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TAP - training & networking programme for film producers

TRANS ATLANTIC PARTNERS (TAP) 2013 is now accepting applications for TAP 2013.  The deadline to apply is March 25, 2013.

Erich Pommer Institut (Potsdam/Germany), Strategic Partners (Halifax/Canada) and IFP (New York/USA) proudly present a three-module, intensive training and networking program for film producers from Europe, Canada and USA - for the 5th year in a row!

TAP offers a unique combination of intensive, hands-on training with effective networking among potential partners, and targeted project feedback from resource trainers. The program includes participation at the Atlantic Film Festival's Strategic Partners, one of the world's pre-eminent international co-production markets in Halifax, Nova Scotia as well as at IFP’s prestigious Independent Film Week in New York.

When & Where
Module 1: June 18th – 23rd, 2013 in Berlin (Germany)
Module 2: September 10th – 15th, 2013 in Halifax (Canada)
Module 3: September 15th – 19th, 2013 in New York (USA)

"TAP was invaluable and will have many tangible benefits, learning and working with an incredible consortium of independent producers from all around the world."
Christine Walker, TAP Producer, Werc Werk Works, USA (The Turin Horse, Howl)

TAP 2012

TRANS ATLANTIC PARTNERS offers producers the opportunity to:

  • develop specific skills in international co-production/co-venturing
  • learn from key professionals from both sides of the Atlantic
  • receive up-to-date information on film funds and tax incentives
  • discover new international partners and projects
  • access top industry players to discuss their projects in 1-2-1 meetings
  • participate in excellent networking opportunities

TAP offers a unique combination of intensive, hands-on training with effective networking and targeted project partner research. In depth, candid case studies of successful trans-Atlantic co-productions /co-ventures presented by key industry players are also integral to the TAP program.

8 European, 8 Canadian and 8 US producers will be selected. Eligible producers require at least 5 years industry experience including a minimum of one producing credit on a feature film or television series. Previous co-production/co-venture experience is not necessary. Applications that include coproduction/co-venture projects in development will be given priority consideration. 3 positions are also available within the program for producers from outside the US, Canada and the EU.

TAP alumni include internationally acclaimed producers such as Peter Bouckaert, Belgium (Bullhead - Oscar-nomination 2012), Marc-Daniel Dichant, Germany (In Darkness - Oscar-nomination 2012), Alexandra Johnes, USA (Eugene Jarecki’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner The House I Live In), Ryan Zacharias, USA (Matt Porterfield’s I Used to Be Darker – 2013 Sundance & Berlin), Bob Moore, Canada (China Heavyweight, Sundance Grand Jury Price - nomination 2012), Anne-Marie Gelinas, Canada (Mars and Avril, Canadian Screen Awards - 4 nominations 2013).

The TAP online application form and additional information are available at Trans Atlantic Partners.

The deadline to apply is March 25, 2013.

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