Magazine article Screen International

Paul Miller Launches Firm in Netherlands

Magazine article Screen International

Paul Miller Launches Firm in Netherlands

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Upcoming productions include Ahd Kamel' s My Driver and I.

Former Doha Film Institute (DFI) director of film financing Paul Miller is setting up shop in the Netherlands.

The veteran producer, who has moved to the country for family reasons, has recently launched consultancy firm Internal Affairs with US-based producer Dan Lindau and is working on several feature projects under his Escape Pictures company banner.

"Internal Affairs is a consultancy advising clients on everything from best practices to film financing to production in the filmed entertainment as well as commercials," said Miller, who is attending the International Film Festival Rotterdam (Jan 21-Feb 1) as a speaker on one of the industry panels as well as at the producer-focused Rotterdam Lab.

"We're already working with a company in Qatar and are probably going to start working with some companies in the Netherlands," added Miller, who retains good contacts in the Middle East after his DFI stint.

"I'm going to be producing but I'm also looking to see what opportunities there are in the Dutch film financing eco-system to see whether there is something interesting to do and whether there is something which is beneficial to the system - whether it's a direct film fund, or some cash flow facility or a P&A fund.

"I think I'm well placed to act as bridge between Europe and the US. I loved to do something to make Dutch film travel, maybe not in Dutch but in English - there's a lot of talent here."

In development

Miller's projects in development include My Driver and I, from Saudi actress and filmmaker Ahd Kamel. …

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