The ICO offers a fee-based consultancy service to cinema operators, individuals, business people, arts organizations, local authorities, interest groups and others looking to develop a new independent cinema or assess and improve an existing one.
In recent years, the ICO has carried out consultancy in the following areas:
- audience research
- business planning
- film programming
- technical advice
- organizational review
- cinema development and feasibility studies
The fees charged are based on a daily rate of £350 + VAT.
If you have a project that you would like to discuss with us, please contact David Sin | firstname.lastname@example.org | 020 7079 0475.
If you are seeking advice to develop a new cinema, we recommend that you first read How to start a local cinema, the step-by-step guide to planning and operating an independent cinema.
The ICO also offers a one-to-one service, through which film exhibitors (cinemas, festivals, film societies) can discuss specific challenges with one of our experienced Programme team. One-to-ones last approximately one hour and are charged at £20+VAT per session. One-to-ones are subsidised by Creative Skillset.
The ICO is funded by the BFI to provide free advice to Film Societies.