Two MIDPOINT TV Launch Alumni win HBO development award

April 19, 2017

Two participants of MIDPOINT TV Launch have been handpicked to develop their projects for HBO Adria.

Serbian Ivan Knezevic and Macedonian Marjan Alcevski have both won the HBO Adria ‘First Draft’ competition, which was introduced at CineLink Drama during Sarajevo Film Festival in August 2016.

Ivan Knezevic of MIDPOINT TV Launch 2016 and Marjan Alcevski who is participating in the ongoing TV Launch 2017 both presented TV series projects which convinced the selection committee over 570 applicants from Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia, Macedonia and Montenegro.

"We are looking forward to further development of both of these scripts as well as the cooperation with such talented scriptwriters as Marjan Alcevski and Ivan Knezevic.” says Steve Matthews, VP and Executive Producer, Drama Development, HBO Europe in a press release today.

Marin Kari┼ż, Country Manager of HBO Adria continues,

"Uspjeh and Otok stood out with its quality storytelling and the unique author's voice in presenting the region and society as a whole".

The good news comes just as the second workshop of MIDPOINT TV Launch 2017 is about to start in Pilsen, Czech Republic, on Sunday. Learn more here ...


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