MARSEILLE SERIES STORIES FESTIVAL

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Thursday 17 November

THE MARKET REVIEW

Professional meeting 14H30

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THE MARKET REVIEW

Professional meeting 14H30

In a few words

Market review of the literary adaptation on TV/SVoD – 2021-2022

  • Produced

    by Newen Creative

  • Presented

    by Laure Steinville and Lisa Limoges, Market Intelligence & Content Strategy Coordination - Newen

Professional Meeting

THE ANALYSIS OF LE FILM FRANÇAIS

Professional meeting 15H00

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THE ANALYSIS OF LE FILM FRANÇAIS

Professional meeting 15H00

In a few words

By François-Pier Pelinard-Lambert, Chief Editor of Le Film Français.

  • Speaker

  • François-Pier Pelinard-Lambert,

    Chief Editor of Le Film Français

Professional Meeting

UNEARTHING, NEGOCIATING, DEVELOPING AND PRODUCING A WORK: FROM THE LITERARY SCOUTING TO THE TV SERIES PRODUCTION

Professional meeting 15H30

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UNEARTHING, NEGOCIATING, DEVELOPING AND PRODUCING A WORK: FROM THE LITERARY SCOUTING TO THE TV SERIES PRODUCTION

Professional meeting 15H30

In a few words

Discussion on the different stages of development to adapt a book on TV in an ever-changing literary and television market.

  • PARTICIPANTS

  • NICOLE COLLET,

    Director and producer, Image & Compagnie production (Mediawan)

  • GABRIELA KAUFMAN,

    Book scout, STORY WATCH Scouting

  • LAURENCE LECLERCQ,

    Rights & Licensing Director, Groupe Delcourt

Professional Meeting

THE LITERARY ADAPTATION: A “BRAND” FOR BROADCASTERS?

Professional meeting 17H00

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THE LITERARY ADAPTATION: A “BRAND” FOR BROADCASTERS?

Professional meeting 17H00

In a few words

What is a good adaptation?

Does a book need to be read for its adaptation to be seen?

While the literary adaptation is taking a prominent place in the audiovisual market, overview with the major audiovisual actors.

  • Participants

  • PAULINE DAUVIN,

    Original Programming Vice-President – The Walt Disney Company France

  • KEVIN DEYSSON,

    Original Programming Director – The Walt Disney Company France

  • VERA PELTEKIAN,

    Original Programming Director – HBO Max

  • ALEXANDRE PIEL,

    Deputy Director of Fiction Unit – ARTE France.

  • HÉLÈNE SAILLON,

    International Coproduction Manager – France Télévisions

Professional Meeting

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH

Screening 19H30

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THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH

Screening 19H30

Synopsis

Inspired by the Walter Tevis novel of the same name and the iconic David Bowie film, The Man Who Fell to Earth will follow a new alien character who arrives on Earth at a turning point in human evolution and must confront his own past to determine our future. Harris plays Justin Falls, a brilliant scientist and engineer who must conquer her own demons in the race to save two worlds.

 

Access restricted to people over 16 years old.

  • CREATION

    Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet

  • SCRIPT

    Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet, John Hlavin

  • DIRECTING

    Alex Kurtzman

  • CAST

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Naomie Harris, Jimmi Simpson, Rob Delaney, Sonya Cassidy, Joana Ribeiro, Annelle Olaleye, Kate Mulgrew, Clarke Peters, Bill Nighy

  • FRENCH BROADCAST

    On Paramount+ the 1st of December.

OPENING CEREMONY IN COMPETITION

Friday 18 November

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

Masterclasses for the public

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AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

Masterclasses for the public

In a few words

The masterclass will be on the TV series literary adaptation of the novel Around the World in Eighty Days jours by Jules Verne. It will rely on the serie Around the World in 80 Days, by Ashley Pharoah and Caleb Ranson, broadcasted on France 2.

  • Presentation of the novel and the serie
  • Screening of the first episode
  • Participatory debate with students

SCREENWRITERS’ STORIES

Professional meeting 09H30

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SCREENWRITERS’ STORIES

Professional meeting 09H30

In a few words

How to make a literary adaptation an original creation? How to find its own place after a first author? The screenwriters reveal their secret of making.

  • Participants

  • THOMAS MANSUY,

  • FLORENT MEYER,

  • MATHIEU MISSOFFE,

  • ELIANE MONTANE,

  • CHARLOTTE SANSON,

Professional Meeting

PUBLISHERS MARKET

Professional meeting 09H30 - 17H00

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PUBLISHERS MARKET

Professional meeting 09H30 - 17H00

In a few words

Novels, comics, manga, children’s books… More than 50 publishing companies will present, during individual meetings, works available for adaptation into TV series.

 

This year, publishers from the South Region will also be represented through the support of ArL PACA (Agence régionale du livre).

 

A directory listing synopses of the works selected by the publishers will be sent in advance to all accredited professionals. Appointments can be made in advance through a dedicated interface that will open soon.

 

The publishing houses participating are :

ACTES SUD, ACTES SUD JEUNESSE, ALBIN MICHEL, ANNE CARRIÈRE, AU DIABLE VAUVERT, AUX FORGES DE VULCAIN, AUZOU ÉDITIONS, LE BRUIT DU MONDE, CASTERMAN, DARGAUD, DUPUIS, ÉDITIONS DE L’AUBE, ÉDITIONS DENOËL, LES ÉDITIONS DU RICOCHET, LES ÉDITIONS DU TYPHON, ÉDITIONS FAYARD, ÉDITIONS GALLIMARD, ÉDITIONS GALLIMARD JEUNESSE, ÉDITIONS GILLETTA, ÉDITIONS L’ART-DIT, ÉDITIONS LES NOUVEAUX AUTEURS, ÉDITIONS SARBACANE, ÉDITIONS THIERRY MAGNIER, ÉLAN SUD, LES ESCALES, FLAMMARION, FUTUROPOLIS, GLÉNAT ÉDITIONS, LA GOUTTIÈRE, GROUPE DELCOURT, HORS D’ATTEINTE, IMAGO, L’INITIALE, JC LATTÈS, JULLIARD, LE LOMBARD, LA MARTINIÈRE, LA MARTINIÈRE JEUNESSE / LE SEUIL, MIALET-BARRAULT ÉDITEURS, NOURITURFU, L’OLIVIER, PLON, POINTS, PRESSES DE LA CITÉ, ROBERT LAFFONT, LE ROUERGUE, ROUERGUE JEUNESSE, LA RUMEUR LIBRE ÉDITIONS, SEUIL, STEINKIS GROUPE, SYROS, UNIVERS POCHE, WEBTOON FACTORY

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Magpie Murders

Screening 14H30

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Magpie Murders

Screening 14H30

Synopsis

Based on the best-selling novel by Anthony Horowitz, Magpie Murders is about Alan Conway, the famous writer behind the hit “golden age” mysteries: the Atticus Pünd adventures. Much to everyone’s horror, Alan mysteriously dies before delivering the final chapter of his latest book.

His tough and tenacious editor, Susan Ryeland, unwittingly finds herself cast in the role of an “investigator” as she tries to track down the last chapter of Magpie Murders while trying to work out who killed her most successful author. The answer, she soon discovers, is buried somewhere in the novel he has written.

Fiction and reality collide in this sophisticated television series which covers what may seem like familiar territory in a completely new way, quite unlike anything that has been seen before.

 

Access restricted to people over 16 years old. 

  • CREATION AND SCRIPT

    Anthony Horowitz

  • DIRECTING

    Peter Cattaneo

  • CAST

    Tim McMullan, Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Conleth Hill, Michael Maloney, Alexandros Logothetis, Claire Rushbrook, Daniel Mays, Matthew Beard

  • FRENCH BROADCAST

    In 2023 on France 3 and in December 2022 on Paris Première.

In Competition

THE GYPSY BRIDE

Screening 17H00

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THE GYPSY BRIDE

Screening 17H00

Synopsis

The Gypsy Bride tells of the investigation into a gruesome murder. Elena Blanco, an experienced detective with the Case Analysis Squad, is an intelligent woman, obsessed with resolving her own personal horror and who sees herself sadly reflected in the pain of the Macayas, the parents of two young girls murdered six years apart. She and her team are in charge of finding the perpetrator of a cruel ritual.

 

Access restricted to people over 16 years old.

  • CREATION

    José Rodríguez, Antonio Mercero

  • SCRIPT

    José Rodríguez, Antonio Mercero, Jorge Díaz, Susana Martín Gijón

  • DIRECTING

    Paco Cabezas

  • CAST

    Nerea Barros, Darío Grandinetti, Ignacio Montes, Mona Martínez

In Competition

THE FANTASY: THE GENRE OF ALL RECORDS

Masterclasses for the public 18H00 - 19H00

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THE FANTASY: THE GENRE OF ALL RECORDS

Masterclasses for the public 18H00 - 19H00

In a few words

House of the Dragon, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, The Witcher… The most anticipated series of the year are all in the fantasy genre.

Infinite universes, a global cultural impact, records in audiences and budgets: a journey to the land of excess.

  • GUESTS:

  • LLOYD CHÉRY

    Le Point journalist and podcasts creator: C’est Plus que de la SF and C’est Plus que de la Fantasy.

  • JUSTINE BRETON

    Author of the Une histoire de feu et de sang : le Moyen Âge de Game of Thrones, co-author of Dictionnaire de la fantasy.
    Senior Lecturer in French Literature – University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne.

THE THIEF, HIS WIFE AND THE CANOE

Screening 19H30

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THE THIEF, HIS WIFE AND THE CANOE

Screening 19H30

Synopsis

Mired in debt, prison warden John Darwin fakes his disappearance during a canoe trip so that his wife and accomplice Anne can collect the insurance. After hiding for some time in a flat next to the family home, John Darwin decides to leave the country under a false identity and try his luck elsewhere…

Inspired by a true story, this series is told from the point of view of Anne, who represented herself at the trial as a woman under the influence of her husband.

 

Access restricted to people over 16 years old.

  • DIRECTING

    Richard Laxton

  • CAST

    Eddie Marsan, Monica Dolan

  • FRENCH BROADCAST

    POLAR+, 2023

In Competition

Saturday 19 November

LOUP – P’TIT LOUP: SIGNING SESSION WITH ÉLÉONORE THUILLIER

Signing sessions 10H30

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LOUP – P’TIT LOUP: SIGNING SESSION WITH ÉLÉONORE THUILLIER

Signing sessions 10H30

Free entry, without prior reservation.

 

Signing session with Éléonore Thuillier, cocreator and illustrator of Loup and P’tit Loup (Auzou Éditions) followed by distribution of gifts to children and a photocall with Loup!

SIGNING SESSION

50 SHADES OF GREEK, MEETING WITH JUL

Masterclasses for the public Screening 11H30 - 12H30

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50 SHADES OF GREEK, MEETING WITH JUL

Masterclasses for the public Screening 11H30 - 12H30

In a few words

In this adaptation of the famous comic by Jul, the greatest myths of Greek antiquity are revisited in a modern setting.

After the screening, Jul will meet the audience for a masterclass on his adaptation.

 

A signing session with Jul will follow in the bookshop aera !

  • CREATION AND SCRIPT

    Jul

  • DIRECTING

    Mathieu Signolet

  • CAST

    Valérie Lemercier, Sophia Aram, Frédéric Pierrot, Lison Daniel, Audrey Azoulay, François Busnel, Laurent Delahousse, Augustin Trapenard, Anaïs Demoustier, Enrico Macias, Anna Mouglalis and Michael Gregorio

  • FRENCH BROADCAST

    In December on ARTE and arte.tv.

SIGNING SESSION WITH JUL

Signing sessions 13H00

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SIGNING SESSION WITH JUL

Signing sessions 13H00

Free entry, without prior reservation.

 

Signing session with Jul, creator of 50 Shades of Greek or Silex and the City, both adapted on TV !

Jul will be at Marseille Series Stories to introduce the premiere of the third season of 50 Shades of Greek, Saturday november 19th at 11.30 a.m. (booking on this website).

SIGNING SESSION

WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN
AGED 9-11 – IN THE SHOES OF A SERIES WRITER!

Workshop for children 14H00 - 16H00

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WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN
AGED 9-11 – IN THE SHOES OF A SERIES WRITER!

Workshop for children 14H00 - 16H00

Aged 9-11

A two-hour workshop introducing children to the creative process of adapting a story into pictures.

In small groups, the budding scriptwriters will be guided through the following process:

– Reading of a short text

– Determining the key elements of the adaptation (genre, period, place, characters, etc.)

– Discussion with the storyboarders who will be at the workshop and who will capture the children’s stories in the form of pictures!

Each child will leave with the storyboard for their adaptation.

 

From the text Des ailes de grenouille by Svetlana Kirilina, Short Edition.

 

Workshop held with the participation of animation students from the Marie Curie High School – Marseille.

 

Workshop for children aged 9-11.

Limited to 2 children per household per booking.

 

Children registering for the workshop must be able to read and write.

 

A snack will be provided during the workshop.

Workshop for children

PRAY FOR BLOOD

Screening 14H30

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PRAY FOR BLOOD

Screening 14H30

Synopsis

A red note reporter joins forces with a police lieutenant and an INAH anthropologist and travels through Mexico City in pursuit of a ritual murderer whose peculiarity is to recreate ancient Aztec sacrifices.

 

Access restricted to people over 16 years old.

  • CREATION

    Zasha Robles

  • SCRIPT

    Bernardo Esquinca, Rodrigo Ordóñez, Santiago Rocagliolo, Natalia Mejia, Alejandro Gerber Bicecci

  • DIRECTING

    Luis Prieto, Hari Sama

  • CAST

    Ana Brenda Contreras, Aarón Díaz, Yoshira Escárrega

In Competition

THE AGE OF ANGER

Screening 17H00

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THE AGE OF ANGER

Screening 17H00

Synopsis

The Age of Anger begins with the brutal murder of a man, allegedly at the hands of his son Marcos, a teenager with no apparent problems. The incident falls like a bucket of cold water in the daily life of an institute where students and teachers wonder what went wrong for a popular boy, almost perfect, who ended up committing such a crime.

Throughout the episodes, we will learn more about this enigmatic young man and his environment, from his best friends, to his life in high school, going through the hard family events that he has had to face in the last months. Can all of this blow up Marcos and commit this horrible crime? And, most importantly… was it Marcos?

 

Access restricted to people over 16 years old.

  • CREATION

    Juanma Ruiz de Córdoba

  • SCRIPT

    Juanma Ruiz de Córdoba, Lucía Carballal

  • DIRECTING

    Jesús Rodrigo

  • CAST

    Manu Ríos, Amaia Aberasturi, Carlos Alcaide, Daniel Ibanez

In Competition

ROGUE HEROES

Screening 19H30

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ROGUE HEROES

Screening 19H30

Synopsis

Based on Ben Macintyre’s best-selling book of the same name, Rogue Heroes is a dramatised account of how the world’s greatest Special Forces unit, the SAS, was formed under extraordinary circumstances in the darkest days of World War Two.

 

Cairo, 1941. David Stirling – an eccentric young officer, hospitalised after a training exercise went wrong – is bored. Convinced that traditional commando units don’t work, he creates a radical plan that flies in the face of all accepted rules of modern warfare. He fights for permission to recruit the toughest, boldest and brightest soldiers for a small undercover unit that will create mayhem behind enemy lines.

More rebels than soldiers, Stirling’s team are every bit as complicated, flawed and reckless as they are astonishingly brave and heroic.

 

Access restricted to people over 16 years old.

  • CREATION AND SCRIPT

    Steven Knight

  • DIRECTING

    Tom Shankland

  • CAST

    Connor Swindells, Jack O’Connell, Alfie Allen, Sofia Boutella, Dominic West, Amir El-Masry, Dónal Finn, Jacob Ifan, Corin Silva

  • FRENCH BROADCAST

    Soon on CANAL+.

In Competition

Sunday 20 November

DAD

Screening 11H00 - 12H15

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DAD

Screening 11H00 - 12H15

Synopsis

Distribution of gifts to all children and contest.

 

Welcome to Dad’s house … or rather, to Dad’s daughters’ house. Panda, Ondine, Roxane and Bébérénice are four sisters aged 2, 8, 12 and 18, all as different as their respective mothers! What they do share is the same father, an actor who has landed the role of his life by caring for his four darling daughters.

  • CREATION

    Nob

  • DIRECTING

    Daniel Klein

  • FRENCH BROADCAST

    Every wednesday on M6 Kid.

Screening for children

WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN
AGED 7-8 – IN THE SHOES OF A SERIES WRITER!

Workshop for children 14H00 - 16H00

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Place Henri Verneuil, 13002 Marseille

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WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN
AGED 7-8 – IN THE SHOES OF A SERIES WRITER!

Workshop for children 14H00 - 16H00

Aged 7-8

A two-hour workshop introducing children to the creative process of adapting a story into pictures.

In small groups, the budding scriptwriters will be guided through the following process:

– Reading of a short text

– Determining the key elements of the adaptation (genre, period, place, characters, etc.)

– Discussion with the storyboarders who will be at the workshop and who will capture the children’s stories in the form of pictures!

Each child will leave with the storyboard for their adaptation.

 

From the text Des ailes de grenouille by Svetlana Kirilina, Short Edition.

 

Workshop held with the participation of animation students from the Marie Curie High School – Marseille.

 

Workshop for children aged 7-8.

Limited to 2 children per household per booking.

 

Children registering for the workshop must be able to read and write.

 

A snack will be provided during the workshop.

Workshop for children

THE CONFESSIONS OF FRANNIE LANGTON

Screening 14H30

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THE CONFESSIONS OF FRANNIE LANGTON

Screening 14H30

Synopsis

Set against the dazzling opulence of Georgian London, The Confessions of Frannie Langton, narrates Frannie’s journey from a Jamaican plantation to the grand Mayfair mansion of celebrated scientist George Benham and his exquisitely beautiful wife, Madame Marguerite Benham.

In a misguided and monstrous gesture Frannie is gifted to Benham by the man who owns her, John Langton, and she is employed as a maid in the household much to her chagrin.

As the plot twists and turns, events take a fateful turn as the Benhams are found murdered in their beds, with Frannie lying next to Marguerite. Frannie is accused of murder; a murder she has no recollection of, other than she couldn’t possibly have killed her mistress because she was devoted to her. Dragged away to prison, Frannie attempts to piece together the events of that night. She is deep into a laudanum addiction and unable to recall what happened.

Will Frannie recall the haunting events of that night? All she knows is she loved Marguerite passionately and cannot believe she would have hurt her. But if not Frannie, who did commit the double murder? Others have motive, but only Frannie is accused and she will hang if found guilty. What hope does she have of clearing her name?

 

Access restricted to people over 16 years old.

  • CREATION AND SCRIPT

    Written and adapted by Sara Collins

  • DIRECTING

    Andrea Harkin

  • CAST

    Karla-Simone Spence, Patrick Martins, Sophie Cookson

In Competition

WEDNESDAY

Screening 19H00

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WEDNESDAY

Screening 19H00

Synopsis

The series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday’s attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.

 

Closing Ceremony for people over 16 years old.

  • CREATION

    Alfred Gough, Miles Millar

  • SCRIPT

    Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Kayla Alpert, April Blair, Matt Lambert

  • DIRECTING

    Tim Burton

  • CAST

    Jenna Ortega, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán

  • FRENCH BROADCAST

    On Netflix, November 23th.

CLOSING CEREMONY