Series Mania, CNC (France’s National Center for Cinema and Moving Image), and Israel’s Gesher Multicultural Film Fund have announced a call for applications for the first edition of the Franco-Israeli “Co-Writing Residency for Drama Series.” This project will enable 10 screenwriters — five French and five Israeli — to work in pairs and mutually discover the writing methods of the two countries and develop series projects with strong international ambitions. Two writing workshops will be organized in the coming months. The first will be held in Israel in the fall and the second will take place in France in spring 2020. The projects developed in this framework will be presented next year during Series Mania, to be held March 20-28, 2020, with the Series Mania Forum set for March 25-27, 2020. Applicants have until September 30 to submit their projects for consideration.