Talent meets Financing: Series Lab Hamburg 2017

The SERIES LAB HAMBURG is going into the second round:

After a successful launch in 2016 once again Hamburg is the meeting point for 20 European series producers and 20 international financiers. Moreover, an intensive workshop focusses on the special dramaturgy of high end tv series: The renowned script experts Nikolaj Scherfig ("The Bridge") and John Yorke ("Wolf Hall") will analyze selected projects, answer plot question, discuss character constellations and story depth. The producers were selected by Creative Europe Desks from 12 countries. They are meeting eight Hamburg baseed producers and their projects. The participating projects have the chance to win the NDR prize "Albatross".

SERIES LAB HAMBURG takes place October 3 to 6, 2017 and is a cooperation between Creative Europe Desk Hamburg, Letterbox Filmproduktion and the Filmfund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein.

NDR prize "Albatross" for best series project

This year awarded NDR prize "Albatross" will be given to an international series chosen from the group of pro¬jects participating in the SERIES LAB HAMBURG. As an incentive for the development of outstanding series, the award includes prize money of 7,500 euros. The jury is formed by German actress Maria Furtwängler (NDR "Tatort"), Screenwriter Nikolaj Scherfig ("The Bridge") and Christian Granderath, Head of TV Fiction Department NDR Hamburg.

The Lab is supported by German broadcaster NDR, by ZDF Enterprises, Sky Germany, GRAEF Rechtsanwälte, Creative Europe Desks Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and United Kingdom as well as MEDIA Desk Suisse and European Film Promotion.

Bufo (Finland) Mark Lwoff
Catpics (Switzerland) Sarah Born
Deluca Film (Denmark) David Østerbøg
Filmlance (Sweden) Martin Cronström
Hold The Page (Germany) Ralph Christians
Leitwolf Filmproduktion (Germany) Rüdiger Wolf
Letterbox Filmproduktion (Germany) Christian Friedrichs
Letterbox Filmproduktion (Germany) Torsten Götz
Mother Production (France) Harold Valentin
Monster Scripted (Norway) Lasse Greve Alsos
NY Monkey (Germany) Veronica Priefer
Panache Productions (Belgium) André Logie
Red Balloon Film (Germany) Dorothe Beinemeier
SAM Productions (Denmark) Stine Meldgaard
Tamtam Film (Germany) Andrea Schütte
The StoryBay (Germany) Stefan Gieren
Topkapi Films (Netherlands) Idse Grotenhuis
Witcraft (Austria) Ursula Wolschlager
Wüste Film (Germany) Björn Vosgerau
Yanez Film (Italy) Antonio Tozzi
Zodiak Belgium (Belgium) Serge Bierset

Participating Financiers:
Markus Ammon, Sky Germany
Dr. Anke Beining-Wellhausen, Urofilm (Switzerland) und Global Screen (Germany)
Gemma Derksen, BNNVARA (Netherlands)
Wolfgang Feindt, ZDF (Germany)
Liselott Forsman, YLE DRAAMA (Finland)
Christian Granderath, NDR (Germany)
Jennifer Green, TV2 (Denmark)
Nico Grein, RTL (Germany)
Nils Hartmann, Sky Italy (Italy)
Thomas von Hennet, ProSiebenSat.1 Media (Germany)
Heidi Hermans, VRT (Belgium)
Amelie von Kienlin, Red Arrow International (Germany)
Sebastian Krekeler, ZDF Enterprises (Germany)
Julia Nißlein, Warner Bros. (Germany)
Nikolas Palme, Beta Film (Germany)
Alexandre Piel, ARTE France (France)
Jan Roekens, Screen Flanders (Belgium)
Katharina Schenk, OFR (Austria)
Karin Schockweiler, Film Fund Luxemburg (Luxemburg)
Matteo Solaro, Creative Europe MEDIA (Belgium)
Paule Zajdermann, France Télévisions (France)
Michele Zatta, RAI (Italy)

SERIES LAB HAMBURG @ Filmfest Hamburg

Behind the Scenes: Development and Financing of European Drama Series
Presentation of European series projects

October 6th, 11.30 am till 1.30 pm, Abaton Cinema, Allende-Platz 3.
SERIES LAB HAMBURG presents two case studies of European co-produced drama series.

"Bad Banks" (DE/LU) is a production of LETTERBOX FILMPRODUKTION and IRIS PRODUCTIONS S.A. in co-production with ZDF in cooperation with Arte, director: Christian Schwochow/Head writer: Oliver Kienle, presented by Letterbox Filmproduktion and Film Fund Luxemburg.

"Maltese" (IT/DE), by Gianluca Maria Tavarelli, presented by Sebastian Krekeler (ZDF Enterprises), Palomar Filmproduction und Philipp Kreuzer (Maze Pictures). Production: Palomar Filmproduction (IT) in co-production with Maze Pictures (DE), ZDF Enterprises and Rai Fiction

Keynote: Ralph Graef (GRAEF Rechtsanwälte)

Moderation: Matteo Solaro (Creative Europe MEDIA)

RSVP here till October 3rd.