Beta Film unveils extended SERIESMANIA line-up, amplifying crime slate with HOMEJACKING

Munich/Lille, 5 March 2024. Beta Film has picked up international distribution rights to edgy thriller series Homejacking by Lupin-scriptwriter Tigran Rosine. The series will celebrate its world premiere on 21 March at SERIESMANIA’s French Competition section. Besides, Tasse Film-produced Soviet Jeans out of Latvia and Trimafilm-produced 30 Days of Lust out of Germany have been selected as part of SERIESMANIA’s International Panorama Competition. Beta Film’s CCO Koby Gal Raday and SERIESMANIA’s Managing Director Laurence Herszberg will announce the winners of the second edition of the coveted SERIESMAKERS initiative on 20 March.

At SERIESMANIA’s Forum, Beta’s Veronika Kovacova will elaborate on the fresh wave of creativity for series coming from the Balkans, joining Orestis Plakias, producer of Greek’s newest TV sensation The Beach, for which Beta Film handles world sales, together with other creatives from the region. The panel takes place on Tuesday, 19 March at 1pm.

Beta’s Managing Director Moritz von Kruedener will take the stage together with key players in worldwide distribution, highlighting successful international collaborations and production capacity growth in the CEE on Wednesday, March 20 at 4.15pm.

Homejacking (6x1h), written and created by Tigran Rosine (Lupin, Cassandre, Contact, Murders in…) and Florent Meyer (Blackspot, The Island of Thirty Coffins, Murders in…) in collaboration with Emmanuelle Faguer, is set in an affluent suburban residence where one morning, a middle-class couple is the victim of an intrusion by a hooded assailant. No one know yet what he is looking for, but deep in their basement lies a secret that was hidden for decades…

The six-parter is directed by Hervé Hadmar (Pigalle, la nuit; Au-delà des murs) and produced by Lincoln TV with the participation of OCS, launching on the French pay-TV channel in spring this year.

World Premiere: 21 March at 5pm

Soviet Jeans (8x1h) is dramedy based on true stories about the power of blue jeans and Rock’n’Roll in Latvia during the time of the U.S.S.R. The young rock music fan Renars (Karlis Arnolds Avots) is sent to a mental asylum for political reasons, where he starts illegal production of counterfeit US cult jeans with his inmates. They flood the black market while the KGB tries to discover the people behind the business.

Soviet Jeans is produced by Tasse Film, financed by European Regional Development fund and National Film centre of Latvia, co-financed by Go3 and TV3, sponsored by DEPO and ORLEN Latvia.

International Premiere: 20 March at 6pm

30 Days of Lust (8xhalf hour) follows high school sweethearts Freddy and Zeno, both about to turn thirty. A daring experiment puts their 15-year relationship to the test: 30 days of sex with whomever they want. Can it do the trick? Or will this risky escapade end up crushing them?

The series is produced by Trimafilm in coproduction with SWR, funded by FFF Bayern and MFG Baden-Württemberg. 

World Premiere: 16 March at 6pm

Representing the Beta Group in the International Competition, Herrhausen – The Banker and The Bomb, produced by subsidiaries Sperl Film- und Fernsehproduktion and X-Filme Creative Pool, centers around Alfred Herrhausen, the visionary banker and Deutsche Bank CEO during the 1980s, when Germany was split between East and West.  

International Premiere: 20 March at 20.30pm  

You can meet us at the Beta Film Booth, BUSINESS LOUNGE NO. 3, on the 4th floor SERIESMANIA Forum.