MIDPOINT Cold Open 2021


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. 

Organizational information

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.

Dates and venues

January 25 - 28, 2021
in collaboration with WEMW

Who is it for?


Eligible countries

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

Contact person

Katarina Tomkova
Program Coordinator



Gabor Krigler
Gabor’s career began in the writing staff of a daily serial at Grundy UFA in 1999. He became Creative Executive at the Budapest office of HBO Europe in 2010, responsible for all creative aspects of ...
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Marike Muselaers
MARIKE MUSELAERS started her career at Fortissimo Films and RTL Netherlands before joining the Lumière team. After a 10+ year journey in sales, acquisitions, (co-)productions and general management, ...
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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 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.