TVSF WINTERCLASS 2018 

 THE ART OF SHOWRUNNING 

 November 25, 2018 

Loftbühne Berlin 

“SHOWRUNNERS are ’Hyphenates’, a curious hybrid of starry-eyed artists and tough-as-nails operational managers. They're not just writers; they're not just producers.

 

They hire and fire writers and crew members, develop story lines, write scripts, cast actors, mind budgets and run interference with studio and network bosses. It's one of the most unusual and demanding, right-brain/left- brain job descriptions in the entertainment world”

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Scott Collins, LA Times

ABOUT

 

With increasing content demand on multiple platforms the opportunities for creators are manifold – but the process to get shows greenlit made is equally complex. This master class looks at the different steps of showrunning and how to go from idea to screen - from development to production, financing and marketing while also looking at the urgency of management and problem solving in real time. We look at recent hit shows and hear directly from the creators how they mastered each step of the journey and the lessons they learned.

 

 

PROGRAMME

 

10AM – 12PM:

DEVELOPMENT – From Idea To Pitch
Hanno Hackfort & Richard Kropf / Anna Winger & Jörg Winger

 

1PM – 2PM:

INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION - Moneyball

Jan Bennemann

 

2PM – 4PM:

PRODUCTION

Uli Hanisch & Charlie Hanson

 

4PM – 5PM:

MARKETING

Felix Page & Charlie Hanson

 

5PM:

WRAP UP

- LOCATION -

LOFTBÜHNE

Otto-Suhr-Allee 94

10585 Berlin

- SPEAKER -

CHARLIE HANSON    

 

Charlie Hanson's work as a director and producer spans over three decades of drama and comedy. He is a Golden Globe and BAFTA winning producer. His award-winning work includes DESMONDS, CHEF, GARTH MARENGHI, THE BIG IMPRESSION, THE

SKETCH SHOW, WHITES, EXTRAS, LIFE’S TOO SHORT, AND  DEREK.

In 2004 he produced his first feature film,  Amma Asante's BAFTA award-winning A WAY OF LIFE. The film, which had its world premiere at The Toronto Film Festival.   It went on to win 12 international awards, including the Grand Jury Prize for Best Film, and the International  Critics' Prize at the Miami International Film Festival in 2005, and four BAFTA Cymru awards. In 2010 he produced his second feature, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's CEMETERY JUNCTION.

He produced his third feature for BBC Films and  eOne, LIFE ON THE ROAD, which follows Ricky Gervais'  infamous David Brent character as he goes on tour with his band Forgone Conclusion in search of musical fame and glory.   

This year he produced Idris Elba’s series “IN THE LONG RUN” for Sky TV, and is currently producing Ricky Gervais’ new series AFTER  LIFE for Netflix.

WHERE HANDS TOUCH, written and directed by Amma Asante is his fourth feature film and had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2018. It will be released in UK, Australia and internationally in 2019.

CHARLIE HANSON    

 

Charlie Hanson's work as a director and producer spans over three decades of drama and comedy. He is a Golden Globe and BAFTA winning producer. His award-winning work includes DESMONDS, CHEF, GARTH MARENGHI, THE BIG IMPRESSION, THE

SKETCH SHOW, WHITES, EXTRAS, LIFE’S TOO SHORT, AND  DEREK.

In 2004 he produced his first feature film,  Amma Asante's BAFTA award-winning A WAY OF LIFE. The film, which had its world premiere at The Toronto Film Festival.   It went on to win 12 international awards, including the Grand Jury Prize for Best Film, and the International  Critics' Prize at the Miami International Film Festival in 2005, and four BAFTA Cymru awards. In 2010 he produced his second feature, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's CEMETERY JUNCTION.

He produced his third feature for BBC Films and  eOne, LIFE ON THE ROAD, which follows Ricky Gervais'  infamous David Brent character as he goes on tour with his band Forgone Conclusion in search of musical fame and glory.   

This year he produced Idris Elba’s series “IN THE LONG RUN” for Sky TV, and is currently producing Ricky Gervais’ new series AFTER  LIFE for Netflix.

WHERE HANDS TOUCH, written and directed by Amma Asante is his fourth feature film and had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2018. It will be released in UK, Australia and internationally in 2019.

CHARLIE HANSON    

 

Charlie Hanson's work as a director and producer spans over three decades of drama and comedy. He is a Golden Globe and BAFTA winning producer. His award-winning work includes DESMONDS, CHEF, GARTH MARENGHI, THE BIG IMPRESSION, THE

SKETCH SHOW, WHITES, EXTRAS, LIFE’S TOO SHORT, AND  DEREK.

In 2004 he produced his first feature film,  Amma Asante's BAFTA award-winning A WAY OF LIFE. The film, which had its world premiere at The Toronto Film Festival.   It went on to win 12 international awards, including the Grand Jury Prize for Best Film, and the International  Critics' Prize at the Miami International Film Festival in 2005, and four BAFTA Cymru awards. In 2010 he produced his second feature, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's CEMETERY JUNCTION.

He produced his third feature for BBC Films and  eOne, LIFE ON THE ROAD, which follows Ricky Gervais'  infamous David Brent character as he goes on tour with his band Forgone Conclusion in search of musical fame and glory.   

This year he produced Idris Elba’s series “IN THE LONG RUN” for Sky TV, and is currently producing Ricky Gervais’ new series AFTER  LIFE for Netflix.

WHERE HANDS TOUCH, written and directed by Amma Asante is his fourth feature film and had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2018. It will be released in UK, Australia and internationally in 2019.

CHARLIE HANSON    

 

Charlie Hanson's work as a director and producer spans over three decades of drama and comedy. He is a Golden Globe and BAFTA winning producer. His award-winning work includes DESMONDS, CHEF, GARTH MARENGHI, THE BIG IMPRESSION, THE

SKETCH SHOW, WHITES, EXTRAS, LIFE’S TOO SHORT, AND  DEREK.

In 2004 he produced his first feature film,  Amma Asante's BAFTA award-winning A WAY OF LIFE. The film, which had its world premiere at The Toronto Film Festival.   It went on to win 12 international awards, including the Grand Jury Prize for Best Film, and the International  Critics' Prize at the Miami International Film Festival in 2005, and four BAFTA Cymru awards. In 2010 he produced his second feature, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's CEMETERY JUNCTION.

He produced his third feature for BBC Films and  eOne, LIFE ON THE ROAD, which follows Ricky Gervais'  infamous David Brent character as he goes on tour with his band Forgone Conclusion in search of musical fame and glory.   

This year he produced Idris Elba’s series “IN THE LONG RUN” for Sky TV, and is currently producing Ricky Gervais’ new series AFTER  LIFE for Netflix.

WHERE HANDS TOUCH, written and directed by Amma Asante is his fourth feature film and had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2018. It will be released in UK, Australia and internationally in 2019.

CHARLIE HANSON    

 

Charlie Hanson's work as a director and producer spans over three decades of drama and comedy. He is a Golden Globe and BAFTA winning producer. His award-winning work includes DESMONDS, CHEF, GARTH MARENGHI, THE BIG IMPRESSION, THE

SKETCH SHOW, WHITES, EXTRAS, LIFE’S TOO SHORT, AND  DEREK.

In 2004 he produced his first feature film,  Amma Asante's BAFTA award-winning A WAY OF LIFE. The film, which had its world premiere at The Toronto Film Festival.   It went on to win 12 international awards, including the Grand Jury Prize for Best Film, and the International  Critics' Prize at the Miami International Film Festival in 2005, and four BAFTA Cymru awards. In 2010 he produced his second feature, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's CEMETERY JUNCTION.

He produced his third feature for BBC Films and  eOne, LIFE ON THE ROAD, which follows Ricky Gervais'  infamous David Brent character as he goes on tour with his band Forgone Conclusion in search of musical fame and glory.   

This year he produced Idris Elba’s series “IN THE LONG RUN” for Sky TV, and is currently producing Ricky Gervais’ new series AFTER  LIFE for Netflix.

WHERE HANDS TOUCH, written and directed by Amma Asante is his fourth feature film and had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2018. It will be released in UK, Australia and internationally in 2019.

RICHARD KROPF 

 

TDB

CHARLIE HANSON    

 

Charlie Hanson's work as a director and producer spans over three decades of drama and comedy. He is a Golden Globe and BAFTA winning producer. His award-winning work includes DESMONDS, CHEF, GARTH MARENGHI, THE BIG IMPRESSION, THE

SKETCH SHOW, WHITES, EXTRAS, LIFE’S TOO SHORT, AND  DEREK.

In 2004 he produced his first feature film,  Amma Asante's BAFTA award-winning A WAY OF LIFE. The film, which had its world premiere at The Toronto Film Festival.   It went on to win 12 international awards, including the Grand Jury Prize for Best Film, and the International  Critics' Prize at the Miami International Film Festival in 2005, and four BAFTA Cymru awards. In 2010 he produced his second feature, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's CEMETERY JUNCTION.

He produced his third feature for BBC Films and  eOne, LIFE ON THE ROAD, which follows Ricky Gervais'  infamous David Brent character as he goes on tour with his band Forgone Conclusion in search of musical fame and glory.   

This year he produced Idris Elba’s series “IN THE LONG RUN” for Sky TV, and is currently producing Ricky Gervais’ new series AFTER  LIFE for Netflix.

WHERE HANDS TOUCH, written and directed by Amma Asante is his fourth feature film and had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2018. It will be released in UK, Australia and internationally in 2019.

CHARLIE HANSON    

 

Charlie Hanson's work as a director and producer spans over three decades of drama and comedy. He is a Golden Globe and BAFTA winning producer. His award-winning work includes DESMONDS, CHEF, GARTH MARENGHI, THE BIG IMPRESSION, THE

SKETCH SHOW, WHITES, EXTRAS, LIFE’S TOO SHORT, AND  DEREK.

In 2004 he produced his first feature film,  Amma Asante's BAFTA award-winning A WAY OF LIFE. The film, which had its world premiere at The Toronto Film Festival.   It went on to win 12 international awards, including the Grand Jury Prize for Best Film, and the International  Critics' Prize at the Miami International Film Festival in 2005, and four BAFTA Cymru awards. In 2010 he produced his second feature, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's CEMETERY JUNCTION.

He produced his third feature for BBC Films and  eOne, LIFE ON THE ROAD, which follows Ricky Gervais'  infamous David Brent character as he goes on tour with his band Forgone Conclusion in search of musical fame and glory.   

This year he produced Idris Elba’s series “IN THE LONG RUN” for Sky TV, and is currently producing Ricky Gervais’ new series AFTER  LIFE for Netflix.

WHERE HANDS TOUCH, written and directed by Amma Asante is his fourth feature film and had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2018. It will be released in UK, Australia and internationally in 2019.

JÖRG WINGER

 

Jörg Winger is an Executive Producer and Creator of the award-winning espionage series DEUTSCHLAND83/86. Before working as a producer, Jörg Winger worked as a journalist and graduated from the University of Cologne with a degree in political economics. For UFA FICTION, Jörg Winger has also produced 350 episodes of the nominated primetime series SOKO LEIPZIG (ZDF). Jörg Winger won an international Google/YouTube pitch with the crime channel TRIGGER, which he developed, and the series SERIAL KILLER went on to become the first YouTube format to be sold to a German pay TV channel (RTL Crime).

CHARLIE HANSON    

 

Charlie Hanson's work as a director and producer spans over three decades of drama and comedy. He is a Golden Globe and BAFTA winning producer. His award-winning work includes DESMONDS, CHEF, GARTH MARENGHI, THE BIG IMPRESSION, THE

SKETCH SHOW, WHITES, EXTRAS, LIFE’S TOO SHORT, AND  DEREK.

In 2004 he produced his first feature film,  Amma Asante's BAFTA award-winning A WAY OF LIFE. The film, which had its world premiere at The Toronto Film Festival.   It went on to win 12 international awards, including the Grand Jury Prize for Best Film, and the International  Critics' Prize at the Miami International Film Festival in 2005, and four BAFTA Cymru awards. In 2010 he produced his second feature, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's CEMETERY JUNCTION.

He produced his third feature for BBC Films and  eOne, LIFE ON THE ROAD, which follows Ricky Gervais'  infamous David Brent character as he goes on tour with his band Forgone Conclusion in search of musical fame and glory.   

This year he produced Idris Elba’s series “IN THE LONG RUN” for Sky TV, and is currently producing Ricky Gervais’ new series AFTER  LIFE for Netflix.

WHERE HANDS TOUCH, written and directed by Amma Asante is his fourth feature film and had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2018. It will be released in UK, Australia and internationally in 2019.

CHARLIE HANSON    

 

Charlie Hanson's work as a director and producer spans over three decades of drama and comedy. He is a Golden Globe and BAFTA winning producer. His award-winning work includes DESMONDS, CHEF, GARTH MARENGHI, THE BIG IMPRESSION, THE

SKETCH SHOW, WHITES, EXTRAS, LIFE’S TOO SHORT, AND  DEREK.

In 2004 he produced his first feature film,  Amma Asante's BAFTA award-winning A WAY OF LIFE. The film, which had its world premiere at The Toronto Film Festival.   It went on to win 12 international awards, including the Grand Jury Prize for Best Film, and the International  Critics' Prize at the Miami International Film Festival in 2005, and four BAFTA Cymru awards. In 2010 he produced his second feature, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's CEMETERY JUNCTION.

He produced his third feature for BBC Films and  eOne, LIFE ON THE ROAD, which follows Ricky Gervais'  infamous David Brent character as he goes on tour with his band Forgone Conclusion in search of musical fame and glory.   

This year he produced Idris Elba’s series “IN THE LONG RUN” for Sky TV, and is currently producing Ricky Gervais’ new series AFTER  LIFE for Netflix.

WHERE HANDS TOUCH, written and directed by Amma Asante is his fourth feature film and had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2018. It will be released in UK, Australia and internationally in 2019.

ANNA WINGER

 

Anna Winger is an American who lives in Berlin, Germany. She is Creator and Head Writer of DEUTSCHLAND83 and DEUTSCHLAND86. Winger was raised in Kenya, Massachusetts and Mexico, and educated at Columbia University in New York. Her novel, This Must Be the Place is published by Riverhead/Penguin. Her personal essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Her radio series for NPR Worldwide, Berlin Stories, has been on the air since 2009.

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