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ACE

Project development / Co-production

ACE continuous training programme for advanced producers

The ACE programme of advanced training consists of three workshops during one year. The training asserts the position and unique responsibilities of the producer throughout the whole process of a project’s development, production, marketing and delivery to audiences.

Dates: 
8-13 October 2018, Helsinki, Finland
19-24 November 2018, Prague, Czech Republic
1-4 April 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
4-7 April 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark




















NOVEMBER – FINANCING STRATEGIES WORKSHOP
Interactive sessions exploring international financing opportunities and strategies through detailed analysis of producers’ finance plans, with input provided by high-grade professionals from across the industry.  A uniquely open exchange of experience and ideas which sheds light on the evolution of co-production practices, of public and private funding schemes, and of the global marketplace in the digital age.
19th – 24th November 2018, Prague, Czech Republic.  





















APRIL – BUSINESS PROSPECTS WORKSHOP
Panel discussions and interviews designed to provide film producers with models of sustainable company management and ways to build businesses that have real value: keener application of marketing techniques, direct online distribution, diversified commercial activities – all options are assessed.
1st – 4th April 2019, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.





















ACE PRODUCERS ANNUAL REUNION
Held in a different country every year over a long springtime weekend, and open to all members of the ACE Network, this event is an occasion for experienced producers to share news, knowledge, opinion and practical advice in an informal but confidential environment.  Warts-and-all case-studies, production company showcases, insider-information sessions, and more.
4th – 7th April 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark.







OCTOBER – CONTENT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
Plenary sessions and individual meetings analysing the concepts, dramaturgy and target audiences of producers’ projects; providing industry updates on literary rights acquisition, legal issues and international co-development funding; and examining new forms and formats for audiovisual storytelling. Includes an intensive course in the use of story development tools.

NOVEMBER – FINANCING STRATEGIES WORKSHOP
Interactive sessions exploring international financing opportunities and strategies through detailed analysis of producers’ finance plans, with input provided by high-grade professionals from across the industry.  A uniquely open exchange of experience and ideas which sheds light on the evolution of co-production practices, of public and private funding schemes, and of the global marketplace in the digital age.

APRIL – BUSINESS PROSPECTS WORKSHOP
Panel discussions and interviews designed to provide film producers with models of sustainable company management and ways to build businesses that have real value: keener application of marketing techniques, direct online distribution, diversified commercial activities – all options are assessed.
ACE PRODUCERS ANNUAL REUNION
Held in a different country every year over a long springtime weekend, and open to all members of the ACE Network, this event is an occasion for experienced producers to share news, knowledge, opinion and practical advice in an informal but confidential environment.  Warts-and-all case-studies, production company showcases, insider-information sessions, and more.
Learning outcomesImproved development, international co-production, business, entrepreneurial and management skills.
Target groupProducers
Requirements Owner, partner or associate of independent production company based in a MEDIA Programme country; delegate producer (i.e. the principal  producer) of at least one theatrically released fiction feature film; fiction feature film project in early stage of development which is designed to attract international finance and distribution.
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Project-based
Intermediate | Senior
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Last updated on : 08.11.18