Serial Eyes Alumni Network – SEAN

The Seri­al Eyes Alumni Net­work (SEAN) was cre­ated in 2017 to pro­mote its mem­bers’ shared vis­ion on what makes great TV. SEAN wants to break away with the cliché of the lonely writer by encour­aging its mem­bers to work in team.SEAN con­nects writers and pro­du­cers through their respect­ive net­works and gives its mem­bers the vis­ib­il­ity they need to start suc­cess­ful col­lab­or­a­tions through their strong pres­ence at all major TV mar­kets and events. The net­work also aims at estab­lish­ing itself as an inter­na­tion­al pole of TV series experts that con­trib­utes to con­fer­ences and work­shops all around Europe.

So far, SEAN has been organ­iz­ing one-on-one meet­ings between its mem­bers and pro­du­cers, exclus­ive work­shops for Seri­al Eyes alumni, spe­cial meet­ings with the industry and net­work­ing drinks.

For more inform­a­tion about SEAN, please con­tact:

Alumni 2021

Anna-Lena Theobald

Writer, Germany

Anna-Lena is a writer/producer based in Ber­lin. She holds an MA degree in Philo­sophy and a Dip­loma in Pro­du­cing from the Deutsche Film- und Fernse­hakademie Ber­lin (dffb). She has worked on and writ­ten for film and TV pro­duc­tions from Ger­many, Canada, China and the US. Her first TV-show as a headwriter/showrunner is in devel­op­ment with …

Barbora Námerová

Writer, Slovakia

Bar­bora is a screen­writer and story edit­or based in Prague, where she gradu­ated from FAMU (Film and TV School of Academy of Per­form­ing Arts). She is work­ing on film and tv pro­jects on vari­ous top­ics about his­tory, new wave witch­craft, fem­in­ism and research with psy­che­delics. Her first fea­ture Filthy  (Tereza Nvotová), was screened in Rot­ter­dam …

Hugo Apruzzese

Writer, France

Hugo first stud­ied Jazz at Lyo­n’s music con­ser­vat­ory, Film at Lyon 2 Uni­ver­sity and then writ­ing at UCLA. After an MFA pro­gram for pro­du­cers at INA in Par­is, Hugo worked for three years as a Ser­vi­cing and Cre­at­ive Man­ager for Fed­er­a­tion Enter­tain­ment in Par­is before fully get­ting into screen­writ­ing. In the mean­time, he worked on …

Ivana Sujová

Writer, Slovakia

Ivana is a writer and fest­iv­al dir­ect­or. She gradu­ated from the Academy of Per­form­ing Arts, SK with a mas­ter­’s in TV and film scriptwrit­ing. Since then she has worked for private broad­casters on sev­er­al pro­jects, includ­ing daily drama and com­edy TV series. Apart from series writ­ing, she wrote awar­ded anim­a­tion shorts. Since 2018 Ivana is …

Kálmán Gasztonyi

Writer, Hungary

I was born in Bud­apest. After obtain­ing a Master´s degree in Polit­ic­al Sci­ences, I also gradu­ated from the Uni­ver­sity of Theat­er and Film Arts of Bud­apest as a screen­writer. I work for RTL Hun­gary, I developed my own TV series with my friends and has been the head writer of the TV show ever since.

Kristina Peter

Writer, Germany

After some study­ing and some ser­i­ous soul-search­ing, Kristina dis­covered cre­at­ive writ­ing for her­self. Excit­ing jobs in advert­ising fol­lowed before Kristina switched to work­ing in tele­vi­sion as a writer at the Ger­man daily soap Sturm der Liebe and as a Devel­op­ment Pro­du­cer at Warner Media. There, she worked on award-win­n­ing series such as 4 Blocks and …

Lola Faroux

Writer, France

I am a screen­writer from Par­is, gradu­ate from the 3iS school in the Par­is region. I wrote for French tele­vi­sion pro­grams and I also worked on mul­tiple per­son­al fic­tion­al pro­jects. I love to write dra­mat­ic series, thrill­er but also com­edy and I prefer the long format to have the pleas­ure to devel­op my char­ac­ters as …

Louise Silverio

Writer, France

Louise is a writer and pro­du­cer based in Par­is. She gradu­ated in pro­duc­tion from La Fémis with a final essay on the defin­i­tion of showrun­ning in France and a com­edy pilot telling the story of four sev­enty-year-old women on an ocean liner. Since then, she co-wrote Hap­pi­ness a 15x5’ Ira­ni­an teen-drama series for Arte to …

Pavlo Voytovych

Writer, Ukraine

Pavlo is a Ber­­lin-based TV writer, com­edy author, and stand-up comedi­an. He comes from Ukraine where he has worked as an advert­ising copy­writer, screen­writer, and journ­al­ist. When not work­ing, Pavlo can be seen rid­ing a bicycle, watch­ing You­Tube, or writ­ing about him­self in the third per­son.

Timothée Prudhomme

Writer, France

After study­ing law and polit­ic­al sci­ence in Par­is, Timothée dis­covered the film and TV industry while work­ing for very inde­pend­ent pro­du­cers as well as large audi­ovisu­al groups. After three years of read­ing for an inter­na­tion­al sales com­pany, he decided to focus on screen­writ­ing. He cur­rently devel­ops a teen drama unfold­ing dur­ing an elo­quence con­test.

Will Buckingham

Writer, US/Germany

Will is an Amer­ic­an writer liv­ing in Ber­lin. He earned an MFA in Dra­mat­ic Writ­ing from Tisch School of the Arts Asia in Singa­pore before hust­ling as a Hol­ly­wood assist­ant and script read­er, finally set­tling in Ger­many in 2019. His made-for-TV movies have aired in over 8 coun­tries, and he has worked as a lead …

Alumni 2020

Andrej Ilievski Volkashin

Writer, Macedonian

Andrey Volkash­in has writ­ten and dir­ec­ted sev­er­al short films in Mace­do­nia, Bul­garia and Bos­nia, that have premiered at Oscar, Baf­ta and EFA qual­i­fy­ing fest­ivals around the world. He is cur­rently in early pre-pro­­duc­­tion of his debut fea­ture film developed at the Torino Film Lab and sup­por­ted by the North Mace­do­nia Film Agency. Andrey is drawn …

Aoife Bradshaw

Writer, Irish

Aoife is a screen­writer from Dub­lin, Ire­land. She stud­ied Eng­lish Lit­er­at­ure and Film at Trin­ity Col­lege Dub­lin and went on to com­plete an MA in Screen­writ­ing for Film and TV at the Nation­al Film School of Ire­land. She won the Writers Guild Of Ire­land Award for Screen­writ­ing, has taken part in a num­ber of writ­ing …

George Kellock

Writer, UK

George Kel­lock is a screen­writer and script edit­or from the UK. A gradu­ate of the Lon­don Film School’s screen­writ­ing pro­gram, he cur­rently works as a script edit­or for film and TV and has developed a vari­ety of inter­na­tion­al pro­jects in this role.

Georgiana Doba

Writer, Romanian

Geo is a film­maker who has writ­ten and dir­ec­ted two short films, sev­er­al com­edy sketches, and is now work­ing on her first TV series and her first graph­ic nov­el. She enjoys writ­ing drama, com­edy for both chil­dren and adults, as well as crime stor­ies, and has sev­er­al spec scripts avail­able in Eng­lish. She some­times moon­lights …

Helena Hofmann

Writer and Producer, German

Helena Hof­mann is a writer/producer with pro­duc­tion and devel­op­ment exper­i­ence in Ger­many, Lon­don and Los Angeles. She gradu­ated from Fil­makademie Baden-Wuerttem­berg in 2018 with a mas­ters in drama series pro­du­cing and devel­op­ment. Since 2018 she works as a freel­ance writer and pro­du­cer for server­al Ger­man pro­duc­tion com­pan­ies includ­ing Xfilme, Rat­pack­Film, Ufa Fic­tion and Stu­dio Ham­burg.

Karolina Kot

Writer, Polish

Psy­cho­lo­gist, prose writer, screen­writer. Author of short stor­ies pub­lished, among oth­ers, in an antho­logy edited by Olga Tokar­czuk. Screen­writer and head-writer of daily crime TV series, screen­writer of War­time Girls, and co-writer of series pitched at vari­ous European series fest­ivals.

Mandi Riggi

Writer, UK/USA

Mandi Riggi’s TV pilot, Peac­ex­Piece was optioned and developed at the Show­time Net­work. Her fea­ture debut Mercy star­ring F. Mur­ray Abra­ham, was selec­ted into Toronto Film Festival’s IFF pro­gram, par­ti­cip­ated at Film London’s PFM, and at the MIA Co-Pro­­duc­­tion Mar­ket in Rome. Mandi’s TV series Alex in Won­der­land, was one of 16 selec­ted into MIA …

Nicholas Pierpan

Writer, UK

Nich­olas is a screen­writer and play­wright, who has won or been nom­in­ated for sev­er­al awards in both forms. Ori­gin­ally from the United States, he has spent most of his adult life in Bri­tain. He lec­tures in Cre­at­ive Writ­ing for Roy­al Hol­lo­way, Uni­ver­sity of Lon­don.

Rachel Sur

Writer, USA, Israel

Rachel has spent most of her life going between New York and Tel Aviv. She com­pleted her MFA in writ­ing at Columbia Uni­ver­sity in 2016. Her fea­ture film screen­play, Shiloh, was a final­ist for the Phos­phate Prize at IFP in New York in 2015. She has writ­ten sev­er­al short films on com­mis­sion, and works as …

Randy Oost

Writer, Dutch

I was born and raised in the south of the Neth­er­lands, in a rur­al region bor­der­ing Ger­many and Bel­gi­um. After some years of work­ing odd jobs and trav­el­ling I landed in the screen­writ­ing depart­ment of the Neth­er­lands Film Academy in Ams­ter­dam. Since then I have writ­ten for short films, TV series, and fea­ture film pro­jects, …

Stefano Romano

Writer, Italian

I gradu­ated in Cinema and Tele­vi­sion Stud­ies at the Uni­ver­sity of Bologna and I took a degree in Scriptwrit­ing at Centro Sper­i­mentale di Cine­ma­to­grafia in Rome, where I live and work as a scriptwriter.

Unnsteinn Manuel Stefánsson

Writer, Icelandic

For half is life Unnsteinn Manuel, has been a sing­er and com­poser, tour­ing over 30 coun­tries, as well as launch­ing a record label and radio sta­tion. In 2014, Unnsteinn star­ted his career as a doc­u­ment­ary film­maker and writer at RÚV, Iceland’s pub­lic broad­caster. As a film-maker he has received numer­ous nom­in­a­tions and two awards at …

Alumni 2019

Barry Thomson

Writer, British

Barry was born in Glas­gow, Scot­land, in 1975 and moved to Ger­many when he was nine. He has a Master’s Degree in Philo­sophy and received a schol­ar­ship for the screen­writ­ing pro­gram Dre­hbuch­werkstatt 2006/2007 at the Uni­ver­sity of Tele­vi­sion and Film Munich (HFF). Since then, among oth­er film and TV pro­jects, he has writ­ten the motion …

Fabian Wallenfels

Writer, German

Fabi­an is a Cologne based writer-pro­­du­cer. He loves glam­our and trash and as the good Ger­man he is, he’s obsessed with struc­ture. Fabi­an has writ­ten more than 30 epis­odes for the pop­u­lar real­ity soap Köln 50667. And as one half of the duo Hübner/Wallenfels, he cre­ated the award win­ning web series Lampen­fieber, co-pro­­duced the Arte-doc­u­­ment­ary …

Georgia Fotou

Writer, Greek

Geor­gia stud­ied Com­mu­nic­a­tions, Media and Cul­ture and worked as a Seni­or Copy­writer in Advert­ising for years before real­ising she likes writ­ing screen­plays of more than 30’’ length stor­ies. She earned a Screenwriter’s Cer­ti­fic­ate from the Amer­ic­an Col­lege of Greece, won a nation­al short film screen­play con­test and has developed one ori­gin­al com­edy series and six adapt­a­tions …

Giordana Mari

Writer, Italian

Born in Naples, Giord­ana now works in Rome. After a past as a pro­fes­sion­al gym­nast and uni­ver­sity stud­ies in Medi­cine, she gradu­ated in Screen­writ­ing at the Hold­en School, Tur­in. She has been part of sev­er­al writ­ing rooms, includ­ing the SKY series 1993 and 1994. She has also writ­ten numer­ous epis­odes of the RAI series Il …

Léa Lespagnol

Writer, French

After a mas­ter in screen­writ­ing, Léa worked a few years as an event man­ager in the cul­tur­al world. In 2015, she co-cre­ated a web series for Stu­dio 4 before work­ing as a scriptwriter on dif­fer­ent anim­a­tion series, in French and Eng­lish, broad­cas­ted on Dis­ney Chan­nel, Canal+ and Car­toon Net­work amongst oth­ers. Anim­a­tion cor­res­ponds to her …

Lukáš Sigmund

Writer, Slovakia

Lukáš was born in Brat­is­lava, where he also gradu­ated in Screen­writ­ing at the Academy of Per­form­ing Arts. He has writ­ten screen­plays for anim­ated and doc­u­ment­ary short films and is an author of pas­tiche plays for a loc­al theatre. He worked as copy edit­or and pro­gram­mer for Fest Anča Inter­na­tion­al Anim­a­tion Fest­iv­al, where he also cur­ated …

Marlene Melchior

Writer, British, German

Mar­lene Mel­chi­or is cur­rently devel­op­ing and writ­ing with the pro­du­cers of Deutsch­land 83’ and Unortho­dox, as well as Endemol Shine’s Made For Films, Dynam­ic Tele­vi­sion and Dan­ish broad­caster Viaplay. She was head writer on the ZDFNeo adapt­a­tion of Dutch series ‘Anne +’ which will be released in 2021 as ‘Lov­ing Her’. In 2020 she wrote …

Milica Živanović

Writer, Serbian

I was born and raised in Bel­grade where I gradu­ated in screen­writ­ing at the Fac­ulty of Dra­mat­ic Arts in Bel­grade. My work ranges from magic­al Christ­mas scripts for chil­dren, up to explor­ing war crim­in­als for my gang­ster show. I have a weak­ness for stray dogs and my pro­jects are often inspired by real-life stor­ies and …

Nadya Todorova

Writer, Bulgarian

Nadya is a screen­writer & dir­ect­or with a love for the absurd. From undy­ing head­less chick­ens to grand­moth­ers tak­ing over the mafia, she likes put­ting her char­ac­ters in situ­ations that drive them to extremes, and all that with more than a pinch of dark humor. After work­ing on a couple of TV pro­jects in her …

Nir Berger

Writer, Israeli

Nir Ber­ger is a screen­writer and dir­ect­or from Israel, gradu­ate of TAU film school. In the last 5 years he has cre­ated, writ­ten and dir­ec­ted TV series, web series and short films in vari­ous genres – from anim­ated com­edy, through sketch shows and all the way to live-action, seri­al­ized drama. Some of his recent work: …

Serena Tateo

Writer, Italy

Ser­ena Tateo was born and raised in Rome. Ser­ena Dandini hired her as a staff writer for the prime-time TV pro­gram La tv delle ragazze. In addi­tion to writ­ing for La tv delle ragazze, she wrote and pro­duced the all-female sketch com­edy pro­gramS­bratz, which was broad­cas­ted RAI3. She’s cur­rently devel­op­ing fea­ture films and series for …

Stephan Greitemeier

Writer, German

A self-taught screen­writer from the rough Ruhr Val­ley, Stephan is a reneg­ade human­it­ies major turned com­edy writer. A born mul­ti­me­dia storyteller, he won awards for his stage plays, TV – and web­shows… and video games. A vet­er­an of both the Erich Pom­mer Insitute’s TV Drama Series Lab 2015 and the Digit­al Think Tank of IDM’s …

Alumni 2018

Andrea Frischholz

Writer, German

A Munich-based scriptwriter, Andrea ori­gin­ally stud­ied Inter­na­tion­al Rela­tions at the Lon­don School of Eco­nom­ics and Polit­ic­al Sci­ence and went on to work in devel­op­ment coöper­a­tion. She even­tu­ally left devel­op­ment coöper­a­tion to work as assist­ant to the pro­du­cers at Walker+Worm Film. In 2014/15 she was a par­ti­cipant of the Dre­hbuch­werkstatt München where she developed her debut …

Anthony Khaseria

Writer, British

Anthony is UK born but of Indo-Irish her­it­age, some­thing that is per­haps reflec­ted in his eclect­ic taste in stor­ies and for mix­ing genres and ideas with­in his work. He is drawn to nar­rat­ives that con­tain play­ful ele­ments, unex­pec­ted, some­times sub­vers­ive twists and par­tic­u­larly enjoys high-concept Com­edy-Drama, the Absurd, Magic Real­ism and Sci-Fi. He has won …

Cyril Deydier

Writer, French

Cyril is a scriptwriter and nov­el­ist based in Par­is. He stud­ied in Canada, Hol­land, Ger­many and Ire­land before com­plet­ing a script writ­ing Master’s degree in Par­is. Cyril has pub­lished sev­er­al books for young adults and has writ­ten for the anim­a­tion sec­tor (as a screen­writer and a story edit­or). He is also devel­op­ing ori­gin­al anim­ated TV …

Eleonora Veninova

Writer, director, Macedonian

Ele­onora gradu­ated from Cali­for­nia State Uni­ver­sity North­ridge with MA in Screen­writ­ing. After her stud­ies, she moved to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she worked as a writer for a loc­al pro­duc­tion com­pany before return­ing to Mace­do­nia. She is the co-cre­at­or, writer and dir­ect­or of the TV Series Prespav and a writer for sev­er­al oth­er Mace­do­ni­an TV …

Felice Götze

Writer, director, German

Felice Götze is a storyteller and film­maker focus­ing on crime and gritty drama. He star­ted his pro­fes­sion­al career as a journ­al­ist in the boom­ing elec­tron­ic music scene of the nineties. A brief stint in invest­ment bank­ing fol­lowed, before Felice came back to his senses and pur­sued a career in the film & TV industry. After …

Giulio Rizzo

Writer, Italian

Giulio Rizzo was born and raised in Gen­ova, Italy. In 2014 he gradu­ated in screen­writ­ing at the CSC – Nation­al Film School in Rome. Since then, he has been writ­ing for both fea­tures and tele­vi­sion. Many of the pro­jects he worked on have been selec­ted by pres­ti­gi­ous Itali­an awards, such as the Vin­cenzoni Award (2017), …

Luisa Hardenberg

Writer, German

Luisa gradu­ated as Pro­du­cer from Filmuni­versität Babels­berg. She then star­ted work­ing as a staff writer for Germany’s most watched daily drama series, Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten, where she became one of the story edit­ors to run the writers’ room. Since then Luisa has worked in sev­er­al writers’ rooms and she has writ­ten epis­odes for series …

Philipp Scherzer

Writer, German

Born in 1982, Phil­ipp learned the nuts and bolts of TV pro­duc­tion on the sets of vari­ous shows such as Die Rosen­heim Cops and Doctor’s Diary. After com­plet­ing his MA in Screen­writ­ing at Bournemouth Uni­ver­sity, United King­dom, in 2012, he became a writer for the award-win­n­ing Ger­man daily series Dahoam is Dahoam, for which he …

Rosy Deacon

Writer, British

Rosy is from Leeds in the north of Eng­land. She stud­ied Film & Tele­vi­sion Pro­duc­tion at the Uni­ver­sity of York and her script Shards won the 2013 Sir Peter Ustinov Tele­vi­sion Scriptwrit­ing Com­pet­i­tion at the Inter­na­tion­al Emmys. She’s since worked in devel­op­ment at Lon­­don-based Big Light Pro­duc­tions and as a script-read­er for vari­ous ini­ti­at­ives, before …

Susannah Ward

Producer, director, writer, British

Susan­nah Ward is a pro­­du­cer-dir­ect­or of more than 40 hours of broad­cast spe­cial­ist fac­tu­al tele­vi­sion. She has made doc­u­ment­ary films for all five ter­restri­al UK broad­casters as well as most major US net­works. She spe­cial­ises in drama doc­u­ment­ary and is now devel­op­ing more ambi­tious pro­jects in this arena as well as pilot scripts for TV …

Valentina Shevyakhova

Writer, Russian

Valentina Shevyak­hova has star­ted her career in screen­writ­ing at the age of 23 and since 2004 she has writ­ten for more than thirty TV shows for Rus­si­an and Ukrain­i­an TV net­works, many of them in the pos­i­tion of head writer. Her diverse exper­i­ence embraces all vari­ations of drama – includ­ing dram­edy, fam­ily drama, crime and …

Yashar Alishenas

Writer, Swedish, Iranian

Yashar comes from a back­ground in lan­guage teach­ing and writing/producing short films. His char­ac­ters tend to become attached to goals they obsess­ively pur­sue to the det­ri­ment of every­one else, includ­ing them­selves. Cur­rently he also works as pod­cast dram­at­urg. Pre­vi­ously he stud­ied philo­sophy, social sci­ences and lit­er­at­ure in Heidel­berg and Oxford.

Alumni 2017

Barbara Kronenberg

Writer, German

Bar­bara star­ted her career as a soft­ware developer, holds a BA in Media Pro­duc­tion and a screen­writ­ing and dir­ect­ing dip­loma from the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Bar­bara has writ­ten, dir­ec­ted and pro­duced sev­er­al shorts, which were screened inter­na­tion­ally and received mul­tiple awards and nom­in­a­tions. Besides series, she is cur­rently devel­op­ing a fam­ily enter­tain­ment com­edy …

Béatrice Huber

Writer, Swiss

As a trained book­seller Béatrice always knew: it’s all about the story. She decided to com­bine her two pas­sions, books and movies, and star­ted writ­ing for film. Béatrice holds a degree in screen­writ­ing from the Uni­ver­sity of Tele­vi­sion and Film Munich (HFF). She has writ­ten, dir­ec­ted and pro­duced award win­ning short films and is cur­rently …

Bernardo Pellegrini

Writer, Italian

Bern­ardo Pel­legrini was born and raised in Pisa, Italy. He got his bach­el­or’s degree in Archi­tec­ture at Florence Uni­ver­sity and stud­ied media-dram­at­urgy at the Nation­al Film School in Rome, where he gradu­ated in 2015. Since then he has co-developed a few tv pro­jects for Itali­an pro­duc­tion com­pan­ies. In 2016 he joined the Non Ucci­dere writ­ing room, …

Daniel Hendler

Writer, American

Daniel Hend­ler is an Amer­ic­an writer based in Ber­lin. He recently wrote on Net­flix’s drama Unortho­dox from showrun­ner Anna Wing­er, and Ger­man com­edy series MaPa for Joyn. Cur­rent pro­jects include True Cross, a his­tor­ic­al drama about the life of Cara­vag­gio for Lucien Pro­duc­tions (FR); Exit Coun­sel, a pro­ced­ur­al drama about cult depro­gram­mers for Endorphine Pro­duc­tions …

Dean Movshovitz

Writer, Israeli

Dean Movshovitz is a screen­writer and author, known for his #1 Amazon best­seller Pix­ar Storytelling: Rules for Effect­ive Storytelling Based on Pixar’s Greatest Films, which is taught in cam­puses world­wide. He has writ­ten epis­odes for Limon & Oli (Mart Agency/Disney Juni­or), and for Black­pills’ Writers’ Room in Tel Aviv, where he co-developed First Love, win­ner …

Harry Ayiotis

Writer, Cypriot

Harry has writ­ten and dir­ec­ted short films before he moved into tele­vi­sion devel­op­ment. In 2017, as part of the Mid­point TV Launch pro­gramme, he co-developed the series The Mid­night Shift, which won the Best Series Concept HBO Award at the Sara­jevo Film Fest­iv­al. Harry gradu­ated from Seri­al Eyes  in 2018 and he is cur­rently work­ing …

Heidi Baletic

Writer, British

Heidi is a scriptwriter and a nov­el­ist based in the UK. She gradu­ated in Dram­at­urgy at Fac­ulty of Drama Arts in Bel­grade and com­pleted Text & Per­form­ance MA at King’s Col­lege & RADA, Lon­don. She was ment­ored by Nick Hornby on Guid­ing Lights film ment­or­ing pro­gramme. Heidi has writ­ten for theatre, film &TV. She took …

Isaure Pisani-Ferry

Writer, French

Isaure stud­ied Lit­er­at­ure and His­tory and wrote for Canal+ series (Kaboul Kit­chen), before join­ing Seri­al Eyes in 2017–2018. Sub­sequently, she cre­ated a show for Net­flix (Vam­pires, with co-cre­at­or Ben­jamin Dupas) and is now work­ing on sev­er­al pro­jects.  

Ivan Knezevic

Writer, Serbian

Born 1984 in Novi Sad, Ser­bia. Works as a screen­writer, edit­or and pro­du­cer.  Cur­rently devel­op­ing a num­ber of series for HBO Europe, the Munich-based H&V Enter­tain­ment, and Bel­­grade-based Fire­fly Pro­duc­tions.  

Janina Dahse

Writer, German

Jan­ina is a writer, dir­ect­or and exec­ut­ive pro­du­cer with a pro­fes­sion­al exper­i­ence of almost 20 years. Her work as a writer and dir­ect­or of award-win­n­ing short films has brought her to many red car­pets of inter­na­tion­al film fest­ivals. And her work for unscrip­ted tele­vi­sion and shows has taken her to extraordin­ary places like run-down cook­shops …

Samuel Jefferson

Writer, British

Freel­ance Emer­gency Medi­cine doc­tor turned Screen­writer. Gradu­ate of MA Screen­writ­ing at the Lon­don Film School, win­ner of the Baf­ta / Rocliffe Com­edy Ini­ti­at­ive 2015. TV series optioned and developed by ITV Stu­di­os, Zorba Group and H&V Enter­tain­ment. Sev­er­al award-win­n­ing short films and two new pro­jects in pre-pro­­duc­­tion for film­ing in 2019.

Tali Barde

Writer, director, producer, German

Tali Barde is a writer, dir­ect­or and pro­du­cer based in Cologne. His award-win­n­ing fea­ture film debut For No Eyes Only, was released in Ger­man cinemas in late 2014. In 2016 Tali was selec­ted for the Ber­linale Tal­ent Cam­pus. Next to devel­op­ing sev­er­al drama series in Writers’ Rooms, he pro­duced and co-dir­ec­ted the docu-series Refugee Roads …

Alumni 2016

Anne-Marie Angelo

Writer, producer, American, Italian

Anne-Mar­ie is a screen­writer and his­tor­i­an based in Ber­lin and Brighton, UK. Pre­vi­ously Anne-Mar­ie worked with The Col­bert Report on Com­edy Cent­ral, stud­ied com­edy with The Second City, and appeared on BBC News and the His­tory Chan­nel. She holds a PhD in His­tory from Duke Uni­ver­sity. Since Seri­al Eyes, she has been devel­op­ing TV series …

Arne Ahrens

Writer, German

Arne Ahrens was born and raised in Ham­burg, Ger­many. He stud­ied media-dram­at­urgy at Johannes Guten­berg Uni­ver­sity in Mainz and tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions at Ball State Uni­ver­sity in Muncie, USA. He has writ­ten, dir­ec­ted and edited almost a dozen award win­ning inter­na­tion­al short films before focus­ing on a screen­writ­ing career in film and tele­vi­sion. Sev­er­al of his pro­jects …

Camille Couasse

Writer, French

In 2012, Cam­ille Cou­asse gradu­ated with a Mas­ters in Scriptwrit­ing from the European Con­ser­vat­ory (CEEA, Par­is). Since then, she’s writ­ten Fic­tion & Anim­a­tion for TF1, France Tele­vi­sion & M6: shows such as Nina, Sea­son 3 & 4 (a one hour med­ic­al drama), Baskup, Robin Hood and 5&IT, amongst oth­ers. To date, Cam­ille has had six …

Celine Decoox

Writer, French

Born and raised in Par­is, Celine stud­ied scriptwrit­ing, dir­ect­ing and act­ing in Par­is, Lon­don and Cologne. Since gradu­at­ing from Seri­al Eyes, she has been part of the Writers’ Room of Bel­gian thrill­er An Ordin­ary Cit­izen, work­ing with Brit­ish and Itali­an scriptwriters. One of her series pro­jects received an award at a French fest­iv­al and anoth­er …

Davide Serino

Writer, Italian

Screen­writer based in Rome, Dav­ide Serino began his pro­fes­sion­al exper­i­ence with the Sky ori­gin­al peri­od dra­mas 1992 and 1993. Among his latest pro­jects: Ester­no Notte, Marco Bellocchio’s first series presen­ted at Fest­iv­al de Cannes 2022, and the fea­ture Ti man­gio il cuore, premier­ing at the Fest­iv­al di Venezia 2022. Upcom­ing: The Bad Guy, ori­gin­al Amazon show he co-cre­ated, and M, from the Pre­mio …

Emily Rhodes

Writer /Producer, British

Emily is a UK-based writer, with a strong interest in inter­na­tion­al co-pro­­duc­­tions. Emily is presently co-writ­ing a TV movie for Bav­aria Fic­tion (Ger­many), an adapt­a­tion of a YA romance-fantasy nov­el for a stream­er release. Emily is also work­ing as a Staff Writer for Age of Queens, a series in devel­op­ment for Readymade Films (Ger­many) with …

Juan Manuel Ortiz V.

Writer, director, Colombian

Juan Manuel Ort­iz stud­ied Film and TV at the Uni­ver­sid­ad Nacion­al de Colom­bia and received a mas­ter degree from the Kun­sthoch­schule für Medi­en Köln. He has been awar­ded grants by Films­tif­tung NRW and Wim Wenders Found­a­tion and was selec­ted for the Séries Mania Writer’s Cam­pus 2018. He has developed and writ­ten con­tent for com­pan­ies like …

Judit Anna Banhazi

Writer, Hungarian

A former storyliner on Hun­gary’s most watched TV series, by UFA Seri­al Drama, and stand-up comedi­an for Com­edy Cent­ral Hun­gary, Judit atten­ded Seri­al Eyes with a keen interest in both com­edy and harder-to-digest genre shows, thrillers, hor­ror, sci-fi, super­nat­ur­al and young adult fic­tion. Hav­ing developed an extens­ive slate of over 15 pro­jects dur­ing and after …

Marine Lachenaud

Writer, French

Mar­ine gradu­ated from the European Con­ser­vat­ory of Script Writ­ing (CEEA, Par­is). She has been work­ing on a com­edy series for French tele­vi­sion and car­toons broad­cast. She’s cur­rently devel­op­ing an anim­a­tion pic­ture with pro­du­cers. The pro­ject was selec­ted for the Car­toon Movie.  

Paolo Bernardelli

Writer, Italian

Paolo is a journ­al­ist and in the past five years he wrote a nov­el titled If tomor­row doesn’t exist, sev­er­al award-win­n­ing web series, and he was co-writer of the film Zeta. He is cur­rently work­ing on oth­er film pro­jects and an exper­i­ment­al series for VR/Oculus.  

Ruddy-Williams Kabuiku

Writer, French

Ruddy is a French writer based in Par­is. He stud­ied screen­writ­ing at Langara Col­lege. Back in France, Ruddy co-wrote and co-dir­ec­ted the doc­u­ment­ary L’amour en Cité. At the end of the Seri­al Eyes pro­gramme, he was selec­ted for a three-month TV-writ­ing appren­tice­ship at Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Pro­duc­tion where he could exper­i­ence the Writers’ Room …

Storm Sigal-Battesti

Writer, director, actor, French, American, Swiss

My name is Storm and I hold Amer­ic­an, French and Swiss cit­izen­ship. My first short film X or Y won dozen of prizes and my first fea­ture film script Snow­fall in Gaza won the APCA Best Screen­writ­ing Dis­tinc­tion and was nom­in­ated for the Sopad­in Awards. In 2016, I was selec­ted to take part of Seri­al …

Alumni 2015

Dennis Schanz

Writer and Producer, German

Born and raised in Ber­lin, Den­nis stud­ied film and Amer­ic­an stud­ies in Ber­lin, Zurich, Mainz, and Kan­sas (M.A.). He co-foun­­ded the Ber­­lin-based pro­duc­tion com­pany StickUp Films. As a writer and dir­ect­or, he has made three short films.

Elena Lyubarskaya

Writer, creative producer, Russian

Elena Lyu­barskaya is a TV screen­writer, based in Ber­lin, Ger­many. Elena writes in Eng­lish and devel­ops com­edy shows and genre dra­mas. She has pro­jects in devel­op­ment with Ger­man, Itali­an and French com­pan­ies. Elena is a win­ner of VDD/ProSieben Devel­op­ment Award in 2016 and 2017, the CNC Writ­ing grant for TV co-pro­­duc­­tion and the Can­nes­ser­ies Insti­tute …

Gesa Schreibner

Writer, German

Gesa Scheib­n­er is a screen­writer for TV and Cinema, based in Ber­lin. She stud­ied Screen­writ­ing at the dffb while work­ing for Ger­man Daily Dra­mas. Her screen­play The Awaken­ing of Sleep­ing Beauty won the prize for best screen­play at the Seh­süchte Filmvestiv­al. Cur­rently Gesa is work­ing on movie pro­jects for DCM Pic­tues and Sam­Flm GmbH and …

Julia Penner

Writer, German

After study­ing at the famed Act­ing School Ernst Busch in Ber­lin, Julia Pen­ner worked as an act­ress inter­na­tion­ally in France, Israel, Armenia and Chile. From 2012–2015 she stud­ied screen­writ­ing at the Dffb and was invited to Cannes in 2015 with the short movie Not Too Early Not Too Late with Ger­man films. Her debut script …

Kim Zimmermann

Writer, German

Kim Zim­mer­mann stud­ied screen­writ­ing at the HFF Kon­rad-Wolf in Pot­s­dam-Babels­berg from 2007 to 2012. Dur­ing this time, she star­ted work­ing as a freel­ance screen­writer and script con­sult­ant. Besides writ­ing sev­er­al pro­jects for the Ger­man tele­vi­sion mar­ket, her focus is also on European pro­jects. These include an EU-fun­­ded short film with European col­lab­or­at­ors and work as …

Laura Grace

Writer, British

Laura is a Scot­tish writer based in Ber­lin. She cur­rently has ori­gin­al drama series in devel­op­ment with Sky Atlantic, Sky Italia and Chan­nel 4, and is part of the writers’ rooms for Sky Deutsch­land’s Das Boot (Sea­sons 1 & 2) and Sky Atlantic’s Inter­galactic. Her script Dark­lands topped the inaug­ur­al TV Brit List in 2018. …

Maja Costa

Writer, Italian, German

Born and raised in Italy, Maja Costa is a mul­ti­lin­gual writer/director based in Ber­lin. After study­ing Ancient Near East­ern Stud­ies (MA) and Cello in Mil­an, she gradu­ated in Screen­writ­ing from the DFFB.  Since then she has col­lab­or­ated in vari­ous roles with numer­ous European film pro­duc­tions and has worked as a writer in many Ger­man and …

Oliver Karan

Writer, German

Oliv­er Karan worked in devel­op­ment for vari­ous pro­duc­tion com­pan­ies and as a script read­er for Fox’s Event Series divi­sion in Los Angeles. His fea­ture screen­play Tap Out is in devel­op­ment at L.A.-based Myri­ad Pic­tures. In Ger­many, Oliv­er most recently wrote for Grimme Prize-win­n­ing Net­flix ori­gin­al series Sky­lines and is cur­rently involved in pro­jects with sev­er­al pro­duc­tion com­pan­ies. Based in Ham­burg, he …

Pierre Puget

Writer, director, French

Pierre is a French writer and dir­ect­or based in Ber­lin. He worked for years as a broad­cast TV dir­ect­or in Brus­sels. 

Pierre cur­rently devel­ops movies and series for France (Stu­dio Canal, Same Play­er, 24–25 films) and Ger­many (TV60, Net­work Movie). Pierre loves enter­tain­ing stor­ies that can explore the excit­ing secret parts of our world. He …

Viktoria So Hee Alz

Writer, German

Born in South Korea and raised in Ger­many, Vikt­or­ia received her Mas­ter of Arts in Theat­er & Film Stud­ies, Eng­lish Lit­er­at­ure and Musi­co­logy from the Uni­ver­sity of Cologne in 2011. In 2014, she gradu­ated in Film Screen­writ­ing from the ifs inter­na­tionale filmschule köln/School of Media, Music and Per­form­ance, Uni­ver­sity of Salford/School of Arts and Media, …

Alumni 2014

Cécile Kiegel

Producer, French

Cécile began her career in doc­u­ment­ary pro­duc­tion. She moved to fic­tion in 2007 in the artist­ic pro­duc­tion team of the soap Cinq Soeurs, broad­cast on the first pub­lic chan­nel in France. After ini­ti­at­ing the fic­tion devel­op­ment depart­ment at Mont­parnas­se Pro­duc­tions, she star­ted work­ing as a docu-fic­­tion & fic­tion pro­du­cer at Gedeon Pro­grammes in 2012.

Daniela Baumgärtl

Writer, German

Daniela stud­ied screen­writ­ing at the HFF Kon­rad Wolf film school in Pot­s­dam-Babels­berg and has worked as freel­ance scriptwriter since 2007. She has writ­ten and co-writ­ten fea­ture films, TV series and short films that have screened at fest­ivals (e.g. Ber­linale) and won prizes such as the First Steps Award (for Dígame – Tell me) and nom­in­a­tions …

David Robert

Writer, French

After a career as a film edit­or, Dav­id Robert has been gradu­ated from European Con­ser­vat­ory of Script Writ­ing (CEEA, Par­is). He wrote on TF1 series HPI, Coup de Foudre à Bangkok and Tomor­row is ours, and France Télé­vi­sions shows Ouija, Mari­anne, Look­ing for the Truth, Caïn and Chron­icles of the Sun. In 2020, he benefited …

Jana Burbach

Writer, German

Jana Burbach was born in 1985 in Munich and raised in Bonn, Lon­don, and Ber­lin. She now lives and works in Ber­lin as a script writer in Ger­man and Eng­lish. From 2004 to 2007, she com­pleted a BA in Clas­sics and Eng­lish at the Uni­ver­sity of Oxford and from 2009 to 2011 an MA in …

Jasper Marlow

Writer, British, Australian

Jasper Mar­low is an award-win­n­ing Aus­trali­an screen­writer and online pro­du­cer based in Ber­lin. His has writ­ten for shows such as Home and Away (South­ern Star) Fair City (RTE) and most recently Just Push Abuba (LUPA FILM/ZDF). He cur­rently has mul­tiple ori­gin­al pro­jects in devel­op­ment across Europe.

Katerina Gerothanasi

Writer, Greek

Kater­ina gradu­ated from Aris­totle Uni­ver­sity of Thes­saloniki, Depart­ment of Film Stud­ies (BA) and Uni­ver­sity of Salford, Manchester (MA in Screen­writ­ing). Since 2006 she has writ­ten and dir­ec­ted sev­er­al short films which trav­elled to fest­ivals and received awards, has par­ti­cip­ated in film work­shops and has writ­ten three fea­ture films, with a fourth one in pro­gress jointly …

Korbinian Hamberger

Writer, German

Mul­tiple years staff writer for award-win­n­ing TV series Dahoam is Dahoam; Hol­ly­wood exper­i­ence through the Pro­fes­sion­al Pro­gram in Pro­du­cing at Uni­ver­sity of Cali­for­nia (UCLA); Twice ProSiebenSat.1 pro­ject com­pet­i­tion win­ner out of over 800 com­pet­ing sub­mis­sions; 25,000 Euro script fund­ing from Mit­teldeutsche Medi­en­för­der­ung for a movie pro­ject; Flu­ent in Ger­man and Eng­lish; Book lov­er, sport enthu­si­ast …

Maja Pek

Producer, Croatian

Maja Pek worked for vari­ous inde­pend­ent pro­duc­tion com­pan­ies in Croa­tia as an AP, line pro­du­cer, script super­visor and exec­ut­ive pro­du­cer until 2009, when she co-foun­­ded Anti­tal­ent, a pro­duc­tion com­pany based in Zagreb. At Anti­tal­ent Maja works as devel­op­ment pro­du­cer and writer on films, TV series and TV formats. She has pro­duced three short films and …

Michaela Strnad

Writer, creative producer, Slovakian

Michaela stud­ied theatre dram­at­urgy at VŠMU (Slov­akia), DAMU (Czech Repub­lic) and scriptwrit­ing at UCLA (Los Angeles).  In 2014 Michaela moved to Ber­lin to be part of the Seri­al Eyes pro­gramme. She works as a freel­ance writer and cre­at­ive pro­du­cer and cur­rently has sev­er­al pro­jects in dif­fer­ent stages (3 fea­ture films in pro­duc­tion and 3 TV …

Nikolaus Schulz-Dornburg

Writer, German

After study­ing in the UK (BA Eng­lish Lit, Film & Theatre/Reading Uni­ver­sity and MA in Film/ TV production/ Bris­tol Uni­ver­sity) Nikolaus par­ti­cip­ated in sev­er­al theatre pro­duc­tions at the Schaus­piel­haus Zürich and the Bur­gtheat­er Vienna. From 2010 on he worked in script devel­op­ment at the Ber­­lin-based pro­duc­tion com­pany X Filme Cre­at­ive Pool GmbH before enrolling in …

Wiedeke Brünjes

Producer, German

Wiedeke always wanted to become a pro­du­cer. He star­ted as an intern at the Ger­man tel­en­ov­ela Rote Rosen and worked his way up to become Assist­ant Dir­ect­or. After attend­ing a pro­du­cing course at the Film­haus Babels­berg he worked for X‑Filme Cre­at­ive Pool in the line pro­duc­tion depart­ment.

Wiktor Piatkowski

Writer, producer, Polish

Wikt­or Piątkowski cre­ated and co-wrote HBO’s first ori­gin­al series pro­duced in Poland, Wataha and the first Pol­ish romantic com­edy pro­duced by Net­flix (Squared Love). Over the last 10 years he has worked as showrun­ner, head writer, screen­writer and pro­du­cer on vari­ous shows (crime series, soap opera, scrip­ted real­ity, sit­com – more than 600 hours of TV pro­duced) …

Alumni 2013

Alexander Lindh

Writer, German, Finnish, Swedish

Alex­an­der Lindh is half Ger­man, half Fin­­land-Swede. After a BA in cre­at­ive writ­ing, cul­tur­al and media stud­ies, Lindh began to work as a staff writer for the daily drama series Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten. In 2013 Lindh par­ti­cip­ated in the showrun­ner pro­gramme Seri­al Eyes at Deutsche Film- und Fernse­hakademie Ber­lin (DFFB)  and the Lon­don Film …

Alexandre Manneville

Writer, French

After gradu­at­ing from the l’ESAV film school, Alex­an­dre writes for many anim­ated series (Kaeloo for Canal+ – Kid­screen Award 2011) and serves as a head writer as well (Teen Crum­pets – Pul­cinella Award 2018). In 2016, he received devel­op­ment money from CNC for the mys­tery-per­i­od drama series Black Times, developed at Seri­al Eyes. He’s been …

Anna-Katharina Brehm

Producer, German

Anna Kath­ar­ina Brehm is a Ger­man pro­du­cer based in Munich. She is alumna of the Uni­ver­sity of Tele­vi­sion and Film Munich. With over 15 years of exper­i­ence in the film and TV industry she has worked in vari­ous pos­i­tions for broad­casters (ZDF) and pro­duc­tion com­pan­ies. As Con­tent and Pro­duc­tion Dir­ect­or at Seri­en­camp Con­fer­ence and Pro­gram­mer …

George Angelov

Writer, Bulgarian

Georgi is a Bul­gari­an writer/director. Pri­or to Seri­al Eyes, he cre­ated a teen drama series “ESCAPE” for the Bul­gari­an Nation­al Tele­vi­sion (still in devel­op­ment). RIght now he’s work­ing on vari­ous dif­fer­ent pro­jects at dif­fer­ents stages of devel­op­ment: a crime drama series, called “Black Files”, again for BNT, a fea­ture film called “FROM MUD”, and (at …

Heather Imani

Writer, British

Heath­er Imani has writ­ten for the BBC chil­dren’s tele­vi­sion series “The Dump­ing Ground”. She was co-writer of the fea­ture film “Milo”, which won awards at Gif­foni Film Fest­iv­al (Italy, 2012), Cinekid (Neth­er­lands, 2012), Olympia Inter­na­tion­al Film Fest­iv­al for Chil­dren and Young People (Greece, 2013), and three awards at the European Youth Film Fest­iv­al (Ant­werp, Bel­gi­um, …

Julia Széphelyi

Writer, Hungarian

Júlia Széphe­lyi gradu­ated from the Uni­ver­sity of Drama and Film in Bud­apest as a screen­writer. She has worked for vari­ous pro­duc­tion com­pan­ies, includ­ing AZT-Média and Easy Explain as a writer and cre­at­ive con­sult­ant, writ­ing com­mer­cials and short anim­a­tions. She developed web-series and a TV series concept for HBO as a co-author and writer.

Laurent Mercier

Writer, French

After gradu­at­ing from the European Con­ser­vat­ory of Script Writ­ing (Par­is) in 2010, Laurent worked as a writer on vari­ous French TV shows before attend­ing the first Seri­al Eyes pro­gramme in 2013–2014. Since then, he has worked for sev­er­al inter­na­tion­al cop­ro­duc­tions, such as Eden (2019, Arte, ARD)  or the upcom­ing mini-series Flight MH370 for Ban­i­jay and …

Ludovico Purgatori

Writer, director, Italian

Ludovico is an Itali­an-Ger­­­man writer and dir­ect­or. After gradu­at­ing from the Ger­man School of Rome, he worked as assist­ant dir­ect­or for films and series such as Gomor­rah, Sense8 and Sub­urra. For the past three years he has been work­ing as script advisor, assist­ant and Second Unit Dir­ect­or for Stefano Sol­lima on Soldado, Cam­pari (short film), …

Matthias Schmidt

Writer, director, German

After his gradu­ation from school Mat­thi­as worked in vari­ous jobs for film and TV pro­duc­tions and also made his own films, some of them with a nation­wide recep­tion. From 2004 to 2010 he stud­ied at the Baden-Wuerttem­berg Film Academy, receiv­ing a dip­loma for both a fea­ture length screen­play (as writer) and a half-hour short film …

Sabrina Amerell

Writer, German

Sab­rina has a back­ground in for­eign lan­guage trans­la­tion and inter­pret­ing (Eng­lish, Span­ish, Eco­nom­ics). Pri­or to Seri­al Eyes, she worked as a storyliner and script edit­or for an award-win­n­ing prime­time daily. Today, she is devel­op­ing and co-writ­ing mul­tiple TV formats for the Ger­man and inter­na­tion­al mar­ket and has won sev­er­al pres­ti­gi­ous grants. As co-founder of trans­form­Story, …

Sullivan Le Postec

Writer, French

For more than ten years, Sul­li­van Le Postec wrote about TV series as a journ­al­ist. He then began the trans­ition to become a TV writer him­self, pen­ning epis­odes for Derni­er Recours and TF1’s Falco. After gradu­at­ing from Seri­al Eyes, Sul­li­van cre­ated and wrote Les Engagés, a char­ac­ter drama pro­duced for France Télé­vi­sions digit­al series plat­form. …

Wiebke Mercier

Producer, German

Wieb­ke holds a MA in Pro­du­cing Film & TV from Bournemouth Uni­ver­sity. In the past she has worked for European inde­pend­ent pro­duc­tions in Ber­lin, Munich and Lon­don and as Coördin­at­or for the Drama Series Days at the Ber­linale Film Fest­iv­al. Cur­rently she is a pro­du­cer at Sony Pic­tures Film und Fernsehproduk­tion in Cologne.