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Preparatory Action Writing European
29 29+00:00 September, 2022 @ 8:00 - 17:00
Preparatory Action Writing European (PPPA-MEDIA-2022-WRITINGEU)
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In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
- be legal entities (in particular non-profit organisations, public or private bodies, educational institutions and research centres)
- Be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
- EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs);
- Beneficiaries and affiliated entities must register in the Participant Register — before submitting the proposal — and will have to be validated by the Central Service (REA Validation). For the validation, they will be requested to upload documents showing legal status and origin. Other entities may participate in other consortium roles, such as associated partners, subcontractors, third parties giving in-kind contributions, etc (see section 13 of the Call document).
Increased global competition in the audio-visual sector makes international cooperation in scriptwriting ever more crucial. Such cooperation is particularly necessary at European level to allow European players to scale up and face the increasing risk of ‘brain-drain’ of European audio-visual professionals towards third countries.
The objective of the proposed scheme is to respond to the need for European storytelling suitable for co-production and that can travel across borders.
In addition, in order to bring out stories that reflect our European culture, both the one that we have in common and the one specific to our respective countries, we must encourage the emergence of strong teams of creators (e.g., screenwriters, showrunners, other authors, etc.) from several Member States.
The purpose of this preparatory action “Writing European” is to help the European audio-visual industry to develop excellence in creating and writing high-quality drama content and foster innovative storytelling. It aims to promote co-writing practices, thereby also enlarging the experience of creative talents working on fiction series.
Applicants are invited to setup creative hubs that can achieve the above objectives as well as the following priorities:
- Improve the knowledge and capacity of creative talents in the creation of fiction series and foster the emergence of strong teams/hubs of European creative talents (e.g., scriptwriters, editors, showrunners, producers) coming from diverse backgrounds and nationalities;
- Facilitate collaborations that follow a learning-by-doing approach, enabling creative talents to work on a set of different projects in parallel;
- Identify and implement working methods for co-writing, from the conceptualisation and early stage of storytelling, to matchmaking with potential buyers;
- Ensure contacts with industry leaders, producers or commissioners of audio-visual works (e.g., distributors, buyers, platforms, broadcasters) to enhance the talents’ understanding of the market trends and dynamics;
- Scout and select talents, for instance through open calls or prizes;
- Enhance the use of:
- innovative technologies and market intelligence that can affect the creative process (e.g. cognitive neuroscience, data analytics, artificial intelligence);
- o intellectual property rights management as it secures creative autonomy and fair remuneration of creators.
Activities that can be funded (scope)
- activities related to co-writing/concept development/prewriting/conceptualisation for the creation of high-level European fiction series content (including through support to third parties such as scriptwriters, authors, showrunners, producers or other members of the creative team);
- activities of the collaborative hub/writers-room, in particular organising the process of co-creating European fiction series, including coordination tasks, mentoring activities, governance or management, activities of match-making with potential buyers;
- advertising or promotion, in particular to scout for new talents or organise a competition to ensure excellence and diverse participation in the project;
- activities aimed at the creation and dissemination of replicable innovative models and methodologies for writing high-end European audio-visual content;
- data studies, research, including the use of digital technologies that can affect the creative process (e.g., cognitive neuroscience or artificial intelligence tools) or market intelligence and audience measurements directly related to the needs of the project;
- dissemination activities and promotion of the project’s results
Projects that are already eligible in the framework of the Creative Europe Programme, are not eligible, such as:
- projects submitted by individual/a group of writers, scriptwriters, authors or producers aiming at the development of a pre-defined (slate of) audiovisual work(s);
- projects primarily focusing on training activities.
The available call budget is 3.000.000,00 €.
Project budget (maximum grant amount): No limit.
The costs will be reimbursed at the funding rate fixed in the Grant Agreement (70%).
Projects should not normally exceed 36 months.