Industry catalogue – speakers and sessions (pdf)

Wednesday 25. 9. 2019:

KILLER SPEECH: IVAR KØHN
10:30 – 11:30
Head of NRK drama reveals behind the scenes of transformation of Norwegian drama. What can Central and Eastern Europe learn from this unique experience?

GUIDANCE THROUGH THE WORLD’S TV TRENDS
11:30 – 12:00
Keri Lewis Brown, CEO and Founder of British drama service K7 Media and her colleague Girts Licis, Head of Strategy, introduce international media consultancy helping broadcasters, digital producers, distributors and advertisers.

LUNCH BREAK
12:00 – 13:00

FUTURE PERSPECTIVE ON EUROPEAN TV DRAMA
13:00 – 13:30
Jeroen Depraetere, European Broadcasting Union Head of TV, on what role does Public Service Media have in future of TV drama.

KILLER STUDY: BETWEEN TWO CONTINENTS
13:30 – 14:15
Pelle Heikkilä, main protagonist of the Invisible Heroes, on series co-produced by Finland and Chile.

NORWEGIAN DRAMA CROSSING BORDERS
14:15 – 15:00
Norwegian Drama production is at its most innovative phase ever. Mia Lindrup and Norwegian Film Institute will take you through the line-up of the latest shows and series coming in 2020.

CZECH IT OUT: BEST UPCOMING PRODUCTION FROM THE REGION
15:15 - 16:00
Jan Maxa, Director of Programme Development and Programme Formats in Czech TV and Milk and Honey Pictures present new production of public television and titles for Netflix and Amazon.

KILLER STUDY: VIACOM CONQUERS CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
16:00 – 16:30
Drunk History series – USA versus Hungarian/Polish versions.

Thursday 26. 9. 2019:

DO YOUR BEST: SCRIPTEAST (PL), MIDPOINT (CZ), HYPEWRITER (HU), SERIAL EYES (DE)
10:00 – 11:00
The best training platforms for your killing series.

KILLER SPEECH: LISELOTT FORSMAN
11:00-12:00
Former executive producer of International Drama at Finnish public broadcaster YLE and new CEO of the Nordisk Film and TV Fond presents Nordic vision along with the initiative Nordic 12.

LUNCH BREAK
12:00 – 13:00

KILLER STUDY: TV RULES
13:00 – 13:30
Edith Sepp, Head of Estonian Film Institute and vice-president of European Film Agency Directors, presents current state of support of TV series among European Film Funds.

KILLER AMONG US: COMING FROM BELGIUM FLANDERS
13:30 – 14:15
Elly Vervloet, International Drama Executive of national public broadcaster VRT, presents the best of its production.

SHOW YOUR BEST: EAST MEETS WEST
14:15 – 14:45
Initiative East Series from Series Mania, Odesa International Film Festival and ScripTeast presented by Violetta Kaminska.

COME, WATCH AND KILL: FROM ONE FESTIVAL TO ANOTHER
15:00 – 16:00
Heads of TV Festivals present: Berlinale Series Market and Conference (former Drama Series Days, DE), Content London (UK), Series Mania (FR), Pilot (SK)

KILLER SPEECH: JOËL BASSAGET
16:00 – 17:00
“God is a She and so is the Web.”
Respected expert on the web series and author of the book Short, Narrative & Serialized on the future of web series and its phenomenon.

PROGRESSIVE KILLER
19:30
Awarding the prize to progressive personality from the region of Central and Eastern Europe under the auspice of Forbes Magazine to Tomáš Hrubý, executive producer and showrunner of series Wasteland and Burning Bush from HBO Europe production.

INDUSTRY PARTY
20:00
Networking party in local marketplace – Tržnice Brno, venue of the Industry programme. By Industry invitation only.

Friday 27. 9. 2019:

TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL

BATHROOM STORIES
10:00 – 10:30
Kaya Pakaslahti (Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture) compares her graduation pilot that enabled her to make the series happen to the final result.

TOO SERIOUS FOR SERIES?
10:30 – 11:15
To pilot or not to pilot. That is the question.
Introduction and panel discussion with deans and representatives of Westerdals Oslo School of Arts (NO), National University of Ireland (IR), Lodz Film School (PL), Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (CZ), The Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (SK).

SPECIAL SCREENING: STUDENT ACADEMY AWARD GOES TO KILLER
11:15 -12:00
Winner of the 46th student Oscars – Dog Eat Dog from Westerdals University College (Norway) and Apart from Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (Czech Republic).

*The program is subject to change

List of Key Speakers

Sessions hosted by:
Kamila Zlatušková
Veronika Bednářová
Pavla Horáková


Audio-visual art is achieving plenty of new trends nowadays. Big players such as Netflix, HBO or Amazon Prime are gaining an increasing influence on the Digital Single Market. A debate continues on the representation of women in various jobs, as well as in the screenplays of films and TV series. Technology and consumer habits are rapidly changing. New opportunities are opening to present stories and perspectives of those who have not been seen or heard before.

We, Central and Eastern Europe, are also part of these changes. Although the region has long been dominated by endless soap operas as guarantee of a profit, many TV personalities believe it has the potential to become a new “Scandinavia of television production”. Industry Days of Serial Killer welcome this trend and aim to become the first port of call for creators, businesses and consumers on their journey from East to West and from North to South. The changing market opens new opportunities for collaboration across Europe.

Central and Eastern European audiences often discover television trends and events years later after they first appear in their neighbourhood. Together, we want to change this. We invite professionals and decision makers from Central and Eastern Europe to Brno to show them current trends and new directions in television production. Our goal is to establish long-term co-operation, increase awareness of good original and authentic European TV production, ensure circulation of local series, and – most importantly – bring together professionals from all corners of Europe. We want to put the region back on the map and advertise its creative strength to international producers and broadcasters.

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Industry Days supplement the festival and extend it with a professional context. The programme will offer several case studies or panels, it will focus on innovative strategies, new and original approaches to storytelling and project development or even on creative process or the role of mistakes and failures in it. Industry will welcome inspirational guests from abroad and will also open a debate about topics with influence on our market. You will be able to hear about reasons why Norwegian creators decided to implement complex television transformation that has earned them Emmy Award and other prestigious prizes. We will also screen a selection of series for a younger audience – often neglected in our region in terms of production. Millennials and Generation Z are often spoken about but quality content they would enjoy is simply not produced.

We are going to welcome visitors from all corners of Europe: Scandinavia, V4 as well as Moravia; journalists, academics, students, professionals as well as decision-makers working on important positions in European institutions. Several panels of the accompanying programme are meant for general public.

Not to overlook quality production and its creators from Central and Eastern European region, we have started cooperation with three organisations and institutions from V4 mapping their own national markets. With support of Visegrad fund, we are currently partnering with Slovak Association of Independent Producers, Polish Lodz Film School and Hungarian festival of short films Busho Film Festival.

We are already working on Industry programme of Serial Killer 2019. More information will come, and more names and titles will be announced on Cinepass portal or our Facebook page in upcoming months.