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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: …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Marlene Melchior

Writer, British, German

Mar­lene Mel­chi­or grew up all over the place before find­ing a home in the tran­si­ence of Ber­lin, where she com­pleted her M.A in Lit­er­at­ure at the Freie Uni­versität. Dur­ing her stud­ies Mar­lene cofoun­ded her own video pro­duc­tion com­pany, Milk It Films, and haphaz­ardly trained as a clas­sic­al clown. Mar­lene wrote and dir­ec­ted Big­heads an award …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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