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FictionLab, projects in stage 2


- The Film Commission Torino Piemonte and the TorinoFilmLab's writing laboratory for TV series goes ahead, with a view to the next workshop that will be held in Turin from 8 to 10 April

FictionLab, projects in stage 2

The selection committee for FictionLab, the writing laboratory for TV series organised for the second year running by Film Commission Torino Piemonte and the TorinoFilmLab, has chosen 9 projects (from an initial 12) to participate in the second of the three workshops scheduled for this year, from 8 to 10 April in Turin. Projects were selected based on the preferences of Rai and Sky, producers that exercised their option rights, and the selection committee itself.

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The projects that have been chosen, four of which have already caught the interest of production companies, are as follows:

41 Bis - Ivano Fachin, Sofia Bruschetta / Optioned by Casanova Multimedia
Inri - Elena Donadon / Optioned by Lucky Red
L’Educazione di Irene - Matteo Carlomagno, Lorenzo Colonna
La Rete - Mirko Cetrangolo, Stefano Di Santi
Lombroso- Luca Pedretti, Giustino Pennino e Davide Orsini / Optioned by Lucky Red
Poteri Forti - Paolo Borraccetti
Ragazze di vita - Lara Prando, Benedetta Gallo, Raffaella Persichella / Optioned by Aurora TV
Toxicity - Matteo Berdini, Ulrick Gerber
Arianna Meccanica - Matteo Visconti, Giacomo Bisanti

The writers will continue developing their projects under the guidance of tutors Nicola Lusuardi, Stefano Sardo and Gino Ventriglia, until the deadline for submitting their material in June. At the next workshop in Turin (8 April), FictionLab will present the finalist projects to industry professionals. To close the event the FictionLab tutors will hold a masterclass on making television series in Europe.

FictionLab is supported by the SIAE – Italian Association of Authors and Publishers and is held in partnership with Rai Fiction and Sky (which each grant €15,000 to one of the finalist projects), as well as the APT – Association of Television Producers and ANICA (which will award a joint prize of €5,000).

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(Translated from Italian)

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