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Nine producers from all over the world selected for MIDPOINT Cold Open

The third edition of the program targeting independent feature film producers who want to move into high-end series content is thrilled to welcome participants of the 2022 edition!

January 19, 2022 programs success stories

Following producers have been selected to participate in MIDPOINT Cold Open 2022:

Serena Alfieri, VIVO FILM / Italy
Anaelle Beglet, art et essai / Canada
Nino Chichua, 1991 Productions / Georgia
Maya Fischer, Green Productions / Israel
Kalin Kalinov, Invictus Ltd. / Bulgaria
Zala Opara, Vertigo / Slovenia
Gabor Osvath, Filmfabriq / Hungary
Ziad Touma, Couzin Films / Canada
Angelo Troiano, Mediterraneo Cinematografica s.r.l. / Italy


Cold Open will be held online January 2328 in partnership with the When East Meets West co-production forum and as one of its Inspirational Labs.

Tutors Marike Muselaers (Lumiere Group) and Gabor Krigler (Joyrider) will familiarize the participants with the overall landscape and priorities of the industry and provide hands-on skills in the financing and distribution of scripted series content.

The program will also offer the accredited industry guests of When East Meets West an open lecture/talk by Marike Muselaers and guest tutor Petri Kemppinen:

January 24, 2022, 17:00 CET
Marike Muselaers, Petri Kemppinen:
Financing opportunities for series
Join us for a conversation between Marike Muselaers, co-CEO at Lumière Benelux, keynote speaker, moderator and MIDPOINT Institute tutor and Petri Kemppinen, an expert on evaluation and funding of film and TV drama content, Nordic and European audiovisual policy and training of film and TV professionals, and CEO at Aurora Studios.
Marike and Petri will discuss the current business models and share their own experience when it comes to TV series production and financing in this fast changing market. Furthermore, the conversation will touch on all stages of financing, from finding the first development money and funding to getting commissioned and engaging co-producers and private investors.

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