This week is the kick off of Canneseries, a five-week long immersive screenwriting residency. The residency, which has been developed by UCA in association with Serial Eyes (DFFB, Berlin) has selected eight talented international authors to develop projects over the course of the programme. Sophie McVeigh, a 2017 MA Screenwriting graduate has been selected for the first intake of this prestigious programme. When asked for comment, Sophie stated:

I think the Canneseries Institute is a fantastic opportunity for new writers and I'm amazed and overjoyed to have been accepted onto the program! The chance to spend nearly six weeks in the south of France developing a TV series with writers from all over the world, to be mentored by such experienced professionals, to have the chance to work so closely with Canal+ and to be a part of the first ever Canneseries Festival is like a dream come true for me. It's great that TV series are being recognised as an art form alongside film, and I'm very excited to be a part of the festival's inaugural year.

Above Photo Credit: (Photos of Sophie McVeigh's Instagram from her arrival in Cannes, France for the attendance of the programme.)

Sophie will be working on a project that has been pitched to the judges on the Canneseries and Canal+ panel. The hope is that some of the projects may go into development at Canal+. London Film School is a partner school of Canneseries. Participants that take part in Canneseries and the Cannes International Series Festival will attend screenings of new series, numerous master classes and other events. They will also be able to participate in ‘In Development’, the Series Creation Forum proposed by Canneseries and MIPTV. KEY

Best of luck to Sophie and all the participants of Canneseries. London Film School is proud to be a partner school of the this new programme.