TRANS ATLANTIC PARTNERS 2018 unveils producers
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TRANS ATLANTIC PARTNERS 2018 unveils producers

14. June 2018 –

 Press release: 25 established feature film and TV producers from Europe, Canada, and the USA as well as India

Celebrating 10 successful years in international co-production training and networking, the unique program once more brings together 25 experienced independent producers from Europe, USA, and Canada as well as India to develop dramatic television and feature film projects. TAP is the only program worldwide that is dedicated to trans-Atlantic co-production and is presented by the Erich Pommer Institut (EPI) together with the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) and supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and Telefilm Canada.


The program explores co-production opportunities and conditions for feature film and TV drama productions featuring acclaimed international experts.

  • Daniel Bekerman, Producer BACKSTABBING FOR BEGINNERS, REMEMORY, THE WITCH, Scythia Films, Canada
  • Tashi Bieler, MARY KILLS PEOPLE (TV Series), PRIVATE EYES (TV Series), RANSOM (TV Series), Vice President, Production, Film, Television & Digital at Entertainment One (eOne), Canada
  • Ken Dhaliwal, Attorney, Partner, Dentons, Canada
  • Katharina Domnick, LL.M., Lawyer, Noerr, Germany
  • Pierre Even, Producer THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT, REBELLE, Co-Producer BROOKLYN, Item 7, Canada
  • Steve Fraser, Lawyer, Fraser - Entertainment Law, USA Ilann Girard, Producer FINAL PORTRAIT, I ANNA, Arsam International, France
  • Amelie von Kienlin, Producer STEREO, Executive Producer CLEVERMAN (TV Series), Germany
  • Andi Wecker, Producer THE TEAM (TV series), STRALSUND (TV series), SOKO KÖLN (TV Series), Network Movie, Germany

amongst other

“In times of ongoing disruptive change within the industry, it is even more essential to bring together producers from across the globe to facilitate their move into international co-production. Offering top trainers and experts from the industry who candidly share their knowledge and expertise has always been one of TAP’s key goals. Reviewing this year’s line-up, experts and TAP producers are in for a banner year of potential co-production”, says TAP Director, Jan Miller.

Nadja Radojevic, CEO and Director Training EPI comments: “We are very proud to welcome 25 producers to our 10-year-anniversary edition. We’re looking back at a whole decade of successful co-production training and networking with great outcome such as the US-German production, THE TALE, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Both producers, Jennifer Fox and Sol Bondy, met at TAP 2013 where this co-production project originated. We’re positive that more great news is soon to follow.”

“With our amazing talent, infrastructure and incentives, there has never been a better time to partner with independent producers in Canada,” said the CMPA’s President and CEO Reynolds Mastin. “Canada’s recent induction in Eurimages helps to expand trans-Atlantic coproduction opportunities, and importantly, promotes international collaboration, which will help us all to succeed.”

Other recent TAP Alumni successes include BORG/ MCENROE (CZ, DK, FI, SE 2017 – NFF Public Price), Brigitte Skov, Denmark (TAP 2010), TOKYO TRIAL (CAN, JP, NL 2016 – Emmy Awards Nominee), David Cormican, Canada and Kestutis Drazdauskas, Lithuania (both TAP 2012), ANGRY INDIAN GODDESSES (GER, IN 2015 – Rome Film Fest Best Film), Sol Bondy, Germany and Gaurav Dhingra, India (both TAP 2013).

TAP is a one-of-a-kind combination of intensive training, effective networking among potential partners, and targeted project feedback from acclaimed industry experts and resource trainers. It provides extensive intelligence on international co-production and co-venturing from a European, Canadian and US perspective. TAP consists of two intensive training modules in Berlin (June 16 – 21) and Halifax, Canada (September 10– 16). TAP producers will also participate as full delegates at the FIN Film Festival's FIN Partners – one of the world's pre-eminent international co-production markets. Another integral part of TAP are industry events with 1-2-1 meetings among potential co-production partners from around the world. On June 19, TAP producers have the chance to meet the local industry in Berlin.

Full list of selected PRODUCERS


  • Antra Cilinska, Juris Podnieks Studio, Producer, Latvia | Producer, Golf Stream under the Iceberg 2012, Co-Producer, Two Women 2014
  • Ashley Horner, Pinball Films, Producer, Director, UK | Producer, Director, The Orgasm Diaries (aka brilliantlove) 2010 (Tribeca 2010, Edinburgh; Sao Paolo, Athens IFF, BIFA nominee), Producer, Objects Attack! 2014 (Winner - Harlem International Film Festival, SF Indiefest, Super 8mm Film Festival)
  • Aleksi Hyvärinen, Don Films, Producer, Finland | Producer, Co-Writer, Lake Bodom 2016 (Finnish Film Affair, BFI London Film Festival, Sitges Film Festival), Co-Producer, Arhythmia 2017 (28th Open Russian Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival)
  • Sinisa Juricic, Nukleus Film, Producer, Croatia |Producer, Houston, We Have a Problem! 2016 (Tribeca, Karlovy International Film Festival, Pula Film Festival), Producer, A Good Wife 2016 (Sundance Film Festival, Göteborg Film Festival, FEST – Belgrade International Film Festival)
  • Milena Klemke, Weydemann Bros., Producer, Germany | Producer, The Hannas 2016 (Filmfest Munich, Filmz Mainz, Biberacher Filmfestspiele), Producer, Freedom 2017 (Festival del Fil Locarno, Valladolid International Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival)
  • Steven Little, Blazing Griffin, Producer, UK | Co-Producer, Anna and the Apocalypse 2018 (Fantastic Fest, Sitges), Producer, Matriarch 2018
  • Kjetil Omberg, 74 Entertainment, Producer, Norway | Producer, Dead Snow - Red vs. Dead 2014, Executive Producer, Pilgrimage 2017 (Tribeca, Nominee IFTA Award)
  • Merja Ritola, Greenlit Productions Oy, Producer, Finland | Producer, Apeiron 2013
  • Xavier Rombaut, Bulletproof Cupid, Producer, Belgium | Producer, Past Imperfect 2017 (Cinequest, Oostend, Aubagne, LA Women Fest), Co-producer, Bloody Marie 2018
  • Steven Rubinstein Malamud, IJswater Films, Producer, The Netherlands | Producer, In Blue 2017 (Winner Austin IFF Narrative Feature Award, Rome IFF, Cape Town IFF, Goa IFF, Beijing IFF), Co-Producer, Paradise Trips 2015 (Best Cinematography Sopot FF, Flemish Industry Award/2 Ensors Oostende FF, Namur International French FF, Mannheim IFF)
  • Iuliana Tarnovetchi, Alien Film, Producer, Romania | Producer, Eastern Business 2016 (POFF Tallinn Black Nights International Film Festival, Cairo International Film Festival), Co-Producer, Together For Ever 2015 (Let’s CEE Film Festival, Cuenca International Film Festival)


  • Jessica Adams, JA Productions, Producer, Canada | Producer, Astronaut 2018 (Moondance International Film Festival, Rotterdam Co-Producers Lab, IFP No Boarders Select), Producer, The Space Between 2017 (Shanghai International Film Festival, Savannah Film Festival)
  • Joe Balass, President, Producer, Canada | Producer, Venus 2017 (Festival du nouveau cinema, Alliance of Women Film Journalists, Cinequest)
  • Adria Budd Johnson, Process Entertainment, Writer, Producer, Canada | Producer, Best Day Ever: Aiden Kesler 1994-2011, 2012, Writer, Reboot S3, 1998 (YTV, Cartoon Network)
  • Josh Epstein, Motion 58 Entertainment, Writer, Producer, Canada | Producer, Co-Writer, Eadweard 2015 (Sehnsüchte International Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival), Producer, Co-Writer, Adventures in Public School 2018 (TIFF, Fernie Film Festival)
  • Galen Fletcher, Curiosity Pictures, Producer, Canada | Producer, No Men Beyond This point 2015 (International Film Festival Rotterdam, Toronto International Film Festival), Producer, Camera Shy 2012 (Vancouver International Film Festival, Leo Award)
  • Walter Forsyth, Gorgeous Mistake Productions, Writer, Producer, Director, Canada | Producer, The Disappeared 2012 (Vancouver Int. Film Fest, Canadian Film Fest, Atlantic Film Fest)
  • Jennifer Mesich, White Eagle Entertainment, Producer, Canada | Producer, Eating Buccaneers 2009 (Chicago Just for Laughs Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival)
  • Stephanie Ouaknine, Shaftesbury, Producer, Canada | Producer, Carmilla 2017 (BFI Flare, Five Continents, ClexaCon Film Festival)


  • Rob Cristiano, Inside Voices, Producer, USA | Co-Producer, The Miseducation of Cameron Post 2018 (Sundance - Grand Jury Prize) Co-Producer, Keep the Change 2018 (Tribeca FF - Best US Narrative, Karlovy Vary IFF), Producer, Bob and the Trees 2015 (Sundance, Karlovy Vary - Grand Jury Prize)
  • Shruti Ganguly, honto88, Producer, Director, USA | Producer, H. 2015 (Venice Biennale, Sundance Film Festival), Producer, Yosemite 2015 (Slamdance, Nashville, Sarasota Film Festival)
  • Lisa Kors, Hippie Chick Flix, Producer, Director, Writer, USA | Writer, Director, Producer, Dinner and a Movie 2001 (Slamdunk Film Festival, Cinequest, London Film Festival)
  • Simone Ling, Sam Pictures, Producer, Story Analyst, USA |Executive Producer, Mosquita y Mari 2012 (Sundance, Sao Paolo, San Francisco IFF), They 2017 (Cannes, Torino, Chicago IFF)
  • Simon Taufique, Orchestrated Pictures, Producer, USA | Producer, Imperium 2016 (Zurich Film Festival, Deauville American Film Festival), Co-Producer, She’s Lost Control 2014 (Berlinale, Film Independent Spirit Awards)


  • Deepak Kumar, Deepak Kumar Films, Producer, India | Producer, Agam 2018 (Cairo International Film Festival, Zanzibar International Film Festival, Dhaka International Film Festival), Producer, Pimpal 2018 (International Film Festival of India, Pune International Film Festival, Moscow International Film Festival)


For further information, press material and interview requests please contact

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