Top producers Robin Gutch, Lars Knudsen, Guneet Monga, Judy Tossell and Louise Vesth to talk about their experiences.

Screen International is working with Berlin’s European Film Market on the industry panel Producers’ Lessons Learned.

The panel, to be held Saturday Feb 8 from 4:30-5:30pm, is one of four official EFM Industry Debates.

The panel is described as: “We talk to some of the top producers working across the globe today about the secrets to their successes, and the lessons they have learned from the bumps along the way. Hear practical advice about navigating finance, packaging, creative differences and on-set dramas from these producers still active on the frontlines of filmmaking. Get the experts’ first-hand advice that every up-and-coming producer should hear - as well as guidance on how producers can best work with directors, actors, financiers, sales companies, festivals and distributors.
The panellists are:

  • Robin Gutch (Warp Films, UK, ‘71, Kill List, Hunger)
  • Lars Knudsen (Parts & Labor, US, Beginners, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints)
  • Judy Tossell [pictured] (Egoli Tossell, Germany, Hector and The Search For Happiness, The Last Station)
  • Louise Vesth (Zentropa, Denmark, Nymphomaniac, A Royal Affair)

Screen International editor Wendy Mitchell will moderate the discussion.

The other EFM Industry Debates, all held from 4:30-5:30pm in the Gropius Mirror restaurant, are:

The Act (and Art) of the Doc on Friday, Feb 7, with panelists including producer Andre Singer and Widehouse’s Anais Clanet

New Film Sales Opportunities in Fast-Moving Asia, on Sunday, Feb 9

The Changing Market on Monday Feb 10, with panelists including Breaking Bad producer Mark Johnson and WME’s Chris Rice.

Admission to the EFM Industry Debates is free for EFM participants and accredited Festival guests but you must register online first.