EAVE ON DEMAND session in co-operation with the Palestine Film Lab for the Palestinian film industry.
March 26 - 29, Ramallah, Palestine
EAVE is proud to organise an EAVE ON DEMAND session in co-operation with the Palestine Film Lab during March 26-29 in Ramallah, Palestine, for the Palestinian industry, as well as teams of writers and producers with their projects. The objective is to enhance the knowledge of the participants about international sales and marketing, script development strategies, types and roles of the producer.
EAVE ON DEMAND will consist of 4 days of masterclasses, group work sessions, individual meetings and online feedback sessions for 8 producers with their projects in development.
EAVE ON DEMAND IN RAMALLAH will combine the long experience that EAVE has in international training and networking with a tailor-made approach for film industry professionals from Palestine, taking into account their specific needs.
Short Profiles of the EAVE Experts who will share their experiences during the workshop:
ROSHANAK BEHESHT NEDJAD – In Good Company (DE)
Roshanak began working in the film industry as a festival coordinator and production manager. In 1999, she started her first production company Flying Moon, together with Helge Albers and Konstantin Kröning. Until 2014 they produced arthouse films, with over 30 international awards, among them the German Film Award in Gold and the Prix Europe Iris.In 2012, Roshanak ventured into Serious Games with LudInc and in 2014 she teamed up with Jani Thiltges and Claude Waringo, starting In Good Company in Berlin. The focus if IGC is on international coproductions, with an emphasis on European features, aiming to entertain on a smart level.
Roshanak also works as an expert and consultant for various institutions and training organisations such as EAVE. She is a member of the German Film Academy as well as the European Film Academy, an EAVE graduate and group leader.
CLARE DOWNS (UK)
EXECUTIVE Co-Director of the Association of Independent Producers (1978-1980). Director of International Creative Affairs for the Ladd Company/Warner Bros (1981-1983). Director of Council of Europe’s FIRST FILM EUROPE (1989 -1990)PRODUCING THE DRESS (1985) BAFTA, Gold Plaque, Chicago. HIGH SEASON (1987) Best screenplay - San Sebastian Film Festival. Co-producer BORDERLINE (1993) Locarno. Best Director, International Film Critics Prize, Thessaloniki Film Festival. Associate Producer for Warner Bros on BEGGAR'S OPERA (1982).
DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING Founder member of the Script Analysis team of EAVE - since 1989.
Joint Head of Studies of the Scottish/Irish EAVE Regional programme (1993), EAVE Greek Regional programme (1994). Script analyst of the EAVE International Programme - TIES THAT BIND – EAVE Asia, and B’EST – Baltic Bridge East and West. EAVE ON DEMAND - Tbilisi, Georgia; Durban, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, Malta. Senior/Visiting Tutor in Script Development /Producing at the National Film and Television School, UK, (since 1996), the MA scriptwriting course at de Montfort University (since 1999), the University of the Arts, London. Joint Head of Studies of the Southern African Producer training programme, AVEA (2000- 2005). Script consultant to FOCAL funded IFA-SC, the Independent Filmmakers Association - South Caucasus Training programme (2006 – 2009). Evaluator - Malta Film Fund since 2011. Script analyst for Jerusalem International Film Lab - since its inception 2011.
SCRIPT CONSULTING/WRITING/MASTERCLASSES Clare has delivered numerous script-writing workshops, and Master classes inScreenwriting and in Development Strategies, internationally. She works as a consultant, evaluator, writing reports and working on individual projects with both film funds and filmmakers throughout the world. She has rewritten several screenplays in the run up to production.
RECENT SCRIPT CONSULTATIONS The Kindergarten Teacher (Cannes - Critics’ Week 2014), Why Me? (Berlin – Panorama 2015), United States of Love (Berlin - Best Screenplay 2016),Mellow Mud (Berlin - Crystal Bear 2016), The Apprentice (Cannes - Un Certain Regard 2016), The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki (Cannes Winner - Un Certain Regard 2016), A Yellow Bird (Cannes - Critics’ Week 2016), Interchange (Locarno 2016), A Taste of Ink (San Sebastian 2016), Wajib (Locarno 2017)
ARANKA MATITS – Featurette (NL)
Aranka Matits, as the founder of boutique agency Featurette, advises distributors, roadcasters and VOD platforms on their acquisitions, coproductions and strategic planning. At the forefront of the evolving media landscape, she also consults them on the evolving practices of production and distribution, creating opportunities for them to exploit new markets. Current and past clients include a roster of theatrical distributors (France, Germany, the UK, Switzerland, the Benelux, Italy, Spain and Portugal), international sales agents, on-demand platforms and VOD aggregators as well as a multinational broadcaster.
Her acquisitions range from auteur films to crossover fare and include titles like the Oscar-winning Still Alice, Amour and The Secret in Their Eyes, festival hits like Toni Erdmann or Winter’s Bone or breakout debuts such as Wadjda or Mustang.
Previously, Aranka headed acquisitions for French distributor Pretty Pictures and her selections contributed to transforming the company into a key player in the territory. Prior, she worked in international sales where she sold a diverse slate of established directors and new talent. She began her career working in film finance where she was involved in executive producing films by Woody Allen and Werner Herzog, amongst others.In addition, she teaches workshops on sales, distribution and project marketing across the globe. She is also a regular speaker at events hosted by EAVE, Producers Network or ACE Producers. She serves regularly on project development or festival juries and is a voting member of the European Film Academy.For nearly two decades Aranka worked in London and New York, where she also obtained a PhD in German Literature & Film Studies. Originally from Cologne, she currently lives in Amsterdam.
Upcoming EAVE ON DEMAND sessions in 2018:
- EAVE ON DEMAND Armenia: in Co-operation with the Independent Filmmakers Club of Armenia and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
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