ACE Producers has selected 12 acclaimed film and television producers from 9 different territories for the second edition of the ACE Leadership Special.

Following a successful first edition in 2022, the workshop aims to help producers sustain solid business foundations, improve performance and prospects for their teams and their companies and further develop their personal leadership and entrepreneurial skills to flourish when faced with change. The workshop format will allow the small group to benefit not only from the knowledge of the workshop consultants, but from each other’s lived experiences.

ACE Director Jacobine van der Vloed said of this year’s selection: “The large number of applications we received really goes to demonstrate the widespread need and desire that producers currently have to establish a sound footing for their companies. We’re delighted to offer this incredible selection of producers the opportunity to do just that.”

The programme is supported by Creative Europe MEDIA, Netherlands Film Fund, CFAP and the Veneto Film Commission. It will take place in Veneto in June and in Amsterdam in September 2023 along with online elements over the summer.

Among the Consultants are Jeroen Achterberg, Jo Bishop (The Coaching Cabin) and Mark van der Grift (True Brands).


Damon D’Oliveira – Canada – Conquering Lion Pictures

Félize Frappier – Canada – Max Films Media

Janne Hjeltnes – Norway – The Global Ensemble

Siniša Juričić – Croatia – Nukleus Film

Kristine Knudsen – Norway – Den siste skilling

Fabian Maubach – Germany – Sommerhaus Filmproduktion

Christof Neracher – Switzerland – hugofilm features

Iris Otten – The Netherlands – Juliet (at Pupkin)

Marica Stocchi – Italy – Rosamont

Nadia Trevisan – Italy – Nefertiti Film

Frans van Gestel – The Netherlands – Topkapi Films

Mariusz Włodarski– Poland – Lava Films


A previous version of this post also included Paloma Mora (Spain – TV ON Producciones) as a participant. Unfortunately, she had to withdraw from the workshop.