MIDPOINT TV Launch 2019 is about to take off

November 07, 2018

MIDPOINT TV Launch 2019 starts on Sunday, November 11 with its first workshop in Slovak Republic, in the calm ambient near UNESCO´s historical town of Banska Stiavnica.


"The selection process was already quite a challenge as there were so many promising submissions,“ says Gabor Krigler, TV Launch´s Head of Studies. “I'm bracing myself for another thrilling ride with the handpicked projects and their awesomely talented creators; the first residential workshop is my favorite, as together we dig deep into the stories' origins and re-discover their meaning to the writers while laying the blueprint for the 9 months' work ahead."

Altogether, 9 projects have been selected following an open call, as well as 2 development executive participants. After the workshop in Slovakia, next stop is in the Czech Republic during Finale Plzen in April 2019 and then finally in Sarajevo during the CineLink market in August 2018.

For the first workshop, the teams will be guided by Group Leaders Gabor Krigler, Maggie Murphy and Sullivan Le Postec, who will join the tutor´s team for the first time, being the group leader of web series projects.
The development executive participants will be mentored by Steve Matthews.
Also onboard are the guest tutors Ben Harris and Luke Eve.

The main program consists of group meetings and individual consultations, as well as analyses of TV and web series case studies.
In between these closed sessions, the open lectures offer insight into the following subjects:

The DNA of Television Series – by Ben Harris
The Highs and Lows of Creating a Web Series – Luke Eve
Pilots – The Alpha and the Omega – by Maggie Murphy
Writing a Great Pilot – by Gabor Krigler
Web Series - An Exercise in Narrative Efficiency – Sullivan Le Postec

Participating TV series projects
Babyland (Bulgaria)
Life Unexpected (Cyprus)
Paradise (Greece) 
The Border (Hungary) 
Willows  (Czech Republic)

Participating web series projects   
100% fine crystal (Slovenia)
The Hitchhiker (Hungary)
Playgirl (Slovakia)

Development Executive participants
Zuzana Ferenczova (Slovakia)
Martynas Mendelis (Lithuania)

MIDPOINT TV Launch is realized with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Czech Film Fund, the International Visegrad Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund and the Audiovisual Producers' Association. It is presented in cooperation with CHARACTER – Film Development Association, the Finale Plzen Film Festival, the Sarajevo Film Festival – CineLink Industry Days, HBO Europe, Serial Eyes, C21 Media, Series Mania, CANNESERIES Institute, MIA TV Market and AMU.

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