Serial Eyes in Copenhagen

In Novem­ber the Seri­al Eyes group vis­ited Copen­ha­gen. Our jour­ney into the inspir­ing world of Dan­ish and Scand­inavi­an series star­ted at com­mer­cial chan­nel TV2 where our par­ti­cipants met with the com­mis­sion­ing edit­ors. Then former DR pro­du­cer Sven Clausen provided a his­tor­ic­al over­view of the seri­al revolu­tion in Dan­ish TV and dis­cussed the devel­op­ment and pro­duc­tion pro­cess of the new TV2-ARTE co-pro­duc­tion, DNA. Fol­low­ing that, Miso Film pro­du­cer Chris­ti­an Potalivo provided an insight into the cre­ation of the first Dan­ish Net­flix-show, The Rain. On our final day Mal­in Nevander, Head of Devel­op­ment at SVT, vis­ited us from Stock­holm and gave us an in-depth look at the inner work­ings of the Swedish fic­tion depart­ment. Last but not least, Isa­belle Péchou from Rein­vent Stu­di­os provided us with a com­pre­hens­ive over­view of com­pan­ies and busi­ness mod­els present in Scand­inavi­an land­scapes. All in all, our trip again provided an excel­lent oppor­tun­ity to get to know more closely one of the most inter­est­ing scrip­ted TV indus­tries in Europe.