Animation Producer course

The Animation Producer course will encompass the different roles an animation producer must take on in order to develop, finance, produce and distribute animated feature films or TV series. The workshop is also designed to help you understand which kind of producer you are and how to reach your goals. The course will consist of lectures, case studies, group work and one-on-one sessions with tutors, consultants and decision makers.

Through lectures and case studies by Danish and international producers, participants will learn about choosing the right projects (target audience, style and format), according to a company’s strategies/editorial lines, about the life cycle of a project (co-production, rights, and actual production), and gain valuable insights into topics such as public and private financing in Denmark and internationally, running a company (accounting, administration, salaries etc.), working with distributors/broadcasters, clients, identifying and cultivating talents, understanding various media platforms, as well as technical pipelines and their respective potential. Understanding the legal aspects of co-production, marketing, pitching, packaging and more.

The first week will focus on getting to know the participants’ wants and needs while following a number of case studies and completing small assignments in groups.

The second week will be focusing more on the participants’ individual projects, companies and careers. Participants will be divided into two groups – one focusing on TV series and one focusing on feature films – and there will be two parallel sets of lectures. Decision makers (commissioning editors, national and regional media funds, sales agents, etc.) will join the participants to discuss their projects during this week.

Instructors include:
-Erik Wilstrup, CEO and executive producer - Wil film Aps
-Therese Sachse, production manager and line producer (Lego Star Wars, Jungledyret Hugo etc.)
- Ellen Riis, producer
- Irene Sparre, Executive Producer
- Tor Fruergaard, Show Runner, Director, Script Writer
- Katrine Schlüter Schierbeck, Audiovisual Lawyers
- Lilian Klages, CEO of Zooper Film
- Charlotte de la Gournerie, executive producer and co-founder of Sun Creature

Title: Animation Producer
Language: English
Credits: none
Duration of the program: 2x1 week
Next program: 
Week 1: August 16-20, 2021
Week 2: November 8-12, 2021
For your planning: There will be an assignment between the two course weeks
Application deadline: June 1, 2021
Place: The Animation Workshop/VIA University College Kasernevej 5, 8800 Viborg, Denmark
Fee: 12.000 DKK or 1615 EUR
COVID-19: Should it due to COVID-19 not be possible to run the course physically at campus, we prepare and offer an alternative, online solution

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The Animation Producer course is co-funded by The Danish Film Institute.