Call for Entries for Series Mania European Co-Production Forum


PARIS: The Series Mania European Co-Production Forum, organized by Forum des images and supported by the E.U.'s Creative Europe program, is looking for fiction series to take part in its third edition, which will be held April 22 to 24, 2015.

Ten projects—eight European and two from outside of Europe—will be selected to be presented in front of a panel of 150 industry luminaries, including producers, distributors and representatives from TV channels.

Additionally, the Series Mania European Co-Production Forum is partnering with the Berlinale Co-Production Market to accompany the German festival as it opens up to TV series. Series Mania and the Berlinale Co-Production Market will be hosting a roundtable on European co-productions during the Berlinale. In addition, the pitch session to be held at the Berlinale will include a project previously presented in April 2014 at the last edition of the Series Mania European Co-Production Forum, which will, in turn, pick up one of the projects presented in Berlin for the next edition of their Co-Production Forum in Paris in April 2015.

An advisory board has been put in place for the Series Mania European Co-Production Forum as well. The group includes Caroline Benjo, producer at Haut et Court; Peter Carlton, producer at Warp Films; Ludovica Fonda, the head of drama co-productions at Mediaset; Liselott Forsman, executive producer of international projects at YLE in Finland; and Darius Gasiorowski, the head of drama production at Poland's TVN. Also on the advisory board are Irina Ignatiew-Lemke, the managing director of global scripted distribution at Red Arrow International; Ruth McCance, the former head of fiction at Eccho Rights; Åsa Sjöberg, the director of content at TV4 in Sweden; Ole Steen Stolberg, sales and acquisitions exec at Nordic World; and Matthieu Viala, CEO of France's Makever.