Writers, actors and directors have the glamour jobs in the film industry‚ but the production–what happens behind the scenes– is where you really get your hands dirty. French Film producer Christine Hartland knows how to get her hands dirty. As a producer, she’s the one wheeling and dealing her way through the day‚ and often until morning‚ to pull deals with all-important financiers, sale agents, and distributors, but that’s just the tip of the production iceberg. Considering the huge amount of films that never get made, or see light of day, producing is no mean feat. And for writers and director ‚ finding a good producer with a solid reputation is like finding gold!
Christine Hartland established her company ‘Patchwork Productions‘ in 2008. With fifteen years experience in film and event production, Christine encountered what she describes as a “very steep learning curve” as she moved into producing feature films.
As a producer who has engrained herself into the London film-scene, Christine shared with Creative Mapping the challenges and triumphs of working in the industry in London, networking, and her appreciation for mentor Damian Jones of The Iron Lady fame.