Peter Bloore (BA Hons., MVA distinct.) is the first Senior Lecturer in Creativity at UEA. He teaches creativity, film business, and script development to students on the MA in Film, Television and Creative Practice and scriptwriters on the MA in Creative Writing. He also teaches film business and development to undergraduate students. He has just finished writing a book for Routledge called “The Screenplay Business: Managing creativity and script development in the film industry,” which will be published in the autumn of 2012. Academically he specialises in managing creative people; leadership and management; and film and media business. He is a produced screenwriter and is currently working on a novel and co-writing a film screenplay and transmedia project.
Academically Peter specialises in leadership and management; film development; business innovation; and managing creative people. His recent academic papers include “Re-defining the film value chain” (which is available at the UK Film Council website, under research); and in May 2009 he presented a paper called “Creative Teams: Control vs. freedom” at the AHRC-funded CRASSH workshops on “Creativity and Innovation” at Cambridge University.
In 2010 he was commissioned by Routledge to write the first book on the film screenplay development process. The book has the working title "The Screenplay Business: Managing Creativity and Script Development in the Film Industry." The book examines the power relationships within development teams; and asks how the team of the writer, producer, director and development executive can work together most effectively. It will be published in autumn 2012.
He is also working with psychologist and psychiatrist Dr Guy Undrill on a lecture series called “Listening to Creativity.” In October 2009 he chaired a BAFTA keynote event at the National Screenwriters Festival in Cheltenham, interviewing the Oscar winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire, Full Monty). The session was entitled “the screenwriter as diplomat”, and the discussion studied the film screenplay development process, and how the screenwriter also needs to be a diplomat, a negotiator, and even a psychologist.
Peter has worked extensively as a media business consultant. Over the last twelve years clients have included the National Film and TV School; Prescience Film Finance; Cass Business School; and a range of production companies.
For much of 2008 he worked with Katrina Wood of the Media Xchange, a leading global media consulting firm with offices in London and Los Angeles. Media Xchange’s many clients include top-tier media companies in Europe and the United States, including the commercial and public television broadcasters, major international production companies, government agencies, trade associations and many leading freelance professionals. His work included strategic planning work for Media Xchange’s future business directions.
Going further back, Peter’s film business consultancy work for Michael Kuhn and Nik Powell at the National Film and Television School in 2003-2006 included drafting and coordinating successful applications for funding, including two new diplomas in Digital Post Production and Special Effects, and Screen Academy status.
Peter drafted and consulted on the Number 9 Films Development Slate application to the UK Film Council. It brought together Stephen Woolley (Crying Game, Interview with a Vampire), Elizabeth Karlsen (Little Voice), Asif Kapadia (The Warrior), Film Four, Tartan Films, The Irish Film Board, New York’s Killer Films, and Intandem Films. Also on film development he raised the funding for the Ken Loach development slate, which included Ae Fond Kiss, These Times, and the Palm D’Or winning The Wind That Shakes The Barley.
As a founder member of the New Producers Alliance in 1992, he has had over seventeen years experience at teaching and educating in the film business; including events and seminars at the Watershed Arts Centre Bristol, Goldsmith’s College in South London, and film festivals including the Netherlands Film Festival and Cannes.
He was a board member of the New Producers Alliance from 1993 to 2001; and Chair of Trustees from 2001 to 2004. He has been a board member of the Director’s Guild and BAFTA, and a member of the BAFTA Training and Education Committee. He was consultant editor at Cassell Film Books from 1994-1997; and a consultant advising the Arts Council on National Lottery funding from 1996-8.
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