ACE SERIES SPECIAL

A hands-on workshop for experienced producers who want to integrate a series division into their companies and/or deepen their knowledge of developing and producing TV drama series for an international audience.

16-18 producers are selected for the workshop, each with a series in development. Focusing primarily on the creative and financial aspects of TV series production, the ACE Series Special will also offer sessions on working with broadcasters and streamers, marketing, audiences, international approaches and business strategies. The workshop gives producers a chance to work on their projects through one to one meetings with experts and group sessions with their peers.

The core of the 2023 workshop will be held in Riga, Latvia with the support of the LIAA – Latvian Investment and Development Agency and Creative Europe MEDIA. Further sessions will be held online before the workshop. A partnership with Series Mania is also in place.

Topics covered include:

  • The financing scheme of series in an international context;
  • Discovering the market potential and finding an (international) audience;
  • Strategically integrating a series department into an existing (film-)production company;
  • Understanding the different production structures of series development
  • Working with streamers and broadcasters

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DEADLINE

TBA

WORKSHOP DATES

TBA

Eligibility Conditions
  • To be an owner, partner or associate of an independent film/TV production company;
  • To be an ACE member or producer with a similar level of experience;
  • To have a TV drama series in development that is at a relevant stage
    and suitable for co-production.

Producers from any country are welcome to apply, however, please note that the majority of spaces will be reserved for producers from MEDIA countries.

FEES

€2.500 (€2.250 for ACE Network Members).
The fee covers full board, accommodation and training during the workshops. Travel costs are not included.
Based on our support from Creative Europe MEDIA, bursaries are available for producers from low capacity production countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia,Slovenia and Ukraine. Decisions to award scholarships are made by the selection committee. The scholarship is never more than half of the overall fee. We encourage participants to apply for financial support with their national/regional funding bodies first.

HOW TO APPLY

Email Iman Sanichar at info@ace-producers.com 

Along with the form ACE will request:

  • Motivation letter of the producer
  • Biographies of the team
  • Series bible including:
    • Series pitch (including arena and season arc)
    • Short synopses of pilot and all following episodes
    • Main character profiles
  • Budget, financing plan (including intended broadcaster/platform)
    and production plan
  • An application fee of 40€
   Click here for past editions:

 

   Series Special 1, 2 3 & 4