Series Mania, the TV drama showcase held in Lille, France, is postponing its 2021 edition to Aug. 26-Sept. 2 due to the pandemic. The event was previously set for late May.
The Series Mania Forum will run Aug. 30-Sept. 1. The edition will have hybrid component as well with Series Mania Digital, the online platform, complementing the live event for this who may not be able to travel.
“We are beyond grateful to the Hauts-de-France region and the city of Lille who have worked tirelessly to help us secure these dates in August and September,” said Rodolphe Belmer, president of Series Mania.
“Everyone involved is keenly aware of the importance of Series Mania as the place where television series begin, as well as the value of an in-person physical event. I cannot begin to thank everyone enough, and just as important, I can’t wait to welcome everyone to Lille,” said Bemer.
“With these newly revised dates, we are confident that we will be able to once again focus on our original mission of bringing people together in a friendly, in-person, networking environment. And now, most of all, a safe and healthy environment thanks to the vaccine,” added Laurence Herszberg, founder and general director of Series Mania.
“Of all industries, the entertainment business is first and foremost a people business and what better way to gather once again after many months of separation than to celebrate in Lille with face-to-face meetings, world premiere screenings, and much more,” said Herszberg.