Programme / Speakers 2021

Speakers

Ita O'Brien
Ita O'Brien
Intimacy Coordinator - Intimacy On Set
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 
Ita O'Brien
Ita O'Brien
Intimacy Coordinator - Intimacy On Set / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

MASTERCLASS

 

Ita O'Brien is the UK’s leading Intimacy Coordinator and founder of Intimacy on Set. O’Brien pioneered the role of the Intimacy Coordinator and since 2014 has been developing best practice Intimacy on Set Guidelines, which have been widely adopted in the industry and championed by the TIME’S UP movement and others, advocating for safe, fair and dignified work for everyone. O’Brien has worked on numerous high-profile productions including Normal People (BBC3/Hulu), Sex Education 1&2 (Netflix), and I May Destroy You (BBC/HBO).

Bisha K. Ali
Bisha K. Ali
Screenwriter, director, producer
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 
Bisha K. Ali
Bisha K. Ali
Screenwriter, director, producer / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

One Vision

 

Bisha K. Ali is a screenwriter, director, and producer who splits her time between London and Los Angeles. In 2019, Bisha was announced as the Head Writer of Marvel Studios' Ms. Marvel series for Disney+. Bisha's work includes consulting on HBO & Sky's upcoming series The Baby, writing on Marvel Studios' Loki for Disney+, Hulu's Four Weddings and a Funeral, and Netflix's Sex Education. Bisha is repped by CAA, Nina Shaw and Loan Dang at Del Shaw Moonves, Abby Singer and Emma Obank at Casarotto Ramsay & Associates, and Coakley Public Relations. 

Ron Leshem
Ron Leshem
creator
Israel
 
Ron Leshem
Ron Leshem
creator / Israel

Online Masterclass - screenwriter, creator

 

Ron Leshem is an Israeli-American screenwriter, author, producer, most recently known for HBO's “Euphoria”, which is based on his original series. Leshem co-created and co-wrote Arte and Hulu's “No Man’s Land”, and HBO Max's “Valley of Tears”. Leshem is a bestselling author, published in 20 languages. He won Israel's top literary award, The Sapir Prize.

Steve Matthews
Steve Matthews
VP Executive Producer, Drama Development - HBO Europe
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 
Steve Matthews
Steve Matthews
VP Executive Producer, Drama Development - HBO Europe / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Online Masterclass - HBO line up

 

Steve was Consulting Producer on all three series of Neil Jordan’s series The Borgias for Showtime Networks, and produced four series of RTE’s award winning Dublin gangster series Love/Hate. He was formerly Head of Development at Ray Winstone’s Size 9 Productions and worked as a script editor at the BBC on Silent Witness. He is currently VP Executive Producer, Drama Development at HBO Europe where he has worked on series including Pustina, Aranyélet, Umbre, Blinded By The Lights, Uspjeh, The Sleepers, Gösta, Beforeigners, Patria, Beartown and 30 Coins.

Emmanuel Dauce
Emmanuel Dauce
Producer - Tetra Media Fiction
France
 
Emmanuel Dauce
Emmanuel Dauce
Producer - Tetra Media Fiction / France

Graduated from the ESSEC and « La FÉMIS », Emmanuel Daucé is a French TV series producer and has been leading Tetra Media Fiction since 2005.

In 2007, he has produced La Commune a 8x52’ show for CANAL+, writtten by Abdel Raouf Dafri. He has also produced with Charline de Lépine (Macondo) Les Hommes de l’Ombre, a political series of 18x52’ (3 seasons), exported under the name Spin. In 2018 he co-produced with JE Films Vernon Subutex, an 8x30' series by Cathy Verney, an adaptation for CANAL+ of the novel by Virginie Despentes.
In 2008, he created, with Frédéric Krivine and Philippe Triboit, Un Village Français. The 72x52’ show is exported in more than 40 countries under the name The Line.
From 2013 to 2018, Emmanuel Daucé is one of the leader of the department « TV Series Creation » at the prestigious school « La FÉMIS ».

Mikko Pöllä
Mikko Pöllä
Screenwriter, producer - Fire Monkey
Finland
 
Mikko Pöllä
Mikko Pöllä
Screenwriter, producer - Fire Monkey / Finland

Case Study : Bad Apples

What's Next : The Astronaut

 

Mikko Pöllä is Fire Monkey's co-founder and the creator of nine produced dramas, among them Finland’s most widespread scripted television formats, Black Widows and Easy Living that have gained remakes by HBO Europe, Viaplay and Televisa among others. He was also the co-writer of the global pop-culture phenomenon, The Angry Birds Movie. Mikko's latest works are fish out of water comedy Californian Commando and scifi mystery White Wall.

Roope Lehtinen
Roope Lehtinen
Executive Producer - Fire Monkey
Finland
 
Roope Lehtinen
Roope Lehtinen
Executive Producer - Fire Monkey / Finland

Case Study: Bad Apples

 

Lehtinen has created and produced some of the most succesful drama and comedy series from Finland in the last 20 years. He has won five Finnish Venla Awards for best drama. His most well known works are Easy LivingBlack WidowsHooked and White Wall.

Nathaniel Méchaly
Nathaniel Méchaly
Composer
France
 
Nathaniel Méchaly
Nathaniel Méchaly
Composer / France

Masterclass composers

 

Born in 1972, Nathaniel Méchaly studied cello, chamber music and electroacoustic composition at the National Conservatories of Marseille, Paris and Boulogne. He started his career as a composer for cinema in 2004 with Raphael Nadjari's Avanim, then continued with Guy Ritchie's Revolver and contributed to the success of the Taken trilogy - the soundtrack of the first opus won two BMI Awards in London and Los Angeles. His inspiration is not limited to genre cinema as he is also composing for theatre and contemporary dance. In 2014, he and Shigeru Umebayashi won the award for Best Composer at the 8th Festival of Asian Film and well as the award for Best Original Score at the 33th Hong Kong Film Festival, for their music for The Grandmaster, directed by Wong Kar Waï. More recently, Nathaniel composed the score for Farren Blackburn’s film Shut In, as well as for Franco-Swedish series Midnight Sun, starring Leïla Bekhti and broadcast on CANAL+. After signing the soundtrack for the Kabul Kitchen series, he worked with Wong Kar Waï again on his latest production, See You Tomorrow. In 2018, he composed the score of Netflix’ first French documentary series 13th November, directed by Jules and Gédéon Naudet. He also worked with director Madeleine Sackler on the score of her feature film O.G., and composed the original music for Swedish film Swoon, directed by Måns Mårlind et Björn Stein, and for which he won the Guldbaggen Award for Best Original Music, awarded by the Swedish film academy, in 2019. Most recently, Nathaniel completed the music for TF1’s hit La Promesse, directed by Laure de Butler, for Chinese blockbuster Fox Hunt, and for international series Shadowplay (soon on CANAL+). Nathaniel is currently working with Randy Kerber to create a musical directed by Patrice Leconte, La jeune fille invisible (« the invisible young woman »).

Anne  Viau
Anne Viau
Artistic Director of National Drama - TF1
France
 
Anne  Viau
Anne Viau
Artistic Director of National Drama - TF1 / France

LINE-UP TF1 

 

After a literary baccalaureate and a preparatory class, Anne Viau entered the Fémis screenplay department in 2003. She then became a screenwriter for television and wrote, in collaboration with Clara Bourreau, for for several series including La Crim (France 2), Les Bleus (M6) and Mes amis mes amours mes emmerdes (TF1). Together they created Adresse Inconnue for France 3 and wrote for season 1 of Maison Close (Canal Plus).
In 2011, Anne Viau joined TF1 as artistic advisor for French drama. In 2017, she became deputy director and then artistic director of French Drama (2018), the position she currently holds. With her team, she is in charge of developing and producing French drama for the TF1 group. Her major challenge: creating a buzz and uniting a large audience around ambitious prime-time dramas such as Le Bazar de la Charité, La Promesse, Balthazar and and HPI. And participating in the renewal of the access prime time slot with the creation of two daily soap operas: Demain nous appartient and Ici tout commence

Nathalie Biancolli
Nathalie Biancolli
Director of acquisitions and international fiction - France Télévisions
France
 
Nathalie Biancolli
Nathalie Biancolli
Director of acquisitions and international fiction - France Télévisions / France

In the Pipeline: Around the World in 80 days

 

Nathalie Biancolli is a graduate of Paul Valéry University (Montpellier) - LEA / LAE. She has 30 years of experience in the media - sales and program acquisitions. She began her career at CLT (RTL Groupe-Pandora), part of France and part of Luxembourg. She was in charge of sales management. She has notably developed the structure SND (Société Nouvelle de Distribution) - production, acquisition of feature films. She joined the TF1 Group in 2000 and more specifically AB Groupe, as Acquisitions Director to develop the catalog and supply the different channels. She participated in the development of channels and the launch of TNT (NT1 and TMC). She joined TF1 in 2010 and took the lead in the Group's acquisitions (acquisitions of linear and non-linear rights). In April 2017 she joined the France Télévisions Group. Since May 2018, Nathalie Biancolli has been director of acquisitions and international fiction at France Télévisions (acquisitions and co-productions). In 2018, she launches the Alliance (ZDF / RAI) for international co-productions.

Guy Bisson
Guy Bisson
Executive Director - Ampere Analysis
Royaume-uni
 
Guy Bisson
Guy Bisson
Executive Director - Ampere Analysis / Royaume-uni

Discussions and debates: Ampere Analysis

 

Guy Bisson has more than 25 years’ experience as a leading entertainment market analyst with a specialisation in the global television business. He is a regular speaker and moderator at many of the World’s leading entertainment business conferences, a frequent media commentator and author of numerous reports and research articles on the business and strategy of the television industry with a particular recent focus on content trends. Guy is a co-founder of Ampere Analysis, a London-based research company with a focus on television and content.

David Dusa
David Dusa
Screenwriter
Sweden
 
David Dusa
David Dusa
Screenwriter / Sweden

In conversation with: Ron Leshem

 

DAVID DUSA is a multilingual writer director (English, French, Swedish, Hungarian), currently developing UNIT 8200 with Leora Kamenetzky for Keshet (Israel) & Elephant International (France), VIOLENCE WITHIN for KHM Film (Hungary), WHITE GOLD, THE MISSING CHAPTER and PARADISE INSTITUTE for Sciapode (France). Intermediary in Mandarin, David worked in China with superstar Feng XiaoYue and for Sony Pictures Asia Pacific. He won European Filmmaker to Watch by Variety for his first feature FLOWERS OF EVIL and co-wrote Sundance award-winning THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED.

Montse  Garcia Alvarez
Montse Garcia Alvarez
Head of Drama - Atresmedia TV
Spain
 
Montse  Garcia Alvarez
Montse Garcia Alvarez
Head of Drama - Atresmedia TV / Spain

What's Next: The Age of Anger

 

Montse García is currently the director of Fiction of Atresmedia TV, as well as executive producer of all the tv series that have been produced since her incorporation. She arrives at Atresmedia TV after serving in recent years the position of Executive Director in the production company Diagonal TV belonging to the group Endemol Shine Iberia. Throughout her career she has specialized in television fiction participating in the development and production of titles such as 'La Señora' (TVE), 'Republic' (TVE), 'Isabel' (TVE), 'Carlos Rey Emperador' (TVE), 'Sin Identity' (Antena 3), 'La Catedral del Mar' (Antena 3), 'Matadero' (Antena 3) and recently 'El Nudo' (Atresmedia). She also participates in the production of the film 'La librería', directed by Isabel Coixet, Goya Best Film 2018. She is also responsible for the handover and continuity of the series 'Love in Scrambled Times' (TVE); renewing and adapting the format for Atresmedia as 'Love is forever'. She specializes in television production in Los Angeles in the studios of SPTI (Sony Television Productions International) covering all the areas that make up the audiovisual production of fiction. She later joined the SPTI group (Sony Producciones Television International) as Director of Production and delegate of Spain, participating in the adaptation of television formats for Sony Spain such as: 'Los Simuladores" (Four), 'Marriage with children' (Four), 'Mesa para cinco' (Telecinco) and 'De Moda' (Forta). As Head of Production at Globomedia Television carried out some of the first prime time in Spain such as: 'More than friends' (Telecinco), 'Compañeros' (Antena 3) and 'Abogados' (Telecinco) with Boca-Boca Producciones. Her experience and professional skills drive her objectives of supporting and creating new projects and formats, betting on a clear line of commercial and quality fiction linked to the different emission options that exist today.

Emmanuel de Franceschi
Emmanuel de Franceschi
Producer - GO-N Productions
France
 
Emmanuel de Franceschi
Emmanuel de Franceschi
Producer - GO-N Productions / France

Série Series Kids - Simon

 

Emmanuel graduated from the EDHEC business school and from the Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University. Since then, he has always been working in animation production. He has been an assistant producer, a production manager and a head of productions in various studios (Télé Images, Euro Visual…). From 2006 to 2010 he managed the productions of GO-N Productions (two seasons of The Large Family, Lou! and Commander Clark). He then joined Lagardère Entertainment’s animation subsidiary as head of productions and of the studio, supervising series including Fish & Chips, Scary Larry, Mini Wolf and Xiaolin Chronicles. Since the end of 2012, he is a producer at GO-N Productions.

Antonio Gambale
Antonio Gambale
Composer
France
 
Antonio Gambale
Antonio Gambale
Composer / France

Masterclass composers

 

Antonio Gambale is an Italian and Australian composer based in Paris, France. A graduate of the inaugural year of the Screen Composition course at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, Antonio has a career in the film and TV industry spanning decades. Over the past 15 years Antonio has worked as programmer, arranger and score producer with leading French composers including Nathaniel Méchaly, Pierre Adenot, Philippe Rombi, Maxime Desprez and Michael Tordjman. He is credited on projects as diverse as the TAKEN film franchise, LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE, TAXI BROOKLYN, TRANSPORTER (TV series seasons 1 & 2), and LA CH’TITE FAMILLE. His recent composer credits include season 3 of KABOUL KITCHEN for Canal+ (cosigned with Nathaniel Méchaly), the horror comedy Tribeca festival début feature STUNG (co-signed with David Menke) and the feature film JOE CINQUE’S CONSOLATION (début at TIFF). Most recently, Antonio scored the original music for the runaway international hit Netflix series UNORTHODOX. His score received two 2020 Primetime Emmy nominations (Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music), and won two awards in the same categories at the 2020 APRA Screen Music Awards. The series itself was both a critical and popular success worldwide, garnering a long list of nominations and awards including a total of eight Emmy nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, and nominations for a BAFTA and Peabody Award.

Julien Cayot
Julien Cayot
Director - GO-N Productions
France
 
Julien Cayot
Julien Cayot
Director - GO-N Productions / France

Série Series Kids - Simon

 

After studying Fine Arts, Julien started his career in Millimages by working as a first assistant director and an animation supervisor. In 2008, he went on to direct two seasons of ‘’64 Zoo lane’’. He then switched between the position of animation supervisor on “Commander Clark” with GO-N Productions and technical director on “Mouk” with Millimages. He joined GO-N Productions as animation director on the show ‘’ZIP ZIP’’ before pursuing as director on the first three seasons of ‘’SIMON’’.

Jean-Luc François
Jean-Luc François
Director
France
 
Jean-Luc François
Jean-Luc François
Director / France

Série Series Kids - The Mysterious Cities of Gold

 

Jean-Luc is one of France’s most accomplished animation series directors. His first show in 1998, was the beloved French pre-school series T’choupi. He went on to direct the T’choupi feature film (2004). Jean-Luc has been a staff director at Blue Spirit since 2006. He directed the first two seasons of Loopdidoo as well as 3 seasons of the cult series The Mysterious Cities of Gold. His work also includes Blue Spirit’s first original series based on the childhood of the legendary king of Camelot- Arthur and the Children of the Round Table. A second season is currently in production as well as a feature film based on this classic IP.

Helen Perquy
Helen Perquy
Producer - jonnydepony
Belgium
 
Helen Perquy
Helen Perquy
Producer - jonnydepony / Belgium

In the pipeline: Transport

 

Helen Perquy is a Belgian executive producer with a main focus on financing high-end television drama with international potential. She is responsible for developing and managing international co-productions for drama, connecting high quality content with the suitable financing strategy. Since 2018, she is co-owner of jonnydepony and producer of the series Blackout (2020) and Arcadia (2022). She is also the co-producer of the Finnish-Flemish series Transport. Jonnydepony is currently working on multiple new series; among them The Girl In My Diary, Years of Lead and Degens.

Hordur Runarsson
Hordur Runarsson
Producer / co-owner - Glassriver
Iceland
 
Hordur Runarsson
Hordur Runarsson
Producer / co-owner - Glassriver / Iceland

In the pipeline: Black Sands

Case study: Journey

 

Hordur Runarsson is a producer and co-owner at GLASSRIVER that has become recognised as a creative powerhouse with projects such as BLACK SANDS, FRACTURES, JOURNEY, ORDINARY PEOPLE, MY FUNERAL, MANNERS, VIGDÍS. Hordur also spearheads and drives the international co-productions, financing and sales arm of Glassriver.

Pete Riski
Pete Riski
Director - Fire Monkey
Finland
 
Pete Riski
Pete Riski
Director - Fire Monkey / Finland

What's next: The Astronaut

 

Pete Riski is a versatile director with a passion for stories.

His work combines unique visual style and solid cinematic storytelling. Regardless of the genre or format, strong emotional side makes his work always stand out. This has gained him awards and critical praise around the world.

Recently Pete directed the international series Bullets with co-producers of The Bridge, The Killing and Millenium. Bullets won Coup De Coeur Award in MIPdrama summit in Cannes.

Currently, Pete is wrapping another series for Elisa Viihde Viaplay. Several of his own concepts are also in development.

Frederico Serra
Frederico Serra
Director / Producer - Take it Easy Film
Portugal
 
Frederico Serra
Frederico Serra
Director / Producer - Take it Easy Film / Portugal

What's next: Lusitania

 

Frederico Serra is an experienced director and producer.
He did a workshop on Actor Directing at the Raindance of London with Patrick Tucker. Other workshops include on Film Directing at the Four Corners Film Workshop in London with Peter Ellis. Director of advertising and music videos. He directed short films and feature films. In 2010 he co-directed, with Tiago Guedes, the television series Noite Sangrenta. He is one of the founders of TAKE IT EASY, a 17-year-old independent production company based in Lisbon. The company focuses on telling good stories.

Nuno Soler
Nuno Soler
Screenwriter
Portugal
 
Nuno Soler
Nuno Soler
Screenwriter / Portugal

What's next: Lusitania

 

Nuno Soler is a screenwriter with a degree in Cinema and Multimedia Communication at the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies. He attended workshops with Robert McKee and Christopher Vogler in screenwriting and completed his post-graduation at the Vancouver Film School in Writing for Film, Television and Videogames. He works as a Copy // UX writer, and screenwriter, in constant creative process.


 

Nunes Andreia
Nunes Andreia
Producer - Take it Easy Film
Portugal
 
Nunes Andreia
Nunes Andreia
Producer - Take it Easy Film / Portugal

What's next: Lusitania

 

Producer and University Professor. From Lisbon, over the past 12 years Andreia has developed and produced short and feature films and TV series projects, all the way from script development to the screen. She was recently invited to teach film production at Lusófona University in the Cinema and Video Degree and is carrying out research at FilmEU - European Universities Alliance for Film and Media Arts.
 

Elsa Marpeau
Elsa Marpeau
Screenwriter
France
 
Elsa Marpeau
Elsa Marpeau
Screenwriter / France

In the Pipeline - L'île au 30 cercueils

 

Elsa Marpeau is a French novelist and screenwriter. She is a former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in the Rue d'Ulm in Paris. She holds an aggregation of modern literature and wrote a thesis on seventeenth-century theatre. She lived in Singapore, which inspired her fictional autobiography ""L'Expatriée"" (Transfuge Prize 2015; 2013, Plume de Cristal Prize).

Florent Meyer
Florent Meyer
Screenwriter
France
 
Florent Meyer
Florent Meyer
Screenwriter / France

 In the Pipeline L'île aux 30 cercueils

 

After a master's degree in screenwriting at the Sorbonne, he began his career as a consultant for Why Not Productions. He specialised in TV series ranging from daily soap operas (Plus belle la vie) to mythological dramas (Odysseus) and youth series (Foudre). He then explored more personal themes in Intrusion. His identity as an author is becoming clearer in genre series: Zone Blanche, a thriller that flirts with the fantastic, Amour Fou, a domestic thriller combining perversion and manipulation. In 2018, he participated in the creation of the series Lupin.

Anne Holmes
Anne Holmes
Director of National Drama - France Télévisions
France
 
Anne Holmes
Anne Holmes
Director of National Drama - France Télévisions / France

In the Pipeline - L'île aux 30 cercueils

 

Anne Holmes began her career in 1990 at Hamster Production. After a spell at Alya, she joined JLA Productions in 1999 where she took part in the production of public service series (SOS 18, L'Instit).
In 2003, she joined France 3 as a programme advisor, then was appointed deputy director of the drama unit in 2007 before taking over as director a year later. She is behind many iconic series: Un village français, Famille d'Accueil, Capitaine Marleau, La Forêt... In 2018, Anne Holmes was appointed Director of National Drama at France Télévisions.

Eero  Hietala
Eero Hietala
Producer
Finland
 
Eero  Hietala
Eero Hietala
Producer / Finland

What's next - 506 Grams of Ural Snow & Saturday Society

 

Eero Hietala is the co-founder of Aito Media, a leading production company in Finland. Hietala has been the executive producer of close to 200 seasons or one-off titles of fiction, factual, entertainment, documentaries and studio entertainment shows. In fiction Hietala has acted as an executive producer in various genres. The most recent titles include Almost True (2019, Comedy Drama), Pirjo (2018-2021 short form comedy), Mother-in-Paw (2020-2021, sitcom), Lakeside Murders, (2020-2021, procedural crime).

José Fragoso
José Fragoso
Head of acquisitions - RTP (Portuguese Public TV)
Portugal
 
José Fragoso
José Fragoso
Head of acquisitions - RTP (Portuguese Public TV) / Portugal

In the pipeline: Lusitania

 

José Fragoso (Figueira da Foz, 1963) is one of the leading Portuguese journalists, a founding member of the private radio station TSF, of the private leading newspaper Púbico and the first private TV station in Portugal, SIC. He was vice-president of news division at SIC (1999-2001), president of the news division of cable news network SIC Notícias (2001) and vice-president of news division at public TV station RTP (2001-2002). After working in Angola he returned to Portugal where he launched the Food and Travel magazine. He is currently Head of acquisitions of RTP1 and RTP International.
 

Audrey Ismaël
Audrey Ismaël
Composer
France
 
Audrey Ismaël
Audrey Ismaël
Composer / France

Masterclass

 

Audrey Ismaël is a French singer, songwriter and producer. Originally from Reunion Island, she draws part of her inspiration from the polyrhythms transmitted to her by her island, handling both organic and electronic music. In 2011, she created a band with Vanessa Filho. Then their collaboration turned into a film adventure: Audrey worked with Olivier Coursier on the soundtrack of the feature film Gueule d'Ange directed by Vanessa Filho. In 2019, Audrey and Bastien Burger won the prize for the best music at the Festival de la Fiction de la Rochelle for Les Grands (season 3). In 2021 she composed the soundtrack of two French series: Gloria and Germinal.

Mariela Besuievsky
Mariela Besuievsky
Producer - Tornasol Media
Spain
 
Mariela Besuievsky
Mariela Besuievsky
Producer - Tornasol Media / Spain

Spotlight on trailers: Ay´Loviu Havana

 

Mariela Besuievsky was born in Uruguay. She studied at EICTV, International Film School (Cuba).
Her first Film “El Dirigible” by Pablo Dotta, premiered at Critics' Week Cannes FF.
Awarded with the European Co-production Prize of Eurimage in 2011.
Her credits includes more than 160 films with multiple international awards, including the Oscar winning “The secret in their eyes” by Juan José Campanella; the series “4 seasons in Havana”, by Felix Viscarret, Platino award for best series; “The man who killed Don Quixote” by Terry Gilliam; “The realm” by Rodrigo Sorogoyen, or “12 year night” by Álvaro Brechner.

Miia Haavisto
Miia Haavisto
Producer, founder - Tekele Productions
Finland
 
Miia Haavisto
Miia Haavisto
Producer, founder - Tekele Productions / Finland

In the pipeline: Transport

 

Miia Haavisto has established herself as one of the most active producers in the Nordic region. Her films have been screened at festivals such as Toronto, Berlinale, Sundance, IDFA, Locarno, CPH:DOX and Tribeca. In 2017 Miia Haavisto established her own production house, Tekele Productions, which has grown rapidly. Haavisto, a lawyer and a Bachelor of Arts, is also the professor of Practice of Film and TV production at Aalto University. TRANSPORT is her first major TV series.
 

Ingrid Eloranta
Ingrid Eloranta
Producer - Cuba Films
Estonia
 
Ingrid Eloranta
Ingrid Eloranta
Producer - Cuba Films / Estonia

What's next: Who Shot Otto Mueller?

 

Ingrid Eloranta is an Executive Producer and co-founder of production company Cuba Films, which over 10 years has become one of the leading production companies in Estonia working towards European, Asian markets and MENA region.
Cuba Films has produced two Estonian crime drama series, two reality TV shows and co-produced a full feature film.
 

Frédéric Mermoud
Frédéric Mermoud
Director
France
 
Frédéric Mermoud
Frédéric Mermoud
Director / France

In the Pipeline - L'île aux 30 cercueils

 

After studying philosophy at the Geneva University and graduating in film direction, Frédéric Mermoud (born in 1969) shot noteworthy short films. In 2009, he directed his first feature film, Complices, which won the Swiss Cinema Prize (best scenario). Then in 2012, he directed four episodes (5 to 8) of The Returned, which won an International Emmy Award. He came back to cinema with Moka (2016) starring Emmanuelle Devos and Nathalie Baye, which met with both public and critical success. Then, he dove again into crime films and shot six episodes of the season 6 of Spiral. Still for TV (Arte and RTS), he filmed with Sirius (2017) the last days of a cult. Finally, he directed and co-produced Criminal France for Netflix (2019), a procedural series.

Jevgeni Supin
Jevgeni Supin
Producer - Cuba Films
Estonia
 
Jevgeni Supin
Jevgeni Supin
Producer - Cuba Films / Estonia

What's next: Who Shot Otto Mueller?

 

Jevgeni Supin (1976) is an Estonian TV and Film producer. He holds BA in Electronic Media and has been active in industry since 1998. Since 2005 he become a full time producer and produced a row of original and international success TV Series and unscripted TV formats like Who Wants To Be a Millionaire and Dancing With The Stars.

Birk Rohelend
Birk Rohelend
Screenwriter
Estonia
 
Birk Rohelend
Birk Rohelend
Screenwriter / Estonia

What's next: Who Shot Otto Mueller?

 

Birk Rohelend was born in 1981 and is today one of the most requested screenwirters in Estonia.

Her novels have listed among top 3 in multiple Estonian novel competitions.

"Who Shot Otto Mueller?” marks the opening season for her latest project.
 

Dikla Barkai
Dikla Barkai
Executive producer & co-creator
Israel
 
Dikla Barkai
Dikla Barkai
Executive producer & co-creator / Israel

Screening and case study - Shtisel

 

Dikla Barkai - an Executive producer and co-creator
Head of scripted Drama at ""Abot Hameiri "" a part of the Fremantle group.
Dikla, born on October 6, 1970, has been producing TV drama and films since 2004.
Dikla is the producer and story editor of the series ""Shtisel"" 3 seasons by Ori Elon and Yehonatan Indursky and directed by Alon Zingman. The series was produced for yes and in December 2015 aired on NETFLIX, where it gained much international recognition and success. The series has won 11 Israeli Academy Awards for Television in 2013, including the Best Drama Series Award and 6 more Israeli Academy Awards in 2015.
Among her other works, Dikla produced and co-created the series - ""The conductor"" by Ori Elon, directed by Alon Zingman and starring Lior Ashkenazi. ""Srugim"", 3 seasons of the successful series directed by Lazy Shapira, which was produced for yes and aired on Channel 2 and Channel 10 in Israel. The series won the Academy Award for Best Drama series of 2009 and other Academy Awards. ""The attaché"" created and directed by Eli Ben David, and the series ""When shall We Kiss"" created by Dalit Kahn and sold for remake and broadcast in various countries around the world including HBO Europe in Hungary and Romania.
Dikla has also produced several feature films, including the documentary ""A place of her own"" (2011), directed by Sigal Emanuel (winner of the first Debut film award, DocAviv Film Festival), and ""Hot House"" (2006), documentary, directed by Shimon Dotan, and co-produced by ARTE France (Winner of the special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival)
 

Mia Ylönen
Mia Ylönen
Producer, writer - Helsinki-filmi
Finland
 
Mia Ylönen
Mia Ylönen
Producer, writer - Helsinki-filmi / Finland

Screening and case study - Bad Apples 

 

Mia Ylönen (41) is the Head of TV Drama Development at the acclaimed Finnish production company Helsinki-filmi, working as a drama producer and developing series concepts as a creator & head writer. Her works include THE REPLACEMENT (mini-series, Elisa Viihde 2022) as a producer and head writer, BAD APPLES (drama series, Elisa Viihde 2021) as a creator and head writer, and MOSCOW NOIR (thriller series, TV4 Sweden, Studio Canal, 2019) as a screenwriter. Ylönen earned her Screenwriting MA at Screen Academy Scotland and writes fluently in English and Finnish. 

Marja Pyykkö
Marja Pyykkö
Director - FireMonkey
Finland
 
Marja Pyykkö
Marja Pyykkö
Director - FireMonkey / Finland

Screening and case study - Bad Apples 

 

Marja Pyykkö (b. 1975) graduated as a film director from the Finnish Film School UIAH. She is an experienced director of both popular TV series, including the internationally distributed The Paradise, Hooked and Black Widows, and films such as Run Sister Run (2010), Village People (2013) and the box office hit Man and a Baby (2017). Her latest projects include critically acclaimed television series Bad Apples, and features Sihja and Wedding of the Century.

Gabija Siurbyte
Gabija Siurbyte
Producer - Dansu films
Lithuania
 
Gabija Siurbyte
Gabija Siurbyte
Producer - Dansu films / Lithuania

Spotlight on Trailers by Série Series - Troll Farm

 

Gabija Siurbyte has worked on projects like feature film THE CROWN JEWELS starring Alicia Vikander and Mikael Marcimain’s GENTLEMEN. She is a co-producer of TV series “MOSCOW NOIR” by Academy nominated director Mikael Hafstrom. Her recent feature film SASHA WAS HERE premiered at Black Nights Film Festival/ First Feature competition in Tallinn and was selected for Shanghai, Les Arcs, Odesa Film Festivals and 15 more.

Ernestas Jankauskas
Ernestas Jankauskas
Director - Dansu films
Lithuania
 
Ernestas Jankauskas
Ernestas Jankauskas
Director - Dansu films / Lithuania

Spotlight on Trailers by Série Series - Troll Farm 

 

Ernestas Jankauskas directed over 40 award winning commercials. His short film The Queen of England Stole My Parents won best short movie award at the National Film Awards and several prizes at festivals and was the first short film distributed in Lithuania cinema chains. His first feature film Sasha Was Here premiered at Black Nights Film Festival/ First Feature competition in Tallinn and was selected for Shanghai, Les Arcs, Odesa Film Festivals and 15 more.

Didier Canaux
Didier Canaux
Writer, director
France
 
Didier Canaux
Didier Canaux
Writer, director / France

Spotlight on Trailers by Série Series - Core 

 

After studying fine arts at School of Visual Arts in NYC, Didier Canaux painted and exhibited in galleries and museums. He moved to Rome to work in Cinecita, discovering the world of cinema, then to London where he was asked to create sets for commercials. He directed 2 successful short films that lead him to shoot more than 200 commercials around the world. He wrote and directed « The second life of the sugarbowl », a short feature film with Philippe Clay, winning many awards. Today he is finishing a documentary about a french gypsy family who ride « The wall of death ».

Kateryna Vyshnevska
Kateryna Vyshnevska
Producer - FILM. UA Group
Ukraine
 
Kateryna Vyshnevska
Kateryna Vyshnevska
Producer - FILM. UA Group / Ukraine

Spotlight on Trailers by Série Series - Akademia Hrabna 

 

Kateryna Vyshnevska is responsible for strategic direction and development efforts of FILM.UA Group with a specific focus on scripted drama. As a part of her job Kateryna evaluates, develops and executive produces scripted drama projects (ranging from original content to local adaptations of successful scripted formats) and oversees international development and co-production partnerships at FILM.UA Group. Kateryna is currently working on several international projects with international partners. Prior to joining FILM.UA Group, Kateryna had several years of experience in corporate finance.  

Iryna Kostyuk
Iryna Kostyuk
Producer, creator, media expert - FILM.UA Group, Animagrad Studio
Ukraine
 
Iryna Kostyuk
Iryna Kostyuk
Producer, creator, media expert - FILM.UA Group, Animagrad Studio / Ukraine

Spotlight on Trailers by Série Series - Akademia Hrabna

 

Iryna Kostyuk is a film/TV producer and media expert specializing in content production (TV and theatrical), animated features production, original formats development, media management, international content acquisitions and distribution, TV scheduling, media markets research etc., since 2000.

Stéphane Eveillard
Stéphane Eveillard
Head of Acquisitions in charge of French Drama and Flows - TF1
France
 
Stéphane Eveillard
Stéphane Eveillard
Head of Acquisitions in charge of French Drama and Flows - TF1 / France

Line-up TF1

 

A graduate of the ESCP Business School, Stéphane EVEILLARD joined TF1 in 2000 as head of Strategy and Development.

In 2003, he joined TF1's production division, via GLEM, YAGAN Productions and QUAI SUD, then TF1 Production, where he became General Secretary in charge of Flows in 2019. In this capacity, he assisted the division's production departments in their organisation and cross-functional negotiations and was responsible for commercial relations with TF1's channels and catalogue optimisation.

In 2012, he joined the TF1 Group's Acquisitions Department. In particular, he oversees negotiations with French drama producers and, in conjunction with the group's General Secretariat, relations with the professional organisations representing television producers and distributors within the framework of the inter-professional agreements concluded since 2016 and the fulfilment of their corresponding obligations.

His role has been extended since 2016 to that of Head of Acquisitions in charge of French Drama and Flows.

Randy Kerber
Randy Kerber
Composer
United States of America
 
Randy Kerber
Randy Kerber
Composer / United States of America

MASTERCLASS 

 

Randy Kerber is an American composer, arranger, orchestrator and musician (piano and keyboards) with an outstanding career in film, television and pop music.
In 2020 he moved to France and composed, conducted and recorded the original music for the Netflix series The Eddy, directed by Damien Chazelle, Houda Benyamina, Laila Marrakchi and Alan Poul.
As a film musician he has played the piano in La La Land, the Harry Potter franchise, Forrest Gump, Titanic, A Beautiful Mind, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Randy was also the guest performer for John Williams and Steven Spielberg for the film Lincoln, playing with the Chicago Orchestra. He also worked with Steven Soderbergh on Behind the Candelabra.
He has orchestrated or arranged more than 50 film scores including: The Call of the Wild, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ferdinand, Windtalkers: The Messengers of the Wind, A Beautiful Mind, The Missing, Hellboy, The Forgotten, Ice Age 2 & 3, Troy....
He worked with Eric Clapton as orchestrator, arranger and bandleader on the film Rush - performing the Grammy award winning song "Tears in Heaven".
He is also the piano player for Renaud's "Mistral gagnant".
He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score for the film "The Colour Purple", alongside Quincy Jones; and a Grammy Award for his arrangement of the Barbara Streisand song "Over The Rainbow".

Judith Godinot
Judith Godinot
Screenwriter
France
 
Judith Godinot
Judith Godinot
Screenwriter / France

What's Next - Aspergirl 

 

Judith Godinot studied modern literature and English in Lyon and New York before turning towards film. She learnt screenwriting on the Masters course in Nanterre before studying at the Fémis, for 4 years. Since graduating, she has written for the Senegalese series C'est la vie (broadcast on A+), the 10x26 series Nu, by Olivier Fox (broadcast on OCS) and the short series Brigade Mobile by Fanny Sidney (to be broadcast on Arte.tv), among others, while continuing to participate in short and feature film projects and podcasts. She is currently co-writing Marguerite Abouet's first feature film, produced by La Chauve-Souris and the 10x26 series Aspergirl, with Hadrien Cousin, produced by Patafilm. 

Lola Roqueplo
Lola Roqueplo
Director
France
 
Lola Roqueplo
Lola Roqueplo
Director / France

What's Next - Aspergirl 

 

29-year-old Lola Roqueplo grew up in the Parisian suburbs. She first studied cinematography for four years at the Fémis. It was at the end of this course that she directed her first short film. She then returned to the Fémis for a year in the TV series creation department. Thanks to this training, she became a scriptwriter and wrote for the series Mortel, broadcast on Netflix. In parallel, she also continued her work as a director with the short format Têtard broadcast on Canal+!

Niels Rahou
Niels Rahou
Screenwriter, director
France
 
Niels Rahou
Niels Rahou
Screenwriter, director / France

In the Pipeline - Diana Boss

 

Niels RAHOU is a scriptwriter.
A graduate of the CEEA, he has been working for the past 10 years on numerous French series as well as in the theatre, cinema and publishing.
In 2018, he and José CALTAGIRONE created the mini-series Fiertés, directed by Philippe FAUCON. He also became collection director of Skam France from season 3 and directed Lavéant Machine, the show by Yohann LAVÉANT.
Today, he develops various projects for cinema and television. His first feature film Trois fois rien, written with Nadège LOISEAU, is in post-production. He has just directed his first series, Diana Boss, written with Marion SÉCLIN, which will be broadcast in the fall of 2021.   

Antonin Ehrenberg
Antonin Ehrenberg
Producer
France
 
Antonin Ehrenberg
Antonin Ehrenberg
Producer / France

What's Next - Aspergirl

 

Antonin Ehrenberg is a producer. After studying Law at the Sorbonne, European production at the Fémis and numerous professional experiences in the sector, both in France and abroad, he created Patafilm in 2014. Patafilm is an independent production company that develops and produces Series, TV Drama and Cinema. It is a member of the Syndicat des Producteurs Indépendants (SPI) and its director is elected to the Audiovisual Bureau. The company has produced two short series, Objectivement and Têtard, respectively for Arte and Canal+, as well as a TV film for France 2, Illégitime, which won several awards at Luchon in 2019, and two short films that have been pre-purchased by Canal+ and OCS.

Sébastien Folin
Sébastien Folin
Producer - La Belle Télé
France
 
Sébastien Folin
Sébastien Folin
Producer - La Belle Télé / France

In the Pipeline - Diana Boss

 

Sébastien Folin is a producer and co-founded, with Olivier Drouot, La Belle Télé.
Since 2009, whether it's on play screenings, documentaries or magazines, he has never deviated from his primary objective: telling stories, giving meaning to his productions and having fun. It was therefore natural that Folin and Drouot turned to drama. Diana Boss is their first production in this field, and opens the door to many TV films and series projects in the pipeline.    

Sébastien Folin is a producer and co-founded, with Olivier Drouot, La Belle Télé.   
Since 2009, whether it's on play screenings, documentaries or magazines, he has never deviated from his primary objective: telling stories, giving meaning to his productions and having fun.  It was therefore natural that Folin and Drouot turned to drama. Diana Boss is their first production in this field, and opens the door to many TV films and series projects in the pipeline.  
Sébastien Folin is a producer and co-founded, with Olivier Drouot, La Belle Télé.   
Since 2009, whether it's on play screenings, documentaries or magazines, he has never deviated from his primary objective: telling stories, giving meaning to his productions and having fun.  It was therefore natural that Folin and Drouot turned to drama. Diana Boss is their first production in this field, and opens the door to many TV films and series projects in the pipeline.  
Sébastien Folin is a producer and co-founded, with Olivier Drouot, La Belle Télé.   
Since 2009, whether it's on play screenings, documentaries or magazines, he has never deviated from his primary objective: telling stories, giving meaning to his productions and having fun.  It was therefore natural that Folin and Drouot turned to drama. Diana Boss is their first production in this field, and opens the door to many TV films and series projects in the pipeline.  
Marion Séclin
Marion Séclin
Screenwriter, director
France
 
Marion Séclin
Marion Séclin
Screenwriter, director / France

In the Pipeline - Diana Boss

 

Marion Séclin started out as an actress, then quickly moved behind the camera as a scriptwriter and director to write and tell stories that are not heard often enough. She then used cinema as a means of inciting change. Starting at Canal+, she quickly moved on to the small screen at France 2, OCS and TF1, as well as the big screen, with the sole mantra of showing us the world she wants to live in. Today she shows us a true portrait of our youth, filled with dreams and ambitions, with Diana Boss.

David Dusa
David Dusa
Screenwriter
Sweden
 
David Dusa
David Dusa
Screenwriter / Sweden

MASTERCLASS 

 

DAVID DUSA is a multilingual writer director (English, French, Swedish, Hungarian), currently developing UNIT 8200 with Leora Kamenetzky for Keshet (Israel) & Elephant International (France), VIOLENCE WITHIN for KHM Film (Hungary), WHITE GOLD, THE MISSING CHAPTER and PARADISE INSTITUTE for Sciapode (France). Intermediary in Mandarin, David worked in China with superstar Feng XiaoYue and for Sony Pictures Asia Pacific. He won European Filmmaker to Watch by Variety for his first feature FLOWERS OF EVIL and co-wrote Sundance award-winning THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED.

Kevin Elarbi
Kevin Elarbi
Actor
France
 
Kevin Elarbi
Kevin Elarbi
Actor / France

Moderator AAFA

 

Kevin Elarbi, actor, author, presenter and lecturer... a multi-talented artist. For the general public, he is Icham in the series Clem. He is the author of "Ma folle histoire du cinéma". He is a member of the AAFA-Actrices & Acteurs de France Associés. He hosts various podcasts for EntourageS. He is currently a juror in the ÉMERGENCE competition at the Festival Plurielles (June 2021).

Stéphane Moatti
Stéphane Moatti
Associate producer - Kabo Family
France
 
Stéphane Moatti
Stéphane Moatti
Associate producer - Kabo Family / France

In the Pipeline - L'île aux 30 cercueils

 

Stéphane Moatti set up Thalie Images in association with Kabo Family in 2012. He started out at Millésime Productions, Expand Images and Flach Films before becoming an independent producer in partnership with the company K Star where he was associate producer of Gérard Corbiau's feature film "Le Roi danse" and of comedies for M6. In 2007, he joined Télé Images as a producer, and created his own label, Thalie Images, within the Télé Images studio chaired by Nicolas Coppermann.
Stéphane Moatti is also Co-Chairman of the USPA Drama Commission and a member of the CEEA's educational committee.

Stéphane Moatti set up Thalie Images in association with Kabo Family in 2012. He started out at Millésime Productions, Expand Images and Flach Films before becoming an independent producer in partnership with the company K Star where he was associate producer of Gérard Corbiau's feature film "Le Roi danse" and of comedies for M6. In 2007, he joined Télé Images as a producer, and created his own label, Thalie Images, within the Télé Images studio chaired by Nicolas Coppermann.

 

Stéphane Moatti is also Co-Chairman of the USPA Drama Commission and a member of the CEEA's educational committee.
Mattias J  Skoglund
Mattias J Skoglund
Writer, director, producer
 
Mattias J  Skoglund
Mattias J Skoglund
Writer, director, producer /

In the Pipeline - Dough 

 

Mattias is a producer, writer and director. In 2016 he directed the popular and critically acclaimed fiction pod series VOICES OF THE DEAD and is slated to direct the feature film THE HOME based on the bestselling book by Mats Strandberg. His feature debut LOSERS were Swedens critic’s choice in Haugesund 2014. Mattias holds an European Master in Audiovisual Management from Media Business School in Spain.

Pierre Langlais
Pierre Langlais
Journalist, author - Télérama
France
 
Pierre Langlais
Pierre Langlais
Journalist, author - Télérama / France

Discussion around the book Creating a series

 

Pierre Langlais is a journalist specialized in series who works for Télérama and Le Cercle Séries on Canal+. He is the author of Créer une série ("creating a series"), published by Armand Colin.

Dariusz Jablonski
Dariusz Jablonski
Vide President of the European Producers Club ; Producer and director - European Producers Club, Apple Film
Poland
 
Dariusz Jablonski
Dariusz Jablonski
Vide President of the European Producers Club ; Producer and director - European Producers Club, Apple Film / Poland

How can the independent sector negotiate with the big U.S. streamers ? 

 

Dariusz Jablonski is a producer, director, scriptwriter, founder and CEO of Apple Film, he studied directing at the famous Lodz Film School. After the fall of communism in Eastern Europe in 1990 he became one of the first independent producer in Eastern Europe.
He is Executive Producer of all Apple Film’s productions, initiating creatively many of them.
Recently he directed the international drama series THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE which premiered in Poland last June in Canal+ getting great reviews.
He has created the master scriptwriting program SCRIPTEAST for the best Eastern European scriptwriters. He is President of the Polish Film Academy and Vice-President of the European Producers Club.
 

Pierre Zéni
Pierre Zéni
Journalist - CANAL+
 
Pierre Zéni
Pierre Zéni
Journalist - CANAL+ /

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, L’instant cinéma.  

Pauline  Durand-Vialle
Pauline Durand-Vialle
Chief executive - FERA (Fédération des Réalisateurs de l'Audiovisuel)
Belgium
 
Pauline  Durand-Vialle
Pauline Durand-Vialle
Chief executive - FERA (Fédération des Réalisateurs de l'Audiovisuel) / Belgium

How can the independent sector negotiate with the big U.S. streamers ? 

 

Originally from Paris, France, Pauline has worked in film distribution and international sales. She joined FERA from her previous position as Deputy Manager in charge of European Affairs at La Société des réalisateurs de films (SRF), where she worked for five years. She is the Chief Executive of FERA since February 2014. In 2020, she was elected as the new Chair of the European Audiovisual Observatory’s Advisory Committee. 

Vanessa Henneman
Vanessa Henneman
Talent manager, agent - Henneman Agency
Netherlands
 
Vanessa Henneman
Vanessa Henneman
Talent manager, agent - Henneman Agency / Netherlands

How can the independent sector negotiate with the big U.S. streamers ? 

 

Vanessa has over 25 years of experience in talent and content management.  She studied Film and TV at the London College and law at the University of Amsterdam (specialising in Entertainment Law). Having worked with top of the bill talent, filmmakers and production companies; her expertise covers the full scope of artistic creation and business decision making.  As -amongst others- an EFA board member and Inside Pictures alumni, Vanessa can draw on a global network of key decision makers and artistic talent. In addition to the standard services as agent and manager, she initiates new TV, film and theatre projects.

Lena Rehnberg
Lena Rehnberg
Producer - StellaNova Film
Sweden
 
Lena Rehnberg
Lena Rehnberg
Producer - StellaNova Film / Sweden

Screening and case study - A Royal Secret 

 

Lena Rehnberg is the founder of the independent film production company StellaNova Film, has a well-documented track record of producing high quality and commercially viable feature films. Rehnberg couples her far-reaching film making experience with an unparalleled sense of spotting strong storytelling among novelists and scriptwriters that moves the film audience. Rehnberg has produced box office hits such as Midsummer of Love/Sommaren med Göran (2009), Love is a Drug / Micke & Veronica (2014), Waltz for Monica/Monica Z (2012) and most recently A Moon of my own/Ted – För Kärlekens Skull (2018).

Lisa James Larsson
Lisa James Larsson
Director
Sweden
 
Lisa James Larsson
Lisa James Larsson
Director / Sweden

Screening and case study - A Royal Secret 

 

Lisa James Larsson is a half British, half Swedish film and television director based in Stockholm. Most recently she directed two episodes of season 2 of the epic fantasy drama ‘Britannia’ for Sky Atlantic produced by Vertigo films, starring Mackenzie Crook & David Morrissey, which premiered in 2019. Prior to this, in Sweden, she directed hit feature films ‘Ego’ which she also wrote and Jarowskji’s ‘Tsatsiki Farsan & Olivkriget’. Lisa is a graduate of Film and Television studies at London’s Brunel University and studied Film Directing and screenwriting at StDH Stockholm graduating in 2009.

Bengt Braskered
Bengt Braskered
Screenwriter, actor
Sweden
 
Bengt Braskered
Bengt Braskered
Screenwriter, actor / Sweden

Screening and case study - A Royal Secret 

 

Bengt Braskered is a Swedish writer and actor. He graduated from Malmö Teaterskola 1993 and has since then tread the boards at Dramaten, Stockholms stadsteater and Upplandsteatern He has had starring roles in the TV series Familjen and Lite som du and in the critically acclaimed feature Sound of Noise. In 2011 Bengt started writing screenplays which he now combines with his acting.

Sverrir Gudnason
Sverrir Gudnason
Actor
Sweden
 
Sverrir Gudnason
Sverrir Gudnason
Actor / Sweden

Screening and case study - A Royal Secret

 

Sverrir Gudnason’s brilliant portrayal of Björn Borg in the feature film Borg vs McEnroe opposite Shia LaBeouf was his breakout role that garnered critical acclaim and began to establish him as an internationally acknowledged actor. Prior to that, Gudnason managed to build and impressive career at home, working with some of the best film makers of today. The Swedish-Icelandic actor’s resume includes features like Gentlemen (dir. Mikael Marcimain), Original (dir.Brøndstend/Tublen), Blowfly Park (dir. Jens Östberg) and Monica Z (dir. Per Fly), to mention just a few. Gudnason is a multiple winner and nominee of the Swedish equivalent to the Academy Award, Guldbaggen. In 2018, he starred opposite Claire Foy in the Sony feature The Girl In The Spider’s Web and in 2020 Gudnason could be seen Viggo Mortensen’s upcoming writing and directorial debut Falling alongside Amanda Kernell’s sophomore feature Charter.

Sanna Krepper
Sanna Krepper
Actress
Sweden
 
Sanna Krepper
Sanna Krepper
Actress / Sweden

Screening and case study - A Royal Secret 

 

Krepper studied at the Theater Academy in Stockholm 1999–2002. She made her TV debut in 1998 in the series “Aspiranterna”, where she played the role of Eva Jonsson. In 2003, she starred in the film “Om jag vänder mig om” and in 2005–2006 in the TV series “Lite som du”. In 2009, she played Susanne Linder in the Stieg Larsson film adaptation “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”. She has also done radio theater and several roles at Stockholm City Theater.

Peter Albrechtsen
Peter Albrechtsen
Sound Designer/Music Supervisor
Denmark
 
Peter Albrechtsen
Peter Albrechtsen
Sound Designer/Music Supervisor / Denmark

Regards croisés: Flemming Nordkrog & Peter Albrechtsen

 

Peter Albrechtsen is a Danish sound designer and music supervisor based in Copenhagen, where he works on both feature films and documentaries. His recent credits include the Oscar nominated The Cave, the Sundance hit The Killing of Two Lovers and the Tribeca winner Materna. He also worked as a sound effects recordist on Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. Peter became a member of AMPAS in 2017 and has been nominated for the MPSE Golden Reel Award six times. Flemming and Peter have collaborated on several movies, including the Brazilian feature film Shine Your Eyes which screened at the Berlin Film Festival this year - one of three films at the Berlinale with Peter's name on it this year. Along with his sound work, Peter Albrechtsen has worked as a music supervisor and has collaborated closely with globally acclaimed musicians such as Antony and the Johnsons, Jóhann Jóhannsson and Efterklang. Peter has also written about music and movies for different Danish and international magazines and has been lecturing about sound design around the world.

Dominic Schreiber
Dominic Schreiber
Global Drama Executive - Reel One Entertainment
France
 
Dominic Schreiber
Dominic Schreiber
Global Drama Executive - Reel One Entertainment / France

Moderator: Paris Police 1900, Arcadia, Bad Apples, Winter Palace & Fury

 

Dominic Schreiber is the Global Drama Executive at leading independent drama producer and distributor, Reel One Entertainment.
Headquartered in Montreal with offices in London, Los Angeles and Vancouver, Reel One Entertainment develops, finances, produces and distributes commercial scripted programming for a worldwide audience.
Dominic was previously Executive Producer, Scripted, for Motion Content Group, where he served as EP on the Sky 1 drama The Last Dragonslayer, a co-production between Blueprint Pictures and GroupM Entertainment.
Prior to that, Dominic was International Development Manager at Channel 4, where he was responsible for developing the channel’s drama co-production strategy and helped to structure its first international co-production with Kudos Film and Television, for the hit supernatural drama series Humans.
During his time at Channel 4, Dominic built up a development slate of ambitious drama projects, including a major new adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities, from leading British screenwriter Alan Bleasdale; Rainmark Film’s period crime thriller The Frankenstein Chronicles; and Australian supernatural series The Kettering Incident.
He was also instrumental in the acquisition of the Bafta-nominated series The Returned.
 

Sened Dhab
Sened Dhab
Director of Digital Drama - France Télévisions
France
 
Sened Dhab
Sened Dhab
Director of Digital Drama - France Télévisions / France

In the Pipeline : Diana Boss

 

Sened Dhab is VP Digital Scripted at France Télévisions, France’s leading TV public service. He is in charge of finding, fostering and overseeing all drama content destined for France Télévisions’ digital channels : Slash and France.tv.

Sened Dhab has had a long carreer spanning all facets of the entertainment business. Formerly a writer and script-doctor for both the TV and movies industry. He also worked for numerous years as a marketing and creative strategy executive, creating daring and impactful campaigns for numerous movie distributors in France (Pathé, UGC, 20th Century Fox, Disney, Studiocanal, Gaumont, Paramount). Before he arrived at France Televisions, he took the helm of Social Media and Content at groundbreaking french entertainment agency Dare.Win, where he successfully launched the agency’s activity on the German Market, and helped create and launch a large slate of award-winning and media-attention grabbing campaigns for among others, Netflix.

Marianne Furevold
Marianne Furevold
Executive Producer - NRK Drama
Norway
 
Marianne Furevold
Marianne Furevold
Executive Producer - NRK Drama / Norway

Moderator: Normal People

 

Marianne Furevold-Boland was the producer of the web-drama series Skam, and is now an executive producer at NRK Drama.
Besides currently working with different projects both in development and in production at NRK, she also oversees the various Skam re-makes that are being produced in more than eight countries around the world.
Marianne has worked in NRK for many years and has been working on various project as a producer, script doctor, writer, journalist and presenter, both in television and radio.
She also gives workshops in insight work as a tool for developing scripts, and the production method on shortforms.
Marianne is educated as an actor from LIPA, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in UK.

Anna Gomis
Anna Gomis
Screenwriter, literary consultant
France
 
Anna Gomis
Anna Gomis
Screenwriter, literary consultant / France

Moderator: In conversation with Toumani Sangaré 

 

Born in the Paris region in 1978, French/Bissau-Guinean Anna Gomis graduated with a masters in management and business affairs.
She worked for nearly 6 years (2002-2008) in TF1’s fiction department, where she assisted commissioning editors and coordinated festivals. Then, she joined the JLA group and for one year, she was a TV host on the IDF1 channel.
After that, she joined the Lagardère group in 2011. As a response to the group’s wish to develop outside of Europe, she created in 2014 the African unit within the international department. There, she was overseeing development and coordination. Her missions consisted in spotting, recruiting and gathering talent from both Africa and the diaspora, in order to allow African works to be written, produced and distributed
In November 2019, she left Lagardère and became a literary and artistic consultant.

Margarita Veberaite
Margarita Veberaite
Producer - Shakehaus
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 
Margarita Veberaite
Margarita Veberaite
Producer - Shakehaus / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Spotlight on trailers : (S)Mothering

 

Margarita Veberaite is a creative producer with over 10 years of experience in physical production: more than 13K hours of managing TV and film sets. Since becoming an independent producer in 2014, Margarita produced a number of short films, music videos, commercials, and a TV comedy sketch show special. In 2016, Margarita co-founded Shakehaus that has already gained trust and reputation as an ambitious emerging company with a strong slate of feature films and TV series in active development. Margarita has international ambitions and strives to produce exceptional projects.

Anna Croneman
Anna Croneman
Head of Drama - SVT/Sveriges Television
Sweden
 
Anna Croneman
Anna Croneman
Head of Drama - SVT/Sveriges Television / Sweden

Case Study : A Royal Secret

 

Anna Croneman (Producer of TV-Drama and feature films) has over 30 productions to her production credit. Anna has also held various industry positions such as vice chairman of the Swedish Film Institute and President of the Swedish Film & TV Producers Association (Film Section). She is currently Head of Drama at SVT/Sveriges Television.

Eszter Angyalosy
Eszter Angyalosy
Writer, Creative Producer - Joyrider
 
Eszter Angyalosy
Eszter Angyalosy
Writer, Creative Producer - Joyrider /

Spotlight on trailers : War of Saints

 

Eszter Angyalosy is a Hungarian screenwriter, story editor, and writing tutor. She started her career as an editor at a Hungarian publishing house, before joining HBO Hungary in 2015. In the same year, her first novel ’WONDERLAND’ was released. Until 2018, she worked with HBO on the development of a dozen original series in a wide range of genres. In 2018, she left the company to start her freelance writing career. She is one of the founders of the international TV development company Joyrider. She collaborates regularly as a tutor with different international screenwriting programs.

David Hourrègue
David Hourrègue
Director
France
 
David Hourrègue
David Hourrègue
Director / France

Discussion around French historic shows 

 

Self-taught, David Hourrègue began his career producing short films (at AFFREUX, SALES & MECHANTS and FLARE FILMS) while working on the sets of series and feature films as first assistant director. His first directorial effort, the short film RIEN NE PEUT T'ARRÊTER (2013), in which a young woman's frantic race against fate and time, was honoured at the biggest international genre festivals and opened the doors to advertising and television. After several seasons of CUT (TERENCE FILMS) and the first 6 seasons of the phenomenon series SKAM FRANCE (200 million views / BANIJAY PRODUCTIONS), he is finishing a new adaptation of Emile ZOLA's GERMINAL (6x52min for FRANCE TELEVISIONS).

Aiste Ptakauske
Aiste Ptakauske
Screenwriter, Show Runner - The Ethnic Kitchen Productions
Lithuania
 
Aiste Ptakauske
Aiste Ptakauske
Screenwriter, Show Runner - The Ethnic Kitchen Productions / Lithuania

Spotlight on trailers: (S)Mothering

 

Aiste Ptakauske is an award-winning content creator who works across media and continents. She authored a collection of short stories and two best-selling novels for young adults, made two documentaries, and worked on almost 260 episodes of TV and web series in the capacity of a screenwriter, supervising producer, head writer or creator. Ethnic Kitchen, her documentary about immigrant women in post-Soviet independent Lithuania, was included into curricula of several universities across the globe. For her web series Little Incidents, she received the Best Creator award from Seoul Webfest 2019.

Emőke Krigler-Tóth
Emőke Krigler-Tóth
Producer - Joyrider LLC
Hungary
 
Emőke Krigler-Tóth
Emőke Krigler-Tóth
Producer - Joyrider LLC / Hungary

Spotlight on trailersWar Of Saints

 

Emőke started her career in different sales/marketing positions at multinational companies. After finishing her US MSc degree, she co-founded Joyrider and has taken charge of finance, marketing and sales. She’s handling practical producing duties on the company’s development slate. Their projects in development include BALATON BRIGADE, a German-Hungarian spy drama to be directed by acclaimed filmmaker Ildikó Enyedi and FRUST, a Serbian-Hungarian copro with Oscar-winning Danis Tanovic to direct.

Sydney Poggi
Sydney Poggi
Head of acquisitions and productions for French content (excluding cinema) - Salto
France
 
Sydney Poggi
Sydney Poggi
Head of acquisitions and productions for French content (excluding cinema) - Salto / France

Line up - Salto 

 

SALTO - Since December 2019 - Head of acquisitions and productions for French content (excluding cinema) In the Content Department, since the creation of Salto, in charge of the creation and curation of the French content offer (drama, documentaries, streaming). Responsible for the artistic selection and negotiation of catalogue content, pre-financing and preview programmes. France Télévisions Distribution - 2009 to 2019 - Business Affairs Director In charge of acquisitions and defining the annual investment strategy. Negotiation of high stakes acquisitions (Ten for One, Apocalypse, Rabbids invasion...) and key agreements for the France Télévisions group. Legal director and producer payments. France Télévisions - Institutional Relations Department - 2006 to 2009 - Project Manager Relations with Parliament and the CSA and contribution to regulatory changes.

Astrid Barbot
Astrid Barbot
VP of International acquisitions & co-productions, channels and video services - Salto
France
 
Astrid Barbot
Astrid Barbot
VP of International acquisitions & co-productions, channels and video services - Salto / France

Line up - Salto

 

SALTO - Since January 2020 - VP of International acquisitions & co-productions, channels and video services In charge of the acquisition of international content, channels and video services in order to create and curate the most attractive and locally adapted VOD offer. From selection - at various stages of production (scripts, pilots...) - to the end of the negotiation process. Walt Disney Company - April 2006 to December 2019 - VP, General Manager Media Distribution France In charge of media distribution: content (Disney films, Pixar, Lucas Films, Marvel, Disney series, abc series...), Disney channels and services, digital (transactional & subscription) and Business Development. Working on linear and non-linear projects (co-production of international series / preparation plans for the launch of new channels and services), on the evaluation of opportunities and the implementation of local and global strategies. M6 - October 2002 to April 2006 - Content Acquisition Department, Buyer

John Nadler
John Nadler
Screenwriter, Producer
Hungary
 
John Nadler
John Nadler
Screenwriter, Producer / Hungary

Spotlight on Trailers: Once upon a time in the East

 

John is the author of three books – Searching for Sofia (Doubleday), A Perfect Hell (Random House), Valour Road (Random House/Viking) – and helped develop A Perfect Hell as miniseries for Canada's CBC. In addition, John wrote the Canada-US TV series concept Idaho High (2017), the story of high-school students in a small town in Idaho who make a fortune smuggling Canadian cannabis into the US. Also a feature writer, John chronicled Eastern Europe in the 1990s for publications such as Postmedia News, The European, The Telegraph and Time Magazine. Much of the material for Once Upon a Time in the East comes from John's first-hand experience living and travelling in the former East Bloc. He lives in Budapest.

Jimmy Desmarais
Jimmy Desmarais
Director of French Original Series - Netflix
France
 
Jimmy Desmarais
Jimmy Desmarais
Director of French Original Series - Netflix / France

Line up - Netflix

 

After studying screenwriting at the Conservatoire Européen d’Ecriture Audiovisuelle, Jimmy Desmarais started up Haut et Court’s TV department in 2005 where he produced highly acclaimed shows such as Xanadu, Les Revenants (The Returned), and The Last Panthers. He specialized in international co-productions at Atlantique Productions (Lagardère) before joining Netflix in the French Series Team in 2019.

Satu Tuuli Karhu
Satu Tuuli Karhu
actress
Finland
 
Satu Tuuli Karhu
Satu Tuuli Karhu
actress / Finland

Case Study - Bad Apples

 

Satu Tuuli Karhu (1994) is an actress from Helsinki, Finland. She received the Jussi Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2018 for her role in the film Happier Times, Grump (dir. Tiina Lymi). Her latest works include roles in Zaida Bergroth’s film Maria’s Paradise (2019), Ulla Heikkilä’s film Eden (2020) – for which Karhu was nominated for the Jussi Award for Best Supporting Actress - and Marja Pyykkö's and Pamela Tola's drama thriller series Bad Apples (2021). She will next be seen in the lead role of the drama series Made In Finland which tells the story of the mobile phone company Nokia.

Luca  Bernabei
Luca Bernabei
Producer - LUX VIDE
 
Luca  Bernabei
Luca Bernabei
Producer - LUX VIDE /

Case Study - Leonardo

 

Luca, with his innovative energy and desire for challenge, is the driving force of Lux Vide. He is married to Paola Lucantoni, Law Professor at Tor Vergata University in Rome, and they have 6 children. He loves his family and his country, Italy. Born in Rome in 1964, he graduated in Political Science at La Sapienza University of Rome. He started off his career working in advertising for Italy’s top agencies and trend-setting advertising production companies. In 1994, he started as Associate Producer in Lux Vide, where he produced the international TV series “The Bible”. In 2002, he became Head of Production, taking in charge the entire cycle of production, from development to post-production. In 2013 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Lux Vide. He produced over 100 projects, including Tv-movies, series and mini-series, such as War and Peace, Anna Karenina, Coco Chanel with Shirley McLaine, the longest-running Italian Tv series Don Matteo, I Medici – Masters of Florence, starring Richard Madden and Dustin Hoffman, Devils starring Patrick Dempsey and Alessandro Borghi, Leonardo starring Aidan Turner and Freddie Highmore and DOC, the highest rated series in the last thirteen years in Italy, sold all over the world. Currently, he is helming the production of several new shows and projects for both broadcasters and platforms, including Blanca for RAI, the new season of Devils for SKY, the second season of DOC and a modern reboot of Sandokan.

Sophie Révil
Sophie Révil
Producer, director - Escazal Films
France
 
Sophie Révil
Sophie Révil
Producer, director - Escazal Films / France

Rosa Bonheur

 

Sophie Révil is a film and series producer, within her company Escazal Films, created with her partner Denis Carot, in 1997. Within Escazal Films, she has produced more than 160 hours of prime-time fiction for 24 years, for all channels. Escazal Films has produced several series, among which the most famous is " Les Petits Meurtres d'Agatha Christie " on France 2 (44 episodes of 90 minutes produced since 12 years). Sophie Révil created the concept, mixing crime and comedy, and is the Artistic Director since the beginning. Escazal Films has also produced numerous unitary films, most of which have won awards, and three feature films: "Marie Heurtin" by Jean-Pierre Améris with Isabelle Carré in 2013, "L'Amour Flou" by Romane Bohringer and Philippe Rebbot in 2017, which won the Audience Award at the 2018 Angoulême Film Festival, and the latest, shot in 2021, "Les Folies Fermières" by Jean-Pierre Améris with Alban Ivanov and Sabrina Ouazani. Sophie Révil has also directed two fictional documentaries for France 2, "Un cœur qui bat" on heart transplants in 2010, and "Le cerveau d'Hugo" on autism in 2012. After graduating from Sciences-Po Paris, Sophie Révil studied at Columbia University in New York.

Charline De Lépine
Charline De Lépine
Producer
France
 
Charline De Lépine
Charline De Lépine
Producer / France

In 1984, Charline de Lépine moved to Colombia where she worked on numerous Colombian and International productions, after studying Communication and Journalism. Upon her return to France, she worked with producer Christian Fechner (Camille Claudel, Mes Meilleurs Copains, Palace, David Lansky) and then joined the Son et Lumière team. She collaborated with Alain Clert on numerous tv films and series, including Avocats et Associés and Spiral.

In 2006, she set up Macondo and focused on producing mini-series, including Spin and Speakerine.
Currently, she is developing Piste Noire with France 2, a 6x50 crime thriller about the hidden side of a ski resort, and Compostelle, a thriller set on the Camino de Santiago.

Mia Ylönen
Mia Ylönen
Series Creator & Headwriter
Finland
 
Mia Ylönen
Mia Ylönen
Series Creator & Headwriter / Finland

Case Study : Bad Apples

 

Mia Ylönen has previously worked as a screenwriter on Moscow Noir, a Swedish thriller series set in Russia (Spark Film&TV, 2019), and the feature biopic Tom of Finland (Helsinki-filmi, 2017), the Finnish Oscar nominee of that year. Ylönen is currently working as a producer/screenwriter at the Finnish production company Helsinki-filmi, heading the company’s TV drama development since September 2019. Ylönen earned her Screenwriting MA at Screen Academy Scotland and writes fluently in Finnish and English. She has previously worked as a newspaper journalist and a foreign news reporter. 

Jarmo Lampela
Jarmo Lampela
Head of Drama - Yle
Finland
 
Jarmo Lampela
Jarmo Lampela
Head of Drama - Yle / Finland

Line up - Yle

 

Jarmo Lampela’s is currently the Head of Drama at YLE and has been since 2015. Jarmo’s background includes working as the Professor of Film Directing and Head of the Department of Film, Television and Scenography at Aalto University, Helsinki. Since 1992 has worked as director, scriptwriter and producer with numerous productions for cinema, television and theatre.

Julia Klier
Julia Klier
Writer, director
Croatia
 
Julia Klier
Julia Klier
Writer, director / Croatia

Spotlight on Trailers by Série Series - Tinika 

 

Julia Klier received her BA in directing from The Academy of Performing Arts Sarajevo. Her graduation movie won the best student film award at Sarajevo Film Festival. The plays she directed in Croatian National Theatre in Varaždin received positive reviews. She relocated to Cologne, Germany, to attend the MA program Serial Storytelling at ifs köln. Julia already gained recognition during her studies. Her series concept Tinika won the best pitch award at Empfang der Filmhochschulen, and her projects have been invited to be pitched at numerous renowned festivals like Seriencamp or Die Seriale.

Christoph Krüger
Christoph Krüger
Writer, producer
Germany
 
Christoph Krüger
Christoph Krüger
Writer, producer / Germany

Spotlight on Trailers by Série Series - Tinika 

 

After a detour through the music and advertising industries, Christoph studied Film & Sound at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences. While still a student at the ifs, he took part in pitchings in front of industry audiences and, together with Julia Klier, was awarded the jury's promotional prize for the series concept TINIKA at the reception of the film academies. Even before the end of his studies, he took up a position as junior producer in story-development and continues to work as a freelance writer on several materials.

Anne-Elisabeth Le Gal
Anne-Elisabeth Le Gal
Screenwriter
France
 
Anne-Elisabeth Le Gal
Anne-Elisabeth Le Gal
Screenwriter / France

Spotlight on Trailers by Série Series - Core 

 

Anne-Elisabeth started as a film critic. She began to write scenarios in 2013 thanks to a series project Les Impatientes co-written with Nicolas Jean. They wrote the series bible during a 2 year period, and in 2018 this mini series of 3x52 minutes got 3 awards. In 2020, her tv movie co-written with Fabienne Lesieur : Le Canal des Secrets reached 5 millions of French viewers. Since then, Anne-Elisabeth is the initiator of many other series and lives from her numerous projects. 

Félix Viscarret
Félix Viscarret
Director
Spain
 
Félix Viscarret
Félix Viscarret
Director / Spain

Spotlight on Trailers - Ay' Loviu Habana

 

Félix Viscarret (Pamplona, 1975). With his first work “Under the Stars”, he won two Goya Awards. In 2015 Félix directed “The Winds of Lent”, an adaptation of the emblematic novels by Leonardo Padura (Arts Princess of Asturias Award 2015) and the series “Four Seasons in Havana” (Netflix), winner of the Platino Award for Best Series 2017. His latest feature film, “Saura(s)” (2018), was nominated to the Goya Awards in the category of Best Documentary Feature Film, and in 2019 he became the director in charge of the first half of the series “Patria” (“Homeland”, HBO). In 2021, Félix directs “From the Shadows”, based on the homonymous novel by Juan José Millás, in post-production stage.

Hyppe Salmi
Hyppe Salmi
executive producer - Yle
Finland
 
Hyppe Salmi
Hyppe Salmi
executive producer - Yle / Finland

Line up - Yle

 

Hyppe is inspired by the challenges of creating new ways of storytelling, daring formats and fresh talents on different platforms. Her background is strongly in youth content and at the moment she working with short form and Instagram dramas for young adults. As an Executive producer she is also part of the Nordvision Youth group.

Stefan Baron
Stefan Baron
Head of Business Affairs/Executive Producer - Yellow Bird
Sweden
 
Stefan Baron
Stefan Baron
Head of Business Affairs/Executive Producer - Yellow Bird / Sweden

Member of the European Steering Group

 

Stefan held numerous leading positions at Swedish pubcaster SVT and was notably involved in The Bridge, The Millenium Trilogy, Real Humans, Death of a Pilgrim… Between 2014 and 2018, Stefan was executive producer Nice Drama where he worked on titles as Midnight Sun, Thicker Than Water and Hassel. He recently joined Yellow Bird.

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

Member of the European Steering Group


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 been conceptual director to many of the most popular films and television series (The Restaurant, Real Humans, Beck...). As a teenager, Harald was already interested in making short films and when very young, acted in films and for television.

Tone C.  Rønning
Tone C. Rønning
Executive Producer, Commissioning Editor - NRK
Norway
 
Tone C.  Rønning
Tone C. Rønning
Executive Producer, Commissioning Editor - NRK / Norway

Member of the European Steering Group

 

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.

Bénédicte Lesage
Bénédicte Lesage
Producer
France
 
Bénédicte Lesage
Bénédicte Lesage
Producer / France

Co-president of Série Series’ editorial committee

 

After producing clips, documentaries, drama and being editorial manager for M6 and youth at France 2, Bénédicte Lesage has co-managed Mascaret Films from 1999 to 2016 and produced feature films such as La journée de la jupe and drama series such as Guyane for CANAL+. In 2017, she becomes head of Shine Films Label (EndemolShine France). In parallel to the production of Guyane / Ouro season 2, she develops 52-minute, 26-minute and 5-minute drama series for the French and international market, including the African market. She has been awarded many times and she was President of the SPI (2012-2013), President of ARECOA and President of the Commission for the Selective Support Account at the CNC (2009-2010). In 2018, she has participated to the setting-up of Série Series Ouagadougou.
 

Anne Landois
Anne Landois
Screenwriter and Showrunner
France
 
Anne Landois
Anne Landois
Screenwriter and Showrunner / France

Member of Série Series’ editorial committee

 

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+), for which she wrote the seasons 3 and 4, before becoming showrunner of the seasons 5 and 6. The 5th season received the Emmy Award for Best International Drama Series in 2015. Aired in Autumn 2017, season 6 marks the end of 10 a year-old adventure. Since January 2018, Anne Landois develops new projects of series within her own production company Sortilèges, created with producer Vassili Clert, including La Promesse (6x52’), currently shooting.

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

Member of Série Series’ editorial committee

 

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, Spiral, La Commune, The Line…) 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 The Line along with Tetra Media. He has recently directed several episodes of Ouro for CANAL+.
 

Lars LundstrÖm
Lars LundstrÖm
Author and Producer
Sweden
 
Lars LundstrÖm
Lars LundstrÖm
Author and Producer / Sweden

Member of the European Steering Group

 

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).

Nicolas Jorelle
Nicolas Jorelle
Composer
France
 
Nicolas Jorelle
Nicolas Jorelle
Composer / France

Member of Série Series’ editorial committee

 

Nicolas Jorelle has worked for television on series such as Le Silence de l’Épervier, Les Cordier, Femmes de Loi, Vertiges, Agathe Koltes… and on fifty or so one-off drama. He has also worked on feature films (Fanfan, Oui, 8…) and on plays (L’Adieu à la scène, Anquetil tout seul…). Nicolas Jorelle’s compositions have received awards at the Festival de Luchon, at the Festival de la fiction TV in La Rochelle and at the RITV in Reims.

Jed Mercurio
Jed Mercurio
Showrunner
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 
Jed Mercurio
Jed Mercurio
Showrunner / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Member of European Steering Committee

 

Jed Mercurio is a British TV showrunner. He is the creator, writer and producer of Line of Duty and Bodies, both of which have won the Royal Television Society Award for Best Drama Series. He has been nominated 4 times for a BAFTA Award, 4 times for the Royal Television Society Award for Best Drama Writer and 3 times for a Writers' Guild Award. His other credits include Strike Back, Critical and Cardiac Arrest.

Jean-François Boyer
Jean-François Boyer
Producer - President of Tetra Media Studio
France
 
Jean-François Boyer
Jean-François Boyer
Producer - President of Tetra Media Studio / France

Member of Série Series’ editorial committee

 

Jean-François Boyer studied history before taking over Tetra Media Studio, within which he produced series (The Line for France 3, Spin for France 2, Beautiful Loser for OCS, Vernon Subutex for CANAL+...) documentaries and magazines. Since 2017, the British group ITV is the majority shareholder in the company.

Lou Jeunet
Lou Jeunet
Director, screenwriter
France
 
Lou Jeunet
Lou Jeunet
Director, screenwriter / France

Moderator: In conversation with Edward Berger

 

After graduating from Idhec (Femis) in 1986 specialising in directing and editing, Lou Jeunet was a trainee script on Frantic by Roman Polanski, which is where she met Gérard Brach who encouraged her to start writing. Claude de Givray, François Truffaut's screenwriter, gave her the opportunity to write and direct her first film All That Glitters starring Annie Girardot and Isabelle Carré. In 2001, La Fille Préférée was nominated at the International Emmy Awards and won two awards at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, as well as receiving the Prix Talent Télévision SACD. She has written and directed four standout TV films, a web series and a short film, Le Beau Pavel with Jeanne Balibar which was selected at the Clermont-Ferrand Festival. Her first feature film, which she wrote and directed, Curiosa starring Noémie Merlant and Niels Schneider was released in April 2019 in France, and distributed in 20 different countries by Memento International. Lou Jeunet is a board member of the FERA (Fédération Européenne des Réalisateurs de l'Audiovisuel) and leads the way for gender equality in directing for the Groupe 25 Images.

Alexandre Boyer
Alexandre Boyer
Producer
France
 
Alexandre Boyer
Alexandre Boyer
Producer / France

Alexandre Boyer, 33, is a graduate of Paris European Business School. He started his career in advertising. After a stint at Publicis then Havas Productions he joined BETC agency to take care of the 360 ° communication of several big brands. In 2014 he joined the Tetra Media Studio group to manage digital and new media and produce audiovisual programs of several genres (fiction, magazine, animation, etc.). In 2016 he becomes a series producer within Tetra Media Fiction (Une Belle Histoire, Vernon Subutex, Vampires, Beautiful Loser, Spin, A French Village…) to produce and develop series projects in all formats and genres. Among the programs that Alexandre produced, there are Platonique (10x26') soon on OCS, Reboot (8x8') for France Télévisions, Les amis de Boubi (40x3') for France Télévisions, Ce sera moi (13x26') for Gulli or Bad Clown (58x3 ') for Dailymotion.

Jean-Pascal Zadi
Jean-Pascal Zadi
Writer
France
 
Jean-Pascal Zadi
Jean-Pascal Zadi
Writer / France

Born from Ivorian parents in 1980 in Bondy, Jean-Pascal Zadi is a selftaught. He draws his inspiration from the elements around him, as well as from his childhood spent in the Parisian suburbs and in Normandy. In 2006, Jean-Pascal embarked on the production of his first feature film Cramé. This urban road movie is becoming cult and imposes a new genre. African Gangster followed by Sans Pudeur Ni Morale confirm his talent as an author-director. In 2014, Jean-Pascal Zadi produced and presented a short daily program on CANAL+: C koi les Bayes?, The same year, his first thriller was published Bastos à Crédit. He wrote and directed Season 1 of the Craignos series in 2015, it will be finally released on Youtube in January 2019. He finishes his last feature film Some people believe in 2019 and presents it at international festivals. In 2020, his film Tout Simplement Noir was released in theaters and produced by Gaumont. He is currently preparing the second part of the Craignos series for France Télévision: Carrément Craignos.

Johannes Holopainen
Johannes Holopainen
Actor
Finland
 
Johannes Holopainen
Johannes Holopainen
Actor / Finland

Line up - Yle

 

 

Johannes Holopainen is a Finnish actor, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film and television. He is known for his roles as Kariluoto in Unknown Soldier (2017), Turo in Heavy Trip (2018), Lauri Räihä in All the Sins (2019), and Einar Reuter in Helene (2020), among many others. Johannes Holopainen was born on March 24 1988, in Helsinki, Finland, to Irja (Valkeinen), a football champion, and Juha Matti Holopainen, a sports commentator and media & arts college headmaster. He studied at the University of Arts, in Helsinki, where he received an MA in Theatre Arts in 2013 and went on to appear in a number of plays throughout the 2010s, including the monologue Johnny Got His Gun, for which he was awarded Grand Prix at Pärnu International Theatre Festival Monomaffia in 2016. Holopainen received a Best Young Actor Award nomination from Krogerus and The Finnish Actors Union in 2015. His film debut was Twisted Roots (2009), though his breakout role came when he played Kariluoto in the film adaption of Unknown Soldier (2017), which went on to become the highest-grossing film ever in Finland. Followed by the role of a lead singer of a metal band, in the award-winning crowd-pleaser Heavy Trip (2018), reaching a worldwide audience. He then received a Best Actor nomination from Golden Venla for his role as detective Lauri Räihä in All the Sins (2019) and a Best Supporting Actor nomination from Jussi Awards in Force of Habit (2019).

Odile McDonald
Odile McDonald
Producer
France
 
Odile McDonald
Odile McDonald
Producer / France

Canada-born Odile McDonald has a solid track record in French drama, as the former partner of Paris-based independent producer PM, a company she co-founded in 1992. There she has developped a strong expertise over the different genres of French fiction, producting cast-driven primetime series such as three seasons of France 2 landmark crime show Frank Riva, featuring movie star Alain Delon ; along with procedurals such as supernatural cop show Greco, or the long lasting series Le Commissaire Moulin. Her filmography includes a wide range of successful one-off TV movies and mini-series, including award-winning romantic comedy Un Divorce de Chien, featuring Elie Semoun and Julie Ferrier, the psychological dramedy La Balade de Lucie, starring Sandrine Bonnaire and Ange de Feu with Frédéric Diefenthal. McDonald has diversified PM’s portfolio, moving into theatrical feature film by producing Fonzy, an adaptation of Ken Scott’s Canadian movie Starbuck for French cinema, starring José Garcia and Audrey Fleurot. In 2015, Odile McDonald starts Madame Films in Canada, and its subsidiary in France: Wildcats Productions, aiming at taking advantage of her dual North American and European culture in order to extend her scope to international series. The goal was met with Ransom, a series based on the experience of crisis negotiators Laurent Combalbert and Marwan Mery. Co-produced with Frank Spotnitz for TF1, RTL-TVI, CBS, Global, the series was and shot between Nice, Toronto and Budapest. The last production in progress, Lucas a disparu, is currently filming for M6, with Laetitia Millot and Assad Bouab.

Caroline Palmstierna
Caroline Palmstierna
Founder, Producer - SHOOT FOR THE MOON AB
Sweden
 
Caroline Palmstierna
Caroline Palmstierna
Founder, Producer - SHOOT FOR THE MOON AB / Sweden

Spotlight on Trailers

 

Formerly TV-host and journalist based in Spain. Today moderator, documentary producer and drama series consultant based in Sweden since 1996. More recently, Director of Business Development at Eccho Rights. Director of Sales at Filmlance International, responsible for the international launches of TV series like The Bridge, Arne Dahl and Murder in Sandham. Previously, several years at MTV, STRIX, CNN and as an editor/researcher for Stina Dabrowski and Folke Rydén.

Suvi Mansnerus
Suvi Mansnerus
Executive producer - Yle
Finland
 
Suvi Mansnerus
Suvi Mansnerus
Executive producer - Yle / Finland

Line up - Yle

 

As a team leader in serial drama, Suvi's area of responsibility is leading the development of drama series as part of the Creative Content repertory. As an Executive producer, she is involved in sourcing dramas with international partners. She represents Yle Drama in the drama groups of Nordvision and EBU and actively develops cooperation with international festivals and events.

Frank Spotnitz
Frank Spotnitz
Executive producer, CEO - Big Light Productions
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 
Frank Spotnitz
Frank Spotnitz
Executive producer, CEO - Big Light Productions / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Masterclass - Leonardo

 

Award-winning writer and producer Frank Spotnitz founded Big Light Productions, a London and Paris-based production company, in 2013 with a vision to create distinctive and ambitious TV drama series. As CEO Spotnitz oversees the development and production of the company’s television slate. Under Spotnitz’s stewardship, Big Light has produced a number of high-end drama productions including Amazon’s Emmy award-winning The Man in the High Castle, Ransom, The Indian Detective and three seasons of Medici for Netflix and Rai. Their latest drama series Leonardo based on the famous Italian artist, was co-created and written by Spotnitz, and co-produced by Big Light Productions and Lux Vide. The series premiered on Rai in Italy and Amazon Prime in the UK & Ireland in April. Spotnitz has over 25 years’ experience in television as a writer and producer. Serving as executive producer, he wrote or co-wrote more than 40 episodes of The X-Files, and as a producer and co-writer of both The X-Files feature films. He shares three Golden Globes for Best Dramatic Series and a Peabody Award for his work on the seminal science-fiction series, and was Emmy-nominated both for writing and three times Outstanding Drama Series. Spotnitz’s other credits include Hunted, Strike Back, Night Stalker, Robbery Homicide Division, The Lone Gunmen, Harsh Realm and Millennium. In 2013 Spotnitz helped establish and began teaching at Serial Eyes, a postgraduate training programme in Berlin which prepares for the next generation of European TV writer-producers. Born in Japan, Spotnitz received a B.A. in English literature from UCLA and an M.F.A. in screenwriting from the American Film Institute. He began his career as a newspaper and magazine writer, working for the Associated Press, United Press International and Entertainment Weekly, among others.

Frank Seyberth
Frank Seyberth
Head of Coproduction International Fiction - ZDF
Germany
 
Frank Seyberth
Frank Seyberth
Head of Coproduction International Fiction - ZDF / Germany

In the Pipeline - Survivor

 

Frank Seyberth is heading the editorial team that is overseeing the international coproduced programs for all entities and channels of the ZDF group. This includes a weekly slot for European crime and a weekly slot for international features – both in the main channel. He commissions several serialized shows a year for ZDFneo but also limited series and event programme for ZDF. Frank is a member of the European Alliance between FTV, RAI and ZDF.

Elise Benroubi
Elise Benroubi
Screenwriter
France
 
Elise Benroubi
Elise Benroubi
Screenwriter / France

Rosa Bonheur

 

Elise Benroubi is a screenwriter for feature films ("Vierges", "A coeur battant") and for series ("En thérapie" for Arte...). When she adapted "Culottées" (Pénélope Bagieu), she made two life-changing discoveries: writing for animation, and Emilie Valentin!

David Tanner
David Tanner
Executive producer - Turbine Studios
 
David Tanner
David Tanner
Executive producer - Turbine Studios /

Screening and Case Study - Small Axe

 

David Tanner is a Producer and co-founder of the Film and Television Production Company Turbine Studios. With a background in physical production Tanner is known for Co-Producing Stephen Frears’ Emmy-nominated film Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight and for producing both seasons of The Frankenstein Chronicles for ITV and Netflix. Recently, David oversaw all aspects of production on the multi award winning and widely nominated Small Axe, Steve McQueen’s anthology series for the BBC and Amazon Studios and is the Executive Producer alongside McQueen and Tracey Scoffield.

Tracey Scoffield
Tracey Scoffield
Executive producer - Turbine Studios
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 
Tracey Scoffield
Tracey Scoffield
Executive producer - Turbine Studios / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Screening and Case Study - Small Axe

 

Tracey Scoffield is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning producer, with a track record as an Executive Producer for UK broadcaster BBC Films on several titles, including Dirty Pretty Things and The Gathering Storm, and then on a number of HBO films such as the Emmy nominated Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight. At BBC Films, Scoffield served as Head of Development and Executive Producer, working across feature and TV commissioning, until setting up Rainmark Films with industry veteran producer Frank Doelger for HBO, and now Turbine Studios, with fellow producers Andrew Eaton and David Tanner. Scoffield developed Small Axe with Steve McQueen over the past 10 years, and the anthology series is the first completed production out of Turbine Studios.

Emilie Valentin
Emilie Valentin
Screenwriter
France
 
Emilie Valentin
Emilie Valentin
Screenwriter / France

Rosa Bonheur

 

Emilie Valentin is a documentary director (Françoise Hardy, la discrète, Sculptrices, ni muses, ni modèles, Signé Perriand, C'est moche, c'est sale, c'est dans le vent, c'est le café de la gare, ...), a screenwriter for series for the young audience (Yétili, Culottées) and she secretely hopes to make a revolution in the romantic comedy genre together with Elise Benroubi.

Yevgen Yermak
Yevgen Yermak
Director, Producer, Media manager - Animagrad Studio
Ukraine
 
Yevgen Yermak
Yevgen Yermak
Director, Producer, Media manager - Animagrad Studio / Ukraine

Spotlight on Trailers - Hrafn Academy

 

Yevgen Yermak was born in 1981, graduated from Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University, television directing department. In 2012 he started cooperating with Animagrad Studio during his work on the satirical animation series Fairytale Land. He worked on a range of animation series as a director. Also, he worked as the first assistant director on the feature animation project Mavka.The Forest Song.

Andriy Zlanich
Andriy Zlanich
Screenwriter - Animagrad Studio
Ukraine
 
Andriy Zlanich
Andriy Zlanich
Screenwriter - Animagrad Studio / Ukraine

Spotlight on Trailers - Hrafn Academy

 

Born 23 April, 1982. Specialist Degree in Psychology, in 2003 finished studies at National University of Internal Affairs. Specialist Degree in Spanish language, in 2011 finished studies at Kyiv National Linguistic University. Winner of National Screenplay Competition Tandem-2011 organized by Wiz-Art (Lviv) and Cine Fac (Paris). Screenwriter of the short-length feature film “Yellow Flower for Monsieur Bourillon” (France-Ukraine). This movie took part at 2 Odessa International Film Festival, 42 Molodist International Film Festival, 8 Festival Nouveax Cinemas (Paris).

Arnaud de Crémiers
Arnaud de Crémiers
Producer - Gaumont
France
 
Arnaud de Crémiers
Arnaud de Crémiers
Producer - Gaumont / France

Discussions & debates - L'Art du Crime

 

Arnaud de Crémiers has worked at Gaumont and produced tv series for almost seven years. He produced four seasons of "L'Art du Crime" for France 2 (the fifth season is currently in production), "Plan B", a tv series for TF1, "Nona et ses filles", cocreated and directed by Valérie Donzelli, coproduced with Rectangle Productions for Arte and SWR, and "Totems" for Amazon Prime.

Isabelle Degeorges
Isabelle Degeorges
Producer - Gaumont Télévision
France
 
Isabelle Degeorges
Isabelle Degeorges
Producer - Gaumont Télévision / France

Discussions & debates - L'Art du Crime

 

Isabelle DEGEORGES joined Images et Compagnie in 2001 (Lagardere Group) where she produced fiction and series for ten years. At Gaumont Television since 2011, she surrounded herself with a strong team and oversees the development and the production of series and documentaries. She has produced several series, recently : Lupin (10x45 - Netflix 2021), Totems (8x52 - Amazon Prime 2021), Off-Season (6x52 - France Televisions – RTS 2021), Plan B (TF1 2021), Nona and her Daughters (Arte 2021), The Art of Crime (5 seasons - France Televisions 2016-2021), Move (Netflix 2020).

Edwina Liard
Edwina Liard
Producer - Ikki Films
France
 
Edwina Liard
Edwina Liard
Producer - Ikki Films / France

Spotlights on Trailers - The Hall of Fail

 

I started to work in the movie industry in 2007 as a production assistant. Then moved to Valencia, Spain, in 2009. There I worked for The International Medium Length Film Festival La Cabina. These experiences have led me in 2011 to create Ikki Films with Nidia Santiago. Since then I've been producing animated short films, ten to this date, such as Negative Space by Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata (Oscar nominee 2018). I’ve also been developing several feature film projects in animation and live action. The Hall of Fail is the first series project I develop.

Pierre-Yves Mora
Pierre-Yves Mora
Screenwriter - Gaumont TV
France
 
Pierre-Yves Mora
Pierre-Yves Mora
Screenwriter - Gaumont TV / France

Discussions & debats - L'Art du Crime

 

Co-creator, scriptwriter and artistic producer, Pierre-Yves Mora directed five seasons of the series "L'Art du crime" with Angèle Herry-Leclerc on France 2 between 2015 and 2021. Before that, he co-wrote the series "Claire Brunetti" for TF1 in 2009 and was the Head of Collection for the series "Julie Lescaut" for the same channel between 2010 and 2011. He has also written or co-written numerous episodes for series such as "Diane femme flic" (2008-2009), "Boulevard du Palais" (2011-2015), "Cherif" (2012-2013) and "Nina" (2014-2015).

Angèle HERRY-LECLERC
Angèle HERRY-LECLERC
Producer - Gaumont TV
France
 
Angèle HERRY-LECLERC
Angèle HERRY-LECLERC
Producer - Gaumont TV / France

Discussions & debates - L'art du crime

 

Screenwriter working for french series (Boulevard du Palais, Diane femme flic...), I co-created with Pierre-Yves Mora L'art du crime, a french crime-comedy-drama serie, first broadcasted by France 2 in 2017. An homicide detective and an art historian working at Louvre Museum in Paris, solve together crime mysteries happening in the art world. After stories about Camille Claudel, Toulouse-Lautrec and Van Gogh, I am actually co-writing the sixth season.

Nidia Santiago
Nidia Santiago
Producer - Ikki Films
France
 
Nidia Santiago
Nidia Santiago
Producer - Ikki Films / France

Spotlights on Trailers - The Hall of Fail

 

Nidia SANTIAGO, CEO and producer at Ikki Films, her productions have been recognized around the world. In 2018, Negative Space was nominated to the Oscar, the year after her first feature live action, Sick Sick Sick, premiered at the Directors' Fortnight Cannes. Alongside her activity as producer, she is a member of various selection committees, including Unifrance and Procirep-Angoa, giving occasional lectures at Les Gobelins and ESEC film school. In 2019, she obtained, along with Edwina Liard, the Procirep Producer Award. In 2020, she went accredited in script consulting by La Fémis.

David Freymond
David Freymond
Director
France
 
David Freymond
David Freymond
Director / France

Spotlights on Trailers - The Hall of Fail

 

"I am a not very successful human being which makes me absolutely legitimate to speak about failure"

David Schalko
David Schalko
Director
Austria
 
David Schalko
David Schalko
Director / Austria

Screenings & Case Study - Me and the others

 

David Schalko, author, screenwriter, director and CEO of SUPERFILM. He is regarded as the most style-defining television producer of his generation in the German-speaking world. His international TV breakthrough came with the award-winning mini-series "Braunschlag”. The series "Old Money" attracted high international attention as well as "M - A City hunts a Murderer" (world premiere at the Berlinale 2019). His fictional films include "Aufschneider" and "Das Wunder von Wien”. David wrote the novels "Weiße Nacht", "Knoi”, "Schwere Knochen" and "Bad Regina" in 2020.

Iris Bucher
Iris Bucher
Producer
France
 
Iris Bucher
Iris Bucher
Producer / France

Rosa Bonheur

 

After a degree in both French & English literature and in business management, and a Magister degree at the University of Freiburg, German-born Iris Bucher settled in France where she started her career in the audiovisual industry as production assistant at Marathon International Productions. One year later, together with three friends, Iris founded the CEEA (Conservatoire Européen d'Ecriture Audiovisuelle), while obtaining a post-graduate degree in Law and Administration of Audiovisual Communication at Paris I Sorbonne. Iris was to take her first steps in fiction three years later with a position as literary director at PM Production, which in turn naturally led to production. In 2011, she joined forces with Nicolas Duval, feature-film producer and founder of QUAD, to create Quad Drama (formerly Quad Television). The following year, Iris produced the TV movie Meurtres à Saint-Malo for France 3, the first opus at the origin of the Meurtres à… collection. Several TV series followed for France 2, TF1 and M6, among which The Disappearance, The Secret of Elise, Victor Hugo Enemy of the State, Beyond the Bars, The Bonfire of Destiny, as well as other ""Murders in ..."" and TV movies for France 3. A long-time active member of the USPA (Union Syndicale de la Production Audiovisuelle), Iris Bucher is vice-president of the fiction commission.

Mireia Acosta
Mireia Acosta
Producer
Spain
 
Mireia Acosta
Mireia Acosta
Producer / Spain

What's Next - The Age of Anger - Online

 

Mireia Acosta has worked in the audiovisual sector for over 25 years as head of content and an executive producer for TV series. She has worked for all the general-interest channels on series like Hermanas, Hospital Central, RIS, MIR and La Fuga for Tele 5, Lobos for Antena 3 and 7 días al desnudo for cuatro. After building her career at independent production companies like Videomedia, national groups like Vocento and international groups including Sony Pictures, Grupo Banijay and Starz, she created MASFICCIÓN, a production company specializing in fiction whose aim is to promote and bring together her two passions: literature and television. That gave rise to the series Victor Ros, produced with New Atlantis for TVE, and La edad de la ira, co-produced with the Mediapro Studio for Atresplayer.

Nando Lopez
Nando Lopez
Writer
 
Nando Lopez
Nando Lopez
Writer /

What's Next - The Age of Anger - online

 

Nando López is a novelist and playwright, as well as a Doctor Cum Laude in Spanish Philology. With more than thirty books under his belt, he has published novels for both young and adult audiences. The most noteworthy include La edad de la ira, a 2010 Premio Nadal finalist; La versión de Eric, 2020 Premio Gran Angular winner; and the recent Hasta nunca, Peter Pan. Some of his other works include Cuando todo era fácil, Nadie nos oye, En las redes del miedo, El sonido de los cuerpos and the dystopian-mythological trilogy La leyenda del Cíclope, all of which have been praised by critics and the general public. As a playwright, he’s a three-time Premios Max finalist thanks to #malditos16 and his free versions of Desengaños amorosos and Tito Andrónico. His work includes pieces like Los amores diversos, Cuando fuimos dos, Nunca pasa nada and La edad de la ira, which is loosely based on his own novel, and they’ve been shown in numerous countries (Spain, the United States, Chile, Venezuela, Mexico, Panama, etc.) and at prestigious events like the Merida and Almagro International Classical Theater Festivals.

Javier Pons
Javier Pons
Co-Head of Television at The Mediapro Studio & Director of Globomedia (The Mediapro Studio) - The Mediapro Studio
Spain
 
Javier Pons
Javier Pons
Co-Head of Television at The Mediapro Studio & Director of Globomedia (The Mediapro Studio) - The Mediapro Studio / Spain

What's Next - The Age of Anger - online

 

Since 2016, Javier Pons has been the Co-Head of TV & Head of National Brands at THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO Spain and is the General Director of Globomedia (2021). As an executive producer, he’s led the launch of Locked Up (Fox, Netflix), Estoy vivo (TVE, Amazon), Los hombres de Paco (Antena 3, Atresplayer Premium), Victim Number 8 (Netflix) Nasdrovia (Movistar), Por H o por B (HBO), El Internado Las Cumbres (Amazon) and Paraíso (Movistar). Having won three Ondas awards (Hablar por Hablar, En tu casa o en la mía, Eso no se pregunta), his career has spanned more than three decades dedicated to communication, beginning in radio at stations in the Grupo Prisa where he was head of programming for Radio Barcelona (1990), managing director of M80 (1994) and managing director of Los 40 Principales (1996). He also directed the French station M40, turning it into a reflection of the profitability and success seen by Los 40 Principales in Spain. In TV, he’s been the general director of TVE (2007-2010) as well as the production company El Terrat (1999-2007), and he's worked as executive producer for Azteca TV (2014-2015) in Mexico. In 2014, he returned to radio as a consultant for Grupo Kiss Media.

Julia Vergely
Julia Vergely
Journalist - Telerama
France
 
Julia Vergely
Julia Vergely
Journalist - Telerama / France

Julia Vergely is a journalist at Télérama, specialising in children and youth.

Marine  Francou
Marine Francou
Screenwriter
France
 
Marine  Francou
Marine Francou
Screenwriter / France

Rosa Bonheur

 

Marine Francou has been a screenwriter since 2006 and worked for 10 years on the series Un Village Français created by Frédéric Krivine, broadcast on France 3. At the same time, she collaborated on the writing of other series, notably Engrenages (season 6), Fais pas ci, fais pas ça, (season 5 and 6), En famille (format 52), Les Bleus. Between 2017 and 2020, she was the lead writer and directed the writing of season 7 (12 episodes) then season 8 (10 episodes) of the series Engrenages (Canal +). She is currently working on a new series for Canal Plus.

Matti Kinnunen
Matti Kinnunen
Screenwriter
Finland
 
Matti Kinnunen
Matti Kinnunen
Screenwriter / Finland

Screening & Case Study - Cargo

 

"Matti Kinnunen, born in Oulu 1966, studied economics and communication before becoming a screenwriter and film director. Hehas written and directed a large number of acclaimeddrama series and two feature films, which havebeen awardedin many international festivals.Kinnunen favors stories with a strong social anchor. "

Roberto Troni
Roberto Troni
Producer - Various Artists Limited
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 
Roberto Troni
Roberto Troni
Producer - Various Artists Limited / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Screening & Case Study - I may destroy you

 

Roberto is Co-Managing Director/Executive Producer/Head of Drama at Various Artists Limited. He has worked as a script editor, producer and development producer at various independent production companies (Tiger Aspect, World & Ecosse), and for the BBC and ITV/Granada, on shows including The Bill, Playing the Field, Murphy's Law, Murder City, Prime Suspect 6, Holby City, Saddam's Tribe, Mistresses, United & Pulse. Prior to forming VAL he was a commissioning editor in the Channel 4 drama department for more than 6 years where he worked on a variety of shows including Hollyoaks, Shameless 7-11, Misfits 5, This Is England '86-'90, Fresh Meat 1-4, The Fear, Complicit, Babylon (C4/Sundance co-production), New Worlds, Secret State, The Aliens, No Offence 1&2, Gap Year (C4/Hulu co-production), Loaded (C4/AMC co-production) and The End of the Fucking World (C4/Netflix co-production). Since forming the company, he has served as an Executive Producer on ‘Our Girl - Series 4’ (BBC Studios for BBC1) and the multi-award winning ‘I May Destroy You (BBC/HBO)

Léonie De Rudder
Léonie De Rudder
Screenwriter
France
 
Léonie De Rudder
Léonie De Rudder
Screenwriter / France

Rosa Bonheur

 

Scriptwriter on more than twenty animated series, she has brought together characters as varied as samurai sushis (Kobushi), time-travelling children (The Chronokids), a boy haunter (Molusco), crazy teenagers (The Crumpets), a kid with a blonde streak (Titeuf), an evil girl (Rosie), a ladybug superhero (Miraculous Ladybug), a woodland caribou (Jean-Michel Super Caribou), a boxer who fights monsters (Lastman) etc... In 2017 she directed the writing of the 52 episodes of the series Non-Non l'ornithorynque, adapted from the albums of Magali Le Huche and co-wrote the two specials. She is currently working on an animated feature film with director Albert Pereira-Lazaro and will publish her first novel with Robert Laffont in January 2022.

Chris  Niemeyer
Chris Niemeyer
Director, Writer, Producer
France
 
Chris  Niemeyer
Chris Niemeyer
Director, Writer, Producer / France

Screening & Case Study - Lucky Day

 

Chris Niemeyer studied at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires and at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst in Zurich. His graduation film "Timing" was nominated for the Max-Ophüls Prize 2000. In 2003, Niemeyer founded the production company Plan B Film GmbH, which produces advertising films and feature films. With Plan B Film, Niemeyer has made numerous commercials and won several awards. In 2005, he took part in the Berlinale Talent Campus. He won the Swiss Film Prize 2010 for best short film for his short drama "Las Pelotas" (2009). The film also won several film festival awards, including the "Pardino d'oro" for best Swiss short film at the 2009 Locarno Film Festival and audience awards at the 2010 São Paulo International Short Film Festival and the 2010 Vienna Independent Shorts. Niemeyer wrote the screenplay for the film "Pepperminta" (2009) in collaboration with Pipilotti Rist. He shot 10 episodes over 4 seasons of "Bestatter" for SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen.

David Elkaïm
David Elkaïm
writer and director
France
 
David Elkaïm
David Elkaïm
writer and director / France

Screening & Case Study - Lucky Day

 

David Elkaïm has been a writer and director for almost thirty years. Alongside writing and creating his own projects, David Elkaïm has been teaching writing since 1997 in workshops, screenplay theory courses, as well as training for teachers in film schools and universities throughout France and notably at the Beaux-Arts de Paris. He and Vincent Poymiro have been directing the Series department at the Fémis since 2018. In 2012, David Elkaïm co-wrote the series Ainsi Soient-Ils with Vincent Poymiro, whose 3 seasons were broadcast on Arte TV between 2012 and 2015 and then on Netflix. Since then, he has co-written two feature films, including Olivier Babinet's Poissonsexe, as well as several series, again with Vincent Poymiro: En Thérapie, Gone for Good, and La Chance de ta vie, which they also created, and which will be broadcast on RTS in 2021. With this experience, and now within their company Perpetual Soup, they have signed with RTS to develop a new series currently being written: The Other Girl, and are currently developing, within Perpetual Soup, several original projects for film and TV, as creators and/or producers.

Anne Feinsilber
Anne Feinsilber
Director
France
 
Anne Feinsilber
Anne Feinsilber
Director / France

Screening & Case Study - Lucky Day

 

Anne Feinsilber is an award-winning documentary and film director. Her feature documentary, Requiem for Billy the Kid, was an official selection at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. She co-wrote the television series La Chance de ta Vie, which will be released later this year. After starting her career in Paris in the mid-90s, overseeing the production of more than a dozen documentaries, Anne moved to New York where she made documentaries for the New York Times, Bravo, and VH1 among many others. She also produced Sébastien Lifshitz's La Traversée (Cannes, Directors' Fortnight, 2001) and Raphael Nadjari's I am Josh Polonski (Berlin Festival, 2001). Her Made in Hollywood (2011) was broadcast on ARTE. Anne is currently in pre-production on a feature film produced by Bruno Nahonet and written with Vincent Poymiro. She is also developing a TV series, The Other Girls for the Swiss channel, RTS. Anne teaches screenwriting at the Femis and directing at the EICAR.

Jérémy Sahel
Jérémy Sahel
Co-producer
France
 
Jérémy Sahel
Jérémy Sahel
Co-producer / France

Screening & Case Study - Lucky Day

 

After a few years of studying medicine and directing several documentaries, Jérémy Sahel is now at the head of two production companies. Da Prod, founded in 2015 with Pascal Breton, which, after a long career in webseries and short films, is now internationally recognized for its virtual reality projects (notably with I Saw The Future and Recoding Entropia by François Vautier, selected at the Venice Film Festival in 2017 and 2020 respectively). Building on his experience, in 2018 Jérémy joined forces with authors Vincent Poymiro and David Elkaïm within Perpetual Soup, a production company dedicated to drama and series, which aims to place dramaturgy and artistic direction at the heart of the production process.

Zoé Schellenberg
Zoé Schellenberg
Actress
France
 
Zoé Schellenberg
Zoé Schellenberg
Actress / France

Screening & Case Study - Lucky Day

 

Zoé Schellenberg studied at the Geneva Conservatory, the Cours Florent, the Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique (CNSAD) and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA). She played in "Les larmes amères de Petra Von Kant" alongside Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, directed by Thierry de Peretti, in "Le Cid" by Yves Beaunesne, in "Tristan" written and directed by Éric Vigner at the Théâtre de Lorient and in "La Chinoise 2013" written and directed by Michel Deutsch at the MC93 as well as in "Small G" directed by Anne Bisang in Switzerland at the Comedie de Geneve. In the cinema she can be seen in "Mary Queen of Scots" by Thomas Imbach and in Nicole Borgeat's TV film "Boomerang"; on the web, in the Arte creative mini-series "il revient quand Bertrand". She also voiced the character of young Joe in Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" and speaks on radio programmes on France Culture.

Xavier Derigo
Xavier Derigo
Producer - Idip Films
France
 
Xavier Derigo
Xavier Derigo
Producer - Idip Films / France

Screening & Case Study - Lucky Day

 

Born in 1974 in Geneva, Switzerland. Studied in Switzerland until obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Geneva in 1996. Master's of Arts in Film Studies at the New School, New York University in New York, USA, in 2000. Worked for Davis Entertainment at 20th Century Fox in Los Angeles and for M6 Television in Paris before accumulating numerous production experiences on film shoots as a production manager in Switzerland and abroad. Founder in 2008 of Idip Films, a production company based in Geneva. The company produces both drama and documentary films for cinema and television. The company has worked in co-production with Belgium, France, Brazil and Turkey.

Karim Barras
Karim Barras
Actor
France
 
Karim Barras
Karim Barras
Actor / France

Screening & Case Study - Lucky Day

 

Born and raised in Geneva, Karim Barras trained as an actor at the Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle (INSAS) in Brussels and has performed in numerous plays in Belgium, Switzerland and France. He won the Best Newcomer Award in 1998, and in 2013 he won the Best Actor Award in Belgium for his interpretation of Hamlet in Shakespeare's title role. In 2014, he was in the RTS series A livre ouvert by Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond. He also plays the role of Jacquard in the series Au service de la France, broadcast on ARTE, Netflix and RTS, and is regularly seen in other films and series in Belgium. He won the Swissperform award for his performance as Luc Naville in the first season of Quartier des banques.

Thomas Crosson
Thomas Crosson
Content director - Salto
France
 
Thomas Crosson
Thomas Crosson
Content director - Salto / France

Line up SALTO

 

Thomas Crosson joined LCI in 1995 and spent 25 years working for the TF1 group, where he was successively in charge of LCI's legal affairs, then channel and service distribution within TF1 Digital, before taking over as general manager of TF6 and Série Club, channels jointly owned by TF1 and M6, in 2007. He returned to TF1 in 2011, where he became head of programming for TF1, which was gradually extended to all of TF1's DTT, cable and satellite channels. In 2016, he became head of development and transformation of the channels. He joined Salto in January 2020 as head of content.

Ivano Fachin
Ivano Fachin
screenwritter
Italy
 
Ivano Fachin
Ivano Fachin
screenwritter / Italy

In the Pipeline - Survivors

 

As a director, he wrote and directed numerous short films and documentaries between 2009 and 2013, such as Vodka Tonic (awarded at the Taormina Film Festival, 2011). From 2016 to 2019 he worked as story-editor and producer at Eliseo Cinema, being executive producer of An officer and a spy, by Roman Polanski (2019). As a scriptwriter he created the original Netflix Tv series Curon (2020) and the International show Survivors (2021). Together with Monica Zapelli he also wrote the Tv movie Liberi di scegliere (RAI 1, 2019) and together with Leonardo Fasoli and Maddalena Ravagli the Tv series Non mi lasciare (RAI-Federation Entertainment, in post-production). For Notorious Pictures he wrote the Sci-Fi feature film La cosa blu and for Cinemaundici and Sky Cinema the comedy Gli Astronauti (filming). He is currently writing the feature film comedy Gli imprevedibili, for Rodeo Drive and Vision Distribution. 

Viola  Rispoli
Viola Rispoli
Head writer and author
Italy
 
Viola  Rispoli
Viola Rispoli
Head writer and author / Italy

In the Pipeline - Survivors

 

After studying scriptwriting at the VI edition of the Script Course organised by Rai (2001/2002), she begins working for Tv programs such as Annozero, by Michele Santoro, the new Cult Fox channel and special events; she also writes short films and dialogues for some feature films. In 2007 she starts working for Tv show La Nuova Squadra as story editor and script editor, screenwriter and set editor. Since then she has been working as scriptwriter and editor for numerous Tv series and miniseries, like Don Matteo, Rex, La Vita che Corre, Che Dio ci Aiuti, La Mafia Uccide Solo d’Estate, Non Uccidere (also editor on set for this one). She is also creator, Head Writer and screenwriter of Il Paradiso delle Signore (the first two seasons), the medical Tv series DOC-Nelle tue mani, Il Commissario Ricciardi and Sopravvissuti. 

Marco Poccioni
Marco Poccioni
Producer - Rodeo Drive
Italy
 
Marco Poccioni
Marco Poccioni
Producer - Rodeo Drive / Italy

In the Pipeline - Survivors  

 

After studying scriptwriting at the VI edition of the Script Course organised by Rai (2001/2002), she begins working for Tv programs such as Annozero, by Michele Santoro, the new Cult Fox channel and special events; she also writes short films and dialogues for some feature films. In 2007 she starts working for Tv show La Nuova Squadra as story editor and script editor, screenwriter and set editor. Since then she has been working as scriptwriter and editor for numerous Tv series and miniseries, like Don Matteo, Rex, La Vita che Corre, Che Dio ci Aiuti, La Mafia Uccide Solo d’Estate, Non Uccidere (also editor on set for this one). She is also creator, Head Writer and screenwriter of Il Paradiso delle Signore (the first two seasons), the medical Tv series DOC-Nelle tue mani, Il Commissario Ricciardi and Sopravvissuti.

Jesús Rodrigo
Jesús Rodrigo
Director
Spain
 
Jesús Rodrigo
Jesús Rodrigo
Director / Spain

In the Pipeline - Online session: The Age of Anger 

 

After eight years dedicated to editing and directing different fiction productions, in 1997 he made the leap to directing the series "Periodistas" (Ondas Award for Best Fiction Series 1998). Project produced by Globomedia and in which he was part of the executive production. Since then, in a career without interruption, he has been part of a large number of projects combining direction and executive production in many of them, among which it is worth highlighting; "Un Paso Adelante" and "El Internado La laguna Negra" both with a great international projection and the second, winner of the Ondas Award for Best Fiction Series 2007 among other awards. "Aída" Sitcom winner of the 2006 Ondas Best Spanish Series Award among other awards. "Vis a Vis" series recognized nationally and internationally with a large number of awards and nominations Among others such as Best Drama Series at the MIM Awards, Revelation Series Festival De Vitoria, Best Direction at the Directors Association Awards Directs ... "I'm Alive" 2017-2020. 4 seasons and recognized by critics and Awards. All of them produced by Globomedia.

Martin Douaire
Martin Douaire
Screenwriter
France
 
Martin Douaire
Martin Douaire
Screenwriter / France

Co-creator with Clémence Dargent of the french tv-show "Ovni(s)", a comedy about a team of scientist investigating ufos in the 70's.

Julien Patry
Julien Patry
writer and director
France
 
Julien Patry
Julien Patry
writer and director / France

Julien Patry grew up between Poitiers, England and the Paris suburbs. He studied economics and sociology at Paris Dauphine before starting his career in audiovisual production. His first short film, Prktrnic, won the Jury Prize at the Meudon Festival in 2014. In 2015, Un Entretien won the Short Film Award at the Alpe d'Huez Festival. The series Un Entretien (2018-2021, Canal Plus) is freely inspired by it. Julien Patry is currently preparing a 10x26'' series, Toutouyoutou, written by Géraldine de Margerie and Maxime Donzel and produced by Agat films.

Nicole Ferroni
Nicole Ferroni
Actress
France
 
Nicole Ferroni
Nicole Ferroni
Actress / France

A former teacher, she resigned in 2011 to launch herself into comedy. Revealed by the show "On ne demande qu'en rire" (France 2) as an author & comedian, she joins the casting of TV/movie fictions: - Series: Péplum on M6, Commissariat central W9, Mental on FranceTVSlash. - Feature films: Toute première Fois by N. Saglio, Premier de la Classe by S. BenLahcene, Fête des mères by MC Mention-Schaar, Joyeuse Retraite by F. Bracq (Joyeuse Retraite 2 out in 2022). She is also a radio commentator on France Inter (7/9) and on TV, host of the show Piquantes on Teva.

Owlle
Owlle
Composer / Songwriter - Quiet Club
France
 
Owlle
Owlle
Composer / Songwriter - Quiet Club / France

Originally from the South of France, Owlle began studying scenography and continued her training at the Beaux-arts de Paris. It is at this time that she discovers her real desire to make music, notably with the encounter of the omnichord (electronic music instrument) with which she will compose her first songs and find her electro-pop universe. After two albums France (2014) and Heavy Weather (2018), the author, composer and performer Owlle comes back with 2 new tracks this time expressed in French, without hiding her Anglo-Saxon pop influences.

Quitterie  Gausserès
Quitterie Gausserès
Producer - Le QG Production
France
 
Quitterie  Gausserès
Quitterie Gausserès
Producer - Le QG Production / France

Case Study - A Royal Secret - Moderator

 

Trained in screenwriting at the Ateliers de la Fémis and in literary direction at the CEEA, Quitterie Gausserès began her career as literary director at Capa Drama (Reporters, Braquo, Versailles...). Then, based on an original idea, she co-produced Sanctuaire, by Olivier Masset Depasse, with Haut & Court for Canal +, joined Son & Lumière (Engrenages...) then Nord-Ouest Films. She created her own production company, Le QG Production, to co-produce series that she initiated, with Fédération Entertainment, Kwai and KG Productions, among others.

Clémence  Dargent
Clémence Dargent
Screenwriter
France
 
Clémence  Dargent
Clémence Dargent
Screenwriter / France

Podcast - OVNI(s)

 

Clémence Dargent, born in 1990, grew up in Lyon. Driven by her desire for cinema, she left the city of the Lumière brothers to pursue her studies of literature and cinema in Paris. In 2014, she joined the Cursus Création de séries TV at the Fémis, where she began to develop the series OVNI(s), released on Canal + in 2021. At the same time, she worked on the series Fais pas ci fais pas ça, Kaboul Kitchen, Une belle Histoire and Dix pour cent, and co-wrote the series Têtard, also broadcast on Canal +. She is also developing several feature film and series projects, preferably zany and a bit crazy.

Marina Alcaraz
Marina Alcaraz
Journalist - Les Echos
France
 
Marina Alcaraz
Marina Alcaraz
Journalist - Les Echos / France

Podcast - I.Bucher & S.Revil

 

I am a media journalist at the daily newspaper Les Echos. I follow the audiovisual sector (strategies of the main players, trends etc.)

 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/marina-alcaraz-0a520031/

 

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