European Series Day

Drama series are omnipresent and keep growing in popularity. Focusing on upcoming series with innovative and compelling stories, the event will analyse how to reach audiences in a rapidly changing media environment. Series producers, screenwriters, broadcasters and a new generation of storytellers will discuss about story development, new narrative formats and changing production conditions.

15.00–15.45 p.m., Case Study
WISHLIST – How Web Series Could Change the Game
Marc Schießer, director/producer
Marcel Becker-Neu, producer
Christina Ann Zalamea, asociate producer, Outside the Club, Wuppertal
Helge Haas, Head of Department  Young Formats, Radio Bremen

15.45–16 p.m., Coffee Break

16.00–16.45 p.m., Case Study
BARON NOIR – Political Drama, I Mean Real Drama
Thomas Bourguignon, Producer BARON NOIR, Kwaï, Paris

16.45–17.00 p.m., Coffee Break

17.00–18.00 p.m., Case Study
NATIONAL TREASURE – Crime and Punishment
John Chapman, producer, all3media International, London
Jonathan Hughes, sales manager finished programmes, all3media International, London

18.00–18.15 p.m., Coffee Break

18.15–19.30 p.m., Selected Series Pitches
Meet the New Generation of Serial Storytellers
by screenwriters from Den Danske Filmskole (Copenhagen), Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (Ludwigsburg), Filmuniversität Babelsberg (Potsdam), Serial Eyes/dffb (Berlin), and MA Serial Storytelling/ifs (Cologne)

19.30 p.m., Get-together

The event is organised by Film Festival Cologne, Creative Europe Desk NRW, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, and ifs internationale filmschule köln.