack Lemmon and Claudette Colbert. I also will on the forthcoming series of The Directors, also on SkyArts.