Scouting Agents is a Creative Gate initiative established to train screenwriters, cinematographers, production designers and other creatives to prepare and pitch their work to international agents.
In 2018, preliminary Q&As took place with agents representing creatives.
In 2019, a separate programme was offered for Estonian screenwriters – a lecture on working in a writers’ room in collaboration with TV Beats Forum by experienced series writer Ben Harris, pitching training by writer and coach Michaela Sabo in collaboration with Script Pool Tallinn, and speed-dating with agents from the UK and Germany.
Production and costume designers, make-up artists, and visual effect artists had the opportunity of participating in EFA Masterclasses in Fotografiska Tallinn and the Estonian Academy of Arts.
A masterclass by the with two-time Academy Award nominee Dante Spinotti was offered to cinematographers.