Panel on "How to Create International Series" on the occasion of the International Emmy Awards

November 16, 2016 | By FRENCH CULTURE FILM

The International Emmy Awards will take place in New York City on November 18-21, 2016. Two French Nominees have been announced:
- Gérard Depardieu: Out of Frame
International Emmy Awards nominee for Arts Programming
 Kaliste Productions / Richard Melloul Production / France TV
- Dix Pour Cent (Call My Agent)
International Emmy Awards nominee for Comedy Series
Mon Voisin Productions / Mother Production / Ce Qui Me Meut Motion Pictures / France TV

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, TV France International & French in Motion took the opportunity of the International Emmy Awards week-end to organize a cocktail and a panel discussion with international professionals of the TV sector.

The event will feature trailer screenings of the best recent French series: Dix pour Cent (Call My Agent), Le Bureau des légendes (The Bureau), Baron Noir, Emma, Trapped, Versailles

Followed by a panel entitled How to Create International Series with:
Frank Pugliese (Showrunner of House of Cards)
Fanny Herrero (Creator of Call My Agent)
Alex Berger (Producer of The Bureau)
Bradford Winters (Showrunner of Berlin Station)
Jörg Winger (Creator and Producer of Deutschland 83)

The panel will be moderated by Christina Kallas.


Saturday, November 19th at 6:00pm
Skyroom | French Institute Alliance Française
22 East 60th Street at Madison Avenue
The event is SOLD OUT


Christina Kallas’ Biography:

Awarded filmmaker, book author and professor for film. 42 Seconds of Happiness (2016), an intense and remarkable indie film currently in the festival circuit is her debut feature as a director. It won Best Feature Film at WTxFF, Best Ensemble Cast at Harlem Int’l Film Festival, Indie Spirit Award and Best Ensemble Cast at Princeton Independent Film Festival. Kallas is nominated for the Emerging Director Award at the St. Louis Int’l Film Festival 2016. She is currently editing her sophomore feature as a director, The Rainbow Experiment. Prior to relocating to NYC, she has worked for over 15 years as a screenwriter and producer. Screen credits include the feature films Mothers (2010), Best Foreign Language Film entry at the 83rd Academy Awards; The Commissioner (1998), starring John Hurt, in Official Competition at the Berlin Int’l Film Festival; I.D., a PolyGram film production (1994); as well as several Best TV-awarded series.
From 2005 to 2013 Kallas was President of the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe (FSE.) She was honored for her outstanding contribution to the international writers’ community including the European Screenwriters Manifesto and the World Conference of Screenwriters. She is teaching at Columbia University’s and Barnard College’s Film Programs since 2011, and is the author of six books in her three writing languages, including Creative Screenwriting: Understanding Emotional Structure and Inside the Writers’ Room (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2010 & 2014).

About French in Motion

French In Motion is a New-York based not-for-profit organization, created in May 2016, that reunites Franco-American professionals in movie, TV and new media industries. All occupations in creation, production, distribution are represented : screenwriters, directors, producers, crews, set and costume designers, post-prod teams, distributors, broadcasters, institutionals, etc…

About TV France International

TV France International, the association of French television program exporters, promotes the sale of French television programs worldwide and facilitates international coproduction. Its 150 member companies account for about 90% of all French exports. Members include producers, distributors and the distribution arm of French broadcasters. The association was set up in 1995 and is supported by the French National Center of Cinematography (CNC).

About The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 60 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy's yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards held in New York, The International Emmy® Kids Awards at MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in television produced outside of the United States, as well as US Primetime programs produced in languages other than English, with the prestigious Emmy® Award. Currently celebrating programming across varied areas including: Arts Programming, Current Affairs, Comedy, Documentary, Drama Series, News, Non-Scripted Entertainment, Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances, Kids programming and Digital. 

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