How it worked for Jay Van Hoy, Producer of Beginners
“As a U.S. mentor, it was a real honor to work with such a knowledgeable and talented group. My work with TAP was truly an inspiring collaboration and will greatly inform my work as a producer in the years to come.”
-Jay Van Hoy, Producer, Beginners
Current Application Deadline: March 25, 2013
Trans Atlantic Partners is…
TAP, which is presented by the Erich Pommer Institut (Potsdam/Germany), Strategic Partners (Halifax/Canada) and IFP (New York/USA), is a three-module intensive training and networking program for established film producers from Europe, Canada and the US. TAP offers a unique combination of intensive, hands-on training to help participants develop the specific creative and financial skills necessary for international co-production / co-venturing. The program’s goal is to encourage production through the discovery of new international partners and projects throughout Europe, Canada and New York.
Specifically, we’re seeking U.S. independent producers with more than five years of professional experience in the film and television industry (and at least one feature film or TV series produced) looking to expand their networks and finance international co-ventures via:
- * One on one meetings with key industry professionals
- * Case studies
- * Sales, distribution and legal training
- * European, Canadian and U.S. networking opportunities
Recent IFP U.S. alumni producers include Ryan Zacharias (Matt Porterfield’s I Used to Be Darker – 2013 Sundance & Berlin), Alex Johnes (Eugene Jarecki’s The House I Live In – 2012 Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner), Susan Lewis (George Tillman Jr’s The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete – 2013 Sundance), Nekisa Cooper (Focus Features, Pariah), Guneet Monga (Gangs of Wasseypur and Peddlers - 2013 Toronto) and Ron Simons (Blue Caprice– 2013 Sundance and the Tony Award winning revival of Porgy and Bess on Broadway).