The Film Market’s new feature at WOMEX 2005: Pitching Session

Vienna, Austria – the International Music & Media Centre (IMZ) is
organizing a Pitching Session for audiovisual co-productions at Womex,
whose function will be to foster the setting up of co-productions (between
producers, between producers and directors, between TV channels and producers)
by creating a space for contacts, discussion and negotiation devoted to all
actors and partners involved in the production of World Music films and videos.

Proposals for co-productions will have to adopt the approach of the general
audiovisual programs market with regard to legal and financial matters as well
as contents and commercial relations. Apart from the setting up and financing of
projects, the purpose of this session is to create progress in the conditions
and practices governing the production of audiovisual work (prices, bases for
co-production agreements, nature of the markets, and so on) in order to provide
an improved basis for relational networks in this area of the market of such
work. IMZ will invite commissioning editors, senior producers, distributors and other
financiers, who will provide feedback on both the creative strengths of the
project and the business plan for its financing.

A jury will select the 5 best co-production proposals and these will be the
subject of a 15-minute presentation and discussion with experts.
Further information at www.imz.at.

Author: World Music Central News Department

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