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 TVSF 2019 

  BERLIN INTERNATIONAL TV FESTIVAL 

PROGRAMME

TVSF CONFERENCE & CREATIVE FORUM​​

It is The Golden Age of Television. The soaring demand for serialised content from multiple territories and platforms has created a new creative ecosystem; and the opportunities for writers and producers to tell truly local stories and reach a global audience at the same time have never been greater. 

 

But projects are equally becoming more complex to navigate. How can creators make the most of this brave new world to produce across genres, countries and platforms?

 

The TVSF Creative Forum is a 2-day conference dedicated to fast-tracking new and in-development national and international series.  We bring together producers, writers and industry executives to share their experience and give a rare glimpse behind the scenes of current projects.

DAY 1: THURSDAY, JUNE 13 

 

8.30am – 10am:

THE TVSF BREAKFAST CLUB
hosted by SAXONIA MEDIA

 

OPENING: MADE IN BERLIN

10.15am 
TV vs STREAMING  - QUO VADIS: TREND MONITOR 2019
DR. FLORIAN KERKAU (GOLDMEDIA RESEARCH)


10.45am 
GOLDEN BUT COMPLEX AGE OF TELEVISION?
PRODUCING ACROSS MULTIPLE PLATFORMS, GENRES AND COUNTRIES 

DANNA STERN (YES STUDIOS), PETER KERCKHOFF (DEUSCHE TELEKOM), 

NATALY KUDIABOR (UFA FICTION), SIMON MIRREN (US SHOWRUNNER) 


11.30am 
GOLDEN AGE FOR TALENT? WHAT CREATORS WANT

MICHAEL GORDON (CAA), ADOLFO KOLMERER (DIRECTOR), 

RICHARD KROPF (SCREENWRITER), CARLO DUSI (RED ARROW STUDIOS)​

LUNCH​

 


1.00pm 

RETHINKING ENTERTAINMENT ECONOMICS

ANDREA IERVOLINO (TATATU)

1.30pm

SHORT, NARRATIVE AND SERIALIZED: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE WEB SERIES PHENOMENON 

MEREDITH BURKHOLDER (WEBFEST BERLIN) 

JOËL BASSAGET (AUTHOR & PRODUCER)


1.45pm
THE MAKING OF ... ‚DRUCK‘ (SKAM)
POLA BECK (DIRECTOR), ALEXANDER LINDH (WRITER)


2.15pm 
NISMAN: THE PROSECUTOR, THE PRESIDENT AND THE SPY

CHRISTIAN BEETZ (GEBRÜDER BEETZ), IMKE MEIER (ZDF.INFO)

BREAK

 


3.30pm 
FEMALE LEADS: THE POWER OF MENTORSHIP

KERSTIN POLTE, NATALY KUDIABOR, POLA BECK, YVONNE ABELE, GABRIELE TSCHERNIAK
 

4.15pm

IN CONVERSATION WITH: OLIVER BERBEN

HOSTED BY VDD. INTERVIEW: SEBASTIAN ANDRAE

5.30pm 
PYP: PITCH YOUR PILOT FINALE // Part 1

OPENING: SVEN SUND

JURY: SVEN PHILIPP, YVONNE ABELE, FRANZISKA LINDNER, KERSTIN POLTE, URS KIND​

DAY 2: FRIDAY, JUNE 14 

 

8.30am – 9.30am

THE TVSF BREAKFAST CLUB
hosted by SAXONIA MEDIA

 


9.30am

PYP: PITCH YOUR PILOT FINALE // Part 2

OPENING: PIT KRAUSE

JURY: SVEN PHILIPP, YVONNE ABELE, FRANZISKA LINDNER, KERSTIN POLTE, URS KIND



10.30am 
INSIDE STORIES: ‚BAD BANKS‘ & ‚DUNKELSTADT‘ 

CAROLINE VON SENDEN (ZDF), ALEXANDRA STAIB (ZDF) 

AXEL MELZENER, JULIA NIKA NEVIANDT (SCREEN WRITERS ‘DUNKELSTADT’)
 

11.15am 
LESSONS LEARNED: DEVELOPING & PRODUCING INTERNATIONAL DRAMA SERIES

DANNA STERN (YES STUDIOS) 

RAN TELLEM (MEDIAPRO)

LUNCH


 

1.00pm 
SPEAKING WITH ONE VOICE: NAVIGATING INTERNATIONAL CO-PRODUCTIONS 

MICHELE ZATTA (RAI FICTION)
RICCARDO NERI (LUPIN FILMS)
MORITZ VON DER GROEBEN (GOOD FRIENDS)

CARLO DUSI (RED ARROW STUDIOS)

​2.30pm 

THE MAKING OF ... ‚THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE‘

RICHARD KROPF (SCREENWRITER), LASSE SCHARPEN (PRODUCER)

 

BREAK

 

3.30pm 
MASTERS-ON-MASTERS (Part 1)

PAUL HAGGIS & SIMON MIRREN



4.30pm
IN CONVERSATION WITH: EDWARD BERGER

DIRECTOR ‘PATRICK MELROSE’, ‘THE TERROR’, ‘DEUTSCHLAND 83’

 SPEAKERS 

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Adolfo Kolmerer

Director

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Caroline Von Senden

ZDF

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Dr. Florian Kerkau

Goldmedia Research

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Kerstin Polte

Serienwerk

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Moritz Von der Groeben

Good Friends

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Pola Beck

Director

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Simon Mirren

Showrunner

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Alexandra Staib

ZDF

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Christian Beetz

Gebrüder Beetz

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Edward Berger

Director

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Lasse Scharpen

Bantry Bay

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Nataly Kudiabor

UFA Fiction

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Ran Tellem

Mediapro

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Sven Philipp

Deutsche Telekom

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Andrea Iervolino

TaTaTu

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Dana Ibisis

Screenwriter

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Imke Meier

ZDF Info

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Michael Gordon

CAA

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Oliver Berben

Constantin Film AG

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Riccardo Neri

Lupin Film

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Sven Sund

Saxonia Media

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Carlo Dusi

Red Arrow Studios

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Danna Stern

Yes Studios

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Justin Welkes

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Michele Zatta

Rai Fiction

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Peter Kerckhoff

Deutsche Telekom

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Richard Kropf

Screenwriter