Film and TV co-production training program Trans Atlantic Partners has unveiled its 2017 lineup of producers from across the U.S., Canada and Europe, including participants from titles such as Orphan Black, American Honey and Mean Dreams.
The program, founded in 2009 and dedicated to offering experienced producers the skills to work transatlantic co-productions, aims to arm participants with necessary skills and relationships to successfully access international funding, creative talent and capitalize on international co-production opportunities.
Its two-module program is designed for indie producers with more than five years of professional experience, giving them hands-on training with effective networking among potential partners and targeted project feedback from internationally acclaimed experts.
The first module will take place in Berlin from June 21-24 with the second in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from September 12-17, where producers also will participate as full delegates at co-production market Atlantic Film Festival’s Strategic Partners.
“Since film and TV production is a global industry, filmmakers and producers have to constantly adapt to the changing production rules and laws in different countries,” said TAP Director Jan Miller. “TAP helps assist with that, giving the knowledge and expertise to seamlessly set up production abroad. The program helps producers tap into international financing, talent, sales and distribution to create projects with international audience appeal.”
Past participants in the program include Daniel Bekerman (The Witch), Marc-Daniel Dichant (In Darkness) and Robert Budreau (Born to Be Blue).
Here’s the full list of this year’s participants: