THE EUROPEAN TV SERIES CONFERENCE DAY IS ORGANIZED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CNC
 

 
The European TV Series Conference Day brings key European TV executives together for a day of discussion and reflection. The event, which was introduced in 2015 by Series Mania in partnership with the CNC, provides the chance to examine themes including new means of financing for independent production, the explosion of digital series, financing for second series, and the data analysis in the series creation process. It is a high point in the industry calendar.
 
Opening Remarks by Laurence Herszberg, director of the Forum des images and Series Mania, and Vincent Leclercq, Director of Audiovisual and Digital Design, CNC (FR)
 

 

NEW SOURCES OF FINANCING

The growth in the number of series being made, bigger production budgets, and the internationalization of the marketplace are all factors opening the way to new forms of financing. What are the new ways to finance international TV series projects?
 
MODERATOR:
Marco Chimenz, Producer, Cattleya (IT)
SPEAKERS:
Thomas Saignes, Head of International Business Affairs, IRIS Group (LU)
Christian Wikander, Co-production director, Pinewood TV (UK)
Pippa Lambert, Senior television sales and packaging agent, WME (US)
Caroline Dhainaut, Director of Cinema and Audiovisual, A+ Finance (FR)
Pascal Breton, Founder & CEO, Federation Ent. (FR)
 

 

European TV Series Conference 1/5 – Séries… par forumdesimages
 

 

DIGITAL SERIES: WHEN THE WALLS COME TUMBLING DOWN

There are plenty of new creative, financial, and regulatory challenges linked to the explosion in digital series. From how they are produced – the nationalities of their creative teams, fluidity in terms of their shooting locations and languages – to where they are broadcast and the subjects they cover, digital series are breaking down geographical and artistic barriers. How digital series are changing the audiovisual landscape?
 
MODERATOR:
Oriane Hurard
, Productrice, les Produits Frais (FR)
 
SPEAKERS:
Liselott Forsman
, Executive producer of International projects, YLE (FI)
Jacques Kluger, CEO, Darklight Production (FR)
Gilles Galud, CEO, Studio + (FR)
Jack Jewers, Actor/director (UK)
François Jadoulle, Web-creation Coordinator, RTBF (BE)
 

 

European TV Series Conference 2/5 – Séries… par forumdesimages
 

 

SEASON 2: WHERE THE PROBLEMS BEGIN

How to follow up after a successful series? As notoriety is established, producers must face up to some new challenges, including reduced public funding, higher talent fees, and greater expectation from channels. How best to tackle the challenge of producing the next season in Europe?
 
MODERATOR:
Alexandra Lebret
, Managing Director, European Producers Club (FR)
 
SPEAKERS:
Thomas Bourguignon
, Producer, Kwai (FR)
Gudny Hummervoll, CEO, Hummel Film (NO)
Nils Hartmann, Director of Original Productions, Sky Italia (IT)
Amelie von Kienlin, SVP Scripted Acquisitions and Co-Productions, Red Arrow International (DE)
 

 

European TV Series Conference 3/5 – Séries… par forumdesimages
 

 

PRESENTATION OF THE FRENCH-GERMAN AID FUND FOR THE CO-DEVELOPMENT OF AUDIOVISUAL FICTION SERIES

 
INTRODUCTION BY:
Frédéric Lavigne
, artistic director of Series Mania (FR) and Alice Delalande, Head of Fiction and Animation Department, CNC (FR).
 
SPEAKERS:
Stéphanie Carrère
, Producer, Kwai (FR)
Jimmy Desmarais, Co-manager director, Lagardère Studios (FR)
Felix von Boehm, Producer, Lupa Film (DE)
Philippe Alessandri, CEO, Watch Next Media (FR)
Mario Krebs, Producer, EIKON Media GmbH (DE)
Oliver Zeller, Funding Advisor, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (DE)
 

 

European TV Series Conference 4/5 – Séries… par forumdesimages
 

 

A.I. DRIVEN ENTERTAINMENT: HOW TO UNIFY DATA-ANALYTICS AND CREATIVE CONTENT

The exploitation and analysis of data is today a major industrial challenge in all areas, including audiovisual content. This conference questions how data mining alters the marketing process, broadcast and production of TV series and influences the writing process. Is data-driven decision-making revolutionising the audiovisual market?
 
MODERATOR:
Sahar Baghery
, Head of Global Research and Content Strategy, Eurodata TV Worldwide – Mediametrie (FR)
 
SPEAKERS:
Nadira Azermai
, CEO, Scriptbook (BE)
Patrick Georges, Neurosurgeon, The Fiction Lab (BE)
Maxime Valette, CEO, BetaSeries Insights (FR)
Ross Goodwin, AI researcher, New York University (US)
 

 

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