Berlin Module: June 16 - 21, 2018 in Berlin, Germany

Halifax Module: September 10 - 16, 2018 in Halifax, Canada


Trans Atlantic Partners (TAP) is an established training and networking program for experienced film and TV producers from Europe, Canada and the U.S. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018, 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.

DatumBerlin Module: June 16 - 21, 2018
Halifax Module: September 10 - 16, 2018
OrtGermany in June | Canada in September
ZielgruppeProducers (feature film and/or TV drama)
PreisEUR 5.000 (incl. meals and accommodation),
Subsidies are available
StipendienGrants and discounts available for nationals of the EU, Canada & the U.S. (conditions apply)
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Trans Atlantic Partners 2018
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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 program

  • 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 U.S.

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

Experts of Halifax Module 2018

Shirley Bowers
Shirley Bowers
VP Sales and Acquisitions, Red Arrow Studios International, USA
Robin Geradts-Gill
Robin Geradts-Gill
Creative Director, BritBox / BBC, USA
Brian Hamilton
Brian Hamilton
Executive Producer, Omnifilm Entertainment, Canada
Tom Hastings
Tom Hastings
Director of Drama, Bell Media, Canada
Sheila Hockin
Sheila Hockin
Executive Producer THE HANDMAID'S TALE, THE TUDORS / Producer PENNY DREADFUL, QUEER AS FOLK
Marcin Janowski
Marcin Janowski
Head of Worldwide Marketing & Publicity, International Film Trust, USA
Will Machin
Will Machin
CEO / Partner, Metro International Entertainment, UK
David MacLeod
David MacLeod
President / Producer, Big Motion Pictures, Canada
Natalie Martin
Natalie Martin
Vice President of Business Development / Sales, Premiere Digital Services, USA
Katie Mustard
Katie Mustard
Producer, Mustard & Company, USA
Alex Schwarm
Alex Schwarm
Director of International Programming, AMC | SundanceTV, USA

Experts of Berlin Module 2018

Daniel Bekerman
Daniel Bekerman
Producer BACKSTABBING FOR BEGINNERS, Scythia Films, Canada
Tashi Bieler
Tashi Bieler
Producer THE FIRM (TV Series), Entertainment One, Canada
Fabrice Delville
Fabrice Delville
Founder & General Manager, Belga Films Fund & Belga Productions, Belgium
Ken Dhaliwal
Ken Dhaliwal
Attorney, Partner, Dentons, Canada
Katharina Domnick
Katharina Domnick
Lawyer, Noerr LLP, Germany
Pierre Even
Pierre Even
Producer C.R.A.Z.Y, THE COLONY, Co-Producer BROOKLYN, Item 7, Canada
Steve Fraser
Steve Fraser
Lawyer, Fraser - Entertainment Law, USA
Ilann Girard
Ilann Girard
Producer I ANNA, LEBANON, GOODBYE BAFANA, Arsam International, France
Mike Ryan
Mike Ryan
Producer JUNEBUG, A CRITICALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES, Greyshack Films, USA
Amelie von Kienlin
Amelie von Kienlin
Producer STEREO, Executive Producer CLEVERMAN (TV Series), Germany
Andi Wecker
Andi Wecker
Producer THE TEAM, STRALSUND, SOKO KÖLN, Network Movie, Germany

previous tap experts Include

 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

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 FIN 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

Application Procedure

The application procedure for Trans Atlantic Partners 2018 ended April 3, 2018. Successful applicants of TAP 2018 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

Presenting Partners

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

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Berlin Industry Event Partner
Alumni Network Partner
Associate Industry Partners
Werbepartner
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