Screen Forever International Partnership Market matches Australian filmmakers to global agents

Australian film makers and producers will have the opportunity to meet with agents from the film industry in the USA, UK and China at the Screen Forever International Partnership Market held in Melbourne.

The announcement:


International sales agents, distributors, financiers, commissioners and producers from the USA, UK and China are confirmed as participating in the SCREEN FOREVER International Partnership Market, an invitation only event matching Australian producers with international businesses interested in co-venture and coproduction opportunities. The International Partnership Market (IPM) will take place during SCREEN FOREVER, the Australian screen industry conference, 17 – 19 November at Crown Conference Centre in Melbourne.

Participants confirmed at the 2015 International Partnership Market include Material Pictures Development Executive Paddy Murphy (USA); Division Manager, Entertainment Division, Adrian Ward (USA), of California’s Pacific Mercantile Bank; Natalie Chaidez (USA), Executive Producer / Showrunner, Matchbox UCP Productions; Holly Hines (USA), SVP, Content, Dynamic Television; and Josh Black (HK), CEO APAC, GroupM Content, GroupM.

Previously announced guests participating in the International Partnership Market include UK broadcaster Channel 4’s Head of International Drama, Simon Maxwell; Voltage Pictures Vice President, Acquisitions & Development, Babacar Diene (USA); A24’s Chief Operating Officer Matthew Bires (USA); UK’s All3 Media Head of Acquisitions, Maartje Horchner; and Acquisitions Agent Emily Gotto from UK international sales company Protagonist. A further announcement of participants will be made shortly, including producers attending as part of international delegations.

Screen Producers Australia Chief Executive Matthew Deaner said, “At its core, the industry remains a relationship business where global partners are essential. Last’s year’s International Partnership Market was embraced by international and Australian producers, and it confirmed for us the importance of bringing potential partners together. We are excited to build on its success with so many key figures from international markets already confirmed to attend.”

The International Partnership Market, which runs throughout the SCREEN FOREVER Conference as a series of one-on-one meetings, was introduced in 2013. Screen Producers Australia has worked closely in developing appropriate partnership opportunities for participating producers through the IPM with Ausfilm, Screen Australia, Screen New South Wales and Screen Queensland who are sponsors of the International Partnership Market.

As the major sponsor of the IPM, Ausfilm’s Los Angeles based Executive Vice President of International Production, Kate Marks partners with the SCREEN FOREVER IPM team in selecting and inviting international producers and development executives for this market. Ausfilm also sits on the selection committee to identify and match Australian producers to international executives at this market in line with Ausfilm’s global strategy in connecting international filmmakers with Australian partners.

There are limited spaces available to participate in the IPM and applications close on 28 September 2015.

Source: Miranda Brown Publicity press release


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