Series Mania


Series Mania, Telefilm Canada, CNC and BANFF link for Canada-France Series Lab

Organisers of Series Mania Forum, Telefilm Canada, CNC and BANFF World Media Festival have come together to launch a new initiative aimed at expanding French-Canadian cooperation. Canada-France Series Lab has been created as a joint venture between the partners and aim to facilitate new relationships and “ultimately create new co-production opportunities, while at the same […]

Series Mania reveals grand prize winner & Forum attendance

Series Mania has named French drama Le Monde De Demain as the grand prize winner at this year’s festival and revealed that more than 3,000 people attended the industry-focused Forum last week. Le Monde De Demain was produced by Les films Du Bélier for Arte France and Netflix, and was created by Katell Quillévéré, Hélier Cisterne, Vincent […]

Exclusive: AVOD set to boom with $259bn annual revenue by 2025

AVOD streamers are set to flourish over the next three years and will hit revenues of almost $260bn by 2025, according to to the latest research from analysis powerhouse Omdia. The findings, revealed to TBI ahead of a session at Series Mania on Thursday, reveal that while SVOD revenues will not come near to overtaking global […]

HBO Max aims to ‘broaden appeal’ of streamer in Europe, unveils $1m Series Mania pact

HBO Max EMEA exec Antony Root has doubled down on the streamer’s ambitions to “broaden” the appeal of the streamer, which also unveiled a $1m pact with Series Mania. Root, HBO Max’s EVP of original programming & production at WarnerMedia, took to the stage with his commissioning team of Vera Peltekian (France), Miguel Salvat (Spain), Christian […]

Fremantle, ITVS shift financing strategies for shows selling into US

Global production groups including Fremantle and ITV Studios (ITVS) are shifting strategies when it comes to selling scripted shows into the US, with deficit financing increasing. Christian Vesper, Fremantle’s president of global drama, and ITVS’s EVP of global content Julie Meldal-Johnson both outlined how the funding of drama was evolving during a panel session at Series Mania […]

Series Mania & Beta Group link on $110,000 film-to-TV funding scheme

French drama event Series Mania Forum has linked up with Germany’s Beta Group on a new €100,000 ($110,000) creative initiative focused on film directors moving into TV series. The Seriesmakers scheme is designed to support talents working on a new scripted series and will offer two of 10 selected projects a €50,000 grant each. Teams […]

Russia’s TV & film body Roskino banned from Series Mania

Russian TV & film export body Roskino has been banned from taking part at Series Mania next month, after the French event organisers disinvited the government-backed group. Roskino had been due to screen an array of dramas at the Lille-based festival as part of Series Mania’s ‘Coming Next’ strand, but the Russian show screenings will […]

Series Mania set for Lille return in March 2022

The 2022 edition of drama event Series Mania will return to Lille in France next March. Series Mania founder and general director, Laurence Herszberg, has announced that the Series Mania Festival will be held from 18-25 March, with Series Mania Forum set for 22-24 March. The one-day Lille Dialogues summit will be held on 24 […]

Series Mania postponed until August

Series Mania has announced revised dates for its 2021 edition, with both its upcoming festival and forum to be moved back to August. Rodolphe Belmer, president of Series Mania, and Laurence Herszberg, founder and general director of Series Mania, explained that the action was taken in light of the rollout of Covid-19 vaccination campaigns across the world […]

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