A special feature of the film Market since 2004 has been the Producers Network, set up by Market Director Jerome Paillard. The purpose of the Network is to act as a link between producers and help them put together international co-productions. Three types of events have been created to promote these encounters: Breakfasts where ten producers spend two hours around the table together discussing a given theme; Happy Hours organized as casual cocktail parties; and, for the first time this year, Speed-Dating, an efficient rotating system for a quick, focused conversation. This innovative technique will be tested Thursday and Friday, May 17 and 18. Producers who do not know each other will be invited to sit together at a table, introduce themselves, and present their projects. Every twenty minutes, they will move to a new table.
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