Zoeken nl
Date20, 22 October & 2, 4 November 2020 (evening program)LocationOnlineCosts€ 50, - incl. VATDeadline for registrationThe registration deadline is closed.

Created by – Open Sessions offers the possibility to attend the plenary sessions of the Created By workshop. These sessions consist of presentations, master classes and panel discussions, in which creators and other experts share their experiences and vision.

Director Licensing and Creative Talent Development Chris Mack explains how to pitch a series for Netflix and we talk with experts about the importance of inclusion and diversity for the audience reach of Dutch series. In the last two sessions, we delve deeper into the role of the creator for production and post-production such as budgeting for a series, supervising the editing, and working with VFX.

Click on the buttons below for the presentations of Chris mack and Leo de Wolff:

How to pitch – Chris Mack The Power of Post – Leo de Wolff

Sessions setup

Tuesday October 20: 19:00 – 22:00 (online session opens at 18:45)
Everything begins and ends with the story. During this first day, our participants will learn how to take the ideas for a series that are in their heads and put it on paper in a way that will clear to any potential buyer or fellow writer they want to hire for their writer’s room the emotional journey of their protagonists and what story they wish to tell. 

  • How to Pitch Your Series with Chris Mack, Director Licensing Creative Talent Investment and Development of Netflix

Thursday October 22: 19:30 – 21:00 (online session opens at 19:15)
Business imperative or moral imperative? A panel about inclusivity and diversity within the Dutch industry and in relation to future demographics.

  • Diversity and Inclusivity Panel with moderator Ashar Medina

Monday November 2: 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM (online session opens at 6:15 PM)
The Cost of your Imagination
Production is the constant negotiation between your imagination and reality.

  • Budget and the Cost of Words with Chris Mack, Director Licensing Creative Talent Investment and Development of Netflix
  • A Conversation and Q&A withMary-Kathryn “M-K” Kennedy, Director Physical Production (Netflix)
  • Principal Photography and Q&A with Mike Robin, Producer/Director Nip-Tuck, Major Crimes

Wednesday November 4: 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM (online session opens at 6:15 PM)
Netflix executives will take us through the process and the role of editors, sound designers and VFX artists during the writing process, up until post-production and delivery.

  • Post-Production and Q&A withLeo Wolff, Post Production Manager Netflix
  • VFX and Q&A with Gillian Mackie, Manager VFX Netflix

For whom

For anyone interested in writing or producing limited episodic series.


This workshop has been made in collaboration with Netflix, Network Screenwriters, AvroTros, New Noardic Wave, Noordelijk Film Festival and powered by FilmForward.

Practical information

Important: We allow each participant individually to the online environment. So be well on time and come online 15 minutes before the start of each session.

Create an Eventbrite account and click the sign up button to buy a ticket. Once you have paid, you will receive an email confirmation containing the link to the event.

The sessions are in English and streamed live online.

There are a limited number of places available, which will be awarded by first come first serve. Your registration is only confirmed when the payment has been completed and you have received an email from Evenbrite.

Created by – Open Sessions is part of the Created by workshop.

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