The development- and co-production event SERIES LAB HAMBURG is starting in June in Hamburg, bringing together 22 European producers and 22 authors with a TV drama series in development who are looking for international partners. The script work is combined with a marketplace with European financiers, from commissioning editors to world sales. 15 Creative Europe Desks are joining forces for the fourth edition.
After a successful launch in 2016 and two more editions in Brussels and Hamburg, the hanseatic city once again is the meeting point for European series producers and writers. Moreover, an intensive workshop focusses on the special dramaturgy of high end tv series. The renowned script consultants Claire Armspach (Head of Drama Development at STV former BBC, UK), Maggie Boden (Big Light Productions, UK), Mylene Verdurmen (Head of Drama at Avrotros, NL) and John Yorke (Shameless, Jekyll, Life on Mars, The Streets, Wolf Hall, UK) will analyze the selected projects, answer plot questions, discuss character constellations and story depth.
The 22 series projects were selected by Creative Europe Desks from Austria, Denmark, Finland, Flanders, France, Hamburg, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Wallonie-Bruxelles and MEDIA Desk Suisse.
SERIES LAB HAMBURG takes place June 17 to 19 2019 and is a cooperation between Creative Europe Desk Hamburg, Filmfund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein and Letterbox Filmproduktion.
The Lab is supported by NDR, by ZDF Enterprises, Sky Germany, Hamburg Marketing, Studio Funk, Optical Art, postperfect, GRAEF Rechtsanwälte and the participating Creative Europe Desks.