Series Mania’s Lille Dialogues Sets Keynotes, Panels & More


Series Mania’s Lille Dialogues has lined up guests and speakers for its sixth edition, which is set for March 21.

The 2024 edition will feature panel discussions plus several keynotes delivered by industry executives. The talks will explore the crucial role of creativity in the international audiovisual industry. This year’s Lille Dialogues will be devoted to artificial intelligence and its development.

Keynote speakers include Delphine Ernotte Cunci, CEO of France Télévisions; Rodolphe Belmer, CEO of TF1 Group; Nicolas de Tavernost, president and CEO of M6 Group; and Cathy Payne, CEO of Banijay Rights. The closing keynote speaker is Jean-Briac Perrette, CEO and president for global streaming and games at Warner Bros. Discovery.

Panel discussions lined up are the welcome address by Anne Bouverot, Series Mania president, along with a slew of discussions on AI prompting, tools and how to embrace the future.

Confirmed speakers for the panels include Katie Buckland, executive director of the Writers Guild Foundation; Barbara Hayes, president of the Society of Audiovisual Authors; David Kavanagh, managing director of FSE; Bruno Patino, president of ARTE; Lisa Perrin, managing director of international productions for ITV Studios; and Fred Rolland, head of EMEA strategic development for digital media audio and video at Adobe; Maria Rua Aguete, senior research director for media and entertainment at OMDIA; and Frank Spotnitz, executive producer and CEO at Big Light Productions.

The event is organized in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, the CNC and the European Commission.

“The rapid development of artificial intelligence and generative technology is having a major impact on the design and production of audiovisual works,” said Laurence Herszberg, founder and general director of Series Mania. “This powerful tool is a unique opportunity for creators and professionals, but it is also risky. Panels for this year’s event will cover the impact of AI on the content industry, how AI reshapes the creative industries, and how best to embrace the AI revolution. The Lille Dialogues are, and continue to be, a vital platform to curate insightful discussions, collaborative solutions and thought-provoking exchange between key leaders within the audiovisual industry. We look forward to welcoming everyone to this year’s Lille Dialogues.”