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Pavla Janouskova Kubeckova

Pavla Janouskova Kubeckova

Czech Republic

Production

TFL

Decision Maker 2018
Decision Maker 2017

biography

Pavla Janoušková Kubečková (1985) studied journalism and media studies at Charles University as well as Film Production at FAMU in Prague. In 2009, Pavla co-founded the production company nutprodukce and started working as an independent producer. Her first film "Graffitiger" was nominated for the Student Oscar. She was one of the producers of the highly successful HBO miniseries "Burning Bush", directed by Academy Award Nominee Agnieszka Holland. In 2013 she produced two feature documentaries: "Show!", which won the Czech Critics' Award for Best Czech Documentary and the Audience Award at the Jihlava IDFF, and "The Great Night", which was awarded Best Czech Documentary at the Jihlava IDFF and premiered in the main competition at CPH:DOX. In 2014, she completed two other feature documentaries ("Long Live Hunting!" and "My Home"), both of which screened at more than 10 international festivals. Last year Pavla produced a new documentary, "FC Roma", which premiered in competition at Karlovy Vary IFF and was awarded Best Czech Documentary at the Jihlava IDFF. She was also one of the initial and leading producers of "Wasteland", an original TV series for HBO Europe. Its international premiere was at the Toronto Film Festival as part of the Primetime selection. Pavla was also a co-producer of Agnieszka Holland’s latest feature film, "Spoor", which won the Alfred Bauer Silver Bear Prize at the 2017 Berlinale and is now on the EFA 2017 shortlist. As part of her education, Pavla attended many European film workshops, e.g. Emerging Producers, DOK.Incubator, Midpoint, Ex Oriente, Eurodoc, and she was selected as one of this year's Producers on the Move at the Cannes IFF.

company profile

Nutprodukce is one of the leading production companies on the Czech market, with 9 feature films, 14 Czech Lions, and 6 Czech Critics' Awards. Nutprodukce’s films have been in competition at Cannes, the Berlinale, and Annecy, and have been screened at Toronto, Telluride, Rotterdam, and received a Student Oscar nomination.
Our work portfolio is diversified into three major areas: 1) Feature fiction for cinemas; 2) Quality TV produced mostly for HBO Europe; 3) New media projects aimed for the internet and younger audiences. This diversification in general has helped us create a steady flow of top quality projects.
We live in an era of Quality TV, and the company is well-established in the Quality TV domain. We have a long-lasting bond with HBO Europe that has been essential to bringing in high-budget projects in our region: "Burning Bush" (2013), a miniseries directed by Agnieszka Holland (three-time Oscar nominee), sold to over 60 countries, winner of 11 Czech Lion Awards, nominated as the Czech Oscar candidate and for the European Film Award; "Wasteland", an 8-part miniseries produced for HBO in 2016 which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and coined the “first Quality TV series in the Czech Republic” by critics. "Wasteland" was successful worldwide, being selected as one of only five series in the Toronto International Festival’s Primetime section and later broadcasted in 19 countries across Europe. In close collaboration with HBO, we have made our work travel beyond Czech borders, creating an internationally recognized brand. With HBO, we have also produced 3 documentaries.

More than two years ago, a sister company, nutprodukcia, was founded in Slovakia, becoming a stable partner for international projects. Both companies have helped co-produce Agnieszka Holland’s new film "Spoor". Connecting more regions in Central Europe and building long-lasting relationships with the talent across the CE region is our vision for a long-term growth.