16 PROJECTS SELECTED FOR ‘IN DEVELOPMENT’ DRAMA CREATIVE FORUM
HIGHLIGHTS DIVERSITY OF NATIONALITY AND GENRE

Paris, 28 February 2019 MIPTV and CANNESERIES today announce the 16 projects in the Official Selection of In Development, the second edition of the Cannes Drama Creative Forum dedicated to fast-tracking drama series production. An international jury of drama experts shortlisted the projects from a record 376 submissions from 41 countries.
 
In Development, the Cannes Drama Creative Forum, is co-organised by MIPTV and CANNESERIES, the Cannes International Series Festival, and is the chance to discover, connect and greenlight early-stage drama projects at an international level. Over three-and-a-half days, producers and creators can pitch projects to key decision-makers, including commissioning editors, platforms, distributors, co-producers, funds and talent agencies.
 
MIPTV, the International Market for Content Development and Distribution, takes place in Cannes, France from 8-11 April 2019. CANNESERIES runs in the city from 5-10 April 2019.
 
In Development Drama Producers’ Pitch presents a diverse range of quality projects from producers seeking development and financial partners, highlighting both fresh local voices and established international producers. In parallel, the In Development Drama Writers’ Pitch features projects from emerging and seasoned writers with international ambitions.

 

In Development Official Selection:
 
DRAMA PRODUCERS’ PITCH (12 projects)

  • 10 BULLETS
    Produced by plays2place (Greece, Serbia)
     
  • A GOOD YEAR
    Produced by Mockingbird Productions (Belgium)
     
  • BLACK-OUT
    Produced by Les Films du Nouveau Monde and Ali N’ Productions (France, Morocco)
     
  • CRASHERS
    Produced by Watchmen Productions (Germany)
     
  • FOR THE SAKE OF THE CHILD
    Produced by United Studios of Israel (Israel)
     
  • ICE VALLEY
    Produced by Cinenord (Norway)
     
  • PERFECT MONSTERS
    Produced by Pimienta Films, Telegrama Audiovisual and Tita Productions (Mexico)
     
  • RADICAL EYE
    Produced by Pinball London (UK, Mexico)
     
  • SECOND LIFE
    Produced by Omnicorp Estudio (Spain)
     
  • THE MANDELA EFFECT
    Produced by Tshedza Pictures (South Africa)
     
  • TRANSPORT
    Produced by Tekele Productions (Finland) 
  • TWENTY-FOUR LAND
    Produced by Ukbar Filmes (Portugal)

 
 
DRAMA WRITERS’ PITCH (4 projects)

  • BLACK TIMES
    Written by Sabrina Amerell and Alexandre Manneville (France, Germany)
     
  • HELLO DOLLY
    Written by Johnny Maginn (UK)
     
  • KINKS
    Written by Rachel Feldman (USA)
     
  • THE TRIBE
    Written by Agata Koschmieder (Poland)

  
 
As well as winning the opportunity to pitch a project to a high-level audience, the selected projects may be eligible for development funding from In Development’s Official Partners:
 
–    Leading independent European producer, Federation Entertainment (“The Bureau”), will co-develop, co-produce and distribute one of the selected projects:
“The TV series is a genuine laboratory of creativity, and events like In Development, which put creatives at the heart of the business, are essential to engender the hits of tomorrow. The first edition was a success, both in terms of the quality of the content presented and the opportunities, which flowed from it. What’s more, we are proud to have gone on to develop some of those projects,” said Pascal Breton, Founder and CEO of Federation Entertainment.
 
French investment fund “La Fabrique des Formats” will offer financing for up to two series from the selection backed by a French producer or co-producer.
 
“We are very proud of this year’s selection which is particularly diverse in terms of genres and countries represented. In Development provides these projects with access to key decision-makers and the opportunity to move into production before reaching international audiences. In Development is fast becoming a central part of the MIPTV experience to discover, develop and distribute great content,” noted Laurine Garaude, Director of Television at Reed MIDEM, which organises MIPTV.
 
“The success and relevance of a forum like In Development speaks for itself. The proof is in the fact that we received a new record number of submissions. After the achievement of the first edition, the international aura of In Development is now undeniable. We are very proud of the high-quality and promising projects that will be pitched this year,” said Benoît Louvet, Managing Director of CANNESERIES
 
The official selection was made by international jury members: Ash Atalla, Managing Director, Roughcut Television, (UK); Rola Bauer, Managing Director, STUDIOCANAL TV, (Germany); Tara Cook, Development Producer, Carnival Films, (UK); Jane Gogan, Executive Producer, (Ireland); Serge Hayat, Financier, Cinemage & Capucines Investment Funds, (France); David Ellender, President, Global Distribution and Co-productions, Sonar Entertainment, (USA); Tiago Mello, Executive Producer, Boutique Filmes, Brazil; Stephen Mowbray, Head of SVT International, Sveriges Television (SVT), (Sweden); Erik Pack, Head of International Distribution and Co-Production, Platform One Media, (USA); Vanessa Shapiro, President, WW TV Distribution & Co-Production, Gaumont Television, (USA); and Christian Wikander, Director, Co-Production, Twelve Town, (UK).
 
The Official Selection of the third edition of the Drama Short Form Series Pitch will be announced in early March.
 
 
About MIPTV – MIPTV (8-11 April 2019, Cannes) is the leading international market for content development and distribution. Each April, 10,000 professionals from across the international TV and digital entertainment ecosystem connect to launch and discover new content, forge partnerships, negotiate financing and distribution agreements, find co-production opportunities and explore the latest trends.
MIPTV is preceded by the biggest weekend in unscripted content (6-7 April 2019), comprising MIPDoc, the world’s largest screenings library, conference and co-production marketplace for the factual community, and MIPFormats, the discovery showcase for the global formats community.www.miptv.com
 
About Reed Exhibitions Reed Exhibitions is a leading global events organiser, with more than 500 events in 30 countries. In 2018, Reed Exhibitions brought together more than 7m event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed Exhibitions’ events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 38 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.reedexpo.com
 
About CANNESERIES – CANNESERIES, Cannes International Series Festival, will  unfold  its  season  2  (S.02) from April 5th – 10th, 2019. This new addition to the line-up of International festivals is designed to showcase great series from all around the world and to give international exposure and recognition to this increasingly popular and ultra-creative form of entertainment and art. CANNESERIES has established itself as a key player in a strong visual environment, taking place alongside the MIPTV market and with the support of the world-renowned city of Cannes. Open to the public and organized by an independent association presided by Former French Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin, the event celebrates excellence in television. It welcomes international talent and promotes series of all genres, formats and origins. For a week, CANNESERIES and MIPTV will celebrate the industry with the prestigious CANNESERIES Official Competition screening exclusive series, an international Jury, World Premieres, a prestigious Awards Ceremony and a gold-standard program of masterclasses, conference sessions, project pitches, innovative digital content and much more. Visit canneseries.com for more news and information!