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SeriesLab - Talents 2022


QUICK FACTS


TARGET PARTICIPANTS: professional European scriptwriters that want to boost their experience in drama series writing and train the skills required in a writers’ room.

DURATION: one 2-day long residential preparatory workshop in March, two 4-day long residential workshops in May and October and an online workshop in August. Plus, a final industry presentation in 2023.

FEE: FEE: 500 Euro (+ VAT, if due) for the preparatory workshop. 1,000 Euro (+ VAT, if due) for the following full 5-month training programme.

NEW DEADLINE: Monday, 7th February 2022, 12.00 p.m. CET (noon)


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS


This brand-new programme powered by TorinoFilmLab aims at scouting and training the best emerging talents in new drama writing and to give them the chance to experience the work in a real writers’ room, guided by a high profiled script editor, and to build strong connections with other international writers.

The programme provides the participants, who represent diverse backgrounds and reflect voices that are underrepresented in our industry, with an intensive 5-month career development training, plus a final presentation in one of the main European TV markets in 2023.

The main goal of TFL SeriesLab - Talents is to increase diversity in the pipeline of European writers and find interesting new voices who are committed to careers in seriality.

TorinoFilmLab wants to create a hub of international writers able to work on drama series projects and connect them with the industry.

SeriesLab - Talents is realised in partnership with MDM - Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, hosting the preparatory workshop in March and the first module in June.


WHO CAN APPLY
Up to 10 writers will be selected to join the preparatory workshop in March 2022: a 2-day long intensive session aimed at training and inspiring the participants with lectures from experts coming from different fields.

This preparatory workshop aims at boosting creative minds with inputs coming from dramaturgy, but also from different cultural and business fields. After this first session, TFL will select up to 5 writers that will join the full training programme.

As we want to scout new voices, applicants need to have some experience in writing, but not especially in writing for drama series. They can have experience in writing feature films, documentaries, or short movies as well. The program aims at empowering their skills in writing drama series in an international environment and to connect with other writers.

Applicants are encouraged to keep in mind that the writers' room is about learning and testing development strategies and immersing themselves in a collaborative exploration of the challenges of drama series project development.
 

THE TRAINING PROGRAMME
The programme consists of a 5-month long training, organised in one residential preparatory workshop in March, two residential workshops of 4 days each and at least three sessions online in between. Plus, a final presentation in one European market in 2023.

During the training, the participants will work to enhance their writing skills and to experience the work done in a real writers’ room. TFL Series – Talents has an unrivalled approach to hands-on, in a real-world environment. Writers will receive the screenwriting tools and creative confidence necessary to create and write dram series of their own.

The participants will work on a project selected by TorinoFilmLab, and they will follow the entire process of development from the concept to the full scripts of all episodes, under the guidance of their tutor and additional trainers.

After being connected in their group of work, TorinoFilmLab will also create networking moments with participants from the SeriesLab programme and other international programs.

This hands-on experience will allow participants to hone their skills while being part of a team, learning how to work with other professionals on creating a drama series project.

Focus areas will be decided depending on the needs of the project and the combined sets of experiences in the group. We strive to bring together team members from different fields of storytelling and with diverse backgrounds as it supports the collaborative process.

The aim of the workshop is to write the full scripts of all episodes and to enrich the project, looking at how to best develop, write, envision, and plan the connected narratives, while supporting and honing the individual skills of each team member.

The group will present the results of their work in a live event at one of the main European TV markets in 2023.


FEES
Preparatory workshop:
500 Euro (+ VAT, if due). For this step, we will select up to 10 participants. This session is propaedeutic to the full programme.

Full 5-month training programme: 1,000 Euro (+ VAT, if due). For this step, we will select up to 5 participants, from the preparatory workshop.

The fees include also accommodation and meals during the residential workshops. Travel costs are excluded and must be covered directly by the participants.


HOW TO APPLY
The working language of all SeriesLab workshops, meetings and events is English; thus, a good knowledge of English is essential in order to participate.

The requested materials – to be submitted all together in one PDF in English – are:
- an updated CV
- a motivation letter
- the first 5 pages of your best script
- a 1-minute video presentation (the link should be included in the application form)
- a short presentation of the applicant for communication purposes
- a high-resolution photograph (1 MB approx) to be attached separately

Don’t forget that this material will be your gateway to the programme, be as creative as possible!

Applicants must confirm their availability for the workshops and the final presentation.


Click on the "APPLY NOW!" button in the right-side column of this page to access the application form. Before starting the application process, you need to create an account on the TFL platform.

For more information please contact:
alice.presbitero@torinofilmlab.it

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Workshops & on-line sessions

Preparatory Workshop: 18th - 21st March (residential, Erfurt - Germany)
1st workshop: 20th - 25th June 2022 (residential, Turin - Italy)
2nd workshop: August 2022 (online)
3rd workshop: 30th September - 5th October 2022 (residential, Italy)

Due to the epidemic of Covid-19 and any possible mutation of it, we draw your attention to the fact that TorinoFilmLab may have to cancel the residential workshop(s) or to postpone it to another date for responding to the recommendations of health and government organizations. In such a case, TorinoFilmLab will notify the participants of its decision without delay. In case of cancellation, the sessions will be held online.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2022

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
February 7, 2022