Check out the giveaway at the bottom of the post …

From 16 to 20 January 2013, Ciné Lumière at the Institut Français will hold the second edition of Totally Serialized, the French and British TV Series Festival. It will showcase the best of new productions from both sides of the Channel and also European TV shows on the big screen – with actors, screenwriters and directors in attendance.

On Wednesday 16 January, there will be a panel on TV screenwriting with Jack Thorne (The Fades, This is England), Ashley Pharoah (Life on Mars) and French screenwriters such as Franck Philippon (Maison Close).

Programme Overview
– Premiere of the first episode of Spiral series 4, introduced by actor Grégory Fitoussi
– Conversation with Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville
– Night of Doctor Who fun with scary episodes, a masterclass with writer Toby Whithouse, fancy dress, music, quizzes and more
– Screening of the first episode of the mini-series Labyrinth, based on the multi-million selling novel by Kate Mosse, followed by a panel Q&A with key creatives
– World premiere of Jo attended by Jean Reno
– UK premieres of hot Scandinavian TV series Real Humans and innovative French shows Rebound, Spin, and The Church Men
– World premiere of Flight of the Storks directed by renowned filmmaker Jan Kounen
– Comedy marathon of French and British sitcoms (The Thick of It, Peep Show, Kaboul Kitchen, Workingirls, Desperate Parents)
– A screening of the very first episode of Skins followed by a Q&A with creator Bryan Elsley.

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The lovely peeps at the festival have charged me with giving away a ticket to The TV Writing Panel on January 16th, which would also get you in to the premiere of Rebound, organised by Canal+. I’m told Rebound is an absolutely brilliant show, a kind of French Twin Peaks with locals coming back from the dead.


Simply comment on this blog post, leaving your name & email address or Twitter handle by 5pm GMT 24th Dec, 2012, plus any links to writing online you think best showcase your skills. I will notify the winner on 27th December, 2012. Please note: the winner must be available to attend the festival on Jan 16th and to report back for B2W on this blog.

Good luck!

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5 Responses to GIVEAWAY: Totally Serialized – The French & British TV Series Festival, Jan 16-20th, 2013

  1. David Bishop says:

    Zot alors! I heart Spiral, and want the free ticket – @davidbishop

  2. I am not a writer but an up and coming script reader and editor. I am serious about carving out a career in the television industry, as I hope my LinkedIn profile will show. I would value the opportunity to attend this festival to gain further insight into the roles of writers in the industry and learn about the process of writing in the UK and abroad, so I can do my best to help writers I encounter in the future.


  3. As an actor/writer, I would love a ticket to the event. Having just completed the first draft of my second project – a film screenplay ‘Return to Ravensbruck’, my next writing work is a short film screenplay; ‘Break Point’. My first work is a six part crime drama series which I have big hopes for. Best wishes & Merry Xmas, Martin

  4. KT Parker says:

    I’m Anglo-Spanish and 100% francophile. I’ve spent the last several years shuttling between Bournemouth and Paris, but before that I lived in London for a while and was a keen member of the Institut Français. My ambition is to carve out a screenwriting career on both sides of the channel and attending this event would be another step towards doing just that.

  5. Lucy V Hay says:

    Argh, you’re all great candidates – had to resort into a name out the hat.

    And the winner is …

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