Series Mania Opens Call for Projects for 2019 Event


Series Mania has opened its 2019 “Call for Projects” with a deadline of January 9, 2019, for producers to submit their works for the Forum’s annual Co-Pro Pitching Sessions.

From these submissions, 16 projects will be selected to participate and to be pitched in front of decision-makers from the TV industry—including co-producers, distributors, financiers and TV channel representatives. The top project presented during the Co-Pro Pitching Sessions will be awarded a €50,000 prize, as determined by a jury of leading industry executives.

“The first edition in Lille was a huge success, beyond our best expectations,” commented Laurence Herszberg, founder and general director of Series Mania. “On the Festival side, we had more than 55,000 spectators who joined our numerous screenings, meetings and events organized throughout Lille. The Forum meanwhile welcomed at Lille Grand Palais more than 2,000 registered participants for three intense days of business and networking. The Swedish project We Got This won the €50,000 award for development among the 16 high-end international projects that were pitched. We look forward to welcoming new submissions for 2019 and awarding the winner with €50,000.”

“Since day one, our goal with the Forum is to be the preeminent showcase of what’s best in European television development and production,” commented Francesco Capurro, head of Series Mania Forum. “We are delighted to be announcing our ‘Call for Projects’ for 2019.”