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Back European Audiovisual Observatory to present new edition of Key Trends report at this year’s Series Mania Forum

Series Mania Forum 2022
European Audiovisual Observatory to present new edition of Key Trends report at this year’s Series Mania Forum

The Strasbourg-based Observatory, part of the Council of Europe, has announced that it will launch the new edition of its annual flagship Key Trends report at a special event co-organised with Series Mania in Lille. This presentation will take place on 24 March from 11.30 am (room Artois), during the Series Mania Forum (22-24 March). It will be open to all journalists and participants with a Series Mania accreditation.

This latest edition of Key Trends will give a unique and accessible overview of the main trends in the European television, VOD and cinema industries. Gilles Fontaine, Head of the Observatory’s Department for Market Information will walk us through the latest trends in conversation with two invited experts: Florence Hartmann, Manager of the EBU’s Intelligence Service, and Greg Polad di Spadoni, Director General of the ACT. The presentation will be co-moderated by the Observatory’s Executive Director, Susanne Nikoltchev who stated that “this new collaboration with Series Mania offers professionals a unique one-stop shop presentation to get a clear picture of the main trends in TV, VoD and cinema in 2021”. All attendees will receive a free copy of the new Key Trends report at the event.

Francesco Capurro, Head of Series Mania Forum stated: “We are delighted that the Observatory has chosen the Series Mania Forum to unveil this study. Their expertise will be very valuable for all the professionals attending the Forum 2022.”

Gilles Fontaine will also make a presentation of the new Observatory TV Fiction report during the Series Mania session “Creativity, the bigger the better” which takes place on 23 March from 14.00 to 15.00.

The Series Mania Forum brings together 3,000 international television industry leaders and talents in a three-day program of conferences, keynote addresses and pitching sessions. It is organized thanks to the support of the CNC, Hauts-de-France region and the Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union.

Further information on Series Mania and accreditations can be found here:

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