Access: Producer training project to kick off in Tunisia

Twenty-five producers from the South Mediterranean will start learning this month how to best access the film market in a digital age

Grant Project Activities, Tunisia

Access: Producer training project to kick off in Tunisia

Euromed Audiovisual announces the upcoming launch of AccessMbs 2012, a project co funded by the EU to boost South Mediterranean producers' Access to Markets in the Digital Era, next March 20 in Tunisia.  

ACCESS is a project-based professional training initiative for South Mediterranean film and documentary producers from the ENPI South countries: Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and the Palestine Authorities.

Between the 20 to 25 of March, 25 producers, selected from 50 applicants, will gain detailed insight into various aspects of the profession, including development strategies, production financing, coproduction, deal terms, and legal issues, marketing, distribution, and digital media.

ACCESS consists of a series of plenary sessions, group tutorials, one-to-one meetings, case studies, and online consultancy and training sessions. All are to be designed and delivered by key players in the Mediterranean audiovisual industry, to include Diane Aractingi (Fantascope Production, Lebanon), Dionyssis Samiotis (Tanweer Alliances, Greece), Hala Galal (SEMAT, Egypt) and Dima al-Joundi (Crystal Films, Lebanon) amongst others.

The ACCESS programme is divided into three modules. 

The first residential training module will take place in Tunis from March 20 to 25, and will be focused on project development techniques, financing, co-production, legal affairs, deal terms and negotiation skills. 

The programme will follow in July with a ten-day online training and consultancy module to enable participants to finalise their project financing plans and production strategies, and to begin to prepare a digital and communication strategy. 

The third and last module will be held in Jordan in October and will focus on marketing, distribution, digital media, and communication skills.

The Media Business School (Spain) is to deliver the course in collaboration with its partners: Sud Ecriture (Tunisia), RSICA (Jordan), and APIMED (Spain) and with the financial support of the Euromed Audiovisual Programme of the European Union.

For more information about ACCESS 2012, or the next ACCESS training cycle (scheduled in 2013), please contact Laura Almellones - Course Coordinator at access@mediaschool.org or visit www.euromed.mediaschool.org

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