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the program

Eureka Series will start with Series Mania Festival and Forum, on March 17th, until June 2023. In the first few days of the program, the participants will be divided into groups. Each group will develop an original series concept throughout the 10 weeks of the program.

Eureka Series Program is divided into 3 parts:

  • Part I: Serial Dramaturgy, European Markets & Concepts Definition – in Lille

During the introductory seminar and the first few weeks of Eureka Series, the selected writers will take part in Lille in lectures, masterclasses and practical workshops on their respective group European series concepts.

Modules: Serial Dramaturgy lecture, Selecting Ideas & Creating Concepts, European Series Markets, Characters & Conflicts in Series…

  • Part II: Online Work & Case Studies – remotely

For the following two weeks, the participants will attend remote, online sessions that include mentoring, case studies and work on group series projects.

Modules: Mentoring, How to make series production greener, Case Studies…

  • Part III: Pitch deck, Negotiation & Distribution – in Lille

The participants will be back in Lille for the last four weeks of the program to take part in lectures, masterclasses and practical workshops on their respective group European series concepts. 

Modules: Structuring the Pilot lecture, Pitch deck & Moodboard, Negotiation, Deals & Contracts, How to Pitch & Final presentation…

During the last week of Eureka Series, the participants will learn how to pitch their series concepts. The training will culminate in a final presentation in front of an audience of industry professionals.

Location: Lille, France, and remotely

Language: English

Number of participants: 12-15 writers 

application process
EUREKA SERIES spring 2023

Applications can be made by writers and creative producers with a strong professional interest in television series and an example of previous work (sample script or produced work – a television series, an online drama series, a short film or a feature film).

The application process is divided in 3 steps

  • with the following mandatory documents to be provided: 
    • Resume
    • Covering letter
    • Analysis of an European TV series (maximum 1 page)
    • Sample script from 5 to 10 pages (produced or not)
    • Copy of your national ID or passport, as well as a headshot
  • For pre-selected applicants, a short presentation video will have to be posted on the Eureka Series private online community (details will be sent to the pre-selected applicants among with the results)
  • Online interviews with the selection committee for each pre-selected applicants

For further informations, you may refer to our rules and regulations, or send us an email at smi@seriesmania.com

Rules and Regulations Eureka Series Spring 2023 FINAL

key dates

Call for applications of EUREKA SERIES Spring 2023 is open from October 19th to December 16th, 2022.

October 19, 2022 : Launch of applications
December 16, 2022 : End of applications
January 13, 2023 : Reveal of pre-selected applicants
January 17, 2023 : End date to send introducing videos on the Eureka Series private online community
From January 18 to 20, 2023 : Remote interviews
January 23, 2023 : Reveal of selected applicants

Eligibility

Candidates must be over 18 years old or above and be a citizen of one of the following countries: Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine or the United Kingdom. Places may be more limited for citizens of countries outside the European Union.

tuition fees

€3000 per participant (taxes included)

Bursaries are available for a limited number of participants. SERIES MANIA INSTITUTE will analyse each request of bursaries according to personal financial resources, and, if relevant, connect participants with sources of financial support.

NB: Tuition fees do not include accommodation and travel costs.

If you have special circumstances, such as a disability, please let us know so that we can discuss your needs. Contact: smi@seriesmania.com

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EUREKA SERIES, spring 2023

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