If you have to pitch your project and you are in panic...
If this is the first time you are attending an international TV content market or festival and you are lost...
You, absolutely, need to contact me!
For the last 10 years I have been coaching, including pitching training, new participants attending international TV content markets under Umbrella Stand of Creative Europe Media at Miptv and Mipcom, among others. I have extensive experience buying and selling TV content at the most relevant International TV Markets and Film Festivals for more than 30 years, with a wide range of organisational skills, and professional contacts. My knowledge of the audio-visual sector includes many different points of view through my positions at public institutions and in international companies. In 1995, I founded and managed Ione Communications, SL, a TV international sales agency with a catalogue of more than 3,000 hours; TV rights acquisitions for Spain; later adding the branch of training and consulting specializing in new talents and companies entering international business.
Being a retired producer, Paul Pauwels (Congoo BV) keeps himself available - for a limited selection of projects only - to offer professional advice on pitching techniques, financing strategies and co-production issues. Interested? Send a 2-pager document to present your project and indicate in a separate mail what kind of support or advice you’re looking for to firstname.lastname@example.org
Michel has over 30 years experience in film production, film financing and in managing audiovisual public funds. His work in feature film production for over ten years provided him with a solid foundation before joining Canadian public funding agencies. At first, at the Quebec provincial agency Sodec, Michel managed investment and tax credits for audiovisual products and later at the federal level, including 22 years at Telefilm Canada, where he was National Project Financing Director for all Canadians feature films. He helped Canada join Eurimages and was the Canadian representative at Eurimages from 2017 to 2019. Since 2019, he specializes in executive producing and financial counselling for international coproductions.
After over 20 years of documentary commissioning and programming for ARTE France, she is currently consulting international producers, filmmakers and institutions. Open to all genres of documentaries, with a deeper experience in Science, Nature, Environment and Discovery. She is an active member of various associations and acts as a Vice-Chair of the European Academy of Science Films.
She offers consulting regarding project development and presentation, kick-off financing, matchmaking with international production companies, pre-sales or general strategic questions. Various ways of collaborating and of remuneration according to the very project and intervention.
She has more than 20 years of experience in consulting practice in culture and audio-visual sectors.
She is a certified expert for international agencies such as OIF, ACP Fund, Europe Creative Media, CFI, MAE.
She assists Film/TV producers in developing and financing their projects on an international level - Asia, Africa, Europe. She is coaching talents and creative entrepreneurs in all stages from artistic development to financial partnership (over 150 productions).
As a producer:
'Mopaya' – animated series - 'La Gueule du Loup' – Zed production (2015) France – 'Elephant Blues' Philippe Gauthier 2016, 'Burka Boxer'
Alka Raghuram 2016, 'A boxful of dream' – Keith Gomez ASAP production France – India 2018, Liaff de Rahat Kamzi' in release in July 2020 – France - 'Fishy' de Tim Alazarky September 2019 not released
In development: script "the velvet man" - Jane Spencer 2022
In post-production: 'South of hope Street" Jane Spencer - October 2022
She is a green production consultant. She supports productions in implementing sustainable actions. Her work begins with the preparation and even before, finding partners and solutions in accordance with the needs of the production is her main mission. She accompanies all department heads in adopting green solutions. She also carries out carbon assessments. On set, she is an eco-referent who guides purchasing and waste decisions. Her purpose is to make eco-production both economically and socially responsible. She has already provided support for short films, feature films, film festivals and also local authorities.