An Appeal Case study: WEST OF LIBERTY

SERIES OF SUCCESS: THE RISE OF THE SERIES BASED ON BOOKS


THE ARTS+ SALON 11. October 2018 13:30 - 14:15

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BETTINA WENTE
GUNNAR CARLSSON
DONNA SHARPE
MAREN ARZT
JOAKIM HANSSON
SIGNE ZEILICH-JENSEN

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.

SPEAKERS:

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

 

 

 

 

Der “West of Liberty”-Cast: (v.l.) Lars Eidinger, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Michelle Meadows Matthew Marsh.
© Anagram SE / Network Movie / Frédéric Batier

“West of Liberty”: Wotan Wilke Möhring spielt den Doppelagenten Ludwig Licht. © Anagram SE / Network Movie / Carolina Romare