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BERLIN SERIES: Pitch-Your-Pilot 2020 & GAUMONT Germany

BERLIN SERIES: The Creative Forum

It’s still a good time to finish your script! We are accepting drama, comedy, period drama, crime/thriller, sci-fi, sci-fi/horror…) and are excited to read and see new concepts. Submit a series, limited-series, webseries concepts & pilots, we are putting great scripts in the hands of mentors and producers of our official partner GAUMONT GERMANY. At “The Creative Forum” we not only arrange meetings with the executives & producers that are part of the JURY, the Pitch-Your-Pilot winner will have the chance to take part in the exclusive „Gaumont Mentoring Day”: The winner will be invited to the GAUMONT office in Berlin for one full day and will receive exclusive coaching sessions for the most important aspects of his or her project:

  • Dramaturgy: Talk about the storylines/characters with a team member of Gaumont Germany’s development department.

  • Creative Producing: Discuss your project with a creative producers of the Gaumont Germany team.

  • Hands-On Producing: Discuss the technical aspect of your project with an experienced representative of Gaumont Germany’s production team.

  • Deal making / Financing / Structuring: Gaumont Germany’s Senior Vice President Business Affairs will share his expertise with the winner.

If you have an unproduced script or a project in development, SUBMIT NOW! „Das Berlin TV SERIES FESTIVAL hat sich innerhalb kürzester Zeit zu einem der wichtigsten Serienfestivals in Europa entwickelt.“ - Richard Kropf (Screenwriter “4 Blocks“, “You are wanted“) DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS June 7th, 2020.

If you are looking to take the right step to getting your comedy or drama writing seen by people who can actually move the needle on your career, the Pitch-Your-Pilot sessions are the perfect opportunity for new emerging writers and established creatives! We're looking for an unique vision and a genuine voice. Whether you're a veteran writer wanting to explore new paths in storytelling and work with bold executives, or an upcoming talent with great work of long form storytelling, who wants to leave his/her mark on the current TV and SVOD market. Guidelines: You must be 18 years or older to participate. If you have previously submit your project and were not selected, you are welcome and encouraged to apply and submit again. However, you must submit a different pilot or spec script for each new submission period Rules & Regulations.​

  • Writers – individual or a team – creator/owner of original concept or adaptation series and seeking producers or co-producers.

  • First season of a series, mini-series or webseries (minimum 4 episodes).

  • All drama and mixed-genres are accepted (drama, comedy, period drama, crime/thriller, sci-fi, sci-fi/horror…).

  • writers submitting a project must have experience (at least 1 credit) in the writing of a produced series and/or movie, or finished a concept with guidance by a industry pro.

  • A maximum of 2 projects per person can enter the competition.

  • Submissions must be made in German or English. Incomplete applications will be excluded from the selection process.​ All applications must be received by June 7th, 2020. Our team is available through to answer requests/questions.


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