Trans Atlantic Partners
“My experience with Trans Atlantic Partners (TAP) has been invaluable, and will have many tangible benefits. I have been learning and working with an incredible consortium of independent producers from all around the world — the list of people I have grown to know and trust through TAP is lengthy — and I plan to be working with some of them very soon.”
U.S. Producer (HOWL, LIFE DURING WAR TIME)
“Bringing a group of producers together, to discuss producing and distributing and all of the possibilities, it’s very, very helpful. Everybody is on the same page, so it’s a very friendly, very close group. It’s a new network. Next year, or in 10 years, you know these people and will be able to get them. We have diverse backgrounds, different perspectives, but everybody is able to match and have good discussions.”
Films du Boulevard, Montreal
“I do a lot of co-productions in Europe and I wanted to get more information about overseas co-productions, so this was the perfect program for me to learn about the different systems, to talk to people and to get firsthand information. I like the model. The networking is beneficial, totally.”
Bavaria Pictures, Germany
Rio Market was a pretty great opportunity for meeting people and general networking. I was able to meet a number of interesting Brazilian and Latino filmmakers, and also cement some stronger relationships with US and international companies who were exploring Latin American film. The events were well organized and our hosts were incredibly gracious and helpful.
Producer (Silver Tongues, Beautiful Losers)
IFP Rio Market Fellow 2010
Being at the Cannes Producer’s Workshop led to me meeting a lot of great people, having a lot of great meetings and generally having a better sense of how Cannes works as well as the foreign film landscape in general. Just being there and the access that the producer’s workshop accorded me ended up being more helpful to me than the actual programs that the workshop put on. I feel like the experience will have a lasting positive affect on my career for years to come -just the access to the people I met at the Producer’s network happy hours alone would make it a worthwhile trip. On top of that I was able to set up a ton of valuable industry meetings and meet a lot of great people at a variety of other events.
Producer (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
IFP Cannes Producers Workshop Fellow 2011
Attending the Cannes Producer’s Network as an IFP fellow was terrific; on the business side, the emphasis was largely on international co-productions. It’s a challenge for U.S. producers, because we’re not a party to a large swath of these treaties. It was productive to speak with folks from places like Colombia and Australia to hear more about their resources, both soft money and location-wise, that make it worthwhile to shoot US-set features abroad.
It was an invaluable experience to get a sense of the international scene, both in the Festival and the Marche; taken together, it’s a global agenda-setter for what you’ll soon see and what’s getting made…
Producer (Shortbus, World’s Greatest Dad)
IFP Cannes Producers Network Fellow 2010
I wanted to thank you and everyone at IFP for allowing me to experience all that I did at the Rotterdam Producer’s Lab. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I soaked up every minute of it. The Lab was 5 days of heaven – being fully immersed with producers from all over the world with whom I shared a succinct and easily identifiable (yet rare to find) shared passion, path and outlook towards our beloved profession.
Producer (Yelling to the Sky)
IFP Rotterdam Lab Fellow 2011