2019 WORKSHOPS are in planning:
Together with international talents invited to Helsinki Script we learn about and discuss different sorts of series writing processes.
How do lone creators structure their work when writing shorter series or long-running ones?
What are the best domestic and international writers room practices and how are co-writers elected?
THE 2019 WORKSHOPS ARE ARRANGED IN CO-OPERATION WITH FINNISH FILM AND MEDIA SCHOOLS.
The Virtual Writer Room’s fall Masterclass will be arranged as part of the student workshop.
Looking back at 2018 WORKSHOPS
WRITER MASTERCLASS (SMALL AUDITORIUM, ARCADA)
In the morning scriptwriter Sami Keski-Vähälä summons Finnish series writers and commissioners to a dialogue with Swedish scriptwriter Lars Lundström (Humans) on domestic and international writing processes. AGENDA
BIG BUSINESS MEETS CREATIVE TALENT (SMALL AUDITORIUM, ARCADA)
In the afternoon Dutch Head of Drama Mylene Verdurmen summons international talents, commissioners and investors to discuss right, wrong and new ways of series going global. Among confirmed participants are Christian Wikander, Director of Co-Financing at Twelve Town (UK), Ricardo Russo, Head of International TV Productions at Leone Group (Italy). Luis de Zubiaurre Wagner, Ass. Director at Geca, Spain) and Matti Halonen (producer, CEO at FIsher King, FInland) AGENDA
THE WRITER’S VISION AND THE TEAM THAT MAKES IT COME TRUE (LARGE AUDITORIUM, ARCADA)
Camilla Hammerich is an experienced series producer and the author of the book THE BORGEN EXPERIENCE – creating TV Drama the Danish Way. She has worked tightly with Adam Price in Borgen and in his new series Ride Upon the Storm. She talks about building on experience when creating the best possible team for ambitious series.
Series creator Jeppe Gjervig Gram was headhunted by DR Drama while still in film school. In 2019 the third season of his acclaimed series Follow the Money will premier. What was his way from co-writing stories that others created, to create his own ones? The workshop is arranged in partnership with Aalto University.
The afternoon discussions are moderated by culture editors Silja Sahlgren and Johanna Grönqvist.
10.00-11.15 Creating BORGEN I & II
11.15-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.15 Reinventing the show – BORGEN III
13.00-15.00 Building on the experience:
FOLLOW THE MONEY
RIDE UPON THE STORM
SEPTEMBER 5TH WORKSHOP (THEATER ACADEMY)
CREATING COMPELLING CHARACTERS FOR A CRIME SERIES
Kirsi Porkka is an acknowledged screenwriter and playwright and one of the co-creators, together with Rike Jokela and Jari Olavi Rantala, of Deadwind (Karppi), a Finnish crime series that premiered in Finland in March 2018 and in August 2018 on Netflix. In a workshop, organized in the Theatre Academy of Finland with students in acting, she will open up the creative writing processes behind the conception of Deadwind and focus especially on questions related to plot, characters and world building. The discussion will be moderated by Satu Kyösola, university lecturer in film history and aesthetics in ELO Film School Finland (Aalto University) and founding board member of Fiction Finland. The workshop is arranged in partnership with the Theatre Academy in Helsinki.