Three awards are presented to industry professionals during Series Mania Forum:

  • Best Co-Pro Pitching Sessions Project 
  • Series Mania’s Best Marketing Initiative Award
  • Woman in Series Award


The 15 series projects in development presented at Series Mania Forum’s Co-Pro Pitching Sessions are evaluated by a jury of industry professionals. The winning project receives a prize of € 50,000.

In 2024, the project Our people (Slovakia) was chosen by the jury presided by Nina Lederman (USA), EVP, Global Scripted Development and Programming, Sony Pictures Television.

Our people
 is produced by 
Jakub Viktorín and Tomáš Hrubý for nutprodukcia. It is written by Miro Šifra.

More information on the project on the Series Mania + digital platform.

Jakub Viktorín, Tomáš Hrubý, and Miro Šifra, the winners of the Co Pro Pitching Sessions 2024 presided over by Nina Lederman (United States), EVP, Global Scripted Development and Programming, Sony Pictures Television


Series exist, but they must be seen! Regardless of a series quality, one of the biggest challenges any series faces is standing out in an overcrowded market. 

In 2023, Series Mania launched the SERIES MANIA’S BEST MARKETING INITIATIVE AWARD: a prize designed to reward a particularly creative way of promoting a series to the general public and the professionals from the industry. The first award was given to Phil Ball, Head of Creative, and Sarah Bold, Head of Brand and Marketing, Scripted, for “Doctor Who: Flux” (BBC Studios).

In 2024, the Series Mania’s Best Marketing Initiative Award was given to Sarah IZBORNICKI, Senior Marketing Manager& Joo-Hyung LEE, Senior Marketing Manager for “Sex Education: Season 4” (Netflix).

Sarah IZBORNICKI and Joo-Hyung LEE, winners of the Best Marketing Award for “Sex Education: Season 4” (Netflix)

woman in series AWARD

Created in 2021, the Woman in series Award is given to a remarkable woman from the audiovisual industry to honor her vision and leadership. 

After Christina Sulebakk in 2021 (GM Nordics, Warner Bros. Discovery, Danemark), Mo Abudu in 2022 (CEO EbonyLife Group, Nigeria), Nicola Shindler (Executive Producer and Chief Executive of Quay Street Productions) in 2023, the recipient of the 2024 award is Francesca Orsi (EVP, HBO Programming, Head of HBO Drama Series and Films)

Christina Sulebakk (Warner Bros. Discovery),
winner of the 2021 edition
Mo Abudu (EbonyLife Group),
winner of the 2022 edition
Nicola Shindler (Quay Street Productions), winner of the 2023 edition
Francesca Orsi (HBO), gagnante de l’édition 2024

Attending Series Mania Forum to receive her award, Francesca Orsi gave a talk on her career: an opportunity to discuss Nicola Shindler gave a talk on her career: an opportunity to discuss her experience in developing original programs in the series industry. 

From right to left: Francesca Orsi, winner of the Woman in Series 2024 award, and Francesco Capurro (Director of Series Mania Forum)


Visit Series Mania+ to discover the Co-pro Pitching Sessions projects, catch up the conferences on series marketing and watch the exclusive interview with Francesca Orsi.