Become part of the 9-month creative process of developing a new European series and learn from experienced executives how you can push projects and creators to success. Get an eye-opening experience from cooperation with a committed mentor who will provide you hints in leadership, communication or story development.
Test your skills in practice. The training gives you an opportunity to observe the process of shaping the initial series ideas into scripts, and learn how you can boost and direct project teams towards the best possible results.
watch new European drama develop and be a part of this creative process first hand explore the television and series industry landscape
learn how important can be the role of development executive
enhance your script editing and communication skills
learn to give constructive feedback
improve all what you already know in leadership
learn how to present yourself as a development executive
pitch yourself as the new hot editor and series script consultant within Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event
Eager to find out more? Read an interview with DE training graduates!
A year long intensive program combining various formats
The 9 creative teams, split into 3 groups, work under the guidance of internationally renowned and experienced tutors and in close collaboration with development executive participants who are involved in all parts of the program.
All ParticipantsProject Pre-TrainingMarch 2024 | Online
Project team members are introduced to serial storytelling with lectures and dramaturgical consultations addressing the structural differences between features and series, and tackling the subject of the series concept and a pilot.
Development executive participantsPre-Training for DE ParticipantsMarch 2024 | Online
Development Executive participants, guided by their mentor, are briefed and pre-trained in their basic script-editing skills.
All participantsWorkshop 1: Series ConceptMarch 2024 | Czech RepublicTEAMS WITH PROJECTS
The creative teams are led to defining their series concept and theme, and outlining their pilot scripts. The workshop consists of group work, individual consultations, lectures and series analysis.DEVELOPMENTS EXECUTIVE PARTICIPANTS
Each Development Executive is assigned to the group of projects and observes the group work led by the group leader. The participants get acquainted with the dynamics within the creative team. Their learning process is debriefed within meetings with the development executive tutor, as well as the project teams themselves.
All participantsOnline ConsultationsApril - June 2024 | Online
All participantsWorkshop 2: Season Arc and Mini-BibleJune 2024 | Czech RepublicTEAMS WITH PROJECTS
Creative teams work on completing their pilots, and creating their season arc and season outlines. They focus also on the project pitching documents, production aspects as well as the financing strategy.DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE PARTICIPANTS
Development Executive participants continue the involvement in the group, serving as script editors, observing the work on the pilot episode, and getting trained in the financing strategies and production issues together with the creative teams.
All participantsOnline ConsultationsJuly-November, 2024 | Online
All participantsWorkshop 3: Pitching and Acquiring PartnersNovember 2024 | Tallinn, EstoniaTEAMS WITH PROJECT
Each project comes with a revised pilot script, a completed bible, a 3-pager, and a teaser. The workshop emphasizes the creation of marketing strategies, the refinement of pitching skills, and familiarizes participants with the specifics of different segments of the series market.
The workshop concludes at the established networking market event, offering debates, panels, lectures, case studies, master classes, and the pitching presentation of all projects and participants.DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE PARTICIPANTS
Development Executive participants attend the pitching training and rehearsals of the projects while also preparing for their own presentations to pitch themselves as industry professionals. They will leverage the networking opportunities at the event for their future careers.
Fee and how to apply
Take the first steps towards becoming part of the network
1 800 EUR
Who can apply
- The program accepts projects coming mainly from Central and Eastern Europe or with the co-production intention with this region
To apply to the program, please create an account on the MIDPOINT Institute Visitor Page and follow the instructions on the submission form.
The detailed description of the required materials:
- Basic information on the applicant
- Motivation letter (explaining the professional background, planning use of the acquired skills after the training)
- Analysis of an episode
- Justification scholarship letter (if applicable)
Please note that a detailed description of the requested materials can be found on the submission form!
Development Executive Mentor
The Development Executive Mentor attends and co-creates the training program for the development-executive participants, ensuring that it's implemented into group work and that the collaborative set-up simulates a real-life industry environment.