The sixth edition of COMING NEXT from FRANCE, organized by TV France International (Unifrance) and Séries Mania, will take place as part of the Séries Mania Forum, in Lille and online, from August 30 to September 1. With a special focus this year on series formats, the event will offer distributors and producers the chance to bring to market international adaptation rights for recognized series as well as ambitious and innovative concepts.
The five formats presented during the COMING NEXT from FRANCE Formats Special will be "#Boomer" by Balanga; "The Bureau" by Federation Entertainment; "Diana Boss" by France tv distribution; "6.30pm" by Lukarn and "The Rope" by Wild Bunch TV.
“For about 10 years, French series have enjoyed growing interest internationally and have been more and more recognized at festivals. While program sales are on the up, the commercialization of formats remains an opportunity with room for further development,” explains Sarah Hemar, Executive Director of TV France International. “Hence our choice this year to showcase French projects for adaptation, with a selection of five formats ranging from the multi award-winning Le Bureau des Légendes (The Bureau) to other promising new concepts. We are presenting '#Boomer' (Balanga) a “dramedy” examining modern intergenerational relationships; 'Diana Boss' (France tv distribution), for its feminism, eloquence and self-realization; '18:30' (Lukarn) which takes a delicate look at our emotions, falling between romantic comedy and drama in a short format; and 'La Corde' (Wild Bunch TV) for its suspense and fantasy. It is a real pleasure for us to support these French creations that cover so many genres and display such talent,” she adds.
Presentations will take place on site in Lille’s Grand Palais, and will be broadcast live for all participants taking part remotely. Videos will then be available for replay on the Séries Mania Forum website and the Rendez-Vous Biarritz 2021 platform, organized by TV France International online from September 6 to 8.