UGC Writers Campus 2020

UGC Writers Campus by Series Mania is a week-long TV series writing workshop, conducted in English open to 20 screenwriters. The 2020 edition will be held in Lille in northern France from March 20-27, 2020 under the supervision of Lorraine Sullivan.

Throughout the week, participants will have the opportunity to meet and be mentored by experienced professionals and writers, to attend dedicated workshops, masterclasses and one-to-one sessions on their projects with their mentors. In a final showcase at Series Mania Forum, the Campus’s work will be presented to industry professionals and projects will be pitched at the round table pitching sessions.


UGC Writers Campus offers participants from Europe and the rest of the world a concrete understanding of the dramaturgic and narrative strategies used in successful TV series. 

Lectures discussing market reach, engaging specific audiences and understanding the needs of the industry will be an essential part of the training.

Over the course of one week, UGC Writers Campus will function as an incubator, where writers will be immersed in an environment dedicated to their work with incredible access to tutors, mentors and industry decision-makers.

Sarah Treem and André & Maria Jacquemetton were the presidents of the previous editions.


Series Mania Forum is glad to announce the opening of the UGC Writers Campus 2020 call for applications.

Apply before December 18th, 2019 via our online form:

Call for applications dates : 4th November 2019 – 18th December 2019.
Note that we do not accept submission by post or email.


UGC Writers Campus will take place in two parts:

From March 20-24: workshops and sessions at La Plaine Images

From March 25-27: industry meetings, conferences and round table pitches at Lille Grand Palais during Series Mania Forum

Head of the UGC Writers Campus

Lorraine Sullivan

Lorraine was responsible for French film acquisitions at Canal+. In 2010, she created the first London TV series festival. From 2013 to 2016, she was director of Serial Eyes, the first European training course for writing and TV series production at the Berlin Film School, in partnership with the London Film School and the Danish Film School.



For any question not addressed in the FAQ, please write to:

+ 33 (0) 1 70 76 16 53 

In partnership with:

With the support of:

Partner schools

La Fémis (Paris – France)

Le Conservatoire Européen d’Ecritures Audiovisuelle, two-years program (Paris – France)

Serial Eyes (DFFB, Berlin – Germany)

The London Film School (London – United Kingdom)

The Sam Spiegel Film School (Jerusalem – Israel)

Midpoint (Prague – Czech Republic)

Scuola Holden (Torino – Italy)

INSAS (Brussels – Belgium)

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