Angelo Bell: Trans Atlantic Filmmaking and Partnerships via IFP


by Angelo Bell

“…On behalf of IFP, thank you so much for your interest in our fellowship with the Cannes Producer’s Network. I enjoyed reading in greater depth about your upcoming slate, getting to know your work better, and hearing more about the direction you see your producing going in the coming years. The diversity and passion you have for these projects is impressive!”

Bottom line, didn’t get accepted, BUT, I did register for the Trans Atlantic Partner Program

TAP is a three-module intensive training and networking program for established film producers from Europe, Canada and the US. TAP offers a unique combination of intensive, hands-on training to help participants develop the specific creative and financial skills necessary for international co-production / co-venturing. The program’s goal is to encourage production through the discovery of new international partners and projects throughout Europe, Canada and New York.

If you’ve been following me for a little while, you’ll know that I’ve had my toes in the international arena since I first wrote LEGEND OF BLACK LOTUS in 2007. Thanks to some very enlightened mentors I’ve been fortunate enough to work with, I understand the importance of foreign. Perhaps this program will help me leverage my experience.