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EFP Unveils Lineup for Producers Lab Toronto

24 producers from Europe, Canada, Australia, NZ to join program

LONDON — European Film Promotion and its partners have unveiled the 24 participants who will take part in the 4th edish of Producers Lab Toronto, a trans-Atlantic networking platform that runs Sept. 4-7 during the Toronto Film Festival.

The lineup includes 10 producers each from Europe and Canada, with another four from Australia and New Zealand, which are the guest countries this year.

EFP is staging the event in partnership with the Ontario Media Development Corporation, the Toronto festival, Screen Australia and the New Zealand Film Commission.

Participants will take part in pitching sessions, case studies and roundtables, and various networking events with key people from the industry.

European participants are selected by the EFP network from the alumni of its Cannes-based networking platform Producers on the Move. Canadian producers are chosen by OMDC and the festival from an open call, while Screen Australia and New Zealand Film Commission select the participants from their countries.

Producers Lab Toronto has assisted in the development of several European-Canadian co-productions over the past few years. Twenty-one projects were discussed in 2011, and 25 last year.

EUROPEAN PARTICIPANTS
Pandora da Cunha Telles, Ukbar Filmes (Portugal)
Yael Fogiel, Les Films du Poisson (France)
David Grumbach, Juliette Films (Luxembourg)
Katie Holly, Bl!nder Films (Ireland)
Sinisa Juricic, Nukleus Film (Croatia)
Leila Lyytikainen, Fisher King Production (Finland)
Kim Magnusson, Dansk Film Kompagni (Denmark)
David Matamoros, Zentropa International (Spain)
Leontine Petit, Lemming Film (The Netherlands)
Adrian Sturges, Picture Farm (U.K.)

CANADIAN PARTICIPANTS
Matthew Cervi, Mad Samurai Productions
Anne-Marie Gelinas, EMAfilms
Jennifer Holness, Hungry Eyes Film & Television
Alex Lalonde, First Generation Films
Gerry Lattmann, The Dot Film Company
Mark Montefiore, Montefiore Films
Amber Ripley, Foundation Features
Julia Sereny, Sienna Films
Anna Stratton, Triptych Media
Ingrid Veninger, pUNK Films

AUSTRALIAN PARTICIPANTS
Melanie Coombs, Optimism Film
Mathew Dabner, Gate 41

NEW ZEALAND’S PARTICIPANTS
Fiona Copland, Filmwork
Robin Laing, StellaFilm

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