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Each day's program starts at 9:30 and ends at 17:00.
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freelance consultant, Studio 100 Animation
Olivier will present a business case-study in which a producer started developing and producing a TV series project through a France / Canada co-production and finally moved urgently to a 100% French production. He will analyse the reasons of this decision. This could underline the key points to have in mind before co-producing; financial and economical advantages and disadvantages, artistic understanding, work split, legal aspects and side effects of co-production.
Moreover Olivier will deliver comparison of selected countries, their conditions, opportunities, obstacles to co-produce animated series - Belgium, France, Spain, Canada and Australia.
Graduated in finance and business administration from the Solvay Business School (Brussels), Olivier has been active in the animation industry since 1994.
He started as financial controller at Dupuis Audiovisuel, the animation company of Editions Dupuis, a major comics publishing group in Europe, where he occupied successively the positions of business affairs, managing director of the production studio and executive producer.
Freelance since 2007, Olivier has been acting as associated producer or legal and business affairs for several French and Belgian production companies such as Normaal Animation (Tangerine & Cow, Copy Cut,…), Thuristar (My Knight and Me), Ciel de Paris (Milly Miss Questions), La Cabane Productions (Mush Mush and the Mushables), and Studio 100 Animation (Maya the Bee, Vic the Viking, Heidi, Arthur and the Minimoys, Galactic Agency,…).
In parallel, Olivier has started in 2017 a consultancy mission for IMPS, owner of the Smurfs property, for the development and production of a new TV adaptation of the famous characters created by Peyo.
producer, Knudsen & Streuber Medienmanufaktur
A case study on four-country coproduction (Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway) and processes of animation feature film Richard the Stork (dir.: Toby Genkel & Reza Memari, Family Entertainment, Berlinale Generation 2017, Czech distribution - Letíme, Bontonfilm) covering project development, packaging incl. how to find co-producers, financing, production, marketing, distribution, sales, licensing / Spin offs.
The film was sold to 155 countries and to date has had over 3,6 Million admissions worldwide.
Kristine studied Film theory in Lillehammer (Norway) and graduated in Film production at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (Germany) followed by training at MEGA - Master in Audiovisual Management at Media Business School in Ronda (Spain) and EAVE - European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs.
In 2006, she co-founded Knudsen & Streuber Medienmanufaktur GmbH in Berlin and in 2010 she founded Den siste skilling AS in Bergen, both boutique production companies for film. Her track record includes the feature films Nade/Mercy (dir.: Matthias Glasner, Drama, Berlinale Competition 2012, GER, NOR) and Hevn / Revenge (dir: Kjersti G. Steinsbø, Thriller, 2015, NOR, CAN) as well as the original story animated feature Richard the Stork (dir.: Toby Genkel & Reza Memari, Family Entertainment, Berlinale Generation 2017, GER, BEL, LUX, NOR), which was sold to 155 countries, and to date has had over 3,6 Million admissions worldwide. She was nominated for “European Animation Producer of the year 2017” at Cartoon Movie and was awarded the Bavarian Film Award for “Best German Childrens Film” 2018.
Currently she is executive producing Titina (dir.: Kajsa Næss, Mikrofilm, NOR, BEL, FR ) as well as financing Richard the Stork 2 and developing Checkmate. Knudsen is Vice President of the European Animation Awards, Member of the European Film Academy and German Film Academy and holds lectures and workshops around Europe.
production manager, Platige Image
A case study on five country co-production of the animated feature film Another Day of Life (main producer Platige Image, Poland) will discuss what unique and challenging aspects in this particular movie in comparison to other movies that are on the market in terms of stylization, documentary vs animation, working with 2 directors and how this uniqueness and challenges + all elements of co-production plans, budget, financing structure, affected the normal workflow of 3D animation. Ula will share what are the risks and threats in going into the co-production of animation movie and how it affects the communication etc.
A producer at Platige Image in Poland for over 8 years now. She started working at VFX Department where she was involved in movies such as Essential Killing, Melancholy and Uwiklanie. She was a production manager creating stereoscopic scenography for spectacles such as Polita for Buffo Theatre and Pilots for Roma Theatre. She also produced animation movies for Qatar market: Hero and the message and Heroes and the mission. Recently first full – feature animation movie co-produced by Platige Image called Another Day of Life is being released to the festival circulation where she was involved as production manager.
producer and founder, The Hive Studio
Are International co-productions on a short films a good way to gain experience before playing big with a feature film or a series? Are they any different? In Amit's case, It proved to be the right path. Coming from Israel, a similar country to CZ where there is a "low to no investment" policy, in most cases. And yet, over the years Amit has successfully worked on several European co-productions, and most recently signed another one with France. Besides the case studies of his projects, Amit will also discuss about the different necessities of establishing co-productions in different countries, and how to go about finding them.
Amit Gicelter, an award winning creative-producer recognized for his work on animated series, feature films & commercial productions.
Since founding “The Hive" studio in Tel-Aviv, he has focused on creating his own content, all the while proving production services for clients around the world.
Currently producing a TV series for HOP! channel, a pre-school pilot optioned by Nickelodeon and in talks with Sony Animation regarding a high concept Feature script he is writing.
producer, Rolling Pictures
Feature film Harvie and the Magic Museum is so far the most expensive CGI feature film in the Czech Republic co-produced by 3 countries (Czech Republic, Belgium, Russia). The film gained more than 200 thousands admissions in the Czech Republic and was sold to more than 90 countries so far. The Harvie was Martin’s first animated feature film and so he will share in depth behind he scene information and experience with focus on what could’ve been done differently.
Martin studied film science at the Philosophical Faculty of Charles University (1992-95) and then studied at the FAMU in Prague (1994-99) and graduated with a thesis on structure and strategy of multiplex.
As a producer he is involved in several film production companies (Major K International, Rolling Pictures, Media Hotel).
He also worked in SPI International (2001-2004). Since 1996, he has been producing comedic films as a director (occasionally as a screenwriter. He also works for television: No Problem Series, Max Marvel Show, Agáta & spol. or Colleagues.
His biggest project is the co-production animated film Hurvínek and the Magic Museum.
Fee includes entry to the seminar, coffee breaks and a networking dinner on Thursday, October 25th.
Fee does not include lunch.