MASTER CLASS: CO-PRODUCTION STRATEGIES: Developing Stories to Attract Co-Production Partners
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, June 15, 2PM – 3:30PM
LOCATION: The Theatre Centre, BMO Incubator, 1115 Queen Street West
PRESENTED BY GABRIELLE KELLY (FeFF MAVERICK 2014) WITH JESSICA MARTINS [H]ERO ARTISTS AGENCY (TORONTO/VANCOUVER/MONTREAL)
Canada’s co-production treaties with 53 countries allow filmmakers to tap into financing and talent to create films and TV programs with global appeal. This hands-on workshop offers tools that will help filmmakers source projects that can be developed through co-production markets and labs at major film festivals. Bring your own idea for a co-production and we’ll work with material to see how you can put the pieces together and maximize Canada’s treaties, discussing pros and cons, challenges, and advantages.
GABRIELLE KELLY SHORT BIO
Gabrielle Kelly is a screenwriter, producer, and educator for the global media market. She has recently been working in Greater Asia and teaching at the NYU Graduate Film Program in Singapore while developing projects for co-productions with China, Singapore, Malaysia, and Myanmar. Following a
career inbook publishing in New York, she worked for director Sidney Lumet on several films and ran Robert Evans’ production company at Hollywood’s Paramount Pictures. She has worked on the development of many co-productions in India, China, Russia, Ireland, and around the world. “Celluloid Ceiling,” her book on women directors, was published in 2014, and she has taught at USC, UCLA, NYU, Chapman, the Sundance Middle East Screenwriters Lab, and as a Fulbright Scholar in the Philippines and Taiwan. www.gabriellekelly.com