April Mullen & Tim Doiron at the Producers Lab during the TIFF’12

Right after the FanExpo in Toronto, Team Brewer will head to the Toronto International Film Festival® for an important producers workshop !

The third edition of Producers Lab Toronto 2012 is set to launch during the TIFF® from September 5 to 8, 2012. Twenty-four hand-picked European and Canadian producers will be looking for co-production partners. This highly-anticipated networking platform has already resulted in 27 projects in active development. The international co-production event is organized by European Film Promotion (EFP) in collaboration with Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and the TIFF®, and backed by the MEDIA Mundus Programme of the European Union. Additional support comes from Eurimages and Telefilm Canada.

12 producers from Europe and 12 from Canada will spend three days during TIFF exchanging stories, ideas and information on funding and co-production on both sides of the Atlantic. The aim is to generate business relationships leading to concrete European-Canadian co-productions, and to increase the visibility of the producers and their projects during the international festival.

Participating producers taking part in the Producers Lab Toronto 2012 program have prior co-production experience and high-quality projects suitable for the international marketplace. European participants are selected by the EFP network from the alumni of their prestigious Cannes-based networking platform “Producers on the Move”.

Located at the heart of the dynamic Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and led by top-level specialists, PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO is also an excellent platform for connecting with key film industry people, international media and European and Canadian film funds. The conference meetings include pitching sessions, case studies and roundtables, as well as VIP meetings and networking events.

European & Canadian participants

Tine Grew Pfeiffer, Alphaville Pictures Copenhagen (Denmark)
Nicole Gerhards, NiKo Film (Germany)
Yorgos Tsourgiannis, Horse Fly Productions (Greece)
Arnar Knútsson, Filmus Productions (Iceland)
Macdara Kelleher, Fastnet Films (Ireland)
Donato Rotunno, Tarantula Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
Els Vandevorst, N279 Entertainment (The Netherlands)
Fernando Vendrell, david & golias (Portugal)
Patricia Fogliato, Enigmatico Films
Aisling Chin-Yee, Prospector Films
Svet Doytchinov, Yantra Films
Sarah Timmins, Corvid Pictures
Yanick Letourneau, Peripheria Productions
Rayne Zukerman, Zazie Films
Daniel Bekerman, Scythia Films
Stephen Traynor, The Film Farm
April Mullen, WANGO Films
Ada Solomon, HiFilm Productions (Romania)
Isona Passola, Massa D’Or Produccions (Spain)
Peter Hiltunen, Illusion Film & Television (Sweden)
Dan Wechsler, Bord Cadre films (Switzerland)
Rajvinder Uppal, At The End Of The Day Productions
Anita K. Sharma, Studio Entertainment
Lauren Grant, Clique Pictures

April Mullen and producing partner Tim Doiron are co-founders of the award winning production company WANGO Films. Mullen‘s latest feature, DEAD BEFORE DAWN 3D, participated in Telefilm’s Perspective Canada Screenings at the Cannes Film Market in France and has recently sold to the US, UK, Germany and Russia. It was also the first fully 100% Canadian feature film to be shot in stereoscopic 3D. WANGO’s previous two features, ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS: THE WAY OF THE TOSSER and GRAVY TRAIN, were released theatrically in Canada and picked up by Alliance Films.

Directing, DEAD BEFORE DAWN 3D confirms April Mullen as the youngest person and first female to ever direct a stereocopic 3D feature film. Tim Doiron and April Mullen are a young creative team and they continue to bring their unique visions from concept to screen.


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