CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!
MIDPOINT TV Launch is focused on development of miniseries or ongoing, episodic TV series that can sustain multiple seasons. Both half-hour (25-30 minutes) and one-hour (40-60 minutes) series proposals are accepted. The focus is on content-rich, compelling stories and innovative series concepts both high end and low budget. Participants with or without a projects are selected.
The program focuses on participants primarily coming from Central-Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Baltic countries and the wider Mediterranean area, with a possible background in filmmaking, wanting to shift to quality television production. Participants with some experience in TV development are also welcomed.
The three workshops will cover the development of the pilot and season arc; offer analysis and a breaking down of popular TV series; master classes by guest tutors; individual consultations and group work with the core tutors. A producer tutor will join the workshops to guide the participants through the European television industry scene.
MIDPOINT's partner HBO Europe will grant a financial annual award, to honor the best project, within its original programming territories, at the final workshop of the year.
WORKSHOP 1 / November 4 - 10, 2016 / Banska Stiavnica, Slovak Republic
WORKSHOP 2 / April 2017 / Pilsen, Czech Republic
WORKSHOP 3 / August 2017 / Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS / September 16, 2016
MIDPOINT promoted its newly established collaboration with Sarajevo FF with an exciting master class, which will be held in the framework of the new television market CineLink Drama. Robin Veith, writer of "Mad Men" and "True Blood", talked about how to develop a high quality television series in a lecture entitled "Fundamentals of Writing for Television".