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Tina Leeb

ABOUT


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“Film is incredibly democratic and accessible, it's probably the best option if you actually want to change the world, not just re-decorate it.”
- Banksy

fastforward focuses on shaping documentary projects from the very beginning - for a modern market.

In our transforming media landscape there is a lot of movement - especially in content and distribution the world is rapidly changing. And, we need to keep up with these changes because, and maybe more than ever, our world needs documentaries!

New formats and new modes of content delivery have come up with the different kinds of VOD. Usage of linear TV is declining, regulations for extended free VOD rights for European films with films viewable online for months have come up. International co-productions and global deals call for heightened visibility.

All this forces filmmakers, producers and distributors to finding new strategies. A challenge we can meet by delivering well-developed stories along with tailored distribution and marketing strategies – making our projects visible!

In the past years I have successfully produced internationally acclaimed award winning documentaries. I have always believed that filmmakers and producers should think like startups about every film project. Not only finding exciting stories, setting up a business plan but also customizing a distribution and marketing strategy for every project – from the very beginning.

An early outreach concept or impact campaign helps to secure new partners as “content allies” and fosters access to audiences. Broadcasters, NGOs and different institutions, distributors, platforms, sales agents are all part of the team – some with diverging interests and different needs for rights. The management of rights is another core element of successful production and distribution. Self-distribution, Hybrid distribution and split-rights deals are strategies that help in setting up effective collaborations.

A well developed story combined with a tailored outreach and distribution strategy will support reaching audiences and will help to manage the rights – to successfully finance, produce and market each project.

My services

PROJECTS


Current projects
Murky Skies (WT) | Director: Noam Pinchas | Documentary series, One-off | 4 x 45' TV with Laughing Buddha Films for Saxonia Entertainment
Co-producer
Bürger Macht (WT) | Directors: Sandra Budesheim & Sabine Zimmer | Documentary | 60' TV with Crossendfilm, MDR for Saxonia Entertainment
Producer
Irena (WT) | Director: Giedrė Žickytė | Documentary | 90’/ 52’ Cinema & TV with Moonmakers for Saxonia Entertainment
Co-producer
Angels of Sinjar (WT) | Director: Hanna Polak | Documentary | 90' Cinema & TV with Hanna Polak Film, ZDF/arte, HBO, Czech TV for Saxonia Entertainment
Co-producer
What makes us Happy? | Director: Christoph Peters | Documentary | 45' TV with MDR for Saxonia Entertainment Producer
Living Bach (WT) | Director: Anna Schmidt | Documentary | 90' Cinema & TV for Schmidt Film
Script Consultant
When the Fog lifts (WT) | Director: Nancy Brandt | Animated Documentary | 85’/ 52’ Cinema & TV for Balance Film
Script Consultant
„Visegrád in Short(s)“ - Connecting Talents, Filmverband Sachsen @ 32. FILMFEST DRESDEN
Mentor Workshop
Sponsors @ Neisse Film Festival | Concept Sponsoring for Neisse Film Festival
Consultant, Strategic Advisor
2019
The Cars we drove into Capitalism | Directors: Boris Missirko & Georgi Bogdanov | Documentary | 90' / 52' TV with Agitprop for Saxonia Entertainment and MDR/arte
Co-producer
EXQUISIT - Mode made in GDR | Director: Henrike Sandner | Documentary | 45' TV for Saxonia Entertainment and MDR
Producer
Ahoy Utopia! (WT) | Director: Greta Taubert | Documentary | 85’/ 52’ Cinema & TV for Neue Celluloid Fabrik
Creative Producer, Script Consultant
16. Neisse Film Festival | Panels "Talk below Trees" - Filmmakers behind the scenes
Moderator
Filmwinter Sachsen | Panel "Connecting Talents – how to coproduce and collaborate across borders"
Moderator
2018/19
MEDIAstart | Concept for Launch of Media Start-up Initiative for Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung MDM
Consultant, Strategic Advisor
2018
The Illegal Film | Directors: Martin Baer & Claus Wischmann | Documentary | 84’ Cinema & TV for Sounding Images
Distribution Consultant
MUHI – generally temporary | Directors: Rina Castelnuovo & Tamir Elterman | Documentary | 85’ / 52’ Cinema & TV with Medalia Productions for Neue Celluloid Fabrik and yes Doc, Israel; EO, The Netherlands, RSI, Italy
Executive Producer, Script Consultant, Distribution Strategy
2017
Milk – facts, figures and beliefs | Director: Winfried Oelsner | Documentary | 60’ / 52’ TV by Celluloid Fabrik for SWR/arte
Producer, Idea
Good - better - vegan? | Director: John A. Kantara | Documentary | 45' / 52' TV by Celluloid Fabrik for SWR/arte
Producer
Lachesis | Director: Philipp J. Neumann | Short Feature | 26' Cinema & TV by Celluloid Fabrik
Producer
2016
Shalom Italia | Director: Tamar Tal Anati | Documentary | 60' / 70' Cinema & TV by Tamar Tal Films, KNow Productions and Celluloid Fabrik and NDR/arte, Yes Docu, Israel
Co-producer, Script Consultant
2015
10 Billion - what's on your plate? | Director: Valentin Thurn | Documentary | 102' / 52' / 45' / 30' Cinema & TV by Celluloid Fabrik, Valentin Thurn Film & Prokino Film Produktion and WDR, SWR
Producer
2013
The Agent | Director: Rudolph Herzog | Documentary | 55' / 42' TV by Celluloid Fabrik for MDR/arte
Producer
2012
Preparation 38 - Leipzig and the German Atom Bomb | Director: Steffen Jindra | Documentary | 30' TV by Celluloid Fabrik for MDR
Producer

CV


I was born in Germany in 1966 and grew up moving around the world with my family living in Bangkok, Thailand and Abidjan, Ivory Coast and different cities in Germany. I currently live in Leipzig, Germany.
2016 - now
CEO, fastforward, Leipzig, Germany
Advisory services for independent filmmakers, production companies and film-related projects. Focusing on creative production, script and campaign consultancy for international documentary film projects as well as setting up strategic concepts for festivals, institutions and film-related companies.
2011 - 2017
CEO, Celluloid Fabrik, Leipzig, Germany
Development and Production of cinema and TV documentaries. Among these "Muhi – generally temporary", winner of the Golden Dove at 60. DOK Leipzig, selected for Ophir 2017, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, San Francisco Film Festival, Hot Docs and many more, "Shalom Italia" selected 2016 for AFI Docs, IDFA and DOCAVIV and "10 Billion – whats on your plate?" the most successful cinematic documentary release in Germany in 2015.
2005 - 2015
Head of Sponsoring and Events, DOK Leipzig
Concept, Establishment and Management of Departments.
2003 - 2015
CEO, Tina Leeb Projektmanagement, Leipzig
Brand Development with focus Sustainability, Event Concepts, Organization and Management for different companies.
2002 - 2005
Assistant to the Managers, Marco Polo Archive Productions GmbH, Halle (Saale)
Management Assistance, Marketing, Human Resource, Accounting, Events und Workshops.
2000 - 2001
Manager Local Heroes - Agentur für Filmservices GmbH, Leipzig
Extras, Casting and Actors Management
1988 - 1993
Psychology Studies at the University of Koblenz · Landau
Freelance author for computer user guides on NOVELL NetWare v2.2 and v3.11 published at Hüthig Verlag, Heidelberg
Freelance Project Manager Multimedia Events for i.e. L´Oréal, IBM, Duscholux, Ellen Betrix for WOB AG, Viernheim, International Communication Agency for Brands and Marketing and Penta Media Concept GmbH, Mannheim

Contact



Tina Leeb - fastforward
Holbeinstrasse 10
04229 Leipzig
Germany

+49 (0)341 - 51 94 164


tina [at] fastforward [dot] world

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