A brand new TV Series Lab

MIDPOINT Cold Open is designed to train the skills of independent producers interested in shifting from feature films to television content.

Offering practical knowledge connected to the producing and financing television series in Europe, the program will familiarize its participants with the current landscape, genre and slot preferences within different territories, will compare the narrative and concept structures of feature films and scripted series and will supply hands-on skills of production planning and financing of drama content.

The one-off event runs in 3 training days (January 19/22, 2020) and consists of lectures, group sessions led by Gabor Krigler and individual consultations with several experts.

The program targets independent producers, with a background in feature film producing, aspiring to shift to high quality television content. The program’s graduates will acquire knowledge and skills connected to the processes of producing and financing TV series, and will get acquainted with European television industry landscape.The program is participant-based, with each producer required to select 1 – 3 series ideas to serve as a base for the purpose of training.

The participants selected for COLD OPEN 2020 are:

Karin Berghammer
company: Berg Hammer Film
country: Austria

Eva Blondiau
company: Color of May
country: Germany

Luigi Chimienti
company: Dispàrte
country: Italy

Johannes Jancke
company: Bon Voyage Films
country: Germany

Dragana Jovovic
company: Non-Aligned Flms
country: Serbia

Natalia Libet
country: Ukraine

Claudia Schroeter
companies: Kinderfilm GmbH/Grown Up Films
country: Germany

Radu Stancu
company: deFilm
country: Romania

Nadia Trevisan
company: Nefertiti Film
country: Italy

Vasilis Chrysanthopoulos
company: Plays2Place
country: Greece