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Producer Zeynep Özbatur receives Eurimages Prix

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Zeynep Özbatur is the winner of the fourth edition of the European Co-Production Award - Eurimages Prix, which acknowledges the decisive role of co-productions in the European film industry. The news was announced at an industry lunch held as part of the New Cinema Network of the Rome International Film Festival.

This year’s prize goes to an outstanding producer who has always joined forces with European producing companies to develop and promote European cinema. Özbatur, who heads Zeyno Film Production in Istanbul, Turkey, is a major name in international film production.

Her recent credits include the award-winning Three Monkeys [+see also:
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, both directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan and supported by Eurimages.

Özbatur graduated from Marmara University Department of Cinema and Television in 1991 and has been working in film and commercial production since 1986. In 1994, she became one of the founding members of CO Productions, which made numerous commercials. She recently founded her own production company, Zeyno, which is also involved in training young professionals in the Turkish cinema industry.

The European Co-Production Award - Eurimages Prix will be presented during the European Film Awards Ceremony in Tallinn, Estonia, on December 4, 2010.

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