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Ruddy-Williams Kabuiku, winner of last year’s apprenticeship at Big Light Productions tells us about his experience

We asked alumnus Ruddy-Williams Kabuiku, winner of last year’s apprenticeship at Big Light Productions, to tell us about his experience working with Frank Spotnitz and his team. SE: What did you do at Big Light Productions?  R: I had a great time at Big Light. Frank, Luke, Rhona and the rest of the staff made …

Midterm Pitch 2018

Right back from the New Year’s holidays, our participants got the chance to put their projects to the test for the first time in front of our partners at the annual summit event. They presented their series – this year again a rich mix of different genres – in their current development state and got …

Getting to Know You, Copenhagen!

Serial Eyes’ trip to Copenhagen and to Den Danske Filmskole provided our participants with an amazing overview of the Scandinavian TV industry. Den Danske Filmskole Director Vinca Wiedemann gave us a warm welcome and hosted us at the gorgeous film school building for the four days. Former DR producer Sven Clausen started us off with an …

Serial Eyes at Coco 2017

In early November, Serial Eyes hosted three lectures at Connection Cottbus (CoCo), the East–West Co-Production Market at the Cottbus Filmfestival. On November 8, SE tutor and co-production expert Jan Bennemann provided an overview of financing models for TV series, the respective roles of producers and financiers, and their expectations. Afterwards, SE alumna Jana Burbach (SE …

CANNESERIES Institute – A Writers’ Residency Dedicated to Series

We are delighted to announce our collaboration with The Cannes – Vivendi/Canal+ Group International Chaire and Université Côte d’Azur (UCA) on a writers‘ residency dedicated to series taking place in Cannes from March 5 to April 11, 2018. The Cannes – Vivendi/Canal+ Group International Chaire and Université Côte d’Azur (UCA) are launching today, November 14, …

Announcing the Birth of SEAN

SEAN stands for Serial Eyes Alumni Network, the official network created by and for Serial Eyes alumni. SEAN’s goal is to foster collaborations among all the graduates of our programme and to strengthen the professional network around them. This rosy-cheeked bundle of joy tokk its first steps at the Seriencamp Conference and Festival later this …

Full House for Serial Germany – Neue Deutsche Serien

Serial Eyes co-hosted ‘Serial Germany: Neue Deutsche Serien’ with DFFB and Filmnetzwerk Berlin. From 10-12 November, we welcomed series fans at the Filmhaus for a three-day symposium dedicated to new German serial productions. The programme opened with the screening of episodes 1 and 2 of the acclaimed series Babylon Berlin, followed by a panel discussion with production …

Serial Eyes is back!

Summer break is over, and we’re back with a new class! Let’s give a warm welcome to our Serial Eyes participants 2017/2018, a truly international group from Cyprus, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Serbia, Switzerland, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Many of them already have worked with such distinguished partners as HBO Europe, Sky …