EUROPEAN SERIES DAY


Freitag, 11. Oktober 2019 / 10:00 Uhr / Filmforum NRW

In Cooperation with Creative Europe Desk NRW, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and ifs internationale
filmschule köln

 

The EUROPEAN SERIES DAY once again sets out to present and discuss current and upcoming trends in
the European series market. Creative Europe Desk NRW, ifs internationale filmschule köln, Film Festival
Cologne, and Film- und Medienstiftung NRW invite industry professionals to join renowned experts and
series makers for case studies, analyses and discussions.

Host: Torsten Zarges, Editor in Chief, dwdl, Cologne

 

_ 10.00-10.15h, Welcome
Petra Müller, CEO, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Dusseldorf

 

_ 10.15-10.45h, Keynote
_ The Power of Story – On the social impact of series and our responsibility as storytellers
John Yorke, Director John Yorke Story, Author Into The Woods: How Stories work and why we tell them,
London

 

_ 10.45-11.30h, Panel
_ The Power of Team – Writers‘ rooms in Europe
Ben Schiffer, Screenwriter ‘(RANSOM, SKINS), London
Andi Wecker, Screenwriter/Producer, Network Movie, Cologne*
Markus Brunnemann, Producer, UFA Fiction, Berlin*
Annette Hess, Screenwriter (KU’DAMM 56-59), Dörpe*

 

_ 11.30-11.45h, Coffee Break

 

_ 11.45-12.30h Case Study
_ Power to the Creatives! – New Series from Belgium
Marc Janssen, Head of Fiction, RTBF
Elly Vervloet, International Drama Executive, VRT
N.N. VAF*

 

_ 12.30-13.30h, Lunch

 

_ 13.30-14.00h, Case Study
_ The Power of International Collaboration – A French-German Coproduction
EIN PAAR TAGE LICHT
Mario Krebs, Producer, Eikon West, Köln
Philippe Alessandri, Producer, Watch Next Media, Paris

 

_ 14.00-14.30 Uhr, Case Study
_ The Power of Truth – Creating the Non-fiction Thriller Series NISMAN – THE PROSECUTOR,
THE PRESIDENT, AND THE SPY
Christian Beetz, Producer, Gebrüder Beetz, Berlin
Imke Meier, Commissioning Editor, ZDFinfo, Mainz
Justin Webster, Writer/Director, London

 

_ 14.30-15.30h, Presentations
_ Series Strategies in German Public Television
Slaven Pipic, Head of Development, ZDFneo, Mainz
Frank Tönsmann, Commissioning Editor, WDR, Cologne
_ Get Together on Invitation of Creative Europe Desks Flanders & Wallonia-Brussels
Saturday, October 12, 2019

 

_ 19.00h, Screening @ Cineplex Filmpalast
NISMAN – THE PROSECUTOR, THE PRESIDENT, AND THE SPY