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.

AccommodationIf you would like to book an accommodation, please get in touch at jk@epi.media.
DateOctober 28- 30, 2021 (excl. travel days)
LocationBudapest, Hungary
FormatOn-site workshop
Target GroupFilm and TV professionals interested in co-production
LanguageEnglish
Participant fee890 EUR (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 therefore require either proof of vaccination, proof of a full recovery (at least 28 days old and no older than 6 months) or a negative test certificate (PCR-test or antigen rapid test no older than 24hours) for each day of the workshop. Please keep in mind that the costs for the tests are not covered by EPI and are your responsibility. A more detailed hygiene concept will be provided closer to the event.

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

Preliminary program schedule 2021

experts 2021 (further tba)

Valon Bajgora
Valon Bajgora
Co-owner/Producer & Director, Ikonë Studio, Kosovo
Wolfgang Brehm
Wolfgang Brehm
Attourney at Law / Partner, Brehm & v. Moers, Germany
Peter De Maegd
Peter De Maegd
Founder & Producer, Potemkino, Belgium
André Druskeit
André Druskeit
Head of Media and Entertainment Banking, DZ BANK AG, Germany
Tine Klint
Tine Klint
Founder & CEO, LevelK, Denmark
Sára László
Sára László
Producer, Campfilm, Hungary
Debra Liang
Debra Liang
Head of Sales, LevelK, Denmark
Sarah Miccichè
Sarah Miccichè
Senior Manager, Legal & Business Affairs, Viaplay , UK
Róbert Nagy
Róbert Nagy
Attorney at Law, Legalagain Law Office, Hungary
Liz Rosilio
Liz Rosilio
Legal & Business Affairs Consultant, Viaplay, UK
Jonathan Olsberg
Jonathan Olsberg
Chairman, Olsberg SPI Limited, UK
Bernie Stampfer
Bernie Stampfer
Founder, International Film Partners, Germany

Case studies 2021

D: Denes Nagy
D: Denes Nagy
D: Blerta Basholli
D: Blerta Basholli
D: Agneta Fagerström-Olsson, Kadir Ferati Balci
D: Agneta Fagerström-Olsson, Kadir Ferati Balci

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

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. The scholarship covers part of the participation fee, but please be aware that you will need to cover the remaining  350,00 € by yourself.


The deadline for the scholarship application has already passed.

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.


The deadline for the scholarship application has already passed.

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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Venue and Accommodation

Continental Hotel Budapest****Superior

Continental Hotel Budapest****Superior

The Continental Hotel Budapest****Superior is located at the former site of Hungaria Bath, a protected Art Nouveau building. Opened in 2010, it offers modern rooms with art deco features, the Araz restaurant for breakfast and the welcome dinner, and the Gallery Café specialized in coffee culture and traditional Hungarian dishes.  The hotel’s two internal courtyards provide a green oasis in Budapest’s city centre and it also features a large wellness and fitness area on the building’s roof garden. The hotel is located in Erzsébetváros, the 7th district of Budapest,  a unique area within walking distance of many excellent restaurants.

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Dina Rubanovitš
Dina Rubanovitš
Head of International Training & Business Strategy
+49 (0) 331.769 915-06 | dr@epi.media
Judith Klein
Judith Klein
Project Coordinator International Training
+49 (0) 331.769 915-05 | jk@epi.media
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