SERIES. HOW-TO – a special event in the course of KYIV MEDIA WEEK 2017

Published Thu, 31 August 2017, 15:05

VP original programming and production at HBO Central Europe and producer of The Bill, executive producer of Homeland, author of the idea/producer of False Flag, as well as the representative of well-known platform for the development and promotion of film and TV projects MIDPOINT will come to Kyiv to participate in a new event in the course of TViySerial (Your Series) project.


Special event Series. How-to dedicated to the cutting edge global experience and trends of series production will take place on September 19 in the course of the international media forum KYIV MEDIA WEEK 2017. It’s a new event in the joint program TViySerial (Your Series) of Media Group Ukraine and Media Resources Management, designed to develop the national market of scripted content production.

“Media Group Ukraine, systematically having developed its own production, and being a leader in terms of capacity and quality of Ukrainian scripted content, is always looking for new opportunities for co-production, new formats and genres, distribution and broadcasters. Project TViySerial (Your Series), initiated by Media Group Ukraine and Media Resources Management, develops the industry of content production in Ukraine and helps to find brand new ways of effective collaboration, establish a creative dialogue and cooperation with colleagues in the whole world. We are glad that HBO professionals will share their experience with Ukrainian media market’s representatives, and with a great enthusiasm, we support such educational initiatives, through which a lot of new ideas and opportunities of their realization spring up,” – commented Olga Zakharova, Director for Strategic Marketing of Media Group Ukraine.

The program of the event includes case studies and keynotes covering a wide range of issues – from project development, participation in pitching and fundraising to peculiarities of cooperation with international broadcasters and monetization on Internet platforms, as well as creation of web series.

About the program and speakers.

- How to develop your idea into a strong TV series. The representative of MIDPOINT, European platform for the development of film and television projects, will present MIDPOINT TV Launch program.

- Production of web series. Andra Sheffer (online), CEO of Canadian Independent Production Fund, will talk about the production and distribution of web-series.

- Production of series, services for world-class projects, work with scripted formats. Israeli producer Maria Feldman (False Flag, Homeland (USA), Absentia) will share her experience in the development and production of TV series, which became successful on the local and international market, also she will talk about the cooperation with world-class prodcos, including the licensing of format rights and provision of production services.

- HBO’s own production in Europe. Johnathan Young, VP, original programming and production at HBO Central Europe will talk about the principles of investing in the production of original series for the channels of the group in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the terms of cooperation with local prodcos. In particular, Johnathan Young produced HBO’s series Wataha (Poland), Mamon (Czech Republic) and Pakt (Poland). Before started working at HBO, series The Bill and The Sinking of the Laconia, produced by Johnathan Young, were nominated for BAFTA award.

In almost a decade, the series genre grew from the status of low-budget television production, aimed at a segmented target audience with averaged artistic tastes. For many eminent filmmakers, television has become a platform that gives even greater freedom of creativity than cinematography. Channels and production companies improve the quality of the content, develop new stories, search for new characters, open new talents. all this increases the competitiveness of the Ukrainian scripted content on the global market. Ukrainian producers also seek to this increasing the competitiveness of the Ukrainian scripted content on the global market. Responding to the market’s request, one-off actions in support of domestic series production developed into a long-term program of cooperation between Media Group Ukraine and Media Resources Management, called TViySerial (Your Series). The initiative is aimed at encouraging Ukrainian authors to actively participate in the development and production of series and cultural evolution of series consumption among the audience.

Please fill out the application form and learn more about the program on the official page of event.

Special event Series. How-to will be held on September 19, 15:00 – 18:00, at Hyatt Regency Kyiv (5 Alla Tarasova Str.), PARIS Conference Hall.