Screen Leaders, EAVE & The Galway Film Fleadh present The Creative Producer and the Development Process

Date: 11/07/2014
Duration: 2pm -3.30pm
Venue: Conference Centre,
Radisson Hotel,
Galway Cost: €0.00

Course Profile:

  • Topics to be discussed –
  • Sourcing material (original ideas, options, writers with spec scripts etc.)
  • Approaching development commissioners
  • How to build a slate (and manage it)
  • The producer’s role in script development
  • The art of letting (scripts) go
  • The producer’s leading role in project development
  • Managing talent relationships – writer, director (and later lead cast)
  • How to stay in the picture (and keep hold of the talent)

Panel:
Steen Bille, Film Commission, Danish Film Institute

Steen Bille (film commissioner, dramaturg and writer – Copenhagen, DK) has an MA in dramaturgy from Aarhus University Bille worked from 1986 at the Danish Broadcasting Association as a host and editor on radio programmes on current culture. Steen Bille co-wrote Niels Arden Oplev’s internationally award-winning movie “We Shall Overcome” and “Worlds apart”. Since April 2010 Steen Bille has been working as feature film commissioner at the Danish Film Institute and is the Danish representative to the Board of Management of Eurimages. Together with his wife he has written two novels and a third will be published in September 2014.  Steen Bille was a tutor on Screen Training Ireland’s Leading Edge Programme.

Helena Danielsson, Hepp Film International
Helena Danielsson established Hepp Film International in 2003, Danielsson has produced more than 30 films and in 2012 she was awarded with a EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY AWARD – PRIX EURIMAGES for her successful work with her international co-productions and in the same year shortlisted for an Oscar with the film KIRUNA-KIGALI

Danielsson focused early on international co-productions which many of those films have reached both wider audiences as well as international acclaim and awards worldwide including titles by highly acclaimed talents like BEYOND by Pernilla August, CALL GIRL by Mikael Marcimain,  A RATIONAL SOLUTION by Jens Jonsson /Jörgen Bergmark, DAY & NIGHT by Simon Staho/Peter Asmussen, CARGO by Cliwe Gordon/Paul Laverty , WHAT NO ONE KNOWS by Sören Kragh Jacobsen , as well as working with visual artists Simone Aaberg Kaern with SMILING IN A WARZONE and Nicolas Provost´s STARDUST and THE INVADER. She´s currently in preproduction of the feature debut by American actor/writer/director Brady Corbet´s THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER”, starring Juliette Binoche, Tim Roth and Robert Pattinson.She is a board member of The European Film Academy since 2012. She was a board member of the Swedish Producers Association between 2007-2009, is a member of France based European producers´ network Ateliér Cinema Europeén (participant 2003) and EAVE (participant 2002) and is acting as the Swedish National coordinator for EAVE.


Chair:
Lenny Crooks, Killer Films
Lenny Crooks is the former Head of UK Film Council’s New Cinema Fund, a fund dedicated to backing innovative filmmakers and challenging material. Lenny’s investments included Lynne Ramsay’s WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, Paddy Considine’s TYRANNOSAUR and Ben Wheatley’s KILL LIST. Lenny is currently a New York based consultant advising European producers on transatlantic co-production opportunities and working with Killer Films on its development slate.

Killer Films is in its busiest ever production cycle with Todd Haynes’ CAROL starring Cate Blanchett and STILL ALICE starring Julianne Moore both in post-production. Lenny is also active in developing Killers’ new Faculty of Digital Filmmaking at Stony Brook University. Killer has successfully adapted to a changing landscape and remains committed to new ideas as the basis of an eclectic slate.

Lenny was an expert contributor to the inaugural Berlinale Residency in 2012 and continues to support emerging European producers as a regular contributor to the Screen Leaders Programme run by Screen Training Ireland.

 

Tutors:
Lenny Crooks, Killer Films
Steen Bille, Film Commission, Danish Film Institute
Helena Danielsson, Hepp Film International

Participant Profile:
Producers with industry experience.

How to Apply:
Places are limited and pre-selected please apply online at www.screentrainingireland.ie.

Deadline for applications: Friday 4th of July 2014.
For further details contact helen.mcmahon@screentrainingireland.ie

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