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FOCAL joins the new Series' Women programme

Live training, 1:1 mentoring & coaching, online courses, networking, pitching, market attendance: proposed by the Erich Pommer Institute, Series’ Women is the first career enhancement programme for female producers in the European drama series industry.

Thanks to FOCAL’s cooperation, one female producer from Switzerland can participate in the programme!

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Series' Women

Programme January to April 2021

Among many other further training courses, FOCAL offers two new workshop series this spring: No Planet no Film sets out concrete ways to produce films more sustainably, and Focal Studio Extended opens a series of dynamic courses aimed at filmmakers and actors/actresses with a view to enhancing their collaboration.

The majority of the training offers are intended to be on-site events. If circumstances do not allow small groups to meet, some may be adapted to take place online. Script Coaching and Mentoring for Docs take place according to individual arrangements.

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New Programme Manager

We are pleased to announce that Carlotta Holy-Steinemann joins the FOCAL team as Programme Manager in the Technical realm. Carlotta has been working as a director of photography for the past 15 years and teaches at the “F+F Schule für Kunst und Design”. She will be responsible for creating further training programmes for professions working on set and in post-production, including line producers, assistant directors, location managers, cinematographers as well as sound, lighting, costume, editing, colour grading, special effects and sound design professionals.

Carlotta Holy-Steinemann

FOCAL offers further training opportunities to professionals in the film and audiovisual fields. The seminars, colloquiums and workshops set up in Switzerland and other European countries provide knowledge and skills that can be put into immediate practice. At the same time, these events serve as a platform for questioning conventional work models and methods, and for exchanging ideas away from the pressure of everyday demands.