Project development

Essential Legal Framework

Essential Legal Framework (ELF) is a training series that offers compact, hands-on information for film and TV professionals with an emphasis on legal and financial aspects.

1. The Art of Negotiating Agreements for Film and TV (residential) - 6-10 April 2019, Mallorca (incl. travel)
2. European Co-Production – Legal and Financial Aspects (residential) - tbc
3. Leading Innovation and Change in Film and TV (residential) - Autumn 2019
4. Innovation Management (e-learning) - tbc
The main objectives of ELF are professionalisation and the facilitation of collaboration and knowledge exchange among European professionals.The training series consists in a portfolio of several residential workshops and e-learning courses, out of which three residential workshops and one e-learning course are implemented per year.

The 2019 portfolio includes:

1. The Art of Negotiating Agreements for Film and TV (residential) - Fee: EUR 890.00 (including materials and meals); EUR 1378 (inc. materials, meals and hotel)
Good agreements are essential for the success of any production. This workshop aims at enabling Film and Television producers to handle an agreement like a good script: with passion and a deep understanding of its structures and mechanisms.

Participants learn the psychological dynamics involved in any negotiation and gain knowledge on how to protect their interests in the best way. The training will combine expert lectures, interactive elements as well as practical exercises in order to understand agreements and train the art of negotiation.

2. European Co-Production – Legal and Financial Aspects (residential)
This workshop provides exclusive insights into the making of European co-productions as well as legal and finance in production and distribution. Participants benefit from the experience of acclaimed European producers and leading experts in the world of filmmaking and learn from the masterminds of an ever-changing world of international sales and distribution.
The training offers relevant information on the various tax incentives and state subsidy programmes and gives participants the knowledge to successfully handle the complexities of European co-productions.

3. Leading Innovation and Change in Film and TV (residential) - Fee EUR 890.00

What is innovation
- Types of innovation
- Innovation and disruption
- The importance of innovation
- Business Model Innovation – Processes and Methodologies
- Techniques for creating and structuring new ideas, such as Design Thinking, Business Modell Canvas
- The successful innovation process – from idea to implementation
- Case Studies of successful innovation processes
- Knowledge, practical tips and best practices on how innovation processes can be implemented successfully

4. Innovation Management (e-learning).
More information will be made available as soon as possible.

The residential workshops and e:training courses provide the necessary working tools that enable film and TV professionals to successfully enter and handle the fragmented European audiovisual market, to access financing and to advance their businesses in times of the digital shift.Participants benefit from inside reports and key industry professionals who share their experiences and best practices.

The practice-oriented approach facilitates the adaption of the newly acquired knowledge and skills to daily working life.Furthermore, the residential workshops offer valuable opportunities for strengthening the participants’ professional networks. Thus, participants are enabled to share their knowledge and to establish valuable and long-lasting business relationships with audiovisual professionals from all over Europe. All residential workshops and e:training courses can be booked separately.