EUROPEAN TV DRAMA LAB 2017 with US showrunner Peter Blake (BILLIONS, DR. HOUSE)
Peter Blake (photo: EPI)

EUROPEAN TV DRAMA LAB 2017 with US showrunner Peter Blake (BILLIONS, DR. HOUSE)

05. May 2017 –
TV Lab Experts announced
Peter Blake Executive Producer and writer of mega-hit drama programmes such as BILLIONS, HEMLOCK GROVE, ELEMENTARY, DR. HOUSE, USA will be one of the experts for the European TV Drama Lab 2017 presented by the Erich Pommer Institut in association with MediaXchange in Berlin. The first module of this year’s Lab, tiled “The Framework for Successful European TV Drama Series”, runs from May 9 – 14. The second module, “The Creative Maze”, runs from October 30 – November 5. TV professionals – experienced scriptwriters, creative and executive producers and broadcasters – from 18 European countries will once more benefit from the knowledge and expertise of highly acclaimed experts. During the event the following TV Lab 2017 experts are available for interviews: Peter Blake, Executive Producer / Writer, BILLIONS, HEMLOCK GROVE, ELEMENTARY, DR. HOUSE, USA Tatjana Andersson, Head of Development, Palladium Fiction, Sweden Christian Wikander, Director Coproduction, Pinewood TV, UK Liselott Forsman, Executive Producer (International), YLE, Finland Lorenzo Gangarossa, Head of International Production, Wildside, Italy Eric Welbers, CEO, neue deutsche Filmgesellschaft (ndF), Germany Pieter Engels, Head of Business Development, ScriptBook, Belgium Jörg Winger, Executive Producer / Creator, DEUTSCHLAND 83, Germany Anna Winger, Writer, DEUTSCHLAND 83, Germany Nadja Radojevic, Managing Director Erich Pommer Institut Katrina Wood, Head of Studies TV Lab, CEO MediaXchange Please contact Marijana Harder (PR, EPI, +49 331-721 2884, for further information and registration.
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The TV Lab is one of the major professional training programmes for the TV drama industry. It is aimed at screenwriters, producers and commissioning editors and examines all components that are essential for a successful TV series. Experienced players in the industry from Europe and the USA share their knowledge and offer exclusive insights into the business. 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.

“TV drama is as significant as never before. This calls for highly specialized professionals. The TV Lab has already equipped 5 generations of alumni with specific skills, valuable knowledge and exclusive insights of how to produce successful TV drama and to remain competitive in the TV production industry. We are now looking forward to the 6th edition with its banner expert line-up and great participants”, says Nadja Radojevic, CEO Erich Pommer Institut.

Katrina Wood, CEO of MediaXchange, comments: “We are delighted to be partnering the Erich Pommer Institut once more to work on the European TV Lab. Working together means that participants benefit from the united skills of two of the leading providers of advanced training in the global media landscape. MediaXchange is also pleased to welcome Peter Blake onto the blue chip roster of experts that have illuminated the Drama Lab since its conception in 2012.”

In Association with:

Supported by:
Creative Europe MEDIA Programme of the European Union
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

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