Sales Agents - FAQs
Are you eligible?
You are eligible if you are a European company and have contracted with the producer(s) of a film to act as agent to market the rights to the work to potential buyers (particularly distributors) outside the home country or countries in at least ten countries participating in the MEDIA Programme.
What works are eligible?
All recent works of fiction, cartoons and documentaries more than 60 minutes long.
How does the support work?
Initially, you must demonstrate your eligibility by showing that you have had a certain level of activity during a reference period. This will generate a first instalment of potential support:
- You must have a portfolio of at least eight recent European films (including at least one from another European country). At least four of these films, that you have sold, must have been released theatrically in at least three countries (outside their home country).
- To take effect, the Fund generated must be reinvested between 18 June 2012 and 1 March 2014:
- in minimum distribution guarantees for new films from other European countries
- in promotion (copies/publicity) of new films from other European countries.
How much support is available?
First step: lump sum of EUR 20 000.
Second step: additional potential funds will be available depending on the Fund generated under the Automatic Scheme (call for proposals 07/2012) and on the number of extra films sold in at least three countries participating in the MEDIA 2007 Programme, outside the country of origin of the films.
What are the deadlines?
The deadline for the generation stage of the Call for proposals EACEA/08/2012 was 18 June 2012.
The reinvestment applications must be submitted to the Agency within six months of the signature of the international sales contract/agreement with the producer and no later than 1 March 2014. The international sales contract/agreement with the producer could be signed at the earliest on 18 June 2012.
You must prove that you have adequate stable financial resources to cover your activity throughout the project as well as the skills, professional qualifications and experience to complete it successfully.