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Joost De Vries

Joost De Vries




Decision Maker 2017
Decision Maker 2014


After being founder, owner and producer of renowned production company Lemming Film for over 20 years, Joost established a new company in 2016, called: An Original Picture and has become director of the post production training Amsterdam Post Lab, formerly known as EP2C.
Joost has been CEO Business and Legal of Lemming Film and all its subsidiaries until 2016. Having built one of the most successful film and television production companies in Europe, and establishing a considerable personal track record in international feature films and television series, he felt that there were other challenges, yet unknown, to discover and explore.

Even before graduating from Arts Administration in 1993, he started producing films at the Dutch Film Academy and from there on he specialized in line producing. In 1995 he established –together with producer Leontine Petit and writer/director Marco van Geffen– the film and television production company Lemming Film.
Initially the company focused on children and family films (fiction and documentary). But after attracting and training a new generation of in-house producers, Lemming Film turned specifically to fiction and diversified it’s genres: from youth to comedy to (historical) drama. Besides that, Lemming became one of the leading European production houses for co-producing international (art house) films. At the moment Lemming Film is one of the most prominent Dutch companies with a proven track record of high quality feature films and television drama.
In 2011 the German company Hamster Film was set up to produce high-end youth and family films and television drama for the German speaking market.

In 1993 he graduated in Arts Administration at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht, and in 1996 he enrolled in the high profile European producers training and network Ateliers du Cinéma Européen (ACE). In 2014 he participated in the advanced producers training EAVE Plus.

In 2006 and 2007 he was chairman of the board of the MEDIA Desk Netherlands, and in 2007/2008 member of the board for Vevam. He was the longest sitting member of the board for the Dutch film producers association (FPN) from 2008 until 2016.
In 2016 he started working as advisor/expert for the European MEDIA Programme, evaluating company slate applications and applications for European television series.
Since 2017 Joost has also become managing director of the European post production workshop EP2C; a unique training program dedicated to improving producers’ knowledge about film post production.
Besides that, he works for the Dutch insurance company No Risk On Set, providing risk assessment and monitoring film productions of a certain scale and complexity for their completion bond product.


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Amsterdam Post Lab offers an annual 6-day workshop, dedicated to the post production of feature length films in a co-production environment. During the workshop 22 producers and post production supervisors design the post production of their international co-production. During the week we address technical, financial and artistic post-production aspects with a focus on the challenges of the international co-production environment, leading to a detailed post production budget for your film.

APostLab also offers tailor made workshops and training to professionals at events such as Rotterdam Lab (IFFR), TorinoFilmLab, Produire Au Sud and many other occassions.