Script Pool Tallinn Jury Members and Mentors Bring Outstanding Experience and Advice

Script Pool Tallinn, taking place for the 4th time this year as part of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, announces the members of the jury including Julie Hodge from Fremantle, Patrick Fisher from Creative Capital and producer Patrik Andersson.

All participants attending the competition will also have an opportunity to receive one-to-one feedback from the jury members about their project.

Triin Tramberg, Manager of Script Pool Tallinn: “We are really proud and happy to have such outstanding jury members involved in Script Pool Tallinn. I am sure the participants of the program will receive valuable feedback to their ideas and insight how to create and present a genuinely interesting script and how to bring the film idea into reality. We aim to have Script Pool Tallinn as a stepping-stone for all the participants attending.”

Script Pool Tallinn, consisting of two separate categories – film and drama scripts – gathers talented scriptwriters with producers attached and provides them support enhancing the script and maximizing its production and distribution potential. The juries for both categories include acknowledged experts in the film and/or drama field. The Script Pool TV/drama jury includes Julie Hodge (Fremantle, Editorial Director at Global Drama), Anna Katharina Brehm (Production and Content Director at Seriencamp Conference) and Toomas Ili (Head Of Content Acquisitions, Elisa). The jury of Script Pool Film includes Patrick Fisher (managing director of Creative Capital), Patrik Andersson (Producer of Midsommar 2019, Euphoria 2017) and Agathe Maurac (Head of International Sales at Pyramide International).

Call for projects in 2020 is open until September, 25, when a jury selects up to six projects (feature films and drama separately) to take part in the final script contest, including preparatory workshops, meeting with the international jury, and public pitch.

Script Pool Tallinn program also involves internationally recognised marketing and distribution consultant Deborah Rowland act as a pitching mentor – all participants will have a private online one-to-one meeting with her. In addition Roland will also hold a public workshop “Don’t Sabotage Your Own Film!“ open to all attendees of Industry@Tallinn&Baltic Event. During the workshop she will look into the biggest mistakes she sees filmmakers making while preparing for release. She will also share guidance on how to give the film the best chance of success when it comes to marketing and distribution.

Rowland runs We Are The Tonic, an entrepreneurial marketing and distribution consultancy, delivers an MA in Marketing, Distribution, Sales and Exhibition at the UK National Film and Television School, and is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Exeter. Previously she has held senior positions at Koch Media, Curzon Artificial Eye, Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, Icon Film Distribution, Contender/EOne and The Pearson Group. Rowland has managed the campaigns for hundreds of films, including: A Separation , Amour, Melancholia and We Need To Talk About Kevin.

Swedish screenwriter and script consultant Marietta von Hausswolff has agreed to act as a script doctor for Script Pool Film. She is a director and creative producer for the company Automat, MotherOfSons and has independently consulted filmmakers from around 50 countries, for labs like Torino Film Lab, Venice Biennale College, Feature Expanded, Bridging the Dragon, Binger, Cinelink Drama Sarajevo and Sundance Labs.

Script Pool Tallinn has been an important stepping stone for several projects. Just recently it was announced that the production of Script Pool 2017 project Monica by Andrea Pallaoro and Orlando Tirado is scheduled to begin at the end of the year with Trace Lysette, Patricia Clarkson, Anna Paquin & Adriana Barraza starring in the drama. The film will be produced by Christina Dow (Hannah), Eleonora Granata (Medeas), Marina Marzotto (5 Is The Perfect Number), Gina Resnick (Medeas), Christina Sibul (Thirteen) and BAFTA-winning producer Karen Tenkhoff (The Motorcycle Diaries).