Langlaufende Serienformate

Thursday, September 30, 12:00 hrs

Roundtable in cooperation with Bavaria Fernsehproduktion GmbH

Long running series not only have the advantage of better planning possibilities, but also result in higher audience loyalty. However, the most crucial point is to constantly develop the plot and the characters and keep them alive. On the basis of the best practice example SOKO STUTTGART this roundtable discusses the success strategies of long running serial productions and shows, how to successfully develop series in order to establish them permanently.

Host: Torsten Zarges, Correspondent, kressreport, Cologne

14.00-14.30 hrs Keynote
Overview: Long Running Series on German Television
Dennis Eick, Author and Visiting Professor at HFF Potsdam, Cologne

14.30-16.00 hrs Panel
Current and Future Factors of Success for Serial Production
Barbara Thielen, Head of Fiction and Series, RTL Television GmbH, Cologne
Klaus Bassiner, Head of TV-Series/Chief Editor, ZDF, Mainz
Gebhard Henke, Head of Drama and TV-Movies, WDR, Cologne
Andreas Knaup, Author Soko Stuttgart, Grimma
Michael Lehmann, CEO, Studio Hamburg Produktion GmbH, Hamburg
Oliver Vogel, CEO, Colonia Media, Cologne