04-02-2020

TV Launch 2020 Call for Development Executive Participants Deadline Postponed: February 10, 2020

Want to become a commissioning editor?
We are here to help and guide you on this exciting journey!

Within the TV Launch program, we train 3 attending development executive participants.
They are being prepared for their future role of commissioning editors or heads of development on real, existing series projects (developed within the project part of the program), acquiring skills needed for developing a diverse range of projects.

Development executive participants will be mentored by a wide variety of tutors, e.g. Gabor Krigler (HU), former Creative Executive at HBO Hungary (Golden Life), Maggie Murphy (US), an Executive Producer (Veronica Mars, Ally McBeal, Chicago Hope, Houdini & Doyle), Sullivan Le Postec (FR), writer and creator (Les Engagés) or Steve Matthews, VP Executive Producer, Drama Development at HBO Europe (Wasteland, Golden Life, Umbre, Success, Love/Hate, The Borgias).

Together with the projects, the participants will present themselves within the Season Finale platform in Tallinn, Estonia, during Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event.

WHO CAN APPLY
Individual participants, who may, but not necessarily have to, be connected to a broadcaster.

APPLICATION MATERIALS
/ biography and filmography
/ motivation letter
/ brief analysis of the television industry in the applicant's respective country

DATES AND VENUES
Workshop 1/ Czech Republic: April 23 – 30, 2020
Workshop 2/ TBA: Summer 2020
Workshop 3/ Estonia (within Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event): November 2020

If you would like to know more about the real experience of development executive training, read an interview with Zuzana Ferenczova and Martynas Mendelis, who represent the first generation of our development executive training graduates.

For more information about the program and access to the application, click here

MIDPOINT TV Launch 2020 is realized with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Czech Film Fund and the Slovak Audiovisual Fund. It is presented in cooperation with Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event, HBO Europe, Marseille Web Fest, Serial Eyes, NEM Zagreb, C21 Media, Series Mania, CANNESERIES Institute, Seriencamp, MIA TV Market, MediaXchange, Meeting Point Vilnius and the Audiovisual Producers' Association. MIDPOINT operates under the auspices of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. 
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