Inspiring speakers from 12 countries shared visions and working methods with 500 delegates at Helsinki Script 2018

The theme “spirituality” was strongly present at the main event, from Serbian-Swedish Tatjana Samopjan’s  lecture on writing beyond entertainment to Danish creator Adam Price’s and producer Camilla Hammerich’s sessions on working with the spiritual themes of Ride Upon the Storm (click title to see series if you are in Finnish territory). Israeli creator Keren Margalit showed how subject knowledge and dialogue focus bring depth. British writer Tony Grisoni built bridges between the real and the unreal, Finnish producer Ronja Salmi between social media and series and game director Kalle Kaivola between games and series writing. Four creators, Swedish Lars Lundström, Danish Jeppe Gjervig Gram, Italian Barbara Petronio and Finnish Kirsi Porkka discussed writing high end suspense. Barbara also analyzed the Italian way of going global with producer Riccardo Russo and commissioner Michele Zatta. “Authenticity” was a keyword when German writer Alexander Lindh and Norwegian producer Marianne Furevold discussed Skam remakes. Managers of five European series forums reasoned for the diversity of events and for pitching all over Europe. Helsinki Script’s 6.9. workshops studied international series from  both creative and financial angles. 

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 Guest Speakers 7.9.2018

Tony Grisoni

Mastering film and series in many genres

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Keren Margalit

Writer – director – creator of Israeli top drama

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Adam Price

Creating classics: Borgen and Ride Upon the Storm

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Camilla Hammerich

Producer of Danish top series

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Lars Lundstöm

Creator of Humans, writer of Wallander

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Barbara Petronio

Mastering complicated suspense (Suburra, Camorra Connection)

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 Cia Edström

Head of TV drama Vision in Gothenburg

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Jeppe Gjervig Gram

From co-writer to awarded main writer

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Kalle Kaivola

Finder of heart and soul in games

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Ronja Salmi

Creator of real time web drama and head of book fair

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 Alexander Lindh

German writer with roots in Finland

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Géraldine Gonard

Director of Connecta FICTION (Spain)

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Michel Zatta

Drama Development Executive at Rai, Italy

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 Tatjana Samopjan

Going beyond entertainment

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Gerhard Maier

Program Director of SERIENCAMP (Germany)

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 Andrea Reuter

TV Drama Vision, co-editor and moderator

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David Jenkinson

Managing Director of C21 in London

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Francesco Capurro

Head of Series Mania Forum, France

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 Kirsi Porkka

Playwright and scripwriter

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Miira Karhula

Miira Karhula

Virtual Writer’s room

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Ricardo Russo

Head of International TV Productions, Leone, Italy

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 Samuel Kirkhope

Virtual Writer’s Room

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Mylene Verdurmen

Dutch Head of Drama, Workshop Moderator

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Liselott Forsman

Helsinki Script, Program Director and Moderator

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Helsinki Script Contact

 

Content and strategy
Program Director Liselott Forsman
liselott.forsman@yle.fi

 

Information

Assistant Alina Rautava

alina.rautava@yle.fi

 

City of Helsinki
Senior Advisor Taina Seitsara
taina.seitsara@hel.fi

 

Venue Logistics
Sirpa Hynninen
helsinkiscript@gmail.com
+358503096316

 

Visuals

Anna Maria Joakimsdottir-Hutri
annamaria@tottemoproduction.com

 

Guest Host
Satu Kyösola
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+358505429592