TV PROGRAMMEDepartment / Unit TV

Children's Drama Series

“The Saboteurs”, BBCAlba, Scotland

The Eurovision Children’s Drama Series is a production of high-quality, original dramas for an audience of 6 to 9 year olds.

The stories feature 8 to 11 year old children – from all social backgrounds – who play an active role in their own and others’ lives.

With a minimum of dialogue, the story is told through strong emotions that the young audience can empathize with, and a chain of actions and reactions.

For more than 20 years, the series has been based on the principle of ‘make one, take all’, i.e. each broadcaster produces one episode and receives the others for free. The only other cost is a contribution to a central budget covering the executive producer and EBU’s coordination costs.

Programmes in distribution: the series from previous years are available for sale. Please contact the EBU for further information.

Participation Schedule 2017

  • January: Deadline to confirm participation / Selection of a national Director / Producer / Submission of 2 story proposals
  • February: Production Meeting with the Executive Producer
  • April: Final treatment available
  • May - June: Scripting phase
  • September: Filming phase
  • October: Delivery of films to the EBU (screening + broadcast versions)
  • December: Screening and Exchange of films

Additional information on format

  • Stories for Children aged 6 to 9 year olds
  • Protagonist should be between 8 to 11 years old
  • Character driven, action, adventure and fantasy
  • Max. 5’ narration, visually driven

Participation Fee

Between EUR 5,000 and EUR 9,000 depending on the number of participants.

Rights

10 years (as of 31 December of the production year) / exclusive, transferable and worldwide in any language.
 

Details

Genre

Production status

Format
Drama episodes

Duration
15’ Drama episodes

Language
National languages with English script International version delivered

Year of production
2017

Delivery
December 2017

Executive Producer
Beryl Richards (Strangford Pictures Ltd., UK)

Participating Broadcasters
CTV, S4C, HRT, RTS, RTE, ABU, BBCAlba, BNT and ARD/SR

Budget/Cost
Between EUR 5,000 and EUR 9,000 depending on the number of participants

Contact details

Karen Simha
Project Manager
TV
+41 22 717 2885
simha@ebu.ch