Series Mania: Who will be the guests and speakers for Lille Dialogues?

This one-day summit brings together European lawmakers and international TV industry leaders to encourage joint reflection on the challenges facing the industry.

24 FEB 2023

2023 Lille Dialogues

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Laurence Herszberg, founder and general director, announces the prestigious line-up of guests and speakers to attend the 2023 Lille Dialogues set for March 23. This one-day summit brings together European lawmakers and international TV industry leaders to encourage joint reflection on the challenges facing the industry and to promote international cooperation. The event is organized in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, the CNC, and the European Commission.

“With the theme for 2023, ‘Shaping the Future with the Audiovisual Sector’, the program will be forward-looking and resolutely optimistic. Reflecting on the upheavals that have affected our world in recent years, the day will aim to imagine a new tomorrow while inequalities continue to grow, and environmental and societal crises follow one another with increasing intensity. The Lille Dialogues offer an opportunity to explore the possible levers for continuing to make us dream, while contributing to the construction of a more responsible, collaborative, and caring society,” comments Herszberg.

The 2023 edition will feature panel discussions, plus several keynotes delivered by top industry executives, exploring the crucial role of creativity in the international audiovisual industry.

For the first time since inception, an Ambassador for the Lille Dialogues has been appointed. Cyril Dion, French Writer, Director, Poet and Environmental Activist will be in Lille to take part in the Opening Session. With Magali Payen - also founder of the activist movement On Est Prêt and President of Imagine 2050-, they launched Newtopia at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. Together, they will address to the Series industries the importance to change the narratives in order to meet the ecological challenges we face.

A raft of Keynotes will also be part of Lille Dialogues: Keynote HBO- How HBO And HBO Max Are Diving Into The Future: In Conversation With Casey Bloys, Chairman and CEO, HBO and HBO Max Content. Keynote Sky Studios - Building A Thriving Home For European Creativity With Cécile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, Sky Studios. Keynote France Televisions - The future and ambition of public service broadcasting, at the heart of the European creative pact: In Conversation With Delphine Ernotte Cunci, CEO at France Télévisions. Keynote TF1 - Building The Group Strategy On Editorial Ambition, New Models And Engagement: In Conversation With Rodolphe Belmer CEO at TF1 Group. Keynote Prime Video - How hyper-local stories and programming are loved by audiences globally as well as locally: In Conversation With James Farrell, Head of Local Originals, Prime Video and Keynote Beta Group - European Stories Made In Europe: In Conversation With Jan Mojto, CEO, Beta Film.

Likewise, the one-day summit will offer several panel discussions with the participation of experts executives from Eurimages; ITV Studios; Bavaria Fiction; Monster, Screen Ireland, Intaglio Films and Wild Mercury Productions.

In addition to the Lille Dialogues, the Series Mania Forum will bring together key figures from the series industry for 3 days of sessions & panel discussions including : Marco Nobili, Executive Vice President and International General Manager for Paramount+; Cameron Dillavou, International Chief Marketing Officer, Paramount+; Ron Leshem, Executive Producer (Euphoria); Patrick McManus, Showrunner, Dr. Death season 1, Executive Producer, The Girl From Plainville; Cathy Payne, CEO, Banijay Rights; Louise Pedersen, CEO, All3Media and more.