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European Showrunner Think Tank I at Series Mania Forum 2022
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European Showrunner 2022: Think Tank I

Showrunning: A European Approach

THINK TANK I - Showrunning: A European Approach

Wednesday, March 23, 2022, from 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm, at Series Mania, Lille

In Europe, the definition of a showrunner is not fixed, but differs not only from country to country, but also from production to production. This lack of clarity often causes confusion and frustration for the various parties involved. This panel aims to shed light on the current situation for showrunners and writer/producers in the European series market, focusing on the opportunities and challenges this new approach implies.


  • Jeppe Gjervig Gram | writer and showrunner (»Borgen«, »Follow the Money«), and Head of Programme of the European Showrunner Programme, Denmark
  • Annette Hess | writer and showrunner (»We Children from Bahnhof Zoo«, »Ku’damm 56/59/63«), Germany
  • Frank Spotnitz | CEO Big Light Productions, showrunner, writer and executive producer (»Leonardo«, »Medici«, »The X-Files«, »The Man in the High Castle«), USA/UK/France

Moderator: Marie Roussin | writer and showrunner (»Lupin«, »Mixte«), France

Please watch the recording of the Think Tank below.

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