1) INTERNATIONAL SERIES WORKSHOP 2019
2 / 9 / 2019 – 27 / 9 / 2019
Apply until bis 5 / 8 / 2019
Max. 20 Participants
Fee: 1.000 €
Series – as its success story unfolds, serial storytelling has become a factor to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry. For such major international players as Netflix, amazon and Apple to offer serial productions “made in Germany” was the next logical step. The German TV market is, after all, one of the most important worldwide. Moreover, the success of Germany 83, Dark, Babylon Berlin and Bad Banks has proven one thing: German series can hold their own on an international level. For its second SUMMER SCHOOL: INTERNATIONAL SERIES WORKSHOP, HFF Munich has created a curriculum tailored to this booming market – and is now offering it not only to HFF students, but also to such interested participants as: film students from other universities, writers, and writing producers from around the world. For this four-week program, HFF is proud to announce the recruitment of a group of top-notch, award-winning series makers, from a variety of genres, to act as speakers or mentors.
Final Speed Pitch: 27 / 9 / 2019
This concludes the four-week program and is also a market test for the finished concepts: All participants are given the opportunity to present their ideas in a speed pitch to prominent media professionals from pay and free TV, film and series production, as well as from various streaming services/platforms.
Prof. Tac Romey ( GER ), Academic director: THE GLORY IS GONE
Frank Doelger (USA ): GAME OF THRONES, ROME
Anna Winger (USA): DEUTSCHLAND 83
Gerhard Maier (Germany): SERIENCAMP Festival, program director
Nicola Lusuardi (I): GOMORRHA
Prof. Taç Romey : Academic director
Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten (Sweden): CALL GIRL, mentor (TorinoFilmLab, SundanceLabs, etc.),
Tatjana Samopjan, Schweden, Creative Development Producer, story editor SVT
Moniek Kramer (NL), Dutch author, u.a. EEN TOTNOG TOE ONVERVULD VERLANGEN (Theater, Perspectiefprijs), REMBRANDT (TV series), LUCIA DE B. (feature, nominated for an Oscar) mentor / teacher / script consultant for prose, theater, film and television.
Frederick Schofield (Germany & UK): HFF alumnus (Screenplay Department), series writer
Objectives & Method
This HFF MUNICH SUMMER COURSE is focused on developing serial-format story content. The aim is to create new series ideas and concepts, finished and saleable in the (inter)national market.
The workshop participants will work in small writing teams. This collaboration and communication, in an intercultural exchange, is designed to improve self-perception and
openness to criticism, as well as to provide a source of inspiration for the entire writing process.
Conflict-solving strategies are also an essential part of this process.
Mentors/coaches guide the group working process, developing the individual concepts and ideas until they gel into the concepts for a final speed pitch to media professionals.
Each participant will leave the workshop with a “basic show bible”, including a cover theme, series format and title, logline and tagline, ideas and character descriptions, as well as a detailed pilot description and episode synopses.
The workshop makers expect the overall four-week output from the various writing teams to total four to six finished concepts.
Registration & Conditions of Participation
Registration & Conditions of Participation INTERNATINAL SERIES WORKSHOP (Download)
- CV / table w. brief personal history
- Motivation statement (one DIN A4 page, font: Arial 12, line spacing 1.5) explaining: “Why I’m interested in serial formats
- 3-page sample dialogue (font: Arial 12, line spacing 1.5)
All application documents must be written in English.
Application Form SERIESWORKSHOP 2019 (Download)
Declaration of Consent SERIESWORKSHOP Download (Download)