Workshop Timetable

04 - 05 June 2013, Europa Corp, Cité du Cinéma, Paris (2 days)

Time Day 1
09.00 - 09.30
 Registration & Welcome
 
09.30 - 10.00
  The State of Play in European Film Finance - Perspective of Creative Europe
Xavier Troussard, Head of Media Unit, European Commission, Belgium
 
10.00 - 10.30
  Welcome of Pôle Media Grand Paris
Lydie Fenech, CEO

Welcome of EuropaCorp
Representative to be confirmed
 
10.30 - 11.30
  The Programme's aims and objectives
Juliane Schulze, Course Director, Senior Partner, peacefulfish; Germany/UK

- Objectives & structure of the course
- Participant's expectations
- Jointly defining success parameters
 
11.30 - 12.00
 Coffee Break
 
12.00 - 13.00
  Participants pitch their financing & investment products
- 5min presentation each
 
13.00 - 14.00
 Lunch
 
14.00 - 15.00
  The State of Play in European Film Finance - The Producer's Perspective
Christophe Mazodier, Founder, CEO & Film Producer, POLARIS Film, France

Plenary Session + 15min Discussion
- Typical finance strategies
- What producers need
- Business plans (ROI & waterfall)

 
15.00 - 16.00
  ENTER the Risk - The Guarantor's Perspective
Nina Crone, Production Executive and co-founder, European Film Bonds, Denmark
Plenary Session + 15min Discussion
- rights & chain of titles
- completion guarantees, risk mitigation for financiers
- party agreements - Risk assessment and mitigation
 
16.00 - 16.30
 Coffee Break
 
16.30 - 17.30
  ENTER Distribution - The Distributor's Perspective
Pierre-François Bernet, President, Chrysalis Films, France

Plenary Session + 15min Discussion
- market trends & ways of distribution
- distribution finance
- logic of co-financing
- Risk assessment and mitigation
 
17.30 - 19.00
  Group Work
Participants work in groups of 4 on their financing & investment products
 


Time Day 2
09.30 - 10.30
  ENTER European Tax Incentives
Samuel Feller, Producer, Magellan Films, UK

Plenary Session + 15min Discussion
- How to use tax schemes (e.g. Belgium)
- Investors' & producer's benefits
- Risk assessment and mitigation
 
10.30 - 11.30
  ENTER Finance Models - Case studies of successful & not successful models
Thomas Gardiner, COO, TFF Group, UK

Plenary Session + 15min Discussion
- Introduction into structured finance
- Examples of successful & failed investment
- Risk assessment and mitigation
 
11.30 - 12.00
 Coffee Break
 
12.00 - 13.00
  ENTER EU-UK Co-financing
Anne Sheehan, Director of Film Finance, Prescience, UK

Plenary Session + 15min Discussion
- typical structures in UK EU co-financing
- role of banking
- gap financing products
- Risk assessment and mitigation
 
13.00 - 14.00
 Lunch
 
14.00 - 16.30
  One-on-One Meetings with the Coaches
Eric Billet, CEO, Cinequity, France (Coach 1)
Individual Meetings with 5 participants for 30 min each
ROOM 1


Pablo Carrera, Founder & Director at Capa Pictures and Independent Consultant, UK (Coach 2)
Individual Meetings with 5 participants for 30 min each
ROOM 2
 
16.00 - 16.30
 integrated Coffee Break
 
16.30 - 17.00
  ENTER the Practise - Producers' Case Study of a successful European co-production
Petteri Pasanen, Producer & CEO, Partner, Anima Vitae, Finland
 
17.00 - 17.30
  Workshop debrief
Juliane Schulze, Course Director, peacefulfish, Germany/UK