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)

Speakers:

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)

Speakers:

• 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)

Speakers:

• 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)

Speakers:

• 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)