Serial Killer is a three-day long conference offering program for film and TV professionals, journalists, and students of audio-visual fields of studies. It provides the audience with an overview and reflection of European and world TV drama trends, showcases of the new series both from local and foreign broadcasters, inspirational presentations and lectures from successful creators and know-how of representatives from various European televisions and key market players.
TV Days 2021 were held at the Orlí Street Theatre. Detailed program of its fourth edition can be found below.
Wednesday 22.9. 2021
Presentation of DI/Video products from SONY will be taking place in the foyer of the Orlí Street Theatre the whole day. Visitors will be able to discuss or touch and try FX6, FX3, Alpha 1, Alpha 7S III or Sony E-Mount lenses.
10:00 – 10:15
Killer among Us: Coming from Iceland
Co-owner and producer Hordur Runarsson from production company Glassriver presents upcoming Icelandic series.
10:15 – 10:30
Youth Is Drama
Hyppe Salmi from YLE Drama explains how they are using Instagram drama to explore and discover bold formats, fresh talents, and innovative visuals at Finnish public broadcaster.
10:30 – 10:40
The Next Stop: TV Beats Forum, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Manager of TV Beats Forum Jevgeni Supin presents the series market of the A-category festival that will (again) take place in the Estonian capital this November.
10:40 – 11:00
Join the 10 000 Hours of Programming
Emmanuel Eckert, Head of Acquisitions in Lagardere Studios Distribution – Mediawan, on the wealth of the one-stop shop catalogue of France’s key player in content distribution.
11:00 – 11:20
11:20 – 11:50
Killer among Us: Coming from Russia
Production company 1-2-3 Production and subscription-based streaming service START present upcoming series from Russia.
11:50 – 12:10
Channel 4 Privatised: The Future of Public Service Broadcasting?
Rod Stoneman, former deputy commissioning editor in the Independent Film and Video Department at Channel 4, on possible privatisation and options for democratising and radicalising the channel.
12:10 – 12:45
What We Learned from the Series Revolution, So Far…
Ben Gibson and Vinca Wiedemann discuss the new demands of the series script, the impact of show running on production and the new environment for all newcomers to screen work.
12:45 – 13:00
Killer among Us: Coming from Ukraine
Creative producer at the Ukrainian production company FILM.UA Group Olesya Lukyanenko presents upcoming series from Ukraine.
13:00 – 14:00
13:30 – 14:30
Presentation of DI/Video products from SONY. Come to discuss or touch and try FX6, FX3, Alpha 1, Alpha 7S III or Sony E-Mount lenses.
(Presentation will be held in Czech language in the foyer of the Orlí Street Theatre.)
14:00 – 15:00
Killer Workshop: The Writers’ Room Experience
Workshop from Ben Harris devoted to the highly collaborative process of the writers’ room. As the No Film School web puts it: Writers’ rooms are the places where ideas are broken, stories are conquered, and friendships are forged.
15:00 – 15:15
Killer among Us: Coming from Estonia
Head of acquisitions and VOD at Estonian public broadcaster ERR Toomas Luhats present upcoming series from Estonia.
15:15 – 16:20
Serial Killer TV Days Digital: Digest.
Best sessions from TV Days 2020: Steve Matthews from HBO Europe, former Head of Channel 4 Peter Ansorge, Progressive Killer 2020 Viktor Tauš and many more. What did they have to say?
Awarding the prize to the progressive personality from the region of Central and Eastern Europe to Mrs. Tereza Polachová from HBO Europe who produced successful tiles such as Burning Bush, Wasteland and The Sleepers. The prize is awarded under the auspices of The British Embassy in Prague and Forbes magazine.
Award ceremony will be held at the Cabaret Des Péchés.
Thursday 23.9. 2021
10:00 – 10:45
Re-make It till You Make It
Belgian vs. Czech approach: Comparison of series Professor T and Sense of Tumour and their Czech remakes or soon to be remakes.
10:45 – 10:55
The Next Stop: Série Series Festival
Founder and director of the French festival Série Series Marie Barraco talks about this forum for reflection and establishing a European network set up in 2012 in Fontainebleau.
10:55 – 11:30
Case studies of the VRT’s series Lockdown and We Need to Talk shot during the world pandemic with the introduction from VRT’s content manager Wim Janssen.
11:30 – 11:40
The Next Stop: Berlinale Series Market
Anna Katharina Brehm, programmer for the Berlinale Series Market, presents this event focusing on all aspects of serial content that combines the essential key elements for industry professionals.
11:40 – 13:00
Killer among Us: Coming from Belgium
VRT as the Flemish public broadcaster presents an exciting line-up of series that are in development, in production or ready to conquer hearts and minds of fiction lovers in Flanders, Belgium, worldwide.
13:00 – 13:20
K7 Media: From One Global Trend to Another
Richard O’Meara from the international media consultancy K7 Media provides a focused insight into what is happening in the world of television and video.
13:20 – 14:30
14:30 – 15:30
Let’s Talk About It:
Future of European Series, Single Digital Market, Public Service Broadcasting under Threat
Panel discussion with Flemish Minister for Brussels, Youth and Media Mr. Benjamin Dalle, Czech Minister of Culture Mr. Lubomír Zaorálek, CEO of the VRT Mr. Frederik Delaplace and CEO of the Czech Television Mr. Petr Dvořák.
15:30 – 16:00
Killer Masterclass: Maarten Moerkerke
Masterclass presenting the work of the Flemish director and showrunner Maarten Moerkerke known for titles such as Thieves of the Wood or 13 Commandments, a dark series which gained him recognition for contributing to the wave of Flem Noir.
Friday 24.9. 2021
10:00 – 10:30
Upcoming Czech Webseries
Presentation of three fresh webseries coming from Czech Republic – TBH, Amateurs from Kingsfield and Play something!
10:30 – 11:00
Towards Central and Eastern European Professionals
Piodor Gustafsson from Swedish TV4 on searching for talents and quality titles in the local market.
11:00 – 11:20
11:20 – 11:50
Killer among Us: Czech It Out
Director of content and new media Jan Maxa presents upcoming series from the public broadcaster Czech Television.
11:50 – 12:00
Presentation about the newly established Television Institute and its mission&vision, delivered by the founder and CEO of the Serial Killer festival Kamila Zlatušková.
12:00 – 13:00
Meet the Market Leader
CEO of TV Nova Klára Brachtlová and programme director of Nova Group and TV Markíza Silvia Majeská on future of TV Nova in view of digital transformation.
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