Advanced Development Workshop for ACE Producers in Helsinki

The ACE 28 Producers group in Helsinki, October 2018
Another year, another reinvigorating experience at the latest ACE Producers Content Development Workshop in Helsinki! I delivered my 3-day Advanced Development Workshop to a lively group of 18 experienced feature film producers from 13 different Creative Europe supported countries, as well as one Australian and two Canadian colleagues. Marco Alessi – Dugong – Italy “Li muerti” by Massimiliano Verdesca Francesca Andreoli – tempesta – Italy “Valley of Thieves” by Caterina Carone Christophe Audeguis – the cup of tea – France “Ducks” by Neary Adeline Hay Daniel Bekerman – Scythia Films – Canada “The Eden Express” Director TBD Maria Blicharska – Donten & Lacroix Films – Poland/France “Comrades” by Olivier Patte and Rafael Lewandowski Katja Draaijer – Baldr Film – The Netherlands “Alpha” by Jan-Willem van Ewijk Sophie Erbs – Cinema Defacto – France “The Hunt of the Puma” by Marcela Said Alise Ģelze – Tasse Film – Latvia “Lovable” by Stanislavs Tokalovs Dyveke Graver – Oslo Pictures – Norway “A Prayer for the Dying” by Dara Van Dusen Milos Lochman – moloko film – Czech Republic “The Nightsiren” by Tereza Nvotová Mike MacMillan – Lithium Studios Productions – Canada “I Will Not Go Quietly” Director TBD. Jan Macola – Mimesis Film – Czech Republic “Resurrections” by Petr Vaclav Alan Maher – Marcie Films – Ireland “Chronicle in Time” by Andrew Legge Emily Morgan – Quiddity Films – UK “White” by Emily Young Elli Toivoniemi – Tuffi Films – Finland “Love of Wolves” by Zaida Bergroth Izabella Tzenkova – Kotva Films – Bulgaria/USA “Serenity” by Aslihan Unaldi Alexander Wadouh – Chromosom Films – Germany “Mission” Director TBD Michael Wrenn – Invisible Republic – Australia “These Kingdoms” by Shane Danielsen
Advanced Development Workshop with the ACE 28 Producers
We were then joined by other ACE consultants to discuss the producers’ projects, both on the creative and financial sides.

Testimonials for The ACE Producers 3-day Advanced Development Workshop:

Very inspiring and thoughtful.

One of the best workshops regarding script structure I’ve attended. It really makes you review and research what you know about books like Mckee, Field etc. The books that I’ve been related to at my studies. Really enjoyed it and will try to convey it to my work with films I produce and students I tutor. Very inspiring and thoughtful. Thank you Emmanuel! [Advanced Development Workshop (ACE 26)]

Jelena Mitrovic

Impressive knowledge!

I had the pleasure to attend two of Emmanuel’s workshops. His knowledge about the different screenwriting approaches is impressive and enables him to recombine and rethink them to a new approach. I highly appreciate his work no matter if you already know a lot about screenplays or not. [Advanced Development Workshop (ACE 27)]

Arash T. Riahi

The most inspiring developing session I have ever taken part in.

Without doubt the most inspiring developing session I have ever taken part in. Emmanuel is not only a very good speaker – but manages to use practical examples and group discussion to give the participants a very clear understanding of his thoughts on drama. Less dogmatic than McKee and Field he aims at giving the creative a tool box of dramatic elements rather than a formula for success. I strongly recommend this workshop to both writers, producers and funding bodies. Well done! [Advanced Development Workshop (ACE 26)]

Frederick Peter Howard

A really useful and inspiring seminar!

Thanks for a really useful and inspiring seminar – I have attended a number of development training courses in the past, so wasn’t sure whether I would learn very much that was new. As it happens, I learned a huge amount and feel much more confident about going back into the development process with a brand new toolbox. [Advanced Development Workshop (ACE 24)]

Alison Sterling
Producer, Ignition Films
Many thanks to Jacobine van der Vloed (ACE Director & Head of Studies) and Antoine Simkine (ACE President) for their kind invitation and to everyone involved for making this experience another memorable one! For more information on the ACE 28 producers, please click on either of the group pictures above. For more information on the ACE Producers network, based in Amsterdam, please click on the logo below: Note: if you've attended this 3-day Advanced Development Workshop in Helsinki, make sure you register before the end of October 2018 to access the online documentation. Detailed instructions are available here.
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