Mentors & Experts

During the workshop week, ProPro invites high level experts from all over Europe to facilitate an exchange of know-how and encourage future co-operations.

Each participant is matched with a mentor: an experienced European producer, who will support them regarding practical aspects of their company, career, and project. This includes general positioning, target groups, budgeting, (international) financing, and distribution; and can also focus on a more general evaluation of one’s company/career strategy as well as future projects.

Three to six months after the workshop week, the participants can arrange a follow up meeting or Skype chat to discuss what progress they have made in the meantime, next steps and problems that may arise.

Besides that, more Austrian and international industry insiders are invited as speakers for lectures and panels.

 

The 2017 Mentors are:

Gabriela Bacher
Gabriela Bacher
Producer/ CEO Film House Germany
Germany/US

Kate Leys
Script Editor, Producer, Writer
UK

Katrin Schlösser
Producer, Professor of Creative Film and Television Productions, Filmmaker
AT

Ewa Puszczyńska
Producer, Head of Extreme Emotions, Lecturer
PL

Sylvia Stevens
Producer, Faction Films
UK

 

The 2017 Experts are:

Linda Beath
Linda Beath
Business Consultant/ Film Financing Expert
CEO Ideal Filmworks Italia
Italy/Canada

Els Vandevorst
Producer, N279 Entertainment, Isabella Films
NL

Valerie Fischer
Producer, CEO Cobra Film
CH

Stephanie Fuchs
Servicing and Marketing, Autlook Filmsales
AT

Bongiwe Selane
Producer
ZAF

Andrea Willson
Producer and Screenwriter
DE

 

The 2017 Business Coaches are:

Christine Bauer-Jelinek
Business Coach, author and international authority on power competence
AT

Cornelia Jaksch
Consultant and Interim Managerin
AT

Sonja Zant
Business Coach, Consultant, and Service Designer
frauenwirtschaftswunder.at and coachingsalon
AT

 

The 2017 Panel Guests are:

Salma Abdalla
Salma Abdalla
CEO AUTLOOK Filmsales, Austria
AT

Rebekka Garrido
Director connecting cottbus
Producer and CEO Manderley Films
DE

Alfred Grinschgl
Managing Director of the Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications, Vienna, Austria
AT

Nina Kusturica
Director, Editor, Writer and Producer
AT

Michael Lehmann
Chairman of the Management Board
DE

Klaus Lintschinger
Senior Editor Television Films ORF
Lecturer at Vienna Film Academy
AT

Sharon Nuni
Head of Documentary / Arts and Culture in ORF
AT

Katharina Schenk
Head of Series (Fiction dpt./ORF), Commissioning editor, Script editor, Producer
AT

Beate Thalberg
Commissioning Editor ORF/3sat
AT

Connie Walther
Director and Screenwriter
AT

Christiana Wertz
Head of Film Fund & Commission at IDM
IT

Iris Zappe-Heller
Iris Zappe-Heller
Gender Issues, Austrian Film Institute
AT

Kathrin Zechner
Kathrin Zechner
Head of Television Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Austria
AT