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31 October, 2010

Co-Production Award for Zeynep Özbatur


Turkish producer receives Prix EURIMAGES

The winner of the fourth edition of the EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD - Prix EURIMAGES, an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in the European film industry, was recently announced in the framework of the 'New Cinema Network' in Rome, attended by many cinema industry professionals.

This year’s prize will go to an outstanding producer who has always joined forces with European producing companies to develop and promote European cinema: Zeynep Özbatur, a major name in international film production, who heads Zeyno Film Production in Istanbul, Turkey.

Zeynep Özbatur is a film producer whose recent credits include the award-winning Üç maymun (Three Monkeys) (2008) and Climates (2006), both directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan and supported by Eurimages. She graduated from Marmara University Department of Cinema and Television in 1991. Ms Özbatur has been working in film and commercial production since 1986. In 1994, she became one of the founding members of CO Productions, which produced numerous commercials. She recently founded her own production company, Zeyno Film, which is also involved in training young professionals in the Turkish cinema industry.

The EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD - Prix EURIMAGES will be presented during the European Film Awards Ceremony in Tallinn, Estonia, on Saturday 4 December 2010. Eurimages is a support fund for the co-production, distribution and exhibition of European cinematographic works, established by the Council of Europe in 1988.

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