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Agathe Berman

Berman, a.k.a the Pitchologist is a pitch expert/producer/writer/teacher/artistic consultant. She trains and curates international film industry PITCHING SESSIONS - SeriesMania Co Production forum, Unifrance TV events, Transylvania Pitch Stop, TorinoFilmLab, Haifa FilmFestival, MIA Rome, CineVentana Sur Madrid, BalkanFilm Market, Odessa FilmFestival & pitching workshops - Eureka SeriesMania Institute, MidPoint, Series classes in La Femis, Paris, Torino Series Lab. She has produced over 60 films as a partner of Paris-based Films d'Ici. Her credits include award-winning productions directed by talents such as Cédric Klapisch, Richard Copans, Louise Hémon, Gilles Bannier and Christophe Honoré. Since 2018, with her company – AgatheBermanStudio – she has been developing her “pitchology” expertise, along with mixed-media projects. Trained in Polygram Fastlane Media Program (London, Los Angeles), mastered in linguistics, cinema & media (Paris Sorbonne).

AC Coppens

Coppens is a strategist, conference curator, speaker and the founder of THE CATALYSTS, a Berlin-based boutique agency for innovative and creative players working at the intersection of Digital Technologies and Film, Immersive Media, Music, Sound and the Arts. They advise and mentor teams on strategic planning, business & audience development. The multi-disciplinary agency is also investigating new developments across emerging tech, arts and culture, and designs programs to turn conferences into sites of knowledge exchange and co-creation.

Arnaud Louvet

Louvet is a French screenwriter, story editor and producer based in Florence, Italy. After 10 years of experience as Commissioning Editor at ARTE Drama Departement, he started working as free-lance screenwriter and independent producer. Notable titles include Io Sono Li”winner of the Lux Prize for Best European Film 2012, the mini-series “Virage Nord” winner of the Best Series prize at the Festival de la Fiction La Rochelle 2014. Within the Series Mania Institute and the Cinefondation Cannes IFF, Arnaud is also actively supporting the training of the next generation of film and TV talent.

Joe Peracchio

Producer and screenwriter Joe Peracchio has written for Deception and The Flash. He was a writer and actor for the Emmy nominated Fences on PBS for two seasons and has worked as a writer and producer on over 60 episodes of primetime network TV. He currently serves as Consulting Producer on several drama series in development with Netflix International. Joe is a professor of TV drama writing and screenwriting at USC.

Hagai Levi

Hagai Levi is a writer, director and producer who, among others, wrote and directed the adaptation of Scenes from a Marriage for HBO, in 2015 Levi won the Golden Globe award for best drama series as the co-creator and co-producer of the series The Affair (Showtime, 2014); he co-created, co-directed and co-produced the HBO series Our Boys which won the Israeli academy award for best series. In 2005, Levi created, co-produced and co-directed the Israeli TV series BiTipul, later adapted to the HBO's series In Treatment (2007-2010).

Dr. Michal Ben David

Dr. Michal Ben-David is a creative leadership consultant and lecturer. Prior to her current roles, Michal had a successful career in the Israeli TV entertainment industry spanning 25 years. Michal holds a PhD in Culture, Media, and Creative Industries from King's College London and an MBA from the Berlin School of Creative Leadership. She specializes in the creative process and in Generative AI storytelling.

Daphna Levin

Levin is an award-winning director and screenwriter who has worked on numerous TV shows, including the hit Israeli series, In Treatment, that sold to HBO, for which she won two Israeli TV Academy Awards. She wrote and directed the TV drama Three Fingers, nominated for Best TV Drama and she co-created Euphoria which was made into a hit by HBO.


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