Submissions open for France/Israel drama writing residency

The aim is to support emerging talent in the two countries to bolster co-production opportunities 

By Nia Daniels 4 Sep 2020

Submissions open for France/Israel drama writing residency

A call has gone out for writers to submit entries to the second annual Drama Series Co-Writing Residency between Israel and France

The scheme was initiated by the CNC (Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image animée), France and the GMFF (Gesher Multicultural Film Fund), Israel, in cooperation with the Israeli Scriptwriters Guild, The Israeli Producers Association and the French Embassy in Israel. Series Mania is one of the main partners of the project.

Founder and general director of Series Mania, Laurence Herszberg, said of the programme: “As international collaboration becomes increasingly important in the global TV market, the number of co-productions between our two countries is likely to rise.” 

“More than ever, we need to support emerging talent in France and Israel and foster transnational initiatives that will enhance the quality of television series.”

With a submission deadline of 5 October 2020, The Drama Series Co-Writing Residency will select six projects to take part in the residency. Each project will be carried by a team composed by at least two screenwriters, one from Israel and one from France. 

A maximum of twelve screenwriters in total will participate in the residency. 

The selected participants will take part in two workshops, one in France and one in Israel. The teams will have approximately six months (from December to May) to co-write the full bible of a fiction series. During this period, the selected teams will be trained by experienced tutors with whom they will have regular online exchanges and they will have the opportunity to meet the tutors during the two workshops. 

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