Panel Programme

Featuring a string of international key-players, the Drama Series Days Panels present inspiring talks on the latest trends and developments in serial content. Find a detailed list of last year's panels, speakers and their topics below.

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Panel Programme Drama Series Days 2019

Time Location Type Event
10 - 10.45 am ZOO 2 Opening Session + Keynote Kick-Off Drama Series Days 2019
11 - 11.45 am ZOO 2 Panel Facing New Challenges and Opportunities: Streaming Services and TV
12 noon - 1.15 pm ZOO 4 Showcase Upcoming Series from Germany
1.45 - 2.30 pm ZOO 4 Showcase Face to Face with German Films 2019
3 - 3.45 pm ZOO 4 On Stage Interview Variety in Conversation with
3 - 3.45 pm ZOO 3 Panel Talent Talk: From Box-Office to Binge Hits
4.15 - 5 pm ZOO 4 Showcase Upcoming Series from Spain
5.30 - 6.15 pm ZOO 4 Showcase Danish Series Showcase

10 - 10.45 am, ZOO 2
Opening Session + Keynote
Kick-Off Drama Series Days 2019
with Matthijs Wouter Knol (EFM), Petra Müller (Film- und Medienstiftung NRW)

After a short official welcome of all industry delegates attending this fifth edition of the Drama Series Days by EFM director Matthijs Wouter Knol and Film- und Medienstiftung NRW CEO Petra Müller, a trend keynote will tune the audience in on the upcoming sessions. Stay tuned!

Moderated by Ali May


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11 - 11.45, ZOO 2
Panel
Facing new challenges and Opportunities: Streaming Services and TV

The boom in international TV drama caused by the disruption of big streaming services stimulates an active and consolidating response of public broadcasters in Europe. This enlivens the competition when it comes to rights, access to talent and the quality of produced content. Key players from the industry discuss their new strategies and future challenges and opportunities true to the motto: Competition is good for business - it remains exciting!

In cooperation with Film- und Medienstiftung NRW


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In cooperation with

12 - 1.15 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: Bauhaus - A New Era (ZDF / zero one film, Constantin Television, Nadcon Film, Beta Film), The Best Things in Life(VOX / Bantry Bay / ZDF Enterprises) and Other Parents (TNT Comedy / eitelsonnenschein)

Moderated by Ali May


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1.45 - 2.30 pm, ZOO 4
Showcase
Face to Face with German Films 2019
Breaking Boundaries: German Acting Talent on German TV’s ‘Golden Age’

German acting talent discuss the fast-changing world of German TV and how the lines are blurring with film. With the streamers and pay-TV players investing heavily in German drama, more projects than ever from the country are becoming global hits. What does that mean for the people in front of the camera? Germany’s top acting talent give their take on the business and whether German TV is having its own ‘golden age’.

Hosted by German Films, in association with Variety
Moderated by Stewart Clarke (Variety)


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In association with

3 - 3.45 pm, ZOO 4
On Stage Interview
Variety in Conversation with Joel Kinneman, Mireille Enos and Esme Creed-Miles

Joel Kinneman and Mireille Enos discuss in this exclusive on-stage interview with Variety’s Henry Chu their experience in acting on on grand-scale international series like Hanna.

Moderated by Henry Chu (Variety)


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Moderated by

3 - 3.45 pm, ZOO 3
Panel
Talent Talk: From Box-Office to Binge Hits

Renowned TV writers will share their experience and methods of their creation process and focus the challenging development from a successful movie into a highly anticipated TV series.


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4.15 - 5 pm, ZOO 4
Showcase
Upcoming Series from Spain

A presentation by the creative team or a sneak peek of new Spanish series: The Paradise, 45 revoluciones, Toy Boy, Madrid on Fire, Gigantes

Hosted by Serielizados Fest - Barcelona’s International TV-Series Festival in collaboration with Mediapro, Atresmedia Televisión, Beta Film, About Premium Content and Movistar+
Moderated by Betu Martínez and Víctor Sala (Serielizados Fest - Barcelona's International TV-Series Festival)


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Hosted by

5.30 - 6.15 pm, ZOO 4
Showcase
Danish Series Showcase

Presentation of upcoming new series from Denmark

Hosted by The Danish Film Institute in collaboration with Reinvent Studios Int. Sales, DR Sales, TV 2, Viaplay, DFI and Copenhagen Film Fund


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Time Location Type Event
10 - 10.45 am ZOO 4 Panel Behind the Curtain: Platforms and their Strategies
11.15 - 12 noon ZOO 4 Showcase Upcoming Series from Scandinavia
12.30 - 1.15 pm ZOO 4 Showcase Turkish Drama
1.45 - 2.30 pm ZOO 4 Panel Writer Driven: The Showrunner Entrepreneur
3 - 3.45 pm ZOO 4 Panel The DNA of Israeli Series
4.15 - 5 pm ZOO 4 Showcase Norwegian Drama - Staying Ahead of the Game
5.30 - 6.15 pm ZOO 4 Panel Insights: Think global - it's all about distribution

10 - 10.45, ZOO 4
Panel
Behind the Curtain: Platforms and their Strategies

Streaming platforms have developed a variety of business models that seem to be constantly launching, re-branding, and evolving. In parallel, consumers continue to adapt and shift their viewing habits. During this panel discussion, representatives from streaming platforms speak about their strategies regarding production and acquisition, as well as how they deal with format and length of content.

Moderated by Meredith Burkholder (CEO, Webfest Berlin)


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11.15 - 12.00 am, ZOO 4
Showcase
Upcoming Series from Scandinavia

A selection of the most exciting new series from the Nordic region.

Presented by TV Drama Vision at Göteborg Film Festival
Moderated by Cia Edström (Head of Industry, Göteburg Film Festival)


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12.30 - 1.15 pm, ZOO 4
Showcase
Turkish Drama

Top-end, new and upcoming drama series from Turkey will be introduced by TRT (Turkish Radio Television Corporation) and Co-Production Manager attached to the projects: Resurrection:Ertugrul, Circle and One Heart

Hosted by TRT - Turkish Radio Television Corporation in collaboration with Bosphorus Film festival and Istanbul Media Academy
Moderated by Faruk Guven (TRT Co-Production and International Productions Manager)


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Hosted by

1.45 - 2.30 pm, ZOO 4
Panel
Writer Driven: The Showrunner Entrepreneur

TV Series are a writer's medium. Why don’t more writers break out of the writers' room and into the business? Writers Anna Winger (Deutschland83/86) and Adi Hasak (Shades of Blue, Eyewitness) discuss founding their own companies, collaborating directly with studios, networks and streaming services, and and navigating their business from scratch to screen.

Hosted by UNVERZAGT VON HAVE
Moderated by Christoph Fey (Entertainment Lawyer, UNVERZAGT VON HAVE)


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Hosted by

3 - 3.45 pm, ZOO 4
Panel
The DNA of Israeli Series

Highly political thriller series, sensitive family dramas and compelling comedies: as a drama nation Israel knows to entertain and to set trends that travel the world. What are the ingredients of their successful storytelling and how do they manage to create world-wide hit series?

Supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
Moderated by Ali May


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Supported by

4.15 - 5 pm, ZOO 4
Showcase
Norwegian Drama - Staying Ahead of the Game

Over the last years Norwegian Drama Series have won international awards, and there is an ongoing line up to watch out for. Beyond Nordic Noir, Norwegian creators have managed to diversify their content in ways that engage large audiences. We take a closer look at four innovative and trendsetting Norwegian projects with a distinctive stamp: Clone, a Low-Fi sitcom, Hand Madea fertility drama, Dates in Real Lifea VR dramedy and Verden Er Mina rapsical.

Hosted by Norwegian Film Institute
Moderated by Mona B. Riise (TV-Host, journalist)


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Hosted by

5.30 - 6.15 pm, ZOO 4
Panel
Insights: Think Global - it’s all about Distribution

Since the classical buy-and-sell-model doesn’t apply in the drama series business anymore, distributors changed their agenda: they identify projects with broad international ambition already at an early stage. What is the content strategy of these powerhouses? And what are their aims for the future?

Moderated by Ali May


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Time Location Type Event
10 - 10.45 am ZOO 4 Showcase A Different Take
11 - 11.45 pm ZOO 3 Panel Hot Contenders: Presenting European Writing Talent
12 noon - 1 pm ZOO 4 Roundtable From Idea to Screen: Developing European content for and with Netflix

10 - 10.45 am, ZOO 4
Showcase
A Different Take

All3media international is renowned for bringing some of the best dramas to market. Here they discuss their move into non-English language drama with a prestigious line up of new partners – including Indigo of Italy, Germany’s filmpool fiction and FLX C More and TV4 with the original Scandinavian commission - Fartbliner/ Blinded, starring Mathias Varela and Julia Ragnarsson.

Hosted by all3media in collaboration with Indigo, Filmpool Fiction, FLX C More and TV4
Moderated by tba


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11.15 - 12 noon , ZOO 3
Hot Contenders: Presenting European Writing Talent

All eyes in the European drama industry are on emerging talent with a fresh voice and striking new point-of-view. This session features the new writing talent and the projects one should keep on your radar in the upcoming months.

Hosted by Serial Eyes, Midpoint TV Launch and SEAN (Serial Eyes Alumni Network)


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12 noon - 1 pm, ZOO 4
Roundtable
From Idea to Screen: Developing European content for and with Netflix

Meet the Netflix international commissioning team that is responsible for developing new European content for a global audience. Join us in a conversation about the different approaches towards local content creation and the decision making that goes into commissioning series.

Hosted by Netflix

Host: Ali May

Let us present you Ali May, the main host of the Drama Series Days Panels 2019, who will moderate several of the presentations and talks on 11-13 February.
Ali May is a happy hybrid that hovers between fiction and factual. A presenter with a penchant for affectionately dismantling taboos and tickling the intelligence of the viewers. A writer of fiction, exploring the themes of war, attraction, and politics. A creator of content that goes beyond the cliché and the cursory. With a mission to make the world a kinder, sillier, and more equal place. Unhealthily attached to velvet.