Slate Market

DEADLINE: November 30, 2021

WEMW 2022 will launch the first edition of the WEMW Slate Market. This brand-new innovative programme, run in close partnership with EAVE, will select 5 companies that are developing a slate of A/V works and will offer them consultancies on how to build a successful company slate and strategic company planning, together with business-to-business exchanges with key players from different industry sectors.

The programme combines the EAVE group work method with a series of plenary sessions and individual consultancies focusing on strategic company planning, potential risk evaluation and company diversification. The main goal is to define realistic short-, mid- and long-term strategies for their companies and to outline the next steps for each project included in their company slates.

Selected teams will have tailor-made curated meetings with a series of WEMW Business Angels, and will receive advice on co-production, financing, marketing and distribution, according to the primary needs of their projects and slates.

ELIGIBLE CRITERIA
– European* production companies are eligible to apply
– Companies must have at least 4-5 years of existence
– Companies must have produced and released at least 3 audiovisual projects
– The majority of projects included in the slate (2 out of 3, 3 out of 5) should have at least one regional/national/supranational development support in place (excluding deferrals, own investment or tax incentive schemes)
– Companies must include in their proposed slate at least 2 (preferably 3) different formats (e.g. animation / short / fiction feature / TV series / doc / other)
– Projects can be in different stages of development (early, advanced, financing, etc)

SUBMISSION
All applications must include: complete online application form, company and slate strategy.
In order to submit your application and the required materials you need to create your own account and fill in the following online form
There is no submission fee and the deadline is November 30, 2021, 23.59 CET.

DATES & LOCATION
The Slate Market will take place on site, in Trieste (Italy), from Jan 23 to 25, 2022.

SELECTION
Selected companies will be announced late December and one company representative will have to be in Trieste in the foreseen dates. A second producer will be able to follow online most of the programme activities, particularly the group work about his/her company and the meetings with business angels.

FEE
In case of selection, the participation fee is € 400 and includes one WEMW on-site accreditation, one WEMW & Slate Market online accreditation, tuition fee, and lunches. A limited number of scholarships are available.

SLATE INFO DAY
All applicants will have the opportunity to virtually meet with the WEMW team on November 2 from 10.00am to 11.00am to get more info about the Slate Market and the submission process. To ensure your attendance and get the direct link to the INFO DAY, you need to register by writing to programme@wemw.it no later than October 29.

More information are available at www.wemw.it

 

* Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom