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INCONTRI #4 BLS CO-PRODUCTION MEETING April 10–12, 2014 Schloss Hotel Korb, South Tyrol

Business Location Südtirol – Alto Adige AG Dompassage 15 39100 Bozen – Italien T +39 0471 066 600 F +39 0471 062 852

CONTENT Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Greetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Agenda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Participants Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Participants Germany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Participants Austria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Participants Switzerland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Participants in Alphabetical Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Imprint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

WELCOME Dear guests of INCONTRI # 4, The year 2014 began with a tremendous loss for the European film industry, for South Tyrol as a film location, as well as for those aspirations that motivated us to create INCONTRI: at the end of March, Karl “Baumi” Baumgartner – a major European film producer, a South Tyrolean at heart and a crucial bridge between the Italian and German film industries – died after a long illness, at the age of only 65. Until the end, Baumi was a major driving force for the development of South Tyrol as a film location, a project that he has supported not only by words but also in deeds. Case in point: the 2012 founding of Bolzano’s Echo Film GmbH, where he was involved as a partner and producer, was the outcome of his deep commitment. Unfortunately, Baumi never had the privilege of seeing a project that he developed with Echo Film go into production. His South Tyrolean comrades-in-arms, however, continue to forge on in his spirit – particularly through their desire to develop projects from South Tyrol that bring together the Italian- and German-language film industries. This goal also holds true for INCONTRI, which is taking place in South Tyrol this year for the fourth time already. The first tangible results of our initiative and growing interest in cooperation between the four countries have encouraged us, within the framework of INCONTRI # 4, to supplement our core theme of co-productions with another important facet: We would like to discuss the latest industry themes, albeit from an international perspective, involving market participants and taking into ­account case studies from the industries that are relevant for INCONTRI. There is ­no topic that seems to be stirring the industry today more than the role of digital platform operators – from the perspective of the producer, especially as commis­ sioning entity or buyer of local content. On the second day of INCONTRI, we plan to address these issues in an intensive way. INCONTRI wants neither to be a classic co-production market nor a big media conference. INCONTRI wants to be relatively small: it is for this reason that we quite deliberately bring together a limited number of selected industry representatives – those who are interested in each other’s respective markets and are viable partners for this reason. Above and beyond a focused exchange that is both topical and practice-oriented as regards content, we encourage you not to give short shrift to interpersonal encounters since they are often decisive for the quality of a business partnership. With this in mind we wish you an enlightening yet relaxing stay in South Tyrol, which you might like to follow up with a visit to the Bolzano Film Festival after INCONTRI.

Christiana Wertz, Head of BLS Film Fund and Commission Gabriele Brunnenmeyer, Project Manager Alessia Ratzenberger, Project Manager 7

GREETINGS Dear INCONTRI # 4 participants, for the fourth time now, we have the privilege of welcoming you to our co-production meeting. We are so pleased that we are able to welcome participants from four countries – Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland – to South Tyrol for these two days. As the interface between the Italian-speaking and German-speaking areas, the presence of the four countries is of extreme importance to us. Begun in 2011, INCONTRI looks back on three successful and fruitful meetings that have made a significant contribution to the development of this still-fledgling film region, especially through the participation of local productions. It is with pride that BLS reflects upon 2013 and the achievements associated with the Film Fund and Commission: 23 productions filmed in South Tyrol, 17 of which were funded by BLS. That translates to 354 days of shooting, with a territorial effect of approximately 160 per cent. There was also a wide array of genres amongst the funded films. The Alpine Western THE DARK VALLEY (DAS FINSTERE TAL) was filmed in the Senales Valley (Schnalstal), at an elevation of 2,000 meters: this co-production between Allegro Film and X Filme not only received funding from BLS, but also utilized the Italian tax credit. The film has been a huge success with audiences in Austria. In 2013, Giuseppe Tornatore’s thriller THE BEST OFFER with Geoffrey Rush and Jim Sturgess received an European Film Award in addition to other honors. BLS funded a total of 30 projects in the past year, with a total sum of five million euro. All of these productions have a positive effect on South Tyrol’s economy. Through them, more and more local companies and service providers are finding work in film, even those whose core business is not in the industry. We have also noticed an increase in the number of local filmmakers, especially through projects like MOV(I)E IT!. South Tyrol’s infrastructure as a film location has also continued to develop: with the presence of bona-fide industry players such as Movie People, Panalight, REC, Maier Bros. and Arri, we now have more boots on the ground, so to speak. Thanks to these developments we are able to look at the future with a great deal of confidence, and are truly excited to see what the rest of 2014 holds in store. The fact that Baltasar Kormakur’s EVEREST (AT), an international production of Working Title Films, was filmed on the Senales Glacier is a clear indication that the year in film has really started off on the right foot. We are also eagerly looking forward to ­INCONTRI # 4, of course, and to the interesting discussions that will no doubt arise over the next two days. So we encourage you to use this meeting as both an inspiration for future projects and as an opportunity to expand your network.

Arno Kompatscher Ulrich Stofner Province Governor of South Tyrol & BLS Director Regional Minister for the Economy 9

AGENDA Thursday, 10 April 2014 18:00 – 22:00


19:00 – 20:00


20:00 – 22:00


22:00 – 23:00


Friday, 11 April 2014


07:45 – 09:30


09:30 – 09:45

THE OPENING With Ulrich Stofner (BLS Director) and Christiana Wertz (BLS Head of Film Fund & Commission)

09:45 – 11:15

MOVING CLOSER France as muse: How can co-productions among the INCONTRI countries benefit by taking inspiration from the French? Guests: Bettina Brokemper (Heimatfilm GmbH+Co KG), Veit Heiduschka (Wega Filmproduktionsges.mbH), Cecilia Valmarana (Rai Cinema S.p.A.), Francesca Manno (Minerva Pictures S.r.l.), Elena Pedrazzoli (Peacock Film AG), Moderator: Roberto Olla (Eurimages)

11:15 – 11:45


11:45 – 13:00

THE ITALIAN TAX CREDIT FOR ADVANCED BEGINNERS Practical guidance on how to maximize the benefits of the Italian Tax Credit The Challenge: Georg Elser – Es muss sein! Guests: Gabi Lins, Oliver Schündler (Lucky Birds Pictures GmbH) The Production: Fuori Mira Guests: Andres Pfaeffli (Ventura Film SA), Maja Wieser (Echo Film GmbH), Oskar Schweigkofler (PSP Peintner Seidner & Partner) The Cash Flow: Das finstere Tal Guests: Marco Chimenz (Cattleya S.r.l.), Thomas Menghin (Albolina Film GmbH) Moderation: Cornelia Hammelmann (DFFF)

13:00 – 14:30


14:30 – 16:00

INSIGHTS INTO THE NEIGHBORHOOD Production companies and the producing environment in Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Germany Guests: Nicola De Angelis (DAP Italy S.r.l.), Alessandro Borrelli (La Sarraz Pictures S.r.l.), Andreas Pichler (Echo Film GmbH), Michael Lehmann (Studio Hamburg Produktion Gruppe GmbH), Gabriele Walther (Caligari Film- und Fernsehproduktions GmbH), Anne Walser (C-Films AG), Peter Wirthensohn (Lotus Film GmbH) Moderators: Christiana Wertz (BLS) and Bernie Stampfer (BSA Media Finance Advisory)

16:30 – 18:30


20:30 – 22:30





Saturday, 12 April 2014 07:45 – 09:00


09:00 – 10:45

THE DIGITAL UNIVERSE 1: GREEN-LIGHTING THE FUTURE AND TIME TO MATURE ­Digital media: Current market positions and relevant business models Keynote: Sebastian Becker (tbb – thebrainbehind GmbH) Guests: Marcus Ammon (Sky Deutschland Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG), Roberto Amoroso (Sky Italia S.r.l.), Federica Tremolada (YouTube LLC / Google Italia S.r.l.), ­Alessandro Schintu (Chili S.p.A.) Moderator: Bernie Stampfer (BSA Media Finance A ­ dvisory) 10:45 – 11:15


11:15 – 13:00

THE DIGITAL UNIVERSE 2: THE PRODUCERS’ DREAM OF GETTING RICH A review and outlook regarding new opportunities for working with digital entrants Direct to VoD: Harry Bosch and 100 Codes Guest: Irina Ignatiew-Lemke (Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH) From Web to TV: Una mamma imperfetta Guest: Carlotta Calori (Indigo Film S.r.l.) Uploading on Youtube Original Channel: Onkel Bernis Welt Guest: Tobias Gerlach (First Entertainment GmbH) Web Movie: Aquadro Guest: Tommaso Arrighi (Mood Film S.r.l.) Moderator: Bernie Stampfer (BSA Media Finance Advisory)


13:00 – 15:00




PARTICIPANTS ITALY At national level, film funding is provided by the Italian State Ministry of Cultural Affairs & Activities (MiBAC) through its Fondo Unico dello Spettacolo (FUS). Reference Funding is granted based on the economic success of a previous project, while Project Funding is provided for the production of feature films, debuts or second features, short films and the support of screenplays. In order to receive support, the production company must fulfil a set of formal requirements: the company must be represented in Italy by at least one branch office and must be registered in a MiBAC directory; and the project must be recognized as an Italian production. Moreover, a combined tax credit and tax shelter system has existed for production companies and investors in Italy since 2008. The tax shelter system was repealed in 2012.

The tax credit is interesting for producers who do not have a registered office in Italy, who are not producing a film with an Italian certificate of origin, and who are not intending to participate in a co-production with an Italian partner. Of course, an Italian production or co-production may also apply for the tax credit. In its 2012 Yearbook, the European Audiovisual Observatory noted that, “by prolonging its system of tax incentives up until 2013 and financing it by a tax on automobile fuel, Italy’s government freed the industry from its dependence on annual budget negotiations, thus making its support system more predictable. The incentives include tax breaks for local producers (20%), foreign productions (25%) and financial investors (40%).” Since the system is quite complex, it is recommended that foreign producers work with an Italian executive producer who is familiar with the rules and regulations. Regional funding programmes can be found in such regions as South Tyrol, Puglia, Piedmont, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Lazio.

BLS Südtirol – Alto Adige supports film and television movies of all genres in the production and pre-production phases. Project applications may be submitted online in German, Italian or English. Selection criteria for funding include the artistic quality of the production and the envisaged regional effect. In 2013, the funding budget totalled € 5 million, with the funding cap for a single project set at € 1.5 million. Funding takes the form of non-repayable grants. The Trentino Film Commission (TFC), opened in 2010, promotes and supports film, television and documentary productions, both in Italy and abroad, that aim at increasing the value of and at disseminating the cultural, environmental and historical heritage of Trentino. The fund is set aside to support the creation and dissemination of audiovisual works. The amounts of funding available for film and television productions are up to a maximum of € 200,000.

FACTS 1/2 Population 59.7 million (01.01.2014) Italian Feature films produced in 2013 145 Public film funding available € 82 million Tax incentives available (Cinema & TV) Yes Number of cinemas / screens 1,063 / 3,256 Average price of a cinema ticket € 6.08 Number of cinema admissions in 2013 109.4 million

The Apulia Film Fund was established in 2007 to improve the audiovisual field in the Puglia region, and was followed in May 2012 by the creation of the Apulia International Film Fund dedicated to international film companies interested in shooting in the region. In 2014, the International & Hospitality funds has a budget of approximately € 2 million for film production (feature films, TV films, TV series and web series), with the maximum support for each project set at € 300,000. FIP (Film Investimenti Piemonte) is a revolving film fund with a single company partner Film Commission Torino Piemonte and was established in 2009 to invest in projects with potential for economic returns in the Piedmont region. Support is given to feature films set in Piedmont that decide to spend at least the total amount of the financial contribution within the region. FIP can grant funds for up to six productions per year, with up to € 200,000. each (up to € 100,000.00 for first/second feature films).

The Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund (FVG) operates in three main sectors: – Training, to encourage the participation of local audiovisual professionals in national and international courses for directors, scriptwriters, producers, editors, camera operators, and sound engineers; – Development, to cover all the activities between the idea and the production phase, from the script-writing and the research, to the casting, the fund raising and the presentation of a teaser; – Production, along with the promotion of the projects. This last action includes financial support to cover production expenses with the goal of creating more competitive products.

The Sardinia Film Commission was born with the aim of promoting and supporting film and audiovisual production on the island and offering new opportunities to the professionals on it. The Sardinia Regional office contributes to the release of authorizations and offers assistance services to those people who come to shoot on the island, giving preliminary technical, logistic and bureaucratic information also with data banks. For 2014 it has scheduled a Hospitality Fund amounting to about € 470,000. A total of € 100,000 is allocated for each feature film, TV film and TV series project. Lazio’s Regional Law for Cinema and Audiovisual Media aims to support one of the strategic sectors for the region’s economy and competitiveness as well as being a unique opportunity to promote and celebrate the image and identity of Rome and Lazio in the world. The fund, which has a budget of € 15 million per year, requires productions to spend at least 40% of their budgets in the Lazio region.


Most successful national film/box office takings Sole a catinelle / € 51.9 million Most successful international film/box office takings Despicable Me 2 / € 15.9 million Market share of national films (including co-productions with Italy) 31.02% Sources: MiBAC; ANICA; Cinetel; SIAE

INCONTRI #4 | Participants Italy


Country Italy Position Head of Fiction & Creative Services Company Sky Italia The favourite movie 2013 About Time

Roberto Amoroso is the Creative Director of Original Productions for Sky Cinema. Faccia d’Angelo (starring Elio Germano, Palme d’Or at Cannes), Romanzo Criminale (Italian series sold in more than 60 countries) and the Italian version of In Treatment have been developed under his direction, as well as many other TV movies and mini-series. He has worked as the creative director for Sky’s movie channels since the company was launched in 2003, defining the network’s brand and identity. He previously lived in the United States, where he worked at the Sundance Channel. His television work has been honoured on numerous occasions. Awards include: 6 Gold Promax Awards, 10 Silver Promax Awards, 2 Silver Telly Awards, 7 Bronze Telly Awards, 1 D&AD Award.

FILMOGRAPHY –G  OMORRAH (12 ep. x 50’, Directed by Stefano Sollima, Claudio Cupellini, Francesca Comencini; Production: Cattleya and Fandango) –1  992 (10 ep. X 50’, Directed by Giuseppe Gagliardi; Production: Wildside) –R  OMANZO CRIMINALE (2 seasons, Directed by Stefano Sollima; Production: Cattleya) –A  MORE OGGI (TV movie by Giancarlo Fontana and Giuseppe G. Stasi. Production: Inception

COMPANY PROFILE Sky Italia, founded on 31 July 2003, offers a model of entertainment that is unique within the landscape of Italian television: it has revolutionized television viewing, combining the best in programming and events, both national and international, with the most innovative of technologies. There are 4.76 million Italian families who have chosen to subscribe to Sky, and its television audience exceeds 15 million viewers. Sky Italia S.r.l. Via Monte Penice 7 20138 Milan 18

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FRANCESCA ANDREOLI TEMPESTA SHORT CV Holder of a master’s degree in Foreign Languages and Literature, from 2003 she has managed and coordinated Visioni Italiane and Il Cinema Ritrovato, special events organized by Cineteca di Bologna. She’s a film commissioner at Film Commission Bologna and collaborates as a project manager with Tempesta, a film and cross-media production company.

FILMOGRAPHY – CORPO CELESTE by Alice Rohrwacher – L’INTERVALLO by Leonardo Di Costanzo

COMPANY PROFILE Tempesta was created by Carlo Cresto-Dina in 2009 to produce films and cross-media projects by young European talents for international distribution.

Country Italy Position Project manager Company Tempesta The favourite movie 2013 Still Life

Tempesta S.r.l. Via Giosuè Carducci, 4 00187 Rome francesca.andreoli@ 19

INCONTRI #4 | Participants Italy


Country Italy Position Independent Producer Company Presently Sky Italia and Colorado Film 20

Giovanna Arata started her career in 1981 as a journalist and correspondent in London. She then moved to Italy in the early years of commercial TV where she worked as journalist, author, copywriter and producer for Mediaset. In 1996 she became deputy managing director at Canale 5 and in 1998 contributed to the start-up of Mediatrade, a sister company of Mediaset dedicated to content provision. In 1999, she became head of international co-production until she left the company in 2006 to start working as an independent producer. She presently works as producer for Colorado Film and Sky Italia, specifically dedicated to international productions.

FILMOGRAPHY –Y  OUNG CASANOVA (Mediaset/Pathé coproduction) –D  OCTOR ZHIVAGO (Mediaset/ITV coproduction) – L IVES OF THE SAINTS (Mediaset/CTV coproduction) – I n development: UNDERWORLD (COLORADO FILM) –D  IABOLIK (SKY ITALIA-BSKYB)

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TOMMASO ARRIGHI MOOD FILM SHORT CV Born in Florence in 1975, he started working as set production assistant in 1998 in A TEA WITH MUSSOLINI by Franco Zeffirelli and in 2004 in EXORCIST: THE BIGINNING by Renny Harlin. In the same year he graduated at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome with a degree in film production. Between 2004-05 he worked as office production assistant for a year on the 1st season of HBO TV series ROME. In 2005 he started working with his own production company MOOD FILM. He has produced 6 short films, 3 documentaries and a feature film, AQUADRO. He has been member of several festival juries in Italy and teacher of production elements. In 2013 he received a special mention at Nastri d’Argento, (SNGCI) as ‘precious producer for short film’. He likes playing tennis, skiing and Risiko.


Country Italy Position Owner – Producer Company Mood Film

– EL HOMBRE QUE QUISO SER SEGUNDO by Ramon Alos Sanchez, 2014 – AQUADRO by Stefano Lodovichi, 2013 – HIT THE ROAD, NONNA by Duccio Chiarini, 2011

COMPANY PROFILE Mood Film is a production company established in 2004. Between 2005-2013 it has produced 6 awarded live action short films, winning 100 awards all over the world, including first prize in 30 festivals, official selection in 6 Academy Award qualifying festival, 1 premiere at the Venice Film Festival. Mood Film has produced also three feature films: the documentary HIT THE ROAD, NONNA by Duccio Chiarini, premiered at Venice Film Festival 2011, Venice-Days, and winner of 6 awards; the movie AQUADRO by Stefano Lodovichi, premiered at the 25° Cinequest Film Festival (Usa) and winner of 4 festivals; the mockumentary EL HOMBRE QUE QUISO SER SEGUNDO by Ramon Alos, coproduced with Spain and France, now in postproduction. Mood Film is also completing the short documentary PASTRONE /CHOMON by Ramon Alos. Mood Film is financing and developing three feature films: the second works of Duccio Chiarini and Stefano Lodovichi and the first feature of Paolo Sassanelli.

Mood Film S.r.l. Via Andrea Bafile 2 00195 Rome tommaso.arrighi@ 21

INCONTRI #4 | Participants Italy

LUDOVICA BALDAN ANICA SHORT CV Ludovica Baldan has worked in the ANICA Tax Credit and Funding Office since tax incentives aimed at the film industry were introduced in Italy by Law no. 244/2007. Funding schemes and tax measures have been her main interest during her studies and work experience over the last seven years. She is a Performing Arts graduate and attended a post-graduate course in Film Art Management at the Economics Faculty. Country Italy Position President’s Office and General Secretariat Office Company ANICA Italian Association of Film and Audiovisual Industries Associazione Nazionale Industrie Cinematografiche Audiovisive e Multimediali

The favourite movie 2013 La grande bellezza (The Great Beauty) Associazione Nazionale Industrie Cinematografiche Audiovisive e Multimediali

Associazione Nazionale Industrie Cinematografiche Audiovisive e Multimediali

ANICA – Italian Association of Film and Audiovisual Industries V.le Regina Margherita, 286 00198 Rome 22

COMPANY PROFILE Founded in 1944, ANICA is the association representing the Italian film and audiovisual industries in dealings with political and union institutions, while establishing relations with all the key players in the promotion of films and communications products in Italy and abroad. The association is divided into three sections: producers, distributors and technical enterprises. As the representative of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Italy, ANICA selects Italy’s Oscar candidate for best foreign film. It belongs to the World Federation of Cinema Distributors Associations (FIAD) and the Association for the International Collective Management of Audiovisual Works (AGICOA). ANICA is a permanent member of FAPAV, the Italian Audiovisual AntiPiracy Federation. Since 2008 ANICA has maintained an info-point in support of national and international professionals seeking to benefit from tax credit measures.

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VERDIANA BIXIO PUBLISPEI SHORT CV Verdiana Bixio graduated in Modern Literature – Show Business at La Sapienza, Rome, in 2003. She became Publispei’s new President in September 2012, and is upholding the company focus, which is to ensure quality and creativity in its productions. This has been Publispei‘s characteristic for almost 40 years. Among Publispei‘s products are some big television series such as UN MEDICO IN FAMIGLIA, I CESARONI and TUTTI PAZZI PER AMORE. In 2013 Verdiana introduced Publispei to the cinema with a documentary on Massimo Troisi, called MASSIMO – IL MIO CINEMA SECONDO ME. When she isn’t working, her hobbies are: going to the cinema with her family, eating pop-corn and doing Aikido.

FILMOGRAPHY – UN MEDICO IN FAMIGLIA (9th season) – I CESARONI (6th season) – TUTTI PAZZI PER AMORE (3rd season) – SISSI (miniseries) – MASSIMO – IL MIO CINEMA SECONDO ME (documentary)

Country Italy Position President Company Publispei The favourite movie 2013 La migliore offerta – The Best Offer

COMPANY PROFILE Publispei has been a leader in the TV market for 30 years, both in the area of light entertainment as well as drama. In 1997, with the series UN MEDICO IN FAMIGLIA, Publispei opened the way to long-running prime-time series. As well as UN MEDICO IN FAMIGLIA, now into its ninth season, Publispei has produced some of Italy’s other most successful long-running series, among these I CESARONI and TUTTI PAZZI PER AMORE. Publispei changes and innovates Italian TV production year after year with over 700 hours of both comedies and dramas for the major Italian TV broadcasters. International co-productions are also one of Publispei’s goals. After the TV movie directed by maestro Dario Argento DO YOU LIKE HITCHCOCK? and the internationally acclaimed SISSI (2 x 100‘), Publispei is developing new projects suitable for the international market and is looking for formats suitable for the new media.

Publispei S.r.l. Via Col di Lana, 28 00195 Rome 23

INCONTRI #4 | Participants Italy


Country Italy Position Producer


Company La Sarraz Pictures

– LA SAPIENCE BY EUGÈNE GREEN (FR/IT) – FROM THE DEPTHS by Valentina Pedicin – CADENAS by Francesca Balbo – SEVEN ACTS OF MERCY (IT/RO) by G. and M. De Serio

The favourite movie 2013 La vie d’Adèle, The Great Beauty, Oh boy!


La Sarraz Pictures S.r.l. Corso Galileo Galilei 6ter 10126 Torino 24

Alessandro Borrelli has worked in the audiovisual industry since 1997. He started as a screenwriter and director, then in 2001 shifted to the production field and in 2004 founded his own company. In ten years he has produced 14 creative documentaries, 5 web platforms (crossmedia projects) and 3 feature-length movies. He has worked as a teacher at some of Italy’s most prestigious audiovisual schools and universities, leading Master’s degrees on the European co-productions market.

La Sarraz Pictures was created ten years ago as a film company dedicated to the production of feature length films and creative documentaries for theatrical release. Since 2010 the company has also been producing web platforms (crossmedia and transmedia projects). Its mission is to produce in particular for the European market, discovering new talents and working with authors and directors who have a strong vision and identity.

Participants Italy | INCONTRI #4

GABRIELLA BUONTEMPO CLEMART SHORT CV Born in Naples on May 1, 1966, she attended courses in directing and acting from 1984 to 1987 at the Tish School of the Arts at New York University and the Academy of Dramatic Arts. After a brief experience in theatre and television, she worked as an assistant director to Lina Wertmüller and participated in the creation of THE TENTH ONE IN HIDING and ON A MOONLIT NIGHT. Since 1990, in addition to her work with International Art Encounters, which organizes exhibitions and cultural events such as NAPOLETANA. IMAGES OF A CITY (Museum of Modern Art, New York) NAPLES ET LE CINÉMA (Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris), ARTEDOMANI. POINTS OF VIEW (Gallery of Modern Art, Spoleto), she has received the Malaparte Prize for production of television and film. A founding member of Goodtime Srl, she has produced feature films, documentaries and television series, including LA BRUTTINA STAGIONATA, AMORE CHE VIENI, AMORE CHE VAI, IL GRANDE TORINO, both seasons of CACCIA AL RE – LA NARCOTICI (ANTI-DRUG SQUAD), and ANGEL FACE. Since 1997 she has been member of the jury of the David di Donatello prize.

Country Italy Position Artistic Producer Company Clemart

FILMOGRAPHY – BOOM by Andrea Zaccariello, distribution Medusa – COMMESSO VIAGGIATORE by Francesco Dal Bosco – UNA LUNGA NOTTE by Ilaria Cirino for Rai Uno – 69PRIMA by Franco Bertini, distribution Istituto Luce

COMPANY PROFILE Clemart, established in 1997, is working on several new TV projects and films for the cinema.

Clemart S.r.l Via Ovidio, 20 00193 Rome buontempogabriella@ 25

INCONTRI #4 | Participants Italy


Country Italy Position CEO and Executive Producer Company Onemore Pictures The favourite movie 2013 Iron Man Frozen

Manuela Cacciamani, Executive Vice President at Axed Group S.p.a, owner of OnemorePictures S.r.l, and Direct2Brain Managing Director, has always worked in the film industry since the early days of her career. Before founding OnemorePictures, Manuela acquired valuable experience on important sets, working with directors such as Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, Terry Gilliam and Abel Ferrara. She worked on dozens of commercials, videos and short films until she had gained deeper knowledge in the field of digital effects and animation. She then decided to take her experience to the next level, combining her knowledge of traditional cinema with that of the digital world, based on creativity and technical innovation. In 2005 she became a shareholder and CEO of Direct2Brain, a VFX and Animation Studio, thus finding the perfect blend between creativity and technology. Since 1997 Direct2Brain S.r.l has produced digital effects for the world of television, film, and advertising, winning numerous awards. Manuela is a lecturing professor for the Crossmedia College at the Scuola Holden.

FILMOGRAPHY – FAIRYTALE by Christian Bisceglia and Ascanio Malgarini (2012) – NEVERLAKE by Riccardo Paoletti (2013) – UN UCCELLO MOLTO SERIO (short film, 2013) by Lorenza Indovina – MALWARE (feature film in pre-production) by Valentina Bertuzzi


Onemore Pictures S.r.l. Via Cola di Rienzo 28 00192 Rome 26

OnemorePictures is a production company that was founded in 2006, and is now unique of its kind in Italy. Onemore’s challenge is that of combining the extraordinary heritage of the Italian film tradition with the utmost in cutting edge technology in computer graphics and visual effects, in order to create a new form of expression for traditional cinema. Professionals of the seventh art as well as talented computer graphic artists work together at Onemore on a new form of cinema which allows them to produce material compatible with the most modern digital technologies, while staying within a limited budget compatible with the current Italian and international market.

Participants Italy | INCONTRI #4

CARLOTTA CALORI INDIGO FILM SHORT CV Carlotta Calori is a partner of the Rome based company Indigo Film S.r.l.. Amongst other things she is in charge of its international sector. Previously she worked for Orbit, a satellite pay-TV company, as a producer of documentaries and cinema programmes and as a senior producer of its cinema channels, responsible for their launch and on-air branding. She also worked for Film-alpha, where she supervised the production of films and TV series. She graduated in Economics and Philosophy at Bristol University in the UK, has a Master’s in Film and TV Management and attended the Rome Film School.


Country Italy Position Producer Company Indigo Film

COMPANY PROFILE Indigo Film, founded in 1999 by Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima and Carlotta Calori, is a Cinema Production Company concerned with documentaries and short and feature films. The company’s activity in 2013 includes the Oscar winning movie THE GREAT BEAUTY (by Paolo ­Sorrentino), BENVENUTO PRESIDENTE! (“WELCOME MR. PRESIDENT!”, by Riccardo Milani) and the documentary SLOW FOOD STORY (Stefano Sardo). Last year Indigo debuted in the web-series genre, with the project UNA MAMMA IMPERFETTA written and directed by Ivan Cotroneo; a second season was then created and broadcast on TV. The series was followed by the theatrical release of the movie IL NATALE DELLA MAMMA IMPERFETTA. Indigo Film is currently working on several new productions, including The Future, another movie by Paolo Sorrentino and The Wait by the young director Piero Messina. THE INVISIBLE BOY by Gabriele Salvatores is currently in post-production.

Indigo Film S.r.l. Via Torino 135 00184 Rome 27

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Country Italy Position President Company Cattleya The favourite movie 2013 Gravity

A partner in Cattleya since 1999, Marco Chimenz brings with him an intense background of dealing with many of the international film and television markets’ most significant players. Spending four years as Executive Vice President of Medusa Film and as head of the Medusa/ Mediaset US Representative Office based in Los Angeles, he brokered a considerable number of output deals and acquired scores of American and European independently-produced films in all-rights deals for distribution in Italy. For Cattleya, Marco manages the department concerned with all contracts, from those with its creative partners to those governing co-productions.


COMPANY PROFILE Established in 1998 by Riccardo Tozzi, Giovanni Stabilini and Marco Chimenz, Cattleya has produced some 60 feature films, television series and miniseries and won numerous awards. It has been home to three official entries for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and received an Academy Award nomination. Cattleya’s goal is to achieve and maintain an annual level of production of 6 to 8 film and television projects featuring the company’s unique blend of attention to quality and broad public appeal and favoring an industrial approach over an artisanal one. In January 2009 Universal Pictures International, the US major studio arm of NBC Universal, became a minority shareholder, along with De Agostini and IMI Investimenti, who had joined the company in 2000. Cattleya S.r.l. Piazzale Valerio Massimo, 7/8 00162 Rome 28

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NICOLA DE ANGELIS DAP ITALY SHORT CV Currently Vice President of International Co-Productions and Development Department for De Angelis Group, Nicola joined the company in 2000, developing and launching DAP’s post-production branch, Post In Europe. Since then, he has worked on countless projects, undertaking numerous strategic roles, ranging from Story Editor to Post-Production Manager to Executive Producer. As of 2005, he also manages DAP’s Development Department and is currently seeking new partners and projects for international co-productions. Nicola is a big fan of outdoor sports, with a special passion for golf. He is also a skilled poker player.



Country Italy Position VP of International Co-Productions and Development ­Department Company DAP ITALY The favourite movie 2013 Gravity

DAP Italy S.r.l. was created in 2000 by Guido De Angelis and ­Maurizio De Angelis.Currently, DAP ITALY is one of the leading audiovisual production companies in Europe, with established expertise in editorial development, international funding and co-production, post-production, and product placement. In the last few years, DAP ITALY has successfully partnered with several foreign producers to provide service production in Italy. In this role, DAP Italy facilitated Italian tax credit from the Italian Ministry of Culture and provided post-production and other cultural services. Since 2011, DAP Italy has focused on the production of feature films. A new entity under the De Angelis umbrella, DE ANGELIS MEDIA, will continue the production of media intended for television. DAP Italy S.r.l. Via Flaminia 999 00189 Rome nicoladeangelis@ 29

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Country Italy / Germany Position Producer Company Dog’s Life Betafilm The favourite movie 2013 Rush American Hustle Top of the Lake

Dog’s Life Srl Via G. Avezzana, 51 00195 Roma

Betafilm GmbH Grünwalder Weg 28d 82041 Oberhaching 20259 30

*20.06.1969 Hamburg 1988 High school leaving certificate, Maximiliansgymnasium Munich 1988 – 1989 Military service 1989 – 1995 Studies in Classical Archaeology, Greek, Ancient History in Bonn, Heidelberg, Rome 1996 – 1999 PhD in Classical Archaeology 1999 – 2000 Story editor LuxVide 2000 – 2002 Producer Kirch Media (International Co-productions) since 2002 Producer EOS Entertainment, then Betafilm (International Co-productions) 2011 Founding of the in Rome based production company Dog’s Life


COMPANY PROFILE Founded in 1959, BetaFilm GmbH is one of the world’s leading international distributors of TV license rights with customers in over 165 countries. BetaFilm has been part of the Jan Mojto group of companies since 2004. Over the years, Beta has built up a global network of contacts, from the U.S. and Latin America to Asia and Europe. Its expertise enables its employees to respond flexibly to the cultural idiosyncrasies and national customs of every country. Beta also works with partners from all areas of the media industry, from public and private broadcasters to special interest channels, theatrical and video distributors and organizers of major film festivals. The company’s aim is to offer its customers a comprehensive range of high-quality productions. Dog’s Life is an Italian production company founded by Carlo Macchitella and Ferdinand Dohna with the participation of BetaFilm.

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CHIARA FORTUNA MIBACT SHORT CV Chiara Fortuna has been working at the Directorate General for Cinema of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism since 2009, and she deals with international affairs, in particular with matters regarding co-production funds. She represents the Director General within EFADs meetings and in the Creative Europe Committee.

The statutory mandate of the General Direction of Cinema is the promotion, development of Italian cinema and national film industry. The real thought of this mission is that cinema is one of the roots of cultural expression. Its main value lies in being a witness to the wealth of cultural identities. Audiovisual works, and in particular the Cinema, play an essential role in shaping the national cultural identities.

Country Italy Position Professional Officer Company Directorate General for Cinema – Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism The favourite movie 2013 Dallas Buyers Club




Directorate General for Cinema – Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism Piazza S. Croce in Gerusalemme 9/A 00185 Rome 31

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BENEDETTO HABIB INDIANA SHORT CV After getting a degree in economics at Milan’s Bocconi University, I worked for 12 years in Italian and international banks and finance companies, until in 2000 I founded, together with MB Ventures Capital Fund, My TV spa, one of the most interesting web TVs in Italy. In 2009, I became a partner along with Fabrizio Donvito and Marco Cohen in Indiana Production. Country Italy Position Partner Company Indiana Production Company The favourite movie 2013 La grande bellezza (The Great Beauty)

Indiana Production Company S.r.l Via Argelati 33 20143 Milan b.habib@ 32

FILMOGRAPHY – IL CAPITALE UMANO (2014) directed by Paolo Virzì – ROMEO AND JULIET (2013) directed by Carlo Carlei – ITALIAN MOVIES (2012) directed by Matteo Pellegrini – LA PRIMA COSA BELLA (2010) directed by Paolo Virzì – ESTOMAGO (2009) directed by Marco Jorge

COMPANY PROFILE Indiana Production was founded in 2005 by Marco Cohen and Fabrizio Donvito. In 2008, Benedetto Habib joined Indiana as partner and financial director. Indiana has produced 7 feature films, 2 TV movies and more than one hundred commercials. It is currently preparing several other projects for cinema and TV for the Italian and Inter­national market, including IL CAPITALE UMANO (HUMAN CAPITAL), an Italian-French co-production; THE BEGINNERS, an Italian-French coproduction, and ITALY IN A DAY, in association with Scott Free. Indiana produced LA PRIMA COSA BELLA by Paolo Virzì, Italian candidate for the Academy Awards 2011, and was executive producer of the ItalianEnglish-American co-production ROMEO AND JULIET. In the commercial field, Indiana collaborates with international directors such as Paolo Virzì, Gabriele Salvatores, Harald Swartz, Antony Hoffman. For 2013, Indiana had an exclusive deal with Paolo Sorrentino.

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PATRICK KOFLER HELIOS – SUSTAINABLE FILMS SHORT CV Patrick Kofler has grown up speaking German and Italian in Bressanone, South Tyrol. He is father of three children and husband to their mother. Patrick is a passionate alpinist, choosing to climb mountains also to develop a clearer view and focus for his profession. He is owner and CEO of helios sustainable communication and owner and producer in helios sustainable films, has so far produced 18 documentaries and is beginning to produce movies.


Country Italy Position Producer Company Helios – Sustainable Films The favourite movie 2013 The Broken Circle Breakdown

In production – BOLZANO TOOL & DIE

COMPANY PROFILE helios - sustainable films is a film production company based in Bolzano – South Tyrol. The company is the film branch of helios, a marketing and film company on track since 2001. helios produces films ranging from documentaries to movies, that go beyond mere entertainment. Human, social, ecological and philosophical issues are always part of helios’ films.

Helios – Sustainable Films GmbH Via Dante 20a 39100 Bolzano 33

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Country Italy Position CEO Company Bavaria Media Italia The favourite movie 2013 Her

Philipp Kreuzer is a producer and qualified lawyer and holds a Master’s in audiovisual production and management. He worked as an entertainment lawyer in Germany and the USA prior to entering feature film production and structured film finance. In 2005 he joined Bavaria Film GmbH as Head of Film and TV financing. Since then he has also been Head of Co-production, deputy managing director of Bavaria Pictures GmbH and has headed Bavaria Media’s TV sales department. He currently heads Bavaria Media Italia (since 2008), is a member of the board of directors of Bavaria Film Group and develops and produces feature films and TV productions.

FILMOGRAPHY – E LLI’S JOURNEY/ELLI GIBT DEN LÖFFEL AB (Feature Film/Movie of the Week), 2012  –M  OZZARELLA STORIES (Feature Film), Dir: Edoardo DeAngelis (first feature film) with Sharoncinema Production, Cinecittà Studios, Pinball Productions, Emir Kusturica, Rasta-International and Teatri Uniti. World Sales: Global Screen, 2011  – OMA IN ROMA (Feature Film), 2011  – GLAMOUR and GREED/GIER (2 x 90 min TV miniseries), 2009


Bavaria Media Italia srl Piazza San Bernardo 108/A 00187 Rome 34

Bavaria Media Italia srl was founded in 2005 as the Rome-based production/distribution arm of the Bavaria Film Group. In 2005, production activities started with the sale of the daily MARIENHOF format to Rai. Since then the company has started developing its own feature film and TV projects with local Italian talent, with MOZZARELLA STORIES being the first. BMI also provides full production and co-production services for international productions (OMA IN ROMA, ELLI’S JOURNEY, THE WAY TO THE EAGLE) and serves as a bridge for Italian producers to the German market. With its sales division the company acts as sub-distributor of Global Screen, representing its sales catalogue including STORM OF LOVE (RTI-Mediaset).

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FRANCESCA MANNO MINERVA PICTURES GROUP SHORT CV Francesca Manno was born in Lecce. She graduated in law from Bologna University and began her career as an attorney in Brussels. In 2005, after completing a Master’s degree in Film and Art Management, she turned to the production and distribution of films and television. Since 2007 she has been Head of Sales, Acquisitions and Business Affairs at Minerva and Rarovideo Europe, attorney and vice-president of Minerva Pictures Group. She has worked as associate producer and producer on many Italian films and on the international co-production of independent projects. She constantly works with national and international distribution, promoting and commercializing Italian films and international films on the domestic television market and in foreign markets.


COMPANY PROFILE Minerva was founded in the early 1970s. Since its early years, the company has established itself in national film distribution and production as well as in international sales. In the mid-1980s a process started for developing the internationalization of the brand together with a policy of continuous business expansion and a growing share of production and the purchase of a movie library. Besides its Italian headquarters, the company is present in the United States under the RaroVideoUsa brand. The group has thus been operating for over 40 years in the entertainment and audiovisual sector, both nationally and internationally, in the roles of producer, distributor and media publisher. In the course of its activities, the company has acquired and consolidated a library of approximately 1,500 titles, with a total (including movies, TV series and documentaries) of 2,500 hours of programming.

Country Italy Position Vice-president, producer, attorney, head of acquisitions and business affairs Company Minerva Pictures Group The favourite movie 2013 many

Minerva Pictures Group S.r.l. Via del Circo Massimo, 9 00153 Rome 35

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Country Italy Position CEO and Vice president of the board Company Albolina Film The favourite movie 2013 Gravity

Albolina Film SRL / GmbH Via Grappoli 23 39100 Bolzano 36

Thomas Menghin, born in 1953 in Bolzano, degree in economics at the Law and Economics Faculty of the University of Innsbruck in Austria and at the Law Faculty of the University of Bologna (Italy); main areas: monetary policy, company and tax law. State examination at the University of Venice in 1980. 1980 entry in the national register of auditors in Rome. Member of several boards of directors and supervisory boards of industrial firms. Ceo & founder of Albolina Film Srl and Dolomyte Film Srl


COMPANY PROFILE Albolina Film GmbH, based in Bolzano (Bozen), was constituted in 2012 as a film production, financing and service company (budget planning, tax credit). In 2013 Dolomyte Film GmbH was constituted as a post-production company and subsidiary of Albolina Film GmbH and operates as joint venture with ARRI Film & TV München. The funding offered by the Province of South Tyrol and by the ­Italian State (tax credit 25% of costs for executive producers) represents inducement for more and more foreign film producers to become interested in South Tyrol as a film location. Television series, theatrical films, short films and documentaries are all being produced here. South Tyrol’s natural beauty offers an ideal backdrop for films. In the area of technology, the demand for services is also increasing. “Away with analog film, on to digital recording formats!”; this paradigm ensures that the work steps that take place during digital processing and post-production, will gain in importance.

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ROBERTO OLLA EURIMAGES COUNCIL OF EUROPE SHORT CV An Italian national, Roberto Olla has a degree in public law and a Ph.D. in European law (thesis in audiovisual and media law). He joined Eurimages in January 2002 as a project manager dealing mainly with support for feature films. In 2008, he became the Head of Eurimages. Before this, Roberto was a researcher in media law at the European University Institute of Florence, worked in the distribution department of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union and was a legal adviser on audiovisual matters to the European Commission in Brussels. Roberto participates as a legal expert in several European training initiatives in the film sector.


Country France Position Executive Director Company Eurimages / Council of Europe

Active since 1989, Eurimages was established as a cultural support fund of the Council of Europe. It currently numbers 36 of the 47 member states of the Strasbourg-based Organisation. Eurimages promotes the European audiovisual industry by providing financial support to feature films, animations and documentaries produced in Europe. In doing so, it encourages co-operation between professionals established in different European countries. Eurimages has four support schemes: cinema co-production, theatrical distribution, exhibition and digital equipment for cinema theatres.

Eurimages / Council of Europe Bâtiment AGORA, Allée des Droits de l’Homme 67075 Strasbourg 37

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Country Italy Position CEO, Producer Company Vivo Film The favourite movie 2013 Italian: La mafia uccide solo d’estate International: The missing picture

Vivo Film S.r.l. Via Giovanni Antonelli 41 00197 Rome 38

Gregorio Paonessa worked in the world of photography for twenty years and in 1997 he became partner of Donzelli Publishing House, working as Marketing Director. In 2004 he established, together with Marta Donzelli, Vivo film, an independent film production and distribution company, that he also runs as Managing Director. In 2009 in the annual report of the “Fondazione Ente dello Spettacolo” Vivo film has been acknowledged as the biggest production company of documentary films in Italy, having produced more than twenty-five film in the last five years.

FILMOGRAPHY – IMATRA by Corso Salani – IL MIO PAESE by Daniele Vicari – LE QUATTRO VOLTE by Michelangelo Frammartino – ALBERI by Michelangelo Frammartino – VIA CASTELLANA BANDIERA by Emma Dante

COMPANY PROFILE Vivo film, established at the beginning of 2004 by Gregorio Paonessa and Marta Donzelli, is an independent production company for documentary films and art-house films. Vivo film’s productions include works by Guido Chiesa, Michelangelo Frammartino, Chiara Malta, Nelo Risi, Corso Salani, Daniele Vicari. In 2007 IL MIO PAESE by Daniele Vicari won the David di Donatello Award for Best Documentary and IMATRA by Corso Salani, was awarded the Pardo d’Oro – Special Jury Prize in ­Locarno’s Filmmakers of the present section. With LE QUATTRO VOLTE by Michelangelo Frammartino, Marta Donzelli and Gregorio ­Paonessa got a nomination from the Italian Film Academy for the David di ­Donatello as “best producer” in 2011.

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ANDREAS PICHLER ECHO FILM SHORT CV Has studied, worked and lived for a long time in Berlin and Bologna, is now based in Bozen. Winner of the german Grimme-prize, has developed since the late 1990s as a director and producer numerous films in the field of cinema and television documentary, many of them awardwinning and shown in many countries in television and cinema. Likes hiking and climbing.



Country Italy Position Producer Company Echo Film

We are four South Tyroleans with a lot of work experience between us as producers, production managers and directors. In January 2012 we established ECHO FILM GmbH, based in Bozen/Bolzano, to make local or international films with young established directors and to offer our local knowledge as a service provider for the coproduction of international projects.

Echo Film GmbH Bahnhofsalle 3 39100 Bozen 39

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Country Italy Position Producer Company Helios – Sustainable Films The favourite movie 2013 Only Lovers Left Alive

Martin Rattini (born 1975 in Southtyrol) graduated from the Kolleg für Fotografie in Vienna in 1998 and achieved a diploma as cinematographer from ZeLIG Film-school in Bolzano in 2001. In the same year he was co-founder of helios, sustainable communication and has since then been working as photographer and cinematographer/filmmaker shooting documentaries and commercials with an emphasis on social and environmental issues. Together with his longstanding partners he recently founded helios, sustainable films which is co-/producing documentaries and fiction. He is passionate about analog photography and an enthusiastic RC-plane pilot.



Helios – Sustainable Films GmbH Via Dante 20a 39100 Bolzano 40

helios – sustainable films is a film production company based in Bolzano – South Tyrol. The company is the film branch of helios, a marketing and film company on track since 2001. helios produces films ranging from documentaries to movies, that go beyond mere entertainment. Human, social, ecological and philosophical issues are always part of helios’ films.

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ROSARIO RINALDO CROSS PRODUCTIONS SHORT CV Rosario Rinaldo was born in Naples in 1952. He is a member of the Board of Directors of APT – Association of TV Producers. Currently he is president of Cross Productions, an audiovisual production company established in July 2013 following the acquisition by Beta Film Gmbh of the shares of Magnolia Fiction, formerly belonging to Magnolia spa. In 2005 he won a David di Donatello award as best producer of the year for the film CERTI BAMBINI, directed by A. A. Frazzi.

FILMOGRAPHY – UNA GRANDE FAMIGLIA 1st and 2nd season – UNA GRANDE FAMIGLIA – VENT’ANNI PRIMA series in cooperation with Vanity Fair and Rai Fiction – VIOLETTA miniseries – IL SEGRETO DELL’ACQUA series – ANNA E I CINQUE 1st and 2nd season


Country Italy Position President Company Cross Productions The favourite movie 2013 Django Unchained and La grande bellezza (The Great Beauty)

Cross Productions is a company that makes audiovisual products. Founded in July 2013, following Beta Film Gmbh’s acquisition of the shares of Magnolia Fiction, formerly belonging to Magnolia spa. Rosario Rinaldo is president, confirming the continuity of production that characterized the activity of both Magnolia Fiction and Pequod, the company of which he was founder and sole director. The production strategy of Cross Productions is to aim for the realization of high-quality products for mainstream TV while at the same time investing in research and experimentation in testing new techniques for the new emergent markets.

Cross Productions S.r.l. Viale Giuseppe Mazzini 25 00195 Rome segreteriarinaldo@ 41

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Country Italy Position Global Business Development Officer Company Chili The favourite movie 2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Chili S.p.A Via Privata Colico, 21 20158 Milan 42

After obtaining a degree in business administration and the first Italian Master’s in Telecommunications Economics and Techniques, he pursued a career centered on the digital economy and distribution. He was a product manager from 2000 to 2003 at Infostrada/Wind and later head of the Rewarding Program. Upon joining Telecom Italia in 2003 he launched the multimedia platforms as Head of Content until 2007, when he moved to Tiscali S.p.A. as Head of Content Strategy and Acquisition. From 2009 to 2012 he was Content Director at FASTWEB. He co-founded CHILI and first contributed as CMO; he is currently Global Business Development Officer. Hobbies: movies, comics, running.

COMPANY PROFILE CHILI SPA is an Over The Top player created in 2012 from the experience of a group of managers who in 2001 developed the world’s first IPTV platform. It is the most popular Italian service for video streaming and downloading and is available on all Smart TVs, Blu-Ray, PCs, tablets and smartphones: the largest online video library with thousands of titles available on demand in high quality, at home or on the move. Leveraging on a state-of-the-art platform in operations; strong alliances with the world’s leading entertainment companies; premium positions gained on the most important devices – in a short time CHILI has become a major player in the market for the digital distribution of movies and is described in the media as the best offer in Italy in terms of service, customer experience, quantity and quality of contents.

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FEDERICA TREMOLADA YOUTUBE / GOOGLE SHORT CV Federica Tremolada works as a Strategic Partner Manager for YouTube LLC with a focus on Italy and Greece. She joined the team in 2008 and, since the early days in Google Italia S.r.l., she has supported the growth of Italian and foreign content partners on the platform by signing deals and managing relationships with them. She graduated in 2004 from Bocconi University in Milan and began her career at BMG Ricordi and then at Buongiorno where she worked in the Media Partnership division for four years. She’s also a big fan of basketball, yoga and she is particularly addicted to travelling.

COMPANY PROFILE YouTube is the world’s most popular online video community allowing more than a billion people to discover, watch and share originally created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. YouTube, LLC is based in San Bruno, Calif., and is a subsidiary of Google Inc.

Country Italy Position Partner Manager Company YouTube / Google Italia The favourite movie 2013 La grande bellezza (The Great Beauty)

YouTube / Google San Bruno, CA 94066 43

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Country Italy Position Head of Production and Coproduction Company Rai Cinema

Cecilia Valmarana after having worked in production with directors such as Bellocchio, Losey, Monicelli, worked at Gaumont Italy. In 1985 he entered into Rai, first as assistente alla regia, then as a programmista regista at Rai Uno, and later she is co-opted in macrostructures which deals with film and fiction. After a brief period in rights purchasing she is back to deal with production in 1998. She has been part of Rai Cinema since the birth of the company and actually she is the head of production and coproduction.


COMPANY PROFILE Rai Cinema is a subsidiary company of Rai, born with the specific aim of strengthening the Italian film industry. The duty of investing in the Italian cinema production, required by law, has been transformed during the time into an opportunity for the cultural industry development. Rai Cinema offers its ideational, productive, financially contribution to independent producers who wish to complete film projects. The high quality film production is supported by movies purchasing on international markets. To ensure visibility for its titles, Rai Cinema has been active in film distribution and home video through its subsidiary 01 distribution, which has gained an important role in the world of film distribution in Italy, ensuring a previously unknown support to the new Italian cinema. The commitment of Rai Cinema on the side of the audiovisual products acquisition in Italy and abroad is very important to ensure coverage to Rai channels with movies, tv movies, series and animation. Rai Cinema S.p.A. Piazza Adriana, 12 00193 Rome 44

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CHRISTIANA WERTZ BLS SHORT CV Christiana Wertz, born in Cologne in 1978, studied German philology, history and business administration in Cologne and Oxford. After working for the Goethe Institute in San Francisco, the German Films Service + Marketing in Munich and FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, she was tasked with building up BLS’s Film Fund & Commission in October 2009 and has headed the department since that time. She is thus responsible for film funding, location development, promoting South Tyrol as a shooting location, and the film commission itself.

COMPANY PROFILE BLS, South Tyrol’s film-funding program, has operated as a financing and service partner for film and television productions since 2011. ­ Every year, it makes funds totaling € 5 million available for production and development funding. Since its inception, BLS has already supported more than 100 film and TV projects of various genres with individual grants of up to 700,000 euro for feature films, including projects from Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland in particular. Subsidies are not contingent upon the location of the applicant production company. One criterion for the awarding of funds, however, is the economic ­territorial effect: it must be at least 150 % of the requested funding. Due to South Tyrol’s geographical location and the associated bilin­gualism in the province, BLS places particular emphasis on funding co-productions between Italy and the German-speaking countries. In addition to film support in this narrower sense, BLS’s mandate also includes the following areas of responsibility: production and location services and the development of South Tyrol as a film location. As part of this last area of responsibility, BLS has already been able to settle ­several film-service providers in South Tyrol and has implemented a variety of education and training initiatives for local filmmakers.

Country Italy Position Head of Film Fund & Commission Company BLS Südtirol Alto Adige The favourite movie 2013 Take this Waltz Rush Borgen

BLS - Business Location Südtirol Alto Adige Dompassage Via Passaggio Duomo, 15 39100 Bozen - Bolzano 45

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MAJA WIESER BENEDETTI ECHO FILM SHORT CV Production manager since 2000.


Country Italy Position Producer, Production Manager Company Echo Film The favourite movie 2013 IDA, Paweł Pawlikowski

Echo Film Bahnhofsallee 3 39100 Bolzano 46


COMPANY PROFILE Echo Film is a young production company located in Bolzano. We develop own projects (feature films and documentaries) and offer also full service for foreign productions shooting in South Tyrol (complete organization of the shooting, tax credit).

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MICHELE ZATTA RAI FICTION SHORT CV Former editor and head writer, I became an executive some years ago. But my mother is still of the idea that I should have gone into cooking. Nevertheless, I have contributed to the creation of the first and most important soap in Italy (Un posto al sole), which was a milestone for industrial fiction in Italy. Now I deal with the editorial and productive process of TV-movies, mini-series and serials. My hobby is cooking. But please don’t tell my mother.

COMPANY PROFILE Rai is Italy’s national public broadcaster and the country’s biggest audiovisual and cultural company.

Country Italy Position Executive Manager Company Rai – Radio televisione italiana The favourite movie 2013 Life of Pi

Rai – Radio televisione italiana Viale Giuseppe Mazzini 14 00195 Rome 47

PARTICIPANTS GERMANY Reflecting Germany’s political system, the German film funding system is organised on a federal level and on a regional/state level. The federal system is divided into the FFA (Filmförderungsanstalt – German Federal Film Board) and the BKM (Federal Ministry of Culture). The FFA is geared towards strengthening the film industry according to economic principles, while the BKM focuses on the cultural aspects of films. In 2007, a new fund for the film industry was launched by the Federal Government: the DFFF (German Federal Film Fund). Originally established for three years, the DFFF was then extended for another three years until the end of 2012. In 2013 the German government agreed to an unlimited extension of three years with an increased budget of € 70 million for 2014. The German Federal Film Board (FFA) in Berlin is responsible for the execution of the DFFF.

Up to 20 % of the approved production costs spent in Germany can be funded. Not only major productions benefit from the DFFF, but funding has also gone to small and medium-sized projects. The DFFF aims at improving conditions for the film industry, preserving as well as enhancing the international competitiveness of film-related companies, and at providing sustainable impulses for Germany as a film production hub as well as achieving other economic effects. On the regional/state level, almost every federal state has its own film fund. These regional funds include Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Medienboard BerlinBrandenburg, FilmFörderung Hamburg SchleswigHolstein, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM), Medien- und Filmgesellschaft BadenWürttemberg (MFG) and Nordmedia, to name the largest. In order to access regional funds, producers are required to generate a specific “economic effect” in the respective region. All German film funds support the development, production and distribution of films.

FACTS Population 80.6 million Domestic films released in 2013 223 Co-productions included 88 Public film funding available € 350.3 million Tax incentives available None Number of cinemas / screens 1,637 / 4,610

Another partner for German producers is television. The two public channels, ARD and ZDF as well as the private broadcasters, are involved in the co-financing of German feature films. They also contribute to the financing of the FFA’s project funding programme. International producers are recommended to find a German partner in order to access the subsidy programmes. To be officially registered as a German film, a film must have a certain percentage of German financing. In those cases where the co-production is between countries with an existing treaty, German financial participation must amount to at least 20%.

Average price of a cinema ticket € 7.89 Average number of cinema visits per capita 1.61 Number of cinema a­ dmissions in 2013 129.7 million Most successful national film/ box office takings Fack Ju Göthe / € 52.4 million Most successful international film/box office takings The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug / € 64.3 million Market share of national films 26.2% Sources: FFA; own research

For further Information FFA (German Federal Film Board) Große Präsidentenstraße 9 10178 Berlin Germany Phone + Fax +,

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Country Germany Position Senior Vice President Film Company Sky Deutschland Fernsehen The favourite movie 2013 Gravity

Sky Deutschland Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG Medienallee 26 85774 Unterfoehring 50

Marcus Ammon is Senior Vice President Film at Sky Deutschland. He is responsible for the set-up, positioning and expansion of the Sky film- and TV series channels as well as for entertainment formats on the platform. Among other projects, he lead the launch of the channels Sky 3D and Sky Atlantic HD as well as the engagement of Harald Schmidt at Sky. With more than 15 years of experience, Ammon has already had an extensive career in the German film and TV businesses. Between 2003 and 2009 he was the Managing Director of MGM Networks Deutschland GmbH; before that, he was the Program Director at Universal Studios Networks Germany GmbH (now: NBC Universal), heading up content acquisition and program planning for Universals Pay TV channels 13th Street and Studio Universal. Before that, Ammon started his career at Free to air commercial channels Pro Sieben and Kabel Eins.

COMPANY PROFILE Sky Deutschland AG is the leading pay-TV company in Germany and Austria with around 3.7 million subscribers and revenues amounting to more than 1.5 billion Euros. The listed MDAX company offers subscription TV as well as on-demand services for private and business customers.The Sky platform comprises more than 70 exclusive TV channels, almost all of which are also available in HD. Sky’s program portfolio comprises live sports – and also the only German 24/7 sports news channel – feature films, TV series, children’s programs, and documentaries. Sky is the innovation leader in the German and Austrian TV markets. In the past two decades, Sky has played a major role in establishing payTV as the third pillar of TV entertainment alongside fee-financed and advertising-financed broadcasters. Sky has around 2,000 employees and is based in Unterföhring near Munich.

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SEBASTIAN BECKER [TBB\*] THEBRAINBEHIND SHORT CV Sebastian Becker (40) has studied Political Science, Sinology and Communication Science at Munich and Aix-en-Provence. He started his career as a film critic during university and also spent his first stint at a company as editor-in-chief for a content provider that was producing film, book and music reviews. He then joined a multi-media agency as a strategy consultant and set up his own consultancy in 2002, focussing on interactive television and media convergence ever since. Still a movie buff, Sebastian is also a life-long supporter of Bayern Munich and loves to travel and use his camera(s) while on the road.

Country Germany


Position Managing Partner

[tbb\*] thebrainbehind is an interdisciplinary management & strategy consultancy specializing in the field of media convergence. [tbb\*] helps our customers from the TIME markets in strategic and entrepreneurial questions concerning digital TV, broadband and mobile services as well as connected consumer electronics. We are collaborating with a network of international fellow experts to be able to gather first-hand expertise covering the following areas: – International Research & Trend Scouting – Business Strategy – Product Development

Company [tbb\*] Thebrainbehind

Customers include BSkyB, Sky Italia, Pro7Sat1, Digiturk, Prisa, Siemens, DNMG, NDS, Red Bull Media House, Shift.TV and many more.

[tbb\*] Thebrainbehind GmbH Kaulbachstrasse 36 80539 Munich 51

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Country Germany Position Producer and Managing Director Company Heimatfilm

After first experiences in the media industry as 1st AD at JE Entertainment (now: Endemol), Bettina Brokemper studied production and media economics at the Munich Filmschool. She did customary internships and produced shortfilms. After graduation she was granted the GWFF Award for young producers, a scholarship to work and study in Los Angeles. She worked as a producer for Neue Impuls Film and Zentropa International Köln. In May 2003 she joined forces with Helmut Hartl and Stefan Telegdy to form her own company, Heimatfilm GmbH + CO KG.

FILMOGRAPHY – QISSA by Anup Singh – HANNAH ARENDT by Margarethe von Trotta – BAL/HONEY by Semih Kaplanoglu

COMPANY PROFILE Heimatfilm focuses on the development and production of feature films and television projects for German, European and international audiences. Beyond this, Heimatfilm engages in international co-productions, especially European cinema, and organizes service productions in Germany for international companies.Many of the produced and coproduced films premiered in A-Festivals and received numerous awards.The German word “Heimat” means “home” in an emotional, almost mythical way - Heimatfilm is a home to films.

Heimatfilm GmbH + CO KG Lichtstrasse 50 50825 Cologne 52

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ANNIE BRUNNER ROXY FILM SHORT CV Annie Brunner was born in 1969 in Brunico, Italy, and studied German literature and language as well as theatre studies. She worked as a set designer and dramatic advisor for different theatres and from 1994 to 1997 she was a freelance set designer for film and television. Between 1997 and 2001 she was head of content and dramatic advisor for­German productions at Kirchmedia and head of German co-productions (e. g. THE TUNNEL). Since 2001, she has been managing director of Roxy Film, and since 2003, managing partner. Her first two films for cinema (WER FRÜHER STIRBT IST LÄNGER TOT AND ALMANYA – WILLKOMMEN IN DEUTSCHLAND) each won the Silver Lola.

FILMOGRAPHY – WER FRÜHER STIRBT IST LÄNGER TOT (“Grave Decisions”), – ALMANYA – Willkommen in Deutschland (“Almanya”), – SOMMER IN ORANGE (“Summer in Orange”), – DIE HEBAMME – auf Leben und Tod (TV) (“Delivering Hope”), – SAU NUMMER VIER – ein Niederbayernkrimi (TV)

Country Germany Position Managing Director Company Roxy Film GmbH

COMPANY PROFILE Roxy Film was founded in the 1950s by Luggi Waldleitner in Munich. In 2001, today’s producers Dr. Andreas Richter, Annie Brunner and Ursula Woerner revived the company and gave new life to Roxy Film. Until now Roxy Film has produced several successful award-winning motion pictures for cinema as well as TV-movies

Roxy Film GmbH Friedrichstraße 17 D-80801 Munich 53

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Country Germany Position Line Producer / Producer Company Zeitsprung Pictures The favourite movie 2013 Rush

27.05.71 1991 1992 – 1996 Since 1993 2002 2008 – 2011 Since 2012

Born in Berlin Training in advertising sales at WAK in Cologne Studied theater arts journalism at the University of Vienna Freelance work (production management/producing) Continuing education as an international producer / ifs Cologne Line Producer at Zeitsprung Entertainment GmbH Line Producer at Zeitsprung Pictures GmbH


COMPANY PROFILE ZEITSPRUNG was founded in 1985 by producer Michael Souvignier. Its headquarters are in Cologne and it operates branches in Ludwigsburg and Munich. The production company is firmly established in the national and international television business as a specialist for awardwinning films and documentaries. ZEITSPRUNG produces feature films, TV-movies and series. Further areas of business are the conception and realization of documentaries, news and information magazines as well as transmedia storytelling.

Zeitsprung Pictures GmbH Alter Militärring 8a 50933 Köln 54

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ANDREAS EICHER CINE PLUS FILMPRODUKTION SHORT CV Andreas Eicher (born 1965) has been working as a producer since 1996. With his former company box! Film he produced several feature films for cinema and television as CEO and shareholder, among them Female2 Seeks Happy End (2002), Adam & Eva (2003), Piazza Delle Cinque Lune (“Five Moons Plaza”, 2003), Nothing But Ghosts (2007) and Muzika (2008). Since January 2010, he has been working as a producer at cine plus Filmproduktion. In his free time, he likes playing tennis.

FILMOGRAPHY – JACK – LOS ANGELES – THE SILENCE – IMPLOSION (co-produced) – LOST IN SIBERIA (co-produced) – FLY AWAY (co-produced)


Country Germany Position Producer Company Cine Plus ­Filmproduktion The favourite movie 2013 La vie d’Adèle

Cine plus Filmproduktion GmbH is a Berlin-based film production company which develops, produces and co-produces feature films and documentaries on a national and international basis. The main focus is to discover new talents, to develop unique stories and establish creative partnerships. As a subsidiary of cine plus Media Service, a nationwide Full Service Company operating in the area of digital television and film post-production, cine plus Filmproduktion has been participating since 1998 as producer and co-producer in film productions for the national and international market.

cine plus Filmproduktion GmbH Lützowufer 12 10785 Berlin 55

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Country Germany Position Producer Company Senator Film Köln The favourite movie 2013 Gravity The Great Beauty Inside Llewyn Davis

Sonja started her career in the film business in 1999 as Head of Develop­ment for Gemini Film, Cologne, Germany. Since 2005 she has been running her own feature film companies, first Ariel Films and since 2008 Gringo Films. Since 2011, she has also been working as a freelance producer for Senator Film Köln. Sonja has produced award-winning films like LEBANON, TRUE NORTH and BETHLEHEM. Her most recent productions are DOCTOR PROCTOR’S FART POWDER, HAPPY HOUR and THE CHEF. Her hobbies are cinema and gardening.


COMPANY PROFILE Senator Entertainment, founded in 1987, is a media conglomerate that produces and co-produces feature films, as well as acquiring and exploiting the rights of all stages of the distribution chain, i.e. theatrical, DVD, TV and multiple internet platforms, in a global and all-encompassing fashion. Senator Film Verleih ranks among the Top 5 independent German theatrical distributors, looking back on a wealth of successful theatrical films over its 30-year history. International acquisitions include titles like CHOCOLAT and the Oscar winners PAN’S LABYRINTH, THE READER, THE KING’S SPEECH, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, the French hit THE INTOUCHABLES (the most successful film of Germany’s 2012 box office), MORE THAN HONEY, and MANDELA – LONG WALK TO FREEDOM.

Senator Film Köln GmbH Maastrichter Straße 12-14 50672 Cologne 56

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WOLFGANG FEINDT ZDF SHORT CV Wolfgang Feindt has a Master’s in Theatre Studies from the University of Giessen and a Master’s in Cultural Management from the High School for Music and Theatre in Hamburg. Following his studies he worked in the theatre, and then went on to edit scripts covering all genres for many production companies, in particular for the Department for International Co-Productions, Ufa Film, Hamburg. Since 1996 he has worked as Executive Editor for ZDF. He is Head of German series, TV dramas and special events, with a particular focus on international co-productions.


Country Germany Position Co-ordinator for International Co-production Company ZDF

COMPANY PROFILE ZDF is a German public-service television broadcaster based in Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate. It is run as an independent non-profit institution, which was founded by all the federal states of Germany (Bundesländer) in 1963.

ZDF Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen Anstalt des öffentlichen Rechts ZDF-Straße 1 55127 Mainz 57

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Country Germany Position Geschäftsführer Company First Entertainment

Tobias Gerlach, born in 1973, worked as an attorney at law for Kirch Media in Los Angeles after finishing his law studies. 2002 he started as a trainee at Bavaria Film GmbH and continued his career as Assistant to the CEO. While he proceeded with establishing the department „Strategic Planning“, he concurrently began a career as a Producer of various formats. From 2007 to 2010 he was Corporate Spokesman as well as Director of Strategy, Corporate Development & Communication. He is authorized signatory and as member of the Managing Board of Bavaria Film Group responsible for groups strategy. Since 2009 Gerlach is also Managing Director of First Entertainment, a subsidiary of Bavaria Film that has become a leading player in the German Television entertainment business. He is also Managing Director of Bavariapool International Coproductions GmbH,


COMPANY PROFILE First Entertainment GmbH is not only a traditional TV producer for German and International market, but also obtains two YouTube channels “CopyCatChannel” & “OBW” (a YouTube Original Channel). After 100 days, “OBW” had 1,000,000 views and became the most successful Original Channel without a MCN. Today, over 110,000 users have subscribed to “OBW” & “CopyCatChannel” and created more than 37 Mio views overall. First Entertainment GmbH Bavariafilmplatz 7 82031 Geiselgasteig Tobias.Gerlach@ 58

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CORNELIA HAMMELMANN FFA / DFFF SHORT CV Since February 1st, 2012, Project Director of the German Federal Film Fund (DFFF). From July 2000 to January 2012, she was the Managing Director of MEDIA Desk Germany, the main German information office for the MEDIA Programme of the EU. After her professional education as a trilingual European secretary and foreign language correspondent, she started her career in 1987 as a film and TV production assistant, worked free-lance for several TV and cinema productions in Germany and abroad, and for five years for a German-American film rights acquisitions and sales company in Hamburg. Hobbies: travelling, languages, boats, and music.

COMPANY PROFILE The DFFF is a film fund established in 2007 on the initiative of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) with an annual budget of 60 million euros. It aims at improving the conditions for the film industry, at preserving and enhancing the international competitiveness of film industry related companies, and at providing sustainable impulses for film location in Germany. All film producers with a business location in Germany can apply for funding if they provide an equity ratio of at least 5% of the total production costs. Funding will be granted if the German production costs are at least 25% of the total production costs. Up to 20% of the approved production costs spent in Germany can be funded. For international co-productions, the applicant must provide at least 20% of the production costs. The fund’s duration is limited to three-year periods and has been prolonged for a second time until the end of 2015.

Country Germany Position Project Manager DFFF Company Filmförderungsanstalt FFA / DFFF The favourite movie 2013 The Broken Circle Breakdown

Filmförderungsanstalt FFA / DFFF Große Präsidentenstraße 9 10178 Berlin 59

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IRINA IGNATIEW-LEMKE RED ARROW INTERNATIONAL SHORT CV Before joining Red Arrow International in early 2012 and rising to the role of Managing Director, Irene Ignatiew Lemke worked as Executive VP International at Telepool, as Head of International Distribution at Tandem Communications and as Sales Manager for Lionsgate. Ignatiew -Lemke holds a BA in communications & marketing as well as a degree in Business of Film and Television from the University of California, Los Angeles. Country Germany Position Managing Director Company Red Arrow International


COMPANY PROFILE Red Arrow International (formerly: SevenOne International) is the worldwide programming sales company of Red Arrow Entertainment Group. By marketing the group’s projects and third-party producers, Red Arrow International offers an extensive portfolio of fictional and factual programming plus a strong format line-up. Launched in January 2010, Red Arrow Entertainment Group combines a dynamic and growing group of 18 TV production companies spanning 9 countries, with powerful creative partnerships, including Dick de Rijk (‘You Deserve It’; ‘Deal or No Deal’), Genetic Entertainment (‘Home Sweet Hotel’; ‘Don´t Panic’). Red Arrow Entertainment Group is a ProSiebenSat.1 Group company, Germany’s largest television company and among the leading media companies in Europe.

Red Arrow International GmbH Medienallee 7 85774 Unterföhring Irina.Ignatiew@ 60

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NICOLA JONES GERMAN FEDERAL FILM BOARD SHORT CV Nicola Jones studied Media and Communication Science and American Studies at the University of Leipzig where she graduated with a master’s degree in 2000. In the following year she gained her first business experiences as a consultant and auditor for film and media projects at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Munich and Leipzig. In 2004 she started working for the German Federal Film Board as film funding consultant for feature films. Since 2007 she has been the executive assistant to CEO Peter Dinges where she is directly involved with the duties, decisions and task fulfilment of the CEO. In that position she is also responsible for the coordination of international affairs and matters of European film policy. Nicola is married and has two sons aged 4 and 7. Hobbies: Yoga, running, reading (American literature) and film.

COMPANY PROFILE The German Federal Film Board (FFA) is an institution incorporated under public law. The FFA’s duties include implementing measures to promote German cinema and to improve the structure of the German film industry as well as supporting the national economic affairs of the film industry and improving the foundations for the distribution and market-driven exploitation of the German cinema at home as well as its economic and cultural distribution abroad.

Country Germany Position Executive Assistant to CEO and Coordinator of International Affairs Company German Federal Film Board The favourite movie 2013 The Broken Circle Breakdown

German Federal Film Board Große Präsidentenstraße 9 10178 Berlin 61

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Country Germany Position Chairman of the Management Board Company Studio Hamburg Produktion Gruppe

Michael Lehmann took over as chairperson of the management board of Studio Hamburg Produktion GmbH in 2009. Prior to that he served as managing director for three years. His appointment as chairperson saw the beginning of the restructuring process that resulted in Studio Ham­ burg Produktion Gruppe and its operating subsidiaries, Studio Hamburg Film Produktion, Real Film Berlin, Nordfilm, Riverside Entertainment and Doclights. Through its participation in agenda media and Gruppe 5 Filmproduk­tion as well as through the strategic partnership with ZDF Enterprises, Michael Lehmann succeeded in building Studio Hamburg Produktion Gruppe into a media company with a broad production portfolio that ranges across all the essential programming segments of the television and film industry.



Studio Hamburg Produktion Gruppe GmbH Jenfelder Allee 80 22039 Hamburg 62

Studio Hamburg Produktion Gruppe is a subsidiary of Studio Hamburg GmbH. Creatively and commercially, it is one of the market leaders for film and television in the German production landscape. It operates as a holding company with five operating subsidiaries: Studio Hamburg FilmProduktion, Real Film Berlin, Nordfilm, Doclights and Riverside Entertainment, which all function as independent players in the market. Its production portfolio ranges across all programming segments in the TV and film world: with long-running series, mini-series and television movies, theatrical films, suspenseful documentaries and entertaining television variety shows, the companies produce content for all major German broadcasters. In addition, there is an affiliation with the production companies Agenda Media and, through Doclights GmbH, with Gruppe 5 Filmproduktion, whose program portfolio broadens the spectrum of high-quality TV production.

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ULRICH LIMMER COLLINA FILMPRODUKTION SHORT CV Prof. Ulrich Limmer studied at the University of Television and Film in Munich (HFF). After many years of working as a producer for Bavaria Film and the Kinowelt production company, he founded collina film in 2002. He is an honorary professor at the Bäden-Württemberg Film Academy, and was the head of the screenwriting department at the Munich’s University of Television and Film. There, in 2013, he was appointed head of the Production and Media Business department.

FILMOGRAPHY –A  M ENDE DES FLURS (Tatort, 2013), Director: Max Färberbock, for the BR – S AMS IN LUCK (2012), Director: Peter Gersina, theatrical release –M  EIN VATER, SEINE FREUNDE AND DAS GANZ SCHNELLE GELD (2011), Director: Max Färberbock, for the ZDF – T HE END IS MY BEGINNING (2009), Director: Jo Baier, theatrical release – T HE HAIRDRESSER (2009), Director: Doris Dörrie, theatrical release

Country Germany Position Head of the Production and Media Business department Company Collina Filmproduktion

COMPANY PROFILE Prof. Ulrich Limmer is the managing director and sole proprietor of collina filmproduktion GmbH, located in Munich. Since the founding of collina film in 2002, the company has developed and produced films for the national and international film and television markets. During his many years in production and in the film industry, Ulrich Limmer has worked mostly as a producer/scriptwriter: in recent years this model has resulted in projects that have not only won awards but have also enjoyed success with audiences. Prof. Ulrich Limmer is the managing director and sole proprietor of collina filmproduktion GmbH, located in Munich. Since the founding of collina film in 2002, the company has developed and produced films for the national and international film and television markets. During his many years in production and in the film industry, Ulrich Limmer has worked mostly as a producer/scriptwriter: in recent years this model has resulted in projects that have not only won awards but have also enjoyed success with audiences.

collina filmproduktion GmbH Franz-Josef-Straße 15 80801 München 63

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GABI LINS LUCKY BIRD PICTURES SHORT CV Diploma in Film & Television Production at School of Film and Television “Konrad Wolf”, Babelsberg, Germany. Scholarship from VFF (Producers Guild Munich), Gerling Award “Best Young Producer” 1999 for the film “kleingeld”, Academy Award Nomination for “small change”. Working as production manager and line producer on TV and theatrical movies for several years. Hobbies: Skiing, Mountaineering Country Germany Position Line Producer Company Lucky Bird Pictures The favourite movie 2013 Paulette Rush Love Steaks

FILMOGRAPHY As Line Producer: – GEORG ELSER, Director: Torsten C. Fischer – LÖWENZAHN – DAS KINOABENTEUER, Director: Peter Timm – VULKAN, Director: Uwe Janson As Production Manager: – KÖNIG VON DEUTSCHLAND, Director: David Dietl – THE GHOST WRITER, Director: Roman Polanski

COMPANY PROFILE Lucky Bird Pictures GmbH is a film and TV production company, which was originally part of Yellow Bird Pictures, founded in October 2008 in Munich as a German subsidiary of Yellow Bird Sweden. After a management buyout, managing director Oliver Schündler took over the company in 2012.

Lucky Bird Pictures GmbH Grillparzerstraße 3 81675 Munich 64

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BRITTA MEYERMANN H&V ENTERTAINMENT / ODEON FILM SHORT CV In November 2013, Britta Meyermann took over the position of Head of International Co-Production at H&V Entertainment GmbH / Odeon ­ Film AG, and as such is in charge of the companies’ international ­productions. Britta Meyermann was born in Münster. After finishing a commercial apprenticeship, she worked in London and then studied International Business and Management in Dortmund, Paris and Québec City. She was awarded her university degree in 2004. Following her graduation, she worked as a consultant in the film finance department of PricewaterhouseCoopers. In 2006 she joined Majestic Film ­Production and Distribution Company in Berlin. In 2009 she changed to ZDF Enterprises in Mainz where she was Head of Acquisitions (feature films and TV series) for German broadcasters ZDF and ZDF_neo. From 2011 until 2013, Britta Meyermann ran the acquisitions department at Telepool/Global Screen GmbH in Munich as Vice President Acquisition & Co-Production.


Country Germany Position Head of International Co-Production Company H&V Entertainment / Odeon Film The favourite movie 2013 The Broken Circle Breakdown

COMPANY PROFILE H&V Entertainment and its mother company Odeon Film AG are ­ among the largest independent production companies for television and feature films in Germany. The company soon made a name for itself as one of young, innovative and daring producers with a feeling for exceptional concepts and successful programs. Since then H&V and Odeon Film have produced and co-produced 79 TV series with around 2665 episodes, 180 TV movies, 47 feature films, 20 documen­ taries, and various shows and mini-series.

H&V Entertainment / Odeon Film AG Hofmannstraße 25-27 81379 Munich 65

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Country Germany Position Managing Director Company Studio Hamburg Produktion Gruppe

Günther Russ entered Studio Hamburg Produktion GmbH as Line ­Producer in 2004 and in 2007 he was named to the Management Board. In connection with the company’s restructuring in 2010, Mr. Russ was named Managing Director of Studio Hamburg FilmProduktion and one year later of Real Film Berlin GmbH. His theatrical work includes for SHP the feature Film’s THE THREE INVESTIGATORS – SKELETON ISLAND, THE THREE INVESTIGATORS – TERROR CASTLE, THE RED ZORA, CRY OF THE OWL and as Producer for SHFP the international theatrical film production of the best-selling novel NIGHT TRAIN TO LISBON – Director Bille August. Günther Russ began his film career in 1980 while in pre-production for the German theatrical film, WIR KINDER VOM BAHNHOF ZOO and since then he has more than 70 national and international productions under his belt.



Studio Hamburg Produktion Gruppe GmbH Jenfelder Allee 80 22039 Hamburg 66

Studio Hamburg Produktion Gruppe is a subsidiary of Studio Hamburg GmbH. Creatively and commercially, it is one of the market leaders for film and television in the German production landscape. It operates as a holding company with five operating subsidiaries: Studio Hamburg FilmProduktion, Real Film Berlin, Nordfilm, Doclights and Riverside Entertainment, which all function as independent players in the market. Its production portfolio ranges across all programming segments in the TV and film world: with long-running series, mini-series and television movies, theatrical films, suspenseful documentaries and entertaining television variety shows, the companies produce content for all major German broadcasters. In addition, there is an affiliation with the production companies Agenda Media and, through Doclights GmbH, with Gruppe 5 Filmproduktion, whose program portfolio broadens the spectrum of high-quality TV production.

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MANFRED SCHMIDT MITTELDEUTSCHE MEDIENFÖRDERUNG SHORT CV Since 1998 Manfred Schmidt has been executive director of Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM). From 1969 to 1981 he was a member of the Berlin “Maxim Gorki” theatre. This was followed by a 7-year period of freelance work as an author and dramatic adviser. In this time Manfred Schmidt took correspondence courses at the Leipzig Institute for Literature. In 1988 he started working as a script analyst and author at DEFA studios for documentary films; from 1990 to 1992 he was the deputy chief editor at this studio. Before being appointed to CEO of MDM he worked from 1992 to 1998 as deputy programme director of the culture and science department at the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) broadcasting station. Manfred Schmidt is a member of the European Film Academy, Kuratorium Förderverein Deutscher Kinderfilm e.V., Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, Member of the GOLDEN SPARROW foundation, a board member of CineRegio and a member of the advisory board of Script EAST.

Country Germany Position CEO Company Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung

COMPANY PROFILE Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) awards funding to promising film and media projects realised in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. Funding schemes are available for all phases, starting from idea development through to production and distribution. To be eligible, production companies must spend at least the amount of the funds awarded in the region of Mitteldeutschland. In general, the funds must be paid back unless the project revenues fall short of a certain minimum.

Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH Hainstraße 17-19 04109 Leipzig 67

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Country Germany Position Managing director, producer Company Lucky Bird Pictures

Oliver Schündler worked as a director’s assistant and dramatic advisor for a variety of theatre and television projects, before he joined the Bavaria Film Group in 1994. During the following years, he produced a number of TV movies and series. From 2000 on Oliver Schündler accounted for the whole department of international co-production of the Bavaria Film Group. Later he also managed the worldwide TV rights distribution, being responsible for high-class international Event-CoProductions. Since 2008 Oliver Schündler is managing director and producer of Lucky Bird Pictures.


COMPANY PROFILE Lucky Bird Pictures GmbH is a film and TV production company, founded in October 2008 in Munich as a German subsidiary of Yellow Bird Sweden. After a management buyout, managing director Oliver Schündler took over the company in 2012. Next to international coproductions for television, Lucky Bird is in the middle of post-production of motion picture GHOSTHUNTERS – ON ICY TRAILS (based on the bestselling novel by Cornelia Funke) while preparing the historical drama GEORG ELSER, also for the big screen.

Lucky Bird Pictures GmbH Grillparzerstr. 3 81675 Munich 68

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SOHAR SOLOMON WATCHEVER SHORT CV Born in Israel in 1973, raised in Hamburg, infected with the film and TV virus at the age of 13 during an internship at Studio Hamburg’s Hallo Spencer show. Over 20 years of experience in the development and production of TV and cinema commercials, music videos, viral and digital content in several positions which include Head of TV at Draftfcb Germany and Producer/MD at Sugar Filmproduction. Since 2009, Freelance Producer and Consultant for several clients in the media industry, since 2013 also for WATCHEVER Original Content Development and Production. Best productions of all time: Yael (6 years old) and Leo (4 years old). Movie fanatic, red wine aficionado, passionate traveller.

COMPANY PROFILE WATCHEVER is a German multi-device SVOD service, supplying high quality movies, series and documentaries to its customers on all relevant platforms – tablets and smartphones (iOS, Android, Kindle Fire), Apple TVs, smart TVs, PCs and Macs, as well as games consoles (Playstation, Xbox, Wii). Thousands of blockbusters, complete seasons of award winning shows, documentaries and many arthouse movies are permanently available, commercial free, for children and adults, in German or in their original language. WATCHEVER, based in Berlin, is a subsidiary of the European media corporation Vivendi.

Country Germany Position Consultant WATCHEVER Original Content Development / Production Company Watchever The favourite movie 2013 Django Unchained Tore tanzt Gravity Prisoners

Watchever GmbH Reinhardtstraße 58 10117 Berlin sohar.solomon.external@ 69

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Country Germany Position Managing Director Company BSA Media Finance Advisory E.U. Media development Associates / MDA The favourite movie 2013 12 Years A Slave

Graduate of the University of Constance (M.A. Law, Sociology and Political Science) and the Munich Film School. Launched Salinas Films in 1980, produced some 30 films then joined Media Park AG/Media Equity Associates AG (Zurich, London) in 1987. Joined Bravo Studios SpA in Milan (Italy) in 1991, responsible for development and project finance. Returned to London in 1994 to join the European Script Fund Ltd. as Head of Financial Engineering. In January 2000 Bernie moved to Deutsche Bank AG as Vice President and Head of the Expert Team Telecommunication, Media and Technology in the Corporate and Investment Banking division. Bernie left Deutsche Bank in 2011 and acts now as financial advisor in the field of film, television and video games. He is also the managing director of Media Development Associates Ltd., a film and games development fund. Bernie has been lecturing at EAVE, EMAM Rome, the Media ­Business School/MEGA, Erich Pommer Institute EPI and INA/ECAFIC, FOCAL, Bauhaus University Weimar, ils University Vienna and many other institutions. He served as project analyst for the Swiss Teleproduction Fund and the Zurich Film Foundation, Swiss Film Office and is a member of the European and German Film Academy. Hobbies: skiing, tennis, skating.


COMPANY PROFILE BSA Media Finance Advisory E.U. Media development Associates GmbH / MDA Eichenstrasse 1a 85464 Finsing bernhard.stampfer@ 70

BSA Media Finance Advisory provides consulting services in the field of film, television and video games. This includes project finance, corporate finance and structured business planning, as in merger & acquisition activities, business expansion and similar. Media Development Associates GmbH is a development fund, investing into features, TV programmes and games.

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MARK VON SEYDLITZ MADE IN MUNICH MOVIES SHORT CV 1989 Exam in Business Studies 1990 Internship at FCB, Los Angeles 1991 Founded Made in Munich Filmproduktion GmbH Producer of commercials & movies



Country Germany Position CEO Company Made In Munich Movies

We produce movies, advertising and factual entertainment. The company was founded in 1991 by Mark von Seydlitz who also directs various commercials and movies.

Made In Munich Movies GmbH Lindwurmstraße 71-73 80337 Munich 71

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Country Germany Position Managing Director Company Caligari

Gabriele M. Walther is the owner and managing director of Caligari Film GmbH and its affiliated companies. After completing her degree at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF) in 1985, she produced, Roland Emmerich’s first full length feature film. She founded her first business together with the director Ulrich Edel. With the formation of Caligari Film in 1986 Gabriele M. Walther followed up her entrepreneurial career. In 2007 Gabriele M. Walther received the prize for Bavarian businesswoman of the year. In 2009 she became a member of the executive board of the section animation in the German Producers Alliance Film & Television.

FILMOGRAPHY – POWERPOINT MARRIAGE (WT), 2014 – KNIGHT RUSTY , TV series, 2013/2014 – KNIGHT RUSTY, feature film, 2013 – TERRA X – THE POWER OF THE SEASONS, 2012/2013 – HELL, 2011

COMPANY PROFILE After graduating from Film School together with Roland Emmerich and producing his first movie, Gabriele M. Walther founded CALIGARI Film in 1986. Located in Munich, Germany, CALIGARI Film works with a competent and creative staff situated around the world. A large number of productions and co-productions in the fields of animation, documentaries, live-action and comedy have firmly established CALIGARI in the national and international television and motion picture market. ­CALIGARI has the know-how as well as experience in development, production and financing. The company creates characters and formats, appropriate for use in all media, conceived and developed with an action/comedy emphasis and an educational layer. Caligari Film- und Fernsehproduktions GmbH Reisingerstr. 5 80337 Munich 72

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JAKOB D. WEYDEMANN WEYDEMANN BROS. SHORT CV Jakob D. Weydemann was born in Hamburg, Germany. After community service in Milan, Italy he worked his way up on film sets from runner on a TV series to assistant director on a feature film. He studied political sciences and started directing studies at the New York Film Academy, which he completed at the CECC in Barcelona/Spain in 2008. He was invited to the Reykjavík International Film Festival TalentLab and the Young Producers Programme at the Sarajevo Film Festival. He won the Gerd Ruge Grant and participated in the MEDIA programmes ESoDoc and Documentary Campus Masterschool. He is an alumnus of the International Producing Class of the IFS Cologne.


COMPANY PROFILE Weydemann Bros. produces films for the national and international market. We have a vision of a narrative cinema that is both entertaining and political. For us film is always a critical look at the world and the times we live in. With our films we do not only hope to get people laughing and crying, but to inform them and inspire them to contemplate. Weydemann Bros. is a grant holder of the AV Gründerzentrum Cologne 2011 and a participant in the Berlinale Talent Campus, Sarajevo Talent Campus, Rotterdam Lab, IDFAcademy and Cannes Producers Network, as well as the MEDIA programs EsoDoc, Documentary Campus Masterschool, ep2c and EAVE Producers Workshop. Films by Weydemann Bros. have been winners of the Robert Bosch Co-Production Prize 2010 and 2011 and as well as the CinemaXXI Award at the Rome International Film Festival, among others, and have been screened at international festivals e.g. Berlinale, Rome, Sarajevo, etc.

Country Germany Position Producer / CEO Company Weydemann Bros. The favourite movie 2013 Django Unchained

Weydemann Bros. GmbH Körnerstraße 45 50823 Köln Kottbusser Damm 73 10967 Berlin 73

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FELIX ZACKOR DREAMTOOL ENTERTAINMENT SHORT CV Felix Zackor studied film- and media management, economics and musicology at the “Ruhr-Universität Bochum, In 1997 he was s­ tudying at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. ­ In 1999 he founded Dreamtool Entertainment together with his partner Stefan Raiser.

Country Germany Position CEO, Producer Company Dreamtool Entertainment The favourite movie 2013 Fack ju Göhte


COMPANY PROFILE „It’s our teamwork that makes the dream work!” is the motto of the heads of the production company Stefan Raiser und Felix Zackor. Since the foundation in 1999 the Munich based company with a registered office in Ludwigsburg produced more then 1400 minutes entertainment for cinema and television including arthouse and mainstream productions as well as international co productions and debuts. Dreamtool Entertainment is standing for high profile entertainment and high audience ratings.

Dreamtool Entertainment GmbH Morassistr. 26 80469 Munich 74

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RALF ZIMMERMANN GLORY FILM SHORT CV Ralf Zimmermann started off as a unit manager and production manager, before taking the helm at Munich’s Mr. Brown Entertainment in 2000. In 2001 he founded Loopfilm Production in Munich, which merged with the production company ROXYFILM in 2012, creating the joint venture GLORY FILM, for which he serves as CEO today.Hobbies: Tennis and Boccia


COMPANY PROFILE GLORY FILM develops and produces feature films and documentaries for the German and international film and television markets. The company’s focus is on emotional stories with strong, relevant themes. Since May 2012, GLORY FILM has been a joint venture between ROXY FILM (GRAVE DECISIONS, ALMANYA) and Ralf Zimmermann (DIE HUMMEL, PEAS AT 5:30).

Country Germany Position CEO Company Glory Film The favourite movie 2013 Searching for Sugar Man

Glory Film GmbH Friedrichstraße 17 80801 Munich 75

PARTICIPANTS AUSTRIA As with the case of Germany and Switzerland, the Austrian film funding system is organised on a federal level and on a regional/state level. Five funding bodies operate on a national level: the Film Department of the Arts Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria allocates funding for feature films according to cultural and artistic criteria, while the Austrian Film Institute (Österreichisches Filminstitut/ÖFI) awards support on the basis of cultural and economic criteria. Funds are also provided on an annual basis for the production of feature films, including newcomer and innovative projects, as part of an agreement between the ÖFI and public broadcaster ORF in the Film/Television Agreement. In addition, television productions have been supported since 2004 by the FERNSEHFONDS AUSTRIA. In September 2010, Austria’s Federal Ministry for Economics, Family and Youth – now called the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy – followed Germany’s successful DFFF model and created its own film production incentive scheme “Filmstandort Austria” (Film Location Austria – FISA).

Since its launch, FISA has supported 79 fiction films and documentaries, including such international co-productions as Fernando Meirelles’ Arthur Schnitzler adaptation 360, Peter Sehr and Marie Noelle’s costume drama Ludwig II, Detlev Buck’s 3D comedy Measuring The World and János Szász’s drama The Notebook. In addition, local productions – ranging from Karl Markovics’ Breathing and Markus Schleinzer’s Michael through Antonin Svoboda’s The Strange Case Of Wilhelm Reich and Florian Flicker’s Grenzgänger to Ruth Mader’s documentary What Is Love – have benefited from the scheme. To date, FISA has allocated € 21.9 million of support to 79 projects with total production costs of € 173.7 million and generated an “Austrian spending” of € 91.6 million. At the beginning of 2013 the FISA incentive was extended by another two years for the period of 2013-2014 with an annual budget of € 7.5 million.

FACTS Population 8.5 million Domestic films released in 2013 48 Public film funding available * € 67.9 million Tax incentives available * None Number of cinemas/screens * 152 / 565 Average price of a cinema ticket * € 7.79 On announcing the extension, Economics Minister Reinhold Mitterlehner pointed out that the incentive “strengthens the competitiveness of the domestic film industry and makes Austria as a film location even more attractive for foreign productions with local partners. In this way, know-how, jobs and added value stay in the country.” On a regional level, there are 14 funding institutions in Austria: film funding is administered in each of the federal states (“Länder”) by the arts departments, and support is also forthcoming from the economic departments in Upper Austria and Salzburg. The states of Styria, Tyrol and Vienna have institutions specialised in supporting their respective region’s film industry and infrastructure: CineStyria Filmcommission & Fonds, Cine Tirol Film Commission (which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year), and the largest regional funder, the Vienna Film Fund. Austria’s public broadcaster ORF is an important partner for the domestic film industry, both through the formal framework of the Film/Television Agreement as well as commissioned TV productions and film/TV co-productions. In 2012, ORF supported Austrian film and TV producers with € 8 million and conducted over € 100 million worth of business.

Average number of cinema visits per capita * 2 Number of cinema admissions * 16.4 million Most successful national film/admissions Alphabet / 119,489 Most successful international film/admissions The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug / 585,906 Market share of national films * 3.6% *Numbers/facts of 2012, Numbers/ facts of 2013 are not yet available Source: Österreichisches Film­institut (Facts & Figures of 2013 will be ­published within the next months), own research

For further Information Österreichisches Filminstitut Spittelberggasse 3 A-1070 Vienna Phone +43-1-526 97 30 Fax +43-1-526 97 30 440

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Country Austria Position Servus TV Director of Programming Company Servus TV – Red Bull Media House The favourite movie 2013 Although there are great movies nowadays, his favourite one is still Les choses de la vie by Claude Sautet.

Servus TV – Red Bull Media House GmbH Ludwig-Bieringer-Platz 1 5073 Salzburg-Wals 78

Klaus Bassiner was born in 1955 in Wittstock-Dosse, Germany. Before starting his career in TV and film business as production assistant, unit manager and production manager, he studied German, English, Sociology and Forestry at the University of Freiburg. In addition to his studies he co-published several books on films and established a local movie theatre. In 1986 he started working for German broadcaster ZDF as head of several fiction departments. In 25 years he made several hundred TV movies and series, such as the Wallander series based on Mankell’s novels, Kommissarin Lund (The Killing) and KDD, to name just a few. He was also very active in acquiring international high quality programs for his network. In 2012 Klaus Bassiner started as Director of Programming of the Austrian TV broadcaster Servus TV.

COMPANY PROFILE Servus TV is a privately owned Austrian television station based in Salzburg-Wals, owned by the Red Bull Media House GmbH. Servus TV has been available on satellite, cable and DVB-T since October 2009. Its focus is on the Alpine/Danube/Adriatic region. Since January 2011, it has had its own signal for Germany. Servus TV has a wide range of programming of all types. Its goal is to offer “better entertainment” free-to-air. It emphasizes quality programming of news, history and about people, for higher-income group viewers with strong local roots, but who are nevertheless interested in what is happening in the wider world around them, mainly the “young-at-heart” in the 25-49 age group in Austria and in the 20-59 age group in Germany.

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DR. VEIT HEIDUSCHKA WEGA-FILM SHORT CV In 1980 Dr. Veit Heiduschka founded WEGA-Film. The company’s breakthrough came in 1985 with the comic thriller MÜLLER’S BÜRO, directed by Niki List. In the 1980s, Heiduschka began working with director Michael Haneke. So far, WEGA-Film has produced ten of his feature films, including FUNNY GAMES, THE PIANO TEACHER, CACHÉ, THE WHITE RIBBON and AMOUR which received the Foreign Language Award of The Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences (“Oscar”) in 2013. In total, Heiduschka has produced about 50 feature films with international contributors and well-known directors.

Country Austria


Position Managing Director

– KUMA, 2012, Umut Daˇg – LIEBE, 2012, Michael Haneke – DAS WEISSE BAND, 2009, Michael Haneke – DIE KLAVIERSPIELERIN, 2001, Michael Haneke – MÜLLERS BÜRO, 1986, Niki List

Company WEGA-Film The favourite movie 2013 Twelve Years a Slave

COMPANY PROFILE The Viennese film production company WEGA-Film was founded in 1980 by Dr. Veit Heiduschka. Between the company’s breakthrough in terms of success in 1986 with the comic thriller MÜLLER’S BÜRO, directed by Niki List, and the nomination for the Academy Awards ­(“Oscar”) of THE WHITE RIBBON (Michael Haneke) in 2010 WEGAFILM has produced over 50 feature films, over 20 TV movies and over 20 documentary films in the past thirty years. With its broad spectrum of promotional/commercial, documentary and feature films, today WEGA-Film is one of Austria’s most outstanding film ­production companies.

WEGA-Filmproduktionsges.m.b.H. Hägelingasse 13 1140 Wien 79

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Country Austria Position Producer, managing director Company KGP Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production The favourite movie 2013 Shirley – Visions of Reality

Born 1968 in Austria. Graduated in Law from the University of Vienna. Studied in France and Italy. Postgraduate study in the Vienna Film Academy for production. Participation in EAVE, STEP BY STEP... Until 2002 production of various short films. Several Austrian and Italian feature and documentary films as assistant director, location manager and line producer. Production manager for art exhibitions and theatre productions. Experience in Distribution and Festival management. 2002: Foundation Amour Film Filmproduktion. 2007 Set up the KGP. Since 2006 President of the AAFP (Association of film producers) Hobbies: hiking, cooking, travelling

FILMOGRAPHY – SHIRLEY-VISIONS OF REALITY by Gustav Deutsch (fiction) – MUSEUM HOURS by Jem Cohen (fiction) – WHAT IS LOVE by Ruth Mader (documentary) – UNIVERSALOVE by Thomas Woschitz (fiction) – TENDER SON – The Frankenstein Proejct by Kornèl Mundruczò

COMPANY PROFILE Since 2001, we are an independent film production company located in Vienna. Until 2007 under the name Amour Fou, the company is now under the direction of Gabriele Kranzelbinder and known as KGP for its internationally successful productions, transgressing borders in their form and topic. Our films are represented in all the important film festivals (Cannes, Berlin, Venise, Locarno, Toronto etc.) and have won numerous prices. We stand for the classic European author’s films as well as for art-house films. We tell stories and invite our audience to join us on travels in exciting tales, exotic places, in unknown reality and all the aspects of human’s emotional world.

KGP Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production GmbH Seidengasse 15/3/19 1070 Vienna 80

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KLAUS LINTSCHINGER ORF SHORT CV After obtaining a Ph.D. in Theater an Media Arts from the University of Vienna, he relocated to the U.S.A. working as a producer and screenwriter in Los Angeles. He joined the film production department of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) in 2000. Promoted to Head of TV Features in 2002, he has been responsible for more than a hundred feature films and series productions, among them numerous co-productions with German, Italian, Swiss, British and French broadcasters. His work as a screenwriter included the screenplays for the international mini-series THE CROWN PRINCE and the upcoming production of LENI RIEFENSTAHL. His productions have won national and international awards, including the Grimme Award, the German Television Award, the Bambi, the Romy, the Fipa d’Or, the Shanghai TV Award and the International Emmy Award. He is a member of the faculty of the Vienna Film Academy and the Linz University of the Arts.


Country Austria Position Head of Feature Films Company ORF The Austrian Broadcasting Corporation


COMPANY PROFILE The Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) is Austria’s largest media provider, operating four national television and nine regional radio channels, as well as a comprehensive range of websites. ORF is formally a foundation under public law and as such must fulfil a number of duties and mandates laid down in the ORF Act. Being a public service radio and television company, ORF is not profit-oriented, and invests all revenue – half of which comes from radio and TV licence fees, the rest from advertising and other income – directly into the programmes and services it provides to its ORF audiences. The ORF’s main headquarters and studios are located in Vienna, and the company also operates regional studios in all nine Federal Provinces and maintains a worldwide network of correspondents who contribute to its varied range of programmes in all three media.

ORF Würzburggasse 30 1136 Vienna 81

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Country Austria Position CEO Company Freibeuter Film The favourite movie 2013 My Fathers, My Mother and Me (Meine keine Familie)

Born 1976 in Wiesbaden, Germany. 1997 – One year of law studies in Passau. 1998 – Film studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Film Department, specialisation in editing. 2001 – Grant for upcoming screenwriters at Drehbuchforum Vienna. 2001 – Co-founder of Bonusfilm. 2004 – Founder of graphic design company Neiss & Neumann. 2007 – Founder of Freibeuter Film. 2008 – EAVE-participation in The Trakl Affair. 2009 – Participant in the Rotterdam Film Lab. 2009-2012 – Jury member of the Film Board, Ministry of Culture, Austria. 2013 – ACE participant with Hidden Reserves. Since 2002 – Several teaching assignments in editing and graphic design. Several awards in editing and graphic design (Animago Award, Max Ophüls Award, Romy). Member of ACE, EAVE, EDN,, Austrian Film Academy, European Film Academy.

FILMOGRAPHY – MACONDO, A 2014 feature fiction film, directed by Sudabeh Mortezai – HIGH PERFORMANCE, A 2014 feature fiction film, directed by Johanna Moder – MY FATHERS, MY MOTHER AND ME (MEINE KEINE FAMILIE), A 2012 documentary, directed by Paul-Julien Robert – STILL LIFE, A 2011 feature fiction film, directed by Sebastian Meise – IN THE BAZAR OF SEXES, A 2009 documentary, directed by Sudabeh Mortezai


Freibeuter Film KG Ziegelofengasse 37/1/9 1050 Vienna 82

In 2007 FreibeuterFilm was founded by film editor and producer Oliver Neumann, directors Sudabeh Mortezai and Sebastian Meise and production manager Sabine Moser. Their intention was to create a platform for innovative, personal projects in the areas of creative documentaries and fiction film. FreibeuterFilm values a creative atmosphere for production, one in which the filmmaker and his or her stories occupy the foreground and their work is encouraged by a flexible environment.

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EROL NOWAK SERVUS TV – RED BULL MEDIA HOUSE SHORT CV Erol Nowak was born in 1975 in Austria. He studied acting at the Athanor Academy for Drama, Film and Art in Burghausen. In 1998 he started working as an actor for theatre and movies. He also directed several performances in Austria as well as in Germany, Poland and Canada. In 2011 he started to study coaching and systemic therapy for families, couples and children. Since 2008 he has been Chairman of Karner, the “Association For Development And Exchange Of Performing And Visual Arts in The European Area” (Vienna), which cooperates with the multimedia performance group Miasma. Miasma is an innovative project which encompasses theatre, film and experimental media technology. He acted in its production “Der-Merz-Welt-Neu-Bau” at the Donaufestival in Krems in 2013. In the film “Interferenz” he appears in the leading role. Its premiere was at the Diagonale Festival 2014 in Graz. Erol is working as the Project Manager for programme management at the private Austrian TV broadcaster Servus TV.

COMPANY PROFILE Servus TV is a privately owned Austrian television station based in Salzburg-Wals, owned by the Red Bull Media House GmbH. Servus TV has been available on satellite, cable and DVB-T since October 2009. Its focus is on the Alpine/Danube/Adriatic region. Since January 2011, it has had its own signal for Germany. Servus TV has a wide range of programming of all types. Its goal is to offer “better entertainment” free-to-air. It emphasizes quality programming of news, history and about people, for higher-income group viewers with strong local roots, but who are nevertheless interested in what is happening in the wider world around them, mainly the “young-at-heart” in the 25-49 age group in Austria and in the 20-59 age group in Germany.

Country Austria Position Project Manager for Servus TV Programme Management Company Servus TV – Red Bull Media House The favourite movie 2013 Das finstere Tal

Servus TV – Red Bull Media House GmbH Ludwig-Bieringer-Platz 1 5073 Salzburg-Wals 83

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Country Austria Position Managing Director Company Epo-film The favourite movie 2013 Inside Llewyn Davis

6 June 1943 Born in Graz 1964 School-leaving examination in Graz; German studies and Romance studies at the University of Graz 1967 Joined epo-film as a camera operator 1968 Became a partner at epo-film/Graz 1978-1982 Served as managing director for the AVZ (Audiovisuelles Zentrum) in the Austrian state of Styria 1978 to present Managing partner of epo-film in Graz


COMPANY PROFILE epo-film produktions ges.m.b.h. produces high-quality programs at international level for cinema and television in the following categories: feature films for cinema, TV movies, television plays, nature films and documentaries, economic (politico-economic) films/image films, advertising films for cinema and TV spots on an individual basis. This diversification ensures business continuity. Projects are accordingly developed and realized by epo-film. Financing is configured on the production side, with international co-productions predominating.

epo-film produktions ges.m.b.h. Edelsinnstraße 58 1120 Vienna 84

Corporate history: 1954 epo-film founded as a film production company in Austria by Dr. Erich Pochlatko 1969 Dieter Pochlatko becomes an epo-film partner 1978 Dieter Pochlatko becomes sole approved signatory shareholder of epo-film produktions ges.m.b.h., based in Graz with professional production enterprise in Vienna Since 1990, all production carried out via the Vienna enterprise

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PETER WIRTHENSOHN LOTUS-FILM SHORT CV Born in 1964 in Solothurn, Switzerland Member of the Austrian and the European Film Academy since 2010 Managing Director/Producer Lotus-Film GmbH, Vienna/ Austria since 2002 Managing Director/Producer Befilm GmbH, Bern/Switzerland since 1995 Freelance producrion manager and line producer 1992–1995 Production and distribution FAMA Film AG, Bern/Switzerland 1991–1992 Film class, Higher School of Design, Bern/Switzerland until 1991 Management of finance and accounting departments of several companies 1980–1983 commercial education / banking apprenticeship

FILMOGRAPHY – MEASURING THE WORLD (Die Vermessung der Welt), Detlev Buck, 2012 – LITTLE LADY FAUNTLEROY (Die kleine Lady), Gernot Roll, 2012 – WHORES’ GLORY, Michael Glawogger, 2011 – BRAND, Thomas Roth, 2011 – THE CINESE MAN (DER CHINESE), Peter Keglevic, 2011

Country Austria Position Managing Director/ Producer Company Lotus-Film The favourite movie 2013 The Broken Circle Breakdown

COMPANY PROFILE Lotus-Film was founded in 1982 by Erich Lackner, a postdoctoral psychologist, who shot his first movie in 1977 on the „Lotus Flower Tower“ in Canada. Since the beginning of the 90ies, Lotus-Film produced several movies for cinema and television and has worked with directors such as Barbara Albert, Michael Glawogger, Nathalie Borgers, Detlev Buck, Pepe and Didi Danquart, Andrea Maria Dusl, Max Gruber, Leander Haussmann, Peter Keglevic, Udo Maurer, Peter Payer, Robert A.Pejo, Goran Rebic, Gernot Roll, Ulrich Seidl and Götz Spielmann. Lotus-Film GmbH Mollardgasse 85a 1060 Vienna 85

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Country Austria Position Deputy Director, Consultancy on Funding: Film Institute and Eurimages Company Austrian Film Institute

After obtaining her degree at the Vienna University, philosophical faculty, in French and Spanish and the Master Class in Advertisement and Sales at the Vienna University of Economics she went on to have her first working experience within the print medias before joining the Austrian Film Institute in 1993. Beginning as Coordinator of the MEDIA Desk Austria, Iris Zappe-Heller took over the Austrian representation at the Board of Eurimages and at the MEDIA Committee in 1997. She left the Institute in 2000 and in 2002 for maternity leave. Back at the Institute she took over the Institute’s representation at the Board of Eurimages. On the national level she is consulting producers during applications and assisting the selection committees. In July 2011 she became deputy to the director of the filminstitute.

FILMOGRAPHY The Austrian Film Institute is a federal institution established to provide funding for Austrian films with regard to cultural and economic aspects. Therefore, we have no filmography.

COMPANY PROFILE The Austrian Film Institute is a federal organisation established in 1981 in accordance with the Film Funding Act. It provides comprehensive funding and support in all cultural and economic aspects of filmmaking. Its goal is to enhance the awareness, acknowledgement and promotion of Austrian films domestically and internationally, thereby increasing the economic viability, quality, autonomy and cultural identity of Austrian productions. Therefore, the Film Institute supports national productions as well as international co-productions. The Austrian Film Institute has a total annual budget of € 20 million. Subsidies are given for script development, project development, production and distribution. Austrian Film Institute Spittelberggasse 3 1070 Vienna 86


PARTICIPANTS PARTICIPANTS SWITZERLAND SWITZERLAND Switzerland has been a federal state since 1848 and has a federal structure with three different political levels: the Confederation, the cantons and the communes. This is also reflected in the nation’s public film funding which is organised on a national and regional level. The Federal Department of the Interior (EDI) is home to the Federal Office of Culture (Bundesamt für Kultur/BAK) whose Film Department has an annual budget of 26.8 million CHF (2014) to support diverse measures including project development, production, distribution and cinema digitalisation as well as CHF 16 million (2014) for contributing to the promotion of film culture (Swiss Films, film festivals, film publications, etc.). In 2004, Switzerland’s first regional fund, the Zurich Film Foundation (Zürcher Filmstiftung), was launched after a convincing “Yes for the cinema” by a referendum of Zurich’s population. With an annual budget of CHF 9 million, the Film Foundation focuses on assisting script development, production and distribution of cinema films – fiction, documentaries, shorts, animation and experimental films – as well as on supporting projects in co-production with foreign partners, and, only in special cases, TV movies.

In addition, the cantons – such as Berne and ­Aargau – have established film funding programmes to strengthen regional identity and guarantee cultural diversity. The Fond Regio Films supports independent production in the cantons of Geneva, Vaud and Fribourg and the cities of Geneva and Lausanne. To be eligible for Swiss public funding, a film coproduced between Switzerland and another country must be officially recognised as a Swiss film. The following rules therefore apply: – An independent Swiss film producer must be chosen as a partner who will then apply for public funds. – Bilateral co-production agreements exist with Germany, Austria and Italy, among others, for films produced for theatrical release. In most cases, the minimum Swiss participation required varies between 10% and 30%. If no co-production agreement is present, as for the USA, the minimum Swiss participation is 50%. – Artistic and technical participation (which includes the hiring of Swiss technicians and actors) must be proportional to Swiss financial participation. – Once these conditions have been met, the Swiss co-producer can obtain official agreement from the Swiss Federal Office of Culture (BAK).

FACTS Population 8 million Domestic films released * 81 Public film funding available * € 52 million Tax incentives available None Number of cinemas/screens * 278 / 536 Average price of a cinema ticket * € 12.84

Films officially co-produced with Switzerland have access to the film funding administered by BAK. The maximum selective production subsidy per film is CHF 1 million and cannot exceed 50% of the production costs (Swiss share). Succès cinéma is a funding programme based on a film’s success in the cinema: for each ticket bought in a Swiss cinema, the Swiss screenwriter, director, producer, distributor and cinema-owner receive a bonus which must be reinvested in a future film project. Public broadcaster SRG SSR undertakes its obligations to the Swiss film industry through the Audiovisual Pact which was first signed in 1996 and now has an annual budget of CHF 22.3 million for the period from 2012 to 2015. One of its key aims is to support diverse, independent audiovisual production on the basis of solid, professional structures. Apart from providing selective and automatic funding for film and TV production, the Pact has expanded its remit this year to also include the support of multimedia projects and the introduction of the performance-related funding category “Succès artistique” to recognise films of particular artistic value. Swiss films which are invited to participate in major national and international festivals and which also win awards at these events will benefit ­additionally from this new way of promoting the arts.

Average number of cinema visits per capita * 1.94 Number of cinema admissions  * 15.5 million Most successful national film/ admissions Nachtzug nach Lissabon / 184,975 Most successful international film/admissions The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug / 499,888 Market share of ­national films * 5.01% *Numbers/facts of 2012, Numbers/ facts of 2013 are not yet available Source: Swiss Films, Swiss Location Switzerland, own research

For further Information Swiss Films Neugasse 6 8031 Zurich Switzerland Phone + Fax +

INCONTRI #4 | Participants Switzerland


Country Switzerland Position Head of Production for Fiction RSI, Head of Drama RSI Company RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera The favourite movie 2013 Via Castellana La grande bellezza (The Great Beauty) Argo Django Unchained

RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera Via Canevascini 6903 Lugano 90

Gabriella de Gara (1974) studied English language and literature, cinema, and English and American History at the University of Zurich. Afterwards she worked in film distribution in Zurich. She joined RSI in 2004 and has since 2008 worked in the drama production department. Since 2012 she has been in charge of the TV and Radio Drama department. She is married and has two children. She likes cooking, reading, sports and of course cinema.

FILMOGRAPHY – FUORI MIRA, Erik Bernasconi, 2013 – ORO VERDE, Mohammed Soudani, 2013 – LE MERAVIGLIE, Alice Rohrwacher, 2014 – LA BUCA, Daniele Ciprì, 2014 – VERGINE GIURATA, Laura Bispuri, 2014

COMPANY PROFILE RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera is based in Lugano and is aimed at the Swiss Italian-speaking audience, thereby contributing to the construction of a Swiss identity and strengthening national cohesion. By means of two TV channels (LA 1 and LA 2), three radio networks (Rete Uno, Rete Due, Rete Tre) and a strong web presence (, RSI promotes Italian language and culture through the production and broadcasting of high quality programmes that meet the needs of the audience. RSI is mainly addressed to the Swiss-Italian audience, but also to the approximately 600,000 Italian speakers to the north of the Alps and a significant part of the Italian audience residing near the borders, which has always shown an interest in Swiss radio and TV programmes.

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ALEX MARTIN EUROPEAN STAR CINEMA SHORT CV Alex Martin (47) is the owner and managing director of two companies: European Star Cinema (TV series) and Sunvision Film Studio (feature films). After several years working as a journalist, Martin joined the film industry; since 1996, he has worked as a screenwriter, show runner and film producer. His work includes the high-quality TV series “Capelli Code”, currently in pre-production and featuring Klaus Maria Brandauer, Iris Berben, Heike Makatsch and Peter Lohmeyer; the cinema film “Manipulation” with Klaus Maria Brandauer and Sebastian Koch and various episodes of “Tatort”. Martin lives in Basel. His passion for good TV series and films is not only his profession, but also his hobby.

Country Switzerland


Position Owner / Producer

–C  APELLI CODE (in pre-production), TV series with Klaus Maria Brandauer, Iris Berben, Heike Makatsch, Peter Lohmeyer

Company European Star Cinema

COMPANY PROFILE European Star Cinema is a new production company that specializes in creating high-quality European TV series. Currently, European Star Cinema is preparing a number of novel-like mega series with awardwinning actors and directors that will captivate viewers through skillful dramaturgical suction, cinematic storytelling and big-name movie stars. In so doing, European Star Cinema has developed a production method that is capable of problems that are ubiquitous in European TV series: maintaining consistent quality, export issues and financing troubles. The magic term is “multicast production.” European Star Cinema has designed innovative logistics and created customized stories in this regard. Through this method of production, national broadcasters receive international-quality local productions featuring national casts – at an attractive price.

The favourite movie 2013 Forbrydelsen ­ (The Killing), Season 3

European Star Cinema Steinenvorstadt 67 4051 Basel 91

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Country Switzerland Position Producer, Managing Director Company Peacock Film The favourite movie 2013 Viva la libertà

After studies in Italian and French Literature, in 1985 I started at Peacock as a production assistant, producing mainly commercials and corporate videos. In 1994 we produced our first independent film, a 40-minute feature film which won many prizes at international festivals. This was followed by Rolando Colla’s first feature film, a co-production with Italy and France. Since then my and Peacock’s activity has shifted increasingly to independent films, feature films, documentaries, shorts and some TV movies. Last year we shot the first feature film by the Swiss director Claudia Lorenz, currently in post-production. We are also in pre-production with Colla’s fifth feature film 7 DAYS, the minority co-production LUCY IN THE SKY and a feature animation for pre-school children (also as minority co-producer).

FILMOGRAPHY – IL VENDITORE DI MEDICINE by Antonio Morabito, 2013 – DAS BESSERE LEBEN IST ANDERSWO by Rolando Colla, 2013 – GIOCHI D’ESTATE by Rolando Colla, 2011 – MASANGELES by Beatriz Flores Silva, 2008 – L’AUTRE MOITIÉ by Rolando Colla, 2007

COMPANY PROFILE Peacock Film is a small production company aiming to realize quality tv-movies, shortfilms and arthouse feature films, mostly in co-production, since more than 20 years.

Peacock Film S.p.A. Mühlebachstrasse 113 8008 Zurich 92

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ANDRES PFÄFFLI VENTURA FILM SHORT CV Andres Pfaeffli was born in Zurich, Switzerland and graduated from the University of Zurich and Geneva with degrees in History and Romanistic Studies. In 1979 he started working in the world of film, first as a distributor then as director and producer. In 1991 he became one of the first Swiss producers to take part in the Media Programme EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs).


Country Switzerland Position Producer Company Ventura Film

COMPANY PROFILE ventura film produces both feature films and documentaries, primarily in collaboration with European partners. Since its founding in 1991, the main aim of the company has been to focus on films that explore and cross new boundaries in form and content. Over the years ventura has, together with its European partners, coproduced feature films and creative documentaries by innovative and courageous directors. Many have premiered at key international film festivals – Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Sundance, Amsterdam, Locarno, etc. – and have received nominations and awards from Swiss, Italian, French, German and European Academies.

ventura film SA Al Castello 3 6866 Meride 93

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Country Switzerland Position Managing Director, Producer Company C-Films The favourite movie 2013 A Separation La Grande Bellezza The Hunt

C-Films AG Hallenstrasse 10 8008 Zürich 94

Anne Walser, born in 1977 in Paris, France, completed the Swiss Matura degree in Zurich. Following editorial jobs and production work in TV, journalistic freelance activity, and production management of various advertising campaigns and corporate films, in late 1999 she began her permanent position at C-FILMS AG as production manager and executive producer. Since 2005, Anne Walser has worked as a producer and in addition to the financing and the realization of projects, she also works intensively with general material development and scripts. In 2006, she became part of the management of C-FILMS AG, where she is also partner since 2007.


COMPANY PROFILE C-FILMS AG was established in 1999 by the producers Peter-Christian Fueter, Peter Reichenbach and Edi Hubschmid as a Managment-Buyout of the department „Movies&Series“ of the successful Condor Films. Based in Zurich, C-FILMS AG is both – nationally and internationally active in development and production of theatrical movies, TV movies, series and documentaries. Our German subsidiary C-Films (Deutschland) GmbH is based in Hamburg. The management board is formed by Peter Reichenbach, Michael Steiger and Anne Walser. The manager of C-Films (Deutschland) GmbH is Benjamin Seikel. The produced films won various prestigious national and international awards, including two Swiss Film Awards for „Best ­Picture“ and „Best Actor” as well as various audience awards and ­honours at international festivals.

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DANIEL WASER ZÜRCHER FILMSTIFTUNG SHORT CV Daniel Waser is the managing director of Zürcher Filmstiftung since April 2005. After a five-year period as journalist for a daily newspaper, Daniel Waser graduated in law at the University of Berne in 1992 and worked for several years at the criminal court. Later on he owned a small cinema and he was a general secretary of the Swiss Journalist Federation. After a postgraduate study in project management Daniel Waser was elected as the first managing director of the new Filmstiftung.

COMPANY PROFILE The Zürcher Filmstiftung was founded in November 2004 – after a convincing «Yes for the cinema» by a votation of the Zurich people. Our founder-members are the Canton of Zurich, the City of Zurich, all other municipalities in the Canton and the association «Zürich für den Film». This Filmstiftung is the first one in Switzerland and we are committed to support writers, directors, producers and distributors. Our target is to support film business on a high professional level in Zurich. With an annual business volume of about 8 million euros we finance projects and we support filmmakers in all their needs. Our focus is in assisting script development, production and distribution of fiction, documentaries, shorts, animations and experimentals. We also support projects in co-production with foreign partners.

Country Switzerland Position Managing Director Company Zürcher Filmstiftung

Zürcher Filmstiftung Neugasse 10 8005 Zurich 95

TEAM ALESSIA RATZENBERGER PROJECT MANAGER INCONTRI #4 Alessia D. Ratzenberger completed her studies of Political Sciences at the Rome University “La Sapienza” with a doctoral thesis on international private law . She specialised in the film business area working in diverse roles as marketing and P.R. executive for the main Italian International Distribution Companies.

PARTICIPANTS SWITZERLAND A-Pictures alessia.ratzenberger@ Xxxxx T: +39 335 6510709

For eight years she has been the co-owner of Angeli Movie, a servicing and brokering company specialised in European co-productions and international licensing. Since 1999 she is cooperating in Italy with German-Films Marketing & Services GmbH, developing and implementing Marketing and Promotion strategies, organizing events and working with the media and individual and corporate film industry events. Since 2007 she is the CEO of A-Pictures, TV, H/V and New Media, distribution company specialised in distribution of European contents in Italy and German speaking countries. She collaborates with BLS Südtirol/Alto Adige since their start up in 2010, acting as project manager for several projects as well for INCONTRI.

GABRIELE BRUNNENMEYER PROJECT MANAGER INCONTRI #4 Since 2005 Gabriele Brunnenmeyer is workingas a free-lanced project and script consultant for the Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film, a funding body for first and second films by German young talents. Formerly the artistic director of the coproduction market Connecting Cottbus, she is working as consultant and trainer for script development, packaging and project presentation for independent projects as well as for Berlinale and Sarajevo Talents, the Robert Bosch Coproduction Prize and others. T: +49 171 2038687

Currently she is also acting as Head of Studies for the producers lab Maia Workshops and as project manager for the BLS Südtirol- Alto Adige co- production meeting INCONTRI.

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PARTICIPANTS ITALY Roberto Amoroso Sky Italia������������������������������������������������������������������������� 18 Francesca Andreoli Tempesta����������������������������������������������������������������������� 19 Giovanna Arata Sky Italia and Colorado Film������������������������������������� 20 Tommaso Arrighi Mood Film ������������������������������������������������������������������� 21 Ludovica Baldan ANICA ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 22 Verdiana Bixio Publispei������������������������������������������������������������������������� 23 Alessandro Borrelli La Sarraz Pictures��������������������������������������������������������� 24 Gabriella Buontempo Clemart��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 25 Manuela Cacciamani Onemore Pictures������������������������������������������������������� 26 Carlotta Calori Indigo Film��������������������������������������������������������������������� 27 Marco Chimenz Cattleya ������������������������������������������������������������������������� 28 Nicola De Angelis DAP Italy ����������������������������������������������������������������������� 29 Ferdinand Dohna Dog’s Life / Betafilm����������������������������������������������������� 30 Chiara Fortuna MiBACT ������������������������������������������������������������������������� 31 Benedetto Habib Indiana ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 32 Patrick Kofler helios – sustainable films������������������������������������������� 33 Philipp Kreuzer Bavaria Media Italia����������������������������������������������������� 34 Francesca Manno Minerva Pictures ��������������������������������������������������������� 35 Thomas Menghin Albolina Film����������������������������������������������������������������� 36 Roberto Olla Eurimages Council of Europe����������������������������������� 37 Gregorio Paonessa Vivo Film ����������������������������������������������������������������������� 38 Andreas Pichler Echo Film ��������������������������������������������������������������������� 39 Martin Rattini helios – sustainable films������������������������������������������� 40 Rosario Rinaldo Cross Productions ������������������������������������������������������� 41 Alessandro Schintu Chili��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 42 Federica Tremolada YouTube / Google��������������������������������������������������������� 43 Cecilia Valmarana Rai Cinema ������������������������������������������������������������������� 44 Christiana Wertz BLS����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 45 Maja Wieser Benedetti Echo Film����������������������������������������������������������������������� 46 Michele Zatta Rai Fiction ��������������������������������������������������������������������� 47

GERMANY Marcus Ammon Sky Deutschland ��������������������������������������������������������� 50 Sebastian Becker [tbb\*] thebrainbehind����������������������������������������������� 51 Bettina Brokemper Heimatfilm�������������������������������������������������������������������� 52 Annie Brunner Roxy Film ����������������������������������������������������������������������� 53 Till Derenbach Zeitsprung Pictures����������������������������������������������������� 54 Andreas Eicher Cine Plus Filmproduktion ����������������������������������������� 55 Sonja Ewers Senator Film Köln��������������������������������������������������������� 56 Wolfgang Feindt ZDF ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 57 Tobias Gerlach First Entertainment����������������������������������������������������� 58 Cornelia Hammelmann FFA / DFFF ��������������������������������������������������������������������� 59 Irina Ignatiew-Lemke Red Arrow International��������������������������������������������� 60


Nicola Jones German Federal Film Board ������������������������������������� 61 Michael Lehmann Studio Hamburg����������������������������������������������������������� 62 Ulrich Limmer Collina Filmproduktion����������������������������������������������� 63 Gabi Lins Lucky Bird Pictures ����������������������������������������������������� 64 Britta Meyermann H&V Entertainment / Odeon Film��������������������������� 65 Günther Russ Studio Hamburg����������������������������������������������������������� 66 Manfred Schmidt Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung��������������������������� 67 Oliver Schündler Lucky Bird Pictures ����������������������������������������������������� 68 Sohar Solomon Watchever��������������������������������������������������������������������� 69 Bernhard Stampfer BSA / MDA ������������������������������������������������������������������� 70 Mark von Seydlitz Made In Munich Movies ������������������������������������������� 71 Gabriele M. Walther Caligari��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 72 Jakob D. Weydemann Weydemann Bros .������������������������������������������������������� 73 Felix Zackor Dreamtool Entertainment����������������������������������������� 74 Ralf Zimmermann Glory Film ��������������������������������������������������������������������� 75

AUSTRIA Klaus Bassiner Servus TV – Red Bull Media House������������������������� 78 Veit Heiduschka WEGA-Film ������������������������������������������������������������������ 79 Gabriele Kranzelbinder KGP �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 80 Klaus Lintschinger ORF ������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 81 Oliver Neumann Freibeuter Film������������������������������������������������������������� 82 Erol Nowak Servus TV – Red Bull Media House������������������������� 83 Dieter Pochlatko Epo-Film������������������������������������������������������������������������� 84 Peter Wirthensohn Lotus-Film ��������������������������������������������������������������������� 85 Iris Zappe-Heller Austrian Film Institute ����������������������������������������������� 86

SWITZERLAND Gabriella de Gara Bucciarelli RSI ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 90 Alex Martin European Star Cinema ����������������������������������������������� 91 Elena Pedrazzoli Peacock Film ��������������������������������������������������������������� 92 Andres Pfäffli Ventura Film ����������������������������������������������������������������� 93 Anne Walser C-Films ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 94 Daniel Waser Zürcher Filmstiftung��������������������������������������������������� 95

TEAM Alessia Ratzenberger Gabriele Brunnenmeyer Barbara Weithaler Evi Agreiter Francesco Schiraldi

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