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Elizabeth López

Director of SGAE Audiovisual &

EWC Advisory Board Member

As director of SGAE audiovisual, Elizabeth makes it her goal to fight for authors rights in Spain (writers and directors), and around the world. She represents her colleagues and makes sure their demands are being heard.

"For SGAE audiovisual, it was very important to jump on this project (EWC) because it is what the market is demanding. We are in a global market right now (...). There is a new behavior in the audiovisual sector that is coming up, which is the co-production between many countries, many languages, many ways of working, and all that is put together in the EWC camps." Elizabeth López

Elizabeth has a strong proven track as head of audiovisual contents, programming and acquisitions, and as an international executive producer. On top of that, Elizabeth has more than 30 years of experience in the audiovisual industry as both a writer and director. Before joining SGAE as their audiovisual director, Elizabeth had a rich career as head of programming and contents at Aragon, Spain; as founder and director of Canal Cocina, Spain; and as the Spanish correspondent for NBC Europe; in addition to being the author of several books such as “Communication on TV. A guide for TV presenters” and “Big brother and what’s next.”

The Spanish Society Authors and Publishers / Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (SGAE), based in Madrid, is the main society for composers and lyricists (Music section), scriptwriters, screenwriters, directors, translators and adapters (Audiovisual section) and playwriters and choreographers (Performing Arts section). On top of being an organism for the management of rights, SGAE promotes the continuous formation of its members and the diffusion of their works around the world.

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Pauline Rocafull

Director of the Cité Européenne des Scénaristes

Pauline's role at the Cité Européenne des Scénaristes is to manage the team of La Cité to implement the major guidelines of the Board of Directors. She also actively make suggestions to ensure La Cité retains its spirit of innovation.

"The collaboration between La Cité and EWC is a daily delight. Kindness, fluidity, creativity are the key words. We take pleasure in our work and deliver excellent results. What more could you ask for?" Pauline Rocafull

As graduate of Science-Po Toulouse and Celsa, Pauline initially worked in the communication sector (especially within the Nuclear Production Department at EDF) before becoming a screenwriter. She has written for several French series such as CAÏN (France 2), POUR SARAH (TF1), and the soap opera PLUS BELLE LA VIE (France 3). She was also the screenwriter for several films that provide a perspective on the contemporary world, like UNE FEMME À ABATTRE (Arte), which won the award for best screenplay at the La Rochelle Festival in 2008.

 

Parallel to her writing work, she served as the President of the French Screenwriters Guild from 2017 to 2019. During this period, she signed two industry-wide agreements (Amendment to the Development Charter of France Televisions and Transparency Agreements for fiction, documentary, and animation) and a partnership agreement with the Ministry of the Armed Forces. In 2018, she became the president of the Cité Européenne des Scénaristes before taking on the role of General Manager. She lives between Paris and Biarritz and is passionate about sports.

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La Cité Européenne des Scénaristes is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational and cultural training and awareness-raising initiatives to democratize access to the screenwriting profession and to audiovisual and cinematographic creation as a whole, and to support screenwriters in their training throughout their careers. As such, La Cité is a Qualiopi-certified training organization.

 

La Cité is taking care of Boosting Impact's emerging writers.

In collaboration with EWC, the Cité Européene des Scénaristes will be recruiting 6 emerging scriptwriters from the 27 EU countries and immerse them in European and multicultural writing teams.

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