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Three days of screenings and meetings for sharing the best of European series and introducing their creators. The programme includes presentation of remarkable series presented by their creative teams, masterclasses, workshops, meetings...

Screening of finished series, case studies with their teams and special events are open to the general public and free of charge, subject to availability. Ticket-holders have priority.

Please note the schedule is temporary. Times and places for the sessions are subject to change. Other series and speakers will also be added to the programme soon.

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Wednesday 28 June 9:30 - 11:00 Cinéma Ermitage Open to the publicEvenings
9:30    11:00 - Cinéma Ermitage Children Session: Max & Maestro
Wednesday 28 June Cinéma Ermitage Evenings Open to the public

Max dreams of becoming a musician, ever since he became a pupil of Mr Barenboim, the world’s greatest conductor! The only problem is that in Max’s neighbourhood, nobody likes classical music. So, in order not to lose his friends and family, Max carries out Mr Barenboim’s lessons behind everyones’ backs, and gradually, he gets closer to his goal.

 

Screening of episodes followed by a discussion with Anna Fregonese (writer, head of writing), Christophe Pinto (director), Giorgio Welter (producer, Monello).

 

Original idea: Giorgio Welter, Agathe Robilliard

Head writer: Anna Fregonese

Screenwriters: Agathe Robilliard, Héloïse Capoccia, Franck Ekinci, Marco Beretta, Christian Lachenal, Karine Elghozi, Manuel Meyre, Isabelle de Catalogne, Alexandre Révérend, Guillaume Collet, Nathalie Dargent, Fabienne Gambrelle, Monica Rattazzi, Valentina Mazzola,

Director: Christophe Pinto

Composer: Akhenaton

Producers: Giorgio Welter, Cécile Sady, Piero Maranghi

Production companies: Monello Productions, MP1

Initial broadcasters: France Télévisions, Rai

Distributor: 100% Distribution

With the voices of: Benjamin Bollen, Gilbert Lévy, Benjamin Pascal, Corinne Martin, Fanny Bloc, Doudou Masta

Format: 52x11

Date of broadcast: 2018

 

 


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Wednesday 28 June 10:00 - 11:00 Théâtre municipal Professionals onlyDiscussions
10:00    11:00 - Théâtre municipal The changing world of series: in search of meaning and reality
Wednesday 28 June Théâtre municipal Discussions Professionals only

Abed Laraqui, research manager at MÉDIAMÉTRIE – EURODATA TV WORLDWIDE, will decipher the trends in television series through a study of the panorama of creation in Europe and with references to the most recent launches.  In particular, he will identify the subjects, content and genres that are most popular and on-trend, those that are emerging and ripe for development, the most unmissable and those that are in decline or disappearing. This prospective analysis will highlight, in particular, the new distribution platforms that are bringing down the average age of audiences and using their original creations to deal with themes that are adhering evermore closely to modern reality and contemporary societal issues. Abed will also focus on the innovative initiatives and strategies for other types of screens, notably by presenting the first ratings for4-screen viewing in several European countries. 

 

A presentation by Abed Laraqui, Research manager, MÉDIAMÉTRIE - Eurodata TV Worldwide.


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Wednesday 28 June 10:00 - 11:30 La Demeure du Parc Professionals onlyDiscussions
10:00    11:30 - La Demeure du Parc Broadcasters Conclave 2017
Wednesday 28 June La Demeure du Parc Discussions Professionals only

Since 2013, our Broadcasters’ Conclaves have gathered dozens of broadcasters from more than 20 countries for a workshop to exchange on the key issues of their sector and profession. These conclaves, behind closed doors, are a unique opportunity for heads of drama to share their experiences freely.

 

This year’s theme: in the present European context, does making innovative, original and impactful drama require courage? Do broadcasters have to be change-makers? What does it mean to be brave?


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Wednesday 28 June 11:00 - 12:30 Théâtre municipal Professionals onlyIn the pipeline
11:00    12:30 - Théâtre municipal In the Pipeline: Home Ground
Wednesday 28 June Théâtre municipal In the pipeline Professionals only

When Helena Mikkelsen is given when Helena Mikkelsen is given the reins to a struggling smalltown football club, she becomes the first woman to coach a top division men’s team. In her fight for the club’s survival she must stand her ground against hateful players, abusive fans and a rampant media turning her every move into frontpage news. Nobody respects her and everybody wants her gone, especially Michael the club’s aging star player. Michael has his eyes set on her job, and he’ll do whatever it takes to get her fired. As Helena and Michael butt heads, the fight for the locker room begins, and Helena’s only hope for success lies in the fractured mind of Adrian, a young prodigy already been burnt by the cruel world of professional football.

 

Country: Norway

Original title: Heimbane

Original idea: Johan Fasting 

Screenwriters: Johan Fasting, Christian Almerud Owe, Linn-Jeanethe Kyed, Erlend Loe Directors: Arild Andresen, Cecilie Moslie, Yngvild Flikke, Stian Kristiansen, Eirik Svensson

Composer: Aslak Hartberg

Production: NRK, Motlys

Producer: Vilje Kathrine Hagen

Executive Producers: Yngve Sæther, Vegard Stenberg Eriksen

Broadcasters: NRK Distributeur

Distributor: DR Sales

Casting: Ane Dahl Torp, John Carew, Emma Bones, Axel Bøyum, Morten Svartveit

Format: 10 x 45’

Date of broadcast: Mar. 2018
 


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Wednesday 28 June 11:00 - 12:30 Théâtre municipal Professionals onlyIn the pipeline
11:00    12:30 - Théâtre municipal In the Pipeline: Back to Corsica
Wednesday 28 June Théâtre municipal In the pipeline Professionals only

This intentionally documentary-like series, deals with a group of young losers, some who have just returned to Corsica, others who never left it. Back to Corsica is a humourous take on the contradictions and the identity crises of a no future generation seemingly trapped in an aimless life, with only the next binge on the horizon.

 

Screening of a montage of extracts with Félicia Viti (creator, writer, director), Cécile Vargaftig (co-writer), Michèle Casalta (producer, Mouvement) et Marc Degli-Esposti (head of France 3 Corse ViaStella).

 

Country: France

Original idea: Félicita Viti

Screenwriters: Félicita Viti, Cécile Vargaftig

Directors: Félicita Viti, Philippe Raffalli

Producers: Michèle Casalta

Production: Mouvement

Broadcaster: France 3 Corse ViaStella

Distributor: Mouvement

With: Oceane Court-Mallaroni, Anna-Marie Filippi, Camille Tissot, Antoine Albertini, Jeremy Alberti, Charlotte Deniel

Format: 8x26

Date of broadcast: March 2018

Photo credits: Mouvement


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Wednesday 28 June 11:00 - 12:30 Théâtre municipal Professionals onlyIn the pipeline
11:00    12:30 - Théâtre municipal In the Pipeline: Banking District
Wednesday 28 June Théâtre municipal In the pipeline Professionals only

January 2012. The Swiss banking sector is under attack. Targeting the very foundation of Swiss prosperity, Washington is after banking secrets. When the director of the Grangier & Cie private bank is found in a coma, his sister suspects foul play. The answer may lie as much in the bank, as in the family.

 

Screening of a montage of extracts followed by a case study with Stéphane Mitchell (writer), Fulvio Bernasconi (director), Jean-Marc Fröhle (producer, Point Prod), André Logie (co-producer, Panache Productions) and Françoise Mayor (head of drama, RTS).
 

Countries: Switzerland, Belgium

Original title: Quartier des banques

Original idea: Jean-Marc Fröhle

Screenwriters: Stéphane Mitchell, Fulvio Bernasconi, Flore Vasseur, Axel du Bus, Vincent Lavachery, Brigitte Leclef

Director: Fulvio Bernasconi

Composer: Hans Mullens

Producers: Jean-Marc Fröhle, Françoise Mayor, André Logie, Gaëtan David

Production companies: Point Prod', RTS, Panache Productions, RTBF

Initial broadcasters: RTS, RTBF

Distributor: About Premium Content

Main actors: Laura Sepul, Féodor Atkine, Brigitte Fossey, Arnaud Binard, Lubna Azabal, Stéphane Metzger, Lauriane Gillieron, Vincent Kucholl, François Florey

Format: 6x52

Date of broadcast: Autumn 2017

Photo credits: RTS, Jay Louvion


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Wednesday 28 June 11:30 - 12:30 Cinéma Ermitage Open to the publicScreenings
11:30    12:30 - Cinéma Ermitage Screening and case study: Match
Wednesday 28 June Cinéma Ermitage Screenings Open to the public

Stian has two sports presenters following him as they give a running commentary on every aspect of his life. He can’t see them but they can see him, and are more than happy to chat tactics, performance and foul-ups, the second Stian faces a challenge.

 

Worldwide premiere screening followed by a case study with Martin Lund (creator, writer, director) and Fredrik Støbakk (producer, Ape&Bjørn). 

 

Country: Norway

Original idea: Martin Lund

Screenwriters: Martin Lund, Thorkild Schrumpf
Directors: Martin Lund, Liv Karin Dahlstrøm
Composer: Stein Johan Grieg Halvorsen
Producers: Fredrik Støbakk, Ruben Thorkildsen
Production company: Ape&Bjørn
Initial broadcaster: NRK
Distributor: Red Arrow International
Main actors: Herbert Nordrum, Fredrik Steen, Martin Lund, Eline Grødal
Format: 20x14
Date of broadcast: 2017 (unreleased)

Photo credits: Red Arrow International


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Wednesday 28 June 12:30 - 13:00 Théâtre municipal Professionals onlyDiscussions
12:30    13:00 - Théâtre municipal One Vision - Code of Conduct: Courage - Sydney Gallonde
Wednesday 28 June Théâtre municipal Discussions Professionals only

Code of conduct: courage

 

Sydney has founded his career on a combination of audacity, ambition and confidence, becoming one of France’s most promising young producers. In producing his first series in 2015, an adaptation of the Harlan Coben novel No Second Chance (Une Chance de trop), he established himself, almost overnight, as part of the audiovisual production landscape in France. Between taking monumental risks and a few strokes of luck, Sydney charted himself an unusual course, becoming a true self-made man, for whom courage remains the key to success – or even to survival.

 

Photo credits: DR


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Wednesday 28 June 14:30 - 16:00 Cinéma Ermitage Open to the publicScreenings
14:30    16:00 - Cinéma Ermitage Children Session: Ernest and Celestine - The Collection
Wednesday 28 June Cinéma Ermitage Screenings Open to the public

Ernest and Celestine, The Collection presents the unique and bubbly adventures of a large, non-conformist bear and a mischievous little mouse.

 

Screening of episodes followed by a discussion with Agnès Bidaud (head of writing), Jean Regnaud (writer), Didier Brunner (director, Folivari), Pauline Brunner (actress), Jean-Christophe Roger (Director), Julien Chheng (Director).

 

Country: France

Original idea: Gabrielle Vincent

Head writer: Agnès Bidaud
Screenwriters: Jean Regnaud, Christophe Poujol, Béatrice Marthouret, Jean Regnaud, Jean-Christophe Roger, Tomoko Roger, Suena Airault, Marine Lachenaud, Marine Lachenaud, Valérie Magis, Moïra Bérard, Nils Mathieu, Hervé Nadler
Directors: Julien Chheng and Jean-Christophe Roger
Composer: Vincent Courtois
Producers: Didier Brunner, Damien Brunner, Stéphane Roelants
Production company: Folivari
Initial broadcaster: France Télévisions
Distributor: Dandelooo
Main actors: Pauline Brunner and Xavier Fagnon
Format: 26x13
Date of broadcast: 2017

Photo credits: Folivari 


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Wednesday 28 June 14:30 - 16:30 Théâtre municipal Open to the publicScreenings
14:30    16:30 - Théâtre municipal Screening and case study: Hassel
Wednesday 28 June Théâtre municipal Screenings Open to the public

Roland Hassel (Ola Rapace) is a street-smart detective with a criminal past, leading an organised crime task force in Stockholm. When his close mentor and Chief of Investigations Yngve Ruda is brutally murdered, a devastated Hassel swears to avenge his death.

 

Worldwide premiere screening followed by a case study with Amir Chamdin (director) Stefan Baron (executive producer, Nice Drama),Ola Rapace (actor) and Justus Riesenkampff, (distributor, Beta Films). Modarate by Arnaud Malherbe (director, screenwriter). 

 

Country: Sweden

Original idea:Henrik Jansson-Schweizer, Morgan Jensen and Björn Paqualin, based on characters by Olov Svedelid

Screenwriters:Björn Paqualin, Morgan Jensen, Charlotte Lesche, Oliver Dixon

Directors:Amir Chamdin, Erik Eger, Eshref Reybrouck

Composer:Nicke Andersson

Producer: Malte Forsell

Production company:Nice Drama

Initial broadcaster:Viaplay

Distributor: Beta Films

Main actors:Ola Rapace, Aliette Opheim, Shanti Rooney

Format:10x45

Date of broadcast: Autumn 2017

Photo credits: Nice Drama


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Wednesday 28 June 16:00 - 17:00 Cinéma Ermitage Open to the publicDiscussions
16:00    17:00 - Cinéma Ermitage Masterclass: The new challenge of co-productions - with Fernando Lopez Puig (RTVE)
Wednesday 28 June Cinéma Ermitage Discussions Open to the public

 

Since 2010, Fernando López Puig has been head of drama for the public broadcaster, RTVE, where he is in charge of series such as Amar en Tiempos Revueltos, Águila Roja, Cuéntame, Los Misterios de Laura, Isabel, Gran Reserva, Acacias 38, El Caso and El Ministerio del Tiempo. He has developed many TV films and also heads the cinema department of the channel, with several of his films receiving international recognition and awards: Magical girl, Las Brujas de Zugarramurdi, REC 4, Loreak, Relatos Salvajes, Truman, Julieta and Tarde para la ira. We will be taking a closer look at Spanish drama through his experience and career path. Fernando López Puig will explore RTVE’s position in the Spanish audiovisual landscape, while reflecting on the evolution of TV consumption and the search for new content. He will explain the process of selection of projects, which is unique to this channel and new deals with producers, as well as the evolution of series funding. He will focus on The Ministry of Time to illustrate this.

 

Masterclass chaired by Charline de Lépine (Productrice - Producer MACONDO)


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Wednesday 28 June 16:30 - 17:00 Théâtre municipal Open to the publicDiscussions
16:30    17:00 - Théâtre municipal One vision: Pushing boundaries for different stories - with Barbara Emile
Wednesday 28 June Théâtre municipal Discussions Open to the public

Barbara Emile, the producer, has faced many challenges. For several years, she was at the helm of the cult series EastEnders, developing an innovative writing set-up. The golden age of this series was very much thanks to her proving that expectation and support for talent pays. Barbara Emile has a committed approach to success: a balance between talent and courage. She feels that producers and broadcasters have a responsibility to provide an environment where talent and creativity can thrive. Barbara Emile campaigns for proactive policies, convinced as she is of the importance of encouraging diversity in television ; diversity of faces, of paths and of prospects. For her, diversity, both on and off screen, is a necessity and one of the main challenges when bringing new stories to the screen, based on the world today.


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Wednesday 28 June 17:00 - 18:00 Théâtre municipal Professionals onlyIn the pipeline
17:00    18:00 - Théâtre municipal What's next: Once the dust settles
Wednesday 28 June Théâtre municipal In the pipeline Professionals only

It is a lovely evening in Copenhagen. We are at a restaurant. The door opens. Three silhouettes enter. We hear a volley of shots followed by screams and people trying to flee. There are more shots, and the sound of an explosion. Then silence. Dust is hanging in the air, a table is on its side, a birthday balloon is slowly moving across the floor. This is how Once the dust settles begins. We then cut to three weeks earlier. We meet our eight leading characters in medias res – all taking life for granted. But we know that something is inevitable, and the journeys of our characters become tales of destiny. We see how their lives and fates interweave throughout the season both before and after the attack. Hence there is no us and them, but only us.

 

With Dorte W.Høgh (screenwritter), Ida Maria Ryden (screenwritter) and Dorthe Riis Laurisden (producer).

 

Original idea & screenwriters: Dorte W. Høgh, Ida Maria Rydén
Production: DR Drama
Producer: Dorthe Riis
Broadcaster: DR
Distributor: DR SALE
Format: 10 X 60’
Date of broadcast: Sept. 2019


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Wednesday 28 June 17:00 - 18:00 Théâtre municipal Professionals onlyIn the pipeline
17:00    18:00 - Théâtre municipal What's Next: The Lynching
Wednesday 28 June Théâtre municipal In the pipeline Professionals only

It’s been 8 months since a horrible incident took place just off the square in the small town of Buchnov, an ordinary place where everyone knows everyone. Even the small Roma community had its place and kept mostly to itself, integrating with the rest only when needed. But then, a Roma man was beaten to death while a crowd looked on, shouting encouragement to the killer as he died, his body ceremoniously hung from a tree. The killer has been convicted and jailed for the crime, but the emotional wounds he has left behind are still close to the surface for most people in the town. Their collective guilt is palpable. Lukáš, a young filmmaker, has arrived in Buchnov to make a documentary about the Roma, but he soon discovers there are many mysteries here.
 

With Klára Jůzová (creator), Harold Apter (showrunner) and Jan Maxa (producer). 

 

Original idea: Klára Jůzová, Klára Vlasáková, Radek Hosenseidl

Showrunner: Harold Apter  

Screenwriters: Klára Vlasáková, Radek Hosenseidl, Klára Jůzová, Barbora Nevolníková, Petr Koubek, Jakub Votýpka

Directors: Klára Jůzová, Jan Bártek

Production: Czech Television

Producer: Jan Maxa

Broadcaster: Czech Television

Distributor: Czech Television

Format: 8 x 57’

Date of broadcast: automn 2018
 


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Wednesday 28 June 17:00 - 18:00 Théâtre municipal Open to the publicDiscussions
17:00    18:00 - Théâtre municipal Livres en séries: Alain Carrazé, Romain Nigita
Wednesday 28 June Théâtre municipal Discussions Open to the public

Alain Carrazé and Romain Nigita, co-authors of the books Series Anatomy and Les Nouveaux Feuilletonistes

 

From President Obama watching House of Cards trailers to the humble worker buying the last Game of Thrones in an African medina, it is a huge and almost universal phenomenon.

And yet, who truly knows what goes on behind the scenes of these acclaimed episodes and seasons? Who knows how, from the initial pitch through to release, these precious stories are put together piece by piece, amended, abandoned, then revisited?

 

Departing from 19 clichés and common misconceptions, Alain Carrazé and Romain Nigita embark upon an unprecedented dissection of the creative machine, and of the industry of contemporary sagas. From The Twilight Zone to Grey’s Anatomy, from Dallas to The Sopranos, and from Friends to the Walking Dead, they recount for us the great story of the 8th art.

 

In 656 pages and 55 interviews, Alain Carrazé revisits nearly 30 years of interviews with the greatest creators of television series in an unmissable volume. Compiled with the help of Romain Nigita, these scriptwriters and producers are joined by the most noteworthy actors and actresses in the history of television series.

 

Romain Nigita is a journalist specialising in series who began his career with the magazine Éπsode. As well as being a critique for Mad Movies and a columnist for France Inter, he also directs documentaries on television series.

 

Creator and co-animator of the cult programme Destination: Séries, magazine director, author of reference volumes including Les Nouveaux Feuilletonistesfor the publisher FANTASK, Alain Carrazé is a renowned specialist in television series.


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Wednesday 28 June 17:00 - 19:00 Cinéma Ermitage Open to the publicScreenings
17:00    19:00 - Cinéma Ermitage Screening and case study: Shadow of the Ferns
Wednesday 28 June Cinéma Ermitage Screenings Open to the public

A crime series, a family drama, a dream. The miniseries Shadow of the Ferns brings suspense, mystery and humour - even though the story takes place in a period which was far from funny. Filip, a young cop, wakes up in early 80’s in a town in the North of Czechoslovakia. Why is he here? A crime miniseries inspired by the BBC show Life on Mars.

 

Screening followed by a case study with Ondrej Stindl (creator, screenwriter), Marek Najbrt (director), Vratislav Slajer (producer, Bionaut) and Michal Reitler (producer, Czech Television). Moderate by Jean-André Yerlès (screenwriter).

 

Original title: Svet pod hlavou

Country: Czech Republic

Original idea: Ondrej Stindl, inspired by Life on Mars

Screenwriters: Ondrej Stindl, Robert Geisler, Benjamin Tucek

Directors: Marek Najbrt, Radim Spacek

Composer: Hynek Schneider

Producers: Vratislav Slajer (Bionaut ), Michal Reitler, (Czech Television)

Production company: Bionaut, Czech Television, JOJ TV

Initial broadcaster: Czech Television, JOJ TV

Distributor: BBC Worldwide

Main actors: Václav Neuzil, Ivan Trojan, Judit Bárdos, Jan Budar, Václav Kopta, Tomás Jerábek, Michal Dalecký, Marie Dolezalová and others

Format: 10x57

Date of broadcast: 2017

Photo credits: Nikolas Tusl


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Wednesday 28 June 18:30 - 19:30 Théâtre municipal Professionals onlyDiscussions
18:30    19:30 - Théâtre municipal Public decision-makers, public services: how can we promote the creation of drama?
Wednesday 28 June Théâtre municipal Discussions Professionals only

The public loves drama, both in France and in wider Europe. But before being broadcast and enjoyed, works of drama have to be devised, created, financed, produced and directed. During this long process, public entities, be they territorial collectives or public broadcasters, have a crucial role to play.

Without the involvement of the full range of public services, the diversity of creation would not be what it is today, and many works would not see the light of day.

In an audiovisual landscape that is changing in every country in Europe, how can audiovisual public service groups contemplate the future and forge this partnership with creation and drama? What responsibilities do public services have towards creators? How can they address highly diverse audiences and make sure the full diversity of creation is seen? How can the regions of France, whose capabilities and means have been bolstered, consider the future of their input and support?

Faced with these questions, a panel of creators and professionals, as well as managers of European public services and elected representatives leading new regions in France, will be there to reveal their perspectives and share their reflections.

 

Discussion chaired by Pascal ROGARD, director general of the SACD


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Wednesday 28 June 20:00 - 21:30 Théâtre municipal Open to the publicEvenings
20:00    21:30 - Théâtre municipal Opening ceremony: Guerrilla
Wednesday 28 June Théâtre municipal Evenings Open to the public

This is a story about romance between people and for ideals. It is told through a politically active couple who have their relationship and values tested when their friend is murdered by the police, and they decide to liberate a political prisoner. They then form a radical underground cell dedicated to social change in 1970s London.

 

Screening in the presence of Misan Sagay (screenwriter), Sam Miller (director), Katie Swinden and Patrick Spence (producers Fifty Fathoms). Moderate by Pierre Zéni (Journalist CANAL+).
 

 
 

Country: United Kingdom

Original idea: John Ridley

Screenwriters: John Ridley, Misan Sagay

Directors: John Ridley, Sam Miller

Composer: Max Richter

Producers: John Ridley, Idris Elba, Patrick Spence, Katie Swinden and Yvonne Ibazebo for Fifty Fathoms, Tracy Underwood for ABC Signature and Michael McDonald for Stearns Castle

Production company: Fifty Fathoms, ABC Signature

Initial broadcaster: Sky Atlantic, Showtime

Distributor: Sky Vision, Endemol Shine International

Main actors : Freida Pinto, Babou Ceesay, Rory Kinnear, Nathaniel Martello-White, Daniel Mays, Denise Gough, Zawe Ashton, Idris Elba

Format:10x60

Date of broadcast: 2017

Photo credits: Sky Atlantic


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Thursday 29 June 08:00 - 09:30 La Demeure du Parc Professionals onlyDiscussions
08:00    09:30 - La Demeure du Parc Broadcasters Conclave 2017
Thursday 29 June La Demeure du Parc Discussions Professionals only

Since 2013, our Broadcasters’ Conclaves have gathered dozens of broadcasters from more than 20 countries for a workshop to exchange on the key issues of their sector and profession. These conclaves, behind closed doors, are a unique opportunity for heads of drama to share their experiences freely.

 

This year’s theme: in the present European context, does making innovative, original and impactful drama require courage? Do broadcasters have to be change-makers? What does it mean to be brave?


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Thursday 29 June 09:30 - 11:00 Cinéma Ermitage Open to the publicScreenings
09:30    11:00 - Cinéma Ermitage Children Session: Ernest and Celestine - The Collection
Thursday 29 June Cinéma Ermitage Screenings Open to the public

Ernest and Celestine, The Collection presents the unique and bubbly adventures of a large, non-conformist bear and a mischievous little mouse.

 

Screening of episodes followed by a discussion with Agnès Bidaud (head of writing), Jean Regnaud (writer), Julien Chheng (director), Didier Brunner (director, Folivari), Jean-Christophe Roger (Director), Julien Chheng (Director).

 

Country: France

Original idea: Gabrielle Vincent

Head writer: Agnès Bidaud
Screenwriters: Jean Regnaud, Christophe Poujol, Béatrice Marthouret, Jean Regnaud, Jean-Christophe Roger, Tomoko Roger, Suena Airault, Marine Lachenaud, Marine Lachenaud, Valérie Magis, Moïra Bérard, Nils Mathieu, Hervé Nadler, Agnès Bidaud
Directors: Julien Chheng and Jean-Christophe Roger
Composer: Vincent Courtois
Producers: Didier Brunner, Damien Brunner, Stéphane Roelants
Production company: Folivari
Initial broadcaster: France Télévisions
Distributor: Dandelooo
Main actors: Pauline Brunner and Xavier Fagnon
Format: 26x13
Date of broadcast: 2017

Credits: Folivari 


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Thursday 29 June 10:00 - 11:30 Théâtre municipal Open to the publicScreenings
10:00    11:30 - Théâtre municipal Case study: Guerrilla
Thursday 29 June Théâtre municipal Screenings Open to the public

This is a story about romance between people and for ideals. It is told through a politically active couple who have their relationship and values tested when their friend is murdered by the police, and they decide to liberate a political prisoner. They then form a radical underground cell dedicated to social change in 1970s London.

 

Case study with Misan Sagay (screenwriter), Sam Miller (director), Katie Swinden and Patrick Spence (producers Fifty Fathoms). Moderate by Pierre Zéni (Journalist CANAL+).
 

Country: United Kingdom

Original idea: John Ridley

Screenwriters: John Ridley, Misan Sagay

Directors: John Ridley, Sam Miller

Composer: Max Richter

Producers: John Ridley, Idris Elba, Patrick Spence, Katie Swinden and Yvonne Ibazebo for Fifty Fathoms, Tracy Underwood for ABC Signature and Michael McDonald for Stearns Castle

Production company: Fifty Fathoms, ABC Signature

Initial broadcaster: Sky Atlantic, Showtime

Distributor: Sky Vision, Endemol Shine International

Main actors : Freida Pinto, Babou Ceesay, Rory Kinnear, Nathaniel Martello-White, Daniel Mays, Denise Gough, Zawe Ashton, Idris Elba

Format:10x60

Date of broadcast: 2017

Photo credits: Sky Atlantic


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Thursday 29 June 10:00 - 11:30 La Demeure du Parc Professionals onlyDiscussions
10:00    11:30 - La Demeure du Parc Broadcasters' Conclave
Thursday 29 June La Demeure du Parc Discussions Professionals only

Since 2013, our Broadcasters’ Conclaves have gathered dozens of broadcasters from more than 20 countries for a workshop to exchange on the key issues of their sector and profession. These conclaves, behind closed doors, are a unique opportunity for heads of drama to share their experiences freely.

This year’s theme: in the present European context, does making innovative, original and impactful drama require courage? Do broadcasters have to be change-makers? What does it mean to be brave?


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Thursday 29 June 11:30 - 13:00 Cinéma Ermitage Open to the publicScreenings
11:30    13:00 - Cinéma Ermitage Screening and case study: Five2Twelve
Thursday 29 June Cinéma Ermitage Screenings Open to the public

Five teenage boys have one last chance to get it right. They all have made choices which have sent them down the wrong path. The courts have given them one last chance: get with the programme or go to juvie. Easier said than done! Featuring a cast which is as real as it gets, having lived through rough times themselves.

 

Worldwide premiere screening followed by a case study with Marcus Roth (writer and producer, TV60Filmproduktion) and Niklas Weise (director). 

 

Country: Germany

Original idea: Marcus Roth, Tillmann Roth

Screenwriters: Marcus Roth, Tillmann Roth

Directors: Niklas Weise, Christof Pilsl

Composers: Martin Brugger, Carlos Cipa

Production company: Bayerischer Rundfunk,TV60Filmproduktion

Producers: Marcus Roth, Sven Burgemeister, Andreas M. Reinhard

Initial broadcaster: KiKA

Distributor: Beta Film GmbH

Main actors: Yusuf Celik, Junis Marlon, Philipp von Schade, Klaus Bobach Rios, Arton Novobrdaljija, Janne Drücker, Andreas Leopold Schadt

Format: 24x25

Date of broadcast: September 2017

Photo credits: Niklas Weise


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Thursday 29 June 11:30 - 13:00 Théâtre municipal Professionals onlyIn the pipeline
11:30    13:00 - Théâtre municipal What's next: Genesis
Thursday 29 June Théâtre municipal In the pipeline Professionals only

Genesis follows the story of Asphodel, ‘EI’, a university student whose highly addictive personality throws her into an underground research movement. Cyborg body parts, editing DNA, downloading memories, artificial intelligence, space colonization; as the group toys with each of these concepts, EI realizes the darker repercussions of human innovation. Meanwhile Jadus, the host of a popular tv show, preaches to biotechnologically re-engineer humans, what he thinks is the next step in our evolution. As EI gives up her body and mind to the group´s human testing and Jadus amasses a following that the press coin as a novel ‘movement’ defining the 21st century, both of their realities become unsurprisingly yet irrevocably linked.

 

With Narina Jabari (creator, screenwritter), rene Bastian (producer) and Sebastian Krekeler (producer).

 

Original idea & screenwriter: Narina Jabari

Producers: René Bastian, Robert Franke, Sebastian Krekeler

Production: Belladonna Productions, ZDF Enterprises 

Format: 12 x 60’ 


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Thursday 29 June 11:30 - 13:00 Théâtre municipal Professionals onlyIn the pipeline
11:30    13:00 - Théâtre municipal What's next: Life in the box
Thursday 29 June Théâtre municipal In the pipeline Professionals only

Rami, an ambitious young engineer, gets the chance of a lifetime to achieve something big and significant when he’s chosen to lead a new virtual reality project, Monkey Box. Monkey Box creates a realistic full-body experience like nothing else before and quickly becomes a global sensation. Who wouldn’t want to be free of the shackles of their own body, forget about social norms, and overrule the analogue world’s boring laws of physics?

 

Life in the Box is a futurist drama about gifted but often flawed and confused people who create a phenomenon that pushes to world towards a tipping point where people begin to choose synthetic reality over our worn out analogue world. 

 

With Mikko Pöllä (Screenwriter) and Liselott Forsman (Executive Producer, international). Chaired by Nicola Lusuardi (screenwritter).

 

Original idea & screenwriter: Mikko Pöllä

Producer: Liselott Forsman
Production: Yle
Format: 10 x 50’
 


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Thursday 29 June 14:30 - 16:00 Cinéma Ermitage Professionals onlyDiscussions
14:30    16:00 - Cinéma Ermitage Spotlight on Trailers by Série Series
Thursday 29 June Cinéma Ermitage Discussions Professionals only

Following the successes of the projects selected since 2015, Spotlight on trailers by Série Series is back for a season 3!

 

Spotlight on trailers by Série Series is a competition open to all European creators with a project for a series, who are seeking visibility as well as partners to make it happen. The principle: create a trailer of less than 2 minutes, presenting the project. Around ten of these will be selected and screened before every screening during the festival and also during a special session. The selection of trailers will be revealed in June.

 

New: this year, Série Series is joined by La Fabrique des Formats, which will fund to the tune of 50 000€ two of the ten projects selected by the editorial committee. La Fabrique des Formats, is a service company on the format market (surveys, training and expertise) for companies and professionals in the audiovisual and digital sectors and investment fund.


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Thursday 29 June 14:30 - 16:00 Théâtre municipal Open to the publicDiscussions
14:30    16:00 - Théâtre municipal Masterclass: Lele Marchitelli - Composing for The Young Pope: methods and challenges
Thursday 29 June Théâtre municipal Discussions Open to the public

Lele Marchitelli, a self-taught musician from Rome, has been working as a composer for different media since the end of the eighties, from movies to television, via music creation for plays as well. During his masterclass, Lele will underline the great value of music creation in drama and series, in particular through his work on the TV series The Young Pope alongside Paolo Sorrentino, with whom he also worked on the oscar-awarded La Grande Bellezza. The score plays a major role in Sorrentino’s work, with a balance between holy music and popular tracks and Lele’s was able to reproduce the atmosphere of the series in his unique and striking compositions, echoing this both colourful and disenchanted universe. Lele Marchitelli will provide us with an insight into his working methods and musical choices, including his collaboration on The Young Pope.

 

Photo credits: Ottavio Celestino


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Thursday 29 June 14:30 - 16:30 Cinéma Ermitage Open to the publicScreenings
14:30    16:30 - Cinéma Ermitage Screening and case study: The Swell
Thursday 29 June Cinéma Ermitage Screenings Open to the public

The Swell tells the contemporary story of what would happen in the Netherlands and Belgium if our dikes and dams were to collapse. Five million people live on land that is way below sea level. What will remain of these areas if a flood were to occur? It would lead to disastrous consequences. How do you rebuild your life in the aftermath? And how can we rebuild our countries?

 

Screening followed by a case study with Karin van de Meer (screenwriter), Hans Herbots (director), Ingmar Menning (producer, JOCO Media), Arnoud Bruinier (drama Editor in Chief, EO), Jacomien Nijhof (manager Fiction and Content Innovation, EO) and Wim Janssen (content Manager, VRT één). Chaired by Jean-Marc Auclair (screenwriter and producer, Alauda).

 

Original idea: Johan Nijenhuis / EO

Screenwriters: Karin van der Meer, Maarten Lebens, Wout Thielemans

Director: Hans Herbots

Composer: Steve Willaert

Production: JOCO Media

Producers: Ingmar Menning, Dirk Impens, Johan Nijenhuis

Broadcasters: Evangelische Omroep (EO), VRT één

Distributor: Dutch Features

Casting: Gijs Scholten van Aschat, Daisy Van Praet, Thomas Ryckewaert, Loek Peters, Susan Visser, Roos Dickmann, Marie-Mae van Zuilen, Sadettin Kirmiziyüz, Aart Staartjes, Jamelia Sanda Nana, Tom Audenaert, Ingrid De Vos, Joppe Degrijse, Lene Lanckriet, Janni Goslinga, Simone Milsdochter, Serin Utlu, Tom Van Dyck, Frank Lammers & Bianca Krijgsman

Format: 6 X 50’

Date of broadcast: November 2016

Copyright: EO / Joco Media 


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Thursday 29 June 16:00 - 16:30 Théâtre municipal Open to the publicDiscussions
16:00    16:30 - Théâtre municipal One Vision: Courage to go further - Thierry Keller of Usbek&Rica
Thursday 29 June Théâtre municipal Discussions Open to the public

The human race has never experienced so many disruptions in such a short time and in so many domains at once. The world we were born into has disappeared; the one we will grow old in does not yet exist; the one we live in is in a constant state of metamorphosis. To awaken our consciences, it is vital that we understand what factors are in play, that we analyse even the smallest signs and sketch out the scenes of the future.

 

What is meant by courage, when speaking of the future, is the courage not to give in to the vulgate: the “back in the good old days” on the one hand, and blissful technophilia on the other. But how can we truly grasp topics that are still very seldom raised, without simply producing a caricature of the issues of the future? How can we reconstruct a utopia without ignoring the present? 

 

Thierry Keller, editor in chief for the magazine Usbek&Rica. 


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Thursday 29 June 16:00 - 17:00 Cinéma Ermitage Open to the publicScreenings
16:00    17:00 - Cinéma Ermitage With Marseille Web Fest: All Wrong
Thursday 29 June Cinéma Ermitage Screenings Open to the public

Carlos finds himself unemployed, broke, and in debt. When he finally manages to bring home a woman for a one-night stand, everything gets even worse.

 

Screening followed by a case study with Jacques Kluger (producer, Darklight Production) and Jean-Michel Albert (president of Marseille Web Fest).

 

Countries: France, United States

Original idea: Curro Serrano

Screenwriters: Curro Serrano, Pablo Aramendi, Kyle Marvin

Director:Kyle Marvin

Producer: Jacques Kluger

Production: Darklight Production

Producer:Jacques Kluger

Broadcaster: Blackpills

Distributor: Blackpills

Main actors: Chris Marquette, Angie Simms, Brittany Furlan

Format:10x12

Date of broadcast: June 2017

Photo credits: Darklight Production


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Thursday 29 June 16:30 - 19:00 Cinéma Ermitage Professionals onlyIn the pipeline
16:30    19:00 - Cinéma Ermitage In the Pipeline: Mermaids
Thursday 29 June Cinéma Ermitage In the pipeline Professionals only

A romantic comedy where the sea and the land are involved in the oldest battle ever: male versus female. Sirens have come out on mainland to give a future to their species enchanting men with their magic, but actually Napolitan men will amaze and conquer them with the help of their passionate nature.

 

Screening of a montage of extracts followed by a case study with Ivan Cotroneo (creator, writer) and Davide Marengo (director).

 

Country: Italy

Original title: Sirene

Original idea: Ivan Cotroneo
Screenwriters: Ivan Cotroneo, Monica Rametta
Director: Davide Marengo
Composer: Massimo Nunzi
Producer: Rosario Rinaldo
Production companies: A co-production Cross Productions, Beta Film, Associate Production Company "21 Srl" in collaboration with Rai Fiction
Initial broadcaster: RAI UNO
Distributor: Beta Film 
Main actors:Valentina Bellè, Maria Pia Calzone, Ornella Muti, Luca Argentero, Denise Tantucci, Massimiliano Gallo, Michele Morrone
Format: 12x50
Date of broadcast: 2017

Photo credits: Cross productions / Beta Cinema / Rai fiction


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Thursday 29 June 16:30 - 19:00 Cinéma Ermitage Professionals onlyIn the pipeline
16:30    19:00 - Cinéma Ermitage In the Pipeline: Fenix
Thursday 29 June Cinéma Ermitage In the pipeline Professionals only

Fenix explores the grey area between organised crime and society in Brabant, a southern province of the Netherlands. Two children from two different families are forced to return to the province where they grew up to take on their fathers’ roles. Rens goes back to the organised crime circuit he grew up in and left with purpose and Jara joins the regional police force to find out what really happened during one of the biggest XTC busts gone wrong. 

 

Screening of a montage of extracts and a case study with Shariff Korver (director) and Fleur Winters (producer, Lemming Film). Moderate by Dominic Schreiber (Co-production Consultant).

 

Country: Netherlands 

Original idea: Shariff Korver, Marco van Geffen

Screenwriter: Marco van Geffen

Director: Shariff Korver

Producer: Fleur Winters, Leontine Petit

Production company: Lemming Film

Initial broadcaster: KPN

Main actors: Rifka Loodeizen, Teun Luycx, Jack Wouterse, Jan Bijvoet, Chris Nietvelt, Hans Dagelet

Format: 8x 50

Date of broadcast: end 2017

Photo credits: Nyk Dekeyser / Lemming Film


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Thursday 29 June 16:30 - 19:00 Cinéma Ermitage Professionals onlyIn the pipeline
16:30    19:00 - Cinéma Ermitage In the Pipeline: Stella Blómkvist
Thursday 29 June Cinéma Ermitage In the pipeline Professionals only

Based on a series of bestsellers that has won acclaim both in Germany and its native country Iceland, Stella Blómkvist follows the exploits of Stella, a ruthless and cunning lawyer, who takes on mysterious and often dangerous murder cases and the only rules she likes are the ones she can break.

 

Screening of a montage of extracts followed by a case study with Jóhann Ævar Grímsson (screenwriter) and Kjartan Thor Thordarson (producer, Sagafilm). Moderate by Dominic Schreiber (Co-production Consultant).

 

Country: Iceland

Original idea: Stella Blómkvist

Screenwriters: Jóhann Ævar Grímsson, Andri Óttarsson, Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir

Directors: Óskar Þór Axelsson

Composer: Helgi Sæmundur Guðmundsson

Producers: Thorhallur Gunnarsson, Anna Vigdis Gisladottir, Kjartan Thor Thordarson, Hilmar Sigurdsson

Production: Sagafilm

Broadcaster: Síminn

Distributor: Red Arrow International

With: Heida Reed, Steinnun Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir, Þorsteinn Guðmundsson, Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir

Format: 6x45 or 3x90

Date of broadcast: 1st December 2017

Photo credits: Sagafilm 2017


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Thursday 29 June 16:30 - 19:00 Cinéma Ermitage Professionals onlyIn the pipeline
16:30    19:00 - Cinéma Ermitage What's next: West of liberty
Thursday 29 June Cinéma Ermitage In the pipeline Professionals only

Berlin 2011: A CIA agent, who misses the good old times of the Cold War, and a former Stasi snitch, who is his own best customer in his bar in Kreuzberg, want to arrest the head of a big whistleblowing network and hope to secure their jobs with this. But their plan blows up big time.

 

With Gunnar Carlsson (producer) and Bettina Wente (producer).

 

Original idea: Gunnar Carlsson, Sara Heldt.
Based on a novel by Thomas Engström
Screenwriter: Sara Heldt, Donna Sharpe
Director: Barbara Eder
Production: Anagram Väst AB, Network Movie
Producers: Gunnar Carlsson, Bettina Wente
Broadcaster: ZDF, SVT
Distributor: ZDF Enterprises
Casting: Wotan Wilke Möhring
Format: 4 x 60’ or 6 X 45’
Date of broadcast: 2019
 


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Thursday 29 June 16:30 - 17:30 Théâtre municipal Open to the publicDiscussions
16:30    17:30 - Théâtre municipal One Vision: Doing Drama - Dangerously with Ruth Caleb
Thursday 29 June Théâtre municipal Discussions Open to the public

Doing Drama - Dangerously

 

Facing challenges, working within a large and complex organization, Ruth Caleb knows that it takes courage to fight for one's beliefs. Depicting herself as a « war baby », raised with a strong political awareness, her life has been beset with obstacles : going to university ? Doing politics ? Acting ? Following her father’s advice, « if you do not go to university it will be a decision you will regret all your life », a decision she made and never regretted, she found what drives her heart : challenging the orthodoxy, believing in oneself and compromising when needed.


In her One Vision, Ruth Caleb will go in depth into her passion, her belief in the huge power of television drama, the support she received and what led her to produce challenging, fact-based and controversial content such as Care, A Short Stay in Switzerland, or even dangerous : England Expects and the film Bullet Boy, for which she had to be given protection.

 

Photo credits: DR


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Thursday 29 June 17:30 - 19:00 Cinéma Ermitage Open to the publicScreenings
17:30    19:00 - Cinéma Ermitage Special screening: Care (TV movie - Ruth Caleb)
Thursday 29 June Cinéma Ermitage Screenings Open to the public

Drama about a young man struggling to piece his life together after years of abuse in a children’s home and how he learns, despite his best efforts, that he can never escape his past, nor a crusading media determined to uncover it. Inspired by real events.

 

Original idea: Ruth Caleb
Writer: Kieran Prendiville
Director: Antonia Bird
Composers: Adrian Corker, Paul Conboy
Production: BBC
Producers: Ruth Caleb, Louise Panton
Broadcaster: BBC ONE
Distributor: BBC WORLDWIDE
Casting: Steven Mackintosh, Jaye Griffiths, Maria Pride, Charlotte Cornwell,
Peter Wight, Aneirin Hughes, Clive Merrison, Richard Harrington, Daniel
Parker, Geraint Thomas, Kit Jackson
Date of broadcast: Oct. 2000
 

United Kingdom

BBC

TV movie - 104mn


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Thursday 29 June 17:30 - 19:30 La Demeure du Parc Professionals onlyDiscussions
17:30    19:30 - La Demeure du Parc Pitching sessions by Pôle Emploi
Thursday 29 June La Demeure du Parc Discussions Professionals only

Pôle emploi organizes its 8th pitches session with French writers on new series projects on Thursday, the 29th of June at 6.30 PM at La Demeure du Parc

- from 5.30 to 6.30 p.m. (pitches in French)

- from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m. in English. (pitches in English)


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Thursday 29 June 18:00 - 19:00 Théâtre municipal Open to the publicEvenings
18:00    19:00 - Théâtre municipal Livres en séries: Ioanis Deroide
Thursday 29 June Théâtre municipal Evenings Open to the public

During the Série Series event, Fontainebleau’s bookshop Librairie Michel will be set up in the courtyard of the municipal theatre, offering festivalgoers a selection of books about television series. Book signings and meet-the-author events will take place throughout the festival, including the following:

 

Ioanis Deroide, author of the book Dominer le monde: les historiques anglo-saxonnes

 

From Ivanhoe to Rome and from Band of Brothers to Downton Abbey, Anglo-Saxon historic sagas fascinate audiences worldwide.

 

The analysis of a genre that speaks volumes about the anguish and the concerns of a civilisation: nostalgia for a golden age, regret over a fantasy past, or a long-lost greatness…


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Thursday 29 June 18:00 - 19:00 Château de Fontainebleau Open to the publicDiscussions
18:00    19:00 - Château de Fontainebleau Café Séries
Thursday 29 June Château de Fontainebleau Discussions Open to the public

Café Series in partnership with ACS at the Shaker Bar.

A new space for open and more informal discussion at Série Series! On Thursday 29th June at 6.00 pm, Série Series breaks out of its walls and migrates to a bar in Fontainebleau for “Café Series”. An opportunity for discussion and debate around series, their role in our lives, their connections with society… Women in television, representing diversity, diversity in themes and genres… Each participant will be given their say on all of these topics.


Discussion chaired by Caroline Veunac, journalist and member of the ACS with Sophie Deschamps (screenwriter), Camille de Castelnau (screenwriter), Anne Landois (screenwriter & showrunner) and Pauline Rocafull (screenwriter & President of The Guilde française des scénaristes).


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Thursday 29 June 20:00 - 20:30 Théâtre municipal Open to the publicEvenings
20:00    20:30 - Théâtre municipal Concert with Sinfonia Pop Orchestra
Thursday 29 June Théâtre municipal Evenings Open to the public

As is traditional at Série Series, there will be a live concert of series thme music, this year with the Sinfonia Pop Orchestra. Under the direction of Constantin Rouits, the orchestra will play part of their TV Series Live concert. A musical journey through the most emblematic of series theme tunes. It will be followed by the screening of Tabula Rasa.

An evening presented by Pierre Zéni and with Alex Jaffray for the musical section.


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Thursday 29 June 20:30 - 21:30 Théâtre municipal Open to the publicEvenings
20:30    21:30 - Théâtre municipal Evening event: Tabula Rasa
Thursday 29 June Théâtre municipal Evenings Open to the public

Tabula Rasa is a psychological thriller about Mie, a young woman with amnesia, who is the sole key to solving a mysterious missing persons case.

 

Worldwide premiere screening with Jonas Govaerts (director), Lachlan Anderson (composer), Frank van Passel (producer, Caviar). Presented by Hervé Hadmar (Screenwriter, Director) 

 

Country: Belgium

Showrunner: Malin-Sarah Gozin

Screenwriters: Malin-Sarah Gozin, Veerle Baetens, Christophe Dirickx

Directors: Kaat Beels, Jonas Govaerts

Composer: Lachlan Anderson

Production company: Caviar

Producers: Helen Perquy, Frank Van Passel, Bo De Group

Initial broadcaster: VRT (één), ZDFneo

Distributor: ZDFe

Main actors: Veerle Baetens, Stijn Van Opstal, Jeroen Perceval, Gene Bervoets, Natali Broods, Cécile Enthoven, Hilde Van Mieghem, Peter Van Den Begin, François Beukelaers, Lynn Van Royen, Tom Audenaert

Format: 9x50

Date of broadcast: Autumn 2017

Photo credits: Caviar


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Friday 30 June 10:00 - 19:00 La Demeure du Parc Professionals onlyDiscussions
10:00    19:00 - La Demeure du Parc Series Stories: a day for authors and producers
Friday 30 June La Demeure du Parc Discussions Professionals only

This year, Série Series launches a new initiative with the backing of the Île-de-France region. “Series Stories” will bring together fifty or so European authors and producers providing a made-to-measure programme of meetings, workshops and talks. The aim is to create a privileged space to facilitate exchanges and meetings between creators and producers, to bring about new projects for European series, and to foster new collaborations.

 

Series Stories is reserved for pass-holders, by registration only. To participate, please contact stories@serieseries.fr. Limited number of places.

 

10:00-11:30: Masterclass Ruth Caleb Producing Drama at the BBC and Trying to Change the World! A Unique Insight.
“I left school with the ambition to be an actress, or Prime Minister - and I wanted to change the world!” Ruth Caleb’s life path has changed a bit since then, but changing the world is still what she has been working on, as a BBC producer. During her masterclass, Ruth Caleb will tell us her unique story: from her first step in « the court of the Medicis », the BBC, to her Lifetime Achievement Awards and her Order of the British Empire.

 

11:30-13:00: The serial experience by Nicola Lusuardi
Having deciphered "The Serial Revolution", Nicola Lusuardi invites Series Stories participants to consider the serial experience more specifically through the diversity of relationships between writers. The writers' role is multi-faceted: from a lonely experience to a writers' room, from showrunning to head writing, from a one-shot contribution to full involvement from start to finish... These various roles of the writers will be studied throughout Nicola Lusuardi's analysis, but also through participants' personal experiences, points of view and methods, which they will be invited to share with their peers.

 

MediaXchange and Série Series are collaborating in the launch of Creative Vision Workshops as part of the “Series Stories” day, an innovative portfolio of workshops specifically designed for European drama creators, writers and producers. The aim is to create added value for screenwriters, directors and producers, and help them develop their skills, build up solid creative teams and gain a deeper understanding of how to succeed on the European and global TV drama market.

 

14:00-15:30: Writers opportunities – what options are available for writers in the International tier of the Drama industry?

International interest in content is always expanding but how does the writer enter this golden age.

 

16:00-17:30: Efficient development – comparative European/North American approaches

With an increase in cross Atlantic co-productions, is there a difference in creative approaches between these two markets, and what can be learnt from each side.

 

17:45-19:00: The expanding role of the Director within the creative team
A look into the directors’ expanding role within the creative team, and the new models of collaboration between the members.  


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Friday 30 June 10:00 - 13:00 Théâtre municipal Open to the publicScreenings
10:00    13:00 - Théâtre municipal Screening and case study: Tabula Rasa
Friday 30 June Théâtre municipal Screenings Open to the public

Tabula Rasa is a psychological thriller about Mie, a young woman with amnesia, who is the sole key to solving a mysterious missing persons case.

 

Screening of episodes 1 and 2 followed by a case study with Jonas Govaerts (director), Lachlan Anderson (composer), Frank van Passel (producer, Caviar). Presented by Hervé Hadmar (Screenwriter, Director).

 

Country: Belgium

Showrunner: Malin-Sarah Gozin

Screenwriters: Malin-Sarah Gozin, Veerle Baetens, Christophe Dirickx

Directors: Kaat Beels, Jonas Govaerts

Composer: Lachlan Anderson

Production company: Caviar

Producers: Helen Perquy, Frank Van Passel, Bo De Group

Initial broadcaster: VRT (één), ZDFneo

Distributor: ZDFe

Main actors: Veerle Baetens, Stijn Van Opstal, Jeroen Perceval, Gene Bervoets, Natali Broods, Cécile Enthoven, Hilde Van Mieghem, Peter Van Den Begin, François Beukelaers, Lynn Van Royen, Tom Audenaert

Format: 9x50

Date of broadcast: Autumn 2017

Copyright : Caviar


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Friday 30 June 11:30 - 13:00 Cinéma Ermitage Professionals onlyIn the pipeline
11:30    13:00 - Cinéma Ermitage In the Pipeline: Champion
Friday 30 June Cinéma Ermitage In the pipeline Professionals only

International football star Soulimane Ben Arafa reached the heights of glory before plunging to the depths. His oversized ego and lack of professionalism, added to his propensity for throwing money around, has brought “El Magnifico” to his knees. With no football club, no sponsor, the law at his heels, he also has to deal with turning 30. Is Souli going to get his life back together or is he going to die penniless and alone? To win the game of his life, what is he willing to lose? 

 

Screening of a montage of extracts followed by a case study with Thomas François, Mustapha Abatane et Monir Aït Hamou (screenwriters, directors), Gilles Morin (producer, Kings Entertainment & Media Group) and Martin Brossollet (consultant of fictions series, RTBF). Moderate by Dominic Schreiber (Co-production Consultant).

 

Country: Belgium

Original idea: Monir Aït Hamou, Mustapha Abatane

Screenwriters: Monir Aït Hamou, Mustapha Abatane, Thomas François, Julie Bertrand, Omar Semati,
Icham El Ghazi, Gaëtan Delferière, Simon Bertrand 

Directors: Thomas François, Monir Aït Hamou, Mustapha Abatane

Producer: Gilles Morin

Production companies: Kings Entertainment & Media Group, RTBF

Initial broadcaster: RTBF

Distributor: Federation Entertainment

Main actors: Mourade Zeguendi, Pilly Poyne, Ella-June Henrard, Erico Salomone, Zidani 

Format: 10x52

Date of broadcast: 2018


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Friday 30 June 11:30 - 13:00 Cinéma Ermitage Professionals onlyIn the pipeline
11:30    13:00 - Cinéma Ermitage In the Pipeline: Aux Animaux la Guerre
Friday 30 June Cinéma Ermitage In the pipeline Professionals only

Set in tiny valley in the Vosges, in the north-east of France. One day, the local factory closes its doors and everything is turned upside down. All the employees become embroiled in unforeseen events and confronted with social violence, that becomes simply violence when Bruce, a temporary worker on steroids and Martel, a trade unionist hiding his tattoos, kidnap a girl from a Strasbourg’s sidewalk in an effort to solve their problems.

 

Screening of extracts and a case study with Thomas Anargyros (producer, Europacorp) and Pierre Merle (deputy head of drama, France 3). Moderated by Dominic Schreiber (Co-production Consultant).

 

Country: France

Original idea: Nicolas Mathieu

Screenwriters: Nicolas Mathieu, Alain Tasma

Director: Alain Tasma

Producer:Thomas Anargyros

Production:Europacorp Television

Broadcaster: France 3

Distributor: France Télévisions

With: Roshdy Zem, Olivia Bonamy, Tchéky Karyo, Rod Paradot, Florent Dorizon, Michel Subor, Olivier Chantreau, Dani, Eric Caravaca

Format:6x52

Date of broadcast: 2018

Crédit photo : ©Benoît Linder - Europacorp Television


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Friday 30 June 11:30 - 13:00 Cinéma Ermitage Professionals onlyIn the pipeline
11:30    13:00 - Cinéma Ermitage In the Pipeline: Clash of futures - 18
Friday 30 June Cinéma Ermitage In the pipeline Professionals only

Clash of Futures - 18 is a transnational and multiperspective TV series on Europe’s journey through the 20th century – between peace and war, hope and hatred, democracy and totalitarianism. The series explores the dramatic years between 1918 and 1939. It follows the fates of 13 extraordinary men and women from France, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Austria, Sweden, Poland and the Soviet Union as they make (and lose) their way in the exciting new world that emerged after the end of World War I. Through their dreams and fears, loves and decisions, that they recorded in diaries and memoirs, these people bring to life the history of the 1920s and 30s in all its contradictions.

 

With Gunnar Dedio (Producer) and Thomas Saignes (Head of International Business, Iris Group). Chaired by Dominic Schreiber ( Co-production Consultant).

 

Original title: Krieg der Traume - 18

Countries: Germany, France, Luxemburg, Belgium

Original idea: Jan Peter, Gunnar Dedio
Screenwriters: Jan Peter, Frederic Goupil
Co-Authors: Camilla Ahlgren, Jean-Louis Schlesser
Directors: Jan Peter, Frederic Goupil
Composer: Laurent Eyquem
Production: LOOKSfilm, IRIS Group, Les Films D’Ici
Producers: Gunnar Dedio, Nicolas Steil, Serge Lalou

Broadcasters: ARTE, ARD
Distributor: LOOKS International
Casting: Joel Basman, Michalina Olszanska, Jan Krauter, Solène Rigot,
Roxane Duran, Robinson Stevenin, Rebecka Hemse, Pyotr Skvortsov,
Natalia Witmer, Charlotte Merriam, Gennaro Cannavacciuolo,
Alexandre Nguyen, David Acton
Format: 8 x 52’
Date of broadcast: 2018 

© Ricardo Vaz PalmaIRIS


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Friday 30 June 11:30 - 13:00 Cinéma Ermitage Professionals onlyIn the pipeline
11:30    13:00 - Cinéma Ermitage What's Next: Hamilton
Friday 30 June Cinéma Ermitage In the pipeline Professionals only

The first season will center around Swedish counter-intelligence officer Carl Hamilton’s first mission and his personal journey as his values, loyalty and mental sanity are put to test in a false flag, wag-the-dog conspiracy running out of control.

 

With the presence of Petter S Rosenlund (writer), Patrick Nebout (producer, Dramacorp), Johanna Bergenstråhle (acting head of drama, TV4).

Country: Sweden

Original idea : Based on the characters and novels by Jan Guillou
Screenwriter : Petter S. Rosenlund
Producers : Mia Sohlman, Patrick Nebout, Zoula Pitsiava
Production company : An IRLC-Dramacorp coproduction
Initial broadcaster : CMore, TV4
Format : 10x45
Year of broadcast : 2019


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Friday 30 June 14:30 - 16:30 Théâtre municipal Open to the publicScreenings
14:30    16:30 - Théâtre municipal Screening and case study: The Same Sky
Friday 30 June Théâtre municipal Screenings Open to the public

Set in 1974 in Berlin, this multi-layered family drama has at its centre, the relationship between an East German “Romeo” agent and the woman in the West he is sent to seduce. Several other stories of people living on both sides of the Wall are woven around this dramatic core, recreating the charged and unique world of the Cold War city.

 

Screening followed by a study case with Paula Milne (creator, screenwriter) and Olivier Hirschbiegel (director). Moderate by Claire Lemaréchal (Screenwriter) 

 

Country: Germany

Original idea: Paula Milne

Screenwriter: Paula Milne

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel

Composers: Walter Mair, Vasselina Tchakarova

Production companies: UFA Fiction, Beta Film, in co-production with Mia Film and in association with Rainmark Films

Producers: Friedemann Goez, Michal Pokorný, Benjamin Benedict, Ferdinand Dohna, Nico Hofmann, Paula Milne, Dirk Schürhoff, Tracey Scoffield, Sebastian Werninger

Initial broadcaster: ZDF

Distributor:Beta Film GmbH

Main actors: Tom Schilling, Sofia Helin, Friederike Becht, Ben Becker, Jörg Schüttauf, Hannes Wegener, Stephanie Amarell, Godehard Giese

Format: 6X60

Date of broadcast: 2017

Photo credits: Bernd Schuller


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Friday 30 June 14:30 - 15:30 Cinéma Ermitage Professionals onlyDiscussions
14:30    15:30 - Cinéma Ermitage Movistar+ / Telefonica Studios: a meteoric rise in the Spanish drama landscape
Friday 30 June Cinéma Ermitage Discussions Professionals only

Pay-tv platform Movistar+, launched in July of 2015 by Spanish provider Telefonica, invests actively in the development of original content, and has already established itself as one of the most influential players in Spanish series’ creation.

 

Domingo Corral, original content manager at Telefonica Studios for Movistar+, is leading this colossal project. He will be at the festival to introduce his creative vision, his methods and strategies in series’ development, as well as unveiling current projects.


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Friday 30 June 15:30 - 16:30 Cinéma Ermitage Professionals onlyDiscussions
15:30    16:30 - Cinéma Ermitage Discussion about long-running series: a story of both passion and devotion
Friday 30 June Cinéma Ermitage Discussions Professionals only

An invitation to a more intimate type of masterclass with two creators of long-running series. No recipes, no techniques, just the secrets of two writers who have had to live with their characters continually for several years. What impact do these fictional beings have on their own families? What space do they occupy on a daily basis? How do they put up with the pressure of an up-coming new season? The occasional weariness, the energy required, the feeling of emptiness when it’s all over, a whole host of subjects to be discussed, that call for secrets to be revealed...

 

A discussion with Anne Landois (screenwriter, Spiral - 48 episodes) and Frédéric Krivine (screenwriter, The Line, 72 episodes) and chaired by Philippe Triboit (screenwriter and director, The Line La Commune, Ouro).

 

Copyright: Un Village français (Laurent DENIS / Tetra Media Fictions / Terengo / FTV 2014) et Engrenages (Studio Canal Vidéo)


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Friday 30 June 16:30 - 17:00 Théâtre municipal Open to the publicDiscussions
16:30    17:00 - Théâtre municipal One Vision in collaboration with War on Screen: Representing conflicts on screen: is it an act of courage? With Olivier Broche
Friday 30 June Théâtre municipal Discussions Open to the public

Olivier Broche, actor and programmer for War on Screen festival, in collaboration with Philippe Bachman, CEO and Artistic Director of War on Screen festival

 

Representing a conflict on screen is a risk: the risk of interpretating unsuccessfully the reality experienced by the actors and victims in the conflict; the risk of taking sides, or of producing too distant a representation; the risk of falling into the commonplace, sensationalism and pathos. Another risk is that of shocking viewers, or else failing to engage them and inspire further curiosity. And yet, from comedies to spy films, from science fiction to historical saga via social drama, filmmakers have never ceased to cover conflicts, either directly or implicitly. Actor and producer Olivier Broche, proposes taking a look at these artists and their work, particularly through the theme of courage, so as to better grasp the human, political, military, social or economic motives at play behind conflicts and their representation on screen.


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Friday 30 June 17:00 - 18:30 Théâtre municipal Open to the publicEvenings
17:00    18:30 - Théâtre municipal Livres en séries: Pierre Sérisier
Friday 30 June Théâtre municipal Evenings Open to the public

Pierre Sérisier is the autor of L'Empire de la mélancolie - L’univers des séries scandinaves

 

BorgenThe KillingLillyhammerThe Bridge… Over the past few years, Scandinavian series have established themselves as a major phenomenon. Admired and recreated abroad, they combine unique aspects of Nordic societies with the familiarity of universal themes (liberty, integration, feminism) and are widely viewed as high-end television. This unprecedented analysis will provide the keys to understanding the phenomenon.

 

Pierre Sérisier is a journalist who since 2008 has been running the blog “Le Monde des Séries”(LeMonde.fr), which has become a point of reference in the subject. Co-author of “Sériescopie: guide thématique des séries télé” (2011), one of his most notable publications is Le Prisonnier: sommes-nous tous des numéros? (2013).


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Friday 30 June 17:00 - 19:00 Théâtre municipal Open to the publicScreenings
17:00    19:00 - Théâtre municipal Screening and case study: Our Time is Now
Friday 30 June Théâtre municipal Screenings Open to the public

An epic saga following the characters through the post-war decades. A time of change. The new society based on Democracy, Welfare State and the Individual. All these changes in the big world will be mirrored by the small world of the restaurant and the family. We follow dramatic events and the ups and downs via relationships between family and staff.

 

Worldwide premiere screening followed by a case study with Ulf Kvensler (co-creator, screenwriter), Malin Nevander (co-creator, screenwriter), Harald Hamrell (director), Susann Billberg-Rydholm (producer, Jarowskij), Hedda Rehnberg (actrice) et Mattias Nordkvist (acteur).

 

Country: Sweden

Original title: Vår tid är nu

Original idea: Ulf Kvensler, Malin Nevander, Johan Rosenlind
Screenwriters: Ulf Kvensler, Malin Nevander, Johan Rosenlind
Directors: Harald Hamrell, Molly Hartleb
Composer: Adam Nordén
Producer: Susann Billberg Rydholm
Production company: Jarowskij Sverige AB
Initial broadcaster: SVT Drama
Distributor: Zodiak Rights
Main actors: Hedda Stiernstedt, Charlie Gustafsson, Suzanne Reuter, Adam Lundgren, Mattias Nordkvist, Josefin Nélden, Hedda Rehnberg
Format: 10x60
Year of broadcast: October 2017 

Photo credits: Jarowskij Sverige AB / SVT


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Friday 30 June 20:00 - 21:30 Théâtre municipal Open to the publicScreenings
20:00    21:30 - Théâtre municipal Screening and case study: The Simple Heist
Friday 30 June Théâtre municipal Screenings Open to the public

As their retirement approaches, with a personal and financial situation becoming more and more complicated, two apparently well- intentioned women decide to rob a bank. 

 

Worldwide premiere screening followed by a case study with Erik Hultvist (head writer, FLX), Emma Bucht (director), Pontus Edgren (executive producer, FLX), Frida Asp (producer, FLX), Johanna Bergenstråhle (actif head of drama, TV4), Sissela Kyle (actress), Lotta Tejle (actress).
 

Country: Sweden

Original idea: based on a novel by Tomas Arvidsson

Screenwriters: Erik Hultkvist, Linn Gottfridsson, Rikard Ulvshammar

Directors: Felix Herngren, Emma Bucht

Composer: Matti Bye, Joel Danell

Producers: Frida Asp, Pontus Edgren, Jessica Ericstam, Joshua Mehr

Production company: FLX

Initial broadcaster: TV4 / C More, Yle, TV2 Norway

Distributor: FremantleMedia International

Main actors: Lotta Tejle, Sissela Kyle

Format: 6x44

Date of broadcast: 2017

Photo credit: Viktor Davidson


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