THE LOBBYISTS - BELGIUM/FRANCE
Genre: Thriller / Original script / Format 10 × 52’ / Writer(s): Yves Sente / Producer(s): Eric Jehelmann, Solène Bouton (Jerico TV), Nabil Ben Yadir, Benoit Roland (10.80 Films) / Development stage: Bible + Pilot Script / TV channel in the country of origin: TBD / International Sales: TBD
Waiting to get a job, Mark Vidal is barman in a luxury Golf of Paris. One day, he saves the life of Geoffrey Morty’s wife, the Marketing Director of Eurosol, a Lobbying firm based in Paris. To thank him, he offers him a position as Junior Lobbyist in Brussels. Mark will work under Phillip Gold’s authority, a Senior Lobbyist with a fierce reputation…The two men will need to get use to each other if they want to serve the slogan: “HERE WE SELL LAWS”. But maybe, none of them is there accidentally… Mark discovers the European Commission while Eurosol is shaken by the death of one of its member.
AUTHOR(S) PROFILE AND STATEMENT OF INTENT
After graduating in Political Science, Yves Sente starts his career by joining Lombard Publishing as Editorial Manager. But, he proposed anonymously a scenario of Blake and Mortimer to Dargaud. « The Voronov Plot » is a success. Many publishers asked him new stories. So, he did quit his job as a Publisher, sold over 10 millions copies of its Comic books and received many prices. Today, his new challenge: write a TV series. He recalled of its international studies for the project « The Lobbyists ».
GOALS AT THE EUROPEAN PROJECT AND TALENT FORUM
In the first place, it is a great opportunity for us to pitch our project on an International and European stage. We are looking forward to meeting financial partners to strengthen our co-production team (10.80 Films / Jerico TV). We will also get in touch with broadcasters and networks to get a live feedback of the interest in our project in order to enlighten the best opportunities possible.
JERICO was created by Eric Jehelmann and Philippe Rousselet. They produced The Belier Family, Radin, The Promise of Dawn. Solène Bouton was hired in 2017, to build the TV department with the desire to make popular quality series. 10.80 FILMS was created by Nabil Ben Yadir and Benoit Roland, in Brussels. They co-produced Gangsta, directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. Nabil is also director (The Barons, The March, Blind spot). The Lobbyists is one of their first TV projects. Nabil will direct most of the episodes.