DETECt and Serial Eyes are looking for the next great European crime series!
We are looking for proposals for TV series in the crime genre for either broadcast or streaming services. The proposed show should push the genre in unexpected ways, using crime narratives to explore the richness and complexity of European society. An international jury of top industry professionals will review the final five submissions. The winning author(s) will be invited to attend the DETECt final project conference in Rome in June 2021.
Call for Projects
What We Are Looking For
Contest Submission Requirements
Our jury consists of top industry professionals involved in the creation and distribution of crime series:
- Karen Hassan, Cattleya
- Steve Matthews, HBO Europe
- Giacomo Poletti, Mediaset Group
- Eva Van Leeuwen, Netflix
General conditions of participation
- Eligibility: Only writers who are legal residents of the European Union or the United Kingdom may submit.
- The copyright and rights of use of the submitted materials remain with the submitter(s).
3. The submitted works may not be based on works protected by third-party copyright unless permission is granted and documented.
4. The submitter(s) confirms that the project has not been optioned or purchased by a third party at the time of submission.
5. DETECt or its partners are not obligated to option or produce any of the submitted projects.
6. DETECt guarantees that the submissions will only be made available to people involved in the selection process.
The Serial Eyes Crime Series Webinar
In conjunction with the contest, Serial Eyes offers a webinar on writing crime series. In regular weekly instalments Serial Eyes faculty discuss the fascination of writing crime and explain the dramaturgical elements that make up a good crime series. You can follow this webinar series on the DETECt YouTube channel.
Watch the Webinar: