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Series Mania Opens Call for Drama Series Co-Writing Residency


Series Mania has put out a call for applications in France for the second annual Drama Series Co-Writing Residency between Israel and France.

The program was initiated by the CNC (Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image animée) in France and the GMFF (Gesher Multicultural Film Fund) in Israel, in cooperation with the Israeli Scriptwriters Guild, the Israeli Producers Association and the French Embassy in Israel. Series Mania is one of the main partners of the project.

The Drama Series Co-Writing Residency will select six projects to take part in the residency. Each project will be carried by a team composed of at least two screenwriters, one from Israel and one from France. A maximum of 12 screenwriters in total will participate in the residency.

The deadline for submissions is October 5, 2020.

The selected participants will take part in two workshops, one in France and one in Israel. The teams will have approximately six months (from December to May) to co-write the full bible of a fiction series. During this period, the selected teams will be trained by experienced tutors with whom they will have regular online exchanges and they will have the opportunity to meet the tutors during the two workshops.

“As international collaboration becomes increasingly important in the global TV market, the number of co-productions between our two countries is likely to rise,” commented Laurence Herszberg, founder and general director of Series Mania. “More than ever, we need to support emerging talent in France and Israel and foster transnational initiatives that will enhance the quality of television series.”

About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]


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