The movie and entertainment industries need new blood, particularly as whole new ways of distributing and enjoying filmed content are coming to maturity. For 13 years already, European Film Promotion has been organising Producers on the Move, a workshop/networking event for 25 upcoming European producers.
Meeting at Cannes 2012
Like the film market, Producers on the Move is above all a high-octane networking event. Producers are given the opportunity to connect with each and major players in the industry over four days. This is not a forum for newbies, but a lab for active talent. More than 50% of the producers from the past three years are working together on 31 international co-productions as a result of the initiative. Following Cannes, most of the producers stay in contact with one another for specific projects.
The importance of co-productions
Co-production is vital for European cinema, as it allows movies to tap into a broader range of financing sources and tax breaks. Some of the 2012 PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE are presenting films in one of the sections of the Cannes Film Festival: Siniša Juričić, Nukleus Film, from Croatia, produced the documentary “Sofia’s Last Ambulance” (photo) by Ilian Metev which will have its world premiere in the Semaine de la Critique section; Trent, NFI Productions, from The Netherlands will see “Villegas”, directed by Gonzalo Tobal, in a Special Screening; and Monica Lazurean-Gorgan from Romania, 4 Proof Film, will be presented with Adina Pintille’s “Touch Me Not” in Cinéfondation Atelier.
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