UGC Writers Campus 2020

UGC Writers Campus by Series Mania is an intensive writing workshop conducted in English, open to upcoming screenwriters.

During a week, twenty selected writers will attend workshops, masterclasses and one-to-one sessions with experimented professionals, whom will also accompany them as mentors in the development of their project. In a final showcase, participants pitch their project to industry professionals attending Series Mania Forum.

The call for applications is now closed.

The next edition will take place from March 20th to 27th at Lille, under the supervision of Lorraine Sullivan.


UGC Writers Campus by Series Mania presents an unique opportunity for international creators to develop projects.  Over the course of one week, the workshop offers participants a concrete understanding of the market by focusing on the necessity to engage audiences and to answer the industry’s needs as well as adressing key dramaturgic and narrative strategies, essential to series.

At the heart of Series Mania Forum, UGC Writers Campus functions as an incubator where writers are immersed in an environment dedicated to their work with incredible access to renowned tutors, mentors and industry decision-makers. During the previous editions,  Sarah Treem (In Treatment, The Affair) and André & Maria Jacquemetton (Mad Men) were invited as patrons.


The call for applications is now closed. For any question, you can send an email to

Call for applications dates : 4th November 2019 – 18th December 2019.


UGC Writers Campus will take place in two parts:

From March 20-24: workshops and sessions at La Plaine Images

From March 25-27: industry meetings, conferences and round table pitches at Lille Grand Palais during Series Mania Forum

Head of the UGC Writers Campus

Lorraine Sullivan

Lorraine was responsible for French film acquisitions at Canal+. In 2010, she created the first London TV series festival. From 2013 to 2016, she was director of Serial Eyes, the first European training course for writing and TV series production at the Berlin Film School, in partnership with the London Film School and the Danish Film School.



For any question not addressed in the FAQ, please write to:

+ 33 (0) 1 88 40 16 53 

In partnership with:

With the support of:

Partner schools

La Fémis (Paris – France)

Le Conservatoire Européen d’Ecritures Audiovisuelle, two-years program (Paris – France)

Serial Eyes (DFFB, Berlin – Germany)

The London Film School (London – United Kingdom)

The Sam Spiegel Film School (Jerusalem – Israel)

Midpoint (Prague – Czech Republic)

Scuola Holden (Torino – Italy)

INSAS (Brussels – Belgium)

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