U.K. to host German, Norwegian events

Foreign filmmakers seeking co-production deals

LONDON -- The U.K. will see invasions from both Germany and Norway as the two countries plan to send in movie production troops separately to convince international filmmakers of the benefits of co-production.

The German seminar, supported by the U.K. Film Council and Germany's film support agency, German Films, has booked a plethora of topline names to take part, including reps from Studio Babelsberg, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the U.K. Film Council.

Producers also are lined up to discuss how to secure financing from Germany either with the support of a German producer through the German Federal Film Board and regional funds, through the German Federal Film Fund, or sales to broadcasters. The event will take place Dec. 1 in central London.

Meanwhile, reps from the Western Norway Film Commission plan to host a one-day conference open to U.K. and Norwegian film producers to explore possible synergies in the development of new productions.

The afternoon event is scheduled for Tuesday.