Doors open! Take your seat. Savoy Theatre opens at 8am.
Welcome words by Yle’s CEO Lauri Kivinen.
TV Shows with No Expiry Date: Breaking Bad, Borgen, Walking Dead and Nashville. Tatjana Andersson (SVT Script Consultant, Master of Arts and expert of long running TV series).
Creating Long Running Anti-Heroes, whom Millions Identify with. Making a murderer likable, running a writers room and transferring the work onto the set for production. Emmy awarded James Manos Jr. is a writer of The Sopranos and The Shield and the creator of the legendary series Dexter, which hooked global audiences during eight seasons.
11.00 Short break
What is The Finnish Special? Mirroring the remake processes of the Finnish series Click Me, Nurses and Black Widows. A Nordic dialogue with Swedish, Danish and Finnish creators and producers Maria Nordenberg, Kati Royle, Jan Blomgren, Petja Peltomaa, Lars Feilberg, Roope Lehtinen & Mikko Pöllä.
12.15 Networking Lunch in Savoy: Everyone is invited!
The Icelandic Wonder Case: How a nation of 300.000 inhabitants produce series that travel. How does one run an international writers room? Sigurjon Kjartansson is the producer and main writer of the 2016 international success series Trapped.
The Danish Way: Keeping Top Quality and Nourishing New Talent. The Danish drama series education and infrastructure that makes it all possible. Some to thank are on stage. Piv Bernth, Head of DR Drama, producer of Emmy winning and success series (Nikolai & Julie, The Killing,The Bridge etc.) together with Lars Detlefsen, script consultant, writer, teacher and creator of the brilliant guidebook The TV-series Concept Cookbook.
Nordic Series Writing in 2017. Ten years ago the Norwegian TV branch decided to raise their TV drama quality together. Head of NRK Drama Ivar Køhn reveals how they succeeded. Nordic Film & TV Fund CEO Petri Kemppinen evalutates scripts from all Nordic countries at an early stage. Where are the Nordic stories going today?
15.00 Coffee break
Panel: Combining Substance, Charm and Volume. Irish Head of Drama Jane Gogan (Rebellion and others) and writer, producer, professor Aleksi Bardy join James Manos, Sigurjón Kjartansson, Piv Bernth and Tatjana Andersson on stage.
The Bright Future of TV Drama. How fresh ideas survive the tough TV and VOD business. Main writers Laura Suhonen (Black Widows, Hooked) writer / producer Miikko Oikkonen (Nymphs, Bordertown) and writers Jenny Dahlström (Secret Lives, Hooked) and Kim Haldin (online role-playing game Velvet Sundown). Meet the new generation of professionals!
16.55 End Speech by project manager and nordic TV drama expert Andrea Reuter.
17.00 Cheers! Bar is open.