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A star-studded team

Genevieve Lemal
CEO - Producer
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Genevieve Lemal
CEO - Producer
Genevieve has a degree in Applied Economic Sciences from the Catholic University of Louvain’s Management Institute. She also possesses a Masters in Asian Studies, along with an MBA from Cornell University. For almost the first decade of her career, she was a financial analyst for a series of prestigious international business banks (Deutsche Bank, Crédit Agricole Indosuez and Dresdner Bank), initially in Sydney, then in Hong Kong and finally in London. In 2002, she was chosen to take part in “Mega Media”, a training programme in the audiovisual production and distribution professions sponsored by the European Commission. After winning first prize, Geneviève landed work with several major independent producers in Paris and Brussels. In 2003, she founded Scope Invest, a fund operating under the Tax Shelter system, investing in 9 films including “L’enfant” by the Dardenne Brothers, a Palme d’Or winner at Cannes in 2005. That same year, she set up her own production house, “SCOPE Pictures”, in order to be able to host within Belgium foreign productions that incur part of their production expenditure in the country. In 2007, Geneviève created the Fortis Film fund in conjunction with Fortis Bank, now part of the BNP Paribas group, and sat on its investment committee until 2010. Since then, she has coproduced over 130 feature films which have combined commercial success with awards at prestigious festivals. Geneviève is now aiming to develop creative projects aimed at the international market, with the common thread of provoking laughter, reverie and powerful emotions among viewers.
  • Role at Scope Pictures CEO - Producer
  • Main personality traits Humour and perseverance
  • Favourite fictional hero/heroine Carrie Bradshaw
  • Favourite cult film Finding Neverland
  • Favourite dish Tuna Sashimi
  • Superpower I’d like to have Omnipresence
Nicolas Keusters
Operations Director
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Nicolas Keusters
Operations Director
After graduating from the ICHEC in 2001 in Audit & Accounting, Nicolas kicked off his career with PwC, serving as a Senior Auditor until 2005. After honing his financial management skills with Eurovia Management (2005 to 2006) and TriFinance (2007), he joined Dentsu Aegis Network Belgium in 2008 as CFO. In 2016, he became Operations Director at Scope Pictures, responsible for the Finance and Production departments.
  • Role at Scope Pictures Operations Director
  • Main personality traits a positive attitude
  • Favourite fictional hero/heroine Sport Billy
  • Favourite cult film Les trois frères
  • Favourite dish Burrata mozzarella and tomato
  • Superpower I’d like to have Teleportation
Charlotte Dulière
Coproduction Executive
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Charlotte Dulière
Coproduction Executive
Charlotte Dulière left UCL in 2001 with a Masters in the History of Art, specialising in Modern Art. She began her career as a production assistant at Saga Film, before becoming a coordinator and project development manager for Wajnbrosse Productions. Having gained 4 years’ valuable experience in audiovisual production, Charlotte became part of the Scope Pictures team at the end of 2015. Her main duties revolve around the development of funding projects and the coordination of production.
  • Role at Scope Pictures Coproduction Executive
  • Main personality traits Diplomacy
  • Favourite fictional hero/heroine Alice in Wonderland
  • Favourite cult film Blade Runner
  • Favourite dish Chocolate Charlotte, of course!
  • Superpower I’d like to have Time travel
Nicolas Honorez
Project Manager
Distribution Manager
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Nicolas Honorez
Project Manager
Distribution Manager
A graduate of the INRACI and a real film buff, Nicolas joined Scope Pictures in 2012 after having fulfilled various roles on documentaries, full-length movies and advertisements. In his current position as head of Scope’s Picture’s operations for Benelux, he monitors our co-productions and represents Scope on the various film markets. He is also responsible for the distribution activity, within TeleScope Film Distribution.
  • Role at Scope Pictures Project Manager
    Distribution Manager
  • Main personality traits Generosity
  • Favourite fictional hero/heroine Indiana Jones
  • Favourite cult film Singing in the Rain
  • Favourite dish Sweet and sour pork fritters
  • Superpower I’d like to have Omniscience
Stijn De Block
Film Business Developer
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Stijn De Block
Film Business Developer
Stijn has a degree in Social Work, specialising in Personnel Management/HR. He began his career in the insurance sector, developing a marked interest in fiscal legislation and Tax Shelters in particular. For SCOPE Invest, he acts as Senior Investment Consultant vis-à-vis Flemish investors and accounts offices. Since 2016, he has also been working for Scope Pictures as Film Business Developer, in order to forge links with producers from the north of the country and identify new Flemish projects for Scope Pictures.
  • Role at Scope Pictures Film Business Developer
  • Main personality traits Creativity
  • Favourite fictional hero/heroine Donnie Brasco
  • Favourite cult film Fargo (Coen Bros.)
  • Favourite dish A good steak & chips
  • Superpower I’d like to have Invisibility
Tahereh Khazrai
Associate Producer
Project Manager
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Tahereh Khazrai
Associate Producer
Project Manager
Tahereh Khazrai has an Executive MBA from the ESSEC, a Degree in Cinema and a Masters in History from the Sorbonne. She began her career with Wild Bunch in 1999, before occupying the post of Vice-President International Sales at StudioCanal from 2002 to 2010. In June 2010, she moved to Cinecapital, a subsidiary of Cofiloisirs where, for 7 years, she served as Investment Director for SOFICA Socifinéma and Cinecap. In July 2017, she joined SCOPE Pictures as an Associate Producer. Based in Paris, Tahereh is responsible for co-producing films eligible for the Belgian Tax Shelter which originate from France, Italy, Germany and Eastern Europe.
  • Role at Scope Pictures Associate Producer
    Project Manager
  • Main personality traits Loyal and adventurous
  • Favourite fictional hero/heroine Don Draper
  • Favourite cult film The Night of the Hunter
  • Favourite dish Ghormeh Sabzi (traditional Iranien dish)
  • Superpower I’d like to have A sense of direction
David Ragonig
Unit Production Manager
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David Ragonig
Unit Production Manager
David Ragonig has a Masters in Economic Science from Brussels Free University, plus a Certificate in Production from Paris’s Fémis film school and the Baden Württemberg film academy. Having begun his working life in the financial sector as a Mergers & Acquisitions Consultant, David made the switch to an audiovisual production career in 2012. Since then, he has been involved in the executive production of numerous short and full-length movies shot in Belgium and France, such as “LES PROFS 2” (UGC), “THE EXCEPTION” (EGOLI TOSSEL), “RATTRAPAGE” (UGC), “WHERE HANDS TOUCH” (TANTRUM FILMS) and “A BLUEBIRD IN MY HEART” (LABYRINTHE).
David joined the Scope team in 2017 as a Unit Production Manager.
  • Role at Scope Pictures Unit Production Manager
  • Main personality traits Conciliatory and committed
  • Favourite fictional hero/heroine Ferris Bueller
  • Favourite cult film Serpico
  • Favourite dish Wiener schnitzel
  • Favourite Scope film Ma Loute
  • Superpower I’d like to have Eternal youth
Inès De Nervo
Senior Legal Executive
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Inès De Nervo
Senior Legal Executive
Inès has a Master’s Degree in Intellectual Property Management from Paris II (Assas). After graduation, she spent nearly 4 years at the legal department of TF1 (in charge, in particular, of acquisition of audio-visual programmes). When she moved to Belgium, she spent 9 months as Contract Manager at GlaxoSmithKline. In January 2018 she joined the SCOPE team as Senior Legal Executive.
  • Role at Scope Pictures Senior Legal Executive
  • Main personality traits Spontaneous, direct
  • Favourite fictional hero/heroine The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Favourite cult film The Blues Brothers
  • Favourite dish A cheese platter
  • Favourite Scope film Noces
  • Superpower I’d like to have Telepathy
Sofia Lemos Marques
Film Production Assistant
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Sofia Lemos Marques
Film Production Assistant
Upon graduating in Lisbon in 2014, Sofia left for Brazil where she embarked on the cinema. At Polofilme in Rio de Janeiro she was in charge of the coordination of project development, the financing and distribution of films in festivals. In Brussels, Sofia earned a Master’s Degree in Production Management from INSAS in 2017, and then joined the SCOPE team.
  • Role at Scope Pictures Film Production Assistant
  • Main personality traits Independent and enthusiastic
  • Favourite fictional hero/heroine Thelma et Louise
  • Favourite cult film Wild at Heart
  • Favourite dish Francesinha (traditional Porto dish)
  • Favourite Scope film Personal Shopper
  • Superpower I’d like to have Talk to the animals
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Why work with us?

SCOPE Pictures is Belgium’s most prolific and most acclaimed film production company.

We coproduce movies, TV films and series that have a clear commercial aim and wide public appeal.

In 2003, via our sister company SCOPE Invest, we were the first to develop funding structures based on the Belgian Tax Shelter mechanism. Since then, we have become one of the market leaders in the field of funding and tax incentives, with:

  • over 150 films funded and coproduced.
  • more than 260 million euros invested in the cinema industry.
  • over 400 weeks of filming completed.
  • glowing reviews, nominations on the main lists at renowned festivals and box office success.

Courtesy of a selective approach, we are able to guarantee a high-quality tailored service for each individual project.

Our team of experts is constantly working to create new opportunities, with a view to assisting producers in the most effective and innovative ways possible.

SCOPE Pictures possesses cutting-edge expertise in the support of foreign productions, in financial arrangements and in combining the different types of public and private funding available in Belgium.

As part of funding package, we also offer production services to film and television production companies. Using our vast network of contacts, we assist the producers during the finalisation of contracts with the Belgian contractors and suppliers involved in the film.

SCOPE Pictures boasts solid experience in securing European, national and regional funding, with some 30 films selected by Wallimage/Screen.Brussels and over 15 chosen by Eurimages since 2008.

SCOPE Pictures coproduces around 20 projects a year, the majority of which meet with critical acclaim and go on to achieve box office success...

Why work in Belgium?

Compared to many other European countries, Belgium offers considerable advantage in terms of filming and post-production costs.

Producers can even benefit from the Tax Shelter mechanism without necessarily having to shoot the film in Belgium.

The country also boasts a great diversity of backdrops, with varied landscapes, picturesque towns and cities, and the full gamut of architectural styles.

Belgium also offers exceptional quality in terms of technical and artistic services, not to mention world-renowned reliability. But don’t take our word for it: have a look at the list of productions filmed in Belgium and hailed by international critics.

Apart from the Tax Shelter mechanism and the competitive pricing applied by local industry, Belgium also offers national and regional funds such as Wallimage, Screen.Brussels, the Wallonia/Brussels Federation and Screen Flanders. These funds invest capital of up to 400,000 euros and are fully compatible with the Tax Shelter mechanism.

What types of projects are accepted?

SCOPE Pictures can help fund the following types of audiovisual works:

  • Feature films, documentaries, animated films, TV movies and series.

SCOPE Pictures is actively seeking Belgian and international projects of all genres aimed at the general public and requiring a minimum budget of millions euros. .

A project doesn’t necessarily have to be recognised as an official Belgian coproduction by virtue of a coproduction agreement. However, it must be recognised by the relevant Belgian authority as being a “European work” on the basis of the criteria defined by the European Commission’s “Television without Borders” directive of 3 October 1989.

Selection criteria

SCOPE will consider projects which include the following elements:

  • A distribution agreement for which the main funding comes from the distributors’ country of origin.
  • An agreement with an internationally renowned commercial agent.
  • Confirmed funding for a minimum of 70% of the film’s budget.

What are the restrictions?

SCOPE is able to fund from 45% to 55% of all Belgian expenditure. The net funding provided to the producer via the Tax Shelter mechanism may reach up to 25% of the film’s overall budget (excluding unforeseen costs).

How do I submit a project?

Projects can be submitted at any stage in the production process. However, SCOPE Pictures normally only intervenes when at least 70% of the funding is already guaranteed.

If you’d like to apply, please send us an e-mail together with the film’s finished promotional material, plus the following documents:

  • Screenplay
  • Synopsis
  • Letters of intent from director and producer
  • Cast and crew lists
  • Funding plan and recoupment details
  • Budget, with details of Belgian expenditure
  • Estimated international sales
  • Production schedule and proposed release date.

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