MIPTV and CANNESERIES, today announce the 16 projects in the Official Selection of In Development, the second edition of the Cannes Drama Creative Forum dedicated to fast-tracking drama series production. An international jury of drama experts shortlisted the projects from a record 376 submissions from 41 countries.
In Development, the Cannes Drama Creative Forum, is co-organised by MIPTV and CANNESERIES, the Cannes International Series Festival, and is the chance to discover, connect and greenlight early-stage drama projects at an international level. Over three-and-a-half days, producers and creators can pitch projects to key decision-makers, including commissioning editors, platforms, distributors, co-producers, funds and talent agencies.
MIPTV, the International Market for Content Development and Distribution, takes place in Cannes, France from 8-11 April 2019. CANNESERIES runs in the city from 5-10 April 2019.
In Development Drama Producers’ Pitch presents a diverse range of quality projects from producers seeking development and financial partners, highlighting both fresh local voices and established international producers. In parallel, the In Development Drama Writers’ Pitch features projects from emerging and seasoned writers with international ambitions.
In Development Official Selection:
DRAMA PRODUCERS’ PITCH (12 projects)
- 10 BULLETS
Produced by plays2place (Greece, Serbia)
- A GOOD YEAR
Produced by Mockingbird Productions (Belgium)
Produced by Les Films du Nouveau Monde and Ali N’ Productions (France, Morocco)
Produced by Watchmen Productions (Germany)
- FOR THE SAKE OF THE CHILD
Produced by United Studios of Israel (Israel)
- ICE VALLEY
Produced by Cinenord (Norway)
- PERFECT MONSTERS
Produced by Pimienta Films, Telegrama Audiovisual and Tita Productions (Mexico)
- RADICAL EYE
Produced by Pinball London (UK, Mexico)
- SECOND LIFE
Produced by Omnicorp Estudio (Spain)
- THE MANDELA EFFECT
Produced by Tshedza Pictures (South Africa)
Produced by Tekele Productions (Finland)
- TWENTY-FOUR LAND
Produced by Ukbar Filmes (Portugal)
DRAMA WRITERS’ PITCH (4 projects)
- BLACK TIMES
Written by Sabrina Amerell and Alexandre Manneville (France, Germany)
- HELLO DOLLY
Written by Johnny Maginn (UK)
Written by Rachel Feldman (USA)
- THE TRIBE
Written by Agata Koschmieder (Poland)
As well as winning the opportunity to pitch a project to a high-level audience, the selected projects may be eligible for development funding from In Development’s Official Partners:
- Leading independent European producer, Federation Entertainment (“The Bureau”), will co-develop, co-produce and distribute one of the selected projects:
“The TV series is a genuine laboratory of creativity, and events like In Development, which put creatives at the heart of the business, are essential to engender the hits of tomorrow. The first edition was a success, both in terms of the quality of the content presented and the opportunities, which flowed from it. What’s more, we are proud to have gone on to develop some of those projects,” said Pascal Breton, Founder and CEO of Federation Entertainment.
French investment fund “La Fabrique des Formats” will offer financing for up to two series from the selection backed by a French producer or co-producer.
“We are very proud of this year’s selection which is particularly diverse in terms of genres and countries represented. In Development provides these projects with access to key decision-makers and the opportunity to move into production before reaching international audiences. In Development is fast becoming a central part of the MIPTV experience to discover, develop and distribute great content,” noted Laurine Garaude, Director of Television at Reed MIDEM, which organises MIPTV.
“The success and relevance of a forum like In Development speaks for itself. The proof is in the fact that we received a new record number of submissions. After the achievement of the first edition, the international aura of In Development is now undeniable. We are very proud of the high-quality and promising projects that will be pitched this year,” said Benoît Louvet, Managing Director of CANNESERIES.
The official selection was made by international jury members: Ash Atalla, Managing Director, Roughcut Television, (UK); Rola Bauer, Managing Director, STUDIOCANAL TV, (Germany); Tara Cook, Development Producer, Carnival Films, (UK); Jane Gogan, Executive Producer, (Ireland); Serge Hayat, Financier, Cinemage & Capucines Investment Funds, (France); David Ellender, President, Global Distribution and Co-productions, Sonar Entertainment, (USA); Tiago Mello, Executive Producer, Boutique Filmes, Brazil; Stephen Mowbray, Head of SVT International, Sveriges Television (SVT), (Sweden); Erik Pack, Head of International Distribution and Co-Production, Platform One Media, (USA); Vanessa Shapiro, President, WW TV Distribution & Co-Production, Gaumont Television, (USA); and Christian Wikander, Director, Co-Production, Twelve Town, (UK).
The Official Selection of the third edition of the Drama Short Form Series Pitch will be announced in early March.