27 AUG 2021

Five French series formats will be highlighted at Coming Next from France

The sixth edition of the event will take place on Monday August 30 and will show series formats from France tv distribution; Balanga; Lukarn; Federation Entertainment and Wild Bunch TV.

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Sarah Hemar, Deputy Managing Director of UniFrance in charge of Audiovisual and Digital

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The sixth edition of Coming Next from France, organized by the TV Division of UniFrance and Séries Mania, will take place as part of the Séries Mania Forum, in Lille and online, on Monday August 30. With a special focus this year on series formats, the event moderated by François-Pier and Pélinard-Lambert of Le Film Français, 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 will be presented during The Coming Next from France Formats Special and they are: "Diana Boss" by France tv distribution; "Hashtag Boomer" by Balanga; "6.30 pm" by Lukarn; "The Bureau" by Federation Entertainment; 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, Deputy Managing Director of UniFrance in charge of Audiovisual and Digital. “Hence our choice this year to showcase French projects for adaptation, with a selection of five formats ranging from the multi award-winning 'The Bureau' (Federation Entertainment) to other promising new concepts. We are presenting 'Hashtag Boomer' (Balanga) a 'dramedy' examining modern intergenerational relationships; 'Diana Boss' (France tv distribution), for its feminism, eloquence and self-realization; '6.30 pm' (Lukarn) which takes a delicate look at our emotions, falling between romantic comedy and drama in a short format; and 'The Rope' (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.

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” Sarah Hemar Deputy Managing Director of UniFrance