Finance: Co-Productions

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Some countries, including the UK, offer very attractive incentives for production companies to work in collaboration with foreign producers and companies. This international panel discusses how you can start an international co-production, the benefits of co-producing with other countries and effective ways to connect with foreign producers.


Christine Alderson 140 cropCHRISTINE ALDERSON
Producer, Ipso Facto Productions

ipso factoChristine’s latest film SNOW IN PARADISE was selected in Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2014, the debut feature of Andrew Hulme,. The film is represented Internationally by The Match Factory and will be released through Curzon in Feb 15. A few of her other credits include VALHALLA RISING from director Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive)  and Northern Soul feature SOULBOY (Martin Compston, Felicity Jones). IRINA PALM starring Marianne Faithfull, was selected ‘in Competition’ at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival 2007, NASTY NEIGHBOURS the debut feature of Debbie Isitt.

Claudia Fernandez 140 cropCLAUDIA FERNANDEZ
Guadalajara International Film Festival

As a producer she has worked in several audiovisual commercial projects, short films, and features. She has been part of the organizing committee of international events such as the International Book Fair in Guadalajara and Pan American Games. She has collaborated with the Guadalajara International Film Festival since 2010. Currently she serves as Producer of the Industry programs at Industry Guadalajara.

carlo c-d 140 cropCARLO CRESTO DINA
Producer, Tempesta

Carlo Cresto-Dina is a film producer based in London and working between Italy and the UK with an established reputation for scouting and nurturing young European talents and launching them internationally. In 1999 he started the documentary and short Film section of Fandango Films in Rome under which he produced a string of award-winning feature documentaries and debut films including I For India (2004) by Sandhya Suri, launched at Sundance and listed in the New York Times “10 Best film of the year”. In 2009 Carlo Cresto-Dina founded Tempesta, a new film production company based in London and Bologna. The company’s first film Corpo Celeste by Alice Rohrwacher, premiered at Cannes 2011,  won several prestigious international awards. Carlo Cresto-Dina’s last production Le Meraviglie written and directed by Alice Rohrwacher, an Italian-French-German-Swiss coproduction, won the Gran Jury Award at Cannes Film Festival 2014. Carlo Cresto-Dina is currently a member of the European Film Academy (EFA), Ateliers du Cinema Europeen (ACE) and a voting member at David di Donatello Academy in Italy.

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