Record Expert Line-up in Halifax

Record Expert Line-up in Halifax

31. August 2015 –
 Outstanding line-up of acclaimed industry professionals
After the successful completion of Module 1 in Berlin in June, TRANS ATLANTIC PARTNERS 2015 introduces an exciting second training and networking unit in Halifax, Canada, starting 14 September. Once more, EPI’s and CMPA’s renowned coproduction training program brings together an outstanding line-up of acclaimed industry professionals. With this valuable source of knowledge and experience, TAP continues to build its broad professional network with the additional focus on TV production Projects.
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The Erich Pommer Institut – EPI (Germany) and the Canadian Media Production Association – CMPA (Canada) proudly present an outstanding expert line-up for Module 2 of Trans Atlantic Partners (TAP) 2015. Embracing the increasing popularity and demand for TV drama, TAP 2015, for the first time, has included TV drama projects in addition to its traditional feature film focus. This is well reflected by the prominent group of experts that will lead the second training Module in Halifax, Canada:  

Chad Oakes, Producer, FARGO (TV series), HELL ON WHEELS, COPPER, Canada

Avy Kaufmann, Casting Director LINCOLN, LIFE OF PI, THE SLAP, TAXI BROOKLYN, USA Rachel Okine, Vice President of International Production and Acquisitions, Studiocanal, France

Phyllis Laing, Producer ALOFT, KEYHOLE, Co-Producer HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, Canada

Damon D’Oliveira, THE BOOK OF NEGROES, Canada

Gavin Reardon, International Sales and Co-productions, Incendo, Canada/USA

David Kaplan, Producer IT FOLLOWS, Exec. Producer SHORT TERM 12, USA

Alan Seiffert, Digital Smash Enterprises, USA

TAP Head, Jan Miller commented, “Given how incredibly busy September is for the industry, it is terrific that TAP producers will have the focused attention of the very best for their co-production projects.”

This remarkable line-up of talent are in addition to Module 1 Experts, including award winning producers René Bastian, COLD IN JULY, TRANSAMERICA President, Belladona Productions Inc, USA; Klaus Zimmermann, Managing Partner, Dynamic Television, 100 CODE, BORGIA, DEATH IN PARADISE, THE TRANSPORTER, France and Oliver Simon, K5 International.

There is a lot for TAP to celebrate during this year’s Festival season, including TAP Alumni producers India’s Gaurav Dhinga and Germany’s Sol Bondy presenting the international co-production ANGRY INDIAN GODESSES as a TIFF Presentation.

Designed for experienced film and television producers from Europe, Canada and the US, the internationally renowned training program has selected 24 producers from the target countries as well as Australia, India and Mexico for its 2015 edition. The second module is taking place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, (September 14– 20) where TAP producers will also participate as full delegates at the Atlantic Film Festival's Strategic Partners – one of the world's pre-eminent international co-production markets. Supported by its Industry Partners Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund, TAP was originally created by the Erich Pommer Institut.    

For further information and press material please contact: European contact: Marijana Harder | PR | T: +49 (0)331 - 721 28 84 |

North American contact: Jan Miller | T: +1 902 - 823 - 1409 |  

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