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International Factual Co-Production: 2012 and Beyond
What are the demands of the int. co-production market as we go into 2013?
What is the current state of the global factual environment?
What are broadcasters looking for from factual programming?
Who is looking for stories and talent from this region and what are they looking for?
Documentary Campus is honoured to present a weekend industry event in Bucharest on 10th and 11th November 2012 in cooperation with DocuMentor, Romanian documentary filmmakers association with support from Romanian National Centre for Cinematography (CNC).
This weekend is for anyone who wishes to learn more about and to work in the international factual and documentary market.
This weekend is for anyone who wishes to learn more about and to work in the international factual and documentary market: November10 - 11, 2012.
While Saturday is devoted to workshops focussing on practical and creative skills, Sunday will be dedicated to wide ranging panels and thought provoking Q and A sessions on the key players in documentary broadcasting in Western and Eastern Europe.
Out of the 4 workshops we’re presenting to you on Saturday, you can choose
- one you would like to attend on Saturday Morning and
- a second one you would like to attend on Saturday afternoon.
The 4 workshops will run parallel on Saturday morning and will be repeated for a new set of participants after lunch. Seats will be given on a first come, first serve basis. However, we try to accommodate your preferences in the best possible way.Register here & sign in for the workshops
Learn first-hand how to develop your skills and knowledge from people who are operating in these markets on a daily basis.
WORKSHOP 1: What else does it do?
- Developing and creating ideas for multiple platforms.
- Kate Quilton, Channel 4, UK
International broadcasters are demanding that ideas are no longer commissioned just for the TV screen and your programme needs to address this, where do you start? A creative brainstorm about how one takes a TV idea and develops it for outside the TV. Channel 4 is universally acknowledged as one of the leading broadcasters in pushing the boundaries of multiplatform commissioning and broadcasting. Kate Quilton is one of a team of commissioning editors for multiplatform programmes there and has worked across a number of differing projects in this fast moving area. This is not about the technology but what are the challenges and freedoms multiplatform programming brings to creativity.
WORKSHOP 2: In episode 2....and then what happens?
- Developing Series and Formats from a Single Idea
- Elizabeth McIntyre, Discovery International, UK
Commissioning series and formats have become the norm for the majority of broadcasters in recent years; many no longer commission the single one off documentary. How do you develop an idea into a series or a format for use in many territories?
The goal of this workshop is to work with participants to brainstorm ideas for series and formats. How do you decide whether the idea is strong enough to go beyond the hour and how do you tackle creatively the challenges this throws up. Liz McIntyre is head production and development for factual programming for Discovery networks international. She has produced hundreds of hours of programming both series, formats and one offs for discovery. She comes from a production background originally.
WORKSHOP 3: Pret a porter or haute couture?
- Reversioning and repackaging for international broadcasters.
- Edwina Cooper, Senior Producer Discovery Networks
Whether as part of the production process or applied to a finished film, how can you tailor your film to the varying needs of multiple broadcasters and multiple sales, how do you make your film fit a theatrical release and the needs of a commercial slot time of less than 50 minutes? How can you make your finished film more international in its audience appeal or tailored to a specific audience? What is meant by reversioning and repackaging and what the most creative and economical way to do it?
WORKSHOP 4: Fact or Fiction? The how and when to produce Hybrid Documentaries
- Joanne Reay, Terra Mater, Austria
There have been many recent examples of a new form of hybrid documentary both utilising factual elements in fictional films and the reverse, borrowing fiction techniques to tell factual stories. How do you do this? What techniques can you employ? When is it appropriate and when is it not? How do you ensure success? On Sunday we will be delighted to welcome our workshop trainers and a set of internationally renowned panellists amongst them representatives from MDR and BBC Worldwide, Discovery and HBO Romania for a day of highly interesting presentations and panels on International Co-Production in Eastern and Western Europe.
International Factual Co-Production: 2012 and Beyond Hotel Marshal Garden, 50 B, Dorobantilor Boulevard
District 1 Bucharest