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TV Launch 2017 - Workshop 3 is taking off

Press releases 2017-08-08

The third and final workshop of this year's MIDPOINT TV Launch is just around the corner. On August 12 – 16, the seven TV drama projects will meet again at the third residential workshop which takes place in collaboration with CineLink Industry Days during Sarajevo Film Festival.

The participants come from Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Iceland, Macedonia, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia and Czech Republic, and they will go through an intensive 5 day program, focusing on presenting and selling their series, as well as finding partners for further development of the projects. Workshop 3 consists of one-to-one meetings, group feedback, pitching training and presentations, as well as MIDPOINT and CineLink's master classes and networking opportunities during Sarajevo FF.

As a conclusion to Workshop 3, all seven MIDPOINT TV Launch 2017 projects will be pitched to the industry audience, followed by one-to-one meetings. They will simultaneously compete for the HBO Europe Award which is a financial award for the Best TV Series Project; as well as the C21 Media Award for one selected project including a one-year subscription to C21.

The 7 projects and participants are:

10 Bullets by writer Kostas Gerampinis, producers Vasilis Chrysanthopoulos & Mirko Bojovic – Greece/Serbia

American Dream by writers Zuzana Dzurindova & Peter Nagy, producer Peter Badac – Slovakia

Fractures by writers Kolbrun Anna Bjornsdottir & Vala Thorsdottir, producer Eva Sigurdardottir – Iceland

Nuts by writer Marjan Alcevski, producer Sinisa Juricic – Croatia

Sleeping Dogs, Dancing Bears by writer Kinga Krzeminska, producer/director Viktor Taus – Czech Republic

The Tribe by writer Agata Koschmieder – Poland

The Midnight Shift by writers Harry Ayiotis & Frixos Masouras, and writer/director/producer Andreas Kyriacou – Cyprus

Tutoring them are TV Launch's Head of Studies and Core Tutor Alan Kingsberg, Core Tutor Steve Matthews, Producer Tutor Klaus Zimmerman, Pitching Tutor Michaela Sabo, and Guest Tutors Ben Harris and Tereza Polachova.


If in Sarajevo, make sure to check out our program for the open industry events at Hotel Europe - Atrium, presented by MIDPOINT, CineLink Drama and Serial Eyes.

Saturday 12
15-16.30: Make Your Pitch Custom-Made – Michaela Sabo

Monday 14
12-13.00: Beyond the Pitch – Klaus Zimmerman
15-17.00: Inside the Writer's Room – Ben Harris / In collaboration with Serial Eyes

Tuesday 15
10-11.00: From Formats Adaptation to Original Content – Tereza Polachova
11-13.00: Broadcaster Think Tank / In collaboration with Serial Eyes
NB. Closed session for broadcasters and commissioning editors
15-16.30: CineLink Drama – Pitching Session

Wednesday 16
11-13.00: MIDPOINT TV Launch 2017 – Pitching Session
17.30-18.30: HBO Europe Presentation – HBO Europe Award

Learn more about MIDPOINT TV Launch, and count down to the 2018 edition which opens for submissions already in mid August!

MIDPOINT TV Launch is realized with the support of Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Ministry of Culture Czech Republic, Czech Film Fund, Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Visegrad Fund; and it is presented in collaboration with HBO Europe, CineLink Industry Days, Finale Plzen, CHARACTER – Film Development Association, Serial Eyes, C21 Media, Barrandov Studio, Creative Europe Desk Czech Republic – MEDIA and AMU.

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