efm variety

Variety and EFM are hosting a debate on new approaches to finance and content based on needs and opportunities: Contained-budget production in France, evolving film finance options in Germany, the overhaul of Europe’s incentive systems, still building markets – think Russia and Latin America - and the good news around films like "Amour" and "The Intouchables" that are creating positive brand identities for European films.

The panel will be moderated by John Hopewell (Variety).


  • Jean-Baptiste Babin, Managing Partner, Backup Media Group (France)
  • Leonardo M. Barros, Conspiração Filmes (Brazil)
  • Martin Moszkowicz, Member of the Board, Film & Television, Constantin Film (Germany)
  • Catherine Mtsitouridze, Roskino CEO (Russia)

Venue and Time 
Gropius Mirror Restaurant
Niederkirchnerstraße, across from the Martin-Gropius-Bau
4:30-5:30 pm (one hour debate followed by networking cocktail)

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