As a part of a presentation delivered today during the start of the Series Mania Forum, Rodolphe Belmer, President of Series Mania, Laurence Herszberg, founder and general director of Series Mania, and Pierre Ziemniak, project manager of the Series Mania Institute, announced that in addition to the previously declared support by Lille European Metropolis (MEL), the Hauts-de-France Region and the CNC, the Series Mania Institute, a new initiative devoted entirely to training the makers of tomorrow's European TV series, has finalized deals with three new partners. First is Newen, one of Europe’s leading producers and distributors of audiovisual content, who has come onboard as a founding partner and will assist with the training progammes that are offered by the institute. Also coming onboard are France Télévisions, the French national public television broadcaster, and Entreprises et Cités, a key partner of regional economic players. The Series Mania Institute is also delivered in partnership with some of the leading European schools, including La Fémis and Sciences Po Lille.
"Newen is very proud to become a partner of the Series Mania Institute to support European talents of tomorrow's TV series. This partnership is totally in line with the group’s strategy to expand European projects and put creation at the heart of its ambition,” added Romain Bessi, managing director.