MIDPOINT center

MIDPOINT lectures and panels at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

November 20, 2020

The upcoming edition of our dear partner Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event is just around the corner and we are more than proud we could partake in the shaping of the industry expert program of the event.

 

Apart from bringing 9 TV Launch projects for a “Season Finale” pitching and networking event, these are the following MIDPOINT online activities you should not miss next week: 

Nov 23 / Monday / 11:00 – 12:00 /
HOW TO MAKE SHORT FORM SERIES

The new digital era brought many new trends in storytelling, web series, also called short form series, being one of the most significant, bringing whole new perspectives and styles. Both major and independent content providers are exploring new ways to deliver original programmes specific to the digital audiences. Short form series are without any doubt an attractive audiovisual field that allures many talented creative minds. But what are the main differences between the short form series and other forms of storytelling and what to keep in mind while creating your own short form series?
Moderator: Katarina Tomkova
Speakers: Sullivan Le Postec, Kirsten Loose, Luke Eve, Vratislav Slajer


Nov 24 / Tuesday / 15:00 – 16:00 /
CREATING SERIES FROM AN EXISTING IP

Whether it is a book, a feature film, a previous series, a real-life persona or a combination of several of these pre-existing ideas or stories, the development process of series based on an existing IP have some specific features that perhaps differ from starting a project from scratch.
In this panel discussion, we'll be talking to Cyril Tysz (Skam France), Ben Harris (Young Wallander), Ben Morris (Mr Selfridge) and Gabor Krigler (Golden Life). 
Moderator: Katarina Tomkova 

Nov 26 / Thursday / 10:30 – 11:30 /
MIDPOINT TV LAUNCH 2020 – SEASON FINALE

Presentation of the 9 graduating projects of the TV Launch 2020 program, the so-called “Season Finale”, will introduce exciting series in development coming from Central and Eastern Europe which had gone through an intense training in the past few months under the mentorship of renowned tutors and experts.
Moderator: Katarina Tomkova

Nov 26 / Thursday / 15:30 – 16:15 /
HOW TO TALK TO GLOBAL STREAMERS

Experienced film and television lawyer Christoph Fey will guide the audience into the do's and don’ts of negotiations and communication with global streamers, explain how to manage expectations, be aware of the potential decisions to make and outline a best practice.
 

Nov 27 / Friday / 15.00 – 15:45 /
CASE STUDY: HAUSEN

The MIDPOINT TV Launch 2016 graduates and the HBO Europe Award winners, Anna Stoeva and Till Kleinert, will talk about their journey on the recently released show and TV Launch alumni project, Hausen.
Moderator: Katarina Tomkova

For our TV Launch participants and for the participants of ScriptPool TV 2020 workshop, there is also prepared a closed session about pitching: 

Nov 23 / Monday / 14.30 – 15.30 /
THE PITCH REALIZATION
 
This workshop will share with the writer some best practices on how to create and document their best version of a character driven series. By asking the right questions and looking at your series using the character's goals and motivations versus the plot, you will be able to create a professional looking pitch document that will allow a buyer to easily decide whether or not your show is right for their streaming service or network.
Lecturer: Christopher Mack

We are looking forward to meeting you online during the whole Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event program!

 

 

Cold Open 2021

EXTENDED Deadline:
December 4, 2020

Learn more...

Writers' Room 2020

Check out the selected participants!

Learn more...

Shorts 2020-2021

Check out the selected projects!

Learn more...