‘Kinks,’ ‘Radical Eye,’ ‘Black Out,’ ’Perfect Monsters’ Make In Development Cut

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Rachel Feldman’s “Kinks,” Monica Bellucci-starrer “Radical Eye,” Nabil Ayouch’s “Black-Out” and “Perfect Monsters,” from “Roma” producer Nicolas Celis, all figure among the 16 drama series projects to be pitched at this year’s second – and expand…

Canneseries Sets 16 In Development Projects Including Sex Therapy Drama From ‘Blue Bloods’ Director

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A sex therapy drama from Blue Bloods and Criminal Minds director Rachel Feldman is one of 16 projects being lined up for Mip TV and Canneseries’ In Development event.
The French TV events have joined forces to launch the second Cannes Drama Creative Fo…

Federation, Drama-Team Join Forces on Omri Givon’s ‘The Grave’

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Pascal Breton’s Federation Entertainment is joining forces with Drama-Team to co-produce “The Grave,” the next series written and directed by high-profile Israeli showrunner Omri Givon following “When Heroes Fly” which just won the best series award at Canneseries. Federation Entertainment previously partnered up with Drama-Team and Givon on the hit show “Hostages” which sold worldwide. […]

Nico Moolenaar Talks Netflix Canneseries Contender ‘Undercover’

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Despite reports to the contrary, Netflix had two titles at Canneseries: Harlan Coben’s closing night drama “Safe,” with “Dexter’s” Michael C. Hall, and Nico Moolenaar’s “Undercover,” a Belgian crime thriller which the streaming giant boarded early in development, taking global rights outside France, Germany and Belgium and announcing “Undercover” last November as its first Belgian-Dutch […]

MipTV Quiet, Canneseries Divides Opinions

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CANNES —  MipTV closed Thursday its quietest edition in years, wracked by French air and rail strikes, dreary weather and, most importantly, larger competition from February’s London Screenings and May’s L.A. Screenings. 2018 MipTV attendance came in around 10,000, said Laurine Garaude, director of Reed Midem’s Television Division, which organizes the content trade fair. That […]

‘The Sources of Evil,’ ‘Whatever, Linda’ Take Top Honors at Canneseries, MipTV In Development

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Period dramas were the big winners on the day at Canneseries and Mip TV’s In Development pitching sessions. German 1993-set murder-mystery “The Sources of Evil” and Canadian 1978-based “Whatever, Linda,” were announced as joint winners of the two prizes granted at the event by Federation Entertainment and La Fabrique des Formats. Pascal Breton’s Federation Ent. […]

Israel’s ‘When Heroes Fly’ Wins Best Series At Canneseries – Full Competition Winners Revealed

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Canneseries kicked off this week in the French city and stars including Sandra Oh, Patrick Dempsey and Phoebe Waller-Bridge braved the wet and windy conditions to walk down the pink carpet.
Ten drama series played in competition at the event, which ran alongside Mip TV, and the organizers have now revealed the winners.
Israeli drama When Heroes Fly won the top award – Best Series. The drama, which was created by Omri Givon and stars Tomer Kapon, Michael Aloni and Moshe…

‘When Heroes Fly,’ ‘State of Happiness’ Top Canneseries

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CANNES — Omri Givron, co-creator of famed Israeli series “Hostages,” proved the big winner at the first Canneseries festival taking Best Series for the fast paced drama-thriller “When Heroes Fly,” which he created-wrote and directed. Produced by Eitan Mansuri’s Spiro Films (“Foxtrot” and “Lebanon”, “When Heroes Fly” turns on a former 2006 Lebanon war combatant […]

Director Zoé Pelchat Ouellet on Canneseries Digital Player ‘Dominos’

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The French-language Canadian digital series “Dominos” is competing at the first Canneseries Digital, on April 11. In the short-format web series, brothers Toto and Adib are left completely devastated following the death of their mother. The story starts with that traumatic event, and dives into the following 24 hours in the loosely-related community. In that […]

Abortion Clinic-set ’Angelica’ Taps into Rise of Timely Issue-Driven Drama (EXCLUSIVE)

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For decades, there have been few subjects more dramatically debated than the ethics and legality of abortion. Yet it’s a topic that is largely ignored in scripted TV, with only a few recent series willing to do anything more than allude to the procedure. Show creators Jen McGowan and Eliza Lee are looking to change […]

David Mandil’s MoviePlus Prepares ‘Silent Fighters’ Documentary, Dudu Topaz Drama (EXCLUSIVE)

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David Mandil’s MoviePlus Productions, the Israeli banner which is presenting ”Miguel” at Canneseries Festival, is developing “The Silent Fighters,” a documentary feature about a classified military unit, and “Dudu” (working title), a drama series about the true story of disgraced Israeli TV star Dudu Topaz. “Dudu,” which has been commissioned by HOT, will chronicle the epic […]

Michelle Dockery Receives First Variety Icon Award for Canneseries

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CANNES — Michelle Dockery, who found fame around the globe as “Downton Abbey’s” Lady Mary Crawley, was honored with the first Variety Icon Award for Canneseries at Saturday’s official opening ceremony for the inaugural Cannes TV fest. Described by Variety’s Stewart Clarke as “an actor at the top of their game during this golden age of scripted […]

Modernized ‘Les Miserables’ Series to Pitch at Canneseries

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Elephant, a Paris-based collective of creative professionals working in film, TV and digital, will pitch an updated re-telling of Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables” at this year’s In Development section for Canneseries and MipTV. It will be the first French adaptation of the story in more than two decades. Hugo’s novel was a revelation when first […]