16 CoPro Pitching projects at Lille’s Séries Mania
by Fabien Lemercier
- The European Project and Talent Forum will unspool from 2-4 May as part of the first Lille-based edition of Séries Mania
The new showcase of the go-getting Séries Mania festival, which for its ninth edition (27 April - 5 May) is shifting from Paris to Lille (in the Hauts-de-France region), is starting to show us what it’s made of. In particular, it has unveiled its industry-focused sidebar, the European Project and Talent Forum, which will take place from 2-4 May. Indeed, the ambitious gathering presided over by Rodophe Belmer and run by managing director Laurence Herszberg has announced the list of the 16 projects selected (out of the 370 applicants hailing from 40 countries) for its CoPro Pitching. The best title of all will receive an award to the tune of €50,000, handed out by a jury chaired by Christophe Riandee (deputy managing director of Gaumont), but obviously, all of the projects will be open to negotiations with the 1,000-plus professionals from the world of international series who will be in attendance in Lille, and who will be on the lookout for opportunities to board as a co-producer or to make a pre-purchase.
The European Project and Talent Forum has also scheduled a number of round-tables (“Media Distribution Facing Disruption on the Technological, Legal and Economic Fronts”, “Media Groups: On Which Future Growth Drivers to Bet?”, “Cinema in the Digital Age?”, “Digital Single Market: Shifts in the Balance of Power in a New Area of Regulation” and “OTT, Skinny Bundles, SVoD: The New Age of Pay TV”) and other keynote speeches as part of the Lille Transatlantic Dialogues, which will unspool on 3 May and bring together professionals from American studios and platforms, European creators, producers and broadcasters, and representatives of the EU institutions.
Here is the complete CoPro Pitching selection:
A Long Night in Paris - Keshet International (Israel/France)
Atrocity - Fiction Valley BV (Netherlands)
Black Port – Vesturport (Iceland – in partnership with the Copro Series of the Berlinale Drama Series Days)
CCLXX – Palomar (Italy/Spain)
Crimeshare - Anagram (Norway)
District Y, L. - Benasuly Productions (Israel)
Fixed - Origin Pictures (UK)
Immunity - Jumpseat Filmproduktion, Real Film Berlin (Germany)
Inheritance - At-Production (Belgium)
Layla - Vertigo (Finland)
Pandemia - Indie Prod (France)
Showtime - Everybody on Deck (France)
Sixteen - Madman Productions Co. (Australia)
The Lobbyists - Jerico TV (France/Belgium)
We Got This! - Jarowskij Sverige AB (Sweden)
With One Eye Open – Max Anger Series - Nice Drama (Sweden)
(Translated from French)
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