Transforming companies, new business models: EAVE+ in Luxembourg!

press release

The 11th edition of EAVE+ takes place from September 21-26, 2021 at Hostellerie Grünewald in Luxembourg. We are thrilled to be able to hold the event on site, gathering 14 experienced producers from 10 countries and 8 seasoned industry professionals 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+ will tackle the most pressing issues for producers who want to run a sustainable company:

Transforming Companies, new business models and company constellations , which we will explore via a series of inspiring company case studies by Jonas Katzenstein (augenschein Filmproduktion, DE), Petri Kemppinen (Aurora Studios, FI) and Ada Solomon (HI FILM, RO).

« Life changing: I now have a clear plan for our company to last and not only survive. »

Britta Rindelaub, Alva Film Production, Switzerland, EAVE+ 2020

During group work, plenary sessions, case studies and one-to-one meetings, the EAVE+ workshop will tackle the business requirements of running a sustainable film company.

Top-notch business and management coaches and industry professionals 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.

EAVE Finance Expert Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT) and Marc Bordure (FR), General and Financial CFO 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 dig deeper into the topics of company formats, platforms today and company development policies.

Katriel Schory (IL) will elaborate on the role of the producer as a leader when it comes to creative teams, but also their companies and businesses.

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

EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU), will lead group discussions following each plenary session and analyse the individual company cases of the selected participants.

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:

« EAVE+ was everything I expected it to be, and even more. It gave me the opportunity to connect with experienced colleagues and talk openly about the challenges of running a production company. »

Maarten Schmidt, Storyhouse, Belgium

« 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 11th edition of EAVE+ are:

  Allfilm: Pille Rünk, Estonia

  Golden Girls Film / FlairFilm: Peter Drössler, Austria

  Golden Girls Film / FlairFilm: Sabine Gruber, Austria

  Ici et Là Productions: Christophe Bruncher, France

  La Ruelle Films : Eric Ruel, Canada

  napafilms: Liisa Karpo, Finland

  napafilms: Marianne Mäkelä, Finland

  SPOK Films: Jozko Rutar, Slovenia

  Tasse Film: Aija Berzina, Latvia

  Telescope Animation Studios: Reza Memari, Germany

  Telescope Animation Studios: Maite Woköck, Germany

  This and That Production: Goran Stankovic, Serbia

  This and That Production: Snežana van Houwelingen

  Way Creative Films: Julia Gebauer, Sweden


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 20 September 2021.

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