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Conference: Co-Pro Lab – Connect/Create/Produce

Tutors: Various Tutors

Date: Friday, November 29th, 2019

Duration: 1 day

Venue: Dublin TBC

Cost: €75

Course Profile:

A day-long exploration of successful co-production structures, discussing Creative Co-productions and Service Co-productions. Equipping producers with knowledge and insight through a mixture of panels and case studies covering Film, TV and Animation. There will also be a panel of international funding bodies advising on accessing partners and funding in their territories. The day will culminate with networking drinks.


9.30 – Registration

10.00 – Welcome and Introductions

10.15 – Creative Co-production Panel: Susan Mullen (Producer, Parallel Films); Jacqueline Kerrin (Producer, Ripple World); John Keville (Producer, Savage Productions); and Alan Maher (Producer, Cowtown Pictures)

11.15 – Creative Co-production Case Study – ‘The Racer’: Yvonne Donohoe (Producer, Blinder Films); Robin Kerremans (Head of International Co-productions, Caviar); Jesus Gonzalez Elvira (Producer, Calach Films); and Kieron J. Walsh (Director, The Racer)

11.45 – Coffee Break

12.00 – TV Co-production Case Study – ‘Blood’: Bill Malone ( Director of Content, Virgin Media Television); Jonathan Fisher (Executive Producer, All3Media); and Ingrid Goodwin (Producer)

12.30 – Service Co-production Panel: Aoife O’Sullivan (Producer, Subotica); Julie Ryan (Producer, MK Productions); and Catherine Tiernan (Producer, Metropolitan Films)

13.30 – Lunch 

14.30 – Animation Co-production Panel: Paul Young (Co-founder and Producer, Cartoon Saloon); Alix Wiseman (Senior Vice President Distribution & Acquisitions, 9 Story Media Group); and Andrew Kavanagh (Producer, Kavaleer Productions)

15.30 – Co-production Deal Structures & Contracts Panel  

Mark Byrne (Group Head of Business Affairs, Element Pictures) in conversation with Aileen McCauley (Screen Ireland)

16.15 – Coffee Break

16.30 – International Funders Panel: Edith Sepp (Director, Estonian Film Institute); Prem Gill (CEO, Creative BC); Guy Daleiden (Managing Director, Film Fund Luxembourg); and Agnieszka Moody (Director, Creative Desk Europe UK at The BFI)

17.30 – Networking Drinks

Participant Profile:

Co-Pro Lab is open to producers who have completed: a feature film, or several short films and have a first feature in active development; or a body of work in TV or animation production.

Please note: we anticipate high demand and places are limited.

Application Procedure:

Please apply online with a current CV by 5pm on Monday 18 November 2019.

Please email any queries to

Please see Application Procedure for details.