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Screen Kiss Filmworks Ltd. was incorporated in September 1999 in the United Kingdom by Lisa Scullard and Julie Allison in line with the following market conditions:

To create opportunities in British independent film-making and distribution.
The need for use of efficient financial methods in this market.

We have several prospective customers who are awaiting completion of the first 35mm feature project "Heavy Duty", currently in development. Further scripts for feature films are near to completion for development in the first year of the company's activity, plus DV films for television, multimedia and promotion. The company is currently non-trading and registered as dormant awaiting capital investment. Several other clients, directors and artists have expressed serious interest in doing business with us. The plan resulting from study and market research carried out to date is as follows:

Feature Films

1. Original material
2. Expand the British blockbuster markets/genres
3. Commercial awareness with thorough market research
4. Working within budgets and deadlines utilising in-house technical advisors and crew - streamlining for efficiency
5. Thereby achieving higher profits.

We intend to speed up the development process of film-making by utilising a film-makers' network, whereby ideas, market research, budgeting and feasibility study can take place quickly through company members and contacts such as writers, directors, camera and lighting crew, sound engineers, special effects, computer generated imaging, composers and music clearance, location research and management, post-production facilities such as sound and dub mixing, editors etc, which will mean good projects are packaged more quickly and more complete in content than companies which 'hire and fire' crew as and when required.

Many behind-the-scenes film-makers are graduates in film without the backing or affiliation of a company, where they could bring their own ideas, bring their own knowledge of the latest techniques and technology, and in return eventually find assistance with paperwork, National Insurance and tax, and get references for outside contracts.