Lille Transatlantic Dialogues


Lille Transatlantic Dialogues (LTD) aims to bring together major political, corporate, creative, and economic players from the TV and culture sectors in Europe and the USA for informal exchanges on developments and challenges in this cultural field.
Leading figures from the TV industry are invited every year to connect with their counterparts and international decision-makers: this is an informal club for media and policy-makers, a kind of European “Sun Valley Conference”, event that has brought together political and economic leaders along with philanthropists every year since 1983.
This annual rendezvous is held within the framework of SERIES MANIA , and more precisely, as part of SERIES MANIA FORUM, the industry arm of the festival, with a core focus on bilateral EU/USA relationships relating to TV and culture.

Lille Transatlantic Dialogues benefits from both the appeal of SERIES MANIA and the location of the city of Lille, at the heart of Europe between Paris, London, and Brussels. The first edition was held on May 3, 2018 at the Lille Grand Palais conference center, featuring a list of elite speakers including Delphine Ernotte (CEO, France Télévisions), Reed Hastings (CEO & Co-Founder, Netflix), Françoise Nyssen (French Minister of Culture) Stéphane Richard (CEO, Orange), and more.

Every year, Lille Transatlantic Dialogues features 3 categories of participants:
  • US studios and platforms
  • European creators, producers, and broadcasters
  • Representatives from the European Institutions, miniters from different EU countries and members of parliaments
Lille Transatlantic Dialogues is a joint initiative of:
  • SERIES MANIA festival as organizer
  • The CNC, representing the Ministry of Culture and thus the French government
  • The European Commission (Europe Creative  - MEDIA), which is partnering the event

Access to Lille Transatlantic Dialogues events are opened to all accredited FORUM professionnals, limited to the number of seats available.

VIDEOS (2018)


Keynote: Stéphane Richard
CEO, Orange, France
Keynote: Paul Lembrechts
CEO, VRT, Belgium
How women make a difference in the TV series industry?
With speakers:
Anna Croneman, Head of Drama, SVT, Sweden
Veena Sud, Showrunner, USA
Sarah Treem, Showrunner, USA
Caroline Benjo, Producer, HAUT ET COURT, France
Copyright policy and cultural diversity in a global market
Moderator: Pascal Rogard, general director, SACD, France
With speakers:
Séverine Jacquet, Screenwriter, France
Doreen Boonekamp, CEO of the Netherlands Film Fund, Board member of the European Film Agency Directors (EFAD)
Nicolas Curien, President, CSA, France
Tony Grisoni, Screenwriter, UK
In conversation with Sophie Turner Laing
CEO, Endemol Shine Groupe, UK
Q&A with David Jenkinson, Editor in Chief and Managing Director, C21
Keynote: Delphine Ernotte
President, France Télévisions, France
Diverse together: new opportunities to reach international audiences with local content
Moderator: Marjorie Paillon, journalist, France 24, France 
With speakers:  
Alex Berger, Producer, The Oligarchs, France
Antony Root, EVP of programming and production, HBO Europe, UK
Claire Sumner, Director of Policy, BBC, UK

Gudny Hummelvoll, Producer, Hummelfilm/Yellow Bird, Norway 
In conversation with Reed Hastings
Co-founder, Chairman & CEO, Netflix, USA
Q&A with Marjorie Paillon, Journalist, France 24, France
Keynote: Gilles Pélisson
Chairman & CEO, Groupe TF1, France
Official addresses
Françoise Nyssen, Minister of Culture, France

Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of the Digital Single Market

Information & contact
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