European TV Drama Series Lab 2014 reveals top-notch expert line-up

European TV Drama Series Lab 2014 reveals top-notch expert line-up

24. June 2014 –
 The third edition of the internationally renowned TV series workshop starts in Berlin

Erich Pommer Institut (EPI) in association with MediaXchange presents the European TV Drama Series Lab (TV Lab) for its third edition starting July 1, 2014 in Berlin. The nominated participants – top writers, producers and broadcasters from across Europe – will get valuable insights into the latest trends and up-to-date success stories of the TV series industry by internationally acclaimed TV experts.

The Erich Pommer Institut and MediaXchange designed and established the European TV Drama Series Lab to become one of the major international TV training programmes, which hit the nerve of the industry. It annually generates new potential and ideas. No wonder, the line-up of confirmed speakers for July 2014 consists of a range of renowned TV experts who are willing to share their experiences and expertise: Glen Mazzara, Executive Producer THE WALKING DEAD, HAWTHORNE and THE SHIELD, USA; Nicolas Brown, Director, Film & TV - Neal Street Productions (formerly Director, UK Drama Production BBC); Peter Nadermann, Executive Producer THE BRIDGE I, II, III, THE TEAM, CEO, NadCon-Film GmbH, Germany; Zak Shaikh, Head of US Consultancy, Attentional, USA; Jean Philip De Tender, Director Television, VRT, Belgium.

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Already in prior years, top industry players were part of the TV Lab. To name just a few: Piv Bernth (BORGEN) Denmark; Anne Bjørnstad (LILYHAMMER), Norway; Carol Flint (THE WEST WING, E.R.), USA; James Manos Jr. (DEXTER, THE SOPRANOS); USA, Simon Mirren (CRIMINAL MINDS, WITHOUT A TRACE, SPOOKS, WAKING THE DEAD), UK/USA; Frank Spotnitz (THE X-FILES, HUNTED), USA/UK.  

The TV Lab is aimed at screenwriters, producers and commissioning editors and examines the components that are essential for a successful TV series. Think Tanks provide the participants with the opportunity to apply their gained knowledge to the European market. Brand new European case studies will pave the way to innovative and successful series formats. Moreover, the participants will profit from an excellent networking opportunity – an essential factor for success. The programme is supported by the MEDIA 2007 Programme of the EU and the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.  

An Open Session will be held on July 3, 2014 for the local industry and reporting journalists and is organized in co-operation with the Creative Europe Desk Berlin-Brandenburg and the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. Prof. Dr. Lothar Mikos (Managing Director of EPI), Nadja Radojevic (Head of International Training EPI), the TV Lab’s Head of Studies Katrina Wood (CEO MediaXchange), and the attending international experts will be available for interviews. Please contact Marijana Harder (0331-721 2884, if you have any questions, interest in participating, or in conducting an interview. Further information can be found at

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