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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 Guest Speakers 2019

Jonas Gardell

Celebrated comedian, novelist and scriptwriter

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Anne Bjørnstad

Creator of Lilyhammer and other unique series

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Alex Berger

American-French Producer and Creator

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Elly Vervloet

Commissioning domestic and international drama

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Dariusz Jabłoński

Co-producing all over Europe

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 Sanne Nuyens

Awarded Belgian renewer of drama genres

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Kamila Zlatušková

CEO of Serial Killer

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 Kaya Pakaslahti

Online Scriptwriter

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Hanne Palmquist

Commissioning editor & VP, HBO Nordic

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 Tarmo Jüristo

Investment expert and creator of “The Bank”

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Dominic Schreiber

Global drama executive

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Tarja Kylmä

Scientist and scriptwriter

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 Tone Rønning

Executive producer of international series

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Michael Nakan

UK producer with focus on China

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 Sylvie Coquart

French writer, Belgian Head of Drama

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 Pelle Heikkilä

Multilingual international actor

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Paul Aguraiuja

Combining strategy with creativity

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Liisa Penttilä-Asikainen

Finnish, international producer and CEO

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 Gerda Kordemets

Award-winning Estonian director and writer

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Mika Kurvinen

Directing across continents

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Merja Aakko

Awarded scriptwriter

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 Pierre Puget

Writer and Pitch Circus Director

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 Mika Ronkainen

Documentarist, director and awarded scriptwriter

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Eero Epner

Scriptwriter, creator and art historian

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 Margit Keerdo-Dawson

Screenwriter and Estonian Guild Chair

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 Ilkka Matila

Producer of international films and series

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Hyppe Salmi

Mastering mobile drama series

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 Anni Wessman

APFI Head of International, (5.9 moderator)

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Liselott Forsman

Program director and moderator, Helsinki Script

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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

 

Press
Mia Palmgren
mia@characterhouse.fi

 

Producer
Satu Kyösola
helsinkiscript@gmail.com
+358505429592