In association with the EU’s Creative Europe MEDIA programme, La Biennale di Venezia organizes most attended panels in the framework of the European Film Forum gathering European Commissioner as well as Ministers, high representatives of the European Institutions and key industry leaders. A unique opportunity to tackle current and future topics of the cinema and audiovisual industries.

The Europe in Focus Panel

In association with the European Commission and Creative Europe Media Program, La Biennale di Venezia will organise Europe in Focus, an event that will gather key industry leaders from all over the world.

Saturday, September 2nd, 14:30 – 16:00, Hotel Excelsior, Spazio Incontri (Panel Area) and streamed via the VPB Live Channel (

Europe in Focus: IP in a Transmedia World - Boosting Creativity and Audiences

Moderator: Philippe Reynaert (General Manager, Xanadu)

Introduction: Laurence Farreng (Member of the European Parliament)

  • Theo Collier (Rights Director, Feltrinelli Group),
  • Philipp Schmidt (Chief Transformation Officer of Prisma Media, Managing Director of Prisma Media Solutions, Vivendi)
  • Emilie Blézat (CEO, Producer & IP Creator, Dark Riviera)
  • David Dusa (IP Creator & Writer, Dark Riviera)

Conclusion: Martin Dawson (Deputy Head of Unit Audiovisual Industry and Media Support Programmes, DG Cnect EC)

Hosted by the European Commission and the Venice Production Bridge