Three-day Fontainebleau TV drama summit will kick start June 26.
As always, the Nordic region has a privileged spot at the French festival and industry event focusing on European TV dramas and their creators. For this 7thedition, 11 out of 36 European premium TV series are from Sweden (4), Norway (2), Finland (2), Iceland (2) and Denmark (1).
The TV drama event will kick start June 26 with BBC’s A Very English Scandal by Stephen Frears and close with NRK’s State of Happiness.
Two brand new series will be introduced at the ‘What’s Next’ session dedicated to projects in development:
“In the Pipeline” section has the following Nordic series:
In the ‘Currently filming’ strand is the German/Swedish co-production West of Liberty, adapted from a novel by Thomas Engström. The spy series will be introduced by Swedish producer Gunnar Carlsson (Anagram) and German producer Bettina Wente (Network Movie). The premiere on SVT is set for spring 2019.
In the main ‘European Series’ section open to the general audience are:
Finally the Iceland series Stella Blomkvist and Norwegian series Home Ground will screen at the Follow-Up session.
Keynote speakers include Walter Present’s curator Walter Iuzzolino show session ‘Fuck the formula! Take creative risks again!' will no doubt provoke and stimulate debates, UK writer Chris Lang (The Bill, The Tunnel), creator Peter Kosminsky (The Promise) and director Stephen Frears. Danish professor and academic Ib Bondejberg will discuss ‘European drama, a Cultural and Social Link, and public broadcasters will reunite around the theme ‘Public television services in Europe, a beacon in the heart of a storm”.
Serie Series is produced by the agency Kandimari and designed with advice from a European steering group consisting of Tasja Abel (Dynamic Television, Germany), Stefan Baron (producer, Nice Drama, Sweden), Harald Hamrell (director, Sweden), Lars Lundström (screenwriter/producer, Sweden), Jed Mercurio (screenwriter, United Kingdom), Luca Milano (Rai, Italy) and Tone C. Rønning (NRK, Norway).
For the full programme, check: http://www.serieseries.fr/