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“It started out as a rock’n’roll rewrite…”: Serial Eyes Interview with Alumni Jana Burbach and Nikolaus Schulz-Dornburg

The new ARD primetime show Die Heiland—Wir sind Anwalt about a blind lawyer and her assistant is currently airing on Tuesdays at 8:15 pm. The Serial Eyes participants of 2018/19 interviewed the head writer Jana Burbach and staff writer Niko Schulz-Dornburg (SE 2014/15) about the making of the show. Q: How did Die Heiland come …

Season Six – It’s On!

On 3 September 2018 the sixth edition of Serial Eyes kicked off under a Berlin late summer sky. Since then, the twelve participants from Germany, UK, Italy, Macedonia, Russia, France and Sweden have experienced quite a lot already: brainstorming and idea-generating sessions for the individual projects with tutors Donna Sharpe, Nicola Lusuardi and Cyril Tysz. …

Let’s Talk Series! @ DIRTY MARTINI BERLINALE PARTY 2018

It was a very intense time for our participants: screenings, panels, meetings and parties (and that pilot outline deadline) … the Serial Eyes participants attended the fourth Berlinale Drama Series Days at the Zoo Palast Berlin. Serial Eyes core tutor Frank Spotnitz and Israeli writer-director Keren Margalit inaugurated the three-day programme, which encompassed market screenings, …

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 …