Spain will show an extensive program of activities during Series Mania

With the aim of showing and promoting Spanish IP in various stages, Spanish companies and executives will be part of the pavilion organized by ICEX at the Series Mania Forum on March 22 and 24.


Companies and executives will be part of the pavilion organized by ICEX at Series Mania Forum, the serial fiction co-production event that will be held, again in person, at the Grand Palais de Lille between March 22 and 24.

Under its Audiovisual from Spain brand, ICEX has coordinated a number of activities that are included in the official event agenda. The aim of this initiative is to drive and showcase Spanish IPs at various stages, from the introduction of projects in search of financing to the promotion of a series that has already been released.

There will be a Pitching Breakfast where five Spanish projects will be presented to an audience specially selected according to the needs indicated by their producers and creators; a Coming Next showcase starring Spanish content in post-production, recently completed and available for international sales; and finally, the financing model of "Operación Marea Negra", a new Spanish series recently launched by Amazon Prime Video with great success in Brazil, Portugal and Spain, will be presented and analysed in case study format.

Also on the official Series Mania agenda are "Detective Touré", the only Spanish project selected for the co-production pitching session, and the Conversation with... session with the presence of The Mediapro Studio executive Ran Tellem, who has been invited to talk about the second season of "The Head".

The Spanish companies participating in Series Mania Forum 2022 under Audiovisual from Spain are Atresmedia Televisión, Fedent España, Ficción Producciones, Friki Films, Inside Content, Kottbusser, Mediacrest, Movistar Plus+, Onza, RTVE, Sete Media, The Film Agency, The Mediapro Studio and Vértice 360; as well as the Instituto Canario de Desarrollo Cultural and the public entities Sociedad de Promoción Económica de Gran Canaria and Tenerife.

Co-Pro Pitching Sessions -Tuesday March 22nd, 9:30-15:30 (CET) Auditorium Pasteur
"Detective Touré" (8x50’) is the only Spanish project that will compete for the €50,000 development prize. Written by David Pérez Sañudo and Carlos Vila, this adaptation of Jon Arretxe's literary saga is produced by Mariela Besuievsky and Elena Bort for Tornasol Media and DeAPlaneta.

Coming Next from Spain – Tuesday March 22nd, 14:00-15:00 (CET) Van Gogh room
This session will offer a sneak peek into some of the most attractive Spanish dramas to come: "The Route" (8x50’) from Atresmedia Televisión; "The Age of Anger" (4x50’) from The Mediapro Studio; "Rapa" (6x50’) from Movistar Plus+; "Peace Force" (8x60’) from Televisión Española. The session will be moderated by María Rua Aguete, Senior Research Director Media and Entertainment at Omdia (UK).

Case Study & Screening: "Operación Marea Negra" – Wednesday March 23rd, 14:30-15:30 (CET) Artois room
Learn all the secrets about the innovative financing model of Spain's "Operación Marea Negra" (4x50’) in a panel discussion with its executive producer Mamen Quintas (Ficción Producciones), Ricardo Cabornero (Amazon), Fernando Ojea (CRTVG), José Fragoso (RTP), Noel Hedges (eOne) and the leading actor Álex González. The session will be moderated by Mamen Casal (Ficción Producciones).

Spain Pitching Breakfast: Coffee and Hot Projects – Thursday March 24th, 9:00-11:00 (CET) Matisse Lounge
Five of Spain's leading production companies will be presenting their latest scripted projects in search of European co-producers. "The Residence Hall" (8x45’) from Fedent España; "Lucio’s Treasure" (6x60’) from Friki Films; "Fake" (6x52’) from Mediacrest; "Halfbreeds" (8x50’) from Onza; "Play of Mirrors" (8x60’).

From limited to retuning: conversation with Ran Tellem - Thursday March 24th, 14:45-15:15 (CET) Van Gogh room
Creator and showrunner Ran Tellem, Head of International Development at The Mediapro Studio, explains how he went through this process to imagine the sequel to "The Head".