The Erich Pommer Institut (the German centre for media law, media management, and media research) is launching SERIES' WOMEN, the first career enhancement programme for female producers of European drama series.
As an independent structure, The Erich Pommer Institut’s studies follow the process of media convergence through research, advanced training, and consultation.
Tackling women underrepresentation in the audiovisual industry
When female producers still do not seem to benefit from equal professional opportunities, SERIES’ WOMEN EPI’s programme aims to promote access to markets for women producers, support the elaboration of their professional networks, and give them direct access to key experts in the audiovisual sector.
Through its programme, SERIES’ WOMEN wants to boost individual careers and increase female producers and female-driven projects' visibility. Two online workshops and a self-learning phase with access to EPI’s online courses will take place, in English, between March and June 2021. In addition, the programme will provide mentoring, pitching training and networking opportunities by culminating in the participation as full delegates at Series Mania Forum, one of the most important industry markets.
The first edition of SERIES' WOMEN will be divided into four modules:
- An online workshop in March 2021 on "Creating visibility".
- A self-learning phase between March and May 2021 on the theme of "Developing visibility".
- An online workshop in May 2021 on "Sustaining visibility".
- Participation in the Series Mania Forum market in June 2021 on the theme of "Fostering visibility".
The programme will run online from March to June 2021. Deadline on February 1st, 2021.
For more info, all interested applicants can join EPI's interactive info session on the first edition of SERIES' WOMEN on January 19th, 2021 and get their questions answered!
SERIES' WOMEN is an initiative of the Eric Pommer Institute, in partnership with the Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel, Creative Europe Desk Austria - Media, FOCAL, ProPro - The Producers' Programme for Women, Screen.Brussels, Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, Wallimage, Series Mania Forum and Women in Film & Television International.