MIDPOINT Cold Open 2021

When East Meets West
With the support of
MKCR Creative Europe


Another of MIDPOINT's series dedicated sidebar programs, MIDPOINT Cold Open is designed to train the skills of independent producers interested in shifting from feature films to fiction series content. 

Offering practical knowledge connected to the developing, producing and financing of drama series content in Europe, the program will familiarize its participants with the current landscape, industry preferences and will compare the narrative and concept structures of feature films and scripted series as well as supply hands-on skills of financing and distributing of drama content. 

The one-off event is set up within the diverse industry program of When East Meets West, and consists of lectures, group sessions and individual consultations. The program runs in English language.

The program targets independent producers, with a background in feature film producing, aspiring to shift to high end series content. The program’s graduates will acquire knowledge and skills connected to the processes of producing and financing series, and will get acquainted with European television industry landscape.

The program is participant-based, only one producer per company is accepted. 


Note: Do you have a series project in development and want to work on it under the leadership of world-renowned tutors? Our "idea-to-market" project development program MIDPOINT TV Launch might be just the right thing for you! Within this program, we are also offering a training for aspiring development executives.

In case of an interest to enhance your craft and drama series writing skills, as well as to get acquintaned with the structure and workflow of a writers' room, explore our side-bar training program MIDPOINT Writers' Room


January 25 - 28, 2021


online / in collaboration with WEMW

Who is it for?

* producers

Eligible countries

* all Europe (focus: the CEE region & Italy)
* Israel


* closed


150 EUR per participant
A When East Meets West accreditation is included within the participation fee.

Contact person

Katarina Tomkova
Program Coordinator