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MIDPOINT TV Launch is now accepting applications

November 17, 2019

MIDPOINT TV Launch is open for applications until January 31, 2020!  

TV Launch is a residential, 8-month training “idea-to-market” program for series developed by emerging professionals – both creative teams and development executives – coming from the Central and Eastern European region.

Project Development Training
Program accepts both limited or ongoing, and both long or short form series.

The 9 selected projects go through an intensive 3-module program and are built from the “bottom-up”: the training focuses on defining the series concept and theme, completing the pilot, creating season arc, season outlines, pitching documents and a financing strategy.
The projects will be showcased and pitched at the Season Finale platform in Tallinn, Estonia, within Industry@Tallin & Baltic Event.
The best long form project receives the HBO Europe Award of 5.000 USD. 

Development Executive Training
The development process that the TV Launch projects go through is used as a platform to train three attending development executive participants, who will be trained for their future role of commissioning editors or heads of development on real, existing series projects, acquiring skills needed for developing a diverse range of projects.

DATES AND VENUES
Workshop 1/ Czech Republic: April 2020
Workshop 2/ Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina: August 2020
Workshop 3/ Tallinn, Estonia: November 2020

The training also includes 4 online consultations with tutors in between the residential workshops.

PROGRAM ACCEPTS
PROJECTS – teams of writers and producers (limited or ongoing, and both long or short form series).
JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVES - individual participants who may, but not necessarily have to, be connected to a broadcaster.

DEADLINE
January 31, 2020

You can find all the relevant information about the project development, development executive training, eligibility, and application process here.

Please note that many further questions can be answered within our FAQ section! 

MIDPOINT TV Launch 2020 is realized with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Czech Film Fund. 
It is presented in cooperation with the Sarajevo Film Festival – CineLink Industry Days, Industry@Tallinn&Baltic Event, HBO Europe, Marseille Web Fest, Serial Eyes, NEM Zagreb, C21 Media, Series Mania, CANNESERIES Institute, Seriencamp, MIA TV Market, MediaXchange and the Audiovisual Producers' Association. MIDPOINT operates under the auspices of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

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Deadline for Submissions: 
January 31, 2020 

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