The Practicalities of Making a European Co-Production Workshop
Monday, 27 June, 3P - 3:45P

This unique “how to” session is designed to provide detailed information about the steps required to reach global co-production success. Our panel of experts will cover this topic from beginning to end, starting with how to best design an effective pitch right through to with choosing the proper distribution platform. From understanding the criteria involved picking the best team, from talent to legal representation, right down to how to properly deliver creative notes, our industry-leading professionals will take you through the process. Issues specific to the CEE, including financing plans and union relations, understanding global co-production treaties, and even insurance and completion bonds will be discussed. More than just a panel, this NATPE Budapest session will be a master class in global co-production best practices.

Tim Halkin – PanelistTim Halkin – Panelist
COO / Partner TANDEM Productions

Bringing years of entertainment marketing, business affairs and development experience with him, Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated producer, Tim Halkin, joined forces with Rola Bauer founding TANDEM in 1999. Halkin was previously employed by the German television network, ProSieben. First hired as Managing Director for their video arm, he was promoted to Senior Vice President of the International Fiction division where he played a key role in setting up businesses in international theatrical co-productions. He also ran the Animation Department and was Deputy for the entire division. Prior to his work in television, Halkin headed up marketing and helped launch Buena Vista Home Entertainment Germany. During his tenure at Buena Vista, he implemented operations in both Switzerland and Austria in the areas of theatrical and Home Entertainment.