Julianna Margulies to Host Master Class at Paris’ Series Mania Festival

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Julianna Marguiles

The actress will take part in the French television festival.

Julianna Margulies will host a master class during April's Series Mania television festival in Paris, organizers unveiled Wednesday.

The festival also will screen favorite episodes from the Emmy and Golden Globe winner’s career, including from hit series ER and The Good Wife.

Margulies adds another big name to the lineup that includes Damon Lindelof.

Series Mania, which was created in 2009 amid an explosion of original TV series, has grown to a 10-day extravaganza that includes splashy premieres and an international jury competition section.

In recent years it has attracted top talent, including Cuba Gooding Jr., Taraji P. Henson and Bobby Cannavale, as well as power producers and creators David Chase (The Sopranos), Frank Spotnitz (X-Files, The Man in the High Castle), Clyde Phillips (Dexter) and best-selling author Harlan Coben discussing his first show (The Five).

It’s also scored big premieres, with last year’s Vinyl screening before its HBO debut and Wayward Pines unspooling in 2015 after bypassing a premiere at MIPTV just two weeks before. This year, the first two episodes of The Leftovers’ third and final season will open the festival with a premiere at the Grand Rex theater.

The event also launched its first competition last year, with Argentine crime drama El Marginal taking the top prize. This year, Lindelof will also serve as jury president.

While the festival has become France’s top series festival, there is competition on the horizon, with the city of Cannes planning a rival event that is scheduled to coincide with MIPTV. That project was announced earlier this year, and the city will unveil its plans April 3.

Series Mania will run April 13-23.

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