Presented by CREATE!
Vesna Jovanoska, Alex Jovanoski, Olga Rojer, Herschel Weingrod
CREATE! is a new development programme for any kind of storytelling or idea, creating new and outstanding screenplays for movies, documentaries, series, games, music and innovations. CREATE! is on the lookout for extraordinary talents, who have challenging, disruptive and relevant ideas and who want to present them to the market. Join us at this recruiting session, hosted by Herschel Weingrod (producer, writer, script coach, BAFTA award winner) and Dr. Olga Rojer (Professor, American University, multi-award winning screenwriter), to find out more about what CREATE! has to offer in terms of expertise and funding opportunities!
As a producer, director and script consultant, Vesna Jovanoska has worked with major partners, including Warner Bros., Constantin Films, Highlight Communication AG, 20th Century Fox and many others. Her films have not only attracted top German actors such as Til Schweiger but have also starred award-winning actors such as Joseph Fiennes, Vera Farmiga, Adrian Lester, David Wenham, and many others.
Alex Jovanoski is a German film director. Inspired by Takeshi Kitano’s DOLLS, he moved to Tokyo at the age of 19 to work on his film ideas for two years. He also worked as an actor and writer there. After Japan, he studied at the University of Cologne and graduated with a law degree, his mind still set on his film projects. His debut HEY, which he wrote and directed, won the Moondance International Film Festival’s Best Feature and Audience Award. He has written and directed six films in the last four years.
Dr. Olga Rojer is Associate Professor of German and Dutch Caribbean Studies at American University in Washington, DC. Her passion is teaching film. She is a published author and award-winning screenwriter. She has participated in screenwriting programmes and film festivals in the US and abroad.
Herschel Weingrod is an American screenwriter, director and producer. He has written and co-written a number of Hollywood blockbusters. Among his credits are: TRADING PLACES, TWINS, KINDERGARTEN COP, BREWSTER’S MILLIONS and SPACE JAM. He also produced FALLING DOWN and executive-produced an independent feature and three award-winning short films. He is a frequent speaker at international film festivals.