Panel Programme

Featuring a string of international key-players, Berlinale Series Market presents inspiring talks on the latest trends and developments in serial content. Please find the Berlinale Series Market 2020 panel programme below. Further details on each panel, their topics and speakers will be published soon.

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Panel Programme 2020

Time Location Type Event
10 - 10.30 am ZOO 2 Opening Session Opening Remarks and Keynote Conversation with Jason Segel
10.30 - 11.30 am ZOO 2 Panel The Streaming Revolution
11.45 - 12.30 pm ZOO 4 Showcase Upcoming Series from Germany
12.45 - 1.30 pm ZOO 4 Showcase Constantin Film Showcase
2 - 2.45 pm ZOO 4 Panel Terms of Trade: Global Streamers Investing in Local Originals
3.15 - 4 pm ZOO 4 Showcase First Look at SHADOWPLAY with Cast and Creator
3.15 - 4 pm ZOO 3 Showcase all3media international Showcase
4.30 - 5.15 pm ZOO 4 Panel "Dignity" - How to Turn a Local Drama into a Global Event
5.45 - 6.30 pm ZOO 4 Showcase 2020: Chilean Series on the Rise

10 - 10.30 am, ZOO 2
Opening Session
Opening remarks and keynote conversation with Jason Segel
Moderated by Anna Richardson

10.30 - 11.30 am, ZOO 2
Opening Panel: The Streaming Revolution
Within the last decade the global TV landscape has changed forever and new market dynamics revolutionize the business as we know it. While the tone in global competition is set by the streaming giants, local key players shake up their domestic markets. An intimate knowledge of their talent pool and production landscape as well as a deep understanding of their audiences has proven to be essential for their success. Local streaming executives talk about their innovative business models, content strategies and collaboration opportunities.

“Navigation through the European TV landscape” by Rémi Tereszkiewicz (CEO, BetaSeries)
With Arnim Butzen (Vice President Commercial Management Entertainment & TV, Telekom Deutschland GmbH), Sergio Oslé (President, Moviestar+), Soumya Sriraman (President & CEO, BritBox), Filippa Wallestam (EVP & Chief Content Officer, NENT Group)
In cooperation with Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
Moderated by Manori Ravindran (International Editor, Variety)
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11.45 - 12.30 pm, ZOO 4
Showcase
Upcoming Series from Germany
Highly anticipated series from Germany will be presented with an exclusive sneak peek and scenes straight from the set: KATAKOMBEN (NEUESUPER, Joyn, Beta Film), HÖLLENTAL (ZDF, Kundschafter Film) and LAST WORD (Pantaleon, Netflix).

With Florian Kamhuber (Head Writer/Producer KATAKOMBEN), Johanna Thalmann (Writer KATAKOMBEN), Dirk Engelhardt (Producer HÖLLENTAL), Marie Wilke (Director HÖLLENTAL), Carlos Irmscher (Showrunner LAST WORD), Aron Lehmann (Writer LAST WORD), Daniel Sonnabend (Producer LAST WORD)
Moderated by Anna Richardson
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11.30 am - 1 pm, HAU3, Top Floor
Berlinale Talents Panel
Speaking the Youth: Writing Teenage Series
How to sound like a true millennial? LOL! Since authenticity is easily at risk when it comes to youth series, creators from Germany (DRUCK) and Finland (KARMA, GIRLGANG) share their secrets about writing short form content. Examples drawn from their latest creations illustrate how they break down language barriers to reach online audiences and gain their attention and trust.

With Julia Penner (Writer, DRUCK), Ronja Salmi (Writer, KARMA), Sandra Stöckmann (Writer, DRUCK)
Moderated by Meredith Burkholder (Founder & Director, Webfest Berlin)
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12.45 - 1.30 pm, ZOO 4
Showcase
Constantin Film Showcase
Germanys number one independent production and distribution company presents its innovative series highlights (e.g. “We children from Bahnhof Zoo”) and shares insights on the upcoming high-end production slate for 2020.

With Oliver Berben (Member of the Executive Board), Sophie von Uslar (Producer), Rüdiger Böss (Producer) and Kathrin Bullemer (Producer)
Moderated by John Hopewell (Variety)
Hosted by Constantin Film
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2 - 2.45 pm, ZOO 4
Panel
Terms of Trade: Global Streamers Investing in Local Originals

The rise of streaming has changed the way people watch television and now global players are reshaping how TV projects are financed and produced. With the adoption of the revised Audio-visual Media Services Directive, Europe has a chance to reconsider the terms of trade between these new platforms and independent producers and to impose certain investment quotas on streaming services. After an introduction by Christoph Fey (Entertainment Lawyer, VON HAVE FEY) producers and representatives of producers’ unions discuss the necessary framework conditions with streaming platforms and how the national lawmakers can ensure European innovation and viewer choice.

With Christoph Fey (Entertainment Lawyer, VON HAVE FEY)
Moderated by Danna Stern (Managing Director, Yes Studios)
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3.15 - 4 pm, ZOO 4
Showcase
First Look at SHADOWPLAY with Cast and Creator
SHADOWPLAY is the wild west of purgatory, set in divided Berlin. American cop, Max McLaughlin, arrives in Berlin in the summer of 1946 to help create a police force in the chaotic aftermath of the war. Max’s goal is to take down “Engelmacher” Gladow, the Capone of this divided and broken city. Secretly Max undertakes a personal crusade to find his missing brother, who is killing ex-Nazis in hiding. Unbeknownst to Max, he is being used as a pawn in what will become the Cold War.

With Nina Hoss (A MOST WANTED MAN, THE AUDITION), Sebastian Koch (HOMELAND, NEVER LOOK AWAY), Tuppence Middleton (SENSE8, DOWNTOWN ABBEY - THE FILM), and Mala Emde (BRECHT, CHARITÉ), Måns Mårlind (Director, SHADOWPLAY), Rola Bauer (Executive Producer, TANDEM) and David Davoli (EVP, BRON Studios).

Moderated by Michael Pickard (Editor at Drama Quarterly, C21Media)
Hosted by StudioCanal
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3.15 - 4 pm, ZOO 3
Showcase
all3media international Showcase
Presented by all3media international, Greer Simpkin of Bunya Productions, Australia, and Hordur Rúnarsson of Glassriver, Iceland, discuss the importance of local talent, identity and landscape, as they bring a cinematic approach the crime genre with their new original contributions MYSTERY ROAD and BLACK SANDS.

With Greer Simpkin (Bunya Production) and Hordur Rúnarsson (Glassriver)
Moderated by Stephen Driscoll (EVP EMEA & Co-Productions, all3media international)
Hosted by all3media international
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4.30 - 5.15 pm, ZOO 4
Panel
"Dignity" - How to Turn a Local Drama into a Global Event
The principle “local product but global exploitation” does not only apply to original programming by the global streamers, but also to independently financed international co-productions. The co-producers from Invercine & Wood (Chile) and Story House Pictures (Germany) as well as the distributor Red Arrow Studios International (UK) of the television series “Dignity” will shed some light on how to develop, finance, produce and exploit audio-visual content without being a mere service provider for a commissioning streamer.

With Tim Gerhartz (SVP Global Sales at Red Arrow Studios International), Andreas Gutzeit, (Head Writer and Executive Producer, Story House Productions), Katja Hofem (CCMO & Managing Director, Joyn), María Elena Wood (Creator and executive producer, Invercine & Wood
Hosted by UNVERZAGT Rechtsanwälte
Moderated by Kai May (Entertainment Lawyer, UNVERZAGT Rechtsanwälte)
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5.45 - 6.30 pm, ZOO 4
Showcase
2020: Chilean Series on the Rise
Chilean series have been having their time in the spotlight: talent has been flowing between our film and TV industries like connected vessels, strengthening the cinematic quality and high volume of our productions. This crossover has cast a spotlight on Chilean TV content, and the BERLINALE SERIES MARKET is the perfect place to showcase these exciting new works. Let us introduce you to 5 of our top series and their producers in our exclusive showcase, 2020: Chilean series on the rise.

With María Elena Wood (Invercine&Wood, DIGNITY), Juan Ignacio Correa (Fabula, THE PACK), Nicolás Acuña (Promocine, BERKO, THE WEAPONS OF PINOCHET), Leonora González (Parox, INVISIBLE HEROES) and Hernán Caffiero (Tridi Films, A SUSPENDED MOURNING)
Moderated by Constanza Arena (Executive Director, Cinema Chile)
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Time Location Type Event
10 am - 12.30 pm ZOO 2 Pitching Session Co-Pro Series Pitches & Networking
11.30 am - 12.15 pm ZOO 4 Panel Mainstream, Genre and Indigenous Perspectives: New Wave Australian Series
12.30 - 1.15 pm ZOO 4 Showcase Killing Stereotypes About Central & Eastern Europe
1.45 - 2.30 pm ZOO 4 Showcase Upcoming Series from Scandinavia
2 - 2.30 pm ZOO 3 Showcase UBER DRIVER: a JOYN Original
3 - 3.45 pm ZOO 4 Presentation + Panel The New Intimacy
4.15 - 5 pm ZOO 4 Showcase Society Bites Again - Norwegian Drama Showcase
5.30 - 6.15 pm ZOO 4 Showcase Danish Series Showcase

10 am - 12.30 pm, ZOO 2 / SUPER concept store
Co-Pro Series Pitches & Networking Get-Together
by invitation only
Ten selected international drama series projects will be pitched to potential co-production partners, funding representatives and broadcasters, followed by a networking get-together.

Organised by Berlinale Co-Production Market
Networking hosted by Norwegian Film Institute (NFI)
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11.30 am - 12.15 pm, ZOO 4
Panel
Mainstream, Genre and Indigenous Perspectives: New Wave Australian Series
Drawing from the examples of series featured in this year’s line-up, the conversation will explore the recent emergence of Indigenous-led episodic productions from Australia with a particular focus on the interplay between genre, territory and indigeneity and the broad mainstream appeal of these series.

With Wayne Blair (Director, MYSTERY ROAD 2), Tony Briggs (Actor, CLEVERMAN; Creator & Producer, THE WARRIORS), Darren Dale (Co-Creator & Producer, TOTAL CONTROL)
Moderated by Jenny Cooney (Executive Vice President, Bunya Productions L.A.)
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12.30 - 1.15 pm, ZOO 4
Showcase
Killing Stereotypes about Central & Eastern Europe
Are you familiar with Central and Eastern European TV series production? Do you want to know it better? According to experts and analysts, the time when talented creators, new topics and original fresh storytelling from this part of Europe can start to conquer the world of TV entertainment has come. Host Kamila Zlatušková (Serial Killer TV Festival) will guide you through the best upcoming series, TV festivals and events that have one common goal: break down prejudice about Eastern European TV production and bring not just inspiration but also tips on new cooperation, talents and stories for the audience around the world.

Moderated by Kamila Zlatušková (Serial Killer TV Festival)
Hosted by Serial Killer
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1.45 - 2.30 pm, ZOO 4
Showcase
Upcoming Series from Scandinavia

Further details will be announced soon.

With Cia Edström (Head of Industry, Göteborg Film Festival), Johanna "Nunnu" Karppinen (CEO Capital Friday)
Presented by TV Drama Vision at Göteborg Film Festival
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2 - 2.30 pm, ZOO 3
Showcase
UBER DRIVER: a JOYN Original
The show is a character-driven comedy drama drawn from true stories, based on the hugely popular blog and e-book "Diary of an Uber Driver" by Ben Phillips. Kostja Ullmann (A MOST WANTED MAN, TATORT) will play the lead role of Ben. Part traditional narrative and part anthology television, each episode of continues the journey of Uber driver Ben as he uses what he learns from his passengers to piece together his place in the world.

With Amir Hamz (Producer & Managing Director, Bon Voyage Films), Katja Hofem (CCMO & Managing Director, Joyn), Julian Pörksen (Director), Kostja Ullmann (Lead Actor)
Moderated by Patrick Esume
Hosted by JOYN
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3 - 3.45 pm, ZOO 4
Presentation & Panel
The New Intimacy
The effects of #MeToo and Time’s Up movements have found their way onto sets, increasing the demand for intimacy coordinators who help to choreograph sex or nudity scenes focussing on the actors’ safety. Intimacy coordinator Ita O’Brien outlines her work-routine followed by a discussion about the challenges of serial production when time and space for rehearsal of intimate scenes is rare.

With Ita O’Brien (Intimacy Coordinator), Soleen Yusef (Director DEUTSCHLAND 89, SKYLINES), Sofia Helin (MYSTERY ROAD 2, ATLANTIC CROSSING, THE BRIDGE)

Supported and presented by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
Moderated by Anna Richardson
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4.15 - 5 pm, ZOO 4
Showcase
Society Bites Again - Norwegian Drama Showcase
Discover a bundle of brand new Norwegian drama series in which social awareness does not stand in the way for engaging a broad audience. In this session you will meet creators and actors from four new series: PLAN B, OCCUPIED 3, WITCH HUNT and 22. JULY.

Moderated by Erle Marie Sørheim (Journalist)
Hosted by Norwegian Film Institute
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5.30 - 6.15 pm, ZOO 4
Showcase
Danish Series Showcase

Further details will be announced soon.

Moderated by Wendy Mitchell
Hosted by Vision Denmark
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Time Location Type Event
11.15 am - 12.45 pm ZOO 5 Presentation Hot Contenders 2020: Discover the Next Generation
10 - 10.45 am ZOO 4 Panel Producing with Netflix
10.50 - 11.10 am ZOO 3 Talk ITV Studios' Local Productions, Globally Inspired
11.15 - 12 noon ZOO 4 On-stage Interview Variety in Conversation with Tony Ayres, Cate Blanchett and Elise McCredie
12.15 - 12.45 pm ZOO 4 Presentation Keynote Conversation with Jeffrey Hirsch
(CEO Starz)
1.15 - 2 pm ZOO 4 Panel In the Trenches - TV Production Roundtables
2.15 - 3 pm ZOO 4 Panel Finding Tomorrow's Hot TV Formats Now

11.15 am - 12.45 pm, ZOO 5
Hot Contenders 2020: Discover the Next Generation
Stories that stick: Alumni from European serial studies programmes and labs present a selection of daring projects and prove their potential in an instant feedback session with top-notch industry players.

Projects presented by Paul Bullinger (CIRCUS CARL, Winterclass), Michael Grießler (AMAZEMENT PARK, ifs Köln), Agata Koschmieder (POLISH ALIENS REPUBLIC, Midpoint), Tobias Gerginov (EVIL AND US, Filmakademie Ludwigsburg), Stefan Gieren (RAJU, Berlinale Talents) and Ivan Knežević (THE PRETENDERS, Serial Eyes - dffb).
Moderated by Imran Khan (Big Window Productions)
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Berlinale Series Market & Conference
in Partnership with Variety

10 - 10.45 am, ZOO 4
Presentation
Producing with Netflix

A group of innovative TV creators share their stories about working on series for Netflix. Hear what storytelling is engaging with today’s audiences around the world and what producing with Netflix really means.

With Laura Buffoni (Writer/Producer, LUNA NERA, FERRANTE FEVER), Rachel Eggebeen (Director, International Originals, Netflix), Jantje Friese (Producer/Writer, DARK, WHO AM I, THE SILENCE), Meta Soerensen (Producer, RAGNAROEK, MELANCHOLIA, ANTICHRIST), Fatima Varhos (Producer, QUICKSAND, BONUS FAMILY) and Anna Winger (Writer/Producer, UNORTHODOX, DEUTSCHLAND 83, DEUTSCHLAND 86)
Moderated by Manori Ravindran (International Editor, Variety)
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10.50 - 11.10 am, ZOO 3
Talk
ITV Studios' Local Productions, Globally Inspired
The Golden Age of European drama is upon us - hugely successful in the country they first air in as well as travelling more widely to a more welcoming global audience. ITV Studios and Apple Tree Productions will describe how they are aligning with the international marketplace on localised productions and distribution.

With Piv Bernth (CEO/Creative & Executive Producer, Apple Tree Productions), Julie Meldal-Johnsen (EVP Global Content, ITV Studios)
Moderated by Manori Ravindran (International Editor, Variety)
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11.15 am - 12 noon, ZOO 4
On-stage Interview
Variety in Conversation with Tony Ayres, Cate Blanchett and Elise McCredie
Tony Ayres, Cate Blanchett and Elise McCredie discuss their dramatic approach of creating STATELESS in this exclusive on-stage interview.
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1.15 - 2 pm, ZOO 4
Panel
In the Trenches - TV Production Roundtable
What are the best strategies to make successful global TV? What are the benefits in filming in different territories? What are the latest trends in localization in production? What co-production partnerships are being forged to finance today’s TV storytelling? Leading TV producers and executives converge to share their stories of creating successful TV.

With Antony Root (EVP Original Programming and Production, HBO Europe), Lars Blomgren (Head of Scripted, EMEA, Endemol Shine), Marcus Ammon (SVP, Original Production Sky Germany), Caroline Benjo (Co-Head, Haut et Court and Executive Producer, The New Pope)
Moderated by Elsa Keslassy (Features Editor, Variety)
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2.15 - 3 pm, ZOO 4
Panel
Finding Tomorrow’s Hot TV Formats Now
Content producers have more options than ever before to have their projects reach audiences all over the world with the right viral format. What are content trends that have the best shot of traveling the globe? What types of content fiction and unscripted are especially breaking through.

With Crispin Clover (Director, International Production and Acquisitions, A+E Networks), Hyppe Salmi (Executive Producer, Drama Department, YLE), Nick Smith (EVP Formats, all3media International), Anne Roder Botbol (Sr. Sales Manager, Keshet International)
Moderated by John Hopewell (International Features Editor, Variety)
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