Series Mania postponed to May
The French television festival series Mania was pushed back from its usual March home amid the coronavirus pandemic. The event in Lille will take place from May 28th to June 5th. The Series Mania Forum will take place June 1-3. Registration will open online on January 18th. “Given the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we believe these dates are the perfect timeframe for the Mania 2021 series in the warmer months of May and June,” said President Rodolphe Belmer. He added that the event will return on a March date in 2022. The series Mania was canceled this year and was supposed to host the world premieres of shows like the drama Eva Green The lights and Sky Atlantic Small birds.
Tony Todd Sci-Fi Receives Sales Agreement
EXCLUSIVE: LA-based Fairway Film Alliance has acquired the worldwide sales rights for surreal science fiction titles Destination Marfa with Tony Todd and Stelio Savante directed by Andy Stapp. The film follows four lifelong friends who decide to get off the road and venture into the town of Marfa, West Texas, where they encounter mysterious lights as the lines between reality and fantasy become increasingly blurred. Todd (Candy man) and Savante (Incredulous) opposing forces play in the city. Producers are Stelio Savante and Starla Christian. The film is the passion project of screenwriter, director and executive producer Andy Stapp and was shot on location across Texas.