The sentence above often heard at international drama series forums, inspired the first Helsinki Script in 2016. Our one day event is all about creating and commissioning drama series.
In 2017 the new association Fiction Finland and City of Helsinki stepped in to enable the continuation. In the turbulent year of 2017, there will be a special focus on series that capture and make a difference.
Join in to meet the multi-awarded Mette M. Bølstad, whose popular series Nobel deals with Norwegian soldiers returning from Afghanistan. The 4th season of Jed Mercurio’s ethical cop saga Line of Duty hooked 10 million viewers to BBC in May 2017. Norwegian Skam/Shame that targeted domestic youth, hit authentic emotions and became a must to all ages in the Nordic region. Ran Tellem commissioned the original Hatum and then won an Emmy for its US remake Homeland. Now the Indian version has premiered.
How is the global drama traffic changing? This spring top producer Anna Croneman was elected new Head of Drama at SVT. What does she and her Scandinavian colleagues seek in post Nordic Noir times? And where is the complex fantasy drama heading? The European Script Award will be delivered to an upcoming scriptwriter at Helsinki Script. The dialogues will continue and new ones start at the evening networking.
Preliminary agenda (September 1, 2017)
09.00 Welcome + themes of the day
09.10 Ran Tellem: From continent to continent
09.30 Mette M. Bølstad – national stories with international impact
10.15 New scandinavian drama winds
Katrina Vogelsong, TV2 Head of Drama
Anna Croneman, SVT Head of Drama
Tone Rønning, NRK International Drama Commissioner
11.00 Short break
11.10 SKAM – listening to the young touched all
Producer Marianne Furevold
Actor Josefine Petterson (tbc)
11.50 Mental – the meta levels of online story telling
Writer-producer Jani Pösö
Executive Producer Hyppe Salmi
Actor Elias Westerberg (tbc)
12.20 Workshops on future commissioning and VR storytelling
Results from previous day’s workshops are presented
12.45 Lunch at venue
13.45 Fictionalizing personal and political experiences
Writer Gjermund Eriksen
Producer Vegard Eriksen Stenberg
Journalist/writer Miira Karhula
14.30 Jed Mercurio – Longrunning crimes and ethical dilemmas
15.00 The European Script Award ceremony
15.30 Coffee break
15.45 Speaker (tbc) – scifi / fantasy / new visuals
end panel on unique content – speakers of the day
17.15 Andrea Reuter sums up
17.25 Thank you and see you tonight at the networking event!
For more information on the event, tickets and up-to-date program please visit www.helsinkiscript.fi.