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Industry Report: Series

Articles, interviews, and news on current trends in the series industry, now more important than ever due to the quantity and quality of its products for both TV and platforms

Industry Report: Series
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Olivier Wotling  • Head of Drama, Arte France

“We want to favour new approaches in series writing”

Olivier Wotling • Head of Drama, Arte France

The Head of Drama of Arte France decrypts the partnership with Le Groupe Ouest over three workshops, including a Franco-Danish lab, and evokes the current mutations in the industry  

21 April 2021

The second “Let’s Talk Screenwriting!” roundtable examines the role of writers’ rooms in Danish, German and Dutch television production

Industry / Market - Netherlands

The second “Let’s Talk Screenwriting!” roundtable examines the role of writers’ rooms in Danish, German and Dutch television production

The event, organised by the Media Industries, Infrastructures and Institutions (MI3) research group from Utrecht University, was held online on 12 April  

16 April 2021

Alessandra Alessandri • Coordinator, Master in Series Development, Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti

“We’re working with Netflix to train professionals capable of overseeing the entire production process”

Alessandra Alessandri • Coordinator, Master in Series Development, Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti

Training a key, competitive and strategic professional figure for the global market, a “Development Executive”, is the objective of the Italian Master course organised in Milan with Netflix’s backing  

12 April 2021

TV Drama Vision explores whether the transformation of storytelling can save TV from obsolescence

Göteborg 2021 - Göteborg Industry

TV Drama Vision explores whether the transformation of storytelling can save TV from obsolescence

Johanna Koljonen and Walter Iuzzolino discussed current TV creativity, the role of streamers, how TV can survive into the future and how European content can travel  

08 February 2021

HBO Max aims to globalise local content

Göteborg 2021 - Göteborg Industry

HBO Max aims to globalise local content

An in-depth discussion at Göteborg’s TV Drama Vision gave a broader understanding of the changes that the launch of HBO Max in Europe will bring this summer  

05 February 2021

Netflix explains how to present TV series projects in Turin

Turin 2020 – Torino Film Industry

Netflix explains how to present TV series projects in Turin

Director of Talent Development for Netflix International Originals Christopher Mack reveals how to write the perfect pitch at the Torino Film Industry  

20 November 2020

Producing non-English drama series at the centre of debate in Riga

Riga 2020 - Magnetic Series

Producing non-English drama series at the centre of debate in Riga

The inaugural edition of Magnetic Series, held during this year’s Riga IFF, provided an opportunity to discuss the opportunities and the future of non-English drama series  

21 October 2020

Alise Ģelze • Curator, Magnetic Series

“Over the last five years, the production of foreign films in Latvia has grown rapidly”

Alise Ģelze • Curator, Magnetic Series

We had the chance to speak to Alise Ģelze, curator of Magnetic Series, a brand-new international pitching and networking event taking place during this year’s Riga IFF  

14 October 2020

Baltic Sea Docs and Creative Europe MEDIA host a seminar on producing docuseries

Baltic Sea Docs 2020

Baltic Sea Docs and Creative Europe MEDIA host a seminar on producing docuseries

The seminar was led by Finnish producer Elina Pojhola, who delved into two case studies revolving around her docuseries Maiden of the Lake and Eva  

04 September 2020

HBO Max and Quibi to be the special guests at Meet the Streamers

Cannes 2020 – Marché du Film

HBO Max and Quibi to be the special guests at Meet the Streamers

The second edition of the Cannes Marché du Film’s special section is inviting the two American companies to deliver keynote speeches, and will host VoD-focused panels and discussions  

15 May 2020

The Series Mania Digital Forum reports positive results

Series Mania 2020

The Series Mania Digital Forum reports positive results

The first big professional event to have unspooled online after being forced to cancel has published figures which could serve as benchmarks in the new context of the Coronavirus health crisis  

09 April 2020

REPORT: Series Mania Digital Forum 2020

Series Mania 2020

REPORT: Series Mania Digital Forum 2020

From 25 March-7 April, industry professionals will have online access to 16 projects participating in the Co-Pro Pitching Sessions, as well as several world premieres in the Buyers Showcase  

24 March 2020

Göteborg’s TV Drama Vision is ready to unveil current global trends in series

Göteborg 2020 – Göteborg Industry

Göteborg’s TV Drama Vision is ready to unveil current global trends in series

With an extensive programme, a series of panels and discussions, ten upcoming projects and two case studies, the series platform is still the leading such event in the Nordics  

23 January 2020

David Bogi  • Head of International Distribution and Business, Rai Com

“International players, both in the fields of production and distribution, are looking to Italy with great interest”

David Bogi • Head of International Distribution and Business, Rai Com

We spoke with David Bogi, Head of International Distribution and Business at Rai Com, on the eve of his departure for MIPCOM  

14 October 2019

Laurence Herszberg and Francesco Capurro • Director and Talent Forum Head, Séries Mania

"Cinema is no longer the royal art of television, TV series have replaced it"

Laurence Herszberg and Francesco Capurro • Director and Talent Forum Head, Séries Mania

We met up with Laurence Herszberg, executive director of Séries Mania, and Francesco Capurro, head of its European Projects and Talent Forum  

25 April 2018

Domingo Corral  • Head of original production, Movistar+

“Television is no longer cinema’s little brother”

Domingo Corral • Head of original production, Movistar+

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: We sat down with Domingo Corral, head of original production at Movistar+, at the Basque event, which this year screened the TV series The Plague and Vergüenza  

06 October 2017

Meinolf Zurhorst  • Head of the ARTE film department, ZDF

“TV is more profound than it seems”

Meinolf Zurhorst • Head of the ARTE film department, ZDF

Cineuropa sat down with Meinolf Zurhorst during the CineLink Drama workshop, to talk about current TV trends and the future of filmmakers in the small-screen market  

11 April 2017

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