Essential Legal Framework

European Co-Production - Legal and Financial Aspects

NEW DATE: March 2-4, 2023 (excl. travel days)

In the age of limited resources and an abundance of content, co-productions are becoming increasingly crucial for the success of European films and series. Juggling a broad variety of complex issues on a daily basis before the pandemic, co-productions today face a whole new set of challenges. How will last year’s productions stops, closed theatres and changed distribution chains affect co-productions long-term? What are the learnings from the past year and how can co-producers implement these in their work going forward? How can companies along the value chain ensure the sustainable development of their businesses in volatile times?


​​​​​​​EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION tackles these complex issues head-on. The workshop offers exclusive insights into the making of several recent European co-productions (feature films and drama series) as well as a comprehensive overview of the legal and financial elements of co-productions. Inside reports, hands-on tips and interactive learning will support participating professionals in handling the changing complexities of European co-productions successfully.


The workshop is open to professionals along the value chain working in the co-production of feature films and drama series. Participants will benefit from the experience of acclaimed European producers and leading experts in financing, production, sales and distribution. Various networking and group collaboration opportunities allow to connect with European colleagues and pave the way for new business opportunities.

DatumMarch 2-4, 2023 (excl. travel days)
OrtBerlin, Germany
FormatOn-site workshop
ZielgruppeFilm and TV professionals interested in co-production
SpracheEnglish
PreisEarly bird discount until January 23: 590 EUR (incl. meals, excl. accommodation)
TeilnahmezertifikatYes
StipendienScholarships and discounts are available (details below)

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European Co-Production - Legal and Financial Aspects

Workshop participation

690,00 €
590,00 €
(inkl. 0% MwSt.)
Hotel Accommodation (March 1-5, 2023, 4 nights at Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm)

Optional

436,00 €
(inkl. 0% MwSt.)
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Important note

EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION will take place on-site following an adequate hygiene concept adapted to the current regulations.


Please note that our Terms and Conditions still apply and costs will still occur in case of a cancellation due to an infection which prohibits your participation in the workshop. We also always encourage you to choose refundable or rebookable options when booking travels.

What european co-Production offers

Topics

  • Updated industry overview, including the latest developments
  • Financial landscape in Europe and beyond
  • Funding strategies: public & private financing sources, banks and bonds
  • Revenue sharing & waterfall scenarios
  • Legal framework: bilateral treaties and European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production
  • Step-by-step analysis of a typical co-production agreement
  • Case studies of recent European co-productions
  • Hands-on tools & group exercise in devising a financing strategy
  • The current world of sales & distribution
  • New industry players and business models

Benefits

  • In-depth understanding of the financial and legal framework of European co-production today
  • Expert tips and practical tools on how to protect your interests
  • Exclusive insights into cutting-edge case studies
  • Access to acclaimed producers and leading industry experts
  • Interactive sessions with space for questions and exchange
  • Opportunity to test and apply the acquired knowledge
  • Excellent opportunities for networking and group collaboration
  • An active and interdisciplinary group of participants and industry experts
  • Opportunity to establish valuable and long-lasting business relationships with audiovisual professionals from all over Europe

program schedule Draft 2022

experts 2022 (Further TBA)

Wolfgang Brehm
Wolfgang Brehm
Attourney at Law / Partner, Brehm & v. Moers, Germany
Peter De Maegd
Peter De Maegd
Founder/Producer, Potemkino, Belgium
André Druskeit
André Druskeit
Head of Media and Entertainment Banking, DZ Bank, Germany
Amanda Livanou
Amanda Livanou
Founder & Producer, Neda Film, Greece
Katarzyna Siniarska
Katarzyna Siniarska
Head of Sales, New Europe Film Sales, Poland
Bernie Stampfer
Bernie Stampfer
Founder, International Film Partners, Germany

Case studies 2022 (further tba)

 D: Christos Massalas

D: Christos Massalas

 C: Peter McKenna

C: Peter McKenna

D: Valdimar Jóhannsson
D: Valdimar Jóhannsson

Interview from 2020

You cannot climb a mountain without orientation.

You cannot climb a mountain without orientation.

A short interview from 2020 with industry veteran Bernie Stampfer

In the summer of 2020, we spoke with Bernie Stampfer about orientation in these unsettled times, the changing role of cinema and future perspectives within the world of co-production. Bernie has 30+ years of industry experience, is a member of the European and German Film Academies and is once again the Head of Studies of European Co-Production.


Read the interview here.

scholarships and discounts

Erich Pommer Institut Scholarships

A limited number of mostly partial scholarships is available for nationals of the following countries thanks to our Creative Europe - MEDIA funding: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.


Participants from countries that are not part of European Union's MEDIA initiative may still be viable for a scholarship depending on their participation in the MEDIA strand. These countries include: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Ukraine.


Please apply for a scholarship via this link until January 23 (end of day). Do not register for the workshop when applying for a scholarship.


We encourage all applicants to seek financial support with their national/regional funding bodies.

Other Scholarships and Discounts

Company discounts: The second person from the same company is eligible for a discount of EUR 200 when booking at the same time and at the non-discounted rate. Please contact us to receive the discount code.


Please consider applying for funding in your home countries.


Please note: Discounts and scholarships are not combinable.

Venue and Accommodation

Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm

Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm

This eco-friendly hotel with a 24-hour reception is located near the renowned KaDeWe department store and Ku'damm shopping street in the west of Berlin city centre. The Messe Berlin exhibition grounds are only a 12-minute drive away.


The Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm features rooms decorated with contemporary furnishings. A flat-screen TV, refrigerator free WiFi come as standard. All rooms have charming city views.


The hotel’s inviting restaurant, "Friends Living Room", can be found in the conservatory, which serves rich buffet breakfasts, which include gluten-free, lactose-free and organic dishes. Dinner is also freshly prepared daily and guests can relax in the evening.


The meeting room on the exclusive 7th floor has a breathtaking view of City West.

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Dina Rubanovitš
Dina Rubanovitš
Leitung Internationale Weiterbildung & Business-Strategie
+49 (0) 331.769 915-06 | dr@epi.media
Judith Klein
Judith Klein
Projektmanagerin Internationale Weiterbildung
+49 (0) 331.769 915-05 | jk@epi.media
Victoria Vosseberg
Victoria Vosseberg
Studentische Mitarbeiterin Internationale Weiterbildung
+49 (0) 331.769 915-02 | vv@epi.media
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