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Second workshop of TV Launch 2019 to take off

The second residential workshop of the TV Launch program will be held from April 10 till April 16, 2019 in Pilsen, Czech Republic within Finale Plzen Film Festival

April 01, 2019 programs

Six projects of TV series, three projects of web series and two development executive participants, altogether 22 participants, are meeting again after the first workshop (November 2018) and a break full of intensive work.

Katarina Tomkova, TV Launch program coordinator, talks about the content of the second workshop: „After working on their series concepts, and outlining their pilot episodes or actually writing the pilots, the participants return back to Workshop 2 to not only further develop their series arcs and continue working on their scripts, but also to acquire skills of producing, financing, distributing their series and learning to place them on the international television industry map.”

After the second workshop, the participants will finally meet at the Sarajevo Film Festival during the CineLink Drama market, August 16 - 23, 2019 with the Season Finale – the project showcase.

Tutors and program
Group Leaders Gabor Krigler, Maggie Murphy and Sullivan Le Postec will continue with their guidance, together with Steve Matthews, who will again mentor the development executive participants.

The second workshop of the program will offer more open lectures by guest tutors
(Rumle Hammerich, Nebojsa Taraba, Marike Muselaers, Kirsten Loose, Michaela Sabo), who will then meet the projects within one-to-one meetings for profound feedback.

These lectures shall be open also for film industry guests of Finale Plzen Film Festival.

April 11 / 12.00 - 13.00 / Mestanska beseda / Primator Salon
Rumle Hammerich: SHARED VISION - Working in the Creative Triangle

April 11 / 14.00 - 15.00 / Mestanska beseda / Primator Salon
Steve Matthews: So You've Written a Great Pilot...

April 12 / 09.00 - 09.45 / Mestanska beseda / Primator Salon
Nebojsa Taraba: FORGING SERIES - The Life In Episodes

April 14 / 10.00 - 11.00 / Mestanska beseda / Primator Salon
Marike Muselaers: Start Up & Enter the TV Market

April 15 / 10.00 - 11.00 / Mestanska beseda / Primator Salon
Kirsten Loose: Finding the Right Partners - A Guide to Financing and Distribution for Web Series

April 15 / 15.00 - 15.45 / Mestanska beseda / Primator Salon
Michaela Sabo: Make Your Pitch Custom-Made


MIDPOINT TV Launch is realized with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Czech Film Fund, the International Visegrad Fund and the Slovak Audiovisual Fund. It is presented in cooperation with the Finale Plzen Film Festival, the Sarajevo Film Festival – CineLink Industry Days, HBO Europe, Serial Eyes, C21 Media, Series Mania, CANNESERIES Institute, MIA TV Market, CHARACTER – Film Development Association and the Audiovisual Producers' Association. MIDPOINT operates under the auspices of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

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