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Speculative applications with cover letter in English can be sent to staff@coproductionoffice.eu

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FINANCE MANAGER

as soon as possible
Berlin

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SECTORS OF ACTIVITY: Film production, Cinema exploitation, Real Estate, Gastronomy, Project Management

Start Date: as soon as possible
Location: Berlin
Salary: based on experience


Coproduction Office is an international label that produces and sells bold and award-winning films. Its sister company Briefmarken Weine is one of Berlin’s best wine bars, focusing on artisanal and natural wines paired with authentic Italian bistro cuisine, also importing Italian “vin d’auteur” to Germany. Film producer Philippe Bober is the founder of both companies and has produced forty films to date with twelve of these having been selected to screen in Competition in Cannes, winning two Golden Palms: TRIANGLE OF SADNESS (2022) and THE SQUARE (2017) both by Ruben Östlund.

We are now connecting our know-how in both fields in a unique project: a premium cultural space combining a three-screen arthouse cinema, an exhibition venue, ambitious restaurants, and a wine bar. Located in Berlin’s city center in an iconic listed building. It is set to open its doors to the public in 2025-2026.

We are looking for a Finance Manager (job creation) to join our Berlin team and to support the growth of Coproduction Office’s activities in Germany. The working languages are German and English, in which full working proficiency is required, further languages are beneficial.

RESPONSABILITIES:

PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND FUNDRAISING:

  • Ensure the company is properly funded: manage the fundraising processes with the CEO, investigate new sources of financing.
  • Advise on investment activities and provide strategies that the company should take.
  • Update the business plan for the development of the company activities in Germany.

FINANCE MANAGEMENT:

  • Manage the Berlin-based companies’ (gastronomy, cultural space project, film production company) treasury planning; be in direct contacts with the providers, negotiate payment schedule.
  • Communicate with our German bank, request short-term and long-term credits.
  • Lead the financial reporting and analyze the financial performance of the company.
  • Manage two accountants in Berlin.
  • Closely collaborate with our external accountancy firm in Germany (and France when required) and oversee the closing of the balance sheets.
  • Closely collaborate with our finance team in Paris, and particularly, with our colleague in charge of the treasury planning for the production and sales activities of the companies.
  • Help optimize/automate finance activities, operations, systems, and processes.
  • Accurately prepare and fill state and state/government tax documents.

HUMAN RESSOURCES:

  • Recruit new colleagues.
  • Oversee the onboarding process, including contracts drafting with our external advisor.
  • Assist with the Management of the Berlin based team (Wine Bar staff, Cultural space project team).

YOUR BACKGROUND

  • You are fluent in English and German. French and Italian language are a plus.
  • You have a master’s degree in finance/business or further education in finance/accounting with a least 3+ years of relevant professional experience.
  • You are professional in every circumstance.
  • You have excellent analytical and execution skills and thorough understanding of financial processes.
  • You are a perfectionist, with attention to detail and meeting deadlines.
  • You are flexible with a proactive skill set.
  • You are Computer savvy and proficient in cloud-based applications and virtual workspaces.
  • You like working in a team and your strong communication skills ensure the capability of working with people of various nationalities. Colleagues can always rely on you.

YOU WILL:

  • Work in a multi-lingual environment, in a friendly and motivational atmosphere with engaged and international colleagues who bring commitment and camaraderie to their work.
  • Obtain valuable experience from working with Philippe Bober on unique projects.

We look forward to receiving your full application with a cover letter in English at staff@coproductionoffice.eu (NB Applications without cover letter will not be considered). Please also indicate where you saw this post.

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FINANCE MANAGER

FILM EDITING INTERN

6 months, full time (if enrolled in university) / 3 months if not
As soon as possible
Berlin

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By: Coproduction Office
Business sector: Film Industry
Field of expertise: Editing, Post-Production
Location: Berlin
Paid Internship: 1200€ gross / month
Duration: 6 months, full time (if enrolled in university) / 3 months if not
Start date: as soon as possible

We are looking for a globally minded colleague, who is organised, result-oriented and has an interest in art-house cinema, to complete our team of ten people and work in a dynamic and international environment. You will assist our Editor, Benjamin Mirguet, our Editing and Post-production Coordinator, Pedro Ramos, and the Producer Philippe Bober by planning and participating in test screenings, preparing editing memos, editing demos, EPKs, of the films themselves.

COMPANY PROFILE

Based in Paris and Berlin, Coproduction Office is an international distributor and producer of bold, award-winning films. Coproduction Office's CEO and founder Philippe Bober has worked with prominent ground-breaking directors* from early on in their careers and has produced forty films to date. The majority of these films were selected for the main competitions in Cannes, Venice and Berlin, where they have received many major prizes, most notably the Venice Golden Lion in 2014 for Roy Andersson’s A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE, and the Palme d’Or in 2017 and 2022 for THE SQUARE and TRIANGLE OF SADNESS by Ruben Östlund.

Coproduction Office's international sales division distributes a catalogue composed of films produced by Philippe Bober as well as acquired titles and restored classics, including Roberto Rossellini’s key films. The catalogue is unique for its artistic strength, with films that have an individual and distinctive cinematic language, and often daring content.

The number of staff has tripled in the past four years and Coproduction Office continues to grow as it diversifies its activities (which include a cinema and gastronomy project in Berlin and increased work on the restoration of classics). At the forefront of arthouse cinema in Europe, Coproduction Office is an international, dynamic, and inspiring workplace that offers its employees support, responsibility, and career progression. At Coproduction Office you will have the opportunity to work closely with films by some of Europe’s most exciting and accomplished directors.

*Lars von Trier, Roy Andersson, Ulrich Seidl, Jessica Hausner, Lou Ye, Kornél Mundruczó, Cristi Puiu, Michelangelo Frammartino, Carlos Reygadas, Ruben Östlund.

JOB OUTLINE

Coproduction Office, alongside the respective directors, is actively involved in the editing and post-production process of the films. Currently, four films are in post-production.

You will assist our team of 3 editors on the following tasks:

Editing:

  • Plan and coordinate test screenings.

  • Look for prospective test screening audiences; Improve and update the test screening audience database.

  • Prepare transcripts of the discussions following test screenings.

  • Help manage our Editing facilities.

  • Occasionally assist our editors or the director of the film with editing.

  • Work alongside the marketing team to create trailers and excerpts (press clips, film stills, etc.) of the films.

Post-production

  • Communicate with the post-production team of each film and take delivery of the final film elements.

  • Assist with the creation of VOD film screeners.

  • Deliver film elements to the distributors for catalogue films, help improve the film material (research existing elements, support the restoration process).

  • Create and/or review subtitles and assist with the creation of Dialogue Lists if needed.

YOU ARE

  • A native or fully fluent English speaker with an excellent command of German and/or French. A third language is a plus (Italian, Chinese, Korean or Russian in particular).

  • A cinephile with an interest in film analysis and an ability to formalize ideas.

  • Capable of synthesizing ideas in written form.

  • Flexible to work outside regular business hours and apt to deal with tight deadlines and stress.

  • Apt to self-manage, prioritise, and accomplish different tasks simultaneously.

  • Proficient with AVID, Premiere, and After Effect; Experience with DaVinci Resolve and/or Final Cut Pro is a plus.

  • Able to demonstrate experience in the film industry (previous experiences in film post-production processes is a plus), as well as interest in how a film sales company functions.

  • A team player apt to collaborate in a fast-paced and dynamic workspace with a proactive approach towards processes.

YOU WILL

  • Gain valuable experience in editing while following the entire editing process and seeing the impact it can have on the audience.

  • Gain insight into different aspects of the company including sales, marketing, and production, as we are a small and flexible company.

  • Work in a multi-lingual environment with a friendly and motivating atmosphere with engaged and international colleagues who bring commitment and camaraderie to their work.

We look forward to receiving your full application with a cover letter in English at staff@coproductionoffice.eu (NB Applications without a cover letter will not be considered). Please also indicate where you saw this post.


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FILM EDITING INTERN

Business Affairs Intern

6 Month Paid Internship
According to availability
Paris

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6 Month Paid Internship

Business Affairs Intern

By: Coproduction Office
Business sector: Film Industry (International Sales Agency and Production)
Paid Internship: 1200€ / month before taxes
Place: Paris
Duration: 6 months, full time
Start date: According to availability.

We are looking for a globally minded colleague, who has organizational skills, is result-oriented and has an interest in art-house cinema, to join our Paris-based finance team, working in a dynamic and international environment.

COMPANY PROFILE

Based in Paris and Berlin, Coproduction Office is an international distributor and producer of bold, award-winning films.

Coproduction Office's CEO and founder Philippe Bober has worked with prominent ground-breaking directors* from early on in their careers and has produced thirty-three films to date. The majority of these films were selected for the main competitions in Cannes, Venice and Berlin, where they have received many major prizes, most notably the Venice Golden Lion in 2014 for Roy Andersson’s A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE, and the Palme d’Or in 2017 and in 2022 for THE SQUARE and TRIANGLE OF SADNESS by Ruben Östlund. Coproduction Office's international sales division distributes a catalogue composed of films produced by Philippe Bober as well as acquired titles and restored classics, including Roberto Rossellini’s key films. The catalogue is unique for its artistic strength, with films that have an individual and distinctive cinematic language, and often daring content.

*Lars von Trier, Roy Andersson, Ulrich Seidl, Jessica Hausner, Lou Ye, Kornél Mundruczó, Cristi Puiu, Michelangelo Frammartino, Carlos Reygadas, Ruben Östlund.

JOB OUTLINE:

You will work in Coproduction Office’s finance and sales department in interaction with other departments (production, festivals, marketing, deliverables) and will assist our head of departments on some following in the tasks (depending on the period of the year):

Finance

  • Establishing the films’ sales and marketing budget: at the occasion of the premier of the films in festivals and in the context of funding applications (Creative Europe, CNC, European Film promotion).
  • Managing Royalties reports (contacting distributors after the release of the films and analyzing the provided reports).
  • Evaluating the performance of the distributors on our films across territories.
  • Analyzing the evolution of films revenues across various platforms and territories (with a specific focus on the evolution of digital revenues) and presenting the results to the sales team.

Managing MEDIA Creative Europe funding, both internally and in collaboration with our European distributors (grant cash-flow, communication with the distributors, cost report analysis etc.).

Requesting funding to banks and credit institutions active in the film sector.

Processing incoming and outgoing invoices/Call for funds and their payments and allocation to corresponding projects, with a focus on monitoring bank transactions in the context of international film co-production (transfers of funds etc.).

  • Updating performance and operation monitoring tables and improving their accuracy and efficiency.
  • Preparing costs reports for producers, banks, and publics funds according to different reporting requirements.
  • Being the point of contact across departments and with external accountants
  • Working on market research.

Legal and Administration

Drafting and negotiating film sales contracts with international distributors.

Resolving legal conflicts related to film rights, and secondary rights.

Carrying administrative tasks, such as the notarization process for Chinese contracts, registration of contracts, verifications of Chain of Rights, clearance of double taxation and more.

Collaborating with the production and sales teams to prepare and gather legal documentation required for film legal deliveries.

YOU ARE:

Fluent in English, French and/or German speaker (applicants are required to speak at least two of the languages, a third one is a plus).

  • Comfortable with numbers and financial analyses and proficient with Excel
  • An innovative thinker who can think outside the box.
  • Both analytical and synthetical
  • A perfectionist, with attention to detail and meeting deadlines
  • Computer savvy and proficient in cloud-based applications and virtual workspaces
  • A cinephile with a strong interest in film distribution and marketing.

YOU WILL:

Gain an oversight on different aspects of the company including sales, marketing, and production as we are a small and flexible company.

  • Work in a multi-lingual environment, in a friendly and motivational atmosphere with engaged and international colleagues who bring commitment and camaraderie to their work.
  • Obtain valuable experience from working with Philippe Bober on unique projects.

We look forward to receiving your full application with a cover letter in English at staff@coproductionoffice.eu (NB Applications without cover letter will not be considered). Please also indicate where you saw this post.

Apply for this position

Business Affairs Intern

CINEMA, ART AND BISTRONOMIE PROJECT COORDINATOR

6 month Paid Internship
As soon as possible
Berlin

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CINEMA, ART AND BISTRONOMIE PROJECT COORDINATOR

6 month Paid Internship
As soon as possible
Berlin

Coproduction Office is an international label that produces and sells bold and award-winning films. Its sister company Briefmarken Weine is one of Berlin’s best wine bars, focusing on artisanal and natural wines paired with authentic Italian bistro cuisine, also importing Italian “vin d’auteur” to Germany. Film producer Philippe Bober is the founder of the companies and has produced forty films to date with twelve of these having been selected to screen in Competition in Cannes, winning two Golden Palms: TRIANGLE OF SADNESS (2022) and THE SQUARE (2017) both by Ruben Östlund. Philippe also produces video installations (WOMEN WITHOUT MEN by Shirin Neshat, ALBERI by Michelangelo Frammartino) and works with visual artists Zapruder and Michelangelo Frammartino.

Coproduction Office is now connecting its know-how in these fields in a unique project: a premium cultural space combining a three-screen arthouse cinema, an art gallery and multifunctional exhibition venue, ambitious restaurants and a wine bar. Located in Berlin’s city center in an iconic listed building, it is to open its doors to the public in 2025.

We are looking for a future colleague starting as an intern, with the potential of a full-time position as a proactive coordinator for this pioneering interdisciplinary project. The working languages are German and English, in which full working proficiency is required, further languages are beneficial, in particular French and Italian.

You Are:
Cosmopolitan, pro-active, problem-solving, lateral thinking, culture, film- and/or wine-loving, and have a positive working attitude and an eye for details. Organisational and analytical skills are appreciated, as well as precision regarding timelines, grammar, numbers and spreadsheets. Your background can be either in wine, food, architecture, civil engineering, cinema, the film industry, art, real estate development, business administration, computer sciences or marketing.

You may undertake and be responsible for one or several of the following duties:

  • Communicating directly with external project coordinators, architects, construction managers, specialist planners and others

  • Coordinating financing applications, following-up with funds, financiers, projects and clients.

  • Coordinating tasks and deadlines, meetings with consultants and stakeholders

  • Researching new suppliers and communicating with existing ones

  • Analyzing processes and making suggestions on how tooptimise them

  • Assisting with the organization of events and pop exhibitions

  • Contributing to developing the concept of the art space

  • Compiling documents, in particular spreadsheets and presentations


The internship is full time, remunerated with 1000 - 1200€ brutto / month (est. netto 950 € / month) and can lead to further employment.

Please send your application (including CV and cover letter) to: staffspl@coproductionoffice.eu. Please also indicate where you saw this post. If shortlisted, interviews will take place either in Berlin, Paris or on Skype. The position is based in Berlin (Mitte / Friedrichshain) and with a start date according to availability.

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CINEMA, ART AND BISTRONOMIE PROJECT COORDINATOR