Producers Lab 2019

Producers Lab 2019

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The very first talent development program Producers Lab of the Netherlands.

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The very first talent development program Producers Lab of the Netherlands is created with the purpose to train and advance the skills of the producers of Limburg and the Netherlands to develop a feature film or a short film project from scratch. The Producers Lab welcomes national and international coaches (producers) who won Oscars, awards at – amongst others – Festival de Cannes and Berlinale and  BAFTA- and Golden Globe-nominees.

Starting in March during Euregion Film Festival the Producers Lab will be closely connected to the Script Lab, while the participants from both courses will be working on each others projects with the aim of an ongoing collaboration after the end of the labs. The participants can submit their own current project they are working on or if they would like to work on a feature film in the near future they can use a project from the participants of Script Lab. Some of the confirmed coaches are: Martin Persson (Jagten), Hans de Wolf (Antonia), Reinier Selen (Nothing Personal), Harro van Staverden (Oorlogsgeheimen), Joost de Vries (The Lobster), Denis Vaslin (Svet-Ake). * find all the coaches in the programm overview below.

Would you like to participate?

Participating in the programme (incl. a (case-study) project) costs €500 excl. BTW (payment by instalments possible). Send in your application before March 5th. A selection committee chooses which filmmakers will be selected to take part. The announcement will follow in the second week of March.

Filmmakers can also participate without a project. You can then take part in the public programme of the four producer’s room weekends. In this case participation of the complete programme costs €400 excl. BTW (or a seperate prize for each event you want to join) and you are independent from the committee’s selection. In case you are interested you can send us an e-mail to events@cinesud.nl and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible. Direct available tickets can be bought at the bottom of this page.

Session 1 - Friday, March 22 - Heerlen

10:00 - 13:00
Lecture: From The Idea to the Financing: The Role of the Producer - Denis Vaslin

On the first day of Producers Lab, Denis Vaslin (Centaur) from Volya Films will give a lecture From Idea to Financing and talks about the role of the producer as well as financing possibilities in the Netherlands and Europe (and the rest of the world), how to kickstart a project when it is still an idea, and what to pay attention to, which mistakes to avoid. He will also present a Case Study of the projects from his own experience.

This program-part will be in English.

You can also attend this lecture if you are not a participant of the Producers Lab. 

Tickets starting from (earlybird) €15 (excl. lunch) or €25 (incl. lunch).

Buy your ticket here.

13:00 - 14:00
Networking Lunch

Meet the participants of Producers Lab & Coaches in the informal atmosphere, share you ideas, pitch your projects and find new acquaintances!

14:00 - 16:30
Roundtable: Euregion Co-Production & Networking Drinks

Together with film professionals and special guests you can discuss the possibilities of co-productions in the Golden Triangle Netherlands – Belgium – Germany. Confirmed speakers are the producers Hans de Wolf (KeyFilm), Denis Vaslin (Volya Films), Harro van Staverden (PHANTA BASTA!), Bart Hölscher (HölscherRTV), Bart van Langendonck (Savage Film, Belgium),  Dutch Film Commissioner Bas van der Ree and Patricia Peters(Advisory board Limburg Film Fund), Guido Franken (Limburg Film Commission).

Tickets starting from €15 (including two drinks for the networking drinks).

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Session 2 - Saturday, March 23 - Heerlen

10:00 - 12:30
Pitching Training: How to Pitch a Project - Joost de Vries

During the second day of the course the participants will get a pitch training by Joost de Vries (The Lobster) in which they will learn how to pitch a project and a strategy, what to pay special attention to as well as discuss possible mistakes and respective solutions.

This program-part will be in English and Dutch.

You can attend this lecture if you are not a participant of the Producers Lab. 

The cost of the workshop (Pitch Training & Lecture), including lunch: € 39

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12:30 - 13:00
Pitch Contest

Pitch Contest is a part of the pitch training, during with four selected filmmakers will pitch their projects to the jury, among which are Hans de Wolf, Bart Hölscher, Joost de Vries, Nicole van Kilsdonk, Moniek Kramer and have a chance to win € 2000 production budget as well as coachings for your newest film project.

If you are participating in Pitch Training with Joost de Vries, you are welcome to join the audience to decide for yourself which film you think deserves the prize for the best pitch.

The submissions are closed.

The selected five participants will be announced on March 8.

The winner of the Pitch Contest will be announced during the Award Show later the same evening.

13:00 - 14:00
Networking Lunch

Just after the intense Pitch Contest, meet the participants of Script Lab, Producers Lab, DocCampus, FilmCampus, Production Design Workshop and Pitch Contestants during the informal and tasty lunch!

14:00 - 15:30
Lecture: The Producer’s Approach to Script and Development - Joost de Vries

Joost de Vries will give a lecture during which he will introduce a producer’s approach to script and development as well as a structural analysis and creative production.

The lecture is included in the price of the Pitch Training.

Buy your ticket here.

15:30 - 17:00
Lecture: Application to Funding - Hans de Wolf

At this lecture Hans de Wolf will teach you how to apply to film funds and how to write application forms as well as how to present ideas to key international film institutions and receive information about the eligible funds for regional filmmakers.

Hans de Wolf is a Dutch television, documentary and film producer. He is also a guest tutor at the Netherlands Film Academy and the Maastricht Academy of Dramatic Arts. From 1985 to 1989 Hans was director of the Netherlands Film Festival. From 1990 onwards he was producer at production company Egmond Film & Television, winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 68th Academy Awards with the film Antonia’s Line. Together with Hanneke Niens he co-founded company KeyFilm in 2008. His recent productions are Ya tayr el tayer (The Idol), Beyond Sleep, Kamp Holland, Dorst.

The cost of the lecture: € 17,50.

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Project meetings - June 2019 - Heerlen

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Personal Meetings of Scriptwriter-Producer

During the kick-off in March the participants of Producers Lab will choose one project of the participants of Script Lab which they will work on as a Case Study project for 12 months.

In June the match Producer-Scriptwriter will have a first personal meeting to discuss the project, give feedback on the treatment and set the goals for the development.

Individual Work - July-August 2019

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Individual Task: Preparation of Application Forms

Just after the personal meeting with the matched Scriptwriter, the Producers will have a task to work on the application form for the project of the Case Study and their personal (short) project if they have a wish to submit to Limburg Film Fund in September 2019.

The producers will need to send in the projects no later than August 28, 2019 and they will be directed to the coaches Harro van Staverden and Hans de Wolf for the revision. The participants will get the feedback at the session on September 13, 2019.

Session 3 - Friday, September 13 - Roermond

10:00 - 11:30
Lecture: Budgeting and Finance - Harro van Staverden

The third session of the Producers Lab will start with a lecture Budgeting and Finance, where the mentor Harro van Staverden will talk about the different strategies for creating detailed budgets and financial plans.

You can also attend this lecture if you are not a participant of the Producers Lab. 

Tickets cost* €25 (excl. lunch) or €35 (incl. lunch)

*The price includes the lectures: Budgeting and Finance by Harro van Staverden & Strategies to financing in the development stage by Hans de Wolf.

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11:30 - 13:00
Lecture: Strategies To Financing in the Development Stage - Hans de Wolf

Based on the case studies of his own work, the guest coach Hans de Wolf will talk about the strategies to financing in the development stage.

Hans de Wolf is a Dutch television, documentary and film producer. He is also a guest tutor at the Netherlands Film Academy and the Maastricht Academy of Dramatic Arts. From 1985 to 1989 Hans was director of the Netherlands Film Festival. From 1990 onwards he was producer at production company Egmond Film & Television, winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 68th Academy Awards with the film Antonia’s Line. Together with Hanneke Niens he co-founded company KeyFilm in 2008. His recent productions are Ya tayr el tayer (The Idol), Beyond Sleep, Kamp Holland, Dorst.

Tickets cost* €25 (excl. lunch) or €35 (incl. lunch)

*The price includes the lectures: Budgeting and Finance by Harro van Staverden & Strategies to financing in the development stage by Hans de Wolf.

Buy your ticket here.

13:00 - 14:00
Networking Lunch

Come to networking and share your ideas with the participants of Script & Producers Lab, coaches and many more other guests!

14:00 - 16:30
Personal Coaching with Harro van Staverden & Hans de Wolf

During the personal coaching with Harro van Staverden & Hans de Wolf the Producers Lab participants will be coached on the Case Study projects & application forms that they have been preparing during summer.

It is also possible to get feedback on your applictation to Limburg Film Fund if you are not a participant of Producers Lab. Would you like to get a feedback for your application form before submitting to Limburg Film Fund? Send your project for the personal coaching no later than August 28.

Tickets for personal feedback/coaching cost €30.

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16:45 - 17:45
Project Meeting: Producers & Script Lab

Producers & scriptwriters will have a second personal meeting to discuss their project, give feedback on the treatment and set the goals for the development.

Session 4 - Saturday, September 14 - Roermond

10:00 - 11:30
Lecture: Legal Issues

During the lecture Legal Issues the guest coach will talk about writing contracts, making arrangements with cast and crew and music rights.

The coach will be announced no later than April 2019. 

11:30 - 13:00
Lecture: Effective Working Environment - Martin Persson

Teamwork is one of the key elements of producing a successful feature film. Working with cast and crew can seem easy at first, however, during the production, various issues can appear that can harm a productive work. International guest coach, Swedish Producer Martin Persson will give the lecture and answer the question: how to ensure effective working environment and create a long-term relationship with your crew & cast?

Martin Persson is a Swedish Producer from Lund, Skåne län. He has (co)produced or executive produced more than 60 productions. He is known for his work on A Royal Affair (2012), The Hunt (2012) and Cleo (2002).

Tickets* starting from (earlybird) €25 (excl. lunch) or €32 (incl. lunch)

*The price includes the Lecture: Effective Working Environment & Masterclass: Producing & Executive Producing, Case Studies by Martin Persson. 

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13:00 - 14:00
Networking Lunch

Come to networking and share your ideas with the participants of Script & Producers Lab, coaches and many more other guests!

14:00 - 16:30
Masterclass: Producing & Executive Producing, Case Studies - Martin Persson

Martin Persson will talk about (co)producing based on his recent project My Life As A Comedian which will premiere in fall 2019.  Come and learn producing from his experience and the difference between producing & executive producing.

Martin Persson is a Swedish Producer from Lund, Skåne län. He has (co)produced or executive produced more than 60 productions. He is known for his work on A Royal Affair (2012), The Hunt (2012) and Cleo (2002).

Tickets starting from (earlybird) * €25 (excl. lunch) or €35 (incl. lunch)

*The price includes the Lecture: Effective Working Environment & Masterclass: Producing & Executive Producing, Case Studies by Martin Persson. 

Buy your ticket here.

Individual Task

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Refining Application Forms & Outline Feedback

After the personal coachings with Hans de Wolf and Harro van Staverden, the producers will continue refining their Case Studies projects, submit to Limburg Film Fund and send the project to their mentors. Deadline October 25.

Next to that, the producers will read outlines of the fellow scriptwriters and give feedback.

Further work - November 2019

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Online Sessions with Mentors

First online personal session will be devoted to the project development of the Case Study. The participants will be matched with their mentors: Denis Vaslin, Harro van Staverden or Reinier Selen. During the online session the participants will discuss their projects, talk about possibilities for development and ask questions about production work. They will be given task to make a budget for the session of January 2020.

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Project Meeting: Scriptwriter-Producer

Producers & scriptwriters will have a third project meeting to discuss their project, give feedback on the treatment and set the goals for the development.

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Special: Guest Visit to the Mentor

Special occasion: a guest visit to the company of the mentor! Each producer will visit Amsterdam or Rotterdam where with their individual mentor Denis Vaslin (Volya Films), Harro van Staverden (Phanta Basta!), Reinier Selen (Rinkel Film) they will discover the inside-outs of the production company, learn the structure and can ask all the questions how to set up a production company of their own.

Session 5 - Friday, January 10, 2020 - Venlo

10:00 - 13:00
Personal Coaching: Budget Revision

Producers will have a personal coaching for revision of the budget for their Case Study project. Together with their mentors they will check the budget, find flauw and search for best ways to make a project more feasible!

13:00 - 14:00
Networking Lunch

Come to networking and share your ideas with the participants of Script & Producers Lab, coaches and many more other guests!

14:00 - 16:00
Lecture: Marketing & Project Packaging - Harro van Staverden

How to prepare your project for the development? When does a producer needs to think about Marketing? What is Project Packaging? Together with Harro van Staverden, the producers will learn the best way to sell their projects before they are developed.

16:15 - 17:45
Lecture: Negotiating Skills

Together with scriptwriters from Script Lab learn what is the most important when negotiating about your projects? What are psychological point of negotiation? Why is it important to come to a reasonable agreement with your partners, crew, cast and how to do that?

The coach for this lecture will be announced not later than September 2019.

Session 6 - Saturday, January 11 - Venlo

10:00 - 13:00
Lecture: Pre-Production

During the lecture, the producers will learn the most important steps of Pre-production: locking shooting script, finalizing the budget, hiring key production heads, breaking down the script, scout & securing locations, casting, permits & insurances, schedule, etc.

The coach for this lecture will be announced not later than September 2019.

13:00 - 14:00
Networking Lunch

Come to networking and share your ideas with the participants of Script & Producers Lab, coaches and many more other guests!

14:00 - 16:00
Lecture: Production

This lecture will focus on production: what is the role of the producer during production, what are his responsibilities, what are the steps for the successful production period.

The coach for this lecture will be announced not later than September 2019.

16:15 - 17:15
Project Meeting: Scriptwriter-Producer

Producers & scriptwriters will have a third project meeting to discuss their project, give feedback on the treatment and set the goals for the development.

Individual Work - January 2020

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Project Packaging of Case Study

Every producer after two intense sessions in January will get a task to make a project packaging for the Case Study project. The projects should be send to the mentors till February 02, 2020.

Online Sessions - February 2020

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Online Personal Session

Together with the mentors Denis Vaslin, Harro van Staverden, Reinier Selen, the participants will look through project packaging, marketing strategies and will talk about the possible financial possibilities for their projects. They will get a task to make a Pitch File for of the Case Study. 

Individual Work - February-March 2020

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Pitch File of Case Study

Producers will need to make a Pitch File for the Case Study project. They pitch file should include all the necessary information: synopsis, treatment, CVs of crew, possible cast, budget, marketing strategy, funding strategy. The Pitch Files should be send in to Guest Coach till March 10, 2020.

Session 7 - Friday, March 20, 2020 - Heerlen

10:00 - 13:00
Lecture: Post-Production

The Guest coach will talk about the most important aspects of post-production and will give examples from his own work.

The coach for this lecture will be announced not later than September 2019.

13:00 - 14:00
Networking Lunch

Come to networking and share your ideas with the participants of Script & Producers Lab, coaches and many more other guests!

14:00 - 16:00
Workshop: Sales and Distribution

The producers will learn about sales and distribution: finding sales agent & distributor, getting the film to the cinemas, festivals.

The coach for this lecture will be announced not later than September 2019.

16:15 - 17:30
Project Meeting: Scriptwriter-Producer

Producers & scriptwriters will have a third project meeting to discuss their project, give feedback on the treatment and set the goals for the development.

Session 8 - Saturday, March 21, 2020 - Heerlen

10:00 - 13:00
Group Session: Business Planning & Career prospects

During the group session, the guest coach will discuss each project based on the completed pitch files and will give final advise on : business planning, career prospects, finalising the application and submission.

The coach for this lecture will be announced not later than September 2019.

13:00 - 14:00
Networking Lunch

Come to networking and share your ideas with the participants of Script & Producers Lab, coaches and many more other guests!

14:00 - 16:00
Pitch and Kick-Off Script & Producers Lab 2020

During this training pitch session, the participants of Scriptwriters of Script Lab 2020 will pitch their projects to producers of Producers Lab 2019 and 2020, will get feedback from Producers Lab 2020 and choose the producer for the whole year of Script & Producers Lab 2020.

16:30 - 19:30
Celebratory Networking Dinner

Celebrate the end of the course with with Coaches and Script & Producers Lab Participants!

By invitation only.

19:30 - 22:00
Public Pitch: Official Closing of FilmLab Zuid

Congratulations! It is a festive evening, which will celebrate the appearance the first feature producers & scriptwriters in Limburg. Now, after finishing their course, they are ready to set off into the real world of film and start developing the project which they were working on the whole year!

During this evening, the Producers & Script Lab participants will take part in pitch contest and will win the first amount into the development of their projects!

Individual Work - April 2020

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Completing Application

Completing Application (Pitch File) of the Case Study project and delivering the version for development to CineSud.

After-care sessions or Talents to Cannes

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After-Care Sessions

The participants can have after-care sessions with CineSud on launch of development of the Case Study Project.

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CineSud Talents To Cannes

All the interested producers from Producers Lab can apply for the CineSud Talents To Cannes program and go the Cannes Film Festival to search for producers, partners, distributors and ensure the further development of their projects.

The submissions will be open in February 2020.

The CineSud Talents To Cannes program is not included in the general fee. The fee will be announced in February 2020.

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22-03: Lecture - from idea to financing€15,00Excluding lunch.

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22-03: Lecture - from idea to financing€25,00Including lunch.

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22-03: Roundtable - Euregional co-production€15,00Including two drinks during the networking drinks.

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March 23: Pitch Training€39,00Including lunch.

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23-03: Lecture - Producers approach to script and development€22,50

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23-03: Lecture - applications to funding€17,50

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Over de gastspreker(s)

Denis Vaslin

Denis Vaslin started Volya Films in 2004 after moving to the Netherlands from France. He has (co)produced more than thirty fiction and documentary films. His latest film A land Imagine has won numerous awards at Locarno Film Festival 2018. Denis has been a Torino FilmLab Decision Maker since 2009. He is a graduate of the Binger Lab in 2004, EAVE 2006 and EURODOC 2007, a member of the European Film Academy.

Joost de Vries

Joost de Vries was a producer and CEO of the Amsterdam based renowned production company Lemming Film for over 20 years. In 2016 Joost decided to establish new company An Original Picture, which is focused on international productions. Moreover, he is a Managing Director of APostLab, post production workshops, training and network.

As a producer Joost de Vries is known for The Lobster (Academy Award-nominated and Cannes Jury Prize-winner), Oblivion Verses (Venice FIPRESCI Prize-winner), Humidity (Berlinale Forum 2016).

Hans de Wolf 

Hans de Wolf is a Dutch television, documentary and film producer. He is also a guest tutor at the Netherlands Film Academy and the Maastricht Academy of Dramatic Arts. From 1985 to 1989 Hans was director of the Netherlands Film Festival. From 1990 onwards he was producer at production company Egmond Film & Television, winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 68th Academy Awards with the film Antonia’s Line. Together with Hanneke Niens he co-founded company KeyFilm in 2008. His recent productions are Ya tayr el tayer (The Idol), Beyond Sleep, Kamp Holland, Dorst.

Harro van Staverden

Harro van Staverden is a Dutch producer. He is specialized in family and children films and produced international co-productions such as Storm, Oorlogsgeheimen and Code M.

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