The need for money to invest into the production of audiovisual content and feature film has never been greater. Today, in order to gather the budget to match our ambitions in terms of content and produce high-end fiction, we need to turn ourselves to alternatives ways of financing. How can independent production companies use private equity to fund new and ambitious content? Production fund, cash flow, slate funding, gap loan financing, equity capital financing… what are the different shapes and shades of equity? And how can we address with them the real needs of the sector today?
Cécile Gaget, President of International Production & Distribution, Anton;
Antoine Bodet, Executive Director, Alliance Entreprendre;
Elisa Alvares, Founder, Jacaranda Consultants;
Joyce Zylberberg, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Screen Capital;
Lucia Recalde, Head of Unit Audiovisual Industry and Media Support Programmes in the Directorate-General (DG) for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CONNECT);
Nicolas Parpex, Director of the Creative Industries Hub and Manager, Touch Plan, BPI, France;
Alexandra Lebret, Managing Director, European Producers Club