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Ewa Puszczyńska, Klaudia Śmieja and Jan Naszewski start a new production company in Poland

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- NEM Corp intends to attract international projects to Poland to take advantage of the country’s forthcoming financial incentive and develop films with local talents

Ewa Puszczyńska, Klaudia Śmieja and Jan Naszewski start a new production company in Poland
The founders of NEM Corp, Jan Naszewski, Ewa Puszczyńska and Klaudia Śmieja

Two successful Polish producers with a wealth of experience in working on the international level, Ewa Puszczyńska (Ida [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
film profile
]
Cold War [+see also:
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trailer
Q&A: Pawel Pawlikowski
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]
The Congress
 [+see also:
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) and Klaudia Śmieja (High Life, Gareth Jones), are teaming up with Warsaw-based sales agent Jan Naszewski from New Europe Film Sales (Rams [+see also:
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interview: Grimur Hakonarson
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]
Summer 1993
 [+see also:
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interview: Carla Simón
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]
). The goal of their newly founded production company, NEM Corp, is to work with both international and domestic projects. As stated in its press release, the company aims to “attract prestigious international film projects to Poland, both as co-productions and by providing service work”, and wants to take advantage of the financial incentives (up to a 30% cash rebate) that will be introduced in Poland later this year. NEM Corp also plans to use soft money and to search for private funding sources in Poland.

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Ewa Puszczyńska is the Oscar-winning producer of Ida and the Cannes Best Director Award winner Cold War, both helmed by Paweł Pawlikowski. She has also worked with the likes of Ari Folman, Robert Schwentke and Alexandros Avranas. Klaudia Śmieja is currently working on new and upcoming films by Agnieszka Holland (Gareth Jones) and Claire Denis (High Life, through the company Madants, which she runs with Beata Rzeźniczek), and she previously collaborated on projects from Turkey, Greece, Iceland, France and others. Jan Naszewski, who runs the boutique agency New Europe Film Sales with Katarzyna Siniarska, has represented some of the most interesting films of the past few seasons: The Load [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Ognjen Glavonić
film profile
]
, Summer 1993, Winter Brothers [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Hlynur Pálmason
film profile
]
United States of Love
 [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Tomasz Wasilewski
film profile
]
and Rams.

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