Speakers

Edward Fletcher

Edward is the co-founder and Managing Director for Soda Pictures and also sits on the board of Film London and Europa Distribution.

Edward previously managed the distribution operation of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, ICA Projects, as well as managing cinemas in Cambridge and London. Edward has a M.A. in Film and Television Studies from Westminster University and a B.A. in Sociology from Goldsmith’s college, London.

Andrea Cornwell

Andrea is a producer working across feature film, television and commercial projects. She has recently completed the sci-fi movie LAST DAYS ON MARS for Universal Pictures / Focus Features / BFI starring Liev Schreiber, Olivia Williams, Romola Garai and Elias Koteas. The film will receive its world premiere in Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. Also with producer Michael Kuhn she is currently in pre-production on the film adaptation of SUITE FRANCAISE, to star Michelle Williams, Matthias Schoenaerts and Kristin Scott Thomas. (shooting June 2013).

Kate Leys

Kate is a feature film script editor who works on projects at all stages of development. Kate has been head of development at several companies including FilmFour, where she was based for 5 years and where she was part of the small team commissioning and developing some of the UK's most successful feature films including FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL and TRAINSPOTTING. She developed ORPHANS and brought in EAST IS EAST and GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING, working with countless British writers and directors along the way.