Stephen Daldry’s Trash to be one of the co-pro cases featured at RioMarket.

Stephen Daldry’s Trash, produced by UK’s Working Title Films and PeaPie Films with Brazil’s O2 Filmes, will be one of the co-production cases studied at the seminars of RioMarket (Sept 27 - Oct 9), the industry side of the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.

The legal aspects and the production process of this coproduction deal will be addressed by Natasha Pilbrow (head of business and legal affairs at PeaPie) and the producers Andrea Barata Ribeiro (O2) and Kris Thykier (PeaPie) at the International Coproduction Forum.

Based on the Andy Mulligan’s novel of the same name, Trash is a drama currently being shot in Rio and spoken mostly in Portuguese.

To create new possibilities for collaboration and coproductions between Brazilian and international film companies several guests will talk about different aspects of partnerships between Brazil and UK, Argentina, England, South Africa and USA.

Located in the heart of the festival headquarters, at Armazém da Utopia, RioMarket will bring together audiovisual professionals from Brazil and abroad, including producers, directors, screenwriters, sales agents, distributors and representatives of the television, the internet and the digital media sector.

During 13 days more than 100 panelists will promote discussions about production, costumes, special effects, design, marketing, new technologies and piracy, among other topics.

Judy Smith, whose work in crisis management was the inspiration for the ABC television series Scandal, will speak about her career experience and present the series pilot to the audience. Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer, will discuss the changes that the company has brought to the world of entertainment.

Besides the seminars, RioMarket will present workshops, face-to-face meetings and RioScreenings, a space dedicated to highlight projects at any stage of production.

One of the most anticipated workshops, about television writing, will be held by William Harper, the writer, producer, and story editor on Grey’s Anatomy. He will talk about the medical research for the show, character development and his work as a writer.

An agreement between trade organizations representing Brazil and the US will be signed during the RioMarket this year.

The Interstate Association of Audiovisual Industry, from Rio de Janeiro, and the Producers Guild of America (PGA) will announce a film, TV and new medias production partnership.