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 1215-16.30: Make Your Pitch Custom-Made – Michaela Sabo
Monday 1412-13.00: Beyond the Pitch – Klaus Zimmerman15-17.00: Inside the Writer's Room – Ben Harris / In collaboration with Serial Eyes
Tuesday 1510-11.00: From Formats Adaptation to Original Content – Tereza Polachova11-13.00: Broadcaster Think Tank / In collaboration with Serial EyesNB. Closed session for broadcasters and commissioning editors15-16.30: CineLink Drama – Pitching Session
Wednesday 1611-13.00: MIDPOINT TV Launch 2017 – Pitching Session17.30-18.30: 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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