European Module: June 21 - 24, 2017 in Berlin, Germany

Canadian Module: September 12 - 17, 2017 in Halifax, Canada


Trans Atlantic Partners (TAP) is an established training and networking programme for experienced film and TV producers from Europe, Canada and the US. Founded in 2009, TAP is the only programme 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 to participate at the Atlantic Film Festival's Strategic Partners, one of the worlds pre-eminent international co-production markets in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

BewerbungsfristApril 18, 2017
OrtBerlin in June | Halifax in September
ZielgruppeProducers (feature film and/or TV drama)
PreisEUR 5.000 (incl. meals and accommodation)
StipendienGrants and discounts available for nationals of the EU, Canada & the US (conditions apply)
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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 also 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 need to have a project attached that is suitable for international co-production and should be nationals of  the EU, Canada or the US.

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 included: ALOFT (ES | CAN), IN DARKNESS (PL | D | CAN), THE TRANSPORTER – The Series (FR | CAN), THE BOOK OF NEGROES (CAN | SA), HEVN (NOR | 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 IncludeD

 Producer COLD IN JULY, TRANSAMERICA Belladona Productions, USA

Producer COLD IN JULY, TRANSAMERICA

Belladona 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

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.

TAP Alumni include

 Belgium BULLHEAD – Oscar®-Nomination 2012

Belgium

BULLHEAD – Oscar®-Nomination 2012

 Canada THE BOOK OF NEGROES TV Mini-Series, 2015

Canada

THE BOOK OF NEGROES

TV Mini-Series, 2015

 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

what former participants say

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application

Application procedure

The application procedure for Trans Atlantic Partners 2017 was closed on April 18, 2017.
Successful applicants of TAP 2017 will be contacted in early May.

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The next application deadline will be announced closer to the edition 2018.
A list of all required information for the application is provided below. Please make sure to have all necessary information at hand before filling out the online form as the application cannot be saved in the process.


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 (or countries associated with the Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union)
  • Canada
  • United States of America
  • 3 seats are available to international participants


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 attached (feature film or TV fiction) that is suitable for international co-production. Please, no animation or documentary.

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
  • The co-production, co-venturing possibilities of the project among Europe, Canada and/or the US
  • Financing in place
  • Packaging elements in place

contact European producers

Dina Rubanovitš
Dina Rubanovitš
Project 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

Veranstalter

Erich Pommer Institut

The Erich Pommer Institut (EPI) is one of the leading providers of advanced training in the German and European media landscape and a recognised industry-specific think tank. With its expertise in media law and management and with a variety of formats and publications, the EPI supports the ongoing process of digital transformation in the media industry.


The Erich Pommer Institut was founded in Potsdam-Babelsberg in 1998 as an independent non-profit limited company and is an institute affiliated with the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF and the University of Potsdam.

Canadian Media Producers Association

 The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) is the Canada’s leading member-based advocacy organization for independent producers, representing hundreds of companies engaged in the development and distribution of English-language content made for television, cinema and digital media channels.


The CMPA works to promote the continued success of the Canadian production sector and ensure a future for diverse content made by Canadians for both domestic and international audiences.

partners and Supporters

Veranstalter
Förderer
Associate Industry Partner
Berlin Industry Event Partners
Local Partner Halifax
Alumni Network Partner
Berlin Module Partner
Event Supporter
Werbepartner
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