Ewa Puszczyńska, the producer behind Pawel Pawlikowski’s Oscar-winner "Ida" and the director's Cannes best director award winner and Toronto Film Festival entry "Cold War," is setting up a new production company, NEM Corp., with Klaudia Śmieja, the producer of Claire Denis’ Toronto film “High Life” and Agnieszka Holland's upcoming "Gareth Jones," and sales agent Jan Naszewski’s New Europe Film Sales.NEM Corp. intends to attract “prestigious international film projects” to Poland, both as co-productions and service work, as well as develop...
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Puszczyńska, whose producing credits include BAFTA and Oscar winner “Ida” and triple Oscar nominee “Cold War,” has added a new shingle to her résumé, partnering with producer Klaudia Smieja and sales agent Jan Naszewski to form NEM Corp., hoping to take advantage of Poland’s 30 percent tax incentive. Her other prodco, Extreme Emotions, turned out the likes of Rezo Gigineshvili’s “Hostages,” which premiered in the Berlinale’s Panorama section, and Robert Schwentke’s “The Captain,” which bowed at San Sebastián. Ever prolific, Puszczyńska is currently backing “Fools,” directed by Berlinale Silver Bear winner Tomasz Wasilewski; an untitled Holocaust drama helmed by BAFTA nominee Jonathan Glazer; and “The Oven,” from director Jake Paltrow (yes, that Paltrow). She shares her expertise by lecturing at Lodz and Wajda film schools.