Game of Thrones, The Handmaid’s Tale or Babylon Berlin – 75 per cent of viewers admit to “binge-watching” TV series on streaming platforms. We are observing the golden age of the TV series – and a renaissance of literary adaption.
Using WEST OF LIBERTY, a thriller based on the first novel of Thomas Engströms series about the former Stasi agent Ludwig Licht (which is played by Wotan Wilke Möhring), we will take an exclusive look behind the scene of the production of a series based on a book. The series explores the harsh realities of today’s international political landscape and was produced during early 2018 as an international TV series by, among others, German ZDF Network Movie and Swedish Anagram. International distribution is handled by British ITV.
Before, it was selected for “Books at Berlinale”, a pitching and networking event where the Berlinale Co-Production Market in cooperation with the Frankfurt Book Fair bring producers together with publishers and literary agents to collaborate on adapting novels for the screen.
This session is presented in collaboration with the Berlinale Co-Production Market.
- Gunnar Carlsson, Director Content & Development, Anagram Sverige AB, Schweden
- Bettina Wente, Producer, Network Movie/ZDF, Germany
- Donna Sharpe, Co-writer “West of Liberty”
- Maren Arzt, Fiction Editor C. Bertelsmann (Verlagsgruppe Random House)
Moderation: Signe Zeilich-Jensen
This event is a part of the Networking day “A BOOK IS A FILM IS A GAME”
Registration required à https://www.xing-events.com/abookisafilm.html