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Ruth Caleb
Ruth Caleb
Producer
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 
Ruth Caleb
Ruth Caleb
Producer / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

As part of One Vision : Doing Drama - Dangerously

Born in 1942 (Northumberland, England), Ruth Caleb worked during fifty years for the BBC. Starting at the bottom rung of the production ladder, she became Head of Drama BBC Wales, Head of BBC Drama in London and BBC Executive. Afterwards, she returned to her first love : producing. She worked on, England Expects, A Short Stay in Switzerland, among other great, fact-based and controversial productions. Her commitment to change the world through her work has been rewarded several times: she won the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards and an Order of the British Empire from the Queen.

Lele Marchitelli
Lele Marchitelli
Composer
Italy
 
Lele Marchitelli
Lele Marchitelli
Composer / Italy

For his masterclass: “Composing for The Young Pope: methods and challenges”

Lele Marchitelli is an Italian composer who worked with Paolo Sorrentino on his Oscar-awarded movie in Best Foreign Picture, La Grande Bellezza (2014). He has also composed the original soundtrack for the first season of the TV series The Young Pope, directed by Paolo Sorrentino. Lele Marchitelli is currently working on composing the music for the next season.

Amir Chamdin
Amir Chamdin
Director
Sweden
 
Amir Chamdin
Amir Chamdin
Director / Sweden

Screening : Hassel

Amir Chamdin is an award-winning filmmaker, renowned for his work across music videos, film and commercials. Highlights include MTV Best Video winner “You’re the Storm” for The Cardigans, the feature film sensation Cornelis - about one of Sweden’s greatest music legends and his romantic drama God Willing. Variety wrote of the film: “God Willing looks like no other Swedish film of recent years. This melancholy love story about two would-be lovers during a moment in 1975.”

Jean-Marc Fröhle
Jean-Marc Fröhle
Producer, Point Prod
Switzerland
 
Jean-Marc Fröhle
Jean-Marc Fröhle
Producer, Point Prod / Switzerland

Case study: Banking Districts

Jean-Marc Froehle founded Point Prod in 1996, a company that specialises in audiovisual productions of all formats (fiction, documentaries, streaming shows, magazines, TV, news). In 2005, the company created a fiction production and development unit (television and cinema), led by Jean-Marc Froehle. Point Prod has since established itself as a major player in the development, production and co-production of fiction in Switzerland, in partnership with Swiss and European broadcasters.

Misan Sagay
Misan Sagay
Director, screenwriter, producer
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 
Misan Sagay
Misan Sagay
Director, screenwriter, producer / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Case study: Guerrilla

Misan graduated in Biochemistry from St Andrews University. She qualified as a doctor and worked at Westminster Children’s Hospital. She began writing screenplays and her first feature length screenplay (the romantic comedy The Secret Laughter of Women) was financed and distributed by Handmade Films, starring Colin Firth and Nia Long. This was followed by her adaptation of Zora Neal Hurston’s Their Eyes were watching God for HBO, produced by Oprah Winfrey and starring Halle Berry. She then wrote the original screenplay Belle released by Fox Searchlight for which she was awarded the 2015 NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture. The Belle script, nominated for a Humanitas Prize, was inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a British admiral who was raised by her aristocratic aunt and uncle. Misan Sagay is a member of the Academy’s Class of 2016 and has written an episode of John Ridley’s new series for Sky, Guerrilla. She is currently writing an original 8-part drama series for the BBC and developing a new drama with ITV  Studios. 

Kjartan Thor Thodarson
Kjartan Thor Thodarson
Executive Producer
Iceland
 
Kjartan Thor Thodarson
Kjartan Thor Thodarson
Executive Producer / Iceland

Case study: Stella Blómkvist

Co-owner of Sagafilm and CEO of Sagafilm Nordic. With over 20 films, shorts and scripted series production credits in the past 8 years, Kjartan is one of Iceland’s most prolific producers. Recent projects include Case, a 9x45 Netflix Original (nominated as best international series at C21 Drama Awards 2016), Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (Premiered Sundance 2014), Whale Valley (Cannes 2013) and The Press (Nominated as best Drama series in Europe, Grand Prix Europa)

Ida Maria Rydén
Ida Maria Rydén
Screenwriter
Denmark
 
Ida Maria Rydén
Ida Maria Rydén
Screenwriter / Denmark

Case study: Once the dust settles

Ida Maria Rydén is a Danish screenwriter graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 1999. Ida Maria Rydén has a long and broad record of scriptwriting – among others the sold out musical-success Love me tonight, the award winning play Das and the roadmovie Se Min Kjole. Latest Ida Maria Rydén was the creator of the Danish series Dicte season I-III. The series has just been sold for remake in France.

Dorthe Riis
Dorthe Riis
Producer
Denmark
 
Dorthe Riis
Dorthe Riis
Producer / Denmark

Case study: Once the dust settles

Dorthe Riis is a Danish producer having worked in DR Drama for more than 10 years developing and producing content for a wide range of platforms (TV, podcast and web). Lately Dorthe has mostly produced TV, among others the Christmas-show for the Danish comedy-group Rytteriet and the popular series The Girl with the Yellow Helmet for the children’s channel Ramasjang.
Dorthe Riis has a master degree in Dramaturgy from the University of Aarhus, Denmark.

Justus Riesenkampff
Justus Riesenkampff
Distributor, Beta Film
Germany
 
Justus Riesenkampff
Justus Riesenkampff
Distributor, Beta Film / Germany

Case study: Hassel

Justus Riesenkampff joined Beta Film's Business affairs team in 2009 structuring co-productions such as Borgia (France), The Same Sky (Germany) and Babylon Berlin (Germany).  Since 2012 he is handling sales and acquisitions in the Nordics and the Benelux where Beta Film is involved in drama series such as Salamander (Belgium), Professor T (Belgium), 30 Degrees in February (Sweden), Mammon (Norway), Hassel (Sweden) and Shame (Norway). 

Paula Milne
Paula Milne
Screenwriter
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 
Paula Milne
Paula Milne
Screenwriter / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Case study: The Same Sky

Paula Milne is a British screenwriter, who studied at the Central School of Art and Design and at the Royal College of Art. She started working for television as a script reader and worked for the BBC as well. She created the hit show Angels, the political thriller Die Kinder and The Politician’s wife that has been rewarded with an Emmy and BAFTA among other great awards. She has carried on a brilliant career for TV, with some works for the film industry as well: Mad Love or I dreamed of Africa. Lately, she has created The Same Sky, a Netflix drama serial and she is developing other massive projects. She has recently won the UK Film Council and Women in Film and Television for her « outstanding contribution to screenwriting ».

Malin Nevender
Malin Nevender
Screenwriter
Sweden
 
Malin Nevender
Malin Nevender
Screenwriter / Sweden

Case study: Our time is now

Malin Nevander is a screenwriter, story editor and script consultant. She has written two films (Stella Nova, Von Broms Secret) in the feature film trilogy and box office hit Jerry Maya’s Detective Agency for Svensk Filmindustri (SF Studios). Before Malin joined the writing room of Our time is now she worked as a story editor and developer at SVT Drama, where she worked on various series such as Real Humans, Arne Dahl and The Bonus Family. Malin is also a returning lecturer at various film schools where she teaches the craft of writing TV-series.

Martin Lund
Martin Lund
Writer, Director
Norway
 
Martin Lund
Martin Lund
Writer, Director / Norway

Case study: Match

Martin Lund’s debut short film Home Game was selected for Sundance and Clermont-Ferrand, and played festivals all over the world. His debut feature Twigson Ties the Knot played the Generation program at the Berlinale 2010. His second feature, The Almost Man, world premiered at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2012 and took home the Crystal Globe for Best film. He also created the TV-series The Games that won Best Series at Prix Jeunesse 2014. The show has been remade in Canada and sold to more than 40 countries, and is now made into a grown up version called Match.

Katie Swinden
Katie Swinden
Producer, Fifty Fathoms
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 
Katie Swinden
Katie Swinden
Producer, Fifty Fathoms / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Case study: Guerrilla

Katie Swinden runs Fifty Fathoms with Patrick Spence. She recently executive produced Guerrilla for Sky Atlantic and Showtime. She also produced Marvellous, Fifty Fathoms’ debut production, in 2014. Prior to this, she produced RTS award-winning Peaky Blinders for BBC Two, and series one and two of the Emmy–nominated and RTS-winning Luther for BBC One. In between, she was made an Executive Producer at Left Bank Productions in 2011. Katie started her producing career in 2007 – following her work in development at Pearson Television and as a script editor for Yorkshire TV, BBC Drama and Kudos Film & Television –  when she produced the sixth and seventh seasons of Spooks [MI5 in the US], which received BAFTA and International Emmy nominations. She has also worked extensively with the Latimer Group, leading schemes to help young talent from non-traditional media backgrounds make their first steps into the industry. In December 2014, Katie received the ENVY Producer Award at the 2014 Women in Film and Television Awards for both her body of work, and her commitment to working with young people.

Ulf Kvensler
Ulf Kvensler
Screenwriter and Director
Sweden
 
Ulf Kvensler
Ulf Kvensler
Screenwriter and Director / Sweden

Case study: Our time is now

Anna Fregonese
Anna Fregonese
Screenwriter
France
 
Anna Fregonese
Anna Fregonese
Screenwriter / France

Screening: Max et Maestro

Following her training at the CEEA, Anna Fregonese has worked as a screenwriter and writing director for a number of animation series. In fiction, she created the M6 series Merci les enfants vont bien! and provided collection directing for the first season of Chante! for France 2. Since then, she has written for a number of leading series, notably Mes amis mes amours mes emmerdes (seasons 2, 3, 4 and 5). She also headed the writing of season 3 and is currently co-writing a miniseries for France 3, as well as her first full-length feature film, which has obtained storyline support from the CNC.

Fulvio Bernasconi
Fulvio Bernasconi
Director
Switzerland
 
Fulvio Bernasconi
Fulvio Bernasconi
Director / Switzerland

Case study: Banking Districts

Fulvio Bernasconi is a director who was born in Lugano, Switzerland in 1969. He obtained a diploma in political science from the University of Geneva in 1991. In 1992, he enrolled in DAVI (Lausanne cinema school) and made a name for himself with Voie de Garage and Bad Trip to Mars. Fulvio Bernasconi has been working as a cinema and television director since 1997. His most recent feature-length film, Miséricorde, was released in September 2016. He has just finished shooting the series Banking Districts, about the end of banking privacy in Switzerland.

Stéphane Mitchell
Stéphane Mitchell
Writer
Switzerland
 
Stéphane Mitchell
Stéphane Mitchell
Writer / Switzerland

Case study: Banking Districts

Geneva-born Stéphane holds a Bachelors’ degree in cinema and a Masters’ in language and literature. Her dissertation on Céline Sciamma’s teen trilogy received the gender studies prize Prix Genre 2016. After spending 10 years in production in New York, she co-wrote Vincent Pluss’ On dirait le Sud. Stéphane is the main author and scriptwriter for the children’s series Heidi, and is advancing her career through the creation of the series T’es pas la seule!. She has also written for Pique-Meurons and Waterfront Cities of the World (Ports d’attache). Her telefilm Déchaînées won the 2009 Swissperform prize. In theatre, she also co-directs the Compagnie Classique alongside Didier Nkebereza.

Frida Asp
Frida Asp
Producer, FLX
Sweden
 
Frida Asp
Frida Asp
Producer, FLX / Sweden

Case study: The Simple Heist
Frida Asp is a Swedish producer. Producing feature films and tv-series for fifteen years. Recently produced The Bonus Family season 1 and 2 and The Simple Heist.

Stefan Baron
Stefan Baron
Producer, Nice Drama
Sweden
 
Stefan Baron
Stefan Baron
Producer, Nice Drama / Sweden

Case study: Hassel

Stefan Baron has worked as a director, a producer, Head of SVT Acquisitions, Commissioning Editor sports and entertainment SVT, Head of Drama SVT Stockholm and Commissioning Editor drama and sports. Since May 2014, Stefan is executive producer at Nice Drama and Head of international co-productions for the Nice Entertainment Group. He has recently produced Midnight Sun (SVT, CANAL+) and Hassel (Viaplay).

Julien Chheng
Julien Chheng
Director
France
 
Julien Chheng
Julien Chheng
Director / France

Case study: Ernest and Célestine, the Collection

Julien Chheng graduated from the Gobelins animation school in 2010 and has been working as a 2D character animator on long-feature films such as Le Chat du rabbin, Titeuf le film, Ernest and Célestine, or Mune, the gardian of the moon. In 2014, he co-funded the Studio La Cachette, a traditional animation focused company, based in Paris. Since 2015, he is co-directing with Jean-Christophe Roger the TV series Ernest and Celestine, the Collection produced by Folivari.

Jóhann Aevar Grímsson
Jóhann Aevar Grímsson
Head of Development, Sagafilm
Iceland
 
Jóhann Aevar Grímsson
Jóhann Aevar Grímsson
Head of Development, Sagafilm / Iceland

Case study: Stella Blómkvist

Jóhann Ævar Grímsson is the Head of Development for scripted material at Sagafilm and the head writer for Stella Blómkvist. With award winning TV series such as The Nightshift, The Press, World’s End, Prisoners and Trapped, Johann is one of the most prolific and sought after screenwriters working in Iceland today.

Jean Regnaud
Jean Regnaud
Screenwriter
France
 
Jean Regnaud
Jean Regnaud
Screenwriter / France

Session for children: Ernest et Célestine. The Collection

Fredrik Støbakk
Fredrik Støbakk
Producer, Ape&Bjørn
Norway
 
Fredrik Støbakk
Fredrik Støbakk
Producer, Ape&Bjørn / Norway

Case study: Match

Fredrik has a degree as copywriter from Westerdals school of communication and film producer from the Norwegian film school. He has produced several short, documentary and feature films and today he works as head of TV at Ape&Bjøn. Selected filmography is Captain Sabretooth and the treasure of Lama Rama (feature), My heart (documentary), Valley of knights – Mira´s magical Christmas (feature) and Match (TV-series).

Mattias Nordkvist
Mattias Nordkvist
Actor and Director
Sweden
 
Mattias Nordkvist
Mattias Nordkvist
Actor and Director / Sweden

Case study: Our time is now

Mattias Nordkvist is an actor and director. After completing his education at the Malmö Theatre School in 2007, he has worked at Göteborg City Theater. He has been seen in plays like Waiting for Godot, Death of a salesman and Peer Gynt. As director, Mattias recently worked with a monologue of Albert Camus The Stranger. He directed and played the role of Meursault. Besides Our time is now you can see Mattias in the series Missed by Colin Nutley and in the movie The Wife by Björn Runge.

Olivier Broche
Olivier Broche
Actor, programmer
France
 
Olivier Broche
Olivier Broche
Actor, programmer / France

For the One Vision in collaboration with War on Screen: Representing conflicts on screen: is it an act of courage? With Olivier Broche

Olivier Broche is an actor, director, producer and animator who was involved in Les Deschiens on CANAL+. Most of his work is in the theatre, where he played well-known French film critic Jean-Louis Bory in Instants critiques, an adaptation of the series Le Masque et la Plume directed by François Morel. He has produced short films by the Larrieu brothers, Bertrand Bonello, Eugène Green and Sophie Fillières. He has also written and directed documentaries for television: one on Paul Reynaud and another on the great orchestras. He also acts as cinematic artistic adviser for La Comète.

Dorte W. Høgh
Dorte W. Høgh
Screenwriter
Denmark
 
Dorte W. Høgh
Dorte W. Høgh
Screenwriter / Denmark

Case study: Once the dust settles

 

Dorte W. Høgh is a Danish Screenwriter graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 1999. Dorte W. Høgh has since written both feature films and drama series. Amongst others The Inheritage, for which she was awarded for best script in San Sebastian in 2003. Dorte W. Høgh was a co-writer on the cop-series Anna Phil, and lately, she was the creator of the Danish series Dicte season I-III. The series has just been sold for remake in France.

Ivan Cotroneo
Ivan Cotroneo
Showrunner, writer
Italy
 
Ivan Cotroneo
Ivan Cotroneo
Showrunner, writer / Italy

Case study: Mermaids

Writer and director, he works for both cinema and TV. His series as a writer include: Tutti pazzi per amore, Una grande famiglia, Una mamma imperfetta (also director), E' arrivata la felicità, Sorelle, Sirene.

Michèle Casalta
Michèle Casalta
Producer, Mouvement
France
 
Michèle Casalta
Michèle Casalta
Producer, Mouvement / France

Case study: Back to Corsica

Since 1993, Michèle Casalta has been working as film director and producer with her own production company Mouvement, based in Corsica. She has produced about a hundred films, mainly documentaries for TV or cinema. (Le Concours by Claire Simon,  co-produced with Andolfi won the 1rst Price at Venizia - Mostra Cinematografica 2016). She looks for originality, aims to discover young authors and to produce first time films, like Back to Corsica by Félicia Viti, with great enthusiasm.

Cécile Vargaftig
Cécile Vargaftig
Writer
France
 
Cécile Vargaftig
Cécile Vargaftig
Writer / France

Case study: Back to Corsica

Cécile Vargaftig has been a screenwriter since 1990, working primarily for cinema. In television, she wrote for Esther Hoffenberg’s Bernadette Lafont, and God Created the Free Woman (Bernadette Lafont, et Dieu créa la femme libre, Arte), No Politics at Dinner (Pas de politique à table, France 2) by Valérie Minetto, and is currently supporting Félicia Viti on Back to Corsica (France 3 ViaStella). She is also an author.

Vratislav Šlajer
Vratislav Šlajer
Producer, Bionaut
Republique Tcheque
 
Vratislav Šlajer
Vratislav Šlajer
Producer, Bionaut / Republique Tcheque

Case study: Shadows of the Ferns

Film and television producer of feature, documentary and animated films. Established Bionaut in 1999. Winner of the Czech Film Award and Czech Film Critics’ Award for the film Walking Too Fast (2010) and Czech Film Award for best dramatic series for Mamon (2015). Member of EFA, �

Ondrej Štindl
Ondrej Štindl
Screenwriter
Republique Tcheque
 
Ondrej Štindl
Ondrej Štindl
Screenwriter / Republique Tcheque

Case study: Shadows of the Ferns

Ondrej Štindl (1966) is a Czech journalist, screenwriter and novelist. He has written movie and music reviews and social and political commentary for diverse publications since the mid nineties. His original screenplay for drama Walking Too Fast was awarded with Czech Lion for best screenplay in 2010. He also authored two critically acclaimed novels - Mondschein (2012) and Toward the Border (2016). Critically and popularily successful series Svet pod hlavou (Shadow of the Ferns, 2017), loosely based on British Life on Mars was his first work for television.

Niklas Weise
Niklas Weise
Director
Germany
 
Niklas Weise
Niklas Weise
Director / Germany

Screening: Five2Twelve

Niklas Weise is a German director from Berlin. Since 1997 he has directed numerous award winning music videos, commercials and branded content films. Five2Twelve is his first foray into the world of television.

Mikko Pöllä
Mikko Pöllä
Screenwriter
Finland
 
Mikko Pöllä
Mikko Pöllä
Screenwriter / Finland

Screening: Life in the box

Mikko Pöllä (b.1975) has co-created Finland's most widespread scripted television formats ever : Black Widows and Easy Living that have gained remakes by HBO Europe and Viaplay among others. His work as writer and producer has been acknowledged with numerous national and international awards, including four "best drama series of the year" titles in Finland. Also, Mikko has also helped turn the gaming world phenomenon Angry Birds into an entertainment franchise, co-writing the Angry Birds Movie story.

Fleur Winters
Fleur Winters
Producer, Lemming Film
Netherlands
 
Fleur Winters
Fleur Winters
Producer, Lemming Film / Netherlands

Case study: Fenix

Fleur graduated from the University of Utrech with a degree in film studies and art management and policies. She joined The Coproduction Office and Katapult Film Sales as a sale agent. Then, she worked for Endemol International as a worldwide senior acquisitions manager. She has also been a consultant for international scripted format deals for the past five years. In 2011, she took up the position of Head of Cinekid for professionals, the largest children’s media gathering of its kind in Europe, during the Cinekid Festival. Since 2015, she is a producer for Lemming Film.

Johanna  Bergenstråhle
Johanna Bergenstråhle
Producer, TV4 & C More
Sweden
 
Johanna  Bergenstråhle
Johanna Bergenstråhle
Producer, TV4 & C More / Sweden

Participant to the Broadcasters’ Conclave and to the case study of The Simple Heist


Johanna Bergenstråhle is Senior Executive Producer, and currently Acting Head of Drama, for Scripted Programming at TV4 & C More, with upcoming projects including the Scandinavian thriller series Greyzone, action drama series Hamilton and financial thriller The Conductor from St Petersburg. Previous to TV4 & C More, Johanna produced numerous feature films and television series, including the Swedish-American sitcom Welcome to Sweden for TV4/eOne/NBC by production company Jarowskij, and the feature film trilogy and box office hit JerryMaya’s Detective Agency for Svensk Filmindustri (SF). At SF, she was also Deputy Head of Production and jointly produced the musical drama Shed No Tears. TV4, and its SVOD service C More, is one of the leading providers of drama in the Nordic Region. The network’s recent commissions include acclaimed crime drama Modus, currently in production of its second season, gangster dramedy Legbreakers, as well as upcoming thriller series Greyzone, action drama Hamilton and dramedy The Simple Heist.
 

Marcus Roth
Marcus Roth
Producer, TV60film
Germany
 
Marcus Roth
Marcus Roth
Producer, TV60film / Germany

Case study : Five2Twelve

After graduating in Political Science and Economics at Uni Hamburg, Marcus Roth started a “learning by doing” career in the film industry. After many freelance jobs, Marcus joined tv60film / goldkind film in 1997. Marcus learned the producers’ trade from the late Bernd Burgemeister. He has produced 100s of minutes of fictional tv and theatrical program since.

Shariff Korver
Shariff Korver
Director
Netherlands
 
Shariff Korver
Shariff Korver
Director / Netherlands

Case study: Fenix

Shariff attended the Netherlands Film and TV Academy based in Amsterdam. He started working for the film industry (De weg naar Cadiz, Geen Weg Terug, The Intruder) and did his first work for TV in 2013 with Mi Kulpa, followed by Penoza IV, Zwarte Tulp, and finally Klem (nominated “Gouden Kalf” for the best dramaseries) and Fenix in 2017. Besides, he has also directed some commercials.

Giorgio Welter
Giorgio Welter
Producer, Monello
France
 
Giorgio Welter
Giorgio Welter
Producer, Monello / France

Screening: Max et Maestro

Giorgio Welter, a graduate of the Faculty of Political Sciences of Milan, has been working in audiovisual production for 20 years. He started with Saban as an assistant and production manager. In 2000, he joined Télé Images Kids as a producer. He has produced a large number of animated series, broadcasted all over the world: Normal Norman, Street Football, Sally Bollywood, Basketeers, The Ranch… He is also the original creator of some of the series he produced. In 2013, he left Télé Images to found Monello Productions, with Christian Davin and Tetra Media Studio. He is currently developing and producing animation series.

Patrick Spence
Patrick Spence
Producer, Fifty Fathoms
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 
Patrick Spence
Patrick Spence
Producer, Fifty Fathoms / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Case study: Guerrilla

Patrick runs Fifty Fathoms with Katie Swinden and started with the production of Marvellous in 2014 to the current Guerrilla for Sky Atlantic and Showtime. Patrick was until 2010 the Head of Drama, BBC NI, where he commissioned and executive produced the BAFTA, RTS, WGA, BPG and Prix Europa Award winning serial Occupation, and the BAFTA, RTS and Sundance Film Award winning single film Five minutes of heaven.  Previous credits as Executive Producer include Messiah, Waking the dead and Silent witness. His first job was as a Script Editor on Jimmy McGovern's Cracker.

Tone C. Rønning
Tone C. Rønning
Executive producer and commissioning editor, NRK
Norway
 
Tone C. Rønning
Tone C. Rønning
Executive producer and commissioning editor, NRK / Norway

Executive Producer and Commissioning Editor on NRK- series such as Nobel, Valkyrien, The Heavy Water War and Lilyhammer, and international co-pros like The Bridge. Has been directing, producing and writing shows in many genres, developing and teaching at filmschools. Executive Producer for the EBU and the Nordvision and running workshops on storytelling worldwide.

Agnès Bidaud
Agnès Bidaud
Screenwriter
France
 
Agnès Bidaud
Agnès Bidaud
Screenwriter / France

Case study: Ernest and Célestine, the Collection

After many years working in the film and series production area (Boréales, Gaumont-Alphanim), and for shows (Jérôme Deschamps Company), Agnès Bidaud got in the European Conservatory of Audiovisual Writing in 2004 and then started her career as a scriptwriter and head of writing. She mainly works for animation contents by leading series’ writing. Ernest & Célestine, The Collection (Folivari) is her latest one so far.

Sydney Gallonde
Sydney Gallonde
CEO & Executive Producer, Make It Happen Studio
France
 
Sydney Gallonde
Sydney Gallonde
CEO & Executive Producer, Make It Happen Studio / France

Sydney Gallonde has an illustrious track record in producing high-end drama. In 2014, he took on the huge challenge of adapting Harlan Coben’s best-seller No Second Chance for leading French broadcaster TF1, generating the best audience ratings for the channel in over 10 years. To date it has sold to more than 64 countries and to Netflix worldwide. The series’ international success has paved to way to Sydney working on other productions and international co-productions. He just finished the production of another prestigious drama based on Harlan Coben’s best-seller Just One Look for TF1. Sydney currently works with global broadcasters, partners and talent to produce premium original drama for the international scene.

Sissela Kyle
Sissela Kyle
Actress and director
Sweden
 
Sissela Kyle
Sissela Kyle
Actress and director / Sweden

Case study: The Simple Heist


Sissela Kyle, born 1957, is a Swedish actress, comedian, director and theatre manager. She has been active on stage since 1980 and has been both nominated and awarded numerous times, for example she has been awarded the Swedish theatrical award 5 times. She has starred in several feature films and TV series, among others the feature film Cops, 4 seasons of the drama series Fröken Frimans krig (Miss Friman's War), the comedy shows Parlamentet and most recent The Simple Heist. Since 2014 she is the theatre manager at Parkteatern.

Emma Bucht
Emma Bucht
Director
Sweden
 
Emma Bucht
Emma Bucht
Director / Sweden

Case study: The Simple Heist
Emma Bucht is one of the most prominent directors in Sweden today. She started her career at the Stockholm Civic Theatre in 2001 and has ever since carved her spot on the directorial scene on both stage and TV.
She has worked on all the major stages in Stockholm: Royal Dramatic Theatre, Göta Lejon, Oscarsteatern - to mention just a few. Her body of work includes a wide range of genre: from musicals to dramatic plays. Bucht has also made her name in the world of TV series, directing crowd pleasers like Sunny Side, The Bonus Family and most recently The Simple Heist.

Gunnar Carlsson
Gunnar Carlsson
Producer
Germany
 
Gunnar Carlsson
Gunnar Carlsson
Producer / Germany

Session: West of Liberty (What’s Next?)
Gunnar was born January 7, 1949. He has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Gothenburg and has, in that capacity, worked as a city planner for the City of Gothenburg.
In 1978 he founded Göteborg Film Festival and was the managing director up to 1994 when he went to the Swedish Film Institute, were he became the Head of the International Department.He has, since 1997, worked for Swedish Television (SVT). First as head of the drama department at SVT West in Gothenburg, then as Managing director for the same unit, Commissioning Editor for Drama, Film and Documentaries between 2004 and 2009 and then as an Executive Producer. Between January 2013 and December 2015 he was the CEO of Anagram Sverige AB in Lund, a company he now serve as Director of Content and Development. He has been on the board of Eurimages and Nordic Film and TV Fund.

Erik Hultkvist
Erik Hultkvist
Screenwriter
Sweden
 
Erik Hultkvist
Erik Hultkvist
Screenwriter / Sweden

Case study : The Simple Heist
Erik Hultkvist is the Head Writer of The Simple Heist. He has worked at various Swedish production companies for ten years in positions such as Screenwriter, Development Executive and Head of Development. Recently he co-created and co-wrote the crime comedy The Case for SVT.

Göran Danasten
Göran Danasten
Executive producer, SVT
Sweden
 
Göran Danasten
Göran Danasten
Executive producer, SVT / Sweden

Case study: Our Time is Now

Göran Danasten has more than 20 years of experience from the Swedish, European and American TV industry, covering drama production, reality production and rights management. He started his career at Swedish pubcaster SVT, where he held different roles within local drama production before moving on to international rights management and acquisitions. For almost ten years, he served as Head of Fiction at SVT, responsible for acquired drama and comedy. After a short stint at HBO Nordic, he worked as an independent consultant before returning to SVT and a newly installed position as developing producer of reality and factual programming. Since then, he has partially returned to his drama roots and is currently heading SVT's largest drama production to date, Our Time is Now (Vår tid är nu). He is also co-founder and host of Swedish podcast TV Heads. 

Johan Fasting
Johan Fasting
Screenwriter
Norway
 
Johan Fasting
Johan Fasting
Screenwriter / Norway

Case study: Home Ground

Johan Fasting is an educated screenwriter from The Norwegian Film School in Lillehammer. He is currently working on the TV series Home Ground where he is the creator and the showrunner. Home Ground is a collaboration between Motlys and NRK Drama.

Vilje Kathrine Hagen
Vilje Kathrine Hagen
Producer, Motlys
Norway
 
Vilje Kathrine Hagen
Vilje Kathrine Hagen
Producer, Motlys / Norway

Case study: Home Ground

Vilje Kathrine Hagen is an educated producer from The Norwegian Film School in Lillehammer. Since 2014 she has been employed by Motlys as a producer. Currently she works as the producer on the TV series Home Ground, which she has developed in collaboration with the showrunner Johan Fasting. Home Ground is produced in collaboration between Motlys and NRK Drama.

Gunnar Dedio
Gunnar Dedio
Producer, LOOKS Productions
Germany
 
Gunnar Dedio
Gunnar Dedio
Producer, LOOKS Productions / Germany

Case study: Clash of Futures - 18 (In the Pipeline)

Born 1969 in Rostock, Germany, Gunnar Dedio is a German film producer. He founded the production company LOOKS Film & TV productions in 1995 and has been producing documentaries, feature films and series for cinema, television and the internet since then. Among his most important (co-)productions are A gentle Creature (in competition in Cannes 2017), Michael Kohlhaas (Césars 2014) and 14 - Diaries of the Great War (awarded Robert-Geisendörfer Preis 2014, nominated for Deutscher Fernsehpreis 2014 and for Japan Prize 2014). Furthermore, he received the prestigious GrimmePreis for Life Behind the Wall in 2005. Gunnar Dedio teaches at University of Applied Sciences Mittweida, Germany (Hochschule Mittweida).

Mustapha Abatane
Mustapha Abatane
Screenwriter, director
Belgium
 
Mustapha Abatane
Mustapha Abatane
Screenwriter, director / Belgium

Case study: Champion (In the Pipeline)

Mustapha Abatane is a Belgian author and creator. He is specialised in various fields: he started his career as a video technician and facilitator in media education and then became director for documentaries and video clips for graffiti artists. In 2014, he directed a series of video clips for JVS and Piano Fabriek. His short film Cigarettes Available produced in 2014 is selected for the Brussel Short Film Festival. He also runs several film clubs in Belgium.

André Logie
André Logie
Producer, Panache Productions
Belgium
 
André Logie
André Logie
Producer, Panache Productions / Belgium
Monir Ait Hamou
Monir Ait Hamou
Actor
Belgium
 
Monir Ait Hamou
Monir Ait Hamou
Actor / Belgium

Case study: Champion

Monir Ait Hamou is a Belgian actor. He performs several roles within the film industry, looking after the promotional distribution and organisation of previews. He began his career as an actor, playing the role of a prisoner in the film De Hel van Tanger (2006), followed by a role playing the part of Aziz in the film Les Barons (2009). He then took on a number of theatre and big screen roles, as well as appearing in advertisements. In 2014, he produced the play Lonely Souls and joined the steering committee for the System D festival with the Pianofabriek and in partnership with the KVS, where he oversaw the selection of the competing films. The same year, he taught acting classes at the Let's Go Urban Academy, an organisation based in Antwerp that searches for new talent. 

Jean-Michel Albert
Jean-Michel Albert
President
France
 
Jean-Michel Albert
Jean-Michel Albert
President / France

Case study: All Wrong

Holder of a BBA (Finance option) and a BA from the University of California, Jean-Michel Albert now has more than 20 years of experience in the realisation of development projects, from design through to production. He has also developed innovative and creative projects on behalf of several national and international production companies. He is currently an associated producer at Darklight Production, providing consultation within the new media sector. He is the founder of the Marseille Web Fest, an international festival dedicated to digital fiction series, created in 2011, and the creator of the European Streamy Awards scheduled for 2018 on behalf of Dick Clark Production. He has also joined the Cannes Series where he will be responsible for the "short series" category.

Félicia Viti
Félicia Viti
Screenwriter
France
 
Félicia Viti
Félicia Viti
Screenwriter / France

Case study: Back to Corsica

Félicia Viti is a young Corsican author who lives in Paris. Her passion for cinema and writing soon led her to study screenplay. After studying film and literature at the Sorbonne Nouvelle, she enrolled for the screenplay writing course offered by the Film-making and Audiovisual Graduate School (Ecole supérieur de réalisation et d’Audiovisuel, ESRA) where she wrote her first feature, L’Amazone - a historical fresco inspired by the life of Natalie Barney. During the years that followed she gained experience in French television production, working for Sama Productions and GMT Productions as a literary assistant and in stage production. It was in 2015, after a summer spent in Corsica, that she decided to take a chance and fulfill her dream of writing a series on Corsican youth culture. She wants to alter the image people have of Corsica, and to show the island as she sees it, beautiful, funny and full of whimsy. Back To Corsica is her first series project and is now in filming for France 3 Corse Viastella, with actual filming to commence this summer, in sync with the holiday season in Corsica. As for the future, she continues to seek to realise her dreams, and is currently in the process of writing an interactive series project, still natural and amusing, but this time taking place in Paris...

Olivier Hirschbiegel
Olivier Hirschbiegel
Director
Germany
 
Olivier Hirschbiegel
Olivier Hirschbiegel
Director / Germany

Case study: The Same Sky

Oliver Hirschbiegel is a prominent German television and film director. His credits include Downfall, a critical and commercial triumph. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, it won Best Foreign Film at the British Independent Film Awards and the London Critics Circle Film Awards. He also directed the multi award-winning Das experiment which won him Best Director at the Montreal and Istanbul Film Festivals. Other film credits include Diana, starring Naomi Watts, the award winning 13 Minutes and Five minutes of heaven, starring Liam Neeson, for which Oliver won Best Director at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009. Oliver directed the first four episodes of Tom Fontana’s series Borgia, and two episodes of Turn in the US for AMC. Other television credits include The Same Sky, Morderische Entsheidung – Umschalten Erwunscht, Berlin Berlin (aka Back to Back), Tatort, Kommissar Rex, Billions and Das Urteil, which received an Emmy nomination for Best Foreign TV Drama. 

Frank Van Passel
Frank Van Passel
Director, screenwriter, producer
Belgium
 
Frank Van Passel
Frank Van Passel
Director, screenwriter, producer / Belgium

Case study: Tabula Rasa

Frank Van Passel has directed many feature films (Manneken Pis, Villa des Roses, Madonna’s Pig), TV drama (The emperor of taste, Amateurs) and theatre drama (Poes poes poes). He is also a producer for the producing company Caviar, that he has co-founded. He has produced more than twenty feature films (Dirty Mind, My Queen Karo, Black, Many Heavens) and TV series (Clan, Tabula Rasa) ; besides co-producing several contents. He recently left the company to focus on his work as a director/screenwriter.

Karin Van der Meer
Karin Van der Meer
Screenwriter
Netherlands
 
Karin Van der Meer
Karin Van der Meer
Screenwriter / Netherlands

Case study: The Swell
Karin Van der Meer (1961) is a screenwriter since the early nineties. She wrote mainly successful television drama for a wide audience. Most recently she finished season 3 of New Neighbours, based on the novel of Saskia Noort. She wrote several episodes of Penoza, which had a remake in several European countries as well as the US. For The Swell, she wrote 3 episodes and edited the other 3. Van der Meer won several Dutch awards.   

Ingmar Menning
Ingmar Menning
Producer
Netherlands
 
Ingmar Menning
Ingmar Menning
Producer / Netherlands

Case study: The Swell
After finishing his theoretical degree in Business Economics, producer Ingmar Menning changed course and headed for a practical career in film and TV production. Ingmar has produced from low-budget children’s series to high-end feature film and knows how to get the job done.In recent years, Ingmar specialized in international productions. He (co)-produced Dutch series “Trollie” and “The Swell” in Belgium, “Loving Ibiza, the series” in Spain, “Best Friends” in Switzerland, “Body Language” in Argentina, and “Foul Play” in Italy and Bangkok. He also produces two Dutch feature films per year.

Eleanora Andreatta
Eleanora Andreatta
Director
Italy
 
Eleanora Andreatta
Eleanora Andreatta
Director / Italy

Case study: Sirene / Mermaids (In the Pipeline)
Eleonora Andreatta is the Director of Rai Fiction, the department of the Italian public broadcaster RAI in charge of producing and co-producing TV drama, animation, docudrama and web series, with a yearly output of some 500 hours. After a degree in Italian Literature at Bologna University, she began her career with Academy Pictures, a movie distribution company. She joined RAI in 1995, working as producer, then as responsible for Cinema and Drama programming in Rai1, and later as Head of Co-productions and TV series at Rai Fiction.
Since September 2012, Andreatta is the Director of Rai Fiction, (Rai's Head of Drama), pursuing a policy of product innovation and differentiation and Executive Director of Rai Com.

Christophe Pinto
Christophe Pinto
Director
France
 
Christophe Pinto
Christophe Pinto
Director / France

Screening: Max et Maestro

After studying at Emile Cohl school of art, Christophe Pinto has gained extensive experience as an animator and storyboard artist for several series: Sally Bollywood, Nini Patalo, Boyster and Zak Storm. He has worked with a number of production companies, including Method, La Station, Je suis bien content, Les Improductibles, Télé Images Productions and more. He is currently creating the series Max & Maestro (52x11’), produced by Monello Productions for France Télévisions.

Patrick Nebout
Patrick Nebout
Producer
France
 
Patrick Nebout
Patrick Nebout
Producer / France

Session : Hamilton (What’s Next?)
Patrick Nebout is a TV Executive specialized in drama. He was head of international productions at SVT Drama before joining Zodiak Media to head its east European scripted activities in Moscow. In 2009 he founded Nice Drama, now part of the MTG group, and produced the SVT series Thicker Than Water/ L’Héritage empoisonné, as well as the French-Swedish thriller series Midnight Sun/ Jour Polaire. In 2016 he founded Dramacorp, a Stockholm-based production company specialized in high-concept international dramaseries, in association with Beta Film’s Jan Mojto.

Jan Maxa
Jan Maxa
Head of content development
Republique Tcheque
 
Jan Maxa
Jan Maxa
Head of content development / Republique Tcheque

Session: The Lynching (What’s Next?)
As Content Development Director of Czech TV, a public broadcaster, Jan oversees a group of 15 creative producers and approximately 500 projects in development in all TV genres, including drama, entertainment, factual and documentary, as well as children programs. His team is responsible both for in-house development and production, as well as commissioning from independent producers. In addition, the development team also manages co-production of cinema projects and international co-productions and presales.
The development team creates all premiere, non-acquisition content for four channels, representing, for example, over 100 hours of drama per year. Jan´s producer credits include, among others, TV films Charles IV - The Price of Power (Czech TV + Beta Film, 2016), mini series Jan Hus (Czech TV + ARTE, 2015), Maria Theresia (Czech TV, MTVA, ORF, RTVS, Beta Film, in production), comedy mini-series Kosmo Cosmic (Czech TV, 2016).

Michal Reitler
Michal Reitler
Producer
Republique Tcheque
 
Michal Reitler
Michal Reitler
Producer / Republique Tcheque

Case study: Shadow of the Ferns
Michal Reitler has been a creative producer in Czech Television since 2013 focusing mainly on series and TV films. With his team he also produced non-fiction projects such as dosucoap, documentary films and special events. Previously he worked as a producer in a commercial TV station. Michal Reitler graduated from the Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague where he specialized on production. Born in 1970 in Prague.

Marek Najbrt
Marek Najbrt
Director
Republique Tcheque
 
Marek Najbrt
Marek Najbrt
Director / Republique Tcheque

Case study: Shadow of the Ferns
Marek Najbrt is a graduate from the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University and from FAMU, where he specialized in documentary filmmaking. Between 1991 and 1998, he carried out a number of both amateur and professional audio-visual projects as a screenwriter and director. Since 1999, he has been working mainly as film director. His most significant works include feature films Champions, Protector and Polski Film, TV series I, Mattoni, World Under the Head, and internet series Blaník Office. He is currently working on a feature film-length fairy-tale Devil’s Quill.
 

Barbara Emile
Barbara Emile
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 
Barbara Emile
Barbara Emile
/ United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

One Vision “Pushing boundaries for different stories”

 

Barbara Emile is a BAFTA award-winning producer who set up Douglas Road Productions with Sir Lenny Henry two years ago. Douglas Road is focused on creating and producing high-end, groundbreaking television across drama, comedy and factual genres working with the best of diverse British talent, both in front of and behind the camera. Earlier in her career, Barbara led Eastenders to ratings success with a peak audience of 23 million viewers. Subsequently, as an Executive Producer in BBC drama, she was responsible for a substantial proportion for the series output, producing the BAFTA-winning episode of Holby City.

Susann Billberg Rydholm
Susann Billberg Rydholm
Producer
Sweden
 
Susann Billberg Rydholm
Susann Billberg Rydholm
Producer / Sweden

Case study: Our Time is Now
Susann has been line producer for The Millennium feature films and six TV films based on Stieg Larsson’s best selling books and for which she won an Emmy Awards. Before that, she has been producer for the drama series Lasermannen, a 3x90’’ produced for SVT and winner of the Kristallen Award for best drama, as well as nominated to BANFF, Prix Europa, Prix Italia and Golden Chest. She has also been producer for The Laura Trenter Series broadcasted on SVT, winner NBF 2003  and International Emmy Nominne. Lately, she has worked in the production of the TV drama Our Time is Now

Sam Miller
Sam Miller
Director
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 
Sam Miller
Sam Miller
Director / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Case study: Guerrilla
Sam Miller was the leading director on the award winning series This Life. He subsequently directed the feature films Among Giants starring Peter Postlethwaite and Rachel Griffiths, Elephant Juice starring Emanuelle Beart and No Good Deed starring Idris Elba. As well as feature films, his various television projects include Series 1 - 4 of Luther, Good Cop, Fortitude where Sam was the leading director and Luke Cage for Netflix. In 2012, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special for Luther 2 and in 2013 Good Cop won Best Drama Serial at the RTS Awards. Sam directed three episodes of the much-anticipated new drama for Sky Atlantic, Guerrilla, written by Oscar winner John Ridley. Currently Sam is in production on RELLIK brought to us by award-winning writers Jack & Harry Williams for BBC1. 

Klára Jůzová
Klára Jůzová
Director, screenwriter
Republique tcheque
 
Klára Jůzová
Klára Jůzová
Director, screenwriter / Republique tcheque

Session: The Lynching (What’s Next?)
Klára Jůzová studied Directing and Scriptwriting at FMK UTB in Zlin and Directing at FAMU in Prague, Czech Republic. As a co-founder of KRUTART, a young Prague-based audiovisual production she is developing a feature script called The Loved One. As a member of writer’s room led by show runner Harold Apter finished writing the first series of The Lynching show and currently starting the pre-production of the project as a director for Czech Television.
 

Jacomien Nijhof
Jacomien Nijhof
Manager fiction, content innovation
Netherlands
 
Jacomien Nijhof
Jacomien Nijhof
Manager fiction, content innovation / Netherlands

Participant to the case study of The Swell and to Broadcasters' Conclave
Jacomien has worked for Dutch Public Broadcaster EO since 1999. In 2015 she joined the board of EO, one of the 8 Public Broadcasters in The Netherlands. She is currently responsible for all EO’s fiction programs, content innovation and for several non-fiction productions, such as the biggest NPO1 crossmedia live event, The Passion, which reaches a marketshare of almost 50% with 3.6 million viewers. In her work Jacomien has a strong focus on storytelling. One of her trademarks is to apply fictional storytelling rules to non-fictional formats, such as journalism, entertainment and infotainment.

Jacques Kluger
Jacques Kluger
Producer, Darklight
France
 
Jacques Kluger
Jacques Kluger
Producer, Darklight / France

Case study: All Wrong

Jacques Kluger is a producer for the television industry. In 2013, he was appointed head of the digital content at Telfrance, ultimately in charge of the digital output of 14 separate production companies. He left in 2016 to set up Darklight Productions. Darklight’s current projects include TV drama series and films in development in both the UK and USA. Jacques Kluger produced digital drama for Blackpills and is developing a digital series for Fullscreen. Before Telfrance, Jacques was a producer for several French advertising and communications agencies, including Duke, Mediabrands, Adven.

Wim Janssen
Wim Janssen
Content manager, VRT één
Belgium
 
Wim Janssen
Wim Janssen
Content manager, VRT één / Belgium

Participant to the case study of The Swell and to the Broadcasters' Conclave
Since 1st of October 2015, Wim has been working as content manager for één (VRT), mainly focusing on drama series. Since he arrived at VRT 7 years ago, Wim has been working as an executive producer for the daily soap, THUIS. The soap has been on screen now for more than 20 years (195 episodes/year) and today has a daily market share of 45 %, still growing every year. Over 3800 episodes have already been broadcast. Wim came from an independent production company, Sylvester Productions, where he worked first as an event manager of mainly big public events for VRT. Later he became production assistant and producer of the weekly drama series Kinderen van Dewindt. Apart from that, Wim is convinced that our job is about storytelling and wants to learn from practices from all over the world how you can translate to or tell your story on any kind of media. All this to move people and let them experience the story.

Lee Mason
Lee Mason
Drama commissioning executive, Channel 4
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 
Lee Mason
Lee Mason
Drama commissioning executive, Channel 4 / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Participant au Conclave des diffuseurs


Lee Mason is a Drama Commissioning Executive at Channel 4, overseeing new drama series including The End of the Fucking World, Ackley Bridge, Loaded and Crazyhead. Previously he was Commissioning Editor of Hollyoaks, Channel 4 long running teen soap. Before Channel 4, Lee worked with a number of production companies and broadcasters including Tiger Aspect, BBC, MTV, Endemol, Shed Media and Keshet International.
 

Harold Apter
Harold Apter
Showrunner
United States of America
 
Harold Apter
Harold Apter
Showrunner / United States of America

Session : The Lynching (What’s Next?)


Harold Apter began working on Broadway at the age of 18 as an assistant to Producer/Director Harold Prince. His career as a writer began on the daytime drama Ryan’s Hope for which he shares an Emmy with the 1982 -1983 writing team. He has been a writer, story editor, and/or producer on many hours of television including comedy, science fiction, drama and action. His credits include The Golden Girls, Star Trek, The Next Generation and Walker, Texas Ranger. He has written for every major American network and studio and his work continues to be seen around the world. Apter has written and served as a producer on feature films in Brazil and has been a consultant for Brazilian and Russian features and television. He was an adjunct professor at USC School of Cinematic Arts from 2008 to 2016 before joining the full time faculty of the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts as an Assistant Professor last fall. He has also taught classes in screenwriting in Moscow, Rio de Janeiro, Prague and Pristina, Kosovo. He is currently developing and serving as showrunner on The Lynching, a new drama series for Czech Television which will premiere in 2018. Apter is a member of the Writers Guild of America and holds a degree in Film and Television from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

Harald Hamrell
Harald Hamrell
Director
Sweden
 
Harald Hamrell
Harald Hamrell
Director / Sweden

Case study: Our Time is Now

Throughout the years, Harald Hamrell has established himself as one of the most successful and well-known directors of mini-series and feature films in Sweden. He has directed and co-written many of the last decade’s most popular films and television series (Real Humans, Beck, etc.). As a teenager, Harald was already interested in making short films and when very young, acted in films and for television.

Thierry Keller
Thierry Keller
Editor-in-chief, Usbek & Rica
France
 
Thierry Keller
Thierry Keller
Editor-in-chief, Usbek & Rica / France

One Vision : "The courage to go further"

Thierry Keller is director of publications at Usbek & Rica and the author, with Arnaud Zegierman (founder of the Viavoice institute), of Ce qui nous rassemble - Comment peut-on encore être français ?, published by Les Belles Lettres (June 2017)

Fernando López Puig
Fernando López Puig
Head of drama, RTVE
Spain
 
Fernando López Puig
Fernando López Puig
Head of drama, RTVE / Spain

Masterclass : the new challenge of co-productions
Since 2010, Fernando López Puig has been head of drama for the Spanish public broadcaster, RTVE, where he is in charge of series such as Amar en Tiempos Revueltos, Águila Roja, Cuéntame, Los Misterios de Laura, Isabel, Gran Reserva, Acacias 38, El Caso and El Ministerio del Tiempo. He has developed many TV films and also heads the cinema department of the channel, with several of his films receiving international recognition and awards: Magical girl, Las Brujas de Zugarramurdi, REC 4, Loreak, Relatos Salvajes, Truman, Julieta and Tarde para la ira.

Ola Rapace
Ola Rapace
Actor
Sweden
 
Ola Rapace
Ola Rapace
Actor / Sweden

Case study: Hassel

Ola Rapace (born 1971) studied theatre at the university of Gothenburg, Sweden, between 1995-1998. His feature film debut was with the critically acclaimed film Together directed by Lukas Moodyson. He has starred in several tv series such as Tusenbröder, Wallander, Section Zero and most recently Farang and features such as I am yours and Beyond. Ola Rapace's big international breakthrough came with the villain role in the James Bond movie Skyfall.

Curro Serrano
Curro Serrano
Scénariste
Spain
 
Curro Serrano
Curro Serrano
Scénariste / Spain

Case study: All Wrong

Jonas Govaerts
Jonas Govaerts
Director
Belgium
 
Jonas Govaerts
Jonas Govaerts
Director / Belgium

Case study: Tabula Rasa

Frank Van Passel
Frank Van Passel
Producer, Caviar
Belgium
 
Frank Van Passel
Frank Van Passel
Producer, Caviar / Belgium

Case study: Tabula Rasa

Thomas Anargyros
Thomas Anargyros
Producer, Europacorp
France
 
Thomas Anargyros
Thomas Anargyros
Producer, Europacorp / France

Case study: Aux animaux la guerre

Gilles Morin
Gilles Morin
Producer, Kings of comedy
Belgium
 
Gilles Morin
Gilles Morin
Producer, Kings of comedy / Belgium

Case study: Champion

Davide Marengo
Davide Marengo
Director
Italy
 
Davide Marengo
Davide Marengo
Director / Italy

Case study: Sirene

Davide Marengo is a director of films, tv series, music videos, advertisements, short films and documentaries. He is currently working on the post production of the TV series Mermaids, produced by Cross Productions. He directed a movie Un fidanzato per mia moglie (A boyfriend for my wife) a remake of the argentinian Un novio para mi mujer. He directed Notturno Bus (Night bus) a film noir comedy, Boris 3, cult series broadcast on Fox TV, Rai 3 and Netflix, Commissario Manara, 12 episodes crime tv movies, Little Dream, Neve sporca (Dirty snow).

Bettina Wente
Bettina Wente
Producer, Network Movie
Germany
 
Bettina Wente
Bettina Wente
Producer, Network Movie / Germany

Session: West of Liberty (What's Next?)

Arnoud Bruinier
Arnoud Bruinier
Head of Drama, EO
Netherlands
 
Arnoud Bruinier
Arnoud Bruinier
Head of Drama, EO / Netherlands

Case study: The Swell

Peter Rosenlund
Peter Rosenlund
Screenwriter
Sweden
 
Peter Rosenlund
Peter Rosenlund
Screenwriter / Sweden

Session : Hamilton (What's Next?)

Liselott Forsman
Liselott Forsman
Executive producer, international projects, YLE
Finland
 
Liselott Forsman
Liselott Forsman
Executive producer, international projects, YLE / Finland

Session : Life in the Box (What's Next?) and Broadcasters' Conclave

Today Liselott Forsman is the Executive Producer of International Drama Projects within the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle. Her MA from The University of Helsinki combines Theatre Science with Film and Television studies. Liselott networks actively internationally as the President of the EBU Fiction Expert Group, a co-producer within the Northvision Drama group, a member of the International Emmy Academy and a board member the Nordic Film & TV Fund. She is a 6 time global TV conference Input drama moderator. On the feature film side she is an active partner of the Midnightsun Film festival. Liselott has written for TV and radio as well as for theatre and opera stages. She works in Swedish, FInnish and English and has a background as the Head of Fiction within the Swedish part of Yle. In 2016 she is a founding member of and heading the first ever Helsinki Script conference http://yle.fi/aihe/helsinki-script
 

Pauline Brunner
Pauline Brunner
Actress
France
 
Pauline Brunner
Pauline Brunner
Actress / France

Session: Ernest and Célestine - The Collection

Jean-Christophe Roger
Jean-Christophe Roger
Director, screenwriter
France
 
Jean-Christophe Roger
Jean-Christophe Roger
Director, screenwriter / France

Case study: Ernest and Célestine - The Collection

Narina Jabari
Narina Jabari
Screenwriter
Canada
 
Narina Jabari
Narina Jabari
Screenwriter / Canada

Session: Genesis (What's Next?)

Narina graduated from McMaster University with a degree in molecular biology and genetics. Most of her writing came from academia while conducting research projects in the fields of molecular evolution and comparative physiology. Here she learned how to craft a compelling story out of troves of raw data. Eventually, Narina transitioned into the film industry to pursue her life-long passion for screenwriting. She now writes, directs and produces. Currently, she is developing a SciFi drama series, entitled Genesis, with ZDF Enterprises in Germany and Belladonna Productions New York, as well as a documentary series with Moog Media in Toronto, entitled Displaced.

René Bastian
René Bastian
Producer, Belladonna Productions
United States of America
 
René Bastian
René Bastian
Producer, Belladonna Productions / United States of America

Session: Genesis (What's Next?)

René Bastian is the founder of Belladonna Productions, which he established to produce independent feature films and TV series with a particular focus on international co-productions.He has produced award winning films, such as Amos Kollek’s Sue, Michael Cuesta’s Lie, Duncan Tucker’s Transamerica, Dito Montiel’s A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, Michael Haneke’s Funny Games US and Jim Mickle’s We Are What We Are, and Cold In July. René’s films have been honored at the Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, have won a Golden Globe and received several Academy Award nominations.For his accomplishments René was awarded the Motorola Producer of the Year award in 2001 and was named amongst “10 Producers to Watch” by Variety in 2005.

Sebastian Krekeler
Sebastian Krekeler
Director drama sales and acquisitions, ZDFE
Germany
 
Sebastian Krekeler
Sebastian Krekeler
Director drama sales and acquisitions, ZDFE / Germany

Session : Genesis (What's Next?)

After studying Law in Mainz and Castellón (Spain), Sebastian Krekeler joined ZDF in 2008 as Personal Assistant to the CEO. In 2010, he took on responsibilities in Sales Management and VoD (Video-on-Demand) Business Development for the GAS region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). In 2013, he assumed the role of Director ZDFE drama for Sales in GAS and Italy, maintaining his responsibilities in VoD Business Development, and in 2016 became Director ZDFE.drama for Sales & Acquisitions in GAS and Italy. Since 2013, Mr. Krekeler has served as Deputy Head of ZDFE.drama.

Lotta Tejle
Lotta Tejle
Actress
Sweden
 
Lotta Tejle
Lotta Tejle
Actress / Sweden

Case study: The Simple Heist

Lotta Tejle, born 1960, is a Swedish actress. She is part of the ensemble at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, Sweden and has been active on stage throughout her career and has been awarded for her performances at several occasions. Beside her theatrical career she has starred in both feature films and TV series, such as Thomas Vinterbergs feature film En mand kommer hjem / When a Man Comes Home and the TV series God morgon alla barn and 30 grader i februari /  30 Degrees in February for which Tejle was nominated an international Emmy in the year of 2013.
 

Susanne Müller
Susanne Müller
Executive Director Feature Films, ZDF
Germany
 
Susanne Müller
Susanne Müller
Executive Director Feature Films, ZDF / Germany

Session : Broadcasters' Conclave

Susanne Müller joined ZDF in 1980. She spent more than twenty years in ZDF's Children's and Youth department, starting as a trainee and rising to become the Head of the department. From 2003 to 2006 she was Head of the New Media department of ZDF, responsible for the ZDF websites and working on their digital development. In 2006, she was appointed Vice President of North-American operations to head the New York office of ZDF Enterprises. In 2008, she became Head of Coproductions and Development at ZDF Enterprises in Mainz. Since July 2012, she is Executive Director Feature Films at ZDF. This role means that she is responsible for the acquisition and co-production of feature films and international drama series.
 

Jane Gogan
Jane Gogan
Head of Drama, RTÉ
Ireland
 
Jane Gogan
Jane Gogan
Head of Drama, RTÉ / Ireland

Session: Broacasters' Conclave

Jane Gogan has been Head of Drama at RTÉ since 2006. As well as commissioning drama from the independent sector and developing RTÉ’s co-production strategy for drama she also is responsible for Fair City, a serial drama produced within RTÉ which plays 200+ episodes a year. Digital content is of critical importance to RTÉ’s drama strategy and in that respect the drama department runs Storyland, an on-line drama outlet for new entrants to the industry. RTÉ commission a range of distinctive drama titles. Recent titles include gangland drama Love/Hate (W. Stuart Carolan) and three part political drama, Charlie (w. Colin Teevan) and 5 part drama set in Easter 1916, Rebellion, also written by Colin Teevan. Current and forthcoming dramas include returning legal drama Striking Out, Ron Hutchinson's conspiracy thriller, Acceptable Risk, and Colin Teevan's Resistance, a five part series set in 1920 during Ireland's War of Independence.

Françoise Mayor
Françoise Mayor
Head of Drama Productions, RTS
Switzerland
 
Françoise Mayor
Françoise Mayor
Head of Drama Productions, RTS / Switzerland

Session: Broadcasters' Conclave

Trained as a political scientist, since 1989, Françoise Mayor has been working at RTS, initially in the Press Office from 1991 to 1994, followed by the Department for Drama Production where she was in charge of the development of projects and the production of television series, of the selection of co-productions of short films and Swiss feature films (on and off the big screen). Since January 2014, she has been the head of Drama Productions at RTS and is responsible for drama co-productions (cinema, tv, web). In 2006, in collaboration with the web team at RTS, she set up two websites dedicated to drama (www.rtsfiction.ch and www.moncinema.ch), an interactive virtual cinema 2.0. Françoise Mayor has collaborated with numerous television and film festivals, including the Festival Tous Ecrans in Geneva and the Festival of Locarno's Léopards of Tomorrow. She is a member of the Prix Genève Europe (www.ebu.com), which is organised by the UER/EBU within the Prix Europa.

Sevda Shishmanova
Sevda Shishmanova
Programming Director, Head of Film Production, Journalist, Producer & Film directin BNT
Bulgaria
 
Sevda Shishmanova
Sevda Shishmanova
Programming Director, Head of Film Production, Journalist, Producer & Film directin BNT / Bulgaria

Session: Broadcasters' Conclave

Sevda Shishmanova has been a journalist, reporter, international correspondent of the Bulgarian National Television, and a documentary maker. In 2002, she won the Novartis International Journalism award of the John Hopkins University SAIS, and her documentary Pakistan – The Shadow of the War was selected for the main competition of FIPA (Biarritz film festival, France). She has been a member of the management board of BNT between 2004 and 2010, and has become Director of programming and film production of the channel. She has produced the first Bulgarian series with worldwide distribution, Undercover, which has already been sold in over 70 countries.

Marina Blok
Marina Blok
Head of drama, NTR
Netherlands
 
Marina Blok
Marina Blok
Head of drama, NTR / Netherlands

Session: Broadcasters' Conclave

Marina Blok est directrice de la fiction pour la chaîne NTR depuis 2000. Elle est responsable de séries telles que Dunya & Desie, Anni MG, A’dam & E.v.a et Holland Hoop (Hollands Hope), qui a été présentée en avant-première à Série Series. Elle est aussi responsable de la coproduction de films d’auteur (y compris des lauréats du prix international tels que Wolf, Borgman, Kauwboy et Boys). L’un des points centraux du département de la fiction est le développement des jeunes talents. 16 courts métrages (d’une durée de 10 à 15 minutes) sont produits chaque année. 

Domingo Corral
Domingo Corral
ORIGINAL CONTENT MANAGER, MOVISTAR + / TELEFONICA STUDIOS
Spain
 
Domingo Corral
Domingo Corral
ORIGINAL CONTENT MANAGER, MOVISTAR + / TELEFONICA STUDIOS / Spain

Session: Movistar+ / Telefonica Studios: a meteoric rise in the Spanish drama landscape

Session : Movistar + / Telefonica Studios : une ascension fulgurante dans le paysage de la fiction espagnole

Lachlan Anderson
Lachlan Anderson
Composer
Belgium
 
Lachlan Anderson
Lachlan Anderson
Composer / Belgium

Case study: Tabula Rasa

Pierre Merle
Pierre Merle
Deputy Head of Drama, FRANCE 3
France
 
Pierre Merle
Pierre Merle
Deputy Head of Drama, FRANCE 3 / France

Case study: Aux animaux la guerre

Martin Brossollet
Martin Brossollet
Drama series consultant RTBF
Belgium
 
Martin Brossollet
Martin Brossollet
Drama series consultant RTBF / Belgium

Case study: Champion

Hedda Rehnberg
Hedda Rehnberg
Actress
Sweden
 
Hedda Rehnberg
Hedda Rehnberg
Actress / Sweden

Case study: Our time is now

Hedda Rehnberg is a Swedish actress who grew up in France. She first began acting in 2015 when she was accepted at Drama Studio London. Hedda is debuting in Our time is now by portraying Suzanne Goldstein, a French Holocaust survivor who ends up in Sweden Post-WWII. Hedda has lived the majority of her life abroad and speaks fluently Swedish, French and English.

Thomas Saignes
Thomas Saignes
Head of International Business-Affairs, Iris Group
France
 
Thomas Saignes
Thomas Saignes
Head of International Business-Affairs, Iris Group / France

After a first experience in 2002 at TF1 International in Acquisition and International Coproductions, Thomas Saignes joined Telefilm Canada in Montreal as an Analyst for International Coproductions. After spending two years as head of Sales and Acquisitions at Montreal based sales company Attraction Image (Delphis at the time), he opened the European offices for Canadian power-house Transfilm International in quality of VP – Development & Production. Parallel to that he founded in 2011 his own financing-agency, sourcing and managing coproduction deals, local incentives and alternative financing sources on behalf of producers and groups located in France and abroad. Working on numerous co-productions he negotiated all types of pre-sales or financing agreements with public and private funds, in Europe, North America and China. Over four years the company packaged around 50M$ on more than a dozen movies and TV productions, and advised several investment funds. His expertise on private equity and VC, led him to successfully put together in May 2015 the first edition of the Investors Club with the Cannes film-market. He joined the Iris Group in June 2015 to act as Head of Business-Affairs in charge of all legal, commercial and financial aspects of our production and distribution activities. He also supervises the structuring of investment vehicles
Thomas Saignes is a Sciences-Po Paris graduate and has a master in business Law and intellectual property of the Paris X university. He is regularly solicited as international financing expert by co-production workshops (Berlinale, Producers’ Network etc.) and training programs (SESCA, INAexpert-HEC Montreal…)

Hans Herbots
Hans Herbots
Director
Belgium
 
Hans Herbots
Hans Herbots
Director / Belgium

Case study: The Swell

Marie-Elisabeth Deroche-Miles
Marie-Elisabeth Deroche-Miles
Consultant
 
Marie-Elisabeth Deroche-Miles
Marie-Elisabeth Deroche-Miles
Consultant /

Moderator

 

Marie-Elisabeth Deroche-Miles has been an artistic adviser in charge of the selection of British TV films and TV series for three major international festivals since 1989 (RITV, Séries Mania-Paris and Festival Tous Ecrans-Genève). She holds a Doctorate in British Civilisation and has specialised in the study of British Media and the evolution of Higher Education in Britain. She was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Reims for 30 years and, as well as organising international conferences for various institutions, she has been invited to participate in international festivals devoted to TV Drama for many years. Home is Paris and Hampshire (UK).

Sylvie Coquart-Morel
Sylvie Coquart-Morel
Head of drama, RTBF
Belgium
 
Sylvie Coquart-Morel
Sylvie Coquart-Morel
Head of drama, RTBF / Belgium

Session : Conclave des diffuseurs

Sylvie joined RTBF in September 2016 as head of the fiction unit. She is a screenwriter and a producer and has created several original series: Des Soucis et des hommes, Ondes de choc, Lignes de vie, Saintex – Nos années pension, Aix Mélodie, Les Ouchas. She also wrote episodes for French hit series such as Agathe Koltès, Plus belle la vie, Fais pas ci, fais pas ça, and wrote for cinema, theatre and radio.

Anna Croneman
Anna Croneman
Head of Drama, Sveriges Televison / SVT
Sweden
 
Anna Croneman
Anna Croneman
Head of Drama, Sveriges Televison / SVT / Sweden

Session: Broadcasters' Conclave

Anna Croneman has over 30 productions to her production credit. The International Emmy award nominated mini series Kronprinsessan (The Crown) led her way into TV drama in 2005. Anna has also held various industry positions such as vice chairman of the Swedish Film Institute’s Board of Directors and President of the Swedish Film & TV Producers Association’s film section. She is currently Head of Drama at Sveriges Televison / SVT.

Brigitte Dithard
Brigitte Dithard
Commissioning editor, SWR
Germany
 
Brigitte Dithard
Brigitte Dithard
Commissioning editor, SWR / Germany

Session: Broadcasters' Conclave

Studies of German, French and Spanish literature and translation in Stuttgart and Barcelona. Since 1990 comissioning editor for SWR (former SDR). Responsible for the Stuttgart-part of the long-running nationalwide series TATORT, for feature films in TV and cinema, miniseries and shortfilms. French-German co-productions with Arte in shortfilms, feature films (Day of truth / My sweet little village) and miniseries (Eden (in production)).

 

Lars Hermann
Lars Hermann
Denmark
 
Lars Hermann
Lars Hermann
/ Denmark

Lars worked for Maersk for ten years before entering the National Film School of Denmark, from which he graduated as a producer in 1995. He has since produced films and held a number of management positions in the film business including that of CEO of regional film fund FilmFyn, where he invested in Susanne Bier’s In a Better World, which won a Golden Globe and the Academy Award for best foreign language film in 2011. As a producer he won a Swedish Guldbagga in 2001 for Jan Troell´s As White as in Snow. Lars is in charge of financing, legal and production matters.

Christian  Laang Rank
Christian Laang Rank
Commissioning editor and executive producer, TV2 Denmark
Denmark
 
Christian  Laang Rank
Christian Laang Rank
Commissioning editor and executive producer, TV2 Denmark / Denmark

Session: Broadcasters' Conclave

Christian Rank is commissioning editor and executive producer at TV2 Denmark. He is responsible for initiating and overseeing the development, financing, production and marketing of the broadcasters prime time series commissioned to independent producers. In addition he is also part of TV2’s film board responsible for the broadcaster’s yearly investment of approximately € 8 million into Danish feature films. Prior to joining TV2, Christian worked as a producer for national broadcaster DR, conceptualized and produced the first season of The Legacy. He also worked for Miso Film and SF Studios.

Fanny Rondeau
Fanny Rondeau
Director of fiction, France 2
France
 
Fanny Rondeau
Fanny Rondeau
Director of fiction, France 2 / France

Session: Broadcasters' Conclave

Fanny Rondeau graduated in Communication and Human Resources section of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris (1992) and obtained a Master of Political Science in Political Sociology at the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University (1993). From 1994 to 1996, she worked in an audiovisual consulting firm Initiative Film, specialized in artistic and production support of TV projects, film and animation. Since 1997 she devotes herself to TV fiction and became an artistic manager at Tanais Films, then from 1999 to 2003 an artistic producer at Pathé TV and from 2003 to 2005 at Gema Productions. She joins France 2 in 2005 as a program advisor within the fiction department. Furthermore, from 2005 to 2007 she is responsible for international coproductions and represents France Télévisions in the EBU and other institutions. She is in charge of many series, mini-series, TV movies including Fais fais pas ci, Fais pas ça, Les petits meurtres d'Agatha Christie and, most recently, Dix pour cent. Since late August 2016, she is Director of Fiction at France 2.

Arnaud Malherbe
Arnaud Malherbe
Film Director, Screenwriter
France
 
Arnaud Malherbe
Arnaud Malherbe
Film Director, Screenwriter / France

After studying journalism, Arnaud Malherbe works for seven years at L’Express, a news magazine, where he wrote about travels, trend, nightlife, adventure and cinema. A true lover of stories whether they are « true » or « false », Arnaud took a year off and attended the Screenplay workshop of the “Fémis” (National School of image and sound). He never went back to the office…He resigned and made the final jump in fiction writing. He writes for the television (one off drama and tv series), comic books, he directed three awardwinning short films, such as Dans leur peau, Best movie in Gérardmer Fantastic Film Festival, in 2008, and then wrote and directed his first movie for the tv channel Arte called Belleville Story (Best tv show award at the 2009 festival of La Rochelle). Then came a second tv movie, Chambre noire, in 2013, and he co-wrote and directed the tv series Chefs (6x52) for France 2 which aired in 2015 (saison 1) and 2016 (saison 2) the show gained both popular and critical acclaim. Arnaud is also working on a feature film, Ogres (Gloria films) and a new tv series for Arte, Moloch (Calt Studios), both projects are fantasy thrillers.

Jean-André Yerlès
Jean-André Yerlès
Screenwriter
France
 
Jean-André Yerlès
Jean-André Yerlès
Screenwriter / France

After graduating from law school and a stint in politics, Jean-André Yerlès became a screenwriter at the beginning of the century. He started with a first feature film script which never came to light, then started working for TV with detective stories written with the screenwriter Claire Lemaréchal. He met Laurent Chalumeau in 2004 with whom he co-wrote the short film Le Train for CANAL+. From 2006 on, he co-wrote the first 4 seasons of Fais pas ci Fais pas ça. In 2015 A very secret service for Arte, written with Jean-François Halin and Claire Lemaréchal. A season 2 is currently in writing. For cinema, he co-wrote a Portuguese comedy La Cage Dorée and in 2016 will be released a comedy Demain tout commence directed by Hugo Gélin. In 2010, he joined the screenwriters’ collective SAGA&CO, and founded, that same year, The Guilde Française des Scénaristes (French Screenwriters’ Guild). Since 2013, he has been a Board member of the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe (FSE). Like most screenwriters, he has written or co-written wonderful feature films and TV series. 

Jean-Marc Auclair
Jean-Marc Auclair
Screenwriter, Producer
France
 
Jean-Marc Auclair
Jean-Marc Auclair
Screenwriter, Producer / France

After working as a sales person with the producer Yves-Rousset-Rouard, Jean-Marc became producer for Monique Arnaud (Chrysalide Films) who produced 12 romantic comedies with US actors for the international market.
He then wrote his first 90' comedy aired by CANAL+.For M6 and Marathon, he wrote and produced a 25 half hour drama shows entirely shot in South Africa (Indaba). He created, wrote and associate produced for France 2 (with Olivier Marvaud) 2 seasons of a crime series (B.R.I.G.A.D - the French swat). Since then he has written about 65 hours of drama to date (90' comedies and drama + many episodes for French TV series La Kiné, Les Monos, Alice Nevers… ) In 2003, he published a fiction novel, Les Rivages de Lumière (Editions Anne Carrière), now being adapted into a TV series. In 2009, (with T. Lasalle and ML David), he created Mes Amis, Mes Amours, Mes Emmerdes, a comedy series for TF1, which won a “Laurier” Best TV Series Award in 2011. Season 4 was aired in 2015. In 2013, he started Alauda Films (with the Makever group). He has produced Meurtres à l'Abbaye de Rouen and J'ai épousé un meurtrier (2016) and now develops several projects as an author/producer. He is also writing a feature film comedy.
 

Miryam Van Lier
Miryam Van Lier
Head of drama, Youth programmes and performing arts
Netherlands
 
Miryam Van Lier
Miryam Van Lier
Head of drama, Youth programmes and performing arts / Netherlands

After an extensive career in international documentary film Miryam van Lier (1965) became head of drama, youth programmes and performing arts at the Dutch Mediafund in 2009. She initiated several television projects, amongst which the dance film project Point Taken, the culturally diverse youth series Now or Never and more recently a new incentive for Dutch international drama series. Since 1988 she has worked as a writer and consultant in the cultural field. She is advisor for the Brabant C Fund and the Flemish Audiovisual Fund.
 

Anne Landois
Anne Landois
Screenwriter and producer
France
 
Anne Landois
Anne Landois
Screenwriter and producer / France

Moderator and participant to the discussion "Long-running series: a story of both passion and devotion"

Anne Landois began her career as a screenwriter in 1994. Her interest in the judiciary world and thrillers is very present in her work, even though she also co-authored sentimental comedies for Belgian television. Her taste for judicial realism and field investigations came to the fore through the writing of various projects: Rendez-Moi Justice (France 3) and Spiral (CANAL+), whose season 5 received the Emmy Award for Best International Drama Series in 2015. She has just finished the writing and artistic production of season 5, which will be aired in Fall 2017.

Frédéric Krivine
Frédéric Krivine
Screenwriter
France
 
Frédéric Krivine
Frédéric Krivine
Screenwriter / France

Discussion: "Long-running series: between passion and devotion"

Arnaud Malherbe
Arnaud Malherbe
Screenwriter and director
France
 
Arnaud Malherbe
Arnaud Malherbe
Screenwriter and director / France

Moderator

After studying journalism, Arnaud Malherbe works for seven years at L’Express, a news magazine, where he wrote about travels, trend, nightlife, adventure and cinema. A true lover of stories whether they are « true » or « false », Arnaud took a year off and attended the Screenplay workshop of the “Fémis” (National School of image and sound). He never went back to the office…He resigned and made the final jump in fiction writing. He writes for the television (one off drama and tv series), comic books, he directed three awardwinning short films, such as Dans leur peau, Best movie in Gérardmer Fantastic Film Festival, in 2008, and then wrote and directed his first movie for the tv channel Arte called Belleville Story (Best tv show award at the 2009 festival of La Rochelle). Then came a second tv movie , Chambre noire, in 2013, and he co-wrote and directed the tv series Chefs (6x52) for France 2 which aired in 2015 (saison 1) and 2016 (saison 2) the show gained both popular and critical acclaim. Arnaud is also working on a feature film, Ogres (Gloria films) and a new tv series for Arte , Moloch (Calt Studios), both projects are fantasy thrillers.

Jean-André Yerlès
Jean-André Yerlès
Screenwriter
France
 
Jean-André Yerlès
Jean-André Yerlès
Screenwriter / France

After graduating from law school and a stint in politics, Jean-André Yerlès became a screenwriter at the beginning of the century. He started with a first feature film script which never came to light, then started working for TV with detective stories written with the screenwriter Claire Lemaréchal. He met Laurent Chalumeau in 2004 with whom he co-wrote the short film Le Train for CANAL+. From 2006 on, he co-wrote the first 4 seasons of Fais pas ci Fais pas ça. In 2015 A very secret service for Arte, written with Jean-François Halin and Claire Lemaréchal. A season 2 is currently in writing. For cinema, he co-wrote a Portuguese comedy La Cage Dorée and in 2016 will be released a comedy Demain tout commence directed by Hugo Gélin. In 2010, he joined the screenwriters’ collective SAGA&CO, and founded, that same year, The Guilde Française des Scénaristes (French Screenwriters’ Guild). Since 2013, he has been a Board member of the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe (FSE) . Like most screenwriters, he has written or co-written wonderful feature films and TV series. 

Jean-Marc Auclair
Jean-Marc Auclair
Screenwriter and producer
France
 
Jean-Marc Auclair
Jean-Marc Auclair
Screenwriter and producer / France

After working as a sales person with the producer Yves-Rousset-Rouard, Jean-Marc became producer for Monique Arnaud (Chrysalide Films) who produced 12 romantic comedies with US actors for the international market.
He then wrote his first 90' comedy aired by CANAL+.
For M6 and Marathon, he wrote and produced a 25 half hour drama shows entirely shot in South Africa (Indaba).
He created, wrote and associate produced for France 2 (with Olivier Marvaud) 2 seasons of a crime series (B.R.I.G.A.D - the French swat). Since then he has written about 65 hours of drama to date (90' comedies and drama + many episodes for French TV series La Kiné, Les Monos, Alice Nevers… )
In 2003, he published a fiction novel, Les Rivages de Lumière (Editions Anne Carrière), now being adapted into a TV series. In 2009, (with T. Lasalle and ML David), he created Mes Amis, Mes Amours, Mes Emmerdes, a comedy series for TF1, which won a “Laurier” Best TV Series Award in 2011. Season 4 was aired in 2015.
In 2013, he started Alauda Films (with the Makever group). He has produced Meurtres à l'Abbaye de Rouen and J'ai épousé un meurtrier (2016) and now develops several projects as an author/producer. He is also writing a feature film comedy.
 

Miryam van Lier
Miryam van Lier
HEAD OF DRAMA, YOUTH PROGRAMMES AND PERFORMING ARTS, THE DUTCH MEDIAFUND
Netherlands
 
Miryam van Lier
Miryam van Lier
HEAD OF DRAMA, YOUTH PROGRAMMES AND PERFORMING ARTS, THE DUTCH MEDIAFUND / Netherlands

Moderator

After an extensive career in international documentary film Miryam van Lier (1965) became head of drama, youth programmes and performing arts at the Dutch Mediafund in 2009. She initiated several television projects, amongst which the dance film project Point Taken, the culturally
diverse youth series Now or Never and more recently a new incentive
for Dutch international drama series. Since 1988 she has worked as a writer and consultant in the cultural field. She is advisor for the Brabant C Fund and the Flemish
Audiovisual Fund.

Hervé Hadmar
Hervé Hadmar
Screenwriter and director
France
 
Hervé Hadmar
Hervé Hadmar
Screenwriter and director / France

Co-President of the editorial committee and moderator

Hervé Hadmar started his career as a graphic designer. He then worked for more than ten years in the advertising industry before starting to write and direct, first, feature films (Comme Un Poisson Hors De L'Eau), and then series: Les Oubliées (France Télévisions), Pigalle La Nuit, (CANAL+), Au-delà des Murs (Arte) and Les Témoins 1 and 2 (France 2). He is now preparing is first feature film Silence of the Moon.

Claire Lemaréchal
Claire Lemaréchal
Screenwriter
France
 
Claire Lemaréchal
Claire Lemaréchal
Screenwriter / France

Moderator

After studying International Affairs at Sciences Po (Paris) and Columbia University (New York), Claire Lemaréchal started to work for documentaries before moving to fiction writing. Since she left CEEA (French screenwriting school) in 1997, she has been writing mostly for television, in various genres : TV movies, one-hour dramas, (PJ, Le Lycée, Groupe Flag, Fais pas ci Fais pas ça, Maison close, Sam adapted from the Danish show Rita…), sitcom (H for CANAL+), a 8’ daily show shot “live” (Le Train for CANAL+)… For cinema, she wrote Sagan with Diane Kurys and La vie d’une autre with Sylvie Testud, and for the stage Célibataires with Rodolphe Sand and David Talbot. She co-produced Après moi le bonheur, the TV movie she wrote about the true story of a mother fighting for the future of her 4 children after her death, and is currently writing Season 2 of Very secret service with the same great partners as Season 1 (broadcast on Arte last year), Jean-François Halin and Jean-André Yerlès. 

Pierre Zéni
Pierre Zéni
Journalist
France
 
Pierre Zéni
Pierre Zéni
Journalist / France

Moderator
Pierre Zéni began his career on the editorial team of Telessone, hosting a weekly cultural programme and later, the daily news and election coverage, before becoming editor-in-chief. He then moved to TPS and Sorties en salles, a weekly programme of cinema news, which won the ITEMS best cinema magazine and best host. Lastly, for the CANAL+ Group he took part in creating television for the Cannes Film Festival, which he continues to host today and he also developed the magazine accompanying the channels CINECINEMA and CINE INFO. Since then, he has been assistant director of programmes and editor-in-chief of the CINE+ channels, CANAL+’s cinema channels and he hosts, amongst others, Face au Film.

Lars Lundström
Lars Lundström
Author and producer
Sweden
 
Lars Lundström
Lars Lundström
Author and producer / Sweden

Moderator
Lars started his career as an actor and screenwriter and then went on to found Matador Film. Lars is one of Sweden's most well-known screenwriters and has written several popular TV series and films, such as Real Humans, Wallander, Brotherhood (Tusenbröder), Pistvakt, Labyrint and Cops (Poliser).

Nicola Lusuardi
Nicola Lusuardi
Consultant
France
 
Nicola Lusuardi
Nicola Lusuardi
Consultant / France

Moderator and speaker from the Series Stories Day

Charline De Lépine
Charline De Lépine
Producer, Macondo
France
 
Charline De Lépine
Charline De Lépine
Producer, Macondo / France

Moderator
Charline de Lépine was an associate producer at Son et Lumière for 16 years and produced many one-off dramas and series, of which Avocats et Associés and Engrenages (Spiral). In 2006, she set up the Macondo company, focusing on quality drama. After several one-off dramas and miniseries, Macondo successfully produced Les Hommes de L’Ombre, the first series on the world of French politics (season 3 in post production this summer). At present, Charline de Lépine is developing a new series on the world of television during the ‘60s, focusing on the emancipation of women: Speakrines.

Abed Laraqui
Abed Laraqui
Studies Manager
France
 
Abed Laraqui
Abed Laraqui
Studies Manager / France

Screening: Changing world of series - in search of meaning and reality

Graduated of one of France’s leading business school, Abed Laraqui has completed his formation by a Master’s degree “Cinema, Television and New Media” at La Sorbonne university. He then has worked for the studies and marketing departments of different TV channels (CANAL+ and beIN SPORTS) and media agencies (Omnicom Media Group). In 2016, Abed has joined Eurodata TV Worldwide which analyses trends and supplies audience ratings for television programmes on over 7000 channels across 5 continents. Abed manages studies of consumer trends and TV programming in the world, from fiction to entertainment formats.

Philippe Triboit
Philippe Triboit
Director
France
 
Philippe Triboit
Philippe Triboit
Director / France

Member of the editorial committee and moderator

Philippe Triboit began his career as an assistant director and a screenwriter for both cinema and television. Today he alternates between creating TV series (Avocats et Associés, Engrenages / Spiral, La Commune, Un Village Français…) and directing and writing for one-off, many of them award-winning. He now works in partnership with Frédéric Krivine at Terego, and he is also the co-producer of Un Village Français along with Tetra Media. He has recently directed several episodes of Guyane for CANAL+.

 

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