Essential Legal Framework
Even under normal circumstances, any co-production juggles a broad variety of complex issues on a daily basis. Today, co-producers face a whole new set of challenges in light of the ongoing pandemic. How will production stops and closed theatres affect funding regulations? How will distribution chains change considering the growing importance of the streamers? What new criteria should your decisions be based on to ensure the sustainable development of your business?
EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION tackles these complex questions head-on. The workshop offers exclusive insights into the making of several recent European co-productions as well as legal and finance in production and distribution. Hands-on tips help participants to successfully handle the changing complexities of European co-productions. NEW: As the mechanisms of co-production and co-financing are not limited to feature film, the workshop is now also open to professionals working in the co-production of TV series.
Participants benefit from the experience of acclaimed European producers and leading experts in media financing, production, sales and distribution. Various networking and group collaboration opportunities allow to connect with European colleagues and pave the way for new business opportunities.
|Application Deadline||no application process, seats allocated on a first come first served basis|
|Target Group||Film and TV professionals interested in co-production|
|Participant fee||890,00 EUR (incl. meals, excl. accommodation)|
|Scholarships||Scholarships and discounts available (details below)|
What european co-Production offers
- Updated industry overview, including the latest developments
- Financial landscape in Europe and beyond
- Funding strategies: public & private financing sources, banks and bonds
- Revenue sharing & waterfall scenarios
- Legal framework: bilateral treaties and European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production
- Step-by-step analysis of a typical co-production agreement
- Case studies of recent European co-productions
- Hands-on tools & group exercise in devising a financing strategy
- The current world of sales & distribution
- New industry players and business models
- Managing and sustaining businesses in times of uncertainty
- In-depth understanding of the financial and legal framework of European co-production today
- Expert tips and practical tools on how to protect your interests
- Exclusive insights into cutting-edge case studies
- Access to acclaimed producers and leading industry experts
- Interactive sessions with space for questions and exchange
- Opportunity to test and apply the acquired knowledge
- Excellent opportunities for networking and group collaboration
- An active and interdisciplinary group of participants and industry experts
- Opportunity to establish valuable and long-lasting business relationships with audiovisual professionals from all over Europe
programme schedule 2020
experts 2020 were
You cannot climb a mountain without orientation.
A short interview with industry veteran Bernie Stampfer
We haven spoken with Bernie Stampfer about orientation in these unsettled times, the changing role of cinema and future perspectives within the world of co-production. Bernie has 30+ years of industry experience, is a member of the European and German Film Academies and is once again the Head of Studies of European Co-Production.
Read the interview here.
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scholarships and discounts
Erich Pommer Institut Scholarships
A limited amount of mostly partial scholarships is available for nationals of the following countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, FYROM, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine.
Other Scholarships and Discounts
Company discounts: The second person from the same company is eligible for a discount of EUR 200 when booking at the same time and at the non-discounted rate. Please contact us to receive the discount code.
Please consider applying for funding in your home countries.
German funding possibility: Bildungsprämie des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung
Lithuanian funding possibility: Lithuanian Film Centre scholarships
Polish funding possibility: Polish Film Institute financial support
Please note: Discounts and scholarships are not combinable.
What former participants say
- The workshop was really interesting. It was good to learn and see how other production companies all over Europe (and the world) work and how co-productions are made. The case studies were good examples but also talking to the other participants gave a good idea and more insight in the world of international co-production.Hanneke Bosman, BosBros, The Netherlands
- This workshop provides a perfect platform to refresh and update your know-how on financing, legal and practical aspects of the European co-production business. But most of all it caters for a perfect environment to meet existing and future partners on exciting and inspiring projects.Robin Kerremans, Caviar, Belgium
- I highly recommend this workshop for producers from developing countries, as it provides insights into the European approach to filmmaking and opens up new doors!Elene Margvelashvili, Parachute Films, Georgia/ UK