It’s a wrap for EAVE Producers Workshop Online Plenary Week – to be continued!

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The second session of this year’s EAVE Producers Workshop is taking place online “in Ireland” in September-October 2020, bringing together 52 participants and their scriptwriters from 38 countries with a selection of 20 top industry experts.

It’ a wrap for the first ONLINE PLENARY WEEK, which has been a success in terms of registration numbers, view numbers and interactive participation!

The plenaries were all open to Irish professionals via an open call – we were delighted to welcome 250 Irish professionals to the sessions.

In addition, in the framework of Capitals of Culture Galway and Rijeka 2020, EAVE has selected a group of 5 Irish producers and 5 Croatian producers to join workshops 2 and 3 of EAVE Producers Workshop 2020 to develop their projects and skills further, to build professional relationships with each other and to network with the EAVE 2020 participants.

A huge thanks to everyone who made this workshop possible, especially to our partners:

The EAVE workshop “virtually in Ireland” is organized in co-operation with Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland, Greasán na Meán, Screen Skills Ireland, BAI, TG4, Creative Europe Desk Ireland – MEDIA Office Galway, Danú Media and Údarás na Gaeltachta.

During the plenary week script consultant Anita Voorham (Bravado Film, NL) shared her insight with the producers on how to make creative collaboration work, while script consultant Martin Daniel (USA) discussed with the scriptwriters how to deal with feedback.

EAVE participant Yvonne Donahoe, Blinder Films, (IE) interviewed renowned producer Eilon Ratzkovsky (Quiddity, IL) about the topic of writing for TV series.

EAVE graduate and Eurimages project manager Sergio Garcia de Leaniz (Eurimages, FR) gave an insight into the rules and regulations of Eurimages and shared concrete tips for preparing your application.

Management coach Michael Comyn (Fearless Organization, IE) prepared the EAVE participants for individual meetings during which he will work during the third workshop week of the year with the participants on resilience, leadership and emotional intelligence.

EAVE finance consultant Linda Beath shared her vast knowledge about Revenue Streams and about Strengthening Company Sustainability.

Pierre Emmanuel Mouthuy gave an extensive lecture on Legal Aspects of Co-production.

The Irish film industry presented itself to the EAVE participants in a special panel session on Producing in and with Ireland by Cian McElhone from Screen Ireland, Prionsias Ní Ghráinne from TG4, documentary producer John Murray from Crossing the Line and drama producer, EAVE National Coordinator in Ireland Katie Holly from Blinder Films, Sarah Dillon from WRAP Fund. The panel was moderated by EAVE graduate, producer Paddy Hayes from Magamedia (Galway, Ireland).

In addition, EAVE organised various special plenary sessions designed specially for the Irish film industry professionals. EAVE Finance Expert Linda Beath gave an overview of European Film Financing and EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller shared her long experience on the producer’s role from development to audience. EAVE Marketing Expert Sarah Calderon (The Film Agency, ES) shared her recent experience on trends and new models in marketing and distribution that have been evolving in the 2020 pandemic.

EAVE Producers Workshop 2 is not over yet!

The second week will take place from October 19 to 26 and it will be full of online group works, individual meetings, pitching plenaries and many fun events as well!


Page published 2 October 2020.

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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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