INDUSTRY@TALLINN & BALTIC EVENT PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME 2019
25.11 TV Beats Forum powered by Elisa
09:00-09:30 Registration & Coffee
09:45-10:30 KEYNOTE – WHEN LOCAL GOES GLOBAL
Global media consultancy K7 Media will unveil their new report on the latest trends in global drama from the perspective of European producers. This keynote presentation will showcase some of the hottest dramas from Europe, and identify recent co-production and partnership models across the region. Girts Licis (Head of Strategy, K7 Media)
10:30-11:15 FIRESIDE CHAT: It All Begins with a Story
The panel focuses on the importance of a story over visual effects and explores the work of scriptwriters and directors of the series by focusing on the rights and obligations of both sides.
11:15-11:45 Coffee break
11:45-12:30 CASE STUDY: ALL THE SINS
A deep dive into the making of Finnish crime drama series All The Sins, co-created and directed by Mika Ronkainen. We follow the project from pitch to screen, including what the plans are for season two.
12:30-13:00 ELISA’S OUTLOOK
Leading communications company Elisa unveils its new spy thriller Reetur, which is the first Estonian original VOD series produced by Elisa. With this series and others, how is Elisa impacting the market in Estonia, Finland and beyond?
13:00-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-14:45 FIRESIDE CHAT: Production Music Licencing – 101*
West One Music Moderator: Michael Paert
14:45-15:45 CASE STUDY: Jussi Jaakonaho (All The Sins)*
Is there any difference between film and drama series music? “All the Sins” composer Juss Jaakonaho shares his experience.
15:45-16:15 Coffee break
16:15-17:00 DISCUSSION: EASTERN PROMISES: TRENDS FROM RUSSIA AND UKRAINE
This panel of experts examines how the market is evolving in Eastern Europe, looking at co-production opportunities, political sensitivities, and the performance of linear TV in comparison to other platforms. Valery Fedorovich (producer), Evgeni Nikishov (TV3 & Premier Studios), Maria Grechishnikova (VP, Sales, International Projects, Star Media)
Moderator: Kathleen McInnis
17:00-17:30 KEYNOTE: TRENDS IN DRAMA FINANCING AND CO-PRODUCTIONS
A look at how European and international TV series are being financed in 2019 and beyond, and why co-productions are essential. How is the rise of the platforms impacting TV financing and production? Marike Muselaers (Co-CEO; Lumier)
*In collaboration with Music Meets Film
Nordic Hotel Forum (Viru väljak 3, Tallinn)
9:00 Registration & coffee
9:30-9:45 Opening of Music Meets Film 2019
Opening words by Michael Pärt, Music Producer and Editor
9:45-11:15 Open panel “Current Scoring Trends & Future Directions”
Composers Richard Harvey, Tom Player, Mihkel Zilmer and Jussi Jaakonaho will share their experiences from their extensive Film – and TV scoring careers, and delve into a broader discussion on current scoring trends and the future direction of the industry.
Panel moderated by Music Producer Michael Pärt.
11:15–11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:15 “Production Music Options for Composers”
Composer and production company West One Music founder Richard Harvey lays out a composer’s playing field options. Making original music and production music co-exist.
14:00-14:45 Discussion panel “Production Music Licensing 101“ laid out by West One Music representative, moderated by Michael Pärt.
14:45-15:45 Case Study: Jussi Jaakonaho (All The Sins)
Jussi Jaakonaho shares his experience on his recent project, Finnish crime drama series All The Sinsandanalyses a scene.
This is a closed workshop session, come listen to the POWR Public Presentation on Thursday 28 of November.
09:00-18:15 ScriptPool FILM Workshop
26.11 TV Beats Forum powered by Elisa
09:30-10:00 PRESENTATION: THE BALTIC ADVANTAGE
A look at how shooting in the Baltics offers low cost and high efficiencies. The presentation about successful TV dramas from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia will be followed by the launch of a new print publication about working in the Baltics. Ilmar Raag
10:00-11:20 PITCHING SESSION: Script Pool Tallinn finalists pitch their projects
11:20-12:00 Coffee break & networking
12:00-12:30 FIRESIDE CHAT: ICELAND HEATS UP
The tiny nation of Iceland punches above its weight in the creative industries, and TV drama is the latest sector to see an international boom. Leading Icelandic producer and production services company Truenorth discusses the changes in local TV production and co-production and offers a case study of the first Icelandic Netflix Original series, The Valhalla Murders, which will launch in January. Kristinn Thordarson (Head of production) Truenorth David Oskar Olafsson (producer and director) Moderator: Wendy Mitchell
12:30-13:15 CASE STUDY: CHERNOBYL
The groundbreaking HBO series Chernobyl has put Lithuania on the map in a new way. Lineta Miseikyte, the Lithuanian producer of the award-winning show, shares her experience and lessons learned from this international co-production. Lineta Miseikyte (producer, Baltic Film Services) Moderator: Kathleen McInnis
13:15-14:15 Lunch break
14:15-15:00 DISCUSSION: BRAVE NEW WORLD
With the TV landscape changing rapidly month by month, what do the experts predict will happen in the next five years? What place will linear TV have compared to the rise of the platforms? How will this distribution evolution affect finance and production? How long can this golden age of scripted drama last?
15:00-15:30 FIRESIDE CHAT WITH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
How has this leading channel evolved since its beginnings and what does the future hold? How do National Geographic executives see the future of non-scripted factual series and science programmes? Sille Ruus (Marketing and PR manager for Baltics, Fox International Channels) Moderator: Kathleen McInnis
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:00 CASE STUDY: CALL CENTER
An exclusive sneak peak at the TV3 and Premier Studios drama series Call Center. The creators talk about creating content specifically for the Russian VOD market.
16:30-17:00 CASE STUDY: THE FEED
This panel offers a sneak preview of the new Amazon Prime series The Feed, a London-set psychological thriller from The Walking Dead writer Channing Powell. Learn about how this production as set up with Studio Lambert, Liberty Global and All3Media. Stephen Driscoll (EVP EMEA & European Co-Productions, all3media international); Laura White (Acquisitions Executive – Scripted, all3media international) Debra Bergg (Sales Manager, all3media international) Moderator: Kathleen McInnis
This is a closed workshop session, come listen to the POWR Public Presentation on Thursday 28 of November.
10.00 – 15.00 Speed dating session: local actors with casting directors
10.00 – 12.30 Photo Shoot Black Nights Stars
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch
14.30 – 17.00 One-on-One meetings with casting directors and casting agents. (BNS only)
17.30 – 19.00 Presentation Henneman Agency “What is and how does Packaging actually work”. (BNS and Industry guests)
Arvo Pärt Centre, Laulasmaa
NB! On Tuesday 26. November at Arvo Pärt Centre, pre-registration required through tickets purchase. Deadline Friday, 22 November.
9:45 Gathering in Nordic Hotel Forum lobby (Viru väljak 3, Tallinn)
10:00 Buses to the Arvo Pärt Centre in Laulasmaa
11:00-11:30 Introduction to the Arvo Pärt Centre
11:30-13:00 Forensic Musicologist Peter Oxendale on Copyright and Temp Score Love
Internationally-renowned British forensic musicologist and copyright infringement specialist Peter Oxendale sets the record straight on why the music industry and the law are out of sync with each other. We will hear about common copyright misconceptions, the myth of the so-called 3 – or 8 – note rule, and about style-alikes – soundalikes and passing off. Oxendale will also look into the director’s dilemma of “Temp Love” and the plagiarism that often follows. Discussion moderated by British Film Composer Tom Player.
13:45-14:45 Case Study: Richard Harvey – Historic and Ethnic Instruments in Film Music
Multi-instrumentalist and composer Richard Harvey will introduce the emotional narrative and practical context of historic and ethnic instruments in film music – and how these connect to his career – starting off as an instrumentalist and becoming a film composer.
15:00–16:00 Case Study: Truth and Justice (“Tõde ja õigus”) composition workflow with Mihkel Zilmer
Film and interactive media composer Mihkel Zilmer shares insight into his creative process from conception to final product – from creating a palette, to script-inspired conceptual composition, the dialogue between composer and editor, and the cooperation between music and sound departments.
16:15-17:15 Case Study: Michael J McEvoy – Themes and developing one’s own compositional voice
American Multi-instrumentalist and composer Michael McEvoy shares his creative world, spanning Classical film and TV scoring through to Jazz. Through material from his recent projects, feature film “Finding your feet” (2018) as well as feature-length documentary “The Jazz Ambassadors” (2018), McEvoy will give us an insight into his workflow, his thematic approach within his scores and developing a compositional voice – across multiple projects and collaborators.
18:00 – 19:30 Film screening “Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound” (2019), Director Midge Costin
A feature-length documentary exploring the art, history, and aesthetics of sound in film, and by extension, sound on Earth. Examining how visionary directors work with sound designers to create the most exciting cinematic experiences. Also, featuring the latest discoveries and advances in sound technology to learn how sounds transform the cinematic experience.
Duration: 1h 34 min
Ca 19:45 Buses back to Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum
This is a closed workshop session. ScriptPool Public Presentation takes place on November 29 at 9:30 in room Arcturus.
European Film Forum Tallinn 2019: Industry (R)Evolution: Debating Tech, Streaming, and Future Talent for European Cinema*
Nordic Hotel Forum, Tallinn
Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (Tatari 13, Tallinn)
9:45 Registration & coffee
10:00 – 11:00 Masterclass “How you go from being an instrumentalist to a composer of film music“ by Richard Harvey
11:00-12:00 Masterclass “Composing in the physical and virtual world”
Tom Player (Lost Track Production) leads a talk focusing on Physical vs. Virtual instruments, live performance vs. programmed music and composing in a traditional sense vs. “composing for film and TV”.
12:00 – 12:15 Coffee break
12:15 – 13:15 “Music spotting for film” by Mihkel Zilmer
Composer Mihkel Zilmer will share his experience from score spotting sessions with directors – be it stories of success or failure. How to read a director? How to find the correct stylistic angle?
MEDIA lounge is special area during industry events where accredited industry guests can stop by, organize meetings, have a business talk and a cup of coffee.
Creative Europe is the European Commission’s framework programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors. MEDIA sub-programme supports audiovisual sector initiatives, such as promoting the development, distribution, or access to audiovisual works. For questions and assistance related to the programme Creative Europe Desks are in place in every participating country. MEDIA lounge is hosted by Nordic and Baltic MEDIA Desks, they will be available to assist and share information.
Agenda of MEDIA related events, cocktails, presentations happening at the lounge will be available on spot.
MEDIA Lounge is open from November 27 – 29 at 9:00 AM until 19:00 PM.
This is a closed workshop session. Come listen to our POWR Public Presentation on November 29 at 10:30 in room Arcturus!