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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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Daria Leygonie-Fialko and Kateryna Laskari • General producers and founders, SPACE Production

“Everything will be restored to how it was before and everything will be fine”

Daria Leygonie-Fialko and Kateryna Laskari • General producers and founders, SPACE Production

The two executives spoke about the current state of Ukrainian TV production, the opening of their Paris-based office and the future of Ukraine’s audiovisual industry  

15 June 2022

The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes a new edition of its report on European television production

Industry / Market - Europe

The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes a new edition of its report on European television production

The study, released during this year’s MIPTV, reveals that European TV fiction production dropped by 600 hours in 2020, while high-end series kept on growing  

07 April 2022

The Series Mania Forum explores key trends in the pan-European audiovisual landscape

Series Mania 2022 – Series Mania Forum

The Series Mania Forum explores key trends in the pan-European audiovisual landscape

Various confirmations and a few surprise developments were revealed by the European Audiovisual Observatory within the world of TV, film, video and on-demand audiovisual services  

25 March 2022

HBO Max unveils its European offensive

Series Mania 2022 – Series Mania Forum

HBO Max unveils its European offensive

The Series Mania Forum saw the European teams of WarnerMedia EMEA, steered by Antony Root, unveil their plans, current developments and their content strategies for HBO Max on the Old Continent  

24 March 2022

The Series Mania Forum examines the transition from feature films to series

Series Mania 2022 – Series Mania Forum

The Series Mania Forum examines the transition from feature films to series

Producers Ed Guiney, Leontine Petit and Michael Polle share their thoughts on the transition from the 7th art to the world of series  

24 March 2022

Expert Frank Doelger reveals his secrets at the Series Mania Forum

Series Mania 2022 - Series Mania Forum

Expert Frank Doelger reveals his secrets at the Series Mania Forum

Now the head of Berlin’s Intaglio Films - combining the talent of Beta Film and ZDF - the producer of Game of Thrones and Rome discusses his European projects and his particular work approach  

23 March 2022

Francesco Capurro • Director, Series Mania Forum

"We’re in a golden age for series"

Francesco Capurro • Director, Series Mania Forum

The head of the professional days programme of the Series Mania Festival, taking place in Lille from 22 to 24 March, shares his thoughts on the status of a booming industry  

21 March 2022

Series Mania Forum links up with Beta to launch SERIESMAKERS

Series Mania 2022 - Series Mania Forum

Series Mania Forum links up with Beta to launch SERIESMAKERS

The Series Mania Festival’s professional sidebar is joining forces with the German group to support filmmakers make the leap to series  

21 March 2022

At the Fís TV Summit, Emma Frost and Anne Mensah talk about creating successful TV shows

Industry / Market - Ireland

At the Fís TV Summit, Emma Frost and Anne Mensah talk about creating successful TV shows

The two participants shared their takeaways on adaptations, TV trends and commissioning new shows, as well as offering some careers advice  

11 February 2022

The Television Institute to open in the Czech Republic

Institutions / Legislation - Czech Republic

The Television Institute to open in the Czech Republic

The private university will become the first educational institution dedicated solely to television in the country  

18 November 2021

The CNC examines trends in scripted series around the world at the Series Mania Forum

Series Mania 2021 – Series Mania Forum

The CNC examines trends in scripted series around the world at the Series Mania Forum

The industry is placed under the microscope to reveal the volume of programmes recently commissioned, rankings of the most active countries and broadcasters, favoured genres and viewer preferences  

02 September 2021

The co-production of European works of fiction comes under discussion at Series Mania

Series Mania 2021 – Series Mania Forum

The co-production of European works of fiction comes under discussion at Series Mania

ZDF, X Filme Creative Pool, ITV Studios and the European Producers Club analyse the relatively low incidence of co-productions and potential ways of improving the situation  

01 September 2021

Europe in the streaming age forms the focus of a Series Mania debate

Series Mania 2021 - Series Mania Forum

Europe in the streaming age forms the focus of a Series Mania debate

Arte, Starz, Pluto TV and Fremantle discuss the European market, broadcasting quotas, differentiation strategies and the risk of cannibalisation  

01 September 2021

The Series Mania Institute is born

Series Mania 2021 - Series Mania Forum

The Series Mania Institute is born

The first school wholly devoted to series is now open and will notably offer a Eureka course for emerging European producers and authors  

31 August 2021

Francesco Capurro • Director, Series Mania Forum

"Content will gradually become segmented according to audiences and broadcasters"

Francesco Capurro • Director, Series Mania Forum

The head of the professional days programme, organised within the Series Mania Festival which is unspooling in Lille from 26 August-2 September, talks about the event and the trends within the sector  

26 August 2021

At Série Series, Steve Matthews details the methods and successes of HBO Europe

Série Series 2021

At Série Series, Steve Matthews details the methods and successes of HBO Europe

The VP executive producer in Drama Development emphasised the importance of local talent in creating original European series  

03 August 2021

At Série Series, Ampere Analysis breaks down the impact of the pandemic on European series production

Série Series 2021

At Série Series, Ampere Analysis breaks down the impact of the pandemic on European series production

The British research company has presented data revealing that the COVID-19 crisis has strengthened the boom of streaming platforms and hindered traditional commissioners  

07 July 2021

At Série Series, European series professionals discuss collaboration between Spain and France

Série Series 2021

At Série Series, European series professionals discuss collaboration between Spain and France

The power of collaboration to promote quality creation was the focus of this discussion between producers and a screenwriter working on series involving France and Spain  

05 July 2021

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

Séries 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

Séries 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

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