MIDPOINT Cold Open 2022

With the support of
Creative Europe MKCR
In partnership with
When East Meets West


Drama Series Inspirational Lab 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 as one of its Inspirational Labs, 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 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 23 - 26, 2022 (residential), subject to change
* January 27 - 28, 2022 (online), subject to change



* Trieste, Italy /  in collaboration with WEMW

Who is it for?

* producers

Eligible countries

all Europe
* focus countries: the CEE region, Russia & anglo-saxon countries: Ireland, UK, Canada, US


* December 15, 2021


* 200 EUR per participant for the whole training
The fee includes the When East Meets West accreditation, covers the tuition and lunches.

Contact person

Katarina Tomkova
Program Coordinator