Publié le 8 janvier 2014 - Par la rédaction

Totally Serialized 3rd edition – Industry Event – 16th of January 2014

Thursday 16 January | 2.30pm

For professionals only | With MEDIA Desk UK and BAFTA
The third edition of Totally Serialized organized by the Institut français will take place from 16 to 19 January 2014, showcasing the best of recent French and British TV series.
The programme will also include a dedicated industry event, aiming to foster international exchanges and co-productions in order to meet the growing demand for high-quality, European TV drama.



The events, information, and speakers listed are subject to change without notification.

  • 14.30 – 15:30

Producer Keynote: Rola Bauer, President / Partner, Tandem Communications (a STUDIOCANAL company)

  • 15:40 – 16.30

How to write for European co-productions, challenges and opportunities – sponsored by SACD (Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers), France
Featuring case studies and a panel discussion on how European TV writers can work together effectively and write for European TV co-productions.
With writer Robert Thorogood (‘Death in Paradise’), Hilary Norrish, Story Editor, other guest speakers to be confirmed. Chaired by Franck Philippon (‘No Limit’, ‘Maison Close’).

  • 16:45 – 17:45

Case study: writing and producing THE TUNNEL
With writer Ben Richards, Dominique Jubin (Director of French Drama and Co-productions at CANAL+), Jane Featherstone (Chief Executive, Kudos Film and Television) and Nora Melhli (Head of Drama, Shine France)
Chaired by James Rampton, arts feature writer at The Independent

  • 18:00 – 18:45

The new MEDIA scheme, financing European TV drama
With Caroline Benjo, Haut et Court ‘The Returned’ producer (France), David Thompson, Head of Origin Pictures (United Kingdom) and Trond Berg-Nilssen, producer at Filmhuset (Norway)
Chaired by TV journalist Neil Midgley

  • 18:45 – 20:00

Cocktail with CANAL+

  • 20:00

World Premiere Screening: MAFIOSA (Image and Compagnie)/ season 4, episode 1
Creator Hugues Pagan, scr. Eric Rochant , Pierre Leccia, Aurélie Teisseire, director Pierre Leccia, with Hélène Fillières, Thierry Neuvic, Eric Fraticelli
Sandra Paoli, a young Corsican lawyer, finds herself in charge of a powerful mafia clan when her uncle is assassinated. She becomes a respected, but also hated and isolated woman in a world of men, murder and extortion. With the help of her brother Jean-Michel, she learns how to assert herself in this violent world. The young woman has to seduce, manipulate, and reinvent the clan itself, but soon, a war breaks out between brother and sister…
Opening Ceremony introduced by CANAL+ executives


Registration is £60 and includes access to the keynote and three panels, cocktail reception and opening screening as well as free access to other screenings taking place during the festival.
Concession price of £40 for guests of MEDIA Desk UK and members of BAFTA, PACT, TVFI and SACD.
Please bring your e-invitation or member card with you on the day.


For all information, please visit the website.

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