The European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE) has put out a call for application for particvipation in its Producers Workshops billed to take place from March 6 – 13, 2020 in Luxembourg (LU); June 8 – 15, 2020 in Galway (IE), and October 19 – 26, 2020 in Rijeka/Opatija (HR).
The workshop is aimed at producers of both fiction, documentary and TV series who are already working in the film and television industries and who wish to begin to operate on a European wide basis by increasing their knowledge of producing and co-producing in Europe and by building up a pan European professional network. Applications are also welcomed from associated branches of the industry such as commissioning, funding, legal and finance, festivals and markets, and media administration.
Each year fifty participants are selected from most of the EU countries and beyond to take part in three one-week long workshops.
Half the participants attend the course with projects and it is an excellent means of development through intense focus on the project with colleagues and experts throughout the year. The other half comes to EAVE in order to focus on developing their companies or careers. Most participants attending with a project also bring their writer for the first two weeks which enables producer and writer to benefit together from the one-to-one sessions with script experts.
During the first two workshops, participants work within groups led by experienced producers and with several experts on script analysis, development and production financing, legal aspects of co-production, marketing, pitching, packaging and more. In the third workshop 60-70 decision makers (commissioning editors, national and regional media funds, sales agents, etc.) join the participants to discuss the projects, companies and careers of the participants, a process which offers unusual access to Europe’s decision makers.
The deadline for the application will is August 30, 2019. To apply for the programme please visit https://eave.org/programmes/eave-producers-workshop-2020/.
The workshop will also entail special offer for Irish and Croatian producers as EAVE will select a group of 5 Irish producers (with priority to the Galway and West of Ireland region) and 5 Croatian producers (with priority to Rijeka region) to join workshops 2 and 3.
Irish and Croatian producers can apply to join either with a project (fiction, documentary or TV series) or as participants focusing on career planning.
Call for applications for this special group, as well as further details, will be published in early 2020, with the deadline for applications in January/February 2020.