Three days of screenings and meetings for sharing the best of European series and introducing their creators to professionals and the general public.
Série Series is…
- A showcase for European creation with a selection of surprising and/or remarkables series, all recent or unreleased.
- An invitation to get a behind-the-scenes look at how television series are made via case studies and masterclasses.
- An event which is completely in tune with European players’ concerns in this sector.
- A think tank dedicated to creation and to discussions on best practices.
- An opportunity to focus the spotlight on television series currently in production or at the development stage, providing an incubator for future talent and series.
- An event on a human scale in the unique setting of Fontainebleau, in a friendly and easy-going atmosphere.
For fans and enthusiasts of the genre, Série Series hosts free screenings of recent or previously unseen European television series, which are selected on the basis of quality and originality, as well as signing sessions and case studies with the teams behind them (writers, directors, actors, etc.) to provide an insight into series. Also, a special concert at the Municipal Theatre of Fontainebleau, sessions for children and many other events. Some of the series presented exclusively at the festival in the past have gone on to become essential viewing: Real Humans¸ Bron/Broen, Rita, Peaky Blinders, Utopia, Beauséjour, Trapped...
The Série Series programme, including the "European Series Summit", is a unique, prestigious and exclusive vanguard event dedicated to European television series and the people that create them and which, each year, brings together 600 professionals. The aim of the summit, created by a governing committee made up of highly dedicated and enthusiastic industry professionals, is to showcase the best European creative output of tomorrow, to provide a vision of the future, and to facilitate and encourage meetings between attendees and fruitful collaborations by providing an exceptional setting and a friendly convivial atmosphere.
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Série Series is produced and run by Kandimari - a French agency specialised in the production and promotion of cultural events and festivals – in close collaboration with an editorial committee made up of professionals, who are leaders in their fields and play an active role in the programming, the positioning and developments. Since 2014, they have been supported by a European steering group.
Co-president of the editorial committee
Screenwriter and director
Hervé Hadmar started his career as a graphic designer. He then worked for more than ten years in the advertising industry before starting to write and direct, first, feature films (Comme Un Poisson Hors De L'Eau), and then series: Les Oubliées (France Télévisions), Pigalle La Nuit, (CANAL+), Au-delà des Murs (Arte) and Les Témoins 1 and 2 (France 2). He is now preparing is first feature film Silence of the Moon.
Producer - Shine Films Label / EndemolShine France
After producing clips, documentaries, drama and being editorial manager for M6 and for youth at France 2, Bénédicte Lesage has co-managed Mascaret Films from 1999 to 2016 and produced feature films such as La journée de la jupe and drama series such as Guyane for CANAL+. In 2017, she becomes head of Shine Films Label (EndemolShine France). In parallel to the production of Guyane / Ouro season 2, she develops 52-minute, 26-minute and 5-minute drama series for the French and international market, including the African market. She has been awarded many times and she was President of the SPI (2012-2013), President of ARECOA and President of the Commission for the Selective Support Account at the CNC (2009-2010). In 2018, she has participated to the setting-up of Série Series Ouagadougou.
Producer and president, Tetra Media Studio
Trained as an historian, Jean-François Boyer has been a TV producer for 20 years before running Tetra Media Studio, within which he produced series (The Line for France 3, Spin for France 2, Beautiful Loser for OCS, Vernon Subutex for CANAL+...) documentaries and magazines. Since 2017, the British group ITV is the majority shareholder in the company.
Nicole began her career as an actress playing both classics and more modern plays, before turning to writing. She wrote about sixty TV series and soaps (e.g. Dolmen, Section de Recherches, Un et Un font Six, Une Fille dans l’Azur, Docteur Claire Bellac) and three novels with Marie Anne Le Pezennec. She has just published her first solo novel, L’air de rien, at Albin Michel.
Nicolas Jorelle has worked for television on series such as Le Silence de l’Épervier, Les Cordier, Femmes de Loi, Vertiges, Agathe Koltes… and on fifty or so one-off drama. He has also worked on feature films (Fanfan, Oui, 8…) and on plays (L’Adieu à la scène, Anquetil tout seul…). Nicolas Jorelle’s compositions have received awards at the Festival de Luchon, at the Festival de la fiction TV in La Rochelle and at the RITV in Reims.
Producer, K’ien - France
After 10 years as assistant director, David Kodsi founds K’ien Productions with Patrick Poiré, which produces feature films (Michael Kohlhaas, Sexes très opposés), series or collections (Strictement Platoniques, Marjorie) and prestigious drama (La Loi, Elles… Les Filles du Plessis). David has been, for 25 years, at the heart of media production and even won the award for best French TV producer in 2004.
Screenwriter and showrunner - France
Anne Landois began her career as a screenwriter in 1994. Her interest in the judiciary world and thrillers is very present in her work, even though she also co-authored sentimental comedies for Belgian television. Her taste for judicial realism and field investigations came to the fore through the writing of various projects: Rendez-moi justice (France 3) and Spiral (CANAL+), for which she wrote the seasons 3 and 4, before becoming showrunner of the seasons 5 and 6. The 5th season received the Emmy Award for Best International Drama Series in 2015. Aired in Autumn 2017, the season 6 marks the end of 10 a year-old adventure. Since January 2018, Anne Landois develops new projects of series within her own production company Sortilèges, created with the producer Vassili Clert.
Philippe Triboit began his career as an assistant director and a screenwriter for both cinema and television. Today he alternates between creating TV series (Avocats et Associés, Engrenages / Spiral, La Commune, Un Village Français…) and directing and writing for one-off, many of them award-winning. He now works in partnership with Frédéric Krivine at Terego, and he is also the co-producer of Un Village Français along with Tetra Media. He has recently directed several episodes of Guyane for CANAL+.
European Sponsorship Committee
Vice President, Sales and co-production representative, Dynamic Television | Germany
Tasja Abel graduated from the Munich School of Management (LMU) and worked for various production and distribution companies, before joining ZDF Enterprises in 2008, as Vice-President for ZDFE Drama. She oversaw the development, acquisition and all exploitation of co-productions and distribution mandates. Tasja was also executive producer for The Bridge III and IV and for the Belgian show, Tabula Rasa, among others. Since 2017, she has been Vice President, Sales and co-production representative for Dynamic Television.
Executive Producer, Nice Drama/Nice Entertainment Group | Sweden
Stefan Baron has worked as a director, a producer, Head of SVT Acquisitions, Commissioning Editor sports and entertainment SVT, Head of Drama SVT Stockholm and Commissioning Editor drama and sports. Since May 2014, Stefan is executive producer at Nice Drama and Head of international co-productions for the Nice Entertainment Group. He has recently produced Midnight Sun (SVT – CANAL+) and Hassel (Viaplay).
Director | Sweden
Throughout the years, Harald Hamrell has established himself as one of the most successful and well-known directors of mini-series and feature films in Sweden. He has directed and co-written many of the last decade’s most popular films and television series (Real Humans, Beck, etc.). As a teenager, Harald was already interested in making short films and when very young, acted in films and for television.
Author and producer, Matador | Sweden
Lars started his career as an actor and screenwriter and then went on to found Matador Film. Lars is one of Sweden's most well-known screenwriters and has written several popular TV series and films, such as Real Humans, Wallander, Brotherhood (Tusenbröder), Pistvakt, Labyrint and Cops (Poliser).
Showrunner | United Kingdom
Jed Mercurio is a British TV showrunner. He is the creator, writer and producer of Line of Duty and Bodies, both of which have won the Royal Television Society Award for Best Drama Series. He has been nominated 4 times for a BAFTA Award, 4 times for the Royal Television Society Award for Best Drama Writer and 3 times for a Writers' Guild Award. His other credits include Strike Back, Critical and Cardiac Arrest.
Director, Rai Ragazzi| Italy
Lucas Milano worked as a foreign affairs journalist for an Italian press agency, then as United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) information officer in Geneva and in Abidjan, and as manager of a leading Italian consulting and engineering company. He has been working at Rai for more than 16 years, in the areas of Cinema and TV Fiction production. He was in charge of Marketing and International operations for TV Fiction and Drama production, Head of Animation Production and Co-production as well as Executive Deputy Director for Rai Fiction. He is now Director of Rai Ragazzi.
Tone C. Rønning
Executive Producer and Commissioning Editor, NRK | Norway
Executive Producer and Commissioning Editor on NRK- series such as Nobel, Valkyrien, The Heavy Water War and Lilyhammer, and international co-pros like The Bridge. Has been directing, producing and writing shows in many genres, developing and teaching at filmschools. Executive Producer for the EBU and the Nordvision and running workshops on storytelling worldwide.
The European Series Summit, located right at the centre of the event, groups together many initiatives exclusively for professionals to facilitate the creation of the “Europe of series”.
An ad hoc programme
Série Series develops an ad hoc programme, designed especially for professionals: sessions for works in progress to get ahead of the game and discover European series in production and which will be on our screens shortly (“In the Pipeline” sessions) and series which are still at the very early stages of development (“What’s next?” sessions), as well as masterclasses, workshops and discussions on best practices by inspiring creators.
The Broadcasters’ Conclave: an exclusive club for European channels
The Broadcasters’ Conclave was initiated in 2013 and over 4 years has been attended by more than 100 broadcasters from more than 20 countries. The Conclave gathers small groups of broadcasters for a private discussion on the key issues of their sector and profession. With no outside observers, these conclaves are a unique opportunity for heads of drama to share experiences freely between peers.
Our social network, which allows professionals to make the most of their time at the festival, to contact other participants and to present their current projects. In 2016, Série Series has created new opportunities for professionals through a platform enabling participants to set up one-to-one meetings easily.
La Meeting Room
And bar are two areas open to professionals for their business meetings, right at the centre of the festival.
In 2017, Série Series will develop new actions for creators: tutoring, development of long term initiatives for emerging talent, a project incubator… Several initiatives are being developed to make Série Series the place to be to find and develop talent.
The Video Library
The Video Library has 10 digital viewing stations for watching series screened during the festival, as well as exclusive footage chosen by the European channels invited by Série Series.
This workshop is reserved to only 5 hand-picked European series, which will benefit from a session with a committee of experts: a broadcaster, a producer, a screenwriter and a distributor. The intention of these private sessions is to help these already promising and ambitious projects achieve excellence, giving them a much better chance of success.
With the backing of the Région Île-de-France, Série Series is developing a new initiative for promoting research and development in series’ creation: “Series Stories”. “Series Stories” will bring together European authors and producers providing a made-to-measure programme of meetings, workshops and talks. MediaXchange and Série Series are collaborating in the launch of Creative Vision Workshops within the “Series Stories” Day. The aim is to construct an innovative portfolio of workshops specifically designed for European drama creators, writers and producers.
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