FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2019 (9.00 am – 5.00 pm followed by networking drinks)
Are drama series important to you? Welcome to meet brave international scriptwriters, producers, commissioners and actors! How are real-life events turned into series that matter? Celebrated Swedish stand-up artist and writer Jonas Gardell has stunned the world with outstanding 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 change international storytelling. How are mobile series changing short format narration? “Lilyhammer” creator Anne Bjørnstad is known for her unique series concepts. Her fresh Sci-Fi satire “Beforeigners” is 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 personal court drama,”The Twelve” having renewed the crime genre with “Hotel Beau Séjour” (2018). Deep knowledge of the 1990’s wild economics enabled “The Bank” (2018), one of the first Estonian series 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. We welcome upcoming masters by announcing the 2019 European Script Award winners.
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.)
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