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Peacefulfish Launches Enter Europe

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by Sydney Levine
May 4, 2013 1:30 PM
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Peacefulfish has long been active in the film financing arena, but now for the first time, they have created Enter Europe, a workshop in financing for European producers to be held twice a year.

 

ENTER EUROPE

A training programme for investors (fund managers, business angels, venture capitalists, bankers, and other financiers) to develop their understanding of the investment needs and opportunities inherent in the European audio-visual sector, enabling these investors to build tailored financial products and services for the audio-visual industry.

Two expert workshops held in June 2013 (Paris) and December 2013 (Bari, Italy) and a six-week intensive, one-on-one online training will enable 10 participants from the 32 MEDIA member countries to make more educated investment and financing decisions and to launch innovative financing products. Top industry experts will guide participants through a unique landscape of European, national, and regional subsidy funds and tax schemes that complement and help mitigate investment risk. For more information please visit www.enter-training.net/eu

Online registration opened on 28 March 2013 and runs until 08 May 2013.

The training is co-funded by the MEDIA Programme, the EU's support programme for the European audio-visual industry. Through its Continuous Training scheme, MEDIA co-finances training initiatives developed by professionals for professional, providing European participants with the opportunity to acquire new skills, to build their network of contacts, and to fine-tune their proposals and projects. Furthermore, MEDIA supports the creation of pan-European networks to help professionals in the audio-visual industry enhance their competence of the international market.

peacefulfish initiated this programme, which runs from January 2013 to December 2013, and also organises the on-site workshops and online training in close collaboration with its project partners Creative Skillset, Le Pole Media, and La Plaine Commune.

Enter Europe has also created a strategic alliance with the Film London Production Finance Market (PFM) to bring together expert audio-visual investors who participate in the renowned PFM market with investors who participate in the training, to exchange financing expertise and to build a strong network of UK-based and pan-European financing and industry professionals.

Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission, says, “Film London looks forward to welcoming the Enter Europe financiers at this year’s PFM, giving them access to the Market’s expert network of investors. The PFM offers a great opportunity for financiers who are new to the UK film industry, to be introduced to established international investors attending the Market.”

ENTER UK 

Another training programme run by peacefulfish, which aims to help financiers and professionals active in the financing sector to identify financing and investment opportunities and to better evaluate risks linked to the British film industry. This scheme is funded by the Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund as part of ‘A Bigger Future 2’, the UK film skills strategy, and starts in July 2013. For more information please visit www.enter-training.net/uk

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  • Murray Schultz | May 5, 2013 4:18 PMReply

    Good news of course for European investors, producers, etc. as everyone could use assistance in this arena with the ever-changing media landscape and all that it demands, but it begs the question that the US is still lagging in its financial support and possibly knowledge, which of course only impacts the independent sector. Or, is it the exact opposite and the US financial sector has significant understanding as is therefore laying low. II suggest it's time for federal initiatives by the US government to get behind the industry by establishing meaningful incentives. The Entertainment Industry as a whole works so hard for the government at all levels when it comes to supporting a multitude of programs to help make a better life for millions of Americans every day, as well it's unprecedented support come election time. Come White House, step up to the plate and at least put us on base; I'm sure we can turn it into a double or possibly a homerun. Sorry for the off-topic rant.

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