Our journey as Europe’s first and premier postgraduate education program in serial storytelling
started 10 years ago at the DFFB with a handful of partners who wanted to change the way writers
are educated in serial writing! 10 eye-mazing years with top-class, renowned lecturers and almost
120 successful alumni who have put their screenwriting skills to the next level – and have gone their
way in serial storytelling.
A lot has happened over the last 10 years. We have taken further steps to secure the program’s
successful future: we appointed Katrin Merkel as Head of Studies, are in the middle of securing new
industry partners and have a new advisory board that helps to provide institutional knowledge and
assists in assuring the high standard of quality of Serial Eyes.
The board works closely with Katrin Merkel to strategically foster the growth of Serial Eyes and
consists of Jana Burbach (Serial Eyes Alumna 2014/15, Writer –Tribes of Europa, Breaking Even),
Nathalie Perus (General Manager/Atlantique Productions), Frank Spotnitz (CEO/Big Light
Productions, Writer and Producer – The X Files, Leonardo), and Klaus Zimmermann (Managing
Director/Dynamic Television, Producer –Borgia, Drops of God).
Our mission has remained the same for 10 years: Prepare the next generation of European TV
writers to take the next step in their career as writers, teach them how to use the Writers’ Room
system and collaborate to make each script the best possible version.
Here’s to the next decade of shaping the future of series writing!
- If you want to be a part of it, the application call for the 11th edition of Serial Eyes that starts in
September 2023 is open until May 8th. You find more information here: https://serial-eyes.com/admissions/
- For an overview of our tutors and partners visit https://serial-eyes.com/faculty/
- We are very proud of all our alumni – for an overview click https://serial-eyes.com/alumni/