Welcome to our shiny new website!
It’s brilliant that you’ve come. Our new website supports our monthly FilmTVTweetup. Please visit us here on the web to keep up-to-date on everything that we are doing to help inform you about our industry.
There will be news of our special guests, articles and competitions and etc.
Supported by …
The Actors Workshop Nottingham
The Actors Workshop provides a professional learning program to adults aged 18+. The Workshop has four groups, meeting weekly and caters for experienced and inexperienced actors. In 2016, the Workshop launched its own TV show ‘Sketch Up’ on Notts TV Sky 117, Virgin 159 and Freeview channel 8 in the East Midlands area. The Actors Workshop is the perfect supporting partner to the Film & TV Tweetup, bringing actors and crew into regular, monthly contact and has produced numerous collaborative projects.
In early 2016, The Film & TV Tweetup developed a strong new relationship with another fantastic partner. Casting Networks is the internationally renowned online casting service. The partnership is further enhancing the organisation’s ability to connect East Midland’s local film makers and actors with creative professionals in all areas of UK industry and beyond.
Antenna is a business hub located in the heart of the Creative Quarter in Nottingham. It is part of the Confetti Media Group – a family of businesses operating in various sectors across the creative industries.
The hub is made up of numerous meeting spaces and a large cafe/bar area which is where we hold all of our Film & TV Tweetup networking events. The room is large and comfortable with a chilled out atmosphere, and has been the perfect home to us since these events began. It also has several TV screens and a projector screen which we use to screen work from our special guests.
Film & TV Tweetup is now the largest industry networking event in the Midlands, UK. It allows all professional and aspiring filmmakers to come together in a creative and friendly environment to socialise and expand their network of professional contacts. The event takes place on the third Thursday of every month at Antenna in Nottingham.
What's the Format?
Each event kicks off with a question and answer session where a special guest shares their knowledge and advice, and talks about their experiences of working in this cut-throat industry. There’s then a ‘Pitch Up’ session which allows five people the opportunity to step up and pitch themselves, their craft or a project they’re working on to everyone in the room. After that, the networking begins and continues for a couple of hours.
What to expect ...
70-120 people fill the room each month including producers, directors, writers, camera crew, sound ops, makeup artists, costume designers, set designers, animators, storyboard artists, actors, composers, bloggers and more. No matter who you’re looking for, you’re sure to find them here and the atmosphere is always buzzing.
These events are free for all to attend and there is no need to book- just turn up on the night!
STEVEN SHEIL – Screenwriter & Director
Steven Sheil is a screenwriter and director. His first feature film Mum & Dad was released in 2008 by Revolver and was the first project to come out of Film London’s Microwave scheme. The film was unique in being the first UK feature to be released simultaneously to cinemas, DVD, pay-per-view and VOD. Mum & Dad won the Méliès d’Argent for best feature at the Leeds Fanomenon festival in 2009 and Best Actress for Olga Fedori at the Fantaspoa Festival in Brazil in 2010. The film was described by Total Film as ‘one of the defining British horrors of its generation’.
His second feature was the action-horror Dead Mine (2012) for HBO Asia, starring an international cast including Sam Hazeldine (Resurrection, Peaky Blinders), Miki Mizuno (Guilty of Romance) and Joe Taslim (The Raid, Fast and Furious 6). Shot in Indonesia and produced by Singapore/Indonesia-based production company Infinite Studios, Dead Mine was HBO Asia’s first original production and was broadcast across South-East Asia in late 2012, following a theatrical run in Asia. The film is distributed in the UK by eOne.
Miguel has starred in various short and feature indie productions. Working closely with other networking events and casting organisations in London, Miguel has created numerous credible contacts in the industry and has a number of projects planned for execution this year. He is currently on the production of the latest Bourne film, which is set for release in July 2016.
Tim Bryn Smith
Beginning his career as TV and Film actor, Tim Bryn Smith currently works as a television producer, director and voice-over artist. In 2010 Tim set up The Actors Workshop Nottingham. The group currently has over one hundred regularly attending members and provides casting support to the local media industry.
HEAD OF PROMOTIONS
Emmeline Kellie is an actor and producer currently residing in the midlands, UK. She regularly acts in short films, corporate films, music videos and local independent feature films, and she is currently represented by JPA Management. She has also produced several short films and will soon be producing her first feature film.