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Essential Legal Framework

European Co-Production - Legal and Financial Aspects
October 22 - 24 (online)

Even under normal circumstances, any co-production juggles a broad variety of complex issues on a daily basis. Today, co-producers face a whole new set of challenges in light of the ongoing pandemic. How will production stops and closed theatres affect funding regulations? How will distribution chains change considering the growing importance of the streamers? What new criteria should your decisions be based on to ensure the sustainable development of your business?


​​​​​​​EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION tackles these complex questions head-on. The workshop offers exclusive insights into the making of several recent European co-productions as well as legal and finance in production and distribution. Hands-on tips help participants to successfully handle the changing complexities of European co-productions. NEW: As the mechanisms of co-production and co-financing are not limited to feature film, the workshop is now also open to professionals working in the co-production of TV series.


Participants benefit from the experience of acclaimed European producers and leading experts in media financing, production, sales and distribution. Various virtual networking opportunities and collaboration in virtual working groups allow to connect with European colleagues and pave the way for new business opportunities.

FormatInteractive online workshop
DatumOctober 22 - 24
OrtOnline via Zoom
ZielgruppeFilm and TV professionals interested in co-production
SpracheEnglish
TeilnahmezertifikatYes
Preis590,00 EUR (special offer 2020)
StipendienScholarships and discounts available (details below)
European Co-Production - Legal and Financial Aspects
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Join the waiting list

If you would like to join the waiting list for European Co-Production, please contact Judith Klein (jk@epi.media).

Moving online

NEW FORMAT: Online Workshop

EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION 2020 will be held as state-of-the-art live online workshop, designed specifically to reflect the structure and offer a 100% equivalent to the content of the on-site workshop. The format allows for a highly interactive workshop, including collaboration in virtual working groups and exclusive networking opportunities. We are also happy to offer you several exclusive benefits (see below).

Interview

You cannot climb a mountain without orientation.

You cannot climb a mountain without orientation.

A short interview with industry veteran Bernie Stampfer

We haven spoken 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.

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
  • Managing and sustaining businesses in times of uncertainty

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 collaboration in virtual groups
  • 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

Exclusive Benefits 2020

  • Free access to the case studies of A MOST WANTED MAN and LOUDER THAN BOMBS from our Online Course on European Co-Production
  • A 50% discount on another Online Course of your choice
  • Over 30% discount on the regular participation fee (890 EUR)
  • No costs for travel, accommodation or meals 
  • Special interactive elements like virtual group work
  • The chance to learn from first-hand experience of fellow industry professionals dealing with recent industry challenges

programme schedule 2020

experts 2020

Wolfgang Brehm
Wolfgang Brehm
Attourney at Law / Partner, Brehm & v. Moers, Germany
Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen
Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen
Executive Producer A ROYAL AFFAIR, MELANCHOLIA / Co-Founder / CEO, SAM Productions, Denmark
Irina Ignatiew
Irina Ignatiew
Managing Director, Boxworks Media, Germany
Jonathan Olsberg
Jonathan Olsberg
Chairman, Olsberg SPI Limited, UK
Tobias Pausinger
Tobias Pausinger
Head of Development and Acquisitions, The Match Factory, Germany
Leontine Petit
Leontine Petit
Producer BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ, THE LOBSTER / CEO, Lemming Film, The Netherlands
Bernie Stampfer
Bernie Stampfer
Founder, International Film Partners, Germany
Maria Tanjala
Maria Tanjala
Co-Founder FilmChain / Big Couch, UK

Case studies 2020

 Created by Adam Price

Created by Adam Price

 D: Diederik van Rooijen

D: Diederik van Rooijen

 D: Ninja Thyberg

D: Ninja Thyberg

scholarships and discounts

Erich Pommer Institut Scholarships

A limited amount of mostly partial scholarships is available for nationals of the following countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, FYROM, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine.


The deadline for scholarship applications for European Co-Production has expired.

Other Scholarships and Discounts

Please consider applying for funding in your home countries. 


German funding possibility: Bildungsprämie des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung


Finnish funding possibilities: AVEK training supports | The Finnish Film Foundation training supports


Lithuanian funding possibility: Lithuanian Film Centre scholarships


Polish funding possibility: Polish Film Institute financial support


If you would like to participate but are experiencing financial difficulties because of Covid-19, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will try our best to find a solution.


Please note: Discounts and scholarships are not combinable.

What former participants say

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Videos

04:43
EPI-Talk // How to set up a European Co-Production by Lene Borglum
11:15
EPI Talk // What Film Financiers Need by Bernie Stampfer
05:48
EPI-Talk // Core Elements of Producing by Marco Valerio Pugini

contact

Dina Rubanovitš
Dina Rubanovitš
Leitung Internationale Weiterbildung
+49 (0) 331.769 915-06 | dr@epi.media
Judith Klein
Judith Klein
Projektkoordinatorin Internationale Weiterbildung
+49 (0) 331.769 915-05 | jk@epi.media
Christin Huchel
Christin Huchel
Studentische Mitarbeiterin Internationale Weiterbildung
+49 (0) 331.769 915-02 | ch@epi.media
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