Eureka Series

Eureka Series is an intensive 10-week training course for emerging television drama series writers and producers from all over Europe. Delivered in partnership with La Fémis, it is an initiative created by Series Mania Institute to train professionals in the rapidly changing TV series industry.

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The Autumn/Winter 2022 edition of Eureka Series will bring together up to 20 participants of various European nationalities. The programme is aimed at emerging television drama series writers and producers, including, but not limited to, recent alumni of European film and television schools. They benefit from the support of international teachers and professionals, thanks to our 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).

Objectives

  • 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 (for writer participants)
  • Ascertain the challenges of European television series financing from both a macro-and micro-economic point of view
  • Acquire the skills to pitch and sell a European television series to investors (co-producers, broadcasters, streaming platforms, etc.) (for writer participants)

Call for Applications: 9 May 2022
Applications deadline:
17 June 2022
Results of pre-selected applicants: 24 June 2022
Deadline for posting presentation videos on the Eureka Series private online community: 29 June 2022 
Video interviews with pre-selected participants: 5 – 6 July 2022
Final selection results: 7 July 2022
According to their personal financial resources, the selected participants can request bursaries. SERIES MANIA INSTITUTE will analyse each request and, if relevant, connect participants with sources of financial support (July – August 2022)

You can find the Application Form here.

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