In its traditional end of November New York City tour, TV France International (TVFI) organized a screening of trailers of French TV series and a panel discussion in the Big Apple.
This time the event was hosted by the French Institute Alliance Française, which has much smaller facilities than the French Cultural Center, where the event was previously held.
Among the panelists were (from l. to r. in the photo above): Frank Pugliese (American writer and co-showrunner of Netflix’s House of Cards), Fanny Herrero (French writer/creator of TF1’s Call My Agent), Bradford Winters (American writer/producer of Epix’s Berlin Station), Alex Berger (French-American writer/producer of Canal Plus’ The Bureau) and Jörg Winger (from Germany, co-creator of RTL and AMC’s Deutschland 83). The panelists are pictured in the photo above.
Representing TVFI was Hervé Michel, who became president of the association earlier this year.
The event had the feel of a cinephile get-together more than an industry gathering, with an academic moderator steering the conversation toward esoteric topics. The screenings and panel were followed by a cocktail reception.