FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2019 (9.00 am – 5.00 pm followed by networking drinks)
Are drama series important to you? Welcome to a day of inspiring meetings with brave international scriptwriters, producers, commissioners and actors! How are personal experiences and real-life events turned into drama series that matter? Celebrated Swedish stand-up artist and writer Jonas Gardell has stunned the world with unique miniseries like “Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves” and “The Days Flowers Bloom” . Polish showrunner Dariusz Jablonsky, who co-produces all over, co-worked in his early days with Kieslowski. What is series depth today and how do creators keep their own voices at hot markets? French-American producer-creator Alex Berger (The Bureau) knows how US streaming services now are changing international storytelling. “Lilyhammer” creator Anne Bjørnstad is known for her unique series concepts. Her satirical Sci-Fi “Beforeigners” opens in August 2019 as the first Norwegian HBO series. How does HBO want to reach the viewer’s heart in 2020? Commissioner Hanne Palmquist knows. Belgian Sanne Nuyens won the Cannes 2019 series award for the unique court drama,”The Twelve” having renewed the crime genre with “Hotel Beau Séjour” (2018) combining local research with the supernatural. Deep knowledge of the 1990’s wild economics enabled “The Bank” (2018), the 1st Estonian drama to travel to USA. Crime series “All the Sins” (2019), which moves deep within a religious community, is the first Finnish series to win the Nordic Film & TV Fund Prize. The first Finnish-Chilean co-production “Invisible Heroes” is based on a real hero case during Pinochet’s terror regime.
Click bolded series to see them for free in Finland. Others are shown by Elisa, HBO and Netflix. Click here for Helsinki Script 2018 (1 min.)
Once again the event takes place in the beautiful Savoy Theatre in the heart of Helsinki. The moderate ticket price includes lunch, coffee and networking drink.