Europe's most influential association of producers
Gathering since 1993 influential independent film and TV drama producers from all over Europe, we act as a network, a think tank and a lobby.
Who we are
To this end, we have become expert in the organization of events that bring together film professionals from around the world, whether for conferences, networking events within or outside Europe, and workshops.
In addition to the individual companies which are members of the EPC, the EPC coordinates an alliance of national Producer Associations across Europe through the EPAA (European Producer Associations Alliance) and thus boasts a network of over 3000 industry professionals. The EPC opened a representation office in China in 2013.
The association is now headed by Gudny Hummelvoll, assisted in the role of Vice-Presidents by Dariusz Jablonski, Alvaro Longoria and Paula Vaccaro.
The European Producers Club (EPC) is an association of 130 influential independent film and TV drama producers from all over Europe.
Founded in 1993 within the framework of the GATS negotiations, we act as a network, a think tank and as a lobby. Our mission is to keep our members up to date with the latest developments in the film industry in Europe and across the world; we encourage collaboration, joint financing and coproduction across countries; we also lobby on a political level to protect and further the interests of the European industry and European producers.
Cofiloisirs is a credit institution specialized in cinema and audiovisual, which manages around €500M of credit, and finances every year almost one of two French films
SERIES' WOMEN sets off to increase the visibility of female producers and female-driven projects and strives to tackle underrepresentation in the industry in the general.
After studying English Literature and communication, Gudny went on to pursue a Bachelor of Sciences in TV, Radio, and Film at the University of Austin, Texas. She then returned to Norway and dedicated her career to the audiovisual industry. After some years in several positions in diverse productions companies and a time as production manager for NRK, Gudny’s first credit as a producer is the highly awarded feature film “Buddy” directed by Morten Tyldum. She established Hummefilm in 2011 which immediately took off with "Málmhaus" (2013) directed by Ragnar Bragason and the historical drama "The German Doctor" (2013). In 2013, she partnered up with Yellow Bird and in 2015, Hummelfilm released the world sensation "Occupied" - quickly picked up and sold internationally by Netflix in their early days of PanEuropean content acquisition. Gudny also continues to produce indie films such as the recent "Phoenix" (2018) directed by Camilla Strøm Henriksen and coproduced the anticipated "Daniel" directed by Niels Arden Oplev, Anders W. Berthelsen (2020).
Gudny has been very active in her role as board member and then Vice-President of the European Producers Club. She was elected president of the EPC in 2020, and marks history by being the first woman to ever hold this position (finaly!)
After graduating with a master's degree in Macroeconomics at Dauphine Univesity, and an MSc in International Economics at ESSEC and at the Università di Bocconi, Alexandra has dedicated her career to the cinema industry.
In 2002, she was named Managing Director of the EPC and has driven since then the association into a new era, working at transforming the association into the renowned actor it has become.
She was decorated in 2013 Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French government for her work and dedication in favor of the European cinema.
In 2014, she became a producer herself, founding the production companies Mare Nostrum Productions and Halley Production, and produced 8 films in 2 years which received 16 awards. Her most recent film is Iciar Bollain’s latest work called "La Boda de Rosa" which was presented at the 2020 San Sebastian International Film Festival. In 2020, Alexandra also participated in the APPLE FILM production of Oleg Sentsov’s film "Numbers" as a coproducer which premiered at the Berlinale.
Jurist / Project coordinator
After growing up between Paris and the UK, she graduated with a Master in International Business Law from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in 2016 and went on to obtain an MSc in Global Politics from Durham University (U.K.) in 2017 where she disserted on the weight of civil society in the trade negotiations between the EU and the U.S. for her final thesis.
Destined by evidence toward international trade her passion for the independent sector won the battle over her legal pragmatism and she has been working as the Swiss Army knife of the EPC since 2018.
Recently, Nawell has been trusted to handle the partnership of the EPC with festivals and international markets and organizing our now famous EPC Coproduction Meetings. From finding a coproduction partner to summarizing the latest European directives to sharing the best well-kept secret restaurants in Cannes Berlin or Venice, the members of EPC know they can ask her.
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