43:e festivalen 24 jan - 3 feb, 2020

TV Drama Vision

43:e festivalen
24 Jan -
3 Feb, 2020

Global trends shaping the industry and stories of tomorrow

Will the TV bubble burst due to audiences facing too many choices? How will we create sustainability in the industry as well as high quality drama in the years to come?

First, we’ll take a closer look at current global trends and with the help of some of the very best analysts and experts we hope to shed some light on the future together with the industry.

As always, we will showcase an extensive selection of new and upcoming series from the Nordics. Two inspiring days with more than 50 guests on stage, mixing business and creative talent, presenting close to 40 series, making TV Drama Vision the best networking opportunity in the Nordic region.

TV Drama Vision delegates list by Country January 13, 2020  

TV Drama Vision delegates list by Company January 13, 2020 


Opening Speaker: Vincent F. Hendricks

We are delighted to present this year’s opening speaker: Vincent F. Hendricks, Professor of formal philosophy at Copenhagen University and the Director of the Center for Information and Bubble Studies. Vincent will open TV Drama Vision with a speech focusing on filter bubbles, sustainability and the model of a liberal democracy. All these are undergoing rapid change and we will take part of his views on what this will mean for the film and TV industry. Presented in collaboration with Copenhagen Film Fund.

Facts and Insights: Guy Bisson on global drama trends

In a future-oriented session, leading market analyst Guy Bisson, Executive Director at Ampere Analysis, will give us the ten global trends that will shape the near future. After his key-note he will be interviewed on-stage by Johanna Koljonen, media analyst and author of the Göteborg Film Festival’s Nostradamus Report about the future of the screen industries. Additional speakers will be presented soon.

Meet Simone Emmelius & Frank Seyberth from ZDF

Meet Simone Emmelius, SVP International Fiction – Coproduction & Acquisition, and Frank Seyberth, Commissioner, Series and International Co-Productions, from ZDF at this year’s TV Drama Vision! In a changing environment, where Local is the new Global, Germany is a huge market for European drama series. Scandinavian drama is now competing with talent and success from other territories. Simone Emmelius and Frank Seyberth will tell us more about the German market and elaborate on their future plans.

What’s next from the Nordics?

Through work-in-progress sessions, cases studies and presentations of series in development, TV Drama Vision presents a wide overview of the most exciting new and upcoming series from the Nordics. Read more about the first projects announced for TV Drama Vision 2020 here

European Highlights

Each year at TV Drama Vision we leave the Nordics, head south and take a wider look across Europe. This year is no different and we have an exciting line-up of upcoming drama series to present. Read more about the first projects announced for TV Drama Vision 2020 here

Jury and Nominees for Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize announced

Five Nordic drama series – one each from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden– have been announced as nominees for the €20,000 Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize 2020, the award for outstanding writing of a Nordic drama series. Click here to read more

TV Drama Vision January 29 – 30, 2020
Venue: Stora Teatern, Kungsparken 1
Click here to register for TV Drama Vision 2020
Read more about how to book your hotel here

Preliminary schedule TV Drama Vision 2020

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 29, 10.00 – 16.30
08:30 – 10.00 Registration and coffee
10.00 – 12.15 Session 1
12.15 – 13.15 Break (60 minutes)
13.15 – 14.30 Session 2
14.30 – 15.00 Break (30 minutes)
15.00 – 16.30 Session 3
17.00 – 18.30 Chimney mingle
19.00 – 00.00 Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize dinner party, celebrating 30 years!

THURSDAY JANUARY 30, 09.00 – 16.45
09:00 – 10.30 Session 1
10.30 – 11.00 Break (30 minutes)
11.00 – 12.15 Session 2
12.15 – 13.45 Lunch break (90 minutes)
13.45 – 15.00 Session 3
15.00 – 15.30 Break (30 minutes)
15.30 – 16.45 Session 4




Looking back at the 2019 programme

Shaping Landscapes and Moving Mountains Welcome to TV Drama Vision 2019!

Redrawing the maps of the changing TV drama landscape and tracking the swift changes in the commissioners’ wish lists, is the main focus of this year’s TV Drama Vision. What stories and business models will shape the coming changes and cut through the noise to push the limits further?

What are the TV world’s disparate commissioners currently looking for? Which shows cut through the noise and impact audiences? How can creators build sustainable businesses while challenging themselves creatively? These are some of the challenges and questions. We are looking forward to two inspiring days with the talent and key executives who are creating today’s TV drama landscape. More than 60 guests will take the stage and close to 40 upcoming series will be presented making this the best networking opportunity in the region.

TV Drama Vision delegates (updated 2019-01-24) 

Watch filmed talks, seminars and masterclasses from TV Drama Vision 2019

Keynote interview: Sally Wainwright – big ideas in small towns
We are proud to present a keynote interview on stage with the multi award winning British television writer, producer and director Sally Wainwright, focusing on her career and the art of writing for television. In collaboration with SVT and MediaXChange.

Keynote interview: Jon Plowman on how to create good comedy and why we need less drama
Jon Plowman is a BAFTA winning RTS Fellow, legendary comedy producer and BBC executive responsible for shows like Absolutely Fabulous and The Office. In a keynote interview we look back at his 30-year career and try to find the secret behind producing a global comedy hit on TV. In collaboration with MediaXChange.

Netflix’s ambitions for the Nordic region: Lina Bronéus
Meet Netflix’s Lina Bronéus, Director of Co-Productions & Acquisitions, in a keynote talk about the growing importance of the international markets for Netflix and the company’s plans for the Nordics.

Spotlight on Italy: Nicola Serra from Palomar and Marco Chimenz from Cattleya
Italian drama is enjoying new levels of global interest as the wave of high end drama series travels the world and finds new audiences. We are delighted to welcome two of Italy’s top producers, Nicola Serra, Managing Director of Palomar and Marco Chimenz, Co-CEO of Cattleya to talk about their their upcoming slates and the trends in Italian drama.

New on the map: REInvent Studios
Meet Rikke Ennis, CEO, and Helene Aurø, Sales and Marketing Director, from Scandinavia’s new hot company REInvent Studios, and listen to talk them about their business concept, upcoming slate and view of the current market.

On the Horizon with the Region’s Finest
Gazing towards the horizon, we welcome key content players from the Nordics on stage to present new and upcoming series, the stories they are hoping to find and their plans for the future. This year we meet Katrine Vogelsang, Head of Fiction at TV2 Denmark, Ulf Synnerholm, Executive producer of scripted programming at TV4/CMORE, Ivar Köhn, Head of Drama at NRK, Hanne Palmqvist, Commissioning Editor at HBO, Fredrik Ljungberg, Programme Director at Viaplay, Christian Rank, Head of Drama at DR, Anna Croneman, Head of Programme Film & TV drama at SVT and Liselott Forsman, Executive Producer of International Projects at YLE Drama. We will also hosts a longer session with Laura Kuulasma, Acquisitions Executive from Elisa Viihde.

A European Outlook
Drama Series Days at the European Film Market presents the latest news on their upcoming edition, with Norway as the country in focus, CineLink Drama at Sarajevo Film Festival presents Anatomy of a Crime(Serbia), and Series Mania presents We Got This (Sweden). In our Spotlight on Italy we take a look at what’s coming out of Italy guided by our keynote guests Nicola Serra from Palomar and Marco Chimenz from Cattleya, and our Estonian neighbours present a case study of Pank as well as their series in development The Party.

Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize
Six new Nordic drama series compete for the NOK 200,000 Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize 2019. At TV Drama Vision we will meet our prestigious jury as well as the nominated screenwriters on stage to present their series and talk about the art of writing a successful drama.

The art of writing for Television – the leap from book to screenplay
Targeting the creative process of storytelling in episodic drama, we meet the acclaimed Swedish writers Malin Giolito Persson, Johannes Anyuru, Helena von Zweigberk for the first time entering the world of television after participating in SVT’s 12-month writing programme. In collaboration with SVT and MediaXChange.

From the Nordics to Europe to the World – a broadcaster’s point of view
In early 2018 Nordic pubcasters formed the alliance N12 within five Nordic countries with the aim to co-produce at least 12 drama series per year. Soon after German ZDF, Franceench Télévision and Italian RAI joined forces and formed The Alliance. What is changing in the European co-production market from a broadcaster’s’ point of view? Liselott Forsman is the Executive Producer of International Drama at YLE and the Head of Fiction Experts at EBU (The European Broadcasting Union).

Nostradamus @ TV Drama Vision: Streaming Shapes the Landscape
Change in the world of episodic drama is accelerating thanks to the global expansion of the mega platforms, shifting fortunes at public broadcasters, and local streaming services on the rise. At Nostradamus’ session during TV Drama Vision the report’s analyst and moderator Johanna Koljonen will  give us highlights from the Upcoming Nostradamus Report.

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