Prepping For International Co-Productions: What You Need To Know

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Alexia Melocchi

Webinar hosted by: Alexia Melocchi

Producer at Little Studio Films

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Webinar Summary

In the world of independent film and TV, productions are increasingly crossing borders in search of funding, locations and ultimately a wider audience. But the difference between a successful international co-production and an international road-crash often lies in the details of choice of partners, structures and creative material.

In this exclusive Stage 32 Next Level Webinar, Alexia Melocchi, an international producer, will give an in-depth look at the pros and cons of international co-production and what it takes to prepare.  You will also learn when co-producing makes sense for you or your project and when it should be avoided.

You will leave this webinar with an understanding of not only what makes to prep for an international co-production and how to protect yourself and your project along the way. This webinar is useful to Producers considering a co-production as well as writers, actors and directors who feel their talent or material would work best on an international scale.

What You'll Learn

  • Finding the perfect fit for your movie project - when to explore international co-productions
  • Finding the perfect fit for your television project - when to explore international co-productions
  • The pros of international stories and how to exploit them for co-productions
  • The pros of international settings and how to exploit them for co-productions
  • Tax subsidies and credits as a co-production route
  • International broadcasters or international producers as a co-production route
  • Overview of filming and co-producing with:
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Canada
    • UK
    • Australia
  • The financial cost for preparing co-productions: what you need to have in your budget ready to spend
  • The legal ramifications for preparing co-productions and how it affects the ownership of your IP and your rights
  • Timeline for the successful conclusion of a co production deal
  • Q&A

About Your Instructor

Alexia Melocchi is a Producer at Little Studio Films, a representation and production company with more than 25 films and series credits.  With more than twenty years in the industry, Alexia has worked in nearly every aspect of the entertainment industry.

Working at Little Studio Films since 2000, Alexia serves as Partner and Producer, involved in all aspects of company operations, including distribution and co-production deals, managing production activities, and film and television marketing.

On the feature side, Little Studio Films shot Summer Dance in New York last Fall. They are currently casting for the upcoming feature, Toxicant, to be directed by Marco Ristori and Luca Boni, and are preparing the miniseries on the life of young Maria Callas called "The Making of Maria". Little Studios recently completed the reality series, "The Experience" airing on UpLift Television.

Prior to Little Studio Films, Alexia served as President of Distribution at Alexia International Pictures and Director of Sales and Operations at Amazing Movies.

Alexia specializes in all genres of features except horror & heavy drama. In television, she's interested in limited series and unscripted projects.


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