Karyn Edwards, Jared Moshe, Tom Collins among producers taking part in co-production training event

Twenty-four producers from Canada, Europe and the US have been selected to participate in Trans Atlantic Partners (TAP), the co-production training event co-presented by Canada’s Strategic Partners, Germany’s Erich Pommer Institut and New York’s Independent Filmmaker Project.

The three-module film training program is aimed at producers seeking co-production and co-venture professional development, and kicks off in Berlin in June before moving to Halifax and New York in September.

Among the producers are Canadians Karyn Edwards, Brightlight Pictures, Vancouver (Fifty Dead Men Walking); Jennifer Holness, Hungry Eyes Film & Television, Toronto (Love, Sex & Eating the Bones); Chaz Thorne, Standing 8 Productions, Halifax (Poor Boy’s Game, Just Buried, Whirligig); and Real Chabot, Films du Boulevard, Montreal (Le Poil de la bete, Le Deserteur, The Timekeeper); Europeans Tom Collins, De Facto Films, Ireland (Dead Long Enough, The Boys of St. Columb’s, and Bogwoman); Dariusz Jablonski, Apple Film Production, Poland (My Australia, Land of Oblivion); and Americans Jared Moshe, Stick! Pictures, New York (Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, Kurt Cobain About a Son); and Ron Simons, SimonSays Entertainment, New York (Night Catches Us, Gun Hill Road)

“These award-winning producers possess a remarkable wealth of expertise and insight, and they will bring with them a diverse array of film projects that are ripe for co-production,” said TAP co-presenter and Strategic Partners Director Jan Miller. “They will no doubt benefit immensely from our program – in a concrete way that will support their projects moving to the next level in the international marketplace.”

Among the highlights of the June event will be a case study of The Whistleblower, starring Rachel Weisz and Vanessa Redgrave, presented by producer Christina Poivesan.

TAP is supported by the MEDIA Mundus Programme, Telefilm Canada and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.  

Trans Atlantic Partners and Strategic Partners are productions of the Atlantic Film Festival.