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A project by EPI in association with MediaXchange
European TV Drama Lab
A high level training and think tank for leading professionals in the European television industry

The TV Lab  is aimed at screenwriters, producers and commissioning editors. The sessions examine all components that are essential for a successful long running TV Drama series. Experienced industry professionals from Europe and the US share their knowledge and offer exclusive insights. Think Tanks provide the participants the opportunity to compare perspectives with other established professionals. Moreover, the participants will profit from excellent networking opportunities.

Target GroupScriptwriters, producers and broadcasters
LanguageEnglish
European TV Drama Lab
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Benefits

  • Develop specific skills to enhance and deliver sustainable and returning international TV series
  • Access to top industry professionals from across Europe and the US
  • Access up-to-date information on trends inthe TV sector globally
  • Understand the elements behind the successof US drama series
  • Adapt this knowledge to European market
  • Learn best practice lessons from cutting-edge European case studies
  • Participate in excellent networking opportunities

Target Group

This programme is designed for experienced professionals in the TV drama industry:


  • Scriptwriters
  • Creative and Executive Producers
  • Broadcasters

Content INCLUDED

Module 1: The Framework for Successful European TV Drama Series

The goal for Module 1 presents and discusses the culture and market for TV Drama series in the United States and Europe. This hands-on knowledge helps to assist in distilling systems and processes that can be applied to European TV production and creativity.
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  • State of the industry
  • Trends in series storytelling
  • Legal and financial aspects of European co-productions
  • Latest trends in 360° content
  • Best practice lessons from successful European and US series

Participants will take part in ‘think tanks’ to discuss how the knowledge gained can be adapted and applied to the European industry.

Module 2: The Creative Maze

The second module emphasizes the creative aspects and offers participants unique insights into the “ins and outs” of the successful US TV series.

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Module 2: The Creative Maze
  • The principles behind the Writers' Room

  • The role of the Showrunner
  • Management of creative teams

After two introductory seminar days, the participants will be divided into groups to explore in greater depth specific topics relevant to their professional backgrounds.

Writers’ Room Simulation (Writers and Creative Producers

Management of Creative Teams (Producers, Executives and Broadcasters)

Previous Experts include

Executive Producer VERSAILLES, BORGIA, ROME, USA
Executive Producer VERSAILLES, BORGIA, ROME, USA
Executive Producer / Writer DR. HOUSE, BILLIONS, HEMLOCK GROVE, ELEMENTARY, USA
Executive Producer / Writer
DR. HOUSE, BILLIONS, HEMLOCK GROVE, ELEMENTARY, USA
Executive Producer / Writer THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION, CASTLE, THE X FILES, USA
Executive Producer / Writer
THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION, CASTLE, THE X FILES, USA
Executive Producer / Creator DEUTSCHLAND 83, Co-CEO, UFA, Germany
Executive Producer / Creator DEUTSCHLAND 83, Co-CEO, UFA, Germany
Executive Producer EMERGENCY ROOM, Supervising Producer THE WEST WING, USA
Executive Producer EMERGENCY ROOM, Supervising Producer THE WEST WING, USA
Producer THE SOPRANOS, Creator / Executive Producer BOARDWALK EMPIRE, USA
Producer THE SOPRANOS,
Creator / Executive Producer BOARDWALK EMPIRE, USA
Co-Creator 1992, Writer IN TREATMENT, Italy
Co-Creator 1992,
Writer IN TREATMENT, Italy
 Actor, Writer, Director (MESTEREN, ABOVE THE STREET BELOW THE WATER)

Actor, Writer, Director (MESTEREN, ABOVE THE STREET BELOW THE WATER)

Artistic Director, TF1, France
Artistic Director, TF1, France
 Pilot Director MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, HOMELAND, USA

Pilot Director

MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, HOMELAND, USA

President, Tandem Communications, Germany
President, Tandem Communications, Germany
Executive Vice President, HBO Central Europe, UK
Executive Vice President, HBO Central Europe, UK
Producer / Showrunner / Writer CASTLE, HOLLOW MAN, AIR FORCE ONE, END OF DAYS, USA
Producer / Showrunner / Writer CASTLE, HOLLOW MAN, AIR FORCE ONE, END OF DAYS, USA
 Supervising Producer, HBO Europe, UK

Supervising Producer, HBO Europe, UK

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Application Requirements

Applicants should be citizens of countries in the European Union or countries associated with the Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union.

A limited number of seats for non-European participants is also available.

Scriptwriters
Applicants need substantial writing experience in scripted drama (writing credits on a minimum of at least one script produced for broadcast or web)

Creative and Executive Producers
Eligible applicants need a minimum of 5 years experience (minimum of one TV series produced for broadcast.)

Broadcasters

Eligible applicants include Head of Development, Head of Programming, Head of TV Drama.

Applications from other experienced representatives from these departments must be agreed in advance.

Contact

Dina Rubanovitš
Dina Rubanovitš
Head of International Training
+49 (0) 331.721 28 86 | dr@epi.media
Nora Weber
Nora Weber
Project Coordinator International Training
+49 (0) 331.721 28 82 | nw@epi.media

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