TV Beats Co-Financing Market Rules & Regulations

TV Beats Co-Financing Market is the drama series strand of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, taking place annually during the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. Inviting leading broadcasters, VOD platforms, producers, screenwriters, and other industry professionals, TV Beats is the place to meet and connect with international key players in the drama series industry. In 2024, the TV Beats Co-Financing Market dates are November 18–19, whereas all the Industry events run November 18–22.

TV Beats Co-Financing Market aims to present high-quality drama series projects with international sales and distribution potential. The Co-Financing Market gives the project presenters the opportunity to organise meetings with financiers, partners and broadcasters. In 2024, 8 drama series projects in development, looking for different kinds of partnerships, will be presented in the programme. Selection of prizes will be awarded for the best projects in the market.

TV BEATS CO-FINANCING MARKET RULES AND REGULATIONS

AIMS AND BACKGROUND

The annual TV Beats Co-Financing Market (hereinafter Co-Financing Market) aims to present high-quality drama series projects with international sales and distribution potential. It also strives to increase competitiveness, facilitate networking, and promote local industry professionals, opportunities and service providers. The Co-Financing Market will present 8 series projects in development. The project presenters will have the opportunity to organise meetings with financiers, partners and broadcasters.

GOALS

FORMAT
Participants of the Co-Financing Market will have the opportunity to pitch their projects and have industry meetings during their stay in Tallinn. Participants can get direct feedback from the international jury, participate in TV Beats masterclasses and listen to different panels and discussions taking place during the TV Beats Forum.

OVERALL CONDITIONS FOR APPLYING TO THE TV BEATS CO-FINANCING MARKET

Teams consisting of producer, screenwriter and/or director can apply, providing a complete bible for the series. The Applicants must fill out the Online Submission Form of TV Beats Co-Financing Market to submit their Project and provide all the requested information and documents from May 9th to June 30th, 2024. Late applications will not be taken into consideration.

In order for a Project to qualify, it has to meet all of the following conditions.

Documents to be provided with the TV Beats Co-Financing Market Application:

Additional documents to be provided when applying for the Eurimages Series Co-production Development Award:

OVERALL CONDITIONS FOR APPLYING FOR EURIMAGES SERIES CO-PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT AWARD

SPECIAL CONDITIONS
Representatives of selected Projects are subject to a discounted Participation Fee:

The Participation Fee includes:

PROCEEDINGS AND PROJECT SELECTION

All properly filled and complete applications shall be reviewed by the Selection Committee composed of experts appointed by the management of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event. A maximum of 8 projects will be selected to take part in the final project presentation.

Main selection criteria:

The final selection of the projects will be announced by September 15th at the latest directly to the participants as well as communicated further via the festival/industry press. Submission of the project is considered as acceptance of special conditions.

RIGHTS AND THE CHAIN OF TITLE

The Applicant guarantees that it holds the rights relating to the Series Project for which the Application is being submitted. In case the Series Project has numerous producers, they have to elect one producer to represent them in relations with the TV Beats Co-Financing Market and serve as the Applicant regarding these Regulations.

In case the Applicant is the author of the Series Project, and it is a case of a project co-authorship, the Applicant is required to possess settled property relations over the Series Project, as well as an authorization of representation from the other authors. The competent law for regulating copyrights related to these Regulations is the Law on Copyright of the Republic of Estonia.

APPLICANT’S OBLIGATIONS DURING INDUSTRY@TALLINN & BALTIC EVENT

Each Applicant chosen to participate in Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event is required to cooperate with the employees and persons of responsibility of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event during its entire course. In case the Participant violates any of their obligations stated in Rules & Regulations, which they had accepted by submitting the Application Form, Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event management may disqualify the Applicant from further participation in the event.

APPLICANT’S OBLIGATIONS AFTER THE COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT

In the event the Applicant’s Project is approved for the TV Beats Co-Financing Market, the Applicant guarantees the following:

GENDER EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION POLICY

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event as the industry platform of the Tallinn Black Nights Festival is committed to promoting gender equality, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work and programmes, including the TV Beats Co-Financing Market. We believe that everyone should have equal opportunities to participate in our events and activities, regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, or other personal characteristics.

We are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment that values diversity and promotes mutual respect and understanding. We promote gender equality, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work, including the planning, organisation, and delivery of events and activities, and believe that diversity is a strength and that everyone should have equal opportunities to participate in our events and activities.

We expect all participants in our events and activities to behave in a respectful and professional manner, and to refrain from any behaviour that is discriminatory, harassing, or offensive. This includes but is not limited to behaviour that is based on a person's gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, or other personal characteristics. We will not tolerate any behaviour that violates our policy and reserve the right to take appropriate action, including expulsion from the event.

FINAL PROVISIONS

The Applicant guarantees that all the presented information in the submitted application is correct. Regarding all matters not expressly settled by these Regulations, the current regulations of Estonia and its entities and good business practices are to be applied. Any amendments and supplements to these Regulations shall be made by Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event management. By submitting an Application, the Applicant agrees to all provisions of these Regulations. These Regulations come into effect from the day of their publishing on the webpage http://industry.poff.ee/, and are effective beginning on the 9th of May 2024.

Approved by Marge Liiske,
Head of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event