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Berlin Co-Production Market - apply!

Posted By STU LEVY, Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Announcement from the Berlin Film Festival and European Film Market: 

 

We are pleased to open the Call for Project Submissions for the 13th Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 14-16, 2016), which will take place as part of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival (February 11-21).Once again, we are curious to receive your submissions, and are looking forward to reading great, fresh, promising projects, which are ready to be presented at an international co-production market!

 

Experienced producers from around the world are invited to submit their new feature-length fiction projects with a budget range from 1 to 20 million Euros (for projects from Greece, Portugal and Spain the budget requirements are waived), with at least 30% of financing (or the local production funding) already in place, for which they are seeking international co-production and financing partners.

 

Please find our specific project requirements along with more detailed information and our SUBMISSION FORMonline here.

We would also very much appreciate if you can spread the word to other interested producers.

 

The deadline for project submissions is October 21, 2015.

This year’s selection will be made by December 22, 2015 and will be published in January.

 

The Berlinale Co-Production Market is a three-day service and networking platform designed for producers, financiers, sales agents, distributors, broadcasters and funding representatives who are working in international co-productions.

 

For the selected projects, we organise pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with interested co-production partners and financiers.

Participants who attend without their own projects, can request meetings with the selected projects and the selected companies in the Company Matching Programme. The framework programme offers film financing news in Case Studies, first-hand information on co-production opportunities at the “Countries-in-Focus Sessions“, as well as learning and experience exchange in “Theme Talks”. Informal “Speed Matchings“, cocktail receptions and the “Producers’ Lounge” provide additional opportunities for networking. In addition, targeted pitching and networking events cater for producers’ special interests: At Books at Berlinale, around ten selected international books with film potential are presented to interested producers, and at CoPro Series, ca. six hand-picked international drama series projects are pitched in front of potential co-producers and financiers.

 

In 2015, 36 projects from all over the world as well as 5 well-established companies in the Company Matching Programme were presented at the Berlinale Co-Production Market. 500 international industry professionals attended the event and met in more than 1000 pre-arranged individual meetings. Overall, more than 200 films have so far found partners at the Berlinale Co-Production Market, have gone into production and screened at festivals and in cinemas internationally, which equals more than 50% of all previous projects.

 

We’re now looking forward to receiving promising new projects that we can match with partners at the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2016.

If you have any questions regarding the project submission, or if you want to participate in the Berlinale Co-Production Market without a project (as a potentially interested co-producer for our by then selected projects), please do not hesitate to contact the team of the Berlinale Co-Production Market.

Tel: +49-30-25920-517coproductionmarket@berlinale.de

 

 

See you in Berlin.

 

Best regards

 

Dieter Kosslick

Festival Director

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the Berlinale Co-Production Market team

Martina Bleis, Kathi Bildhauer, Miriam Agritelli, Míriam Boixader

 

 

Berlinale Co-Production Market

14 – 16 FEB 2016

Berlin International Film Festival

Potsdamer Strasse 5

10785 Berlin, Germany

 

Tel  +49-30-259 20-517

Fax +49-30-259 20-529

coproductionmarket@berlinale.de

www.efm-berlinale.de

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US-China Film Summit - Nov 5, 2015

Posted By STU LEVY, Friday, September 11, 2015

Please see below for info on this very educational and important event.  Better yet, PGA members get a discount!  To receive the discounted rates please use the promotional code: PGAsummit2015. 

On the registration page, at the bottom of the ticket information box, there is a place where is says "If you have a promotional code, enter it here:" After you enter the code and press apply, the discounted supporting org rates will appear in the list of ticket prices. 

 

Event info:

Asia Society Southern California will hold its Sixth Annual U.S.-China Film Summit on Thursday, November 5, 2015. This prestigious event will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST, followed by a Gala Dinner. Since 2010, the Film Summit has led the conversation about U.S.-Chinese film co-production and delivered high-quality speakers, spurring rapid expansion of the conference, drawing ever more senior executives and government officials and generating national media coverage.

The pace of deal making has accelerated in the past year and ambitions are growing for partnerships and market access on both sides of the Pacific. This year’s Film Summit will have four panel discussions and featured speakers examining, among other trends:

• The outlook for Chinese investment in Hollywood
• Initiatives in cross-border film finance
• What’s working in China: Emerging avenues for film and ancillary fields
• An insiders’ view on overcoming production, funding and legal snafus
• The evolving role of intellectual-property rights in China’s film growth
• Chinese and American studio CEOs’ take on the present and near future

For more information and to register please visit:http://asiasociety.org/us-china-film-summit

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PGA event at Toronto 2015

Posted By STU LEVY, Wednesday, September 2, 2015

EP Financial Solutions, Canada Film Capital, the Producers Guild of America (PGA), and Variety 411 invite you to a finance panel and cocktail reception at the Toronto International Film Festival. Meet and network with PGA members and learn more about the guild and its activities.

WHEN:

Sunday, September 13, 2015
Panel:5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Reception:6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WHERE:

The Spoke Club, Portland Room
600 King Street West
Toronto

 

 

Moderated by Joe Chianese, EVP, EP Financial Solutions

TIFF is the fall film festival that presents today's must-see movies from filmmakers around the world. What emerging financing trends tie these films together? How are these groundbreaking producers utilizing the value of international production incentives? What new possibilities are on the horizon for financing through crowdsourcing? And what do these shifts in the global marketplace mean for you?

Join moderatorJoe Chianeseand his panel of innovative producers, film financing and production incentive executives, filmmakers, and crowdfunding specialists as they explore these questions and more!

Panelists Include:

·Don Carmody, Don Carmody Productions

·John Hadity, EP Financial Solutions

·Michael Helfant, Producer,Mr. Right(TIFF 2015 Film Selection)

·Kristen Konvitz, Indiegogo, Film Vertical

·Jennifer Liscio, Canada Film Capital

·Kire Paputts, Director,The Rainbow Kid(TIFF 2015 Film Selection)

·Cynthia Wade, Producer,Freeheld(TIFF 2015 Film Selection)

 

Please RSVP byTuesday, September 8toTIFF2015@ep.com.Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP soon. This event is first-come, first-served.

 

We hope to see you there!

 

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Berlin's Talent Project Market - DEADLINE Sept 1, 2015

Posted By STU LEVY, Thursday, August 27, 2015

Submit your PROJECT to Berlin by Sept 1, 2015!! 

We are currently accepting submissions for the Talent Project Market, where ten projects from up-and-coming filmmakers are introduced to potential financiers and co-producers every year, as part of the Berlinale Co-Production Market. This year, only applications by producers are accepted for the Talent Project Market. 

 

The programme is made for upcoming producers who don’t have an international track record yet like the experienced producers who form our regular Co-Production Market clientele. And the submitted projects don’t need to fulfill the Co-Pro criteria with regards to budget and financing secured. 

 

So if you have any talented junior producers in your company , or if you know other upcoming producers working on exciting projects suitable for international co-production, please encourage them to apply. We’d be happy to receive their project submissions. The application is made online, together with the application for Berlinale Talents.

 

For further information, please check here:

http://www.berlinale-talents.de/channel/4.html#Project Labs

 

The application deadline for the Talent Project Market is September 1st on: 

http://www.berlinale-talents.de/story/41/application-2016.html

 

Thanks a lot in advance for spreading the word. 

We will contact you again with our regular call for projects for the Berlinale Co-Production Market, which we plan to send out mid-September.

 

Your Berlinale Co-Production Market Team

 

Berlinale Co-Production Market

14 – 16 FEB 2016

Berlin International Film Festival

Potsdamer Strasse 5

10785 Berlin, Germany

 

Tel  +49-30-259 20-517

Fax +49-30-259 20-529

coproductionmarket@berlinale.de

www.efm-berlinale.de

 

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Malaysian news story about PGA / CCIG Affiliation

Posted By STU LEVY, Sunday, June 7, 2015

Our affiliate Creative Content Industry Guild (CCIG) in Malaysia was featured in an industry article which highlights our Guild's partnership with the CCIG and features a photo and quote from PGA International Chair Stu Levy.  Click to read!

 

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Pics from Arri / PGA / APC / France Film event at Cannes

Posted By STU LEVY, Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It was a great event - thanks to everyone!!

Here are some fun pics :-)





 

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Indie Films and Accessing the UK Film Tax Relief (LA panel)

Posted By STU LEVY, Friday, May 15, 2015

The British Film Commission invites LA-based PGA members to a panel on Thursday 11 June focusing on indie films and the UK Film Tax Relief, spotlighting Oscar-winning film The Imitation Game, followed by a networking brunch.

Hear producer Teddy Schwarzman talk about why he chose the UK and how the production office was established, and learn about the Cultural Test, UK Film Tax Relief application and claim process. Also hear John Graydon, Partner at UK entertainment accountancy firm Saffery Champness, talk through the financial aspects of the UK Film Tax Relief. British Film Commission CEO, Adrian Wootton, and EVP US Production, Kattie Kotok, will also be there to talk about the UK industry and assistance the Commission can offer. The event will be moderated by PGA West Member Adam Leipzig, CEO Entertainment Media Partners.

Full event details in the e-vite below. 

RSVP to: RSVP@britishfilmcommission.org by Thursday 2 June and note ‘LA panel’ in the subject line.

Please note that places are limited.

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Indie Films and Accessing the UK Film Tax Relief (NYC panel)

Posted By STU LEVY, Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The British Film Commission invites PGA EAST members to a panel on Wednesday 3 June, focusing on indie films and the UK Film Tax Relief, spotlighting Oscar-winning film The Imitation Game, followed by a networking brunch.

Hear producers Nora Grossman and Ido Ostrowsky talk about why they chose the UK and how the production office was established, and learn about the Cultural Test, UK Film Tax Relief application and claim process. Also hear Moses Nyachae, Partner at UK entertainment accountancy firm Saffery Champness, talk through the financial aspects of the UK Film Tax Relief. British Film Commission CEO, Adrian Wootton, and EVP US Production, Kattie Kotok, will also be there to talk about the UK industry and assistance the Commission can offer.  The event will be moderated by PGA East Member John Hadity, Sr Vice President, EP Financial Solutions.

Full event details in the e-vite attached. 

RSVP to: RSVP@britishfilmcommission.org by Thursday 21 May and note ‘NY panel’ in the subject line.

Please note that places are limited.

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PGA Affiliate Newsletter - May 2015

Posted By Kent Matsuoka, Sunday, April 26, 2015
Updated: Sunday, April 26, 2015


 

PGA INTERNATIONAL
International Affiliate Newletter - May 2015
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Dear Producing Colleages;

The International Committee has been busy this spring, some of us have just returned from HK FILMART and MIPTV, others are packing their bags for Cannes, and we're all trying to get back to LA for Produced By at the end of the month.

We've launched a China Task Force(see sidebar), and not a moment too soon as Chinese companies Hunan TV and Huayi Bros. anounced partnerships with Lionsgate and STX respectively, while Alibaba and Wanda continue their push into Hollywood circles as well.

We've read about "Furious 7's" phenomenal race past $1 billion in overseas box office after coming out of the gate with a $245 million international opening weekend, breaking records for the biggest opening weekend in 29 markets including Mexico, Brazil, and Taiwan, and has shown the growing strength of the international audience.

Make sure to come out to Produced By and keep up to date with all the changes happening in the industry, if you haven't registered yet, rates go up on May 1st so drop everything and go to producedbyconference.com now.

Stu Levy & Bill Stuart, Co-Chairs
PGA International

 


Produced By Early Bird Pricing
Ends on May 1st!

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Early bird pricing increases to $475 on May 1st, so if haven't done so yet, register now to save!

The PGA's 7th Annual Produced By Conference is coming up quick, on May 30-31 at Paramount Studios.

Reaching into every facet of the entertainment business, the Produced By Conference is an educational forum that attracts over a thousand participants every year, where veteran professionals and emerging talents alike come to meet and hear from numerous Academy Award winning filmmakers, Emmy Award winning showrunners, and the next generation of creative entrepreneurs.

This unique forum has sold out each of the last four years, so reserve your seat today!

As an international affiliate of the PGA, your members are entitled to a special affiliate price of $399 for full access up to May 1st, which will then increaseto $475.

Regular industry price is $499 before May 1st and $575 after.

Learn More


PGA Events at Cannes

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PGA International is proud to support several events at Cannes. If you're attending the festival this year, please try and drop by one or more of these events :

Saturday May 16, 17:30-19:00

ARRI invites you to join them for cocktails and networking with our French counterparts from the Association des Producteurs de Cinema and Film France.Our fourth year for this lively and productive event with the French producers.

(Organized by Antoine De Cazotte, PGA-IC member.)

RSVP Required, Please click here for more info

Sunday May 17, 14:30-15:45

The Royal Film Commission of Jordan and the PGA invite you to a lively panel discussion on ‘Producing Without Borders: The role of the Producer in the global film arena’.

An exciting panel discussion with a group of international producers, attorneys, filmmakers, and distributors coming together to share their knowledge and experience on how to best collaborate and launch a successful project. International film projects demand careful cross-border planning and preparation involving all aspects of production from development through marketing. Partnering with a local producer will help facilitate all aspects of the production process, and learning how to find the right local partner is critical.

(Organized and moderated by Kayvan Mashayekh, PGA-IC member)

Official invite and details to come, check back at our blog on the producersguild.org page soon!

Sunday May 17, 16:00-18:00

Entertainment Partners invites all PGA members in Cannes to attend a networking reception for International producers and financiers. This will be an excellent opportunity for like-minded producers from across the globe to meet one another.

RSVP Required, Please click here for more info

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US Pins Asia Hope on Hong Kong Filmart

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"Filmart features a panel discussion organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Producers Guild of America called 'Making Asian Films in America,' featuring Elizabeth Dell, head of the PGA's China Task Force, and Stu Levy, who chairs the Guild's International Committee."
 

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China Looks to Top the Bill in Hollywood

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"There is huge energy and interest among our members to navigate their way into China, which is now the world's second-largest film market after the United States," said Elizabeth Dell, head of a China Task Force formed by the Producers Guild of America"

"The PGA set up the task force last autumn to meet soaring interest from its members in China-especially about how to get money from the market."

 


Become an International Member of the PGA!

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PGA International has been working with Membership in recognizing the work producers do worldwide and has added several festivals and digital portals as approved distribution venues for membership consideration.

Some of the festivals include the Berlin, Busan, Guadalajara, Hong Kong, Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca, and Venice as well as Epix, Fandor, Film Movement, and Netflix as digital portals now recognized by membership.

 Learn More


AFFILIATE MEMBERS:

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PGA International Committee

Stu Levy & Bill Stuart,Co-Chairs | Kent Matsuoka, Newsletter Editor


Please direct any comments or questions to ic@producersguild.org


 


 

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PGA Events at Cannes 2015

Posted By Kent Matsuoka, Saturday, April 25, 2015
Updated: Sunday, April 26, 2015

PGA Events in Cannes 2015

Your PGA International Committee is proud to present three events for the coming festival.

Saturday May 16, 17:30-19:00

ARRI invites you to join them for cocktails and networking with our French counterparts from the Association des Producteurs de Cinema and Film France.  Our fourth year for this lively and productive event with the French producers.

RSVP by May 11th to info@imageworks.fr

(Organized by Antoine De Cazotte, PGA-IC member.)

 Sunday May 17, 14:30-15:45

The Royal Film Commission of Jordan and the PGA invite you to a lively panel discussion on ‘Producing Without Borders: The role of the Producer in the global film arena’. 

An exciting panel discussion with a group of international producers, attorneys, filmmakers, and distributors coming together to share their knowledge and experience on how to best collaborate and launch a successful project.  International film projects demand careful cross-border planning and preparation involving all aspects of production from development through marketing. Partnering with a local producer will help facilitate all aspects of the production process, and learning how to find the right local partner is critical.

(Organized and moderated by Kayvan Mashayekh, PGA-IC member)

Confirmed panelists (more to come):

Craig Emanuel, Loeb & Loeb

John Hadity, Entertainment Partners

Location: Jordan Pavilion – Official invite and details to come.

Sunday May 17, 16:00-18:00

Entertainment Partners invites all PGA members in Cannes to attend a networking reception for International producers and financiers. This will be an excellent opportunity for like-minded producers from across the globe to meet one another.

RSVP by May 14 to cannes@sargent-disc.com

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