SeriesLab Story Editing

SeriesLab Story Editing 2024

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For TV and film professionals interested in being trained as story editors, working with scriptwriters, writer-directors and creative producers in the writing and development of their TV series projects.


SeriesLab Story Editing is a hands-on training programme for professionals who want to work with writers, writer-directors and producers in the development of their TV series projects.

The programme is addressed to people who are interested in deepening their knowledge of how to nurture a TV series from idea to a marketable sales package; learning about the story and script development process of fiction TV series projects - originals and adaptations; limited and ongoing formats; series and serials - and gaining experience of working with peer-to-peer group development.

The purpose of the training course is to provide an insight into the process of creating a fiction TV series project – focusing on the early scriptwriting stage.

SeriesLab Story Editing takes place over a period of approx. 6 months, from June to November 2024, and foresees three 5-day long residential workshops (June, September, and November). It ends up with a final industry pitching presentation during the TFL Meeting Event in Turin.  

For a complete overview of the programme, please visit the SeriesLab Story Editing page.

SeriesLab is organised by TorinoFilmLab - National Museum of Cinema with the support of 
Creative Europe – MEDIA Sub-programme of the European Union. SeriesLab 2024  is realised in partnership with VAF - Flanders Audiovisual Fund, hosting the 1st workshop in Belgium; and with Ayuntamiento de Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid and Madrid Film Office, thanks to which the 2nd residential workshop will take place in Madrid, Spain.

If you missed the SeriesLab and SeriesLab Story Editing 2024 Q&A online session with the Head of Studies Eszter Angyalosy please contact

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday 1st March 2024, 12:00 p.m. CET (noon).



SeriesLab Story Editing is open to TV professionals - story consultants, producers, readers for production companies/film funds, development executives and story editors working for broadcasters or production companies, etc. - from all over the world.

Film professionals without relevant experience with TV series projects but with an interest in learning how to work professionally on serialized fiction narratives, or TV professionals previously working only on non-fiction formats (documentary, reality, competition, soaps, etc.) may also apply.

Eligibility criteria:

a. Applicants must confirm their full availability for all the residential and online workshops, as well as for the TFL Meeting Event. They also must commit to working on their assignments between workshops.

b. The working language of all SeriesLab workshops, meetings, and events is English; thus, a good knowledge of English is mandatory in order to participate.

c. Applicants without any kind of TV or film background are not eligible.


Participation fee: 1,500 Euro (+ VAT, if due).

The fee covers training activities (residential and online sessions) and organizational support (including accommodations and part of the subsistence during the residential workshops). Participants must pay their travel costs.

Our commitment is to guarantee accessibility to the TFL’s activities to as many talented participants as possible and to ensure diversity and inclusion through selection of projects/participants.

Across TFL programmes, a limited number of scholarships - covering half of the participation fee - will be available for participants from racial and ethnic underrepresented groups and/or being from a country not providing scholarships for this kind of training; or participants in any other proven situation of need for financial support. We strongly encourage our applicants to research and apply for financial support within your national/regional funding bodies first, who may have bursaries and grants to cover the training costs.

In addition, thanks to the support of Ayuntamiento de Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid and Madrid Film Office one professional from Madrid selected in SeriesLab Story Editing 2024 will be offered a scholarship covering half of the participation fee.


1st residential workshop: 31st May – 6th June (Leuven, Belgium) 
2nd residential workshop: 9th – 14th September 2024 (Madrid, Spain) 
3rd residential workshop, final presentation and meetings: end of November (Turin, Italy)
Plus, some online sessions in between the workshops.


The requested materials – to be submitted all together in one single PDF and all in English – are:
- an updated CV with relevant references/job experience (2 pages maximum);
- a motivation letter explaining why you would like to work as a development professional in the TV industry;
- a 1-minute video presentation in which you reveal something we must know about you (feel free to be creative!). The video should be uploaded on YouTube, Vimeo, or Google Drive. The link should be included in the application form;
- a short presentation for communication purposes (including the information listed HERE);

The written material must be redacted using the font Courier, 12 points.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Friday 1st March 2024, 12:00 p.m. CET (noon).

Click on the "APPLY NOW!" button in the right-side column of this page to access the application form. Before starting the application process, you need to create an account on the TFL platform.

For more information please contact:

in partnership with
  • Madrid Ayuntamento
  • Madrid Comunidad
  • Vaf

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