Producing In A Time of Flux

2020 specials, CinemAsia Industry, Section

Thursday, 5 March, 15:00, Studio (5/F) Pakhuis de Zwijger
Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam

Two producers – Aileen Li from Taiwan (Detention, Nowhere Man) and Pieter Kuijpers from The Netherlands (Paradise Drifters, Ares) – who are the first in their respective countries to produce a Netflix Original Series, come together to discuss their work. We will discuss with them on working together with Netflix to carve new local language productions, the challenges of the collaboration, the feedback and reaction from various sectors, and the state of the film and television industries in both Asia and Europe in the age of streaming giants competing for content and audiences. An afternoon of sharing and learning with producers on top of their game.

Date: Thursday, 5th March, 2020
Time: 3.00pm
Venue: Studio (5/F), Pakhuis de Zwijger (Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam)

The event is free but registration is required. To register for the event, please send an email with your name, organisation, and email to before Feb 28, to secure your place.


Aileen Li has been an independent producer in Taiwan since 2004 where her first film, Formula 17 by DJ Chen, created a new wave in Taiwan film scene. She has also been involved in international films such as Lucy, The Crossing and Bleeding Steel. Last year, she produced Nowhere Man, the first Chinese language Netflix Original Series and also the biggest box office of the year in Taiwan, Detention by John Hsu.

Pieter Kuijper is director, producer and and scriptwriter. He set up Pupkin Films in 2005 and it is recognised as one of the leading production companies in The Netherlands with films and television series with strong festival and box office records. Last year, Take Me Somewhere Nice by Ena Sendijarević won awards in multiple international film festivals. The latest film produced by Pupkin recently premiered at the 49th IFFR, Paradise Drifters by Mees Peijnenburg. Ares, the first Dutch Netflix Original Series premiered on the platform this January.

Lorna Tee is a film producer and a film festival programmer/ organiser working between Asia and Europe. She is currently working on a number of international film projects, consults with various film agencies, and is co-founder and Head of Festival Management for the International Film Festival & Awards Macao. Previously, she has worked for the Berlinale, CinemAsia Film Festival, Irresistible Films, Variety, Asian Film Awards and Focus Films Hong Kong.