AMY to be in the spotlight at the Galway Film Fleadh

Posted July 7, 2015 by Suzanne Murray in News
Amy Winehouse out and about in New York, America - 01 May 2007
Amy Winehouse out and about in New York, America - 01 May 2007

Following on from its record breaking opening weekend, AMY will be under the microscope at the Galway Film Fleadh this week as the film’s producer James Gay-Rees and Andy Mayson, co-CEO of UK distributor Altitude Films are set to take part in a panel session about the film at the ‘Let’s Talk Movies’ Fleadh Forum.

During their session ‘How To Launch A Film In The International Market’, Gay-Rees and Mayson will talk about the market, distribution and film festival strategy of AMY while Paul Young, CEO of Cartoon Saloon will present a case study of the Irish animation and Oscar nominated SONG OF THE SEA.

James Gay-Rees has produced a wide variety of feature films but is perhaps best known for producing high-profile documentary films including the double BAFTA winning SENNA (also directed by Asif Kapadia) and the Academy Award® nominated EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP directed by Banksy.

AMY broke a UK/Irish box office record over its opening weekend to become the most successful debut of any UK documentary ever and the second-biggest documentary (after Fahrenheit 9/11) opening of all time.

The Fleadh Forum is a platform to explore and share ideas about what is happening in the film industry with a focus on film finance, regional funding, marketing, distribution and festival strategy.  ‘Let’s Talk Movies’ takes place 2pm – 5pm in the Veranda Bar, Radisson Hotel on Thursday 9th July with ‘How To Launch A Film In The International Market’ scheduled from 2.45pm – 4.00pm.

The Fleadh Forum brings together three key Creative Europe Programmes; ACE, EAVE and Screen Leaders. The forum is supported by the Galway Film Fleadh, Screen Training Ireland and the Irish Film Board/Bord Scannán na hÉireann