Aug 10 2012

Donato Rotunno @ Producers Lab Toronto 2012

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SOURCE: http://www.efp-online.com

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The third edition of Producers Lab Toronto 2012 is set to launch during the Toronto International Film Festival® from September 5 to 8, 2012. Twenty-four hand-picked European and Canadian producers will be looking for co-production partners. This highly-anticipated networking platform has already resulted in 27 projects in active development.
The international co-production event is organized by European Film Promotion (EFP) in collaboration with Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and the Toronto International Film Festival®, and backed by the MEDIA Mundus Programme of the European Union. Additional support comes from Eurimages and Telefilm Canada.
In a globalized industry, independent European producers are increasingly looking for co-production partners outside Europe who share similar values and perspectives. The cosmopolitan population and strong film funding system in Canada make Canadian producers ideal prospects for building creative and financial bridges with Europe. With this in mind, 12 producers from Europe and 12 from Canada will spend three days during TIFF exchanging stories, ideas and information on funding and co-production on both sides of the Atlantic. The aim is to generate business relationships leading to concrete European-Canadian co-productions, and to increase the visibility of the producers and their projects during the international festival.

Participating producers taking part in the Producers Lab Toronto 2012 program have prior co-production experience and high-quality projects suitable for the international marketplace. European participants are selected by the EFP network from the alumni of their prestigious Cannes-based networking platform Producers on the Move. Canadian producers are selected by OMDC and TIFF from an open call across Canada. The selection of all participants is based on prior experience and suitable projects and objectives for the Lab.

In 1994, Donato Rotunno co-founded Tarantula Luxembourg and, one year later, helped set up Tarantula Belgium. As a producer with Tarantula, he has overseen over 15 feature films, including several co-productions with France and Belgium and other European countries, including UNE PART DU CIEL by Bénédicte Liénard, CALVAIRE by Fabrice du Welz, and NUE PROPRIETE by Joachim Lafosse. A graduate of the EAVE producers training programme, Donato has also produced numerous short films and several documentaries. His career as a director began with the short FISHTRIP and documentaries about specific Luxembourg issues, and was followed in 2006 with his first feature film IN A DARK PLACE, starring Leelee Sobieskie and Tara Fitzgerald. As a director, he is currently working on his next feature film AMOK. As a producer, Donato is currently developing a feature project with Polish producer-director Dariusz Jablonski, IMMIGRANTS, based on tragic events at a Canadian airport in October 2007 when a Polish immigrant was killed by RCMP officers with a Taser gun.

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SOURCE: http://www.efp-online.com

Donato

The third edition of Producers Lab Toronto 2012 is set to launch during the Toronto International Film Festival® from September 5 to 8, 2012. Twenty-four hand-picked European and Canadian producers will be looking for co-production partners. This highly-anticipated networking platform has already resulted in 27 projects in active development.
The international co-production event is organized by European Film Promotion (EFP) in collaboration with Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and the Toronto International Film Festival®, and backed by the MEDIA Mundus Programme of the European Union. Additional support comes from Eurimages and Telefilm Canada.
In a globalized industry, independent European producers are increasingly looking for co-production partners outside Europe who share similar values and perspectives. The cosmopolitan population and strong film funding system in Canada make Canadian producers ideal prospects for building creative and financial bridges with Europe. With this in mind, 12 producers from Europe and 12 from Canada will spend three days during TIFF exchanging stories, ideas and information on funding and co-production on both sides of the Atlantic. The aim is to generate business relationships leading to concrete European-Canadian co-productions, and to increase the visibility of the producers and their projects during the international festival.

Participating producers taking part in the Producers Lab Toronto 2012 program have prior co-production experience and high-quality projects suitable for the international marketplace. European participants are selected by the EFP network from the alumni of their prestigious Cannes-based networking platform Producers on the Move. Canadian producers are selected by OMDC and TIFF from an open call across Canada. The selection of all participants is based on prior experience and suitable projects and objectives for the Lab.

In 1994, Donato Rotunno co-founded Tarantula Luxembourg and, one year later, helped set up Tarantula Belgium. As a producer with Tarantula, he has overseen over 15 feature films, including several co-productions with France and Belgium and other European countries, including UNE PART DU CIEL by Bénédicte Liénard, CALVAIRE by Fabrice du Welz, and NUE PROPRIETE by Joachim Lafosse. A graduate of the EAVE producers training programme, Donato has also produced numerous short films and several documentaries. His career as a director began with the short FISHTRIP and documentaries about specific Luxembourg issues, and was followed in 2006 with his first feature film IN A DARK PLACE, starring Leelee Sobieskie and Tara Fitzgerald. As a director, he is currently working on his next feature film AMOK. As a producer, Donato is currently developing a feature project with Polish producer-director Dariusz Jablonski, IMMIGRANTS, based on tragic events at a Canadian airport in October 2007 when a Polish immigrant was killed by RCMP officers with a Taser gun.

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