Co-Managing Director, Bankside Films
Hilary Davis of highly distinguished sales and distribution outfit Bankside Films shares her wealth of experience and knowledge of market trends and challenges, with a case study on their biggest success to date. Written and directed by a woman and with a rich female lead protagonist, Hilary will talk us through her acquisition of Amma Asante’s “Belle” and what made the project stand out. Hilary Davis is Co-Managing Director of Bankside Films, a leading international sales and film finance company for independent films. Founded in January 2007, the company offers a bespoke sales and executive producer service to production companies. Bankside cash-flows pre-sales, tax credits and finances gap using its knowledge and extensive relationships with international financiers and distributors. A modern languages graduate fluent in French and Italian, Hilary started her career at Warner Bros and subsequently worked at HandMade Films, Alibi Communications plc and Beyond Films prior to setting up Bankside Films. Hilary is a voting BAFTA member and regularly teaches and speaks at events in the UK and abroad, as well as being a founder board member of Film Export UK (the trade association for London-based sales companies).