Studio looks to ramp production activities, pacts with Dutch producer.

Polish studio Alvernia is to collaborate with Dutch producer San Fu Maltha on an initiative to bring more independent productions to the studio.

Alvernia plans to invite independent producers to co-produce two to three projects a year with budgets of up to €3m, with Alvernia and Maltha coming up with 50% of the budgets.

Eligible projects for the scheme must be English-language, of a “mainstream genre” and pre-production must be completed with director and lead cast secured.

The duo will consider European locations for shoot, but stipulate that post-production must be completed at the Polish studio.

Alvernia’s head of production Anna Rozalska has been splitting time between LA and Poland in recent months in a bid to build production partnerships for the studio.

During Toronto, the studio announced a partnership with Brett Ratner to produce Magnitude 9, Agnieszka Vosloo’s updated version of Madame Butterfly.

Industry veteran Malthe’s producer credits include Suskind, Black Book and Winter in Wartime. 

Established by local broadcasting executive Stanislaw Tyczynski, Alvernia Studios went operational in 2010.

Located 10 miles west of Krakow, Poland, the studio has hosted US productions Arbitrage and Vamps as well as a host of local productions and video games.

Soundstages include the world’s largest shadeless spherical bluescreen, music scoring studios, full shooting equipment, and motion capture services based on Vicon cameras.

Post-production facilities include a 16mm and 35mmlaboratory with telecine transfers, scanning, color correction and visual effects services, and audio postproduction including final mix and Dolby printmaster.