Aug 11 2010

Producer Bernard Michaux selected for PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO

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SOURCE: http://www.efp-online.com/en/news/2010/08/2010_08_10_producers_lab_toronto.php
http://www.efp-online.com/en/producers/producer/15873/Bernard-Michaux.htm

EFP, OMDC and TIFF set up platform for co-productions between Europe and Canada
With the aim of exchanging creative energy, experience and talents and promoting the co-production of international film projects, 12 European and 12 Canadian producers will be meeting for the new initiative entitled PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO. Created by European Film Promotion (EFP) in collaboration with the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the programme will be launched this year between September 10 -12, during the Toronto International Film Festival. Regarded as the key gateway to the North American market, TIFF has always been important for European films. The MEDIA Internationalprogramme of the European Union is supporting the initiative financially.

The programme is designed for independent producers who must have a track record of successful project development and production. Besides demonstrating a strong motivation in co-producing with Canada or Europe, they all have to be experienced in international co-productions and should have one project ready to pitch. The EFP network has selected the European participants from the group of EFP’s PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE between 2006 – 2009. The participants from Canada have been chosen by OMDC and TIFF.

“Following on from our established PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE programme in Cannes, this new initiative aims to facilitate and increase international co-productions not only between Europeans, but also between European and Canadian producers”, says Renate Rose, EFP Managing Director. “We intend to foster the circulation of European films in Canada as well as Canadian films in Europe. Moreover, PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO will provide a first stage for preparing co-productions from countries which have rarely co-produced with Canada to date.”

“OMDC is committed to supporting our clients with new business opportunities on the international stage”, states Karen Thorne-Stone, President and CEO of the OMDC. “PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO will build important relationships between Canadian and European producers, which we are confident will lead to creative co-productions and long-lasting partnerships. We are excited by the 24 delegates that have been selected and look forward to supporting their future collaborations.”

Besides various networking opportunities, the three-day event will include pitching sessions, one-to-one-meetings and case studies of completed European / Canadian co-productions, analyses and presentations of financing sources and co-production structures.

“We are excited about this initiative. Every year TIFF strives to support the Canadian film industry with innovative career-development and networking programmes. PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO will provide an invaluable and exciting opportunity to open doors and facilitate collaboration for talented producers.” Karen Bruce, Director, Canadian Initiatives, Toronto International Film Festival.


SOURCE: http://www.screendaily.com/
Producers Lab Toronto participants to include Tilic, Jackowski, Selen, Marr

The new Producers Lab Toronto will welcome 24 producers from Europe and Canada.

The initiative has been launched by Hamburg-based European Film Promotion (EFP) with the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to foster more co-productions between Europe and Canada.

The European contingent includes the Netherlands’ Reinier Selen whose production of Nothing Personal won six awards in Locarno last year; German producer Janine Jackowski of Berlin-based Komplizen Film, who was in Locarno this week to speak to participants of the first Summer Academy with director Maren Ade (Everyone Else); and Spain’s Luis Angel Ramirez who co-produced Argentinian filmmaker Diego Lerman’s Directors’ Fortnight title The Invisible Eye.

In addition, Croatia’s Ankica Juric Tilic, producer of the award-winning The Blacks and Polish producer-writer-director Andrzej Jakimowski (Tricks) are among the European dozen travelling to Toronto to meet their Canadian counterparts.

The complete lineup of the European producers is as follows:

Iván Angelusz, Katapult Film, Hungary

Silje Eik, Cinenord Spillefilm, Norway

Matti Halonen, Fisher King Production Oy, Finland

Janine Jackowski, Komplizen Film, Germany

Andrzej Jakimowski, ZAiR, Poland,

Monika Kristl, Dawson Production, Czech Republic

Bernard Michaux, lucil, Luxembourg

Martina Niland, Samson Films & Accomplice TV, Ireland

Luis Ángel Ramirez, IMVAL Producciones, Spain

Marc-Antoine Robert, 2.4.7.Films, France

Reinier Selen, Rinkel Film, Netherlands

Ankica Juric Tilic, Kinorama, Croatia

who will be able to meet the following Canadian producers:

Paul Barkin, Alcina Pictures

Andrew Boutilier, Submission Films

Robert Budreau, Lumanity Productions

Damon D’Oliveira, Conquering Lion Pictures

Trish Dolman, Screen Sirens Pictures

Liz Jarvis, Buffalo Gal Pictures

Jennifer Jonas, New Real Films

Jennifer Kawaja, Sienna Films

Corey Marr, Corey Marr Productions

Brandi-Ann Milbradt, Philms Pictures

Martin Paul-Hus, Amérique Film

Paul Scherzer, Six Island Productions

Apart from having a track record in successful project development and production, the selected participants have also been involved in international co-production and will have concrete projects that could benefit both financially and creatively from partners from Europe or Canada.

OMDC already has experience of bringing its domestic Canadian producers together with potential international partners as it had already been staging the International Financing Forum during the Toronto film festival since 2006. That event had been aimed at selected Canadian and international producers developing English-language projects.

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SOURCE: http://www.efp-online.com/en/news/2010/08/2010_08_10_producers_lab_toronto.php
http://www.efp-online.com/en/producers/producer/15873/Bernard-Michaux.htm

EFP, OMDC and TIFF set up platform for co-productions between Europe and Canada
With the aim of exchanging creative energy, experience and talents and promoting the co-production of international film projects, 12 European and 12 Canadian producers will be meeting for the new initiative entitled PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO. Created by European Film Promotion (EFP) in collaboration with the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the programme will be launched this year between September 10 -12, during the Toronto International Film Festival. Regarded as the key gateway to the North American market, TIFF has always been important for European films. The MEDIA Internationalprogramme of the European Union is supporting the initiative financially.

The programme is designed for independent producers who must have a track record of successful project development and production. Besides demonstrating a strong motivation in co-producing with Canada or Europe, they all have to be experienced in international co-productions and should have one project ready to pitch. The EFP network has selected the European participants from the group of EFP’s PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE between 2006 – 2009. The participants from Canada have been chosen by OMDC and TIFF.

“Following on from our established PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE programme in Cannes, this new initiative aims to facilitate and increase international co-productions not only between Europeans, but also between European and Canadian producers”, says Renate Rose, EFP Managing Director. “We intend to foster the circulation of European films in Canada as well as Canadian films in Europe. Moreover, PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO will provide a first stage for preparing co-productions from countries which have rarely co-produced with Canada to date.”

“OMDC is committed to supporting our clients with new business opportunities on the international stage”, states Karen Thorne-Stone, President and CEO of the OMDC. “PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO will build important relationships between Canadian and European producers, which we are confident will lead to creative co-productions and long-lasting partnerships. We are excited by the 24 delegates that have been selected and look forward to supporting their future collaborations.”

Besides various networking opportunities, the three-day event will include pitching sessions, one-to-one-meetings and case studies of completed European / Canadian co-productions, analyses and presentations of financing sources and co-production structures.

“We are excited about this initiative. Every year TIFF strives to support the Canadian film industry with innovative career-development and networking programmes. PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO will provide an invaluable and exciting opportunity to open doors and facilitate collaboration for talented producers.” Karen Bruce, Director, Canadian Initiatives, Toronto International Film Festival.


SOURCE: http://www.screendaily.com/
Producers Lab Toronto participants to include Tilic, Jackowski, Selen, Marr

The new Producers Lab Toronto will welcome 24 producers from Europe and Canada.

The initiative has been launched by Hamburg-based European Film Promotion (EFP) with the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to foster more co-productions between Europe and Canada.

The European contingent includes the Netherlands’ Reinier Selen whose production of Nothing Personal won six awards in Locarno last year; German producer Janine Jackowski of Berlin-based Komplizen Film, who was in Locarno this week to speak to participants of the first Summer Academy with director Maren Ade (Everyone Else); and Spain’s Luis Angel Ramirez who co-produced Argentinian filmmaker Diego Lerman’s Directors’ Fortnight title The Invisible Eye.

In addition, Croatia’s Ankica Juric Tilic, producer of the award-winning The Blacks and Polish producer-writer-director Andrzej Jakimowski (Tricks) are among the European dozen travelling to Toronto to meet their Canadian counterparts.

The complete lineup of the European producers is as follows:

Iván Angelusz, Katapult Film, Hungary

Silje Eik, Cinenord Spillefilm, Norway

Matti Halonen, Fisher King Production Oy, Finland

Janine Jackowski, Komplizen Film, Germany

Andrzej Jakimowski, ZAiR, Poland,

Monika Kristl, Dawson Production, Czech Republic

Bernard Michaux, lucil, Luxembourg

Martina Niland, Samson Films & Accomplice TV, Ireland

Luis Ángel Ramirez, IMVAL Producciones, Spain

Marc-Antoine Robert, 2.4.7.Films, France

Reinier Selen, Rinkel Film, Netherlands

Ankica Juric Tilic, Kinorama, Croatia

who will be able to meet the following Canadian producers:

Paul Barkin, Alcina Pictures

Andrew Boutilier, Submission Films

Robert Budreau, Lumanity Productions

Damon D’Oliveira, Conquering Lion Pictures

Trish Dolman, Screen Sirens Pictures

Liz Jarvis, Buffalo Gal Pictures

Jennifer Jonas, New Real Films

Jennifer Kawaja, Sienna Films

Corey Marr, Corey Marr Productions

Brandi-Ann Milbradt, Philms Pictures

Martin Paul-Hus, Amérique Film

Paul Scherzer, Six Island Productions

Apart from having a track record in successful project development and production, the selected participants have also been involved in international co-production and will have concrete projects that could benefit both financially and creatively from partners from Europe or Canada.

OMDC already has experience of bringing its domestic Canadian producers together with potential international partners as it had already been staging the International Financing Forum during the Toronto film festival since 2006. That event had been aimed at selected Canadian and international producers developing English-language projects.

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