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TRANS ATLANTIC PARTNERS announces 2014 producers

TRANS ATLANTIC PARTNERS announces 2014 producers

12. June 2014 –
 TAP has selected 22 producers from across Europe, Canada, and the United States to participate

The Erich Pommer Institut – EPI (Germany), new Presenting Partner Canadian Media Production Association – CMPA (Canada), and the Independent Filmmaker Project – IFP (USA) proudly present the participants selected for the 2014 edition of Trans Atlantic Partners (TAP), their annual intensive training and networking program for established producers from Europe, Canada, and United States.


For its 6th edition, TAP’s line-up includes 22 experienced producers from the target. This year’s program will be incorporated into two training modules taking place in Berlin (June 17th – 22rd) and Halifax September (8th – 14th). 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 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Supported by Telefilm Canada, VFF (Verwertungsgesellschaft der Film- und Fernsehproduzenten mbH), Germany, and Creative BC, Canada, TAP was originally created by the Erich Pommer Institut.

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“Thanks to the excellent collaboration among the three Presenting Partners we can once more include a great line-up of experts, seminars and workshops. And of course, we are delighted to have acquired so many talented and experienced producers”, says Nadja Radojevic, EPI’s Head of International Training.  


”We are thrilled to now be part of this valuable initiative that provides intensive co-production training and networking opportunities for producers”, says Michael Hennessy, President and CEO CMPA.  


TAP 2014 experts for this year’s program are amongst others: Ilann Girard, Arsam International, Producer I, ANNA, LEBANON, GOODBYE BAFANA, France, Phyllis Laing, Buffalo Gal Pictures, Producer ALOFT, KEYHOLE, Co-Producer HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, Canada, Jan Miller, TAP Head of Studies, Canada, Mike S. Ryan, Greyshack Films, Producer JUNEBUG, THE COMEDY, MEEKS CUTOFF, USA.


Full list of participants:


European Producers

Martichka Bozhilova, Bulgarien (Producer, LOVE AND ENGINEERING, 2014, Tribeca, Karlovy Vary | Producer, THE LAST BLACK SEA PIRATES, 2013, Audience Prize Sofia IFF, FF | Producer, THE BOY WHO WAS A KING, 2011, Toronto FF)

Justin Edgar, UK (Writer/Producer/Director, WE ARE THE FREAKS, 2014, Edinburgh FF 2013, Best Feature Las Vegas FF 2013, Golden Horse Festival, Taiwan, East End FF 2013)

Brendan Foley, UK (Producer/Writer/Director, THE RIDDLE, 2007, Chosen by the Mail on Sunday for a 2.7 million copy DVD release | Lead Producer/Writer, JOHNNY WAS, 2006, Audience Awards 2006/07 Rebelfest Toronto, Beloit, Best Feature 2006/07 Tacoma, Connecticut, New Hampshire)

Nikos Moustakas, Griechenland (Producer, I'M NOT HIM 2013, Best Script Rome 2013, Best Film, Best Script, Best Music Istanbul 2014 | Producer, HAIR, 2010, Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress Istanbul 2011, Fipresci Festroia 2011, Best Actor and Photography Antalya 2010)

Riina Sporring Zachariassen, Dänemark (Co-Producer, MOUNTAIN, 2014 | Line Producer, THE ARMS DROP, 2014)

Karla Stojakova, Tschechien (Producer, RESTART, 2005, Moscow IFF, Taipei IFF, Mannheim IFF | Producer, NORMAL THE DUSSELDORF RIPPER, 2009, Best Director Award Shanghai IFF 2009 | Producer, LOUSY BASTARDS, 2014)

Tom Streuber, Deutschland (Co-Producer, MERCY, 2012, Competition Berlinale 2012 | Writer/Co-Producer, FASHION VICTIMS, 2007, Script & Audience Awards Max Ophüls, Bergen, San Francisco | Producer, 2.PHASE | INTIMITAETEN, Paris, Nyon, Seattle, Chicago)

Daniela Tully, Deutschland/USA (Producer, DJINN, 2013, Abu Dhabi FF 2013 | Producer, SEA SHADOW, 2011, Abu Dhabi FF 2011, Shanghai IFF 2012, Rabat IFF 2012, Munich IFF 2012, Pyongyang IFF 2012, Beirut IFF)  


Canadian Producers  

Kelly Balon, Kanada (Producer, WHO KILLED GANDHI?, 2013, Telefilm Best In Canada Showcase MIPDOC 2014) | Associate Producer, FEROCIOUS, 2013)

Nicolas Comeau, Kanada (Producer, GERONTOPHILIA, 2013, Venice Days, TIFF, Viennale, Stockholm, Havana, Rio, Molodist, Best Canadian Feature at Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma | Producer, A CLOUD IN A GLASS OF WATER, 2012, Rotterdam, Dubai, Lille, Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma)

Lori Fischburg, Kanada (Producer, CENTRE ISLAND, 2014 | Co-Producer, THE PIN, 2013, Toronto Jewish FF 2013, Calgary FF, 2013)

Mike MacMillan, Kanada (Producer, GUIDANCE, 2014 | Producer, I PUT A HIT ON YOU, 2014, Slamdance 2014, Chicago Film Critics Festival)

Laura Perlmutter, Kanada (Producer, DON'T GET KILLED IN ALASKA, 2013, Cinefest Sudbury IFF 2013, Calgary IFF 2013 | Producer, A TRIP TO THE ISLAND, 2014)

Darren Portelli, Kanada (Producer, IT WAS YOU CHARLIE, 2014, Busan IFF 2013, Victoria FF 2014, Cinequest FF 2014, Shanghai IFF 2014 | Producer, ALGONQUIN, 2014, Montreal IFF 2013, Sudbury IFF 2013, TIFF Festival Circuit 2013/2014, Houston Worldfest 2014)

Amber Ripley, Kanada (Producer, SITTING ON THE EDGE OF MARLENE, 2014 | Associate Producer, REVOLUTION, 2012, Runner Up People's Choice Award Best Documentary Toronto IFF 2012, Audience Award for Best Documentary Atlantic FF 2012, Most Popular Environmental Film Vancouver FF 2012)

Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith, Kanada (Producer, DON'T GET KILLED IN ALASKA, 2013, Cinefest Sudbury, CIFF | Producer, A TRIP TO THE ISLAND, 2014)  


American Producers  

Melissa Beauford, USA/Australien (Producer, BLACK & WHITE & SEX, 2012, IFF Rotterdam 2012, Sydney IFF 2011, Atom Award Best Experimental 2012 | Producer, FEED, 2006, SITGES 2005, München Fantasy FF 2005, Neuchâtel International Fantasy Film 2005, L'Étrange Festival 2005)

Kristin Fairweather, USA (Producer, FUTURE WEATHER, 2013, Tribeca FF 2012, Best Feature Sloan Award Hamptons FF 2012, Best Feature Award Philadelphia FF 2012, Crystal Heart Award Heartland FF 2012, Best Feature Award Napa Valley FF | Producer, SAVE THE FUTURE, 2010, Find Your Voice Finalist Netflix)

Courtney Lee-Mitchell, USA (Associate Producer, THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST, 2012, Toronto FF 2012, Venice FF 2012, Mill Valley FF 2012 | Producer, NAIL POLISH, 2006, Starz Denver FF 2006, Mill Valley FF 2006)

Katie Mustard, USA (Producer, SHELTER, 2015 | Producer, WE'LL NEVER HAVE PARIS, 2014, SXSW, Edinburgh 2014)

Nancy Schafer, USA (Executive Producer, THE BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL, 2014, Sundance 2014, Tribeca 2014, Full Frame Closing Night 2014, Los Angeles FF 2014 | Producer, 7 CHINESE BROTHERS, 2015)

Eric Steel, USA (Director/Producer, KISS THE WATER, 2014, Tribeca FF 2013, Edinburgh IFF 2013 Vancouver IFF 2013 | Producer, JULIE & JULIA, 2009 | Director/Producer, THE BRIDGE, 2006, Tribeca FF 2006, San Francisco IFF 2006, BFI London FF 2006)


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