Susan Newman-Baudais is a project manager at the Council of Europe’s Eurimages fund. A business studies graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, Susan has extensive experience in the UK television sector, as a producer and director for on-air promotions at ITV broadcaster Granada and subsequently as a presentation editor at Channel 4 Television. She has also worked as a special effects producer in London and in the post-production sector in France. She joined Eurimages from the European Audiovisual Observatory, where she was a market researcher and analyst specialising in public funding for film as well as coordinator of the European Film Agency Research Network (EFARN). At Eurimages, Susan has special responsibility for first feature films.
Eurimages is the Council of Europe’s cultural fund for film. Established in 1989, the Fund supports co-production, distribution and exhibition of feature films, as well as awarding prizes for project development and works-in-progress at major film markets. The Fund’s activities are financed by contributions from its 38 member states and policy and funding decisions are taken by the representatives of these states sitting on the Eurimages Board of Management. Day-to-day activities are managed by a Secretariat based in Strasbourg, France. More information can be found at www.coe.int/eurimages.