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Series Mania 2023: Michael Sheen, Margot Bancilhon Take Top Acting Prizes

The Iranian series The Actor from director Nima Javidi picked up the top Grand Prize jury award at Series Mania, the international TV festival that wrapped in Lille, France on Friday night. The drama from Iran is led by the Venice best actor winner Navid Mohammadzadeh and follows two down and out actors struggling to […]

2023 Series Mania: Four Key Takeaways

National protests in France threatened to disrupt the 2023 Series Mania television festival and international industry summit, but, in the end, the 2023 event went off without a hitch. Members of the global TV industry gathered in the northern French city of Lille to celebrate the best in new small-screen drama and ponder the future […]

Casey Bloys Would Have Taken “Another Two Seasons” of ‘Succession’

Casey Bloys would have taken another two seasons of Succession. Speaking at a packed final keynote session at the Series Mania festival in Lille on Thursday, the HBO and HBO Max chairman and CEO said the decision to finish Jesse Armstrong’s award-winning and critically acclaimed dramedy, about the trials and tribulations of the Logan family […]

‘Westworld’ Showrunner Lisa Joy on How A.I. is Turning the Sci-Fi Show Into “a Documentary”

“[Westworld] was science fiction when we started, and now it’s much more like a documentary film,” said Lisa Joy, the creator and showrunner of the hit HBO series, about a dystopian world with self-aware artificial intelligence. “With Chat GPT and advances in A.I., these issues are becoming more and more relevant today.” Joy, speaking at […]

‘It’s a Sin,’ ‘Happy Valley’ Producer Nicola Shindler to Receive Series Mania Women in Series Award

Nicola Shindler, CEO of Quay Street Production and the producer of such acclaimed British series as It’s A Sin, Queer as Folk and Happy Valley, has been named the recipient of this year’s Woman in Series award by international television festival Series Mania. Series Mania founder and general director Laurence Herszberg and Francesco Capurro, director […]