INDUSTRY PANELS

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH AT G LIVELAB

This year’s edition of the Finnish Film Affair will feature three expert industry panels on themes relevant to working and thriving in the international media business.

 

DOING BUSINESS WITH CHINA

10:00-11:30 G Livelab, Yrjönkatu 3

As China builds more and more multiplexes and multitudes flock in to watch movies, there is money to be made and deals to be done. Everyone is trying to crack this emerging market, but some hard facts and sweet opportunities may be lost in translation. Filmmakers who work in China and with China explain it all!

Panelists:

Christiano Bortone / Bridging the Dragon

Wen-Chia Chang / Beijing WD Pictures

Tero Kaukomaa / Iron Sky Universe

Jay Lin / Gravity Pictures, Inc

Francesca Manno / Summerside International

William Pfeiffer / Globalgate Entertainment

 

Moderated by Gudrun Giddings

 

UNVEILING THE CASTING PROCESS

13.00−14.30 G Livelab, Yrjönkatu 3

In this discussion, casting directors and agents will share their insights about all things casting, including – but not limited to – casting processes from script to screen as well as dos and don’ts of casting for actors, producers and directors. We will also talk about what it takes to build an international career as an actor, and how to deal with actors. about auditioning – also based on the Nordic Flair auditions. This panel will cater to the needs of producers, directors and actors.

Panelists:

Richard Cook / Agent / The Lisa Richard Agency

Tim Corrie / DLT

Leo Davis / Casting Director / Just Casting

Tusse Lande / Casting Director / AB Kompani Lande

Debbie McWilliams / Casting Director / Casting Consultancy

Laura Munsterhjelm / Agent / Actors in Scandinavia

 

Moderated by Andrea Reuter

 

PEER-TO-PEER: ALL ACTOR PANEL

15.00−16.30 G Livelab Yrjönkatu 3

In this candid peer-to-peer panel, internationally working Nordic actors and actresses will share the joys, challenges and anecdotes of pursuing an international career – globe-trotting, jetlag, inspiration and perspiration, the paradox of flashing lights on the red carpet, and the often not-so-glamorous daily life in casting suites and on sets.

Panelists:

Hanna Alström / Sweden (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, A Place in the Sun)

Edvin Endre / Sweden (Vikings, Fortitude, Moominvalley)

Amalia Holm / Sweden/Norway (Alena, The Eternal Road, Playground)

Rune Temte / Norway (Captain Marvel, The Last Kingdom, Eddie the Eagle)

Samuli Vauramo / Finland (The American, Bunraku, Autumn Blood)

 

Moderated by Mikko Leppilampi