Virtual Masterclass with Isabelle Fauvel in Bíó Paradís!
Evolution of relationships between the worlds of literature and cinema across Europe
Since the beginning, both worlds, both industries have been nurturing each other, yet, many of the bridges have only been created recently as directors and producers all end up being confronted to adaptation one day or the other. Publishers and right holders, on their side, see a great opportunity not to be neglected in selling their rights. Still, finding the right book to adapt at the right moment in one’s career and on a fair budget isn’t always easy. Between both worlds, facilitators try to come up with solutions.
After gathering experience as a producer, Isabelle Fauvel created Initiative Film in 1993 : the first company dedicated to film development. Since then, she is the privileged partner of writers, directors and producers for all matters on projects and talents development around the following activities: talent scouting, books scouting , scriptwriting consultancy, story editing and insightful advising during the whole project gestation period.
As such, she hold talks regularly in events such as the Crossroads Forum of Thessaloniki, Sofia Meeting and within the Toronto International Film Festival where she has been a mentor for the Studio and Talent Lab.,She is also a speaker at University and cinema schools like FAMU in Prague, Kask in Gent… She works as an expert for MFI (Mediterranean Film Institute), for ACE Producers and for a large number of Euromed programmes, including creating training programmes on demand all over the world.
But she also ventures into the world of publishing where she facilitates book adaptations: Etonnants scénarios / Bamako, AdaptLab within the Torino Film Lab for example. She also collaborates with Shoot the Book!, the crime novel festival Quais du Polar in Lyon or Livres sur les Quais in Switzerland.
Her will is to contribute to the circulation of ideas and talents and to enrich the field of film development. Initiative Film has been scouting for Jerusalem International Film Lab since its creation in 2012.
Venue: Bíó Paradís – Room 2
Wednesday 26th of May at 16:30
Duration 60 – 80 min
The masterclass is held in English!