PRODUCTION ADVISOR BRIEF
FLAMIN was launched by Film London in 2005 as a one-stop resource to provide London-based
artists working in the moving image with access to funding, guidance and development
opportunities. Through our unique commissioning funds we have commissioned over 100
productions, and FLAMIN has supported the careers of countless other artists with
programmes of one-to-one advice sessions, residencies and workshops. FLAMIN is situated
within Film London’s Production Department, led by Film London Head of Production and
Talent Development, Maggie Ellis.
FLAMIN is supported by Arts Council England through Film London’s funding received as a
National Portfolio Organisation.
Along with Maggie Ellis and project based freelancers, the FLAMIN Team are Rose Cupit,
Manager; Rob Hill, Projects Officer; Jen Corcoran, FLAMIN Assistant.
In 2009 Film London and Arts Council England launched FLAMIN Productions, a major new
opportunity for London's artist film-makers. Part of the already well established and successful
Film London Artists' Moving Image Network, FLAMIN Productions will not only provide
production finance but also a professional development programme and bespoke mentoring.
FLAMIN Productions commissions new, single screen works which represent a significant leap in
artists' careers. It aims to attract the capital's most innovative moving image artists and is
underpinned with an open application process. The scheme is for work that is ambitious in
premise and duration (20 minutes+) with an emphasis on projects that have strong potential to
reach audiences via galleries, broadcast, cinema or digital platforms.
In each application round 2 to 5 works are commissioned for production with awards from
FLAMIN Productions of between £20,000 to £50,000 each. The commissioning process includes
a 2-3 month development period which incorporates a bespoke mentoring and professional
FLAMIN commissions films through other projects including broadcast partnerships and
residencies. The Annual Jarman Award, an award for UK artists working in the moving image, is
supported by Channel 4 and includes commissions for their Random Acts arts strand.
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES/PROJECT
The Production Advisor will work with commissioned artists as Film London’s production
representative, with the aim of successfully delivering the slate of productions supported
through the FLAMIN Productions scheme and other commissioning schemes and programmes,
in collaboration with the FLAMIN Team.
The slate of projects currently includes: The Wanderer, Laure Prouvost (FLAMIN 2011); Jangbar,
Zarina Bhimji (FLAMIN 2012); The Chimera of M, Sebastian Buerkner (FLAMIN 2012); Wine and
Spirits, Rachel Reupke (FLAMIN 2012);The Toxic Camera, Jane & Louise Wilson (FLAMIN 2012);
The Jarman Award 2012 Random Acts commission, Anja Kirschner & David Panos.
Contract dates: 10 September 2012 – 11 February 2013 (with the possibility of extension)
Contact time: variable according to production schedules, however it is estimated that this
will incorporate on average 1-1.5 days per week over the contract period (*can be revised
should the number of projects in this slate substantially increase during the life of the contract)
The project delivery includes working with the FLAMIN Team to:
Providing production advice and support to FLAMIN commissioned artists during the
production and post-production process, in person, by phone and by email
Advising on production issues, including rights, deals and contracts
Monitoring financial records on each production award
Attending production shoots whenever possible
Liaising with commissioned artists on materials, information and meetings required for
release of tranche payments
Liaising with commissioned artists to ensure that delivery materials are received on
completion of the commissions in a timely fashion
Advising on exhibition and distribution strategies for artists’ work
Feeding into evaluation of FLAMIN Productions
Operating in line with Film London declaration of interest and equal opportunities policy
At least three years experience in working with artists on moving image production in a
Experience in working on productions across a range of budget levels
Understanding of artists’ professional development needs
Strong administration and organisational skills
Good knowledge of the contemporary art sector
Understanding of principles of equal opportunities best practice
Understanding of public sector funding
Good knowledge of the film sector