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.

Bewerbungsfrist18. April 2017
OrtModule 1: Europe | Module 2: Canada
ZielgruppeProducers (feature film and/or TV drama)
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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

what former participants say

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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 in excellent networking opportunities throughout both modules
  • Get access 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

application

Application procedure

Application deadline is April 18, 2017.

The online application form is available below.


A list of all required information for the application is provided below (under "show more").

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. 

Successful applicants of TAP 2017 will be contacted in early May.

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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. 1400 characters each)
4. Main credits (details, your role, festivals, awards) (min. 1, max. 4)
5. Projects for TAP (min. 1, max. 2)
    a. Title, format, genre
    b. Logline (max. 400 characters)
    c. Synopsis(max. 2100 characters)
    d. Artistic Statement (max. 2100 characters)
    e. Further information (optional)
         i. Attached writer, director, producer, co-producer, broadcaster
         ii. Shooting language, location and start
         iii. Based on, development stage, budget total / per episode, URL
         iv. Elements seeking / available for co-production (e.g. location, post, cast, director)
    f. Financing in place (optional; government grants, foundations, private equity, etc.)
    g. Main talent attached (optional; max. 3; name, role, bio of max. 500 characters)


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 - 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 between Europe, Canada and/or the US


Succesful applicants will receive the oportunity to accept or refuse the seat.

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

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