Co-Production Summit: Now, the Story Starts in Europe!
Session Speakers

Rola Bauer, President and Partner, Tandem Communications

Golden Globe® and two-time Emmy® nominated producer Rola Bauer, helms the Munich-based Tandem Communications (a STUDIOCANAL company), a vertically-integrated, developer, producer and distributor of television programming which she runs with partners Tim Halkin and Jonas Bauer. She is Executive Producer of the one-hour crime series, Crossing Lines, created by Ed Bernero (Criminal MindsThird Watch), which recently began production on Season Two. The series stars William Fichtner, Marc Lavoine and Donald Sutherland, and marked Tandem’s entry into primetime drama series under the new partnership with STUDIOCANAL.

On the leading edge of international television development and production, Bauer was recognized this year by the Hollywood Reporter as one of ’The 25 Most Powerful Women in Global TV.’ Newly elected as a member of NATPE’s 2014 Board, Bauer was also named Outstanding Producer by the prestigious Bavarian Television Awards, acknowledging her as the top producer of the year for the 8-hour Event series World Without End, adapted from world-renowned author Ken Follett's global bestseller.

Caroline Benjo, Co-Managing Director, Haut et Court

Bio pending

Andrew Critchley, Managing Director, Red Production Company

Andrew has overseen all of the company’s output since the first production – Queer As Folk – in 1998. Red has returning series on BBC1 (Last Tango in Halifax) and ITV1 (Scott & Bailey) and is in production on a major new series written by Russell T Davies for Channel 4. At the end of 2013 Studio Canal acquired a majority share in the company. In 2014 Red will produce and deliver 50 hours of primetime drama to UK broadcasters and is currently working on the development of a number of international co-productions.

Tomas Krejci, Owner/CreativeFilmmaker/Producer, 
Milk & Honey Pictures

Dynamic, creative film producer and founder of Milk & Honey Pictures and Prague Studios in Prague, Czech Republic. Has participated as Executive Producer as well as producer on several feature films as well as Television Series which have aired all over the world.

Executive Producer: Drona (2008), Blade II (2002), Kings of Texas (2002), Blow (2001), Adriano Olivetti: La forza di un sogno (2013), L’olimpiade nascosta (2012), La figlia del capitano (2003), Children of Dune (2003), Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001), The Lost Empire (2001), Dune (2000)

Associate Producer: Samotári (Loners) (2000), Kanárek (Canary) (1999)

Production Liaison: The American Experience (The Poisoner’s Handbook) (2014)

Thomas von Hennet, Vice President International Co-Production & Documentaries, ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland.

Having studied history and political science, he began his media career as a freelance producer and AD for television productions. In 1994, Thomas joined ProSieben Television as Commissioning Executive for Documentaries, becoming Head of Documentaries in 2000, with a growing focus on factual co-productions. In 2007, the remit was extended to include drama co-productions. In his current position, Thomas oversees international drama and factual co-productions across the channels SAT.1, ProSieben and kabel eins, as well as documentary licence acquisitions for all channels of ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland. Recent factual co-productions: Moonshot (2009), Atlantis: End of a World, Birth of a Legend (2011), Inside the Titanic (2012) and Plane Crash (2012). 

Frank Spotnitz, Award-Winning Writer/Producer/Showrunner

Frank Spornitz is an award-winning writer, producer and showrunner best known for his work on The X-Files. His latest series, Hunted, aired on BBC1 and HBO Cinemax in autumn 2012.

His other credits include Strike Back: Project Dawn, Night Stalker, Michael Mann’s Robbery Homicide DivisionThe Lone GunmenHarsh Realm and Millennium.

He is currently writing and executive producing a series based on the popular Transporter feature films for M6, HBO Canada and TNT.

Spotnitz serves as chief executive of Big Light Productions Ltd, a London-based production company specializing in trans-Atlantic drama series.

Hunted, produced by Big Light in association with Kudos Film and, was an international spy thriller starring Melissa George. He created, wrote and executive produced the eight-part series. HBO Cinemax has commissioned a spinoff.

Spotnitz served as executive producer, directed two episodes and wrote or co-wrote more than 40 episodes of The X-Files. He was a producer and co-writer of both XFiles feature films, “Fight the Future” (1998) and “I Want to Believe” (2008).

He shared three Golden Globes for Best Dramatic Series and a Peabody Award for his work on The X-Files. He was also nominated for an Emmy Award for writing and three times for Outstanding Drama Series.

Spotnitz began his professional life as a journalist, writing for United Press International, Associated Press and Entertainment Weekly, among others, as well as reporting for the seminal French pop-culture TV series, Rapido.

Born in Japan, he received a B.A. in English literature from UCLA and an M.F.A. in screenwriting from the American Film Institute. 

Matthew Stillman, Managing Director, Stillking Films

Matthew Stillman is founder and ceo of Stillking Film Holdings. The SFH group currently holds 12 operating companies internationally and is one of the largest private companies involved in the production of tv and digital advertising, feature films and music videos.

Group companies have won many of the top advertising awards for their creative advertising campaigns and been involved in the production of over 40 feature films. Matthew has also served in a producing capacity on productions including Casino Royale, Mission Impossible 4, Narnia:The lion, the witch and the wardrobe, Prince Caspian, The Bourne Identity, XXX, Van Helsing, The Illusionist, Shanghai Knights and others.
Music videos include Beyonce, Kanye West, Duran Duran, David Bowie, Linkin Park and Madonna.  

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Co-Production Summit: 
Now, the Story Starts in Europe! 

Breakfast Program Co-Hosted by NATPE & Tandem Communications (a STUDIOCANAL Company)
Tuesday, 24 June 2014
8:30 to 10:30
Hilton Prague Hotel

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