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SeriesLabTalents

co-funded by
CREATIVE EUROPE MEDIA
with the support of
Millimeter Film
 
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in partnership with
FOCAL

SeriesLab Talents 2023

QUICK FACTS

TARGET PARTICIPANTS: professional scriptwriters coming from all over the world planning a career in or a co-production with Europe, who want to boost their experience on drama series writing and train the skills required in a writers’ room.
DURATION:  the programme consists of three 5-day long residential workshops in September 2023, November 2023 and early 2024, ending up with a final networking industry event, during the last workshop.
FEE: 1,500 Euro (+ VAT, if due) per participant
DEADLINE: Friday, 31st March 2023, 12:00 p.m. CET (noon).

For more information please contact: alice.presbitero@torinofilmlab.it

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Join the Q&A Zoom presentation with the new Head of Studies Eszter Angyalosy on 1st March (early afternoon). More details soon. 


ABOUT SERIESLAB TALENTS

The second edition of this new programme powered by TorinoFilmLab aims at scouting and training the best emerging talents in drama writing and to give them the chance to gain experience in a professional writers’ room, guided by a high-profile mentor; and to build connections with other international writers and professionals of the European TV industry.


THE PROGRAMME

The programme provides the participants, who represent diverse backgrounds and reflect voices that are underrepresented in the European TV industry, with an intensive 5-month training programme, through participating at a simulated writers’ room, which includes three residential workshops of 5 days each (in September 2023, November 2023 and early 2024) and few online sessions in between. During the last workshop, a final networking industry event will be organized at one of the main European TV markets in 2024.

The main goal of TFL SeriesLab - Talents is to find interesting new voices who are committed to working professionally in the European TV Industry; to increase diversity in the pipeline of European writers; to create a hub of international writers equipped with the necessary tools to perform in a professional writers’ room, and to introduce them to the market.

The programme is open to 5 international writers.

During the training, the participants will work on a TV series project, chosen by their mentor together with the representatives of TFL Series Lab – Talents. Under the guidance of their tutor, they will go through the process of developing a series concept, including the mini-bible and the pilot script.

The SeriesLab Talents participants will also take part in professional lectures, round tables, and networking events with participants from the TFL SeriesLab programme and other industry professionals and experts.

By the end of the programme, the participants will get the chance to introduce themselves to representatives of the TV Industry, at a networking event in early 2024.

SeriesLab-Talents is co-funded by Creative Europe – MEDIA Sub-programme of the European Union, organised with the support of Millimeter Film and with VAF - Flanders Audiovisual Fund and in partnership with FOCAL.

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WHO CAN APPLY
As we aim to scout new voices, applicants must have a strong background in scriptwriting, but not especially in writing for Television. The application is open for international writers, with proven credit on at least one feature film (produced or in production).

The programme is also addressed to writers with credit on series projects, who want to strengthen their skills in development strategies, collaboration, roles and responsibilities in a writers’ room, or to writers who wish to gain more experience working as assigned writers.

With this programme, we would like to offer a training experience for writers with different backgrounds and nationalities, by a collective and collaborative process of sharing, exchanging, and getting inspired by each other personal and professional stories.
 

HOW TO APPLY
The requested materials – to be submitted all together in one PDF in English – are:
- an updated CV
- a motivation letter
- the first 5 pages of a selected script
- a 1-minute video presentation (the link should be included in the application form)
- short presentation of the applicant for communication purposes (including the information listed HERE)
- a high-resolution photograph (1 MB approx) to be attached separately to the dossier

Don’t forget that this material will be your gateway to the programme, be as creative as possible!

Applicants must confirm their availability for the workshops and the final presentation.

The working language of all SeriesLab-Talents workshops, meetings and events is English; thus, a good knowledge of English is essential in order to participate.

Click on the "APPLY NOW!" button in the right-side column of this page to access the application form. Before starting the application process, you need to create an account on the TFL platform.

DEADLINE: Friday, 31st March 2023, 12.00 p.m. CET (noon)

For more information please contact: alice.presbitero@torinofilmlab.it

PARTICIPATION FEES & SCHOLARSHIPS
Course participation fee: 1,500 Euro (+ VAT, if due)*

*The fees include also accommodation and meals during the residential workshops. Travel costs are excluded and must be covered directly by the participants.In many countries, scholarships are available for this training.

WORKSHOPS & ONLINE SESSIONS
1st residential workshop: mid-September 2023 (Georgia), dates TBC
2nd residential workshop: mid-November 2023 (Belgium), dates TBC
3rd residential workshop, final presentation and meetings: beginning of 2024 (place and dates TBC)

 

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2023

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
March 31, 2023

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