CNC is launching Going European, a training program for international pairs of authors of series

CNC is launching Going European, a training program for international pairs of authors of series

07 February 2023
Going European

The Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC) is launching a training program for international pairs of authors, focused on the stakes and challenges of co-writing international series, in partnership with the Series Mania festival (France), the coproduction and networking market Conecta Fiction & Entertainment (Spain) and the Sarajevo Film Festival – CineLink Industry Days (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Funded by the MEDIA program of the European Commission for a period of three years (2023-2025), this dispositive will accompany five pairs of authors per year, a total of thirty professionals throughout the program, all engaged in international co-writing projects.

Each year, the ten resident authors will take part in three training sessions of one week each during the partner events. The program includes meetings with renowned professionals, workshops and masterclasses on the specific issues involved in the conception, sale and distribution of an international series (creative, financial, contractual, regulatory, environmental, etc.)

The five pairs are chosen on an annual basis: three by the CNC from among the winners of the co-writing grant for international co-productions (COCO-I) and two by Conecta Fiction & Entertainment and the Sarajevo Film Festival – CineLink Industry Days. The aim is to create a group of authors with diverse backgrounds, experiences and nationalities, united by the desire to share their experiences and promote international co-writing.

Going European’s purpose is to be more than just a training program for authors. In this regard, the CNC and its partners will use the participants' feedback and their work during the program to establish and disseminate a repertoire of best practices for the co-writing and international co-production of series. Sharing some of this material with professionals of the sector will structure a collective reflection on the conditions of creation, production, financing, distribution and promotion of international series, while contributing to the emergence of European and Francophone intellectual properties.

About :
Based in Lille since 2018, Series Mania - Lille / Hauts-de-France has become the biggest event dedicated uniquely to television series in Europe. Its festival offers exclusive world premieres of the greatest international series on the big screen, giving its audience - up to 70,000 spectators - 8 days of discoveries, parties, and masterclasses with some of the most renowned personalities in the series world. At the same time, Series Mania welcomes 3,300 professionals from over 64 countries at Series Mania Forum including the anticipated Lille Dialogues summit. Two key events for networking and business are now extended online with the creation in 2020 of Series Mania Digital. In 2021, Series Mania launched Series Mania Institute, a training program for students and industry professionals. The association is thus extending its action to support the creation of series in Europe.

Conecta FICTION & ENTERTAINMENT is a professional and international market focused on the creation, development, production, financing, broadcasting and marketing of television content, positioned within the top 10 international tv markets of the audiovisual industry. Connecting Industry and Talent, Fiction and Entertainment, Europe and América. The seventh edition of Conecta FICTION & ENTERTAINMENT will be held in Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha between June 26th and 29th, 2023, with the support of the Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha and the collaboration of the Castilla-La Mancha Film Commission. Inside Content is in charge of the design and production of the event.

CineLink Industry Days, Sarajevo Film Festival’s industry section, is a primary hub for Southeast European film and TV professionals and has played a crucial role in the expansion of cinematic co-production in the region. It is a key destination for professionals from across Europe who are in search of talent and co-production possibilities, or who simply wish to obtain in-depth knowledge about this dynamic region’s business development. Seven years ago, CineLink Drama a co-financing forum was launched with an aim to present Southeast European high-end drama series in development to key European and regional broadcasters, VoD and SVoD operators and distributors.

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