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Online Masterclass: "Where is the TV Show headed?"

This 90 minute masterclass with scriptwriters and consultants Nicola Lusuardi and Timo Gößle, was organised by the Creative Europe Desk in Hamburg. The session deals with the cornerstones of serial storytelling, series development in Europe, and the importance of the writers' room amongst other aspects.

The full discussion can be viewed on YouTube, below are some key insights taken from Nicola during the discussion:

European TV Series

European Film Forum online events at MIFA and Cannes

The European Film Forum (EFF) is a platform for a structured dialogue between policy makers and the stakeholders in the audiovisual sector, and will be holding events at MEDIA-supported Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market (MIFA) and Cannes Film Festival's Marché du Film.


The MIFA virtual EFF in Annecy will take place on 18 June at 2pm UK time.

Meet the Inside Pictures 2020 cohort

MEDIA-supported Inside Pictures is an intensive film business training and leadership skills development programme for film & TV industry executives. Each year the programme selects 20 individuals from all disciplines - sales, distribution, marketing, finance, legal and business affairs, development, production, post-production, special effects - and is designed to develop the practical knowledge, skills and high-level contacts needed to lead successful businesses. 

Single Project 2020 results announced

In the latest round of funding from the Single Project development scheme, 64 projects have been awarded grants totalling €2,705,000.

In total, 278 applications from 32 countries were submitted to the 13 November 2019 deadline (call number EACEA 17/2019, round one), making a success rate of 23%.

This year four UK production companies were selected, giving the UK an application success rate of 21%. They share a total of €210,000 to support their projects:

EFP announces first digital edition of Producers on the Move 2020

MEDIA-supported European Film Promotion's networking programme Producers on the Move will take place online from 11 to 15 May 2020. This year, in response to the disruption of Covid-19, the selected producers will meet online and present their projects in speed meetings and roundtable sessions. An industry case study as well as talks with experts will round out the digital programme that runs over five days.

Results from 2020 Film Festivals scheme announced

The latest results for the Film Festivals scheme (call number EACEA/26/2019) have been published, with 33 organisations from 21 countries selected to receive grants totalling almost €1.58 million.

DOK Leipzig, Cinekid and Sarajevo Film Festival featured once again in the beneficiaries list, with two newcomer additions of Odessa International Film Festival and Brussels International Film Festival. 

Automatic distribution 2019 results announced

The latest results from Creative Europe's Automatic distribution scheme have been published. This funding rewards European distributors for releasing European films from another country (non-national films). The more successful their films are at the box office, the larger the grant they are able to generate, allowing them to reinvest in other European, non-national acquisitions.

Altogether, almost €23 million has been allocated, supporting 247 applications from 32 countries. UK distributor's supported include:


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