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Lara Barbier announced as winner of CANNESERIES unlimited 2020


The winner of the third edition of CANNESERIES UNLIMITED , the international screenwriting residency program, has been chosen.

Lara’s young adult spy thriller project Sparrowhawk seduced the creative teams of CANAL +. She has a Master’s degree in screenwriting from the London College of Communication. She is currently co-writing a TV project for Bavaria Fiction and is one of BBC Cornish Voices.

ALISE (22), introverted and studious, is an intern at the UN in Geneva. She falls in love with Michaela, her roommate. But when her roommate suddenly disappears, she discovers that Michaela belongs to an all-female MI6 black ops group called SPARROWHAWK. While trying to find her, Alise is caught up in the dangerous underworld that is totally unknown to her.

Eight European scriptwriters participated in this series writing residency created by CANAL +, Vivendi, Université Côte d’Azur and the Mairie de Cannes.

Published: 20th May 2021