Trans Atlantic Partners (TAP) is an established training and networking program for experienced film and TV producers from Europe, Canada and the U.S. Founded in 2009, TAP is the only program worldwide that is dedicated to trans-Atlantic co-production.


Next to intensive, hands-on training and targeted project feedback from resource trainers, producers will be given the opportunity for a targeted partner search through a series of pre-scheduled 1-2-1 meetings with financiers and decision makers.


TAP is presented by the Erich Pommer Institut, a leading provider of advanced training in the German and European media landscape.

DateJune 21-26, 2019 | September 09-15, 2019
Location Berlin (6 days, incl. travel days) | Halifax (7 days, incl. travel days)
Target GroupProducers (feature film and/or TV drama)
Participant feeEUR 5.000 (incl. meals and accommodation),
Subsidies are available
ScholarshipsGrants and discounts available for nationals of the EU, Canada & the U.S. (conditions apply)
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TAP EXPERTS 2019

Tasja Abel
Tasja Abel
Executive Producer TABULA RASA, THE BRIDGE, Vice President at Dynamic Television, Germany
Tashi Bieler
Tashi Bieler
RUN (TV Series), PRIVATE EYES (TV Series), RANSOM (TV Series), SVP, Production, Film, Television & Digital at Entertainment One (eOne), Canada
Paula Devonshire
Paula Devonshire
Producer GRETA, INDIAN HORSE, President at Devonshire Productions, Canada
Ken Dhaliwal
Ken Dhaliwal
Lawyer, Partner, Dentons, Canada
Katharina Domnick
Katharina Domnick
Lawyer, Noerr LLP, Germany
Pierre Even
Pierre Even
Producer THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT, REBELLE, Co-Producer BROOKLYN, President at Item 7, Canada
Steve Fraser
Steve Fraser
Attorney, Lawyer, Solicitor, Consultant, Fraser - Entertainment Law, Canada, USA
Ilann Girard
Ilann Girard
Consultant, Internet Entrepreneur, Producer GOODBYE BAFANA, LEBANON, A FINAL PORTRAIT, CUNNINGHAM, CEO at olffi.com, France
Malte Grunert
Malte Grunert
Amusement Park Films, Producer A Most Wanted Man, Germany
Diane Houslin
Diane Houslin
Producer THE ASHLEY GRAHAM PROJECT, SHARP TALK, Executive Producer, B.O.B. Filmhouse, USA
Mike Ryan
Mike Ryan
Producer JUNEBUG, TURIN HORSE, THE COMEDY, Greyshack Films, Ireland, USA
Alain-Gilles Viellevoye
Alain-Gilles Viellevoye
Producer KURSK, THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT, Belga Productions, Belgium
Amelie von Kienlin
Amelie von Kienlin
Executive Producer CLEVERMAN (TV Series), HECTORS SEARCH FOR HAPPYNESS, Amusement Park Film, Germany

RECENT TAP SUCCESSES INCLUDE

 USA | Sundance Premiere Alumni 2013: Sol Bondy (Producer), Jennifer Fox (Producer & Director) Nominated at Sundance Film Festival 2018 (Grand Jury Prize, Dramatic)

USA | Sundance Premiere

Alumni 2013: Sol Bondy (Producer), Jennifer Fox (Producer & Director)


Nominated at Sundance Film Festival 2018 (Grand Jury Prize, Dramatic)

 CZ, DK, FI, SE | NFF Public Price Alumna 2010: Birgitte Skov (Co-Producer)

CZ, DK, FI, SE | NFF Public Price

Alumna 2010:

Birgitte Skov (Co-Producer)

 USA | Nominee Spirit Awards Alumna 2015: Mollye Asher (Producer)

USA | Nominee Spirit Awards

Alumna 2015:

Mollye Asher (Producer)

 CAN, JP, NL | Nominee Emmy 2017 Alumni 2012: David Cormican (Producer)

CAN, JP, NL | Nominee Emmy 2017

Alumni 2012: David Cormican (Producer)

 DE, IN | Rome Film Fest Best Film Alumni 2013: Sol Bondy (Co-Pro-ducer), Gaurav Dhingra (Producer)

DE, IN | Rome Film Fest Best Film

Alumni 2013: Sol Bondy (Co-Pro-ducer), Gaurav Dhingra (Producer)

what former participants say

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TAP Alumni include

 Canada ORPHAN BLACK Emmy 2016 & Peabody 2014

Canada

ORPHAN BLACK

Emmy 2016 & Peabody 2014

 Canada THE BOOK OF NEGROES TV Mini-Series, 2015

Canada

THE BOOK OF NEGROES

TV Mini-Series, 2015

 USA THE TALE  Sundance 2018

USA

THE TALE 

Sundance 2018

 Belgium BULLHEAD Oscar®-Nomination 2012

Belgium

BULLHEAD

Oscar®-Nomination 2012

 USA SHELTER  Toronto 2014

USA

SHELTER 

Toronto 2014

 Germany IN DARKNESS  Oscar®-Nomination 2012

Germany

IN DARKNESS 

Oscar®-Nomination 2012

 Canada THE WITCH  Directing Award, Sundance 2015

Canada

THE WITCH 

Directing Award, Sundance 2015

 Poland SPIES OF WARSAW  TV Mini-Series, 2013

Poland

SPIES OF WARSAW 

TV Mini-Series, 2013

 The Netherlands EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO Berlinale 2015

The Netherlands

EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO Berlinale 2015

 Canada EARLY WINTER  Jury Prize Venice Days 2015

Canada

EARLY WINTER 

Jury Prize Venice Days 2015

 USA I USED TO BE DARKER  Sundance & Berlin 2013

USA

I USED TO BE DARKER 

Sundance & Berlin 2013

 Russia 4 Rotterdam IFF 2005

Russia

4

Rotterdam IFF 2005

The programme

  • TRAINING and PROJECT FEEDBACK
  • NETWORKING and PARTNER SEARCH


TAP offers a unique combination of intensive, hands-on training with effective networking among potential partners, and targeted project feedback from internationally acclaimed industry experts.

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TRAINING and PROJECT FEEDBACK

TAP provides its participants the development of specific skills, access to invaluable expertise and the introduction to new business perspectives for international co-production and co-venturing in film and TV.

Top-level industry experts share their knowledge and experience and provide invaluable project feedback.


NETWORKING and PARTNER SEARCH

TAP offers exclusive networking opportunities including pre-scheduled 1-2-1 meetings with potential project partners and decision makers.

TAP participants will also become part of the TAP Alumni Network with regular networking dinners at major international festivals including Berlin, Cannes and TIFF.

Target group

TAP is designed for independent producers with more than five years of professional experience in the film and television industry that have produced a minimum of one feature film or TV fiction series. 


Applicants are required to have at least one project attached that is suitable for international co-production. As TAP is a program especially designed for producers interested in developing both live action feature film projects and TV drama series, priority will be given to those applicants that submit both a TV and feature film project. Applicants should be nationals of the EU, Canada or the US, although there are 3 additional positions available for ‘internationals’.

content

Market Intelligence / Finance

  • The European, Canadian and US audiovisual market - figures, structure, players, operating conditions
  • The financial landscape for European, Canadian and US feature film and TV production

Legal Topics

  • The legal framework: Europe | Canada | US
  • Bilateral treaties and the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production
  • The co-production/ co-venture agreement

Case Studies

In-depth, candid case studies of successful trans-Atlantic co-productions - both Film and TV - presented by acclaimed and award-winning producers.


Previous case studies include: ALOFT (ES | CAN), THE BOOK OF NEGROES (CAN | USA), MAUDIE (IRL | CAN), HEVN (NO | CAN), IN DARKNESS (PL | DE | CAN), TRANSPORTER: THE SERIES (FR | CAN)

Sales / Distribution / New Media

  • Pitching projects
  • Sales Agents and positioning in the marketplace
  • Distribution in Europe, Canada and the US – structures and players
  • Audience engagement and market outreach

previous tap experts Include

 Executive Producer THE HANDMAID'S TALE, THE TUDORS / Producer PENNY DREADFUL, QUEER AS FOLK

Executive Producer THE HANDMAID'S TALE, THE TUDORS / Producer PENNY DREADFUL, QUEER AS FOLK

 Head of Acquisitions  Endemol Shine International, UK

Head of Acquisitions 

Endemol Shine International, UK

 Co-Managing Director Bankside Films, UK

Co-Managing Director

Bankside Films, UK



 Producer COLD IN JULY, TRANSAMERICA Belladonna Productions, USA

Producer COLD IN JULY, TRANSAMERICA

Belladonna Productions, USA

 VP International Production and Acquisitions  Studiocanal, France

VP International Production and Acquisitions 

Studiocanal, France

 Producer THE BOOK OF NEGROES Conquering Lion Pictures, Canada

Producer THE BOOK OF NEGROES

Conquering Lion Pictures, Canada

 Director of International Sales Carnaby International, UK

Director of International Sales

Carnaby International, UK

 Producer JUNEBUG, THE COMEDY Greyshack Films, USA
Producer JUNEBUG, THE COMEDY Greyshack Films, USA
 Producer ALOFT, KEYHOLE Buffalo Gal Pictures, Canada

Producer ALOFT, KEYHOLE

Buffalo Gal Pictures, Canada

 Producer THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT, THE COLONY,  Co-Producer BROOKLYN, Item 7, Canada

Producer THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT, THE COLONY,  Co-Producer BROOKLYN, Item 7, Canada

Benefits

Training and Project Feedback 

  • Develop specific skills in international co-production and co-venturing
  • Receive up-to-date information on film funds and tax incentive
  • Learn and receive project feedback from key professionals from both sides of the Atlantic
  • Exchange information and experiences with your fellow TAP producers

Networking and Partner Search

  • Participate at the Atlantic Film Festival's Strategic Partners, one of the worlds pre-eminent international co-production markets in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Engage in further excellent networking opportunities throughout both modules
  • Get access to top industry players to discuss their projects in 1-2-1 meetings
  • Discover new international partners and projects

TAP Alumni Network

  • Become part of the exclusive TAP Alumni Network with annual business events throughout the year.
  • Meet other TAP alumni, TAP experts and industry guests in 1-2-1 meetings and at networking dinners at major international festivals including Berlin, Cannes and TIFF.
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Application procedure

The application procedure for Trans Atlantic Partners is open now. Application deadline is April 1.

The application procedure for Trans Atlantic Partners 2020 will be announced in late 2019.

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Information to have at hand when filling out the application form:


  1. Contact and Additional Information
  2. Objectives for applying to TAP (min. 1, max. 4; max. 100 characters each)
  3. Short biography & company profile (max. 1000 characters each, ~ 150 words)
  4. Main credits (details, your role, festivals, awards) (min. 1, max. 3)
  5. Projects for TAP (min. 1, max. 2)

    a. Title, format, genre
    b. Short synopsis (max. 500 characters, ~ 75 words)
    c. Long synopsis (max. 1800 characters, ~ 270 words)
    d. Artistic Statement (max. 1000 characters, ~ 150 words)
    e. Further information (partially optional)
     f. Attached writer, director, producer, co-producer, broadcaster
    g. Shooting language, location and start
    h. Based on, development stage, budget total / per episode, URL
     i. Elements seeking / available for co-production (e.g. location, post, cast, director)
     j. Financing in place (e.g. government grants, foundations, private equity)
    k. Main talent attached (max. 3; name, role, bio of max. 1000 characters, ~ 150 words)



Please keep in mind: 

  • You cannot make any changes to your application after submission!
  • If selected, relevant information will be taken from the application form and published in internal print material. Where stated, information may also be used for publication in press releases.

Application requirements

Applicants should be nationals of:

  • Countries in the European Union
  • Canada
  • USA
  • 3 seats are available to international producers


Profile and further requirements:

  • independent film and TV producers with more than five years of professional experience in the film and television industry and a minimum of one feature film or TV fiction series produced
  • project(s) attached (feature film or TV fiction) that is suitable for international co-production. Please, no animation or documentary.
  • application may include up to two projects of different formats (feature film & TV fiction)

Selection Process

Applications will be evaluated based on:

  • The level of industry experience of the producer applying
  • The creative and commercial merits of the project(s)
  • The co-production, co-venturing possibilities of the project(s) among Europe, Canada and/or the US
  • Financing in place
  • Packaging elements in place

Priority will be given to those producers that submit both a TV and feature film project.

Participant Fee

This fee includes full board and accommodation in Berlin and Halifax. It also covers the costs of the workshops and the registration fee at FIN Partners International Co-production Market. Travel costs are not included.
We encourage participants to apply for financial support with their national/regional funding bodies.

contact European producers

Dina Rubanovitš
Dina Rubanovitš
Programme Manager Trans Atlantic Partners
Head of International Training - Erich Pommer Institut
+49 (0) 331.721 28 86 | dr@epi.media

contact north-american producers

Jan Miller
Jan Miller
Director Trans Atlantic Partners
+1 902-823-1409 | jan@janmillerconnect.ca
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