18 FEB 2022

Unifrance will feature five new French series at Series Mania

Distribution and production companies like Have A Good One, Mediawan Rights and France tv distribution, will have the opportunity to show their titles to global buyers.

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Unifrance will be making a significant contribution to Series Mania, with an increased presence at the Series Mania Forum and the organisation of the seventh edition of “COMING NEXT from FRANCE”, held on Tuesday, 22 March. Taking the form of pitching sessions, this provides an opportunity to present five previously unseen French series currently being finalised to a panel of foreign buyers.

The five series to be presented in 2022 are: The thriller "Elle’s Kitchen" (6x45’) distributed by Have A Good One (HAGO); the period drama "Diane de Poitiers" (2x100'/4x52) distributed by France tv distribution, the series "3PU" (6x52’) distributed by Mediawan Rights; the dark thriller "Marion" (6x45') distributed by Have A Good One (HAGO) and the fantasy thriller "VORTEX" (6x52') distributed by France tv distribution.



Developed by a mixture of established and emerging production companies, these five projects show the diversity of French TV genres (social drama, crime, horror, history, science- fiction). Each in its own way portrays a unique world, and together they offer a concise cross-section of French creativity. Unifrance is proud to spotlight them for an international public.

POSITIVE CONTEXT
The success of French drama series in terms of sales and international recognition (for example, "Call My Agent!", which was awarded the International Emmy® Award for Best Comedy) demonstrates the potential of these series internationally.

That appeal is growing, as shown by the latest study conducted by the French National Centre for Cinema and the Moving Image (CNC - Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée) and Unifrance. Exports of French TV programmes hit an all-time high in 2020 despite the health crisis, with a financial flow of €354.8 million, the highest in 25 years.

As the second-biggest export genre, French TV drama saw significant growth in the last ten years, with sales at 135%, proof of increasing production quality and reach.