March 25, 2016
By Megan Khaw
Paris, France– The Series Mania Festival will take things higher for its seventh season in the light of its growing popularity of TV series and this professional sector on an international scale.
More than 30 guests are expected at this year’s event to talk to audiences after screenings or within the framework of special sessions. Among the highpoints is the public interview and career tribute to celebrated show-runner of The Sopranos, David Chase. Cuba Gooding Jr. will be exploring the character of O.J. Simpson that he plays in one of the America’s current hit shows (American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson). Showrunner Clyde Phillips (Dexter) will be there for the world premier screening of his latest creation, Feed the Beast.
The 2016 edition will focus on originality and innovation, offering all participants a unique showcase of international small-screen creativity magnified onto the big screen.
Series Mania will be taking over two theaters in the UGC Ciné Cité Les Halles movie complex in addition to its screening rooms in the Forum des images for the 50+ series screened during this new edition. The Festival will be hosting its Rock ’n’ Roll opening night event in the legendary Grand Rex cinema in Paris, with a screening of the pilot of Vinyl, the new series from Martin Scorsese.
For festival-goers, it’s all about watching, listening, and sharing some great experiences and Series Mania will be providing plenty of special screenings like
the complete series screening of Capital, a marathon of offbeat comedies, and a “work-in-progress” session with Marseille.