Barn 12 can draw on James Weyman’s project management expertise to develop and deliver a range of business development programs, projects and live events.
Past examples of work include:
OMDC Film Fund – created and delivered results-based feature film financing fund for the Ontario government that invested in over $500 million of production including Oscar-winning “Room” by Lenny Abrahamson; and other award-winning titles including "The Breadwinner" by Nora Twomey, “Born to Be Blue” by Robert Budreau, “Into the Forest” by Patricia Rozema, “Mean Dreams” by Nathan Morlando, and “ League of Exotique Dancers “ by Rama Rau.
International Financing Forum (IFF) – created and managed annual co-financing event at the Toronto International Film Festival that has launched over 75 successfully financed feature films into the marketplace.
Trillium Book Award - revitalized this award for literary excellence in Ontario, showcasing the best books of the year in an annual public reading and invitation-only rewards gala event. Increased public awareness, book sales and generated millions of media impressions. Now in its 30th year! Winners include Alice Munro, Barbara Gowdy, Ian Brown, Thomas King, Wayson Choy, Hannah Moscovitch.
Producers Lab Toronto - created and delivered an annual co-production and networking forum during the Toronto International Film Festival, in partnership with European Film Promotion, Telefilm and UK Trade and Investment, with over 150 international alumni.
Music Makes It – created this annual event bringing the Ontario music, film, TV and digital communities together to find common creative and business interests. Now in its tenth year!
Innovation and Collaboration Fund - developed and delivered a pilot initiative that brought creative entrepreneurs together to incubate new business development projects tapping into digital platforms and marketing strategies. Peer and professional mentoring, idea hot housing, targeted development funding, and a "Dragon's Den" style financing competition led to investment in 12 projects to support new lines of business for companies in the Ontario creative industries.