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Series Mania Forum closes with record numbers and a stronger global presence than ever before

  SERIES MANIA : We've had another fantastic week in Lille, both at the festival and at Séries Mania Forum. The figures are almost in, and we've already exceeded 98,000 spectators - a 15% increase on last year!   As for the Forum, 4,200 professionals from 72 countries gathered at Lille Grand Palais.   This year, new countries took to the festival's red carpet (Latvia, New Zealand, South Africa, Taiwan), and international stars such as Patrici...

CANNESERIES unveils its sixth Out-of-Competition Series

  MÁXIMA with Delfina Chaves, Martijn Lakemeier et Sebastian Koch will be screened on Tuesday, April 9th at the Grand Auditorium Louis Lumière.   © Millstreet Films/ Martijn van Gelder   Pays-Bas • Netherlands ­     Just like in fairy tales, all's well that ends well. To close its Out of Competition program, CANNESERIES invites the audience to discover the wonderful adventure of Queen Máxima. Argentinian s...

Awards and Prizes for SeriesFest: Season 10

Outstanding Series Format Deck Award Eligibility Caz Matthews Fund Eligibility Inclusive Cre...

Significant Uplift in Effectiveness of Advertising on Premium OTT Advertising over Mass Streaming Services

"The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) has released the second phase of its research into differences between advertising in premium OTT and mass streaming video environments (UGC / video sharing services)." While phase 1, completed in 2022, looked at consumer usage and attitudes towards advertising in both environments, phase 2 gauged consumer attention and recall to ads in both a premium and mass environment. Research was conducted between January to April 2023, and conducted...

Announcing: Sci-Fi Film Series in Denver

Denver Film and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science join forces to untangle fact from fiction in your favorite science fiction films. Museum scientists and Vincent Piturro, English and Film professor at MSU Denver, screen classic science fiction films and lead discussions exploring where science and film meet. Tickets on sale Friday, June 23rd at 10 am!     GET TICKETS ...

Series Mania Forum Best Project Award given to the Ukraine/Poland war thriller drama “Unspoken”

SERIES MANIA FORUM ANNOUNCES WINNER OF THE CO-PRO PITCHING SESSIONS AND RECIPIENT OF THE €50,000 PRIZE LILLE, FRANCE – March 21, 2023 – Ms. Laurence Herszberg, founder and general director of Series Mania, and professional jury president Caroline Hollick (United Kingdom), Head of Drama, Channel 4, announced this evening the winning project of Series Mania Forum’s annual Co-Pro Pitching Sessions. Of the 15 projects selected ...

Launch of CANNESERIES season 6

  Season 6 of CANNESERIES will be officially launch today with the Opening ceremony, hosted by Camille Chamoux and broadcasted as an exclusive for free on CANAL+ at 8:30 pm. Following the ceremony, the new Apple TV+ series based on Hugh Howey’s best seller, SILO, will be screened Out of Competition in the Grand Auditorium Louis Lumière.   ­Lancement de la saison 6 de CANNESERIES     La sixième édition de CANNESER...

Singapore Continues To Lead the Way in Asia in Judicial Blocking of Illegal Streaming Sites, but More Can Be Done

The Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) welcomes the latest round of blocking ordered by the Singapore High Court and the impact the blocking of almost 300 pirate sites in the last few years has had in preventing harm to consumers, but notes that the impact could be even greater with a more efficient and effective system. Singapore, Apr 17, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - The Asia Video Industry Association's Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) commends the Singapore High Court for its ...

Apple TV hit musical comedy series “Schmigadoon! season 2 launching

Apple TV+ comedy Schmigadoon! season 2 photo call  Today at The Park Lane Hotel in New York City, Apple TV+ welcomed the cast and co-creator, executive producer and showrunner of the Emmy and AFI Award-winning, hit musical comedy series “Schmigadoon!,” for a photo call ahead of the highly anticipated season two premiere. “Schmigadoon!” will make its global return on Apple TV+ on Wednesday, April 5 with the first two epi...

Séries Mania announces Doctor Who: Flux BBC as the winner of the first “Series Mania’s Creative Campaign Award”

SERIES MANIA FORUM ANNOUNCES WINNER AND JURY SPECIAL MENTION OF “SERIES MANIA’S CREATIVE CAMPAIGN AWARD”   Award part of “Marketing of Series & Innovation” strand  as part of Series Mania Forum ­ ­ Having announced the creation of the award last November, Laurence Herszberg, Founder and General Director of Series Mania, today announced the winner of the first annual “Series Mania’s Creative Campaign Award...

Series Mania 2023: French series out in force and a renewed setup for Unifrance

    The 13th edition of Unifrance will be present and active at this major event of the world audiovisual industry.   Salade grecque(Prime Video), created and directed by Love Is All (6x26’), produced by Wild Bunch TV, will be presented by Pierre-Marcel Blanchot (Phase 4 Productions), and 9/12 (4x52’), produced by Mediawan Rights, will be presented by Florenc...

Vimeo is teaming up with Meta Business Suite

Get ready, marketers. We’re changing the way you work.  What if you could create and add video to your Facebook ads, Instagram posts, and media library directly within Meta Business Suite? No more managing workflows across multiple tools. Plus, say goodbye to downloading video assets from other apps and re-uploading over and over. We’ve combined the firepower of Meta with what we do best — ya know, video —  to build a first-of-its-kind conduit for busin...

Prime Video Unveils the Official Trailer for its Upcoming Italian Original Movie Featuring Global Star Laura Pausini

Prime Video unveiled the official trailer of its upcoming Italian Original Movie Laura Pausini – Pleased to Meet You starring Italian singer-songwriter and music producer Laura Pausini. The project, based on an original idea by Pausini, is written by Ivan Cotroneo (La kryptonite nella borsa, Un bacio), Monica Rametta (Un bacio, Il volto di un’altra) and Laura Pausini, and directed by Ivan Cotroneo. Francesca Picozza serves as creative producer and Gherardo Gossi (Diaz, Le...

Disney+ to launch 18 May 2022 in South Africa

Disney+ offers access to high-quality viewing up to four concurrent streams, unlimited downloads on up to ten devices, and the ability to set up to seven different profiles   Disney+, the streaming service from The Walt Disney Company (, has confirmed launch dates for the 42 countries and 11 new territories set to launch this winter.   The streaming service will launch in South Africa on 18 Ma...

East Africa Netflix Scholarship Applications Now Open

The Creative Equity Scholarship Fund for Africa (CESF) will financially support the next generation of storytellers in East Africa Calling all film & TV storytellers from East Africa! Netflix (, the world’s leading entertainment streaming service, has  opened applications to the Netflix Creative Equity Scholarship Fund (CESF) for film and TV students in the East African region. The US$1 million scholarship fund for sub-Sahara...

CANNESSERIES trailer for Season 5, the festival starts April 1st

Sahring the new trailer for CANNESERIES 5th edition of the Festival International des Séries de Cannes. Cannes April 1 - 6  !   Created in 2018 by an independent association chaired by Fleur Pellerin, CANNESERIES, Cannes’ International Series Festival, aims to represent and highlight series from all over the world. The official selection features exclusive International and French series and focuses on creativity and audacity. The Festival's ambitio...

Market shares Overview for streaming services in Q4 in the USA

Detailed performance review of Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, etc. in Q4 of 2021. SVOD market shares in Q4 2021 Apple TV+ had a strong Q4, adding +1% from Q3 and finished the year with an all-time high of 5%. HBO Max had the most growth, adding 2% in Q4, closing the gap to Hulu and Disney+. Paramount+ also gained 1%, and the growing competition led the market leader Netflix to fall 2% throughout the quarter. Hulu and Disney+ maintained their market position, tied for third place be...

New Dates for CANNESERIES 2021: October 8 to 13, 2021

SEASON 04 NEW DATES OCTOBER 8-13, 2021 Given the recent worldwide health situation and the many doubts due to COVID-19, CANNESERIES organizers are announcing that CANNESERIES Season 04 will take place from October 8 to 13, 2021.   “Organizing a festival cannot be subject to questioning. The context does not allow for a festival to take place properly. Therefore, we took the decision to believe in tomorrow and build the season 04 of CANNESERIES on more stable foundations than ...


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