Series Mania


Series Mania confirms dates & details for physical event in Lille

European drama festival Series Mania has unveiled new dates for its 2021 edition and revealed plans for an online and physical event, which like previous years will be based out of the French city of Lille. The Series Mania Festival will run 28 May to 5 June, while the Series Mania Forum will be held in the […]

News round-up: ABC adapts ‘Emergency Call’ for US; France-Israel co-writing residency opens; US-China science co-pro prepped for distribution

ABC orders US version of ‘Emergency Call’ format US network ABC has announced a new unscripted series, following the work of emergency call-takers, to be hosted by actor Luke Wilson and based upon a Belgian format. The hour-long series Emergency Call will document the first few minutes of emergencies as told from the perspective of […]

Series Mania organisers launch Digital Forum

Organisers of the recently cancelled French drama festival Series Mania have launched a new online event. Series Mania Digital Forum will be an online platform offering video pitches of the 16 selected projects in the co-pro pitching sessions, along with selected events from the UGC Writers Campus Pitching sessions and video pitches from the Franco-Israeli […]

Series Mania cancelled as Coronavirus impact continues

French drama festival Series Mania has become the latest TV event to be cancelled as the impact of Coronavirus continues. The Series Mania Festival, which includes a raft of screenings, had been due to start 20 March in Lille, while the Forum strand of the event had been slated for 25-27 March. However, in a […]

Series Mania monitors as Coronavirus continues to hit Europe

Series Mania organisers are continuing to monitor the ongoing impact of Coronavirus in France, while broadcasters and streamers across Europe have been amending their offerings in response to the spread of the illness. French authorities expanded its ban on public gatherings to include groups of more than 1,000 people – down from 5,000 – on […]

Coronavirus hits events in Italy & Korea, Series Mania ‘monitors’ & MIPTV to refund

TV conferences and markets around the world are being postponed amid concerns over the spread of Coronavirus. Italian broadcaster Rai confirmed it was not moving ahead with Cartoons on the Bay, which had been due to take place in Pescara, Italy between 2-5 April. Organisers said that “in relation to the spread of the COVID-19 […]

Series Mania to go ahead but ‘hygiene measures’ in place

Drama-skewing festival Series Mania will go ahead as planned despite the spread of Coronavirus across France. The Festival, which takes place between 20 and 28 March, is not affected by the recent French government ban on group gatherings in excess of 5,000 people but organisers said they were monitoring the situation. More than 190 people […]

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