THE SPECIFICITY OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY WORKSHOP
On 28th June 2017, in the Golden Floor Plaza conference centre in Warsaw, we held the first workshop on “The Specificity of Intellectual Property” as a part of the Accelerator for Young Entrepreneurs of the AV Sector project. The meeting was hosted by Alicja Grawon-Jaksik, the managing director of the KIPA, and Krzysztof Czyżewski from Czyżewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka law firm.
NETWORKING No. 1
During the first networking meeting of the Accelerator for Young Entrepreneurs of the AV Sector, a masterclass on the role of the producer was held by Piotr Dzięcioł, representing Opus Film and the management board of Polish Audio-visual Producers Chamber of Commerce (the KIPA).
HOW TO TALK TO INVESTORS WORKSHOP
The 2nd gathering of Accelerator for Young Entrepreneurs of the AV Sector took place on 6th and 7th July. On Thursday, Mateusz Poreda and Krzysztof Czyżewski held a workshop on talking to investors.
NETWORKING No. 2
The 2nd networking meeting was hosted by Agnieszka Dziedzic form Koi Studio and Wojtek Leszczyński from WJTeam, who represent the management board of the KIPA, as well as its Section for Young Producers. Marta Rzączyńska from the law firm RBS Rzączyńska Bukryj-Stoś Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni ran a workshop on including third party works, likenesses and locations in films.
THE FILM PRODUCTION PROCESS WORKSHOP
The 3rd meeting of the Accelerator for Young Entrepreneurs of the AV Sector took place on 17th and 18th of August. Agnieszka Kruk from StoryLab Pro held a class on literary development. Producer Dorota Hawliczek talked about production development and production process. Irena Gruca-Rozbicka and Filip Kovčin from FilmPRO magazine presented the technology behind film production and postproduction.
NETWORKING No. 3
During the 3rd networking day, the Participants met with Maciej Orłoś who talked about self-presentation, and with the President of the KIPA, Maciej Strzembosz. Marta Rzączyńska form the law firm RBS Rzączyńska Bukryj-Stoś Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni held a class on transfer of copyrights agreements and license agreements in film.
THE BUSINESS VALUE WORKSHOP
The 4th meeting of the Accelerator for Young Entrepreneurs of the AV Sector took place on 14th and 15th of September. This time, the Participants learned about business value. Production manager and producer Kamil Przełęcki held a class on estimating a projects’ value. Krzysztof Mikulski explained how to build business value for potential investors. Renata Trześniewska responded to questions on complicated accounting matters.
NETWORKING No. 4
During the 4th networking day, the Participants met Irena Strzałkowska – the KIPA’s board member and Polish representative at Eurimages. They talked to Małgorzata Kiełkiewicz – head of Creative Europe Desk Polska. Marta Rzączyńska hosted a workshop on agreements with film co-creators and crew members. Mariola Kontykiewicz-Biel showed how to negotiate with investors and partners.
B2B: BUSINESS ASPECTS OF PRODUCER’S ACTIVITY WORKSHOP
On 25th October we held the “B2B – Business Aspects of Producer’s Activity Workshop” as a part of the Accelerator for Young Entrepreneurs of the AV Sector project. Lawyer and tax advisor Dawid Marek had a class on VAT, withholding tax and income tax. Kamil Przełęcki talked about business environment of the film industry.
NETWORKING No. 5
On 26th of October, during a networking day, the Participants of the Accelerator for Young Entrepreneurs of the AV Sector met with the representatives of regional film funds: Anna Spisz (from Mazovian Film Fund) and Monika Głowacka (from Łódź Film Commission). Moreover, Krzysztof Czyżewski held a workshop on distribution agreements.