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How to run sustainable film companies: EAVE+ is back!

Press release

The 8th edition of EAVE+, takes place from April 4-8, 2018 at the hotel Légère Premium in Luxembourg.

15 experienced producers from 11 countries and 6 seasoned industry professionals will gather for 4 days to discuss the structure of their companies, useful best management practices and alternate business models.  Find the full list of participants at the end of the press release.

«EAVE+ is THE workshop for you when you feel that your production company needs an upgrade.»

Francine Lusser / Tipi’mages Productions, Switzerland

During immersive role-playgroup work, one-to-one meetings and through an interdisciplinary approach, the EAVE+ workshop will tackle the business requirements of running an effective film company.

Top-notch business and management coaches will explore topics ranging from cash management tools, leadership skills, long term company strategies, negotiations with financiers and partners, distribution models and revenue streams, to raising corporate financing from private investors.

CEO of one of the largest independent production companies in Ireland, ShinAwiL Larry Bass (Ireland/UK) will share his experience in business development and address the « ten commandments » how to successfully run a business ».

EAVE Finance Expert Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT) and Marc Bordure (FR), General and Financial Manager of the French production company AGAT FILMS & Cie / Ex Nihilo, will explore the topic of how to develop an efficient slate of projects. Marc Bordure will also tackle questions related to company structure and cash management tools.

Management coach Michael Comyn (Fearless Organization, IE) will work with the producers on team leadership and management skills.

Questions related to strategic and operational decision making will be addressed by  Johan Sundberg by engaging the participants in hands-on simulation role play based on the series IMPACT tool.

EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU), will lead discussions following each topic.

Additionally, participants will be able to go into more detail into the topics which are most urgent and most important to them and to their companies, during one-to-one meetings with the EAVE+ team and with each other.

Some comments from previous editions:

« It is a fantastic opportunity to gain some perspective on your business. I learnt to be more strategic and less reactive. » 

Elias Ribeiro / Urucu Media, South Africa

« EAVE+ is the right place to take a step back, breathe and find your focus back. This is essential to manage your company and creativity. »

Peter De Maegd / Potemkino, Belgium 

The selected participants for the 8th edition of EAVE+ are:

  • Enrica Capra, GraffitiDoc srl, Italy
  • Pandora Da Cunha Telles, Ukbar Filmes, Portugal
  • Kestutis Drazdauskas, ARTBOX, Lithuania
  • Félize Frappier, Max Films Media Inc, Canada
  • Gints Grube, Mistrus Media, Latvia
  • Venla Hellstedt, Tuffi Films, Finland
  • Gema Juarez Allen, Gema Films SRL, Argentina
  • Yanick Létourneau, Péripheria, Canada
  • Tamsin Lyons, Ink and Light, Finland
  • Floor Onrust, Family Affair Films, The Netherlands
  • Xavier Rombaut, Bulletproof Cupid bvba, Belgium
  • Konstantina Stavrianou, Graal s.a., Greece
  • Annemiek Van der Hell, Windmill Film, The Netherlands
  • Raymond Van der Kaaij, Revolver Amsterdam BV, The Netherlands
  • Mikael Windelin, Minerva Film Rights / Windelin Consulting, Denmark

EAVE+ is organised once a year in Luxembourg with different keynote speakers and it curates the most urgent, contemporary topics for each session according to industry needs. 

EAVE+ is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA Sub-programme of the European Union and the Luxembourg Film Fund.

More information on: http://eave.org 

Page published 3 April 2018.


Donate to the EAVE Alan Fountain International Scholarship Fund

A scholarship has been set up to honour the memory of Alan Fountain, former Head of Studies and President of EAVE, who passed away on March 3. Its goal is to enable one producer from outside the EU to participate in all three sessions of the EAVE Producers Workshop each year.

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