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Think Tank 3 European Showrunner Programme ifs 2023
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European Showrunner Think Tank III 2023

Showrunning in Europe: Directing in the Showrunner Model


While more and more European series are helmed by showrunners, this work model is still new to the European series market.
The European Showrunner Think Tank sets out to shed light on the advantages and challenges of showrunning in Europe from the perspectives of all parties involved.
The upcoming panel is dedicated to Directing in the Showrunner Model. Renowned European directors and producers with experience in directing and producing high-quality series projects discuss the differences between the directing position in the showrunner model and their traditional role as directors. Examples from several parts of Europe shed light on how a fruitful cooperation between director and showrunner may increase the quality of a show.
The discussion will focus both on aspects are working well in current forms of the showrunner model – and on areas which, from the director's point of view, still call for improvement in the European context.

Kaat Beels | director, writer, producer (»Tabula Rasa«, »The Clan«, »Hotel Beau Séjour«), Belgium
Nathalie Basteyns | director, writer, producer (»The Clan«, »Hotel Beau Séjour«), Belgium
Annetta Laufer | director, writer (»Get Millie Black«, »Doctor Who«), United Kingdom
Lutz Heineking, jr. | director, writer, producer (»Andere Eltern«, »Drinnen«, »Wir sind die Meyers«), Germany

Adrian Spring  | writer & showrunner (»Nr. 47«, »Neumatt«), Switzerland

Event Series: European Showrunner Think Tank
Topic: »Showrunning in Europe –  Directing in the Showrunner Model«
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2023
Time: 09:30 - 10:15 am CEST
Place: Seriencamp Conference | Cinenova | Herbrandstraße 11, Cologne

Please note that an accreditation to Seriencamp Conference is required!

For anyone who cannot participate in the event in person, a recording will be made available on the ifs' website shortly after the event.

The European Think Tank is an event series within the framework of the EUROPEAN SHOWRUNNER PROGRAMME, an initiative by ifs internationale filmschule köln funded by the Creative Europe MEDIA programme of the European Union, the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and NETFLIX. Industry Partners are Series Mania, Seriencamp and TV Drama Vision Gothenburg.

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