TorinoFilmLab - Training, development, Funding

Isabelle Fauvel

Isabelle Fauvel


Story Editor, Consulting


ScriptLab - story editing Tutor 2022
ScriptLab - projects Tutor 2022
ScriptLab - projects Tutor 2021
ScriptLab - story editing Tutor 2021
Decision Maker 2018
ScriptLab - story editing Tutor 2017


After gathering experience as a producer, Isabelle Fauvel created Initiative Film in 1993: the first company dedicated to film development. Since then, she is the privileged partner of writers, directors and producers for all matters on projects and talents development around the following activities: talent scouting, book scouting in literature, scriptwriting consultancy, story editing and insightful advising during the whole project gestation period.

As such, she holds talks regularly in events such as the Crossroads Forum of Thessaloniki, Sofia Meeting and within the Toronto International Film Festival where she has been a mentor for the Studio and Talent Lab. She is also a speaker at University and cinema schools like FAMU in Prague, Kask in Gent. She works as an expert for MFI (Mediterranean Film Institute), for ACE Producers and for a large number of Euromed programmes, including creating training programmes on-demand. But she also ventures into the world of publishing where she facilitates book adaptations: Etonnants scénarios / Bamako, AdaptLab within the Torino Film Lab for example. She also collaborates with Shoot the Book!, the crime novel festival Quais du Polar in Lyon or Livres sur les Quais in Switzerland.

Her will is to contribute to the circulation of ideas and talents and to enrich the field of film development. Intiative Film is scouting for Jerusalem International Film Lab since its creation 2012.

company profile

Founded in 1993 by Isabelle Fauvel, Initiative Film is the first French consulting company specialized in the development of audiovisual projects for French and foreign professionals: producers, screenwriters, directors, artistic agents…
Initiative Film is an attentive partner, steps in at an early stage of the development phase. From the birth of the story to the start of production, we accompany your creative progress and your thoughts on the artistic and economic feasibility of your projects. Occasional or long-term missions allow us to have the necessary distance in relation to a work in progress or to find new projects and recruit fresh talents.

Throughout the development period, which is such a crucial moment in the creative process, our expertise allows us to respond to the questions and expectations of the scriptwriters, film directors and producers.