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TFL Extended - TV Series 2018

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TARGET PARTICIPANTS: International scriptwriters, directors, producers and story editors. The professional workshop is aimed at implementing the fundamental techniques and skills necessary to develop and produce successful TV Series projects.
Candidates must present a TV series project at an early development stage, which will be used during the workshop to exercise.

DURATION: residential workshop in Turin from 6th to 9th April 2018.

FEE: 1.500 Euro per individual participant; 2.000 Euro per team (max 2 participants).

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATIONS: March 9th, 2018, 12:00 p.m. CET (noon).

About TFL Extended – TV Series
TFL Extended - TV Series is a new TorinoFilmLab training workshop addressed to teams of international professionals, who want to strengthen their techniques and skills to develop and produce a TV Series project.

TV series production requires a mix of creativity, constant challenge and genuine sense of team spirit between writers, story editors and other stakeholders such as producers and broadcasters. The heart of the workshop is to offer to international professionals the tools necessary to develop their own original and ambitious TV series projects.

TFL Extended - TV Series is open to up to 20 projects which will join an intensive 4-day-long workshop in Turin, from 6th to 9th April  2018.

The workshop is a combination of individual and group sessions, case studies and master classes, aiming at implementing expertise and knowledge to create TV series concepts and acquire a depth understanding of markets, audiences and broadcasters.

The staff of experts and trainers includes established head writers, story editors, showrunners and commissioning editors from all over the world.

Who can apply?
TFL Extended – TV Series is open to professional International scriptwriters, directors, producers and story editors. The registrations can be submitted individually or in team (maximum 2 participants per team) and must be linked to a TV series project at early development stage, which will be used to support masterclasses and individual one-to-one meetings with experts.

The working language of all the workshop, meetings and events is English; thus, a good knowledge of English is essential in order to participate.

There is no selection process: the participation will be registered and confirmed according to the seats still available.

Participation fees
Workshop participation fee: 1.500 Euro per individual participant; 2.000 Euro per team (max 2 participants).
This amount covers workshop training. Participants must pay their travel, board and lodging costs.

In many Countries , public institutions make scholarships available for this kind of training.

How to apply?
Candidates must fill the online Application form and send the requested materials – to be submitted all together in one PDF:
- an updated CV for each participant (2 pages maximum)
- project’s logline (2 lines maximum)
- concept presentation (7.500 characters, spaces included)
- audiovisual approach documents (moodboard, etc.), if available

Submitted materials should be in English or have English subtitles/translation.

Please click on the "Apply Now!" button in the right-side column of this page to access the on-line application form and submit your project. Before starting the application process, you must create an account on the TFL Visitor Page.

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: March 9th, 2018, 12:00 p.m. CET (noon)


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The Workshop
In this four-day intensive course, participants will learn the fundamentals of creating viable and original TV series concepts, including working in a team writing environment, and ensuring power and strength to ideas, that can meet markets’ requirements and attract potential partners.

The workshop is composed of classwork, case studies and masterclasses with TorinoFilmLab experts. Beyond the training, participants will have the chance to join the TorinoFilmLab community of International and high-qualified professionals and to network with their colleagues.

The training is devised around the following key components:

TV Series Fundamentals: in-depth teaching of dramatic paradigms for serial writing
Giacomo Durzi
How to combine all the elements of a successful TV Drama series, which can meet the favour of the broad audiovisual industry and find an essential place in our popular culture. Participants will learn how to identify the tone, scope and world of the series; they will make decisions about the structure and define characters and their prospective relationships.

How to work on the pilot: a general understanding on how to draft the treatment of the pilot
Eszter Angyalosy
The pilot is extremely important to establish the first contact with networks and possible audiences. That's because the pilot demonstrates basic writing and give a sense of where the TV series will go. This session will help participants to understand how to develop premise, honing the pilot, and writing the TV series bible.

Pitching: how to present an idea in front of a network or a producer
Gino Ventriglia
An intensive training with a specialized tutor to learn how to make a strong and successful presentation. During the one-to-one meetings session with the pitching trainer, participants will focus on the main aspects of each project that needs to come to light during a presentation.

Market and TV industry: a detailed overview on the actual situation of TV co-productions worldwide
Eilon Ratzovsky
Participants will examine, together with their tutor, the best case studies on international co-production and learn about markets’ requirements and needs. Participants will also have the chance to meet the trainer into one-to-one meeting sessions, to examine the productive potential of their projects.

Audience design: how to present and promote your project
Riema Reybrouck
The current TV series landscape is full of original contents and it is extremely important to learn how to reach and engage with possible audiences rapidly, already during the development stage of the project. Participants will work on the creation of innovative audience engagement strategies for international TV series projects, exploring new ways of communicating content while collaborating on concrete strategies.

Meet the showrunner!
Stefano Sardo
The showrunner is the creative force behind the show. In this session, a high-experienced showrunner will give expert insights into how to be across every single decision and maintain the vital consistent tone of the series. Participants will learn how to be inspiring, creative, efficient and productive during the full development process.

Co-production International rights: how to make the perfect deal
Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy
TV International co-productions are extremely complex, as they involve different players and their interests. Writers are exposed to a variety of perspectives on the current landscape of filmmaking and writing; this lecture will help them and producers to understand how to protect their rights and projects.

The programme of the workshop might be subject to change.

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