Eureka Series is an intensive 3-month, full-time training course for emerging television drama series writers from all over Europe. Delivered in partnership with La Fémis, it is an initiative created by the new Series Mania Institute to train professionals in the rapidly changing TV series industry.
The Spring 2022 edition of Eureka Series will bring together 14 participants of various European nationalities. The program is aimed at emerging television drama series writers with an interest in creative producing, including, but not limited to, recent alumni of European film and television schools. They will benefit from the support of international teachers and professionals, thanks to the partnerships with schools such as ECAM (Spain), the Lodz Film School (Poland), ifs internationale filmschule köln (Germany), Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (Italy) and Westerdals – Kristiana University College (Norway).
Participants will receive lectures, workshops and masterclasses, and work on their own original projects. The course culminates in a one-week residency, at the end of which projects will be pitched to a jury of experienced television professionals.
- Acquire a common language amongst television professionals on serial dramaturgy
- Master the principles of how the European and international television series ecosystems operate
- Participate in writing workshops in order to master the creative process of collaborative writing
- Ascertain the challenges of European television series financing from both a macro-and micro-economic point of view
- Manage the artistic direction of a European television series project
- Acquire the skills to pitch and sell a European television series to investors (co-producers, broadcasters, streaming platforms, etc).
Call for Applications: 9 November 2021
Applications deadline: 20 December 2021
Results of pre-selected applicants: 7 January 2022
Deadline for posting presentation videos on the Eureka Series private online community: 14 January 2022
Video interviews with pre-selected participants: 17 – 19 January 2022
Final selection results: 20 January 2022
Attendance at Series Mania Creative Bazaar and Forum: 20 – 25 March 2022
Start of program: 28 March 2022
End of program: 17 June 2022
You can find the Application Form here.
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