December 17, 2018: I've just returned from an exhilarating Series LAB in Brussels: Twenty producer/writer teams from fourteen different Creative Europe supported countries keen to pitch their TV Series, widen their professional network and get feedback on their projects from script consultants as well as broadcasters, distributors and financing experts.
I was one of the four international script consultants and I really enjoyed meeting everyone, catching up with old friends and making new ones. Many thanks to the Series LAB Brussels team (Joyce Palmers, Delphine Dumon from CE Desk Flanders and Stéphanie Lompeels from CE Desk Wallonia-Brussels) for their kind invitation, warm welcome and flawless organisation.
Here's the list of the participating companies and their projects:
Anagram (SE) – TODAYS DISASTERS
Arena Film (DK) – COBRA / HUMAN BEASTS
Beluga Tree (BE) – RESTART
Caviar (BE) – THE PROJECT
Cinétévé (FR) – THE PARLIAMENT
Climax Film (BE) – AN ORDINARY CITIZEN
Contrast Film Zurich (CH) – DAVOS
De Wereldvrede (BE) – GOTTSCHALK
Eyeworks (BE) – IN PLAIN SIGHT
Fabula Pictures (IT) - NOWHERE
Grupo Ganga Audiovisual (ES) – 100K
Horse&Fruits Filmproduktion (AT) – SCHWAIGEN
Hugofilm features (CH) & Wüste Film (DE) – THE ART OF DISAPPEARANCE
Jonnydepony (BE) - IN TENEBRIS
Letterbox Filmproduktion (DE) – DODGER
Levitate Film (NL) – JEWISH COUNCIL
Monday Scripted (NO) – LET’S DIE TOGETHER
Pinball London (UK) – RADICAL EYE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TINA MODOTTI
Take Five (BE) – THE UGLIES
Tekele Productions (FI) – TRANSPORT
Radar (LU), participating as observer
The previous two editions of Series LAB were held in Hamburg and it's going back there next, so if you'd like to participate in June 2019, please contact Christiane SIEMEN at Creative Europe Desk Hambourg: info at ced-hamburg.de
I'll try to post a few pictures - maybe even a video - when I get them, most probably in the new year when everyone is back from a well-deserved holiday.
Happy New Year everyone!