SERIAL EYES is now accepting applications for the new class of 2017-2018.
SERIAL EYES prepares the next generation of European TV writer-producers to bring high-end, serialized storytelling to the television screen. In small classes taught in English by top industry professionals, twelve participants from all across Europe learn to develop, write and produce serial productions independently and as a part of a team, with a focus on engaging specific audiences.
Core of the SERIAL EYES programme is the writers’ room experience that trains participants to work as a group and to design a European model of showrunning.
Teaching staff include international showrunners such as Frank Spotnitz (The Man in the High Castle, Ransom), creative producers as well as commissioning editors and executive producers from major television broadcasters, such as SKY, HBO Europe and CANAL+, RTL, DR, TV2 Denmark, NRK, YLE, ITV and BBC.
SERIAL EYES classes are taught at the DFFB in Berlin with two additional workshops offered at the London Film School and The National Film School of Denmark.
Big Light Productions, headed by Frank Spotnitz, currently offers a three-month, paid TV writing apprenticeship for one selected SERIAL EYES participant in London at the conclusion of the programme.
Programme runs from September 2017 through May 2018. Participants must be available full-time for the entire period.
Official deadline (including scholarship applications): 1 March 2017
Late deadline: 1 April 2017