Serial Eyes prepares the next generation of European TV writer-producers to bring first-class storytelling to television screens. Core of the programme is the writers‘ room experience: the twelve Serial Eyes participants learn to work as a group and develop a European model of showrunning.
Experience the Writers‘ Room.
Participants gain experience in working as a team and in assuming the role of head writer in the creative process. At the same time, participants gain a solid understanding of the dramaturgic and narrative strategies used in successful fiction series.
Put Theory into Practice.
During their tenure, Serial Eyes participants conceive and develop a slate of projects for broadcast television and digital platforms that push the envelope and raise the quality of TV writing.
Learn from the Best.
Serial Eyes’ faculty and mentors include established showrunners and head writers, script editors, creative producers and commissioning editors from major European broadcasters.
Berlin, London, Copenhagen.
Serial Eyes classes are taught at Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB) in Berlin. Two workshops are offered at the London Film School and The National Film School of Denmark with visits to local production companies and broadcasters to meet TV professionals.
Pitch to the Industry.
Serial Eyes participants tap into multiple opportunities to meet European TV professionals at the Berlinale, Séries Mania in Lille and Serial Eyes’ Final Pitches at Soho House in Berlin.
Build an International Network.
Serial Eyes brings together the top professionals in the field today and provides opportunities for successful exchanges between TV writers, producers and decision-makers from across Europe. The Serial Eyes Alumni Network (SEAN) connects the programme’s graduates and creates a strong presence for its members at all major markets and festivals.
The Big Light Apprenticeship!
Big Light Productions, headed by showrunner Frank Spotnitz, offers a three-month, paid TV apprenticeship for one Serial Eyes participant at their London office after the conclusion of the programme.