Zoeken nl
DateOctober 20 - November 15, 2020LocationOnline and on location (TBA)Costs€ 300, - excl. 21% VAT / incl. Accommodation costs to the Northern Film Festival *Deadline for registrationRegistration is closed.

Keep an eye on the website for updates to the program.

CREATED BY is a workshop on what it means to be a Showrunner. The workshop consists of a 6-day online event with case studies, panel discussions and master classes. And then a number of (live) meetings on location during 2 days, during the Northern Film Festival.

Created by is a collaboration between Netflix, AvroTros, New Noardic Wave, Het Netwerk Screenwriters, powered by FilmFoward.

Speakers during Created By (a.o): Chris Mack (Director Licensing Creative Talent Investment and Development of Netflix), Lina Brouneus (Director Licensing of Netflix), Neal Baer (ER, Law & Order SVU, Under The Dome, Designated Survivor), Jake Coburn (Gossip Girl, Arrow, Quantico), M-K Kennedy (Director Physical Production at Netflix), Leo de Wolff (Manager Post Production at Netflix), Gillian Mackie (Manager VFX at Netflix) en Mike Robin (Producer/Director Nip-Tuck, Major Crimes), Frans van Gestel en Laurette Schillings (Topkapi Films)

Workshop structure

Whether you call them showrunners or creators, this position is still a relatively new concept in the Netherlands. What exactly does a creator do and how do you manage a writer’s room, production team or an editor?

This workshop for writers and writer-directors allows you to further develop your skills to effectively safeguard the creative integrity of a series. During the workshop you will come into contact with experts from all over the world who will highlight both the similarities and differences between international and Dutch perspectives on various topics.

During 4 weeks you will learn about leading a writer’s cream; from production and post-production to delivery of the show. How do you organize agreement with the creative expectations of partners? What are the production parameters, ethical standards of fair practice, inclusiveness and diversity? And what does it mean to stay within budget and to deal with deadlines?

The workshop consists of different sessions, case studies and plenary master classes. The first three weeks (a 2 half days a week) are online. The selected participants are asked to watch different series before the start of the workshop and to send in a beat sheet of an episode. This will be used as material during a writer’s room session.

  • In the first week you will learn how to shape and pitch your ideas. With Chris Mack (Director Licensing Creative Talent Investment and Development of Netflix) and Lina Brouneus (Director Licensing of Netflix).
  • In the second week, you will learn how to set up, manage and maximize potency a writer’s room. With a. Neal Baer (ER, Law & Order SVU, Under The Dome, Designated Survivor) and Jake Coburn (Gossip Girl, Arrow, Quantico).
  • In the third week you will learn more about the budget, production and post-production process for a series. With M-K Kennedy (Director Physical Production at Netflix), Leo de Wolff (Manager Post Production at Netflix), Gillian Mackie (Manager VFX at Netflix) and Mike Robin (Producer / Director Nip-Tuck, Major Crimes).
  • In the fourth week, a live event will be organized at the Northern Film Festival in Leeuwarden, in collaboration with New Noardic Wave.

 

For whom?

The workshop is for writers and writer-directors, preferably with experience on (limited run) series, but this is not required.

The workshop is inclusive, striving for a diverse composition of talent.

Participants will be selected by an independent committee consisting of professionals from the field.
The workshop is private (only accessible to the selected participants). Part of the sessions will be accessible to the audience: keep an eye on the website for more information.

Partners and coaches

Powered by FilmForward
See the experts

Practical information

  • 4-week workshop:
    • Weeks 1-3 there are 2 online sessions per week of approximately half a day per session.
      Dates: October 20 & 22, October 27 & 28, November 3 & 5 (TBC)
      Most sessions are private for the selected participants.
      A number of sessions are public: keep an eye on the website for more information.
    • Week 4: 2 sessions on location during the Northern Film Festival in Leeuwarden
      Dates: November 11 – 15 (TBC)
  • 12 participants
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Time spent: preparation of 2 days + online workshop of 6 sessions of 4 hours per day + 2 days during the live event in week 4
  • The selection will be announced on September 21 and candidates will be informed
  • Candidates can be contacted for additional questions.

 

* The course is co-financed by the FilmFonds. You are therefore not eligible for a subsidy from the FilmFonds.

In special cases, a grant is available to help with the costs of the workshop. If you want to be considered for this, after submitting your online application, send us an email with motivation to info@filmforward.nl o.v.v. “Motivation Fair Created by, a Workshop”.

Questions? Mail to info@filmforward.nl stating ‘Created By’.

In association with:

Newsletter

Sign up for our newsletter:

Home