+++ NEW career enhancing programme for female producers +++


April - September 2021

                        +++NEW programme +++

SERIES’ WOMEN is the first career enhancement programme for female producers in the European drama series industry.

The programme's holistic approach offers excellent training in visibility and leadership, fosters access to industry markets and supports the building of professional networks. The broad variety of the programme elements paves the way for a significant increase in industry exposure and business opportunities for the producers and their projects.

SERIES' WOMEN combines curated mentoring and coaching with state-of-the-art training opportunities and offers direct access to decision makers and top industry players as well as exclusive pitching and networking opportunities at Series Mania Forum 2021.

By supporting selected female producers directly and boosting individual careers, SERIES' WOMEN sets off to increase the visibility of female producers and female-driven projects and strives to tackle underrepresentation in the industry in the general.

Application DeadlineFebruary 1, 2021
DateApril - September 2021
FormatLive training, 1:1 mentoring & coaching, online courses, networking, pitching, market attendance
Target GroupFemale producers of European drama series
Participant fee490,00 - 3.500,00 EUR (details below)
Finance Optionsavailable (details below)
Scholarshipsavailable (details below)
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your main benefits

How will you benefit from participating in SERIES' WOMEN?

How will you benefit from participating in SERIES' WOMEN?

  • Develop specific skills to advance your career, grow success and build resilience
  • Participate in two online workshops, led by experienced business coaches
  • Access a selection of EPI's innovative online courses on topics like negotiation, networking, pitching, et. al.
  • Take advantage of exclusive networking opportunities within the group of fellow selected producers
  • Get curated 1:1 project feedback and career mentoring by a designated senior industry professional
  • Receive curated 1:1 pitching coaching by a designated and experienced pitching expert
  • Partake as a full delegate in Series Mania Forum 2021, one of the most crucial industry markets for drama series
  • Get access to top industry professionals from across Europe and the US
  • Join additional networking occasions at other important industry markets (subject to current restrictions)

Content and programme elements

Module 1: Creating Visibility (online workshop in April)

  • Kick-off // State of the industry
  • Understanding who you are and building your profile
  • Communicating who you are: Self-marketing & presenting
  • Training led by experienced business coaches
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  •  3-4 online workshop days
  • exact dates in April 2021 tba

Module 2: Developing Visibility (self-study phase, April-August)

  • Access to a selection of EPI's innovative online courses on topics like negotiation, networking and pitching (amongst others)
  • 1:1 pitching coaching from one of our designated pitching experts
  • 1:1 project and career mentoring from a designated mentor
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  • 25-40 hours of learning/coaching
  • access to EPI's innovative online courses

Module 3: Sustaining Visibility (online workshop in May/June)

  • Managing business & creative partners
  • Sustaining a business in times of change
  • Managing Innovation & change
  • Training led by experienced business coaches
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  •  3-4 online workshop days
  • exact dates in May/June 2021 tba

Module 4: Fostering Visibility (market attendance in August/ September)

  • Access as full delegates to Series Mania Forum 2021
  • Increased market visibility for the producers and their projects
  • Exclusive access and pitching opportunities to industry buyers and potential partners at Series Mania Forum 2021
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  • 3 days at Series Mania Forum
  • in Lille/France or online
  • August 30 - September 1, 2021


Application procedure

The application deadline for SERIES' WOMEN has passed on February 1, 2021.

Formal application requirements:

  • Female producers with a proven track record in the audiovisual industry
  • At least one long running or limited drama series project in development attached (up to 3 projects)
  • Please note applications cannot be saved mid-process or changed after submission

    Further information on the application and the selection process: 

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    Application evaluation criteria:

    • The level of industry experience of the producer applying
    • The producer's motivation and reasons to be selected
    • The creative and commercial merits of the project(s)

    Selection process:

    • Applications will be reviewed by a designated committee which may include the programme's partners
    • All applicants will be informed about the status of their application in due time
    • If selected, information may be taken from the application form for publishing in print materials or in press releases (where stated and subject to the selected producer's revisions).

    Application information to be submitted:

    1.  Personal and Contact Information
    2.  Professional or Employment Information (incl. a professional biography, max. 1200 characters ~200 words)
    3.  Your Motivation to Apply
      1.  Letter of motivation // Questions to address: Why is this programme important for you and your career at this moment in time? Why should we select you? What are your professional goals for the next ten years? (max. 1000 characters)
      2.  Ideal mentor(s) (up to 3 names and explanations)
    4.  Financing | Scholarships (incl. a letter of motivation, max. 1000 characters)
    5.  Main Credits on Realized Projects (min.1, max. 3)
      1.  Original title, international title, format, genre
      2.  Year of release, your position (as credited)
      3.  Project IMDb / website, project trailer
      4.  Festivals / name, year, awards (if any)
    6.  Project(s) you are bringing to SERIES' WOMEN (drama series or limited drama series; min. 1, max. 3)
      1.  Original title, international title, format, genre
      2.  Your position / role in the project
      3.  Logline (max. 500 characters, ~ 75 words)
      4.  Synopsis (max. 1800 characters, ~ 270 words)
      5.  Based on, shooting language, shooting location(s), shooting start, development stage
      6.  Total budget (EUR), budget per episode (EUR); Number of episodes
      7.  Project website/ URL, project trailer
      8.  Elements seeking (financing, location, post, talent, etc.) (max. 250 characters, ~ 40 words)
      9.  Confirmed Financing (financier, amount)
      10.   Attached talent and key team members (name, role in project, IMDb link / website, bio)
      Information to be submitted (pdf)

      participation fees and financing options

      Participation fees & financing options

      The regular participation fee is 3.500,00 EUR. Various discounts and scholarships are available (see below).

      We offer financing consultancy and financing plans to help producers enable their participation. Please contact Dina Rubanovitš for further information. We encourage all applicants to seek financial support with their national/regional funding bodies.

      discounts AND Scholarships

      Discounts and scholarships

      Partner scholarships

      Thanks to the support of our industry partners, we are pleased to offer reduced participation fees to selected producers based in the following regions:

      • Austria (supported by ProPro): two seats à 490 EUR (further scholarships may be available)
      • Belgium (supported by VAF, CFWB, Wallimage & ScreenBrussels): two seats à 490 EUR
      • Switzerland (supported by FOCAL): two seats à 490 EUR

      EPI scholarships

      We are pleased to offer a selected amount of partial scholarships to producers who have difficulty covering the participation costs on their own. The scholarships will be awarded primarily to applicants who are able to verify having explored other financing options.

      Please note scholarships and discounts are non-combinable.

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      Dina Rubanovitš
      Dina Rubanovitš
      Head of International Training & Business Strategy
      +49 (0) 331.769 915-06 | dr@epi.media
      Judith Klein
      Judith Klein
      Project Coordinator International Training
      +49 (0) 331.769 915-05 | jk@epi.media
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