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European TV Drama Lab 2018
A high level training and think tank for leading professionals in the European television industry

Module 1: The Framework for Successful European TV Drama Series

July 3 - 8, 2018


Module 2: The Creative Maze

October 29 - November 4, 2018


The TV Lab  is aimed at screenwriters, producers and commissioning editors. The sessions examine all components that are essential for a successful long running TV Drama series. Experienced industry professionals from Europe and the US share their knowledge and offer exclusive insights. Think Tanks provide the participants the opportunity to compare perspectives with other established professionals. Moreover, the participants will profit from excellent networking opportunities.

OrtBerlin
ZielgruppeScriptwriters, producers and broadcasters
SpracheEnglish
Preislast seats available for module 2
please contact Nora Weber: nw@epi.media
StipendienAvailable for writers
(the 2018 scholarships have been allocated)
European TV Drama Lab 2018
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Benefits

  • Develop specific skills to enhance and deliver sustainable and returning international TV series
  • Access to top industry professionals from across Europe and the US
  • Access up-to-date information on trends inthe TV sector globally
  • Understand the elements behind the successof US drama series
  • Adapt this knowledge to European market
  • Learn best practice lessons from cutting-edge European case studies
  • Participate in excellent networking opportunities

Target Group

This programme is designed for experienced professionals in the TV drama industry:

  • Scriptwriters
  • Creative and Executive Producers
  • Broadcasters


Content

Module 1: The Framework for Successful European TV Drama Series

The goal for Module 1 presents and discusses the culture and market for TV Drama series in the United States and Europe. This hands-on knowledge helps to assist in distilling systems and processes that can be applied to European TV production and creativity.
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The topics are:


  • State of the industry
  • Trends in series storytelling
  • Legal and financial aspects of European co-productions
  • Latest trends in 360° content
  • Best practice lessons from successful European and US series


Participants will take part in ‘think tanks’ to discuss how the knowledge gained can be adapted and applied to the European industry.


Module 2: The Creative Maze

The second module emphasizes the creative aspects and offers participants unique insights into the “ins and outs” of the successful US TV series.
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The topics are:


  • The principles behind the Writers' Room
  • The role of the Showrunner
  • Management of creative teams

After an introductory seminar day, the participants will be divided into groups to explore in greater depth specific topics relevant to their professional backgrounds.


  • Writers’ Room Simulation (Writers and Creative Producers)
  • Management of Creative Teams (Producers, Executives and Broadcasters)
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Experts of 2018:

Jon Feldman
Jon Feldman
Executive Producer DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, SALEM, DIRTY SEXY MONEY, Showrunner / Director
Robert Franke
Robert Franke
ZDF Enterprises, Vice President Drama, Germany
Felice Götze
Felice Götze
Screenwriter ÜBER DIE GRENZE
Justin Judd
Justin Judd
Director, iRights, UK
Daniel Lägersten
Daniel Lägersten
Executive Producer, Brain Academy, Sweden
Rose of Dolls
Rose of Dolls
Producer, Series Land, Spain
Tatjana Samopjan
Tatjana Samopjan
Creative Development Consultant, Fractal Volcano, Sweden
Emma Turner
Emma Turner
Supervising Producer, HBO Europe, UK
Esther Wouda
Esther Wouda
Writer / Script Editor, Gloworm Film, The Netherlands

Previous Experts include

Executive Producer VERSAILLES, BORGIA, ROME, USA
Executive Producer VERSAILLES, BORGIA, ROME, USA
Executive Producer / Writer DR. HOUSE, BILLIONS, HEMLOCK GROVE, ELEMENTARY, USA
Executive Producer / Writer
DR. HOUSE, BILLIONS, HEMLOCK GROVE, ELEMENTARY, USA
Executive Producer / Writer THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION, CASTLE, THE X FILES, USA
Executive Producer / Writer
THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION, CASTLE, THE X FILES, USA
Executive Producer / Creator DEUTSCHLAND 83, Co-CEO, UFA, Germany
Executive Producer / Creator DEUTSCHLAND 83, Co-CEO, UFA, Germany
Executive Producer EMERGENCY ROOM, Supervising Producer THE WEST WING, USA
Executive Producer EMERGENCY ROOM, Supervising Producer THE WEST WING, USA
Producer THE SOPRANOS, Creator / Executive Producer BOARDWALK EMPIRE, USA
Producer THE SOPRANOS,
Creator / Executive Producer BOARDWALK EMPIRE, USA
Co-Creator 1992, Writer IN TREATMENT, Italy
Co-Creator 1992,
Writer IN TREATMENT, Italy
Artistic Director, TF1, France
Artistic Director, TF1, France
 Pilot Director MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, HOMELAND, USA

Pilot Director

MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, HOMELAND, USA

President, Tandem Communications, Germany
President, Tandem Communications, Germany
Executive Vice President, HBO Central Europe, UK
Executive Vice President, HBO Central Europe, UK
Producer / Showrunner / Writer CASTLE, HOLLOW MAN, AIR FORCE ONE, END OF DAYS, USA
Producer / Showrunner / Writer CASTLE, HOLLOW MAN, AIR FORCE ONE, END OF DAYS, USA

What former Participants say

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application

Application Procedure

The application process for the European TV Drama Lab 2018 is already completed. A restricted number of seats for Module 2 is still available.
For more information, please contact Nora Weber (+49 (0) 331.721 28 82 | nw@epi.media).

Application Requirements

Applicants should be citizens of countries in the European Union or countries associated with the Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union.

A limited number of seats for non-European participants is also available.

Scriptwriters
Applicants need substantial writing experience in scripted drama (writing credits on a minimum of at least one script produced for broadcast or web)

Creative and Executive Producers
Eligible applicants need a minimum of 5 years experience (minimum of one TV series produced for broadcast.)

Broadcasters

Eligible applicants include Head of Development, Head of Programming, Head of TV Drama.

Applications from other experienced representatives from these departments must be agreed in advance.

Contact

Dina Rubanovitš
Dina Rubanovitš
Leitung Internationale Weiterbildung
+49 (0) 331.721 28 86 | dr@epi.media
Nora Weber
Nora Weber
Projektkoordinatorin Internationale Weiterbildung
+49 (0) 331.721 28 82 | nw@epi.media

partners and Funders

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