Unique: Germany̵7;s Top Screenplay Conference Seriencamp is heading to a new home in Cologne this summer, and its line-up is coming together.
The three-day event will take place between June 14-16 at Sinenova in Cologne’s Ehrenfeld district, marking a return to a fully physical presence after a hiatus in 2022 and a hybrid event in 2021. Deadline has signed on as the official media of the event, will be participants and will be hosting and covering panels and keynotes on the ground.
Among those appearing in the event’s Story Exchange Project Market will be Paramount+, Prime Video and Amazon Studios, and Apple TV+. German networks ZDF, Sky Deutschland, RTL, Arte and ServusTV will also participate in the marketplace, in which decision makers from leading international companies speak with producers, writers and creators. The focus is on collaboration and co-production.
ZDF, Paramount+, Prime Video, Sky, ZDFneo and ARD are also expected to air the first look at the German series in production. Leading manufacturers such as UFA Fiction, Wiedemann & Berg and Gaumont will present.
European Commissioning Club alliance – including ZDF, France Télévisions and Rai – will introduce new strategies and projects and another major European network collaboration will be unveiled for the first time.
Others appearing on keynotes and panels include veteran Doc Maker Mark Simmerling, who will lead a masterclass on the intersection of the mechanics of storytelling between docs, fiction, and audio. Sterling is best known for the seminal HBO doc the wretched And capture freedmen But more recently podcasts have been creating docu series, such as Apple’s 1993 World Trade Center Bombing pod Operation: Tradeboom,
Jean-François Asselin and Jacques Drolet, the duo behind the French-Canadian sci-fi series plan b, will also be in the headlines. several international versions of plan b currently working with One for the English-Canadian public network CBCAs we told you for the first time in June last year.
Elsewhere, Neil Krishnan and Anna Phelan of podcast company Novell will discuss collaboration opportunities with TV series producers. ZDF Studios VP, Drama Robert Franke will share thoughts on the role of AI in the series; Frank Tonsman from WDR and Helen Perkey from producer JohnnyDepony discuss their sci-fi tailoring arcadia, And George Gottel and Benjamin Munz will be in talks to make the genre series.
Seriencamp will also host a variety of interactive workshops to bring together industry professionals with experts from other fields.
“We are thrilled to celebrate the first edition of the Cerienkamp conference in Cologne,” said founding trio Malko Solf, Simone Schellmann and Gerhard Maier.
“Over the past few months, we have worked tirelessly to create an exciting program that will fuel insight, inspiration and discussions, and cement the SerieCamp conference as a must-attend event for European industry professionals,” Program said Maier, program director of
Alongside the conference will be the Serienkamp Festival, a free-to-attend event that highlights serial storytelling from around the world. Around 35 new series will be shown in collaboration with the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, the Staatskanzlei NRW and Prime Video. Attendees will also have access to panel discussions and workshops.
The Seriencamp conference is organized in cooperation with the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, the Staatskanzlei NRW and the ZDF studio.