6 Highlights From TV Beats!

In a few days, TV Beats, the newest addition to the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event is about to kick-off! During November 25-26, TV Beats Forum powered by Elisa offers discussion panels, keynote interviews, presentations and workshops, as well as crossmatching events with other Industry@Tallinn activities. But what are the must-see fireside chats, case studies and lectures at TV Beats programme you can’t miss?

Case study: ALL THE SINS

A deep dive into the making of Finnish crime drama series All The Sins, co-created and directed by Mika Ronkainen. We follow the project from pitch to screen, including what the plans are for season two. Kristian Taska (Producer, Taska Film), Ilkka Matila (Producer, MRP Matila Rohr Productions), Laura Kuulasmaa (Executive Producer for Original Programming, Elisa Corporation) and Merja Aakko (Scriptwriter) will shed light “behind-the-scenes” of All the Sins.

Benjamin Harris’s workshop for scriptwriters

During the TV Beats Lecture, Ben Harris introduces and explains a Writers Room – how does it work, what are the different kinds of Writers Room and what kind of models could work in the Baltic region?

Ben Harris is the Creator, Writer and Executive Producer of new Netflix original series Young Wallander. Based on Henning Mankell’s iconic books, the 6-part serialised story focuses on the formative experiences – professional and personal – faced by Kurt Wallander as a recently graduated police officer in his early twenties, in contemporary society. Before Wallander, Ben was Writer and Executive Producer of Devils, a 10-part financial thriller based on a novel by Guido Maria Brera, starring Patrick Dempsey and Alessandro Borghi, for Sky Italy.

Register for the lecture here

Fireside chat: ICELAND HEATS UP

The tiny nation of Iceland punches above its weight in the creative industries, and TV drama is the latest sector to see an international boom. Kristinn Thordarson David Oskar Olafsson from leading Icelandic production services company Truenorth discuss the changes in local TV production and co-production and offers a case study of the first Icelandic Netflix Original series, The Valhalla Murders, which will launch in January.

Case study: Chernobyl

The groundbreaking HBO series Chernobyl has put Lithuania on the map in a new way. Lineta Miseikyte, the Lithuanian producer of the award-winning show, shares her experience and lessons learned from this international co-production.

Lecture: Exploring TV Drama Financing Models

At the TV Beats Lecture Marike Muselaers (Co-Ceo Lumiere Group) will explain and case study financing possibilities in the region: different funds, cash rebate programmes, the prerequisites for different funds, co-production, commissions.

Register to the lecture here

Case study: CALL CENTER

Join the exclusive sneak-peak of the TV3 and Premier Studios drama series Call Center, where the creators Natalya Merkulova (Writer and Director), Alexey Chupov (Writer and Director) talk about creating content specifically for the Russian VOD market.

Check out the full programme and schedule of TV Beats!