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The Canal+ Group is a leader in the publishing and distribution of premium content and theme channels. In France, the group is also a key player in free television, with three national channels and its advertising sales company. Internationally, the Canal+ Group is experiencing strong growth with a broad presence in Europe, French- and English-speaking Africa, and Asia. It has more than 22 million subscribers in 40 countries, including more than 8.5 million in metropolitan France.
With the International Film Festival, the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, MIPTV, MIPCOM, MIDEM and CANNESERIES, the city of Cannes brings entertainment industry leaders together in an exceptional setting with state of the art infrastructure. With its CANNES ON AIR program, the City Council is developing the audiovisual sector with the aim of making the city a production hub for every aspect of content creation. It is within this framework that the Cannes City Council and its partners have created distinguished training courses dedicated to screenwriting, such as Talent Unlimited.
VILLE DE CANNES
In 2020, Université Nice – Sophia Antipolis became Université Côte-d’Azur; a consortium of 17 independent and partners schools, and one of France’s leading research-intensive universities.
Université Côte d'Azur
The Fondation Université Côte d’Azur was initiated in 2017 by Université Côte d’Azur as part of the IDEX (Initiative d’Excellence) program. Supported by its founding members, institutions and companies, the Fondation UCA is a strategic arm for raising funds to finance innovative projects that are a benefit to the region, such as the Talent Unlimited writing residencies.
Vivendi, an industry leader in creative media, brings together an exceptional array of talent to provide creative and emotionally-engaging entertainment to worldwide audiences, with a focus on diversity and inclusion .
Studiocanal is the European leader in the production, rights acquisition, distribution and international sales of films and TV series. It has one of the largest catalogs in the world, with over 7,000 titles from more than 60 countries. Studiocanal also develops and distributes international television series through its network of European production companies (including, but not limited to Tandem Productions, RED Production Company, Bambú Producciones, Studiocanal Original.)
The world-famous Cannes Film Festival is an international film festival that takes place every year in Cannes during the second half of May. The CANNESFILMS Unlimited residency is linked to this festival, offering authors the exceptional opportunity to participate in the most anticipated professional events in the film world.
LE FESTIVAL DE CANNES
Created in 2018 and chaired by former French Minister if Culture and Communications, Fleur Pellerin, the CANNESERIES festival aims to promote and represent and be the reference for the best series from around the world. Its aim is to showcase the preeminent talents pf today, as well as discover the talents of tomorrow in the contecxt of a not-to-be-missed , international competition for series of all genres, all formats and for all audiences.
In charge of financing the creators of today and tomorrow, and regulating the film and audiovisual markets, its mission is also to acknowledge the memory and legacy of the past. With its deep roots in cinema, the Center is now active in all aspects and platforms of the moving image, from audiovisual works to interactive digital universes.
A specialized, postgraduate program devoted to series writing, Serial Eyes, prepares the next generation of European TV writer-producers to bring well-crafted stoires to the screen. The writers’ room experience is at the core of the program: the twelve Serial Eyes participants learn to work as a group and develop a European model of show running.
Since 2005, each December, the Black List releases its annual survey of the most like, unproduced screenplays of that year. The annual lists are aggregated using votes from film executives working in the film industry, and have included such Oscar winning films as JUNO, THE KING’S SPEECH and ARGO. At its heart the annual Black Lists are meant to shine a light on extraordinary screenwriting, some of which may have been overlooked more broadly.