The UK's Skillset, UK Film Council and legal firm Olswang are hosting a new producers lab, Initialize Films, for 17 UK producers seeking European co-producers.

The producers have been in Berlin attending the Co-Production Market and will have a day of pre-selected meetings today at the Marriott.

Projects include Young from director Sean Conway and producer Samm Haillay, a modern-day Romeo and Juliet story set in the underbelly of Northern England. Haillay has recently produced Duane Hopkins' Better Things, which is being readied for Cannes. And producer Sarah Sulick, who just saw a deal with IFC for The Waiting Room, is developing The Time Of Their Lives, an English-French road movie about two elderly women from different backgrounds.

The majority of the producers have already produced a feature. Experts advising the group include Ken Loach's longtime producer Rebecca O'Brien and John Graydon of Tenon Media.

Project details can be found at