UGC Writers Campus by Series Mania is an intensive writing workshop conducted in English, open to upcoming screenwriters.

During a week, twenty selected writers will attend workshops, masterclasses and one-to-one sessions with experimented professionals, whom will also accompany them as mentors in the development of their project. In a final showcase, participants pitch their project to industry professionals attending Series Mania Forum.

The call for applications is now closed.

The next edition will take place from March 20th to 27th in Lille, under the supervision of Lorraine Sullivan.

AN INTENSE AND HIGH-QUALITY TRAINING

UGC Writers Campus by Series Mania presents an unique opportunity for international creators to develop projects.  Over the course of one week, the workshop offers participants a concrete understanding of the market by focusing on the necessity to engage audiences and to answer the industry’s needs as well as adressing key dramaturgic and narrative strategies, essential to series.
For the 2020 edition, the president of the campus will be Eli Horowitz, the creator and showrunner of the highly successful Amazon series Homecoming, starring Julia Roberts, with Season 2 set for this Spring. The 20 selected screenwriters will be also tutored by screenwriter Jeppe Gjervig Gram (Follow the money, Borgen), Anna Winger ( Deutschland83, Deutschland86), and screenwriter and story consultant Nicola Lusuardi (Bulletproof Heart, 1992), over the course of the program, through masterclasses, writing workshops and meetings with industry professionals. They will present their projects to the talent and producers of Series Mania Forum in one-on-one sessions and a general presentation on March 27, 2020 at Lille Grand Palais.  

THE SELECTED PROJECTS 2020

10th July

period drama
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At Sea

Serialized drama for television
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Bad Reputation

Family Drama – Crime
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Christabel

Teen Drama/ Surnaturel
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The Instructors

Suspense-Drama
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AGNÈS & LUIS

Dramedy
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Lamb of God (Agnus Dei)

Thriller
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Moving On

Comedy-drama
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Lady of War

Drama
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IN THE WATERS

Dramedy / Supernatural
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Reconnaissances

Series, cross portraits
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Tulpa

Supernatural highschool drama
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Chef’s chef

Dramedy
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THE GIFT

Drama
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Head of 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.

The selected screenwriters are:

  • Richard Brabin – At Sea – UK (London Film School)
  • Marta Irene Rosato – Bad Reputation – Italy (London Film School)
  • Judit Anna Banhazi – Christabel – Hungary (Midpoint)
  • Bar Farjun & Shachar Rosenfeld, Israël – The Instructors – (Sam Spiegel Film School)
  • Alain Moreau, France – Agnès & Luis (La Fémis)
  • Daniele Luciani & Ilaria Coppolecchia – Lamb of God – Italy (Scuola Holden)
  • Elena Lyubarskaya & Katerina Gerothanasi – Moving On – Russia & Greece (Serial Eyes)
  • Thomas Lehout & Juliette Barry – Lady Of War – France (CEEA)
  • Rachel Kilfeather – In the waters – Ireland
  • Kelsi Phung & Fabien Corre – Reconnaissances – France
  • Eva Mathijssen – Tulpa – Netherlands
  • Rahela Jagric Pirc – Chef’s chefs – Slovenia
  • Manuela Piemonte – 10th July – Italy
  • Olga Chajdas & Marta Konarzewska – The Gift – Poland

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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)

What's next?

Projects and Series

At Sea

Serialized drama for television
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Projects and Series

Bad Reputation

Family Drama – Crime
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Projects and Series

Christabel

Teen Drama/ Surnaturel
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