Reports

J-Pitch@Cannes2008

Date: March 3 – 19, 2008
Place: Producers Network, Cannes International Film Festival

Producers Network is not Project Market which selects the projects and arranges the business meetings for participants, but the place for producers to aim to make network all over the world. More than 500 producers register to Producers Network. In 2008, J-Pitch sent six producers.

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Overview

Producers Network is the networking place for producers who don’t have project not like other project market, and its office doesn’t arrange any meeting. However, the Breakfast Meeting held on every morning is very effective for producers at Cannes where gathering lots of film industry people most in the world and the number of Japanese producers are increasing every year.
J-Pitch held the Project Pitch and Networking Exchange with UniFrance. Japanese projects were highly evaluated by French Producers, and some of Japanese producers had meeting with French producers then.

Program

  • Had three times Breakfast Meeting hosted by Producers Network (Belgian Producers Spotlight, Australian Producers Spotlight, Quebec Producers Spotlight) and three times Happy Hour (hosted by IFP: Independent Feature Project, USA, Strategic Partners, Canada, J-Pitch/Unijapan)
  • Held the Japan-France Co-Production Meeting, project pitching session by 6 producers from Japan 11 producers from France, with UniFrance
  • Held the Coffee Break Meeting participated with international producers and sales agents
  • Opened the Round Table with Japanese experienced producers twice ( Yukie Kito from TOKYO SONATA, Masamichi Sawada from TOKYO!)

Participants

  • Hiroko Akatsu (Synapse Entertainment, Inc)
  • Wataru Furuta (Goggle Inc.)
  • Hisami Kuroiwa (Media Space, Inc.)
  • Mihoko Nakano (Monster Films Inc.)
  • Aimi O (Hirata International)
  • Kaori Sasaki (Paris Eiga Co., LTD)