Countdown to MIDPOINT TV Launch in Sarajevo

July 31, 2017

The third and final workshop of this year's MIDPOINT TV Launch will take place on August 12-16 in Sarajevo. Seven TV drama projects are participating, and the residential workshop will take place during Sarajevo FF in collaboration with CineLink Industry Days.

Participants come from Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Iceland, Macedonia, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia and Czech Republic and they will go through an intensive 5 day program, focusing on presenting and selling the series, as well as finding partners for further development of the projects.

Workshop 3 consists of one-to-one meetings, group feedback, pitching training and presentations, as well as MIDPOINT and CineLink's master classes and networking opportunities during Sarajevo Film Festival.

Tutoring them are Head of Studies and Core Tutor Alan Kingsberg, Core Tutor Steve Matthews, Producer Tutor Klaus Zimmerman, Pitching Tutor Michaela Sabo, and Guest Tutors Ben Harris and Tereza Polachova.

Workshop 3 will conclude with the pitching of all seven MIDPOINT TV Launch 2017 projects, followed by one-to-one meetings. The 7 projects will compete for MIDPOINT partner HBO Europe Award which is a financial award for the Best TV Series Project; as well as the C21 Media Award for one selected project including a one-year subscription to C21.


Saturday 12
Make Your Pitch Custom-Made – Michaela Sabo

Monday 14
Beyond the Pitch – Klaus Zimmerman

Inside the Writer's Room – Ben Harris – in collaboration with Serial Eyes

Tuesday 15
From Formats Adaptation to Original Content – Tereza Polachova

Broadcaster Think Tank – in collaboration with Serial Eyes
NB. Closed session for broadcasters and commissioning editors

Pitching Session – CineLink Drama

Wednesday 16
Pitching Session – MIDPOINT TV Launch 2017

HBO Europe Presentation – HBO Europe Award

Please check out all projects and participants here on the left, and read more about MIDPOINT TV Launch here!

MIDPOINT TV Launch is realized with the support of Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Ministry of Culture Czech Republic, Czech Film Fund, Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Visegrad Fund; and it is presented in collaboration with HBO Europe, CineLink Industry Days, Finale Plzen, CHARACTER – Film Development Association, Serial Eyes, C21 Media, Barrandov Studio, Creative Europe Desk Czech Republic – MEDIA and AMU.

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