October 31, 2017
A new batch of 6 promising TV series projects will participate in the 2018 edition of MIDPOINT TV Launch. Already on Sunday November 5, their 9 month development process begins at a residential workshop in Slovak Republic.
Dropping the Ball
THE EVIL GOOD
The Mind of Primitive Man
MIDPOINT TV Launch 2018
6 projects from Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece and Serbia have been selected following an open call, and the participating teams of writers, directors and producers will go through an intensive 9 month process taking their original ideas to the market. After the workshop in Slovakia, next stop is in Czech Republic during Finale Plzen in April '18 and then finally in Sarajevo during the CineLink market in August '18.
/ Dropping the Ball – writer Maria Hatzakou, director Alkin Papastathopoulos, producer Amanda Livanou (Greece)
/ Promotion – writers Eva Pjajcikova & Malgorzata Biedronska (Czech Republic)
/ THE EVIL GOOD – writer Arne Kohlweyer, writer/producer Eike Goreczka (Germany)
/ The Mind of Primitive Man – writers Christian Falvey & Ondrej Gabriel, writer/director Andrea Culkova (Czech Republic)
/ Transit – writer/director Domien Huyghe, producer Melissa Dhondt (Belgium)
/ TURBO – writers Milica Zivanovic & Boris Grgurovic, writer/producer Matthias Nerlich (Serbia)
For the first workshop, the teams will by guided by Core Tutors Gabor Krigler, Creative Executive at HBO Hungary, and Maggie Murphy who is Head of Shaftesbury U.S. and associate professor at UCLA. Also onboard are the Guest Tutors Giacomo Durzi, Ben Harris and Steve Matthews.
The main program consists of group meetings with the Core Tutors and individual consultations with both Core and Guest Tutors, as well as analyses of TV series case studies. In between these closed sessions, the open lectures offer insight into the following subjects:
Sunday 5.11. – 11.30
/ Pilots – The Alpha and the Omega – by Maggie Murphy
Monday 6.11. – 17.30
/ Why This? Why Now? Why Me? – by Gabor Krigler
Wednesday 8.11. – 17.30
/ The Specific Narrative of TV Series – by Giacomo Durzi
Thursday 9.11. – 14.00
/ The DNA of Television Series – by Ben Harris
See the full program here.
The MIDPOINT TV Launch awards which will be handed out at the end of the third workshop in 9 months' time are:
The HBO Europe Award to the best project – a financial award
The C21 Media Award to one participating producer – a one-year subscription to C21's content
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MIDPOINT TV Launch is supported by Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Czech Film Fund, Slovak Audiovisual Fund, International Visegrad Fund, and presented in collaboration with HBO Europe, Finale Plzen, Sarajevo Film Festival – CineLink Industry Days, CHARACTER – Film Development Association, Serial Eyes, C21 Media, Barrandov Studio & AMU.