Serial Eyes

“Serial Eyes is utterly unique, providing a crucial bridge between the best working methods in Europe and in Hollywood. It gives working writers and producers the tools they need to learn how to better collaborate and deliver world-class drama series. I’m very excited to be part of the programme.” Frank Spotnitz

Serial Eyes is the first postgraduate training programme for series writers with a focus on the European market. Over a period of eight months (September-May), twelve participants will deal intensively with the specific working methods of serial development and production. The aim of the training is to learn how to work together in the Writers’ Room and develop innovative fictional series formats.

The programme consists of seminars and practical workshops at the DFFB, the development of an individual series project and a group work as well as three excursions to London, Copenhagen and the Séries Mania Festival in Lille. The entire training takes place in English.

Participants will be taught by experts from the European and US television industry: established showrunners and head writers, producers and editors from various European television companies. The cost is €4,500 and covers participant fees as well as travel and accommodation costs in London, Stockholm and Lille.

The call for applications for Serial Eyes starts every year at the end of February and participants are selected by June, starting in September/October.

Serial Eyes is supported by the MEDIA Creative Europe Programme, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Vivendi/Canal+/Talent Unlimited, RTL, Sky Germany, Realfilm, Atlantique Productions, Makever and our partners Big Light Productions and The London Film School.