How clear is your concept?

I saw a presentation by Phil Davies (producer of ‘Peppa Pig’) a while back, and one of the things that stuck with me was this: In the early days of their studio, when they developed many concepts, they would put them to this test: After writing a brief synopsis of the show idea, how easily would […]

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6 predictions for 2016

I figured it would be a fun thought exercise to create a deck with 6 predictions for the new year. They’re all written from an animation producer’s point of view, and tie into my presentation at Cartoon Digital in Luxembourg in December last year. [slideshare id=56740716&doc=6predictionsfor2016-160106134926] I’ve gone into more detail on each prediction in […]

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Ebook: Coproducing with Germany

I have just finished work on my first ebook, called “Coproducing with Germany – how to plan a film project with German involvement”. You can download it for free here. It is designed to help filmmakers in their quest to secure film financing for their productions. The ebook is filled with practical advice, expert interviews […]

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Are test screenings feasible for European productions?

Here’s a good article on Variety about how marketing concerns have started to play a bigger role in European productions. The attitudes are changing, even though European film remains a more ‘artistic’ affair than Hollywood or Bollywood productions. The idea to use test screenings for animated projects is interesting, but tricky. With European budgets, there […]

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Summary of the German animation market

Leading up to the release of my ebook on coproducing with German companies, I wanted to share this look into the German animation distribution market with you. This information was gathered from a presentation by Benjamina Mirnik, Head of Acquisitions and Coproductions at Universum Film, given at the Cartoon Masters Feature event in Munich last […]

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