Series Mania Dates, European Project & Talent Forum Open for Entries


Series Mania, now in its ninth year, has been scheduled to run April 27 to May 5, 2018, with the European Project and Talent Forum (formerly Co-Production Forum) now accepting submissions.

The renamed European Project and Talent Forum, now in its sixth year, is set to take place at Lille Grand Palais from May 2 to 4. The deadline to submit for the 2018 edition is February 23. Sixteen projects in development will be selected to participate in the Co-Pro Pitching sessions in front of more than 400 decision makers in the TV industry, including co-producers, distributors and TV channel representatives.

“The Series Mania Co-Production Forum has proven to be the preeminent meeting place in Europe to co-finance TV series projects in development,” commented Laurence Herszberg, founder of Series Mania. “The newly renamed European Project and Talent Forum will now go a step further to create a unique marketplace not only to find projects in development but also to meet original talent and gifted scriptwriters, to discover new series available for the international market, to network with the best European enterprises, to offer an intense program of pitching sessions, training programs, film and TV school presentations, and conferences all in one exceptional hub identifying the best content yet to come.”

“Our goal with the European Project and Talent Forum is to be the preeminent showcase of what’s best in European television development and production,” said Francesco Capurro, the head of the forum. “This year, for the first time, the forum will offer a unique journey through the stages of Creating a Series. Each stage will be organized in collaboration with a recognized expert in its sector. In addition, there will be the Co-Pro Pitching sessions with the best project awarded €50,000 (among 16 series projects in development), SeriesLab (in partnership with the TorinoFilmLab, 9 European authors’ pitch), Script Doctoring (selection of author projects by recognized showrunners), European Preview (the latest European series available for acquisitions), Digital Project Pitch and many other events.”