London-based producer Nadine Luque has been appointed director of the Film Business School, a twice-yearly training course for established European film producers.
She takes over from Brit producer Jonathan Olsberg.
The FBS is run by the Madrid-based Media Business School, which is part of the E.U. Media Program. The summer session runs June 26-29 in Ronda, Spain. The winter session will take place Nov. 27-30.
The three-day course offers attending producers intense counseling on a project which they have in development.
Past participants include Domenico Procacci, Judy Counihan, Cat Villiers and Dominique Janne.
“Jonathan has done a phenomenal job in laying very, very solid foundations for what I think — and I think a lot of people would agree with me — is probably the most professional course currently available for producers,” Luque said.
Tutors at this June’s event will include Fandango’s Procacci, El Deseo’s Michel Ruben, German talent agent Sigfrid Narjes, the Film Consortium’s Chris Auty, and Libby Saville and Jacqueline Hurt from London-based lawyers Olswang, which will provide in-depth documentation.
Per Luque, the course will broaden its participant base to include not only indie producers but also company, broadcaster and film fund execs.
“Executives working within organizations don’t always fully appreciate the problems independent producers have,” said Luque.
Luque previously worked as head of development and production at Lolafilms UK (John Malkovich’s “The Dancer Upstairs”). Prior to that, she set up the Arista Story Editor workshops.
The MBS also organizes a Mega-Media Master’s in European Audiovisual Management, film marketing and distribution course MD2002 and the Television Business School.