European conference on TV series financing

Assises européennes du financement des séries TV

A day of conferences on the financing of television series in Europe, organized with the CNC (FR) which opened the 3rd edition of the Series Mania European Co-production Forum on April 22, 2015 at the Forum des images in Paris, France.







6 round table debates were proposed around the theme of television series in Europe:
• PART 1 : Overview of the co-production market in Europe
• PART 2 : The industry’s structure from independent producers to major audiovisual groups
• PART 3 : Cooperation between major broadcasters regarding European fiction
• PART 4 : Distributor’s financial commitment in TV Series development
• PART 5 : Financing European series with regional funds
• PART 6 : Public authority initiatives and the European TV series industry
 
 

PART 1/6

Welcome by Laurence Herszberg, general director, Forum des images, Paris, France
Opening remarks by Frédérique Bredin, president, CNC (FR)
followed by
IS THERE A SPECIFIC MARKET FOR TV SERIES CO-PRODUCTIONS IN EUROPE? A STATISTICAL OVERVIEW
(in collaboration with NPA Conseil)
Speaker: Aliette de Villeneuve, Head of Contents and Programs Marketing, NPA Conseil (FR)
 
 


 
 

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HOW IS THE INDUSTRY’S STRUCTURE SHAPED? SYNERGIES BETWEEN INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS AND CREATION OF SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES BY MAJOR AUDIOVISUAL GROUPS.
Moderator: Frédéric Pittoors d’Haveskercke – Co-production specialist and Series Mania consultant
Speakers:
Emma Brown, Senior Development Executive, Scripted Content, FremantleMedia (UK)
Nora Melhli, Head of Fiction, Shine (FR)
Olivier Bibas, General Director, Atlantique Productions (FR)
Matthieu Viala, CEO, Makever (FR)
Francesca Longardi, Producer and Head of Development, Cattleya (IT)
Rola Bauer, CEO/Partner, Tandem (GER)
Carole Scotta, CEO, Haut et Court (FR)
 




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WHAT KIND OF COOPERATION EXISTS BETWEEN MAJOR BROADCASTERS REGARDING EUROPEAN FICTION?
Moderator: François-Pier Pelinard Lambert, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Le Film Français (FR)
Speakers:
Médéric Albouy, Head of Drama Co-productions, France Télévisions (FR)
Fabrice de la Patellière, Head of Fiction, Canal+ (FR)
Olivier Wotling, Head of Fiction, ARTE France (FR)
Caroline Skinner, Executive Producer, BBC (UK)
Piv Bernth, Head of Fiction, DR (DK)
Nils Hartmann, Director of Original Productions, Sky Italia (IT)
Ivar Køhn, Head of Drama, NRK (NO)
 
 


 
 

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IS EARLY FINANCIAL INPUT OF DISTRIBUTORS ESSENTIAL TO DEVELOPING TV SERIES?
Moderator: Andrew Dickens, Senior Reporter, C21 (UK)
Speakers:
Caroline Torrance, Head of International Scripted, Zodiak Rights (FR)
Ruth Clarke, EVP Global Content & Co-production, ITV Studios (UK)
Ben Donald, Executive Producer for International Drama, BBC Worldwide (UK)
Nathalie Bobineau, Executive Manager of Sales, France Télévisions Distribution
 
 


 


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HOW TO FINANCE TV SERIES IN EUROPE? PRESENTATION OF REGIONAL FUNDING SUPPORT
Moderator: Charlotte Appelgren, General Secretary, Cine-Regio (EU)
Speakers:
Christian De Schutter, Head of Promotion & Communication, VAF (BE)
Helga Binder, Deputy Head of Film Funding, NRW Film- und Medienstiftung (GER)
Massimo Modugno, National Production Manager, Apulia Film Commission (IT)
Sophie Haguet, Responsible for the Mission Cinema, Région Ile-de-France (FR)
Philippe Reynaert, President, Wallimage (BE)
 
 


 


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WHAT PUBLIC AUTHORITY INITIATIVES ARE BEING DEVELOPED FOR THE EUROPEAN TV SERIES INDUSTRY?
Moderator: Sahar Baghery, Head of International TV Formats & Contents, Eurodata TV Worldwide / Médiamétrie
Speakers:
Claus Noer Hjorth, Head of Department, Danish Film Institute, and EFADs member (DK)
Bronagh Walton, Policy Officer Creative Europe MEDIA Sub programme, MEDIA (EU)
Michel Plazanet, Deputy Director of European and International Affairs, CNC (FR)
Bettina Brinkmann, Head of TV, EBU (EU)
Ross Biggam, General Director, ACT (EU)