15th edition of Canada’s international co-production market to run Sept 13-16.
With an emphasis on spotlight countries the US and UK, the 15th edition of Strategic Partners will take place during the Atlantic Film Festival from Sept 13-16 in Halifax, Canada.
Among the projects looking for co-production partners at this year’s event are Michael Tully’s [pictured] Ping Pong Summer, starring Susan Sarandon and Amy Sedaris and produced by Ryan Zacaris of Nomadic Entertainment, Marc Evans’ Miss Shirley Bassey, produced by Nicole Carmen-Davis of Rainy Day Films, and Francine Zuckerman’s The Edible Woman, produced by Judy Holm of Markham Street Films and based on Margaret Atwood’s 1963 novel of the same name.
Producers attending this year’s Strategic Partners include Christina Piovesan (Canada), Kristi Zea (US), Ole Wendorff-Ostergaard (Denmark), Greg Dummett (Canada), Guneet Monga (India) and Andreas Ulmke-Smeaton (Germany).
Don McKellar’s Newfoundland-Quebec-France co-production The Grand Seduction, starring Taylor Kitsch and Brendan Gleeson, marked a recent success for the Strategic Partners co-production market.
“We are always excited, but never surprised, by the volume and quality of co-productions that come out of our meetings,” commented Jan Miller, Director of Strategic Partners. “The Grand Seduction is a terrific example of not only an international co-production, but also an inter-provincial one. Helping build strong partnerships and top-notch film, TV and multi-platform projects is what makes SP a standout in the industry. As Atlantic Canadians, we can be extremely proud of what we’ve been building over the past 15 years.”
Strategic Partners is supported by Telefilm Canada, The International Business Development Agreement (IBDA), Shaw Media, Canada Media Fund and Film Nova Scotia.