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Berlinale Talents

Me Incorporated: Producers as Entrepreneurs

Without question, producers are the “devils of a fellow” of filmmaking. They not only have to be genius financiers and brilliant organizers but are also the most patient troubleshooters, matchmakers and very often a parent to members of their film family. To pack all this under one roof, producers must find and define the right working frameworks and therefore also become founders, business-people or in one word: entrepreneurs. This interactive session brings together strategists and experienced producers to explore models of building and maintaining a company on solid footing. Case studies illustrate how producers manage teams and talents and how they adapt their creative and business models to remain relevant in today’s international filmmaking landscapes.

Germany 2016, 180 min