Date: Monday 05 March 2017
Time: 06.30 p.m. – 08.00 p.m.
Venue: British Council library, Colombo 03
Ian Benson began his career working in production and has produced a number of feature films, including the mockumentary comedy CONFETTI. In 2006 Confetti was bought for worldwide distribution by Fox Searchlight at the Cannes Film Festival. In the same year Ian joined The Agency, where he represents film and TV directors. With an expanding client list of exciting writer/directors, he likes to work closely and collaboratively with his clients and takes a proactive approach to agenting. Ian recently launched The Agency’s new talent-led production company Blue Bear Film and Television.
The Agency (London) Limited
The Agency (London) Limited is one of the UK’s leading literary agencies representing writers and directors across film, TV and theatre, alongside a variety of book rights and children’s literature.
The Agency has established relationships with key production companies and broadcasters both nationally and internationally, as well as successfully collaborating with various international agencies.
The Agency represents a significant number of writers, including Jimmy McGovern, Heidi Thomas, Ian McEwan, William Nicholson, Mike Bartlett, Paul Abbott, Hanif Kureishi, Lucinda Coxon and Sally Wainwright as well as celebrated film and theatre directors such as Debbie Tucker-Green, Andrew Haigh, Sam Mendes, Katie Mitchell, Matthew Warchus and Peter Strickland. The company has a reputation for discovering and supporting new writers and directors as well as managing the careers of its top clients in the international market place for films, television and the theatre.
The company’s clients have screened work at the Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, Toronto, Venice and BFI London Film Festivals. The Agency has seen numerous awards – including an Outstanding Debut BAFTA, various BIFAs, a Sundance Audience Award and more recently Two Berlinale Silver Bears, and an Oscar nomination and win.
Blue Bear Film and Television
Blue Bear Film and Television is a new production company based in Manchester; a joint venture between The Agency, business affairs specialists Big Deal and Creative England, a not-for-profit organisation providing support for talent and businesses across the TV, film and creative industries.
As a client-focussed production business, Blue Bear supports key creative talent using the wide-ranging experience and resources of its team and shareholders to facilitate the successful development and realisation of their projects.
It is developing a slate of films and television projects with a number of leading writers and directors for the domestic and international market.
Call 0117521521 to reserve your place.