Created in 1973, 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 (around 100 films in 2013), along with the funding of 70% of animated films and series.
Along with its shareholders Neuflize-OBC (ABN Amro) and BNP Paribas, Cofiloisirs accompanies its French and foreign customers with the funding of their activity’s cash facilities (development, preparation, production, acquisition), through credit operations adapting to the specificities of each project (feature film, live or animated, fictions, series, documentaries, cross media) of each company.
Reinforced by a strong position in the French market, Cofiloisirs opened its activity from over 20 years to international European productions (Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, UK, Ireland, Italy) and extra-European (US, Australia, Canada).
At last, Cofiloisirs ensures the management of several Soficas through its subsidiary Sogesofica, and brings many different services to companies of the cinematographic and audiovisual sector, such as fusion and acquisition consultant (evaluation, catalogues or companies transfer, strategic advising), or managing “collection accounts”.
SERIES’ WOMEN a new initiative by the Erich Pommer Institut, is the first career enhancement programme for female producers in the European drama series industry. The programme's holistic approach offers excellent training in visibility and leadership, fosters access to industry markets and supports the building of professional networks. The broad variety of the programme elements paves the way for a significant increase in industry exposure and business opportunities for the producers and their projects.
SERIES' WOMEN combines curated mentoring and coaching with state-of-the-art training opportunities and offers direct access to decision makers and top industry players as well as exclusive pitching and networking opportunities at Series Mania Forum 2021. By supporting selected female producers directly and boosting individual careers, 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.