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Angus Finney

Angus Finney

Angus Finney is a leading international film and creative industry specialist who has taught and lectured across the world. His work includes MBA-level teaching at The Judge Business School, Cambridge University and MA-level Course Directing at London Film School/Exeter University. Finney is the manager of Europe’s only Production Finance Market, hosted by Film London annually. His work has recently included acting as a government expert witness in two high profile cases, including the £1bn tax tribunal involving Ingenious Media and HMRC; and has served as an expert witness on a private film finance dispute in Guernsey.

His UK training includes working with Creative Skillset, Creative England, Film Agency Wales, Film London and the Film Distributors Association; and his professional development work has extended to South Africa, Ireland, UAE, Canada and New Zealand over the past five years. Finney has mentored individual producers, directors and writers, alongside companies and senior managers in the UK, France, Ireland and New Zealand.

Finney’s fourth and most recent book is: The International Film Business – A Market Guide Beyond Hollywood (Routledge) was published in May 2010. A second edition has been published in October 2014 and is currently being planned for publication in China in 2017. Finney has personally trained more than 1000 film producers/writers and directors, company executives and students since 2005, and delivered master classes and lectures at Judge/Cambridge, Cass/City, Grenoble, London University, the Sorbonne and Copenhagen Business School.

Finney also has considerable practical entrepreneurial and management experience: He was appointed joint Managing Director of Renaissance Films, a UK-based development, production, financing and sales company in July 1999, taking over sole MD responsibilities in 2002 before the company ceased trading in July 2005.

Finney is a Research Fellow at Exeter University, and has a PhD in Management from Cass Business School, City University London. He has an MA in Film (Documentary specialism) and Journalism from New York University, a post-graduate Diploma from City University in Newspaper Journalism and a BA from Sussex University in International Relations.