Welcome to The Producers’ Forum
We are an independent organisation serving the vibrant community of filmmakers and content producers in Birmingham, the West Midlands and beyond.
Our membership includes Producers, Writers and Directors as well as a good mix of DOPs, Editors, Art Directors, Sound Recordists and Composers as well as lots of others! We began as just a handful of producers trying to help each other out back in 2003 and have grown to a much wider group with a strong regional and national influence that helps us develop our careers, connect with others, have a voice and grow our creative endeavours.
What we do
The Forum’s training activity aims to develop skills, increase knowledge and affect behaviours that will lead to success for those working in film and television in the region. We run workshops, mentoring schemes and bring top industry speakers to Forum events. We recently were commissioned by Creative Skillset to run a bootcamp to help new entrants into High End TV Drama.
The Forum works with other organisations to create and support a strategic framework for filmmaking in the Midlands but always with a mind to reaching out to the wider national and international communities. Our chief executive, Alison Grade, serves on the executive committee of the West Midlands Screen Bureau, which shares the principle that local filmmakers and creative content producers deserve to have an eco-system that allows them to work productively in the region.
The Forum hosts free monthly networking events in conjunction with Shooting People and Birmingham Film Forum, which also attracts filmmakers from outside the region. Three times a year the event moves to The Mockingbird Theatre so that Forum members have a chance to see their work on a big screen