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Second workshop of TV Launch 2019 to take off

Press releases 2019-04-04

MIDPOINT TV Launch is about to take off

The second residential workshop of TV Launch program will be held from April 10 till April 16, 2019 in Pilsen, Czech Republic within Finale Plzen Film Festival.

Six projects of TV seriesthree projects of web series and two development executive participants, altogether 22 fresh talents, are meeting again after the first workshop (November 2018) and a break full of intensive work. Apart from group leaders Maggie MurphyGabor Krigler and Sullivan Le Postec, who are guiding the projects throughout the whole 9-month run of the program, and Steve Matthews, who is mentoring the development executive participants, numerous guest tutors are arriving to Pilsen. 

Danish director, producer and writer Rumle Hammerich (The BridgeTaxaBorgen) will be accompanied by Croatian producer Nebojsa Taraba (The PaperSuccess) and Dutch producer, and financing / distribution expert Marike Muselaers (The TeamOccupiedSthlm Requiem). Financing and distribution of web series will be covered by German writer and producer Kirsten Loose(Stage Fright) and traditionally, the pitching training will be executed by Slovak writer and producer Michaela Sabo.

TV Launch lectures are also opened to industry guests of the Finale Plzen Film Festival. Click here to find out more about the TV Launch Workshop 2 and for the detailed description of the lectures.

TV Launch's partner Serial Eyes call for application

MIDPOINT's long-time partner, the Serial Eyes 9-month residential training program based under Berlin's dffb, focusing on raising a new generation of European TV series writers, will be closing its submissions on April 15, 2019.

Read the interview with the program's Head of Programme, and TV Launch tutor Ben Harris, for a detailed picture of how Serial Eyes works!

MIDPOINT TV Launch is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Czech Film Fund, the International Visegrad Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund and the Audiovisual Producers' Association. It is presented in cooperation with CHARACTER – Film Development Association, the Finale Plzen Film Festival, the Sarajevo Film Festival – CineLink Industry Days, HBO Europe, Serial Eyes, C21 Media, Series Mania, CANNESERIES Institute, MIA TV Market and AMU.