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Conecta Fiction reveals physical & virtual plans ahead of September event

Spanish co-production forum Conecta Fiction – known as Conecta Fiction Reboot this year – has provided details of its line-up ahead of the physical and virtual event next month.

The rebranded Conecta Fiction Reboot takes place 1-3 September at the Baluarte Conference Centre in Pamplona-Iruña in Spain and will offer keynotes, pitching sessions and panels.

A ‘connection platform’ is also being launched that will remain active online for all registered participants until 11 September.

Géraldine Gonard, director of Conecta Fiction, said the event would mark the resumption of “the face-to-face activity in the international television fiction industry.” Organisers unveiled the event earlier this year, with a first slate of sessions launched in June.

Gonard added: “For the second phase, we already have more than 400 accredited professionals, 50% of whom are executives who registered to attend the on-site event in Pamplona or have opted for ‘hybrid format’ registration and will decide at the last minute, depending on the circumstances, because there is total flexibility.”

Both the government and organisers “are committed to guarantee the health and wellbeing of all the participants who come to Pamplona”, Gonard said, adding that organisers “are working on new virtual contents and formats to keep the audience connected from anywhere in the world and in online access until September.”

Highlights include sessions with: Leonardo Aranguibel, head of production, operations & strategy for Disney in Lat Am & US Hispanics; Montse García Álvarez, director of fiction at Spain’s Atresmedia; Fernando López-Puig, content director at Spain’s TVE; and Domingo Corral, director of original production at Movistar+.

César Benítez, executive producer & president at prodco Plano a Plano will also feature, along with composer Vanessa Garde, director David Beriain and Félix Viscarret.

Financing workshops will also take place, along with four pitching sessions that include 28 projects. Panels will also explore the tastes of the global Spanish-speaking audience, the growth of the ‘dramatised documentary’, and the connection between a TV show’s music and its viewers.

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