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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.


Areas covered will include:

  • Co-production Deal Structures & Contracts Panel – Mark Byrne (Group Head of Business Affairs, Element Pictures), Cian McElhone (Business Affairs Manager, Screen Ireland)
  • Creative Co-production Panel – Susan Mullen (Producer, Parallel Films), Jacqueline Kerrin (Producer, Ripple World), John Keville (Producer, Savage Productions), Alan Maher (Producer, Marcie Films)
  • 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)
  • Service Co-production Panel Aoife O’Sullivan (Producer, Subotica), Julie Ryan (Producer, MK Productions) and Catherine Tiernan (Production Executive, Metropolitian)
  • TV Co-production Case Study – ‘Blood’ – Bill Malone ( Director of Content, Virgin Media), Jonathan Fisher (Executive Producer, All3Media), Ingrid Goodwin (Co-Producer)
  • Animation Co-production Panel – Paul Young (Co-founder, Cartoon Saloon), Alix Weiseman (Senior Vice President Distribution & Acquisitions, 9 Story Media Group), Andrew Kavanagh (Producer, Kavaleer Productions)
  • International Funders Panel – Edith Sepp (Director, Estonian Film Institute), Prem Gill (CEO, Creative BC), Guy Daleiden (Managing Director, Film Fund Luxembourg, Katrien Maes (Deputy at Screen Flanders), Agnieszka Moody (Director, Creative Desk Europe UK at The BFI)


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.

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