Essential Legal Framework

European Co-Production - Legal and Financial Aspects
October 28 - 30, 2021 in Budapest, Hungary

In the age of limited resources and an abundance of content, co-productions are becoming increasingly crucial for the success of European films and series. Juggling a broad variety of complex issues on a daily basis before the pandemic, co-productions today face a whole new set of challenges. How will last year’s productions stops, closed theatres and changed distribution chains affect co-productions long-term? What are the learnings from the past year and how can co-producers implement these in their work going forward? How can companies along the value chain ensure the sustainable development of their businesses in volatile times?


​​​​​​​EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION tackles these complex issues head-on. The workshop offers exclusive insights into the making of several recent European co-productions (feature films and drama series) as well as a comprehensive overview of the legal and financial elements of co-productions. Inside reports, hands-on tips and interactive learning will support participating professionals in handling the changing complexities of European co-productions successfully.


The workshop is open to professionals along the value chain working in the co-production of feature films and drama series. Participants will benefit from the experience of acclaimed European producers and leading experts in 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.

AccommodationWill be available for booking soon
DateOctober 28- 30, 2021 (excl. travel days)
LocationBudapest, Hungary
FormatOn-site workshop
Target GroupFilm and TV professionals interested in co-production
LanguageEnglish
Participant fee690 EUR (Early bird discount until September 3; incl. meals, excl. accommodation)
CertificateYes
ScholarshipsScholarships and discounts available (details below)

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European Co-Production - Legal and Financial Aspects

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covid-19 note

EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION will take place on-site following an adequate hygiene concept. The safety and health of everyone involved is our top priority. We continuously observe the new developments and reevaluate the situation accordingly. We will keep you updated on any adjustments and changes.

What european co-Production offers

Topics

  • 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

Benefits

  • 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

Wolfgang Brehm
Wolfgang Brehm
Attourney at Law / Partner, Brehm & v. Moers, Germany
Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen
Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen
Executive Producer A ROYAL AFFAIR, MELANCHOLIA / Co-Founder / CEO, SAM Productions, Denmark
Irina Ignatiew
Irina Ignatiew
Managing Director, Boxworks Media, Germany
Jonathan Olsberg
Jonathan Olsberg
Chairman, Olsberg SPI Limited, UK
Tobias Pausinger
Tobias Pausinger
Head of Development and Acquisitions, The Match Factory, Germany
Leontine Petit
Leontine Petit
Producer BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ, THE LOBSTER / CEO, Lemming Film, The Netherlands
Bernie Stampfer
Bernie Stampfer
Founder, International Film Partners, Germany
Maria Tanjala
Maria Tanjala
Co-Founder FilmChain / Big Couch, UK

Case studies 2020 were

 Created by Adam Price

Created by Adam Price

 D: Diederik van Rooijen

D: Diederik van Rooijen

 D: Ninja Thyberg

D: Ninja Thyberg

Interview from 2020

You cannot climb a mountain without orientation.

You cannot climb a mountain without orientation.

A short interview from 2020 with industry veteran Bernie Stampfer

In the summer of 2020, we spoke 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.

scholarships and discounts

Erich Pommer Institut Scholarships

A limited amount of mostly partial scholarships is available for nationals of the following countries thanks to our Creative Europe MEDIA funding: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine.


You can apply for a scholarship here until September 5. Please do not register above if applying for a scholarship.

Local Scholarships

The workshop European Co-Production 2021 is taking place in cooperation with the National Film Institute Hungary.


We are happy to offer exclusive discounts to a limited amount of Hungarian nationals. Please apply for a scholarship here until September 5. Please do not register above if applying for a scholarship.

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.


Please note: Discounts and scholarships are not combinable.

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Dina Rubanovitš
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Judith Klein
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+49 (0) 331.769 915-05 | jk@epi.media
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Christin Huchel
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