This training program will be delivered entirely in French.

Have you already developed your series project but struggle to pitch it effectively? Our 3-day training course is the right fit for you in order to enhance your French pitching skills and build confidence to communicate your project and vision. 

Not only will this program improve your capacity to communicate your ideas, but it will also raise your profile and increase your visibility, enabling you to stand out.

This is a project-based program: participants take part in the course with a series project in development (fiction, documentary, animation…) on which they will apply the methods and skills they have learned.


  • Learn how to efficiently and impactfully pitch a series project
  • Learn to convey a clear message and vision with confidence
  • Learn how to pitch yourself, your ambition and your career path
  • Acquire public speaking techniques


  • Theory and interactive sessions with a pitch expert
  • Public speaking exercises
  • Individual and group feedback
  • Pitch session in front of a duo of professionals


  • Dates: Tuesday June 18 to Thursday June 20, 2024 (three full consecutive days from 10am to 6pm – 21 hours)
  • Location: Lille, France (10 rue des Poissonceaux, 59000)
  • Language: Entirely in French
  • Number of participants: 5 to 12 participants per edition

who can register

French-speaking series writers and producers


  • This is a project-based program. Participants must have a series project in development (fiction, documentary, animation…) on which they will work to apply the methods and skills acquired.
  • Participants must be over 18 years old or above.

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

Program outline

A 3-day training course to perfect your pitch and learn how to communicate your project and vision in an impactful way, to structure and adapt your presentation to your audience. An opportunity to hone your skills through practical exercises and simulated presentations to professionals.

Day 1 – Pitch Structure & Audience Insights

  • Understand your audience to captivate its attention
  • Learn how to position yourself and your project
  • Communicate your project and your vision clearly and effectively
  • Develop the structure and content of your pitch

Day 2 – Pitch Refinement & Hands-On Exercises

  • Explore techniques for fostering connection 
  • Learn how to craft a compelling pitch narrative
  • Handle questions and objections from the audience 
  • Enhance your presentation abilities through exercices 
  • Receive peer-to-peer feedback and constructive critique

Day 3 – Pitching session simulation

  • Participate in a pitching simulation in front of a duo of professionals. 
  • Receive valuable and constructive feedback on the impact and quality of the pitch within an encouraging atmosphere

the speaker

Isabelle Fauvel

After gathering experience as a producer at Flach Film, Isabelle Fauvel founded Initiative Film in 1993, the first company entirely dedicated to the creative development process.
Since then, she has been working internationally, the privileged partner of writers, directors and producers for all matters regarding projects and talents development : talent scouting, book scouting, scriptwriting consultancies (on feature films and series), story editing, pitching training and insightful advising during the whole development process.

As such, Isabelle has collaborated with many international festivals (Torino Film Lab, ACE Producers, MFI… ) and is also a speaker for universities and film schools. Isabelle is also involved in building bridges with the publishing world at film adaptation events such as Shoot the Book! and the Polar en Séries Prize at the Quais du Polar festival in Lyon.

tuition fees

1260€ per participant (taxes included)

For French participants, depending on your eligibility, all training programs can be funded in part or in full by AFDAS or other funding organizations.

For other participants, we encourage you to contact local funds or writers/producers guilds to inquire about potential funding.

Series Mania Institute urges all applicants to anticipate further costs that are not included in the tuition fees, such as travel, accommodation and daily expenses.

key dates

  • March 14, 2024: Registration opening
  • May 29, 2024 at 5pm (CET): Registration deadline
  • Tuesday June 18 to Thursday June 20, 2024: Pitch your series project in French training program


To register, fill in the online registration form accessible on this web page. It is necessary to provide a CV, as well as a copy of the identity card or passport

Following the submission of the registration form, each participant will be contacted by Series Mania Institute within the following 15 days, in order to validate their participation.

The rules & regulations terms must be accepted in the registration form.

Submissions by e-mail, post or any other means will not be accepted.

Registration Form

The registration and training program will be entirely in French.

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Question? If you have any questions, please send an email to smi@seriesmania.com

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Latest update: 2024-03-27