View European Conference on TV Série financing

The conference day was open to all Series Mania registered professionals, Industry and Co-production Forum.

For the second consecutive year, the Series Mania festival is organizing, in collaboration with the Centre National du Cinéma (CNC), the European TV Series Conference Day, a working session for industry professionals to debate the key issues around the development and financing of TV series in Europe.



The European TV Series Conference Day involved four round-table discussions:

  • PART 1: How to finance ambitious TV Series: The challenge of International co-productions

Moderator: Alexandra Lebret, Managing Director, European Producers Club (FR)


Christina Bentlage, Head of Film Support, NRW (ALL)

Marco Chimenz, Producer, Cattleya (IT)

Dariusz Jablonski, Producer, Apple Film (PL)

Danielle Kadeyan, CEO, SOFITVCINE (FR)

Petri Kemppinen, CEO, Nordisk Film & TV Fund (NO)

Lucia Recalde, Head of Media Unit, MEDIA (BE)

  •   PART 2: Intra-european remakes: HBO Europe case study


Moderator: Nico Franks, Journalist, C21 (R-U)


• Vegard Eriksen Stenberg, author of Mammon (NO)

• Gjermund Eriksen, author of Mammon (NO)

• Noel Hedges, EVP, Content, DRG (R-U)

• Iza Łopuch, Executive producer of Polish remake, HBO Europe (PL)

• Vratislav Šlajer, Producer of Czech remake, Bionaut (CZ)

• Johnathan Young, Executive producer, HBO Europe (R-U)

  • PART 3: OTT services, catch-up TV, online platforms : What are the new perspectives for European drama distribution ?

Moderator: Sahar Baghery, Head of Global Research & Content Strategy, ‎Eurodata TV Worldwide / Médiamétrie (FR)


• Manuel Alduy, Director of Canal OTT (FR)

• Emmanuelle Guilbart, Joint CEO-Founder, About Premium Content (FR)

• Nicola Soderlund, Managing Partner, Eccho Rights (SE)

• Johan Wahlberg, Head of distribution strategy, SVT Play (SE)

  • PART 4: Identifying Talents : The Challenges of European Cooperation

Moderator: Alice Delalande, Head of Fiction and Animation Department, CNC (FR)


• Piv Bernth, Head of Drama, DR (DK)

• Jimmy Desmarais, co-CEO, Atlantique Productions (FR)

• Dominique Jubin,
Director French Drama & Co-production Creation Originale, Canal + (FR)

• Laurent Mercier, Author, Serial Eyes (FR)

• Lorraine Sullivan, Head of Programme, Serial Eyes (R-U)

• Sandra Ouaiss,
Director of International Co-productions, Newen (FR)