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TRANS ATLANTIC PARTNERS kicks off North American module at TIFF 2014

TRANS ATLANTIC PARTNERS kicks off North American module at TIFF 2014

26. August 2014 –
 TAP Producers will tackle a vast range of training topics and networking opportunities

After completing Module 1 in Berlin in June, The Erich Pommer Institut – EPI (Germany), new Presenting Partner Canadian Media Production Association – CMPA (Canada), and the Independent Filmmaker Project – IFP (USA) proudly present Module 2 of their annual intensive training and networking program for established producers from Europe, Canada, and the United States, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, September 8th- 14th. 22 experienced producers were selected from the target countries including, the UK, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Greece, Denmark, Canada and USA to participate in the 6th edition.


Looking forward to the upcoming training unit, TAP Head of Studies, Jan Miller, comments, “With the strong presence of TAP producers at TIFF this year, we’re seeing tangible evidence that the training program in Berlin and Halifax is supporting the best in international producer talent.”

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The TAP producers’ highlight list of films that premiere at TIFF include:
BANG BANG BABY produced by Daniel Bekerman (TAP 2013)
BIG MUDDY produced by Bob Crowe (TAP 2009)
CUB produced by Peter de Maegd (TAP 2009) and co-produced by Femke Wolting (TAP 2011)
DUKHTAR co-produced by Shrihari Sathe (TAP 2013)
GUIDANCE produced by Mike MacMillan (TAP 2014)
HOLE produced by Laura Perlmutter and Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith (both TAP 2014)
SHELTER produced by Katie Mustard (TAP 2014)
TIGERS produced by Guneet Monga (TAP 2011)
VOICE OVER co-produced by Nicolas Comeau (TAP 2014)
WET BUM produced by Paula Devonshire and Lauren Grant (both TAP 2013)

In Module 2, producers take part in a multi-facetted training programme including up-to-date topics on marketing and distribution and case studies. The list of experts and trainers is broad: Susan Shopmaker (Susan Shopmaker Casting, USA), Mark Horowitz (H20 Motion Pictures, USA), Mia Bays (Missing In Action Films, UK), Evan Schwartz (FilmBuff, USA), Jay van Hoy (Parts and Labor Films, USA), Marc Almon (Story Engine Pictures), Andrew Noble (Filmoption International) and Belgium producer Jean-Yves Roubin (Frakas Productions) as well as Phyllis Laing (Buffalo Gal Pictures). The TAP training leads directly into Strategic Partners where producers will participate in 3 days of b2b meetings, panels and keynote speakers at one of the world’s pre-eminent international co-production markets.


For further information and press material please contact:

CANADA/USA Jan Miller /+1 902-440-4987 / jmiller@lowenbe.ca
EUROPE Marijana Harder | PR | T: +49 (0)331 - 721 28 84 | harder@epi-medieninstitut.de

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