Beatrice Neumann heads up BeA Film, a sales and distribution consultancy which provides advisory, educational and strategic services to filmmakers, companies and institutions.
Beatrice currently splits her time between consulting as a sales and distribution specialist for various clients including Edinburgh International Film Festival, IFFR Cinemart, Creative England, various filmmakers and teaching Sales and Distribution at Sheffield Hallam University as a visiting lecturer. She is also in early development with her distribution platform VoDdities.
Her career in the UK film industry started in 2003 with a brief stint at Nik Powell’s Scala Productions. She went on to join Content Media where she took on the role as acquisitions manager in 2005, while also serving as production executive on various productions financed by the company including FISH TANK and OUTPOST. In 2008 Beatrice joined The Works as acquisitions manager, there she has played a crucial role in acquiring content for the company including I AM LOVE, Oscar-winning THE COVE, GOOD VIBRATIONS, BAFTA-winning KELLY + VICTOR and ROAD.
Beatrice speaks regularly on international panels and advises and participates as a trainer on international training programmes including NFTS producers MA, Metro Film School MA, ACE, EAVE, Transatlantic Partners, Get It Seen, Rotterdam Lab and the EIFF Talent Lab.
Her latest project is Distribution Rewired, a 2-day event on emerging distribution models and methods in collaboration with the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Additionally she is an Executive Producer on documentary Battle Mountain: Graeme Obree’s Story by David Street, a co-producer on ENDANDERED by Alexandre Ciolek and produced by Nitsa Benchetrit and script editor on ANY GIRL WHO LOVES THE BEATLES WILL BREAK YOU HEART by Nick Pollack.
The future as she sees it is full of opportunities in new methodologies and models slowly forming, however finding a successful and sustainable business model for the media industries will require a lot of thinking outside the box.