How to run sustainable film companies: EAVE+ is coming up!

press release

The 9th edition of EAVE+, takes place from April 3-7, 2019 at the hotel Légère Premium in Luxembourg.

15 experienced producers from 10 countries and 6 seasoned industry professionals will gather for 4 days to discuss the structure of their companies, best management practices and new 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 design thinking exercises, group work, plenary sessions, 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.

Marketing strategist and business development consultant AC Coppens (The Marketing Catalysts) will introduce a special innovative workshop supporting the producers in their entrepreneurial effort - as company founders, leaders or managers. With strategic scenario development tools and exercises specifically designed for their individual purposes, we will explore strategy options to sustain and develop their company in a challenging and competitive context.

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 finance, and Linda Beath will address the topic of hiring and firing in a successful way.

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

Questions related to working with banks will be addressed by Christophe Vidal (Natixis Coficiné, FR).

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

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 particular companies, during one-to-one meetings with the EAVE+ pedagogical team and with each other.

Some comments from previous editions:
«Very excellent compressed professional training with high level experts, experienced participants, that gives you opportunity to understand where you are in your professional life.»
Gints Grube / Mistrus Media, Latvia

« 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

The selected participants for the 9th edition of EAVE+ are:

2Pilots Filmproduction: Harry Flöter, Germany
2Pilots Filmproduction: Jörg Siepmann, Germany
Arsam International: Ilann Girard, France
Catbird Productions: Katarina Soukup, Canada
CognitoFilms: Dario Schoch, Switzerland
Heretic: Giorgos Karnavas, Greece
Heretic: Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Greece
Inicia Films: Valerie Delpierre, Spain
Join Motion Pictures: Anton Máni Svansson, Iceland
Rampante Films – Quijote Fiilms: Giancarlo Nasi, Italy/Chile
REI CINE: Benjamin Domenech, Spain/Argentina
REI CINE: Santiago Gallelli, Argentina
Staragara: Miha Cernec, Slovenia
Tamtam Film: Dirk Decker, Germany
Tamtam Film: Andrea Schütte, Germany

EAVE+ takes place once a year in Luxembourg with different experts and 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.
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Page published 1 April 2019.

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 in 2016. 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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