Vlad Ryashin is in the jury board of Series Projects Pitching!

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Announcing participants of Odesa IFF ScripTeast Series Projects Pitching within the framework of professional section Film Industry Office


This year the professional section of the 8th Odesa Film Festival – FILM INDUSTRY OFFICE – will be held from 18 to 21 of July. This year section will include Odesa IFF ScripTeast Series Projects .

Odesa IFF ScripTeast Series Projects is organized by Odesa International Film Festival, supported by Star Media, biggest film company in Ukraine,  and powered by ScripTeast, European master training programme for the best Eastern European Scriptwriters organized by Independent Film Foundation. The winner of the pitching will receive a prize from the company Star Media – a complex of post-production services for the amount of 10 thousand dollars.

This year 5 projects have been selected for participation in the 2017 ScripTeast Series Projects Pitching:

  • Tartarus, Poland, writer Wiktor Piatkowski, Joanna Niczyj, Ivan Pavlović
  • New Gypsies, Bulgaria, writer Markova Teodora, Ivanov Georgi, Tinchev Vladislav
  • RED MAFIYA, Ukraine, writer Alexey Mamedov, Sergey Korotun
  • Fata Morgana, Hungary /US, Zsofia Ruttkay, Gabor Papp, Tamas Bezsenyi


The Public ScripTeast Series Projects Pitching presentations to the potentially interested TV-broadcasters, platform operators, distributors and co-producers will be held on July, 19th in the framework of the Film Industry Office. In jury will be:

  • Vlad Ryashin - general producer, Star Media, Ukraine
  • Thomas  Coan - Senior Vice President of Scripted Programming, NBC Universal, Great Britain
  • Frederic Lavigne - Head of Film Education and Programmer of the Film, Forum des Images, Series Mania, France 
  • Louise Gigon  - Head of TV development, Haut et Court, France
  • Brigitta Manthey - Advisor Film Funding, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, Germany
  • JOKER (a key player industry representative)


Film Industry Office was founded as a platform for professional communication and for supporting Ukrainian film projects, as well as a place where we can discuss the main tendencies and the crucial questions of the future development of the industry, and introduce Ukraine to the international film industry professionals.